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Power, Lust and Glory: The Story of Gold

Length: 3 hrs and 10 mins
Categories: History, World
4.4 out of 5 stars (31 ratings)

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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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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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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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Informative

Great series. Very educational. I liked the discussions on what value gold will have to us in the coming months and years.