Missed Fortune

Publisher:
Apple, High Five Content

Missed Fortune

3.8/5

Critic Rating

When Forrest Fenn hid a chest full of gold, sapphires, and rubies somewhere in the Rocky Mountains in 2010, he tapped into something deep. It was like the American Dream reduced to its essence—an equal-opportunity quest for a small fortune. What seemed at first like a harmless poem containing nine treasure clues sent thousands on a journey of obsession and desperation. One searcher—Darrell Seyler—gave everything.New episodes out every Monday. Missed Fortune is an Apple Original podcast produced by High Five Content in association with 30 Minutes West and Outside Magazine. Listen and follow on Apple Podcasts.https://apple.co/Miss...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.5

Fiona Sturges • Financial Times Aug 28, 2022

"In recounting Fenn and Seyler’s stories, Frick-Wright gives us two fascinating character studies. Seyler is emerges as a troubled soul who endured untold cruelty throughout his childhood. Please use the sharing tools found via the share button at the top or side of articles. Copying articles to share with others is a breach of FT.com T&Cs and Copyright Policy. Email licensing@ft.com to buy additional rights. Subscribers may share up to 10 or 20 articles per month using the gift article service. More information can be found at https://www.ft.com/tour. https://www.ft.com/content/d555e2fc-7c77-4602-8ac9-34e4ec522a91 If there’s one problem with Missed Fortune, it’s the relentless solemnity of the storytelling. It is a common habit among narrative podcasts to introduce a superfluous subplot in which the hosts wrestle with their own demons, and this one is no different as Frick-Wright agonises over his apparently stalling career. His is a determinedly glass-half-empty approach, as he turns an objectively entertaining story into a tale of a broken American dream. …"

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Score: 3

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Aug 17, 2022

"Missed Fortune is probably a solid enough listen for anyone who would enjoy being sucked up into the wild world of modern treasure hunting. Missed Fortune is pretty dour, which is a bummer, because it contrasts the inherent strangeness and whimsy of the entire Forrest Fenn ordeal. Now, the second reason is a spoiler..."

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