The Shadow of Gold

Discover the story behind the world's most coveted precious metal. The Shadow of Gold is a global investigation on the impact of gold mining and the gold trade on our economy, environment, and conflicts.

Episodes

Air Date: March 13, 2019 - 52:37
What are the human and ecological costs of gold mining? Some of the world's poorest people work under hazardous conditions in tiny mines and muddy streams. Discover how fair and sustainable gold is possible, if we want it.
Air Date: March 13, 2019 - 52:11
Examining the world of Big Gold - from big mines, big markets, and big deals - to big disasters which result in pollution and corruption that powerful players don't want us to see. Discover what our lust for gold costs, and who pays the price.