The Secret Podcast

Back in 1982 a man named Byron Priess decided it would be a good idea to publish a treasure hunt. He spent a year or so traveling around the country, burying small ceramic boxes two feet underground. He wrote a few poems, and had a friend of his paint some images. The goal was to get the reader to match a poem with a verse, produce a treasure map of sorts, then go dig up the treasures. He thought it would be easy. 40 years later we are finding out he was wrong. So far two treasures have been found. One in Chicago, and one in Cleveland… so at least we know they are real. That’s about all we know for sure. This project started with Byron recruiting a bunch of his friends. Sean and Ted to write some descriptions of strange creatures that Byron’s friend JoEllen sculpted out of clay and cloth, which were photographed by his childhood friend Ben. Then Byron’s friends John Palencar, John Pierard, and Overton Loyd made a bunch of images with the sole purpose of confusing all of us. The project was created by a community of friends, and it is my opinion that a community of friends is the only way to solve it.

22:04:35 2022-07-23
43:58 2022-04-27
According the the GPR... There is something in the park. It's right under home plate. Is it a casque? It would make sense.Join to podcast as we talk to Alex Sweeny about a trip he recently took with George to Roanoke. They were sure they would come home w...
22:03:19 2022-03-13
This week we talk to Ben Asen and Joellen Trilling about the adventures they shared shooting images for Byron Preiss' The Secret Treasure Hunt. MW's Masquerade TRibute Hunt: https://mysteriouswritings.com/the-annual-masquerade-tribute-of-treasure-hunts/...
22:51:51 2022-02-14
In this episode we talk to Kit Palencar about the creation of the Tribute Treasure hunt. How he got started, how he created the painting, and what's coming in the future. Will there be a new painting? Will everything change? Will it ever be found? Just a ...
22:03:21 2021-12-17
George, Matt, Brett, and Cole review the Feature length documentary by James Renner, The Secret of Byron Preiss.... or Bryon Preiss? Look... you aren't going to believe what's in this, just listen to the episode.
22:47:11 2021-10-28
On 10/23/21 George and Bradley interviewed Ben Asen and Andy Abrams for the first and last New York meetup. This audio was recorded live.
34:14 2021-08-11
After years of telling listeners to use reference material from the 80's Cory Gilbert decided to do just that. Inside his World Book Encyclopedia he found direct links to the puzzle, and what may very well be Byron's reference material!
22:38:06 2021-08-01
Join George, Bradley, Stephen, Ashley, Brody, Brandon, and Chad as they talk about nursery rhymes. Because that is something that adults do. This is how the Boston Solution works. Hopefully it helps you along your search. FOLLOW US ELSEWHERE -----------...
22:35:14 2021-05-19
Join George, Bradley, Brett and Stephen Poff as they talk about the long lost amphitheater gardens and why we think the casque may not be buried in the Fountain of Youth.
22:14:44 2021-03-18
Join George and Bradley as they talk with John Jude Palencar, the artist behind the infamous paintings in Byron Preiss' treasure hunt The Secret. Are the cities correct? How did Byron bury Cleveland? Is there a method to this madness? Dive in and find out...
51:02 2021-02-14
Woah! One of our listeners actually solved something! That's so cool!! In this episode Brett and George interview recent Great US Treasure Hunt Winner Kristian House, who had never even heard of the hunt before listening to our previous episode with David...
50:53 2021-01-08
Did you guys know there are treasure hunts other than the Secret? I didn’t. But apparently there are! In this special episode George and Brett interview the Co-creator of The Great US Treasure hunt, a hunt inspired in part by the Secret. Are there a...
22:02:17 2020-11-01
On this episode we have a conversation with Byron's best friend, William Stout. This episode was recorded almost two years ago! It took a long time for me to get proper permissions from people and do some editing. A good bit of this interview had to be cu...
0:52 2020-10-18
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0:59 2020-10-08
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22:14:25 2020-09-30
Hey guys, we have a lot going on right now, so we weren't able to dive deep into a hardcore secret episode. But we didnt want to leave you hanging, so we thought we would start a new tradition and bring you an interview of one of our hosts. Everyone climb...
22:55:13 2020-08-03
Oh my god, That JJP interview like, totally blew our minds! Join George, Brett, Kit and Bradley as we try our best to unpack it all! For sure! https://12treasures.com https://patreon.com/secrettreasure https://www.facebook.com/groups/thesecrettreasures ht...
22:06:27 2020-07-03
The back of the book is the Secret's apocalyptic document. Love it or hate it, it's there. The question is... should we use it to help us? Join George, Bradley, Seeds, Karleen, and Carly as we discuss the Fair Guide. https://12treasures.com https://patre...
22:28:55 2020-04-09
In this episode, fellow keysearcher Cole May puts our host George Ward on the other side of the mic to answer some questions about his techniques in solving the puzzles, as well as his experiences with the hunt, the Facebook pages he is admin for, and why...
22:29:40 2020-03-17
Hey Y’all. This week the podcast starts a new series where we ask newer hunters to share their ideas about the cities they are working on. Listen in as we talk about Charleston with Christopher Pierce and Brian Mills. We may not agree with all their...
58:58 2020-01-18
Hey yo, it's time to go back to Baston! Dis episode wez discuss da Baston episode of Expedition Unknown. What deyz got right, what deyz got wrang, and the fallout that swept across the secret lands. Youz guyz crack open a Sam Adams, pop on some Dropkick M...
22:23:00 2019-12-09
WE'RE DOING IT LIVE! Join us as we talk to John Fraser, owner of the Fountain of Youth, and Brian Zinn who found the cleveland casque, about the history of the hunt at the Fountain of Youth during our first ever live recording of The Secret Podcast.
22:28:42 2019-11-26
OH MY GOD! New members have flooded the facebook pages by the thousands. New hunters are clamoring out their doors to venture into their local parks, and the all have the same questions. Where can I get a book? How can I contact Josh Gates? Why do people ...
17:35 2019-10-31
BOSTON WAS FOUND! Join George, Bradley, Kit, and ... John Palencar, as we talk about our initial reactions to the recent Expedition Unknown episode. This was a livestream... it is raw and unedited. https://www.patreon.com/secrettreasure https://12treasur...
0:00 2019-10-18
OH MY GOD! Has this been a month for the Secret or what!?! A new EU episode came out, the New York image was released, the podcast had a meetup in San Francisco, and a CASQUE MAY HAVE BEEN FOUND IN BOSTON!?!?! Oh, since I said that you don't care as much ...
0:00 2019-10-18
There is a very real chance the Boston Treasure was found. Stay skeptical though. George, Bradley, Sarah, and Bingo talk to HC and Michael about their solutions and try ot piece together what happened today in Boston. This was a livestream... it is raw an...
0:00 2019-09-15
Let's go to San Francisco baby! Join George Ward Brett Zingler and Bradley Hodges as we discuss the upcoming meetup, as well as some other projects the team has been working on. https://12treasures.com https://12treasures.com/q4t/‪ https://patreon.com/...
0:00 2019-07-05
We are all digging holes... Do your holes matter? ‪(386) 227-7821‬ https://12treasures.com Thank you to the Now Now's for allowing us to use their song. https://soundcloud.com/thenownows https://patreon.com/secrettreasure http://instagram.com/thesecre...
0:00 2019-06-23
Give us any chance - we'll take it, Read us any rule - we'll break it, We're gonna make our dreams come true... Depressed on a park bench! Join John and George as they drown their sorrows, slide down hillsides, and wonder what locals are talking about whe...
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