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Episode #27: CURIOUS CALLBACK: What Happened to the Amber Room? (UPDATED Episode #8)

Episode #27: CURIOUS CALLBACK: What Happened to the Amber Room? (UPDATED Episode #8)

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This is a rebroadcast of our eighth episode, which originally aired on November 4, 2016.  It's a fan favorite, and it ties in rather nicely to the theme of our current season! Even if you've listened to this episode before, you're not going to want to miss this, as it updates our show based on new information.

One of the most awe-inspiring sights in and around St. Petersburg, Russia, is the Catherine Palace, a rococo summer residence for the imperial family of yore. Up until World War II, The Catherine Palace housed something so incredible, so coveted, and so gorgeous that for hundreds of years, travelers fro all over the world flocked to admire it, referred to as the "Eighth Wonder of the World." And then, in the early 1940s with the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union, this priceless creation was stolen. And to this day, it has still never been found.

What happened to the Amber Room?

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Episode Credits

Production and Editing by Kaboonki Creative. Theme music by Alex Davis. Research assistance by Stephanie Pryor. Social media assistance by Emily Crockett.

Additional music credits:

"Hermitage" by Dee Yan-Kee is licensed under BY-NC-SA 4.0; "Rumbo de grises" by Circus Marcus is licensed under BY-NC 3.0; "modum" by Kai Engel is licensed under BY 4.0; "Trush Nightingale (ID 608)" by Lobo Loco is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0Like the sky" by Damiano Baldoni is licensed under BY 4.0; "The Warm Shoulder" by Mary Lattimore is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Seven Lights" by Sergey Cheremisinov is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; "Our Giant's Alone" by Art of Escapism is licensed under BY-SA 4.0; "owl's secret" by The Owl is licensed under BY-NC-ND 4.0; "Gardarike" by Tri-Tachyon is licensed under BY-NC 4.0; "Remember Trees?" by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under BY 4.0 - Based on a work at 


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Want more art-historical goodness? Check out the links below:

The Mystery of the Nazis and the Vanished Amber Room

Could Long-Lost Amber Room Be Stashed in a Nazi Bunker in Poland?

A Brief History of the Amber Room

Mystery of the Amber Room: Video


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