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  • Power, Lust and Glory: The Story of Gold

  • By: Alvin Hall
  • Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
  • Categories: History, World
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (50 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

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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Fantastic

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-11-2020

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
  • 14-10-2020

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
  • 26-10-2020

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
  • 16-10-2020

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 23-11-2020

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
  • 19-11-2020

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
  • 16-11-2020

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
  • 03-11-2020

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
  • 28-10-2020

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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  • Gkeaney
  • 27-10-2020

Insightful if slightly disjointed

Overall this was pretty interesting, love how recent it is given the Covid impact to gold in the final episode. Only a couple of negative comments, personally found the content somewhat random. Yes, there was 'gold' involved in all the stories but I felt there was lacking one central narrative; at times it was the cultural impact then criminal aspect and global expansion etc. People could disagree here but I didn't feel they were all that well connected when you go from the horrific experience from the conquistadors part to 'cheeky caps' in Italian Job. At least all of it was interesting but perhaps if each part was focused on one area slightly tighter or even better if there was different series going deeper into each element. Also slight mark down for me on the narration, some of it didn't quite work for me. This was with how the main narration was done and some of the contributors, but then some of them were excellent with a fairly large variety used. So at least if your not enjoying someone's 'voice' it is never for too long. This is my rationale for the 3 star rating on performance. Now I am off to invest all my money into gold :-p

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