Brad Meltzer's Decoded, Season 2
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Best-selling author and history buff Brad Meltzer has studied and written about some of the most revered institutions and documents in human history including the Supreme Court, the presidency, the Secret Service, Wall Street, and the bible. Along the way he's uncovered countless clues, stories and theories he hasn't been able to fully scrutinize until now. In BRAD MELTZER'S DECODED SEASON TWO, he explores the hidden codes and symbols that surround us. Drawing from Brad's fascination with history, this captivating HISTORY series serves as a foundation to inform the past and reveal valuable stories about the future.
BRAD MELTZER'S DECODED SEASON TWO includes all 13 episodes.
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DISC 1: Ft. Knox / Declaration of Independence / Mount Rushmore / Patton
DISC 2: Spear of Destiny / Billy The Kid / UFO
DISC 3: Da Vinci / 2012: The Beginning / Mafia: Alive?
DISC 4: Vatican / Houdini: Murdered? / Devil s Graveyard, Alaska / Bonus
These are interesting, provocative questions, and Meltzer dispatches his field team (professor Buddy Levy, engineer Christine McKinley, and lawyer Scott Rolle) to track down the answers. The problem is, they rarely do; much of what's presented here amounts to little more than overheated hunches, guesswork, and speculation, backed up by precious little in the way of evidence or facts. "What if [America's] superpower status is based on an empty room?" Meltzer asks in the Fort Knox segment, predicting that world economic chaos would be the result--but no one from the team actually gets inside to find out if it's empty or not. As for Mt. Rushmore, they do uncover indications that sculptor Gutzon Borglum was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, but there is no proof that he intended his work to signify anything racist or separatist; meanwhile, suggesting that Adolf Hitler possessed the "spear of destiny" (the lance used by a Roman soldier to pierce the side of Jesus Christ as he died on the cross) and had it stashed in a secret base in Antarctica, so this sacred and mystical object could be used to establish a Fourth Reich after World War II, comes off as mere sensationalism. Then again, much of this is also good fun--and any TV show that prompts viewers to discuss something deeper than the latest Kardashian shenanigan definitely deserves a look. --Sam Graham
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I love this show. I'm not a Conspiracy Theorist or a Conspiracy buff, I just enjoy watching shows dealing with Historical and unsolved mysteries. I agree with some critics that the show is far from being perfect, but each episode is full of interesting and fascinating information, and I've learned a lot while watching these episodes. Keep an open mind while watching this show, and don't take EVERYTHING they say too seriously. If, like me, you buy a lot of Historical documentaries on DVD then add this set to your collection, you won't regret it. The show is not perfect, maybe not for everyone, but it's definitely a fun show to watch. Enjoy ! :)
This set contains all 13 episodes from season 2, on 4 DVDs. Each episode is 45 minutes long.
Brad's investigators look at one of the most secure places on Earth - the Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, where the U.S. Government reportedly keeps 147.3 million ounces (over 4,600 tons) of gold. Because there has not been a public audit of the gold since 1974 however, the team looks into rumors that the vault is now empty, and if true, it could devastate the nation's economy.
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Don't expect though to have a real explanation or mystery solved.
Decoded is the perfect show to me -- part mystery, part adventure, a little fun and all conspiracy. As I get older I see conspiracy in just about everything and it makes me feel good to know I'm not alone.
Led by Brad Meltzer, author and investigator -- Scott Rolle, U.S. Army Reserves Major and trial attorney; Christine McKinley, mechanical engineer and writer and Buddy Levy, English professor and journalist are in search of the truth.
Their first adventure in season 2 takes them to the Bullion Depository at Fort Knox. According to our explorers no one has been in the vault and seen the gold since 1974. They know if the gold is no longer there, it could devastate the nation's economy.
Some of my favorite episodes include:
Vatican -- They investigate rumors that the Vatican could have been involved in the death of Pope John Paul I, who was only on the job 33 days before he was found dead of mysterious causes. They also expose possible ties to the Freemasons and the Mafia.
Mafia: Alive? -- Brad's team start with Al Capone and search to the present to see if the Mafia is really gone, or just taken on a different image. It appears they've become high-tech criminals, stealing identities and money off the internet. I can buy that.
2012: It Has Begun -- This is pretty far-fetched to me. Some believe Dec. 21, 2012 will be the end of the world, based on ancient Mayan legends. They lose me when they mix the texts of King James Bible. But we do need to be concerned that some folks are stockpiling for that day.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love this show! Brad is amazing, and Buddy, McKinley and Scott, seem to know all the questions you would like to ask. I wish there were more seasons!Published 1 day ago by Sherry
The Melzer team should get together with the guy on America unearthed and discuss the Lewis Meriwether case, because I know Lewis Meriwether was killed, and not for any prior claim... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Janet Reid
i have always been a history buff and decoded is so interesting and everytime i watch an episode again i learn something new. Read morePublished 7 months ago by B. thomson
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