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Episode 44 – How Sad, How Lovely



The definition of treasure is sometimes broad. In this episode we examine three lost “treasures”, three musicians who were not recognized in their time, and tragically vanished into the night. What happened to Connie Converse, Richey Edwards, and Q Lazzarus? 

Out of respect for the artists involved in this story, no ambient music will appear in this episode. Listeners are encouraged to go online and listen to the recommended playlist found in the description. 

This episode features content that some listeners may find emotionally distressing. If you or someone you know are experiencing suicidal thoughts, there is a place to get help. For American listeners, call:1-800-273-8255.  For Australian listeners, call 13 11 14

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Playlist : https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5WFPjqz25X7Ifk4K8PCfrp?si=_a4MeMMfQXeCkrOPsYZxrw


Episode 40 – The Curious Village



Rennes-le-Château was just another quiet village in the shadow of the Pyrenees, until one day when a mysterious priest showed up in town with a seemingly endless surplus of cash. Vanishing just as quickly as he arrived, Father Saunier left his parishioners with only suspicion and questions. When a failed writer moved into his crumbling estate, he discovered something shocking about the priest’s “fortune”–and kicked off three decades of bizarre speculation, conspiracy theory, and one of the best selling novels of the 2000’s. What is the treasure of Rennes-le-Château?

Music by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com)
License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

Music by Peritune https://soundcloud.com/sei_peridot


Episode 35 – Relic Down Under: The Mystery of the Min Min Lights



We’re back, folks! Sarah from Good Nightmare joins me on the first of several mid-season episodes on Australian mysteries. Strange lights in the outback have been reported since before the arrival of white settlers. Are the Min Min Lights a natural phenomena, or something paranormal?

While you wait for Relic to come back, you can hear me Thursdays on Sydney’s community radio station 2ser 107.3 where I produce and co-produce the segments: Vegemite Pizza and Five-Minute Mysteries.

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Episode 27 – Empty Frames



In 1990, two individuals dressed as police officers entered the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston and altered the course of the art world forever. One of the most audacious crimes ever committed kicks off Relic’s Season 2, the arc of which will focus on heists, deception, the paranormal, and the occult.

All music from Purple Planet and Kevin MacLeod
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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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 21 – The Highest Grave



Due to some scheduling conflicts, we had to switch some things up a bit for this episode. But never fear! You (and by that I mean the audience) got to vote on a shorter episode for this week. And you all chose…the mysteries behind the dead bodies left behind on Mount Everest? Oh boy…

Since the 1920s, Mt. Everest has stood as a metaphor for surmounting all odds. But over the years, experienced adventurers have lost their lives on this formidable mountain. This “treasure-lite” episode explores a few mysteries, including the doomed Mallory/Irvine expedition, which may have pre-dated the famous Norgay/Hillary achievement by several decades.


Episode 12 – Curse of the Inca



Since the Spanish age of conquest, the inhabitants near the Llanganates region of Ecuador have feared the stories surrounding a massive cache of priceless artifacts hidden somewhere in the mountains. The treasure of the last Incan King carries an especially deadly curse, and those who go looking for it end up vanishing into the jungle or dying…in eerily similar circumstances.

Music by Derek and Brandon Fiechter. Seriously, check their channels out.

And if the true events included in this episode’s final sequence intrigue you, I highly recommend the Thinking Sideways Podcast’s episode that covers this mystery in greater detail.


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.