22 episodes

In 1931 On a night cold enough to freeze your bones, a larger than life prospector, in search of a legendary lost gold mine in the wilderness of British Columbia, disappears without a trace. Known for his solid gold teeth and team of black stallions, he was a force of nature. So was he murdered? Did he fake his own death? Or was he the latest victim of a curse?
40 years earlier Slumach was accused of murder and from the gallows it is said that set a curse on anyone who searched for his hidden gold mine just before he was hanged. Since then many have sought his fortune and have met their demise.
Deadman’s Curse: Volcanic Gold is a historical mystery podcast hosted by Kru Williams from History Television's hit original series Deadman's Curse: The Legend of the Lost Gold. Join Kru and the rest of the team from Deadman’s Curse, along with historians and experts as they investigate the life and disappearance of legendary prospector Volcanic Brown, and in doing so, retrace the steps of fortune-seekers through the 20th century who went looking for a motherlode worth billions… and never came back. It’s a gold-fevered expedition through time itself and straight into the heart…of a curse.

Deadman's Curse: Volcanic Gold Curiouscast

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    • 4.1 • 25 Ratings

In 1931 On a night cold enough to freeze your bones, a larger than life prospector, in search of a legendary lost gold mine in the wilderness of British Columbia, disappears without a trace. Known for his solid gold teeth and team of black stallions, he was a force of nature. So was he murdered? Did he fake his own death? Or was he the latest victim of a curse?
40 years earlier Slumach was accused of murder and from the gallows it is said that set a curse on anyone who searched for his hidden gold mine just before he was hanged. Since then many have sought his fortune and have met their demise.
Deadman’s Curse: Volcanic Gold is a historical mystery podcast hosted by Kru Williams from History Television's hit original series Deadman's Curse: The Legend of the Lost Gold. Join Kru and the rest of the team from Deadman’s Curse, along with historians and experts as they investigate the life and disappearance of legendary prospector Volcanic Brown, and in doing so, retrace the steps of fortune-seekers through the 20th century who went looking for a motherlode worth billions… and never came back. It’s a gold-fevered expedition through time itself and straight into the heart…of a curse.

    A Mysterious Disappearance | 1

    A Mysterious Disappearance | 1

    In 1931, a larger than life prospector, in search of Slumach’s legendary lost gold mine goes missing in the wilderness of British Columbia.
    In this episode, we retrace the epic search and rescue efforts that went into looking for the missing prospector as well potential clues left behind at his campsite, that point to an even bigger mystery of what happened to Volcanic Brown?
    Host: 
    Kru Williams
    Guest:
    Adam Palmer
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    • 23 min
    Man of Mystery | 2

    Man of Mystery | 2

    Legendary prospector Volcanic Brown had a talent for surviving incredibly harsh conditions and a résumé of achievements almost too unbelievable to be true. So who was this larger than life character who had a knack for sniffing out treasure?
    In this episode, we take a look at Volcanic Brown, and dig deeper into the mystery of his disappearance. Could items found in his final campsite hold the key to the mystery?
    Host: 
    Kru Williams
    Guests:
    Adam Palmer
    Don Froese
    Taylor Starr
    Marc Ferrero
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    • 23 min
    Volcanic Brown Goes West | 3

    Volcanic Brown Goes West | 3

    In our mission to to uncover the truth behind the curse of Slumach’s gold mine, a major piece to the puzzle lies with Volcanic Brown. Although some things have been lost to history, one thing we know for sure he had been on the hunt for Slumach’s gold, for over a decade. Did their paths ever meet? How did Volcanic Brown become a prospecting legend?
    In this episode, we retrace Brown's journey from the gold fields of the Maritimes, to the labour disputes in Ontario, and to finally, landing in the wild west of British Columbia where our tale begins to take shape.
    Host: 
    Kru Williams
    Guests:
    Dr. Keith Carlson
    Don Froese
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    • 25 min
    Volcanic Boom | 4

    Volcanic Boom | 4

    On August 26, 1899, the name Volcanic City first appeared in the Cascade Record newspaper. It was said to be a city on a hill filled with wealth and abundance in the mineral richness of southern British Columbia.
    By 1928, almost thirty years later, Volcanic City was a ghost town and its founder would vanish three years later.
    In this episode we travel back through time to the early 20th century to the boomtowns of Boundary Country, BC.
    Fueled by a global demand for copper, bustling cities sprouted up almost overnight, including Volcanic City which was dreamt up by the man at the heart of our story, Volcanic Brown. 
    Host: 
    Kru Williams
    Guests:
    Christopher Stevenson
    Adam Palmer
    Marc Ferrero
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    • 30 min
    Rising from the Ashes | 5

    Rising from the Ashes | 5

    Volcanic Brown makes a name for himself as a miner within Boundary Country in the early 20th century by making headlines for landing in jail for shooting a man in self defence - sound familiar?
    We continue our escapade through the booms and busts of mining towns in BC.
    Today, there are over 150 ghost towns dotting the entire province of British Columbia. 
    Host: 
    Kru Williams
    Guests:
    Christopher Stevenson
    Adam Palmer
    Marc Ferrero
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    Instagram - @kru_williams
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    • 29 min
    The Saga of Doc Brown | 6

    The Saga of Doc Brown | 6

    Volcanic Brown, known in some circles as ‘Doc Brown’, set his gold-fevered sights on finding Slumach’s legendary lost mine.
    Legend has it, he did it after he saved Slumach’s granddaughter’s life and was repaid with the secret location of the mine.
    Host: 
    Kru Williams
    Guests:
    Don Froese
    Brian Antonson
    Marc Ferrero
    Renee Coghill
    Facebook - @HISTORYCanada 
    Instagram - @deadmanscurse
    Instagram - @Historyca
    Instagram - @kru_williams
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

Luie Dog ,

Love this podcast

I don’t agree with the last review. This podcast is amazing and Kru, I love your voice. The history is great considering I’m from the states and I don’t know much about Canadian history. I started watching the show last night and it’s amazing as well. Although I have to say, you guys are a little crazy. I’m only on the second episode but I was afraid for you as I watched the first one. Good luck on the hunt.

drbiagio ,

Supposed to be about a search for gold but…

I got turned on to this podcast by the trailer and it talking about a dead man’s curse and a search for gold. Thru the first six episodes all they talk about is the dead indigenous man and was he guilty or not. They repeat the same parts of the story over and over again. seems like they’re just trying to recycle material to make the podcast longer. Would’ve been better served if they just reported the story and moved on to the exciting parts of the gold hunt.

tomalahno ,

Friend on the road

I’m giving this a listen while bicycle touring through Alberta. Thanks for the tale!

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