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Each week, a new story or roundtable talk about lost artifacts, paintings, locations, and treasures. Who created them? Who lost them? And where might we find them again?

Relic: The Lost Treasure Podcast Maxwell

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    • 4.8, 80 Ratings

Each week, a new story or roundtable talk about lost artifacts, paintings, locations, and treasures. Who created them? Who lost them? And where might we find them again?

    Tales from the Reliquary – Episode 2: And Your Little Dog Too

    Tales from the Reliquary – Episode 2: And Your Little Dog Too

    The most iconic prop in Hollywood history…stolen! The weird saga behind the heist of the Ruby Slippers.

    • 9 min
    Tales from the Reliquary – Episode 1: A Bell for Buddha

    Tales from the Reliquary – Episode 1: A Bell for Buddha

    Surprise! Formerly a Relic Patron exclusive, this minisode focuses on the very lost (and very big) bell of a Burmese king.

    Stay tuned for a few more releases, fresh from the Patreon.

    • 7 min
    Episode 52 – It Belongs in a Museum! – Lost Libraries

    Episode 52 – It Belongs in a Museum! – Lost Libraries

    Special guest: author and podcaster Moxie LaBouche, host of “Your Brain on Facts“.

    In this episode, we tackle two great literary losses: The Library of Alexandria and The Library of Ivan The Terrible.

    Check out Moxie’s book here!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Episode 51 – The Fate of Atlantis

    Episode 51 – The Fate of Atlantis

    Part 2/2

    If Atlantis really existed, then where might it be located today? Separating legend from plausibility, this is the question archaeologists and scientists have asked themselves. Was Atlantis a misidentified civilization destroyed by disaster? Or did the lost empire precede written history?

    Music by Derek Fiechter and Purple Planet

    • 28 min
    Episode 50 – The Lost Empire

    Episode 50 – The Lost Empire

    “In a single day and night of misfortune…the island of Atlantis disappeared into the depths of the sea.” It is perhaps one of the most famous lines of dialogue attributed to a lost treasure, but the stories behind the Lost City of Atlantis are as vast as the ocean where it presumably lies. In celebration of Relic’s 50th episode, Part 1 of 2 in our deep dive into the Antlantean legacy. First, what basis is there to the legend, if any?

    Music by Derek Fiechter and Purple Planet

    • 37 min
    Bonus Episode – The Winter Egg

    Bonus Episode – The Winter Egg

    As thanks for the generous donations on Patreon this past month, I wanted to express my gratitude with another Faberge Egg story.

    Oh, and until June 2020, all Patreon episodes are free. Check them out at Patreon.com/Relic

    • 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

Barefoot_indie ,

This podcast is a treasure

Episode suggestions:
The tomb of Antiochus (Nemrut Dag) in Turkey. This story includes classic archeology, a still unearthed burial chamber and a kickass female archeologist.

BrevonUltima349 ,

A True Diamond in the Rough

I’ve known Maxwell for most of my life, and as such, I can validate that his personality truly shines through the prism of this podcast like a lighthouse in a dark fog. Combining his affinity for cultured writing with his passion for treasure hunting, Relic proves you don’t need to be an NPR radio host to be professional. His pacing and subject matter are quite engaging without seeming overly dry or dense. While not every topic may grab the attention of listeners, there is something here for everybody - from the popular to the esoteric. If you enjoy strange yet wonderful tellings of hidden gems of our collective past, this podcast is for you.

Looking forward to exploring the entire catalogue of Relic in the future.

Hellequin Bull ,

A Treasure in and of itself

I thought I wrote one of these years ago when I first started listening, but oh well, I will write one now.
Maxwell and his podcast on Lost Treasure of the world is well researched, well done, and well done with passion for the material.
As a lifelong lover of the idea of lost treasure, I could not have found a better source to learn so much more about something that lives mostly in my wildest dreams.
It's my favorite podcast and you won't regret listening to this gem.

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