Tag Archives: Gold

Episode 53 – The Dreams of Solomon

For over 2,000 years, treasure hunters the world over have searched for the legendary gold mines of the Biblical King Solomon. Leads were few and far between, until an adventure novel spawned a renewed interest in the missing mines, with a focus on several possible locations in Ethiopia. Is there any basis to the story at all, or were a series of unrelated treasures merely conflated with the Biblical legend?


Trouble With Tribals by Kevin MacLeod
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Adding The Sun by Kevin MacLeod
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Desert City by Kevin MacLeod
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Firebrand by Kevin MacLeod
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Bumba Crossing by Kevin MacLeod
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Artifact by Kevin MacLeod
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Accralate by Kevin MacLeod
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Infados by Kevin MacLeod
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River Fire by Kevin MacLeod
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Temple of the Manes by Kevin MacLeod
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Return of the Mummy by Kevin MacLeod
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Mystery Bazaar by Kevin MacLeod
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Episode 43 – A Cure for Death

During the Age of Exploration (Colonization), the Spanish invaded the “New World”, in search of gold and spices. But the conquest was also driven by more outlandish desires: for hundreds of years, legends told of a mysterious spring of eternal life that always existed just outside the margins of the known world. And in the early 1500s, conquistador Ponce De Leon went off in search for it…or did he?



Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Music by Purple Planet

Episode 32 – Legend of the Lost Dutchman’s Mine

The Superstition Mountains of Arizona have inspired many tall tales of the American Southwest, but none more intricate and longlasting the Lost Dutchman’s Mine. Wrapped up in a tangled web of greed, colonization, and mysterious deaths, the missing mine may have multiple origins. But one thing is for certain: those who go looking for the lost gold often don’t come back at all…

Podcast preview for Perhaps It’s You at the top of the episode, and preview for Into the Portal following the bloopers reel (there were a lot this episode….)

Music by Derek Fiechter and Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 24 – Yamashita’s Gold

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…

Music from: Derek Fiechter. MusOpen. And Kevin Macleod

Episode 5 – The Ballad of Lasseter’s Gold

In 1931, a gentleman named Harold Bell Lasseter informed the Australian Worker’s union that he’d discovered a seven-miles-long vein of gold in the outback. An expedition was mounted to survey what was possibly one of the largest gold finds in history. But after the quest ended in disaster, the truth behind Lasseter’s Reef remains questionable. Who was Harold Lasseter? Did his reef exist?

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State of New South Wales Fire Service
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Background music “Uluru” from Purple Planet,

Music from https://filmmusic.io
“Artifact”, “Goldrush,” “Infados,” “Ritual,”  by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
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