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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