Sep 25, 2022
Carl Allen is a real life treasure hunter with a fleet of ships that would make Jack Sparrow jealous. He has recovered thousands of priceless, intricately crafted artifacts from ship wrecks strewn across the Caribbean seafloor. Carl gives us an inside look at how professional treasure hunters operate: Where does the research for a treasure hunt start? How does he figure out what plot of ocean to look at? What tools do you need to find artifacts buried under shifting ocean sands? Along the way we get fascinating details about lost religious artifacts, the history of the Spanish Armada, and the treacherous navigation of Caribbean waters. Since this is a policy podcast, there’s also a good lesson on the benefits of public-private partnerships.
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