The Klondike Gold Rush

The Klondike Gold Rush

Constant Wonder


Episode: Stampede

  • Apr 7, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 35:43 mins

This was the last great adventure of the 19th century, but, still, we tend to sugarcoat the story of the Klondike gold rush. Tens of thousands died trying to get to there and even those who made it were often unprepared, used to life with electricity and public conveniences. Brian Castner muses on why we're susceptible to stampede mentality. Guest: Brian Castner, author of "Stampede: Gold Fever and Disaster in the Klondike"