October 13, 2021
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MINING #1 – The Myth of the Klondike
The Klondike Gold Rush was many things: a media conspiracy, a ponzi scheme, a land grab. But above all, it was a humanitarian disaster that stretched over much of the Pacific Northwest.
Arshy Mann
Host & Producer
Jordan Cornish
Producer
Kieran Oudshoorn
Managing Editor, Podcasts
Damilola Onime
Producer, Wag the Doug

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When gold was discovered in the Yukon, 100,000 people desperately tried to make it to a small patch of land in one of the most remote environments on the continent. Few made it all the way. 

The Klondike Gold Rush was many things: a media conspiracy, a ponzi scheme, a land grab. But above all, it was a humanitarian disaster that stretched over much of the Pacific Northwest.

 

Featured in this episode: Brian Castner, Deb Vanasse

 

To learn more:

Stampede: Gold Fever and Disaster in the Klondike by Brian Castner

Wealth Woman: Kate Carmack and the Klondike Race for Gold by Deb Vanassse

Klondike: The Last Great Gold Rush by Pierre Berton

 

Additional music from Audio Network

 

This episode is sponsored by Rotman’s Executive Leadership Online, Douglas and Dispatch Coffee

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