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Why are humans seemingly hardwired to worship gold?

It is unique amongst metals: it is malleable, it doesn’t tarnish, and it shines like nothing else. Over time it has come to symbolise wealth and status. It can represent goodness and fidelity but also greed and lust.

Financial educator, author and broadcaster Alvin Hall explores why we are so obsessed with this particular metal, and what it represents around the world - in terms of wealth and symbolism - both historically and now.

Alvin will look at the lengths people go to in the pursuit of gold and ask what is the true value of Au?

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Horrifying stories of plunder n astounding facts.

I was horrified to listen to the stories of the Spanish conquestedors and their plunder and looting of the Indians in Mexico and South America. More than allure for many it is compulsive greed to possess gold . It is more rational to think of gold as an asset class and make it a part of your portfolio rather than fall prey to its glitter and glory.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-20

Good content awful background noise

Really interesting content ruined by the back ground music, sound effects and themes music. The subject matter was interesting in its own right the background noise greatly detracted from enjoyment.

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  • Mr. D. L. Warren
  • 14-10-20

Fascinating

This fascinating series travels around the world and through time to explore what gold represents. Alvin Hall is a charming and informative host who brings together and interesting array of interviewees, all with an interesting take on the power of gold.

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  • Jim evans
  • 26-10-20

Great content

Alvin is a great personality and brings expert knowledge presented well. I don’t usually expect much from free podcasts but this one is good.

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  • SW
  • 16-10-20

Very interesting

I always love Alvin's stuff and this was no exception. Really entertaining and informative. I learned quite a bit.

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  • Ross H
  • 07-12-20

Great stuff

Very interesting book on gold and its cultural and economic significance throughout history, from the conquistadors and aztecs to modern day stock trading, highly recommended.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-11-20

Loved it.

Very interesting series and thoroughly entertaining. Had me really thinking about Gold and how it affects the world and the people on it.

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  • Jamz84
  • 19-11-20

Gold is good

A great story of gold and the allure. Would highly recommend this podcast. The narrator is excellent. The story's are Interesting and discoverable.

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  • Sparxesparks
  • 16-11-20

A great synopsis of the thing we call gold

A succinct, clear and glittering summary of gold and why it fascinates us. It may make you want to buy some.

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  • Lisa Baker
  • 03-11-20

Fascinating

This was a really interesting series, and I loved listening to Alvin Hall. He has a very engaging manner and genuine interest in the subject. Not usually something I would listen to but I’m so glad I did.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-10-20

fantastic informative loved it

really informative it made me want to listen to to the next episode and maybe even buy a piece of gold myself

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  • 30-11-20

Fantastic

Easy and interesting listen. Really informative and well researched. Alivin also has an easy listening voice.