10 episodes

When Forrest Fenn hid a chest full of gold, sapphires, and rubies somewhere in the Rocky Mountains in 2010, he tapped into something deep. It was like the American Dream reduced to its essence—an equal-opportunity quest for a small fortune. What seemed at first like a harmless poem containing nine treasure clues sent thousands on a journey of obsession and desperation. One searcher—Darrell Seyler—gave everything.

New episodes out every Monday. 

Missed Fortune is an Apple Original podcast produced by High Five Content in association with 30 Minutes West and Outside Magazine. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.
https://apple.co/Missed_Fortune

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    • 4.5 • 1.1K Ratings

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When Forrest Fenn hid a chest full of gold, sapphires, and rubies somewhere in the Rocky Mountains in 2010, he tapped into something deep. It was like the American Dream reduced to its essence—an equal-opportunity quest for a small fortune. What seemed at first like a harmless poem containing nine treasure clues sent thousands on a journey of obsession and desperation. One searcher—Darrell Seyler—gave everything.

New episodes out every Monday. 

Missed Fortune is an Apple Original podcast produced by High Five Content in association with 30 Minutes West and Outside Magazine. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.
https://apple.co/Missed_Fortune

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires macOS 11.4 or higher

    $1 Million

    $1 Million

    There’s a hidden treasure worth $1 million up for grabs somewhere in the Rocky Mountains, and nine clues to its location are hidden in a poem. Darrell Seyler knows where it is, but he’ll have to risk everything to go get it.

    Missed Fortune is an Apple Original podcast, produced by High Five Content in association with 30 Minutes West and Outside Magazine. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/Missed_Fortune

    • 36 min
    $2 Million

    $2 Million

    Gold fever is the single-minded pursuit of treasure. And wow, Darrell has it.

    Missed Fortune is an Apple Original podcast, produced by High Five Content in association with 30 Minutes West and Outside Magazine. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/Missed_Fortune

    • 29 min
    $3 Million

    $3 Million

    At the heart of this treasure hunt is enigmatic millionaire Forrest Fenn—an amateur archaeologist and professional art dealer. You can’t solve the treasure hunt without understanding Fenn and all the people he’s pissed off over the years.

    Missed Fortune is an Apple Original podcast, produced by High Five Content in association with 30 Minutes West and Outside Magazine. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/Missed_Fortune

    • 42 min
    $4 Million

    $4 Million

    Darrell’s obsession with treasure goes all the way back to childhood. And it turns out there’s a very good reason for that.

    Missed Fortune is an Apple Original podcast, produced by High Five Content in association with 30 Minutes West and Outside Magazine. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/Missed_Fortune

    • 34 min
    $5 Million

    $5 Million

    Darrell may be obsessed, but he’s also probably closer to the treasure than any other hunter. Though it’s hard to stay focused when Fenn himself is distracting you.

    Missed Fortune is an Apple Original podcast, produced by High Five Content in association with 30 Minutes West and Outside Magazine. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/Missed_Fortune

    • 34 min
    $6 Million

    $6 Million

    Darrell’s on the brink, searchers are dying, and the police want Fenn to call the whole thing off. The downsides of giving away a fortune.

    Missed Fortune is an Apple Original podcast, produced by High Five Content in association with 30 Minutes West and Outside Magazine. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.

    https://apple.co/Missed_Fortune

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

wydoineedauniquenicknme- ,

Captivating with cringe

Forrest’s treasure is great subject matter. It’s a wonder it hasn’t been covered more extensively. The podcast is well done in the sense it draws you in and I applaud the producer/narrator’s ambition.

The cringe factor for me is the exploitation of the subjects in the doc. It prods for drama. Ironically, uncovering the real story is done at the expense of destroying its subjects - like a archeological dig done poorly. Take the interrogation of Forrest himself. The creator of the pod was granted an interview with FF and went full Maury Povich trying to stir up drama with him. Agree or disagree with FF lifelong motivations or the ethics of treasure hunting in general, but there is a certain responsibility that comes with the access this podcaster was granted. Demonstrate some journalistic respect in letting the story unfold. Don’t badger the subjects for the sake of content or drama. I get that it might “make for a better story” for some, but to me it was an overreach. I doubt the subjects of this work would be pleased with being included in hindsight. While that’s not required of a good doc, it feels a little slimy for a story that didn’t need any adulteration to be good. I found myself annoyed as much as I was entertained.

HappyTrailsSs ,

Worth the time

Darrell— it’s never too late to have a happy childhood. <3

Threestarmom ,

Two intertwined tales

I loved this podcast, I had never heard of this treasure hunt and you did an amazing job of telling the story of the hunt and bringing in the journey taken by someone who was deeply invested in it. Great job. When I slow walk the final couple episodes, as I did with this podcast, not wanting it to end, tells me what a gripping story it was. Thanks.

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