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Episode 17 – The Italians Who Stole Christmas

The second holiday special! Saint Nicholas is one of Catholicism’s most honored Saints, a figure who would go on to inspire the folkloric character known as Santa Claus. But this Saint did not enjoy a peaceful rest in death. In 1087, an ambitious cabal of Italian sailors decided to rob his tomb in a get-rich-quick controversy that, 1,000 years later, remains unresolved. Merry Christmas!

Music by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Episode 10 – City of Black Sails

For all of the lore surrounding history’s legendary pirates, not much is known about their lives on land. According to the same book that first introduced the world to pirate mythology, a chance encounter at sea led to the establishment of a democratic pirate republic in a hidden cove off the Madagascar coast. When a team of pirate captains pulled off the biggest heist in the golden age of piracy, it was said that they took refuge here. To this day, the treasure of the Gunsway Heist and the pirate hideaway of Libertalia has never been found.

Music by Derek Fiechter. Sample from Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy.”

Research shout-out to Henry Louis Gates Jr.

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/)