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Episode 8 – It Belongs in a Museum! Lost Films



Joined by special guest, Robert Jenner of The Fan Film Boyz podcast, this episode is something a little different. We take a look at the weird and wild history of lost film, covering everything from a movie so terrible that Jerry Lewis took it to his grave, to that time Batman fought Dracula, and maybe a movie that never even existed….at least, not in this parallel universe.


Episode 7 – The Lamb, The Thief, and The Judges



The Ghent Altarpiece, or the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, is one of the most important pieces of Renaissance art–which is probably why it’s also known as the most frequently stolen painting of all time. In 1931 the most beguiling portion of it went missing for good, and what followed was an eighty-year caper involving Nazis, psychics, and stolen cheese.

Music in this episode provided by Musopen, the open source, public domain, classical music databse.

Fantasie op. 16. Composed by César Franck Franck, Performed by Michael Schopen

Prelude, Choral et Fugue Composed by César Franck, Performed by Mehmet K. Okonsor

Sonata for Cello and Piano, Composed by César Franck, Performed by Paul Pitman, Bang-Eun Lee


Episode 6 – Beyond Balram’s Door



India’s Padmanabhaswamy Temple is the wealthiest religious institution in the world, with chambers of riches worth trillions. The temple is also known for its secrecy, most of which surrounds the sealed vault in the inner sanctum. The means of opening the vault are lost, and any attempts to force entry are prophesied to bring cataclysm on a global scale. What’s beyond the forbidden door?

Music by Kevin Macleod and Derek Fiecther, with recordings of traditional Hindu mantras.


Episode 5 – The Ballad of Lasseter’s Gold



In 1931, a mysterious gentleman named Harold Bell Lasseter convinced the Australian Worker’s union to mount an expedition into the continent’s interior. Their goal was to survey a vein of gold, nearly seven miles long. After the quest ended in disaster, all that remained of Lasseter’s reef was a whole lot of doubt, rumors, and speculation. Who really was H.B. Lasseter? Did his fabled gold even exist? And more importantly, how many Kylie Minogue lyrics can I fit into a single episode?

Theme be Devin. Background music from Purple Planet and Derek Fiechter.

Cattails – Thatched Villagers by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Waltzing Matilda – Composed by Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson, Performed by Andre Rieu

Episode 4 – The Rule of the Rain Queens



The Rain Queens were the last women-ruled monarchy in all of Africa, and were said to wield the power over the weather. Since the 1800s, they presided over their territory in South Africa, until their last queen, Mokobo Constance Modjadji  VI, died under mysterious circumstances. What befell Modjadji VI? And will the title of The Rain Queen ever be restored?

Theme by Devin. Music from Derek Fiechter, Purple Planet, and Kevin MacLeod. “Shosholoza” performed by the Drakensberg Boys Choir.


Episode 3 – Million Dollar Decoy



Imagine finding a lost treasure…only to lose it again. Such was the case in the 1960s, when a diver named Teddy Tucker discovered a golden, emerald-studded cross in a 15th century shipwreck, and donated the relic to Bermuda’s national aquarium. When it came time to move the cross to a new exhibit, Tucker went to examine the artifact and discovered that something was amiss….

Theme by Devin. General Music from PurplePlanet and Derek Fiechter

Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Memories of the Alhambra) Composed by Francisco Tárrega

Nocturne oublièe in C. Composed by Chopin and performed by Markus Staab

Cool Vibes – Film Noire and Covert Affair by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Episode 2 – Mandate of Heaven



For over a thousand years, whoever held the Heirloom Seal of the Realm, held the power over the nation of China. The dynastic Emperors used the jade seal to enact the laws that would shape Chinese history for generations–and many died by its decree. Did the Imperial Seal vanish with the dynasties? Was it stolen during revolt? Or does someone–knowingly or unknowingly–have it in their private collection?

Music in this episode comes from several brilliant artists via YouTube, including Derek Fiechter, Teresa Tan, and Jess D.

Title theme by Devin. Connect with Relic at: @LostTreasurePod


Episode 1 – Shattered Amber



The Amber Room was once considered the eighth wonder of the world, and a symbol of peace between two of Europe’s most powerful nations. A priceless chamber of wall-to-wall amber mosaics, furniture, and ornaments, it adorned a Russian palace for 300 years until the Nazis came along and ruined everything. Typical Nazis. Who was really responsible for the disappearance of the Amber Room, and is it still out there…waiting to be uncovered?

Theme song composed by Devin. All music in this episode is in the public domain and protected by common use law. Many of these tracks can be found on Musopen. Attributions are as follows:

Siegfried’s Funeral March – Composed by Richard Wagner and Performed by the United States Marine Band

Russian Easter Festival Overture, Op. 36 – Composed by Beethoven and Performed by the Czech National Symphony Orchestra

Swan Lake Op.20 – Act I Intro – Composed by Tchaikovsky

Bolero – Composed by Maurice Ravel and Performed by Andre Rieu

The Planets, Op. 32 – I. Mars, the Bringer of War – Composed by Gustav Holst

Sentimental Waltz – Composed by Tchaikovsky

Nocturne in C – Composed by Chopin, performed by Diana Hughes

Different themes for piano and flute – IV. Russian air – Composed by Beethoven

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