Full interview with Dom on the life and lies of King John.
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English history is full of notorious monarchs, but few are as hotly debated as King John, a man remembered as both the villain of Robin Hood and signer of Magna Carta. Lesser known is the treasure that King John lost at the end of his reign, a bounty that included the original crown jewels. With insight from our guest narrator, Dom from the U.K., we look into just what happened to King John’s treasure, and whether or not “Bad” King John deserved his epithet.
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.
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
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?
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.
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?
Two minutes of cut content from “Million Dollar Decoy” that didn’t really fit into the narration anymore. A quick origin story for the British colony of Bermuda, graveyard of ships.
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
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?
Title theme by Devin. Connect with Relic at: @LostTreasurePod
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
New York City, 2017 – An effeminate but courageous adventurer sets off to produce a daring podcast chronicling the lost treasures of history. This 10 minute prologue is the “why” of Relic. If you want to get to the real meat of the show, skippers can jump to Episode 1. I won’t judge you.