Episode 79: El Dorado

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El Dorado
Trying to find this gold just doesn’t pan out. Then you feel a lot of gilt. Ore not.

Welcome to the jungle as Blurry Photos take you on a search for El Dorado! A mythical city said to be made entirely out of gold, El Dorado has been sought after for hundreds of years and claimed countless lives. Flora and Stecco take the safer approach of chopping through research to find out the real legend behind the myth. Does a golden city actually exist somewhere on the South American continent? Has anyone found it? What role has the legend played in historical context? Should you book a flight to the Amazon right now? The boys guide you through pretty dense undergrowth and seek shiny, precious answers. With some music and the announcement of the winner of the 2014 Miss Cryptid Contest (as well as the sweepstakes winner), this episode of the podcast is worth its weight in… well, you know. (Latin American History page, Myth Encyclopedia, BBC article)

With music by Kevin MacLeod

 

Episode 79: El Dorado

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