During World War II, the Japanese amassed their hoard of stolen wealth primarily on the Philippine island of Luzon. After the war, rumors began to emerge that a general by the name of Tomoyuki Yamashita had buried most of the loot in unspecified locations. For many years, this was nothing more than an urban legend…until a local man named Rogelio Roxas supposedly uncovered a cache of gold in an abandoned tunnel. This was when things got weird…
Monthly Archives: April 2018
Joined by Courtney of The Cult of Domesticity podcast, we examine the exciting lives of three of history’s most awesome (but sadly not always recognized) adventuresses: Bessie Coleman, the first African American and American Indian aviatrix; Lady Hesther Stanhope, the first female archaeologist; and Nelly Bly, who tried to beat Jules Verne at his own game.
Content Warning: A short, non-descriptive mention of a sexual assault in a historical context.
Because of the efforts of scribes and scholars, we are still able to take a look into the past and know where we came from. But for all of the books that changed history, there are countless others that held knowledge now lost to the ages. Such tomes included: inventions that question what we thought we know of ancient civilization, the true story behind one of the most notorious poets who ever lived, and even a book that shaped the English langage…a book that may have never even existed in the first place! In this episode, Relic and the crew of the Frankenpod examine a few famous titles that you’ll never get to read.
Background music by Derek Fiechter
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