North Carolina’s priceless copy of the Bill of Rights is hidden away in a secure underground vault, and for good reason: It was once stolen, hidden away for more than 100 years, then recovered in a spectacular FBI raid. In this extended episode, host Jeremy Markovich gets the inside story of how it all went down, directly from the people who were there.
- View an online scan of North Carolina’s copy of the Bill of Rights here.
- Also in the vault: the Carolina Charter of 1663.
Jeremy Markovich: writer, producer, editor, host
James Mieczkowski: producer
Kimberly Simpson: digital manager
Elizabeth Hudson: editor-in-chief
Music in this episode:
- “Not Those Kind of People” by Bombadil
- Additional music: Blue Dot Sessions
Special Thanks: North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, Joe Torsella and the Pennsylvania Treasurer’s Office
2005 press conference audio provided by WRAL-TV
- Lost Rights: The Misadventures of a Stolen American Relic, by David Howard
- Priceless: How I Went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures, by Robert K. Wittman and John Shiffman