Power, Lust & Glory – The Story of Gold

Audible Originals

Educator, author and broadcaster Alvin Hall explores why we humans love gold and what we’ll do to obtain it.  

This six-part podcast series delves into the world’s deepest gold mine in South Africa and joins police officers on the trail of audacious gold thieves. We learn why our ancestors – from Egypt to Anglo Saxon England – buried gold in the ground; ask why we adorn ourselves with the sparkly stuff; see how the Spanish Conquistadors asset-stripped South America and, via a trip to the Bank of England’s vault, explore gold’s connection to money and ask “what is it really worth”?

Produced by Marilyn Rust.

Broadcast: October 2020 on Audible