Ghost ships, lost cities, unsolved crimes and mysteries, ancient mythology, dissapeared explorers - if it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope.
History has always been fascinating, but more fascinating than what we know is what we don’t; in this podcast Ashleigh Stiles looks into famous and obscure episodes of folklore, unexplained circumstances, and unsolved mysteries from around the world and throughout time.
Taking a modern lens to these ancient puzzles, she uses all the evidence and findings to try and piece together what really happened, or as close a picture as we can get, to both entertain the listener, and inspire interest in these lesser-known chapters of the human experience. So sit back and listen along, and join us in pondering the great unsolved questions of history.
EPISODE 23: ALL THAT GLITTERS (PART 1)
Welcome to the two-parter...
We all love a good Western - Sergio Leone’s ‘no name’ trilogy propelled Clint Eastwood to new stardom, and Tarantino’s modern adaptations make great films.
But what’s at the centre of any good Western?
Old weathered prospectors panning the rivers and traversing deserts for it, desperados and gunslingers duelling over sacks of it, bank robbers carrying it off in big bars... you’d be surprised how far people really went to find it.
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