Live from the CodeBar
Live from the CodeBar is a twice-monthly podcast about Armchair Treasure Hunts, codes, ciphers, puzzles, Escape Rooms as well as ARG's and puzzle subscription boxes.
CodeBar Live Show 12– Gravity Falls with Special Guest Hayden.
Aug 24 2021
CodeBar Live Show 12– Gravity Falls with Special Guest Hayden.
CodeBar Live Show 12– Gravity Falls with Special Guest Hayden.Welcome everyone to ‘Live from the CodeBar’ recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. I am your guide on this adventure, Rob. After a few weeks off because of some technical issues and because it is the summer after all the CodeBar is BACK! On this show I finally got one of my best friends to join me, my editor and Brother Stephen and a very special guest, his son (my nephew) Hayden. I asked Hayden to pick any topic he wanted to talk about since he is a fan of the show and boy did he come prepared. The Gravity Falls ARG/Cipher Hunt ran from July through Aug 2016, and almost circled the globe, so join Stephen, Hayden and myself as we break down this hunt, as well as catch up as brothers who live on opposite sides of the world should!Please if you can subscribe to Hayden’s YouTube Channel wirhpwhttps://youtube.com/channel/UcsQjAMSGPGBlrumtU3mHGAQWebsiteshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravity_Fallshttps://gravityfalls.fandom.com/wiki/Cipher_Hunthttps://gizmodo.com/after-just-two-weeks-gravity-falls-fans-complete-incre-1784794817https://www.reddit.com/r/gravityfalls/comments/4tte1f/cipher_hunt_megathread/
Aug 24 2021
CodeBar Live Show11–Are you as Perplexed as I was?
CodeBar Live Show11–Are you as Perplexed as I was?Welcome to ‘Live from the CodeBar’, recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. I am your guide on this adventure, Rob. On this show I am going to be talking about my first ever Alternate Reality Game, both as a game itself on this showand one that I personally played in real life, Perplex City. CodeBar Cocktail Receda Cube Cocktail Ingredients -Vodka 1 ½ ounce -Blue Curaçao ½ ounce -Grenadine ¼ ounce -Sprite Directions In a 10oz Scotch glass mix the Vodka, Blue Curaçao and Grenadine over ice, fill the glass with sprite. Websites https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perplex_City https://perplexcitywiki.com/wiki/Main_Page https://www.argn.com/2020/12/satoshi-found-perplex-city-got-a-little-less-perplexing/ https://www.wired.com/2007/02/perplex-city-cu/ https://www.argn.com/2007/02/perplex_city_how_the_cube_was_found/ Live from the CodeBar Socials Twitter @codebarlive Instagram @codebarlive Facebook @codebarlive Letters of St Germain Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/408128063635570/?ref=share
Jul 20 2021
CodeBar Live Show 10 – Two Lesser known lost treasures.
CodeBar Live Show 10 – Two Lesser known lost treasures. Welcome to a very special ‘Live from the CodeBar’, recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. On this show I am going to share with you two stories of some lesser known missing treasures, they are not pirates Bergius chests of gold and jewels or lost Nazi loot, but the are still interesting in the story they have to tell. So sit back, grab a drink and listen to the stories of The Just Judges and the twice stolen Jules Rimet Trophy. Websites https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Just_Judges https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/dec/20/ghent-altarpiece-most-stolen-artwork-of-all-time https://losttreasuresofhistory.wordpress.com/2018/05/28/the-just-judges/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theft_of_the_Jules_Rimet_Trophy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pickles_(dog) https://www.goal.com/en-us/news/what-happened-jules-rimet-world-cup-trophy/cafweq8qdlnb1tytcht1td5i2 Letters of St Germain Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/408128063635570/?ref=share
Jul 1 2021
CodeBar Live Show 9 - The Clock Without a Face Treasure Hunt.
CodeBar Live Show 9 - The Clock Without a Face Treasure Hunt.Welcome to a very special ‘Live from the CodeBar’, recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. On this show I am going to talk to you about the children’s book, armchair treasure hunt and puzzle book ‘The Clock without a Face’ written by Eli Horowitz and Mac Barnett with illustrations by Scott Teplin. This book was released in 2010 and revolves around finding the 12 lost (or better yet stollen) jeweled numbers from the the face of Emerald Khroniker, a cursed clock.Pubgrub ReviewCheck out this week’s Pubgrub Review on Neil Patrick Harris’s tabletop escape game Box One.Areas Greywww.areasgrey.comFollow on Twitter @areasgrey_Follow on Instagram @areasgreytreasureWebsiteshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clock_Without_a_Facehttps://tweleve.org/clock-without-face/https://www.wired.com/2010/12/unearthing-buried-treasure-at-a-highway-rest-stop-with-clock-without-a-face/https://teplin.com/the-clock-pagehttps://dreamsofgerontius.com/2016/10/30/the-clock-without-a-face/https://clockwithoutaface.fandom.com/wiki/SolutionsBooks‘The Clock Without a Face’ by Eli Horowitz and Mac Barnett.
Jun 7 2021
CodeBar Live Show 8 – We believe there is an encryption on the back.
CodeBar Live Show 8 – We believe there is an encryption on the back.Welcome to a very special ‘Live from the CodeBar’, recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. On this show I have the pleasure of welcoming for the first time two very special guests to the bar, Aubrey Paris and Emily Black the hosts of the ‘National Treasure Hunt’ podcast. National Treasure is one of my favorite movies of all time, and it’s full of codes and ciphers and of course treasure, after all it’s in the title! On this show we will take one of the biggest ciphers used in the movie the Ottendorf Cipher or Book Cipher used on the back of the Declaration of Independence and break it down in the usual CodeBar way BUT with the help of Aubrey and Emily we tie in all things National Treasure and we also have an awesome conversation.CODEBAR COCKTAILThe Patrick Henry Gates Limoncello MojitoIngredients -Mint-1/2 ounce Lime Juice-1/2 ounce Simple Syrup-1 1/2 ounces of Limoncello-1 1/2 ounces of White Rum-Soda WaterDirectionsMuddle the mint and add to a cocktail shaker, add lime juice, simple syrup, Limoncello and white rum and shake well. Strain and pour over ice into a hurricane glass, top with soda water. Decorate with a sprig of mint through a lemon wheel.National Treasure Hunt PodcastApple Podcasts (Subscribe, and please give a review and rating!)https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/national-treasure-hunt/id1523117986Follow on Twitter@NTHuntpodcastFollow on Instagram@nthuntpodcastWebsiteshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Book_cipherhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Cipherhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Dietrich,_Baron_de_OttendorfBooks‘Codes, Ciphers & other Cryptic and Clandestine Communication’ by Fred B. Wrixon.‘Introduction to Codes and Ciphers’ by Jenny Kile
May 20 2021
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CodeBar Live Show 7– Kryptos, it means hidden.
CodeBar Live Show 7– Kryptos, it means hidden.Welcome everyone to ‘Live from the CodeBar’ recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. I am your guide on this adventure, Rob. On this show I am going to talk to you about the mysterious sculpture Kryptos that stands outside the CIA headquarters building in Langley, Virginia. The sculpture by artist Jim Sanborn has four encrypted messages, which as of now only three have been decoded. There is one other problem with this sculpture, because it is on CIA property, very few people (outside of the intelligence community) are able to view it!The KryptosIngredients 2oz Jack Daniels Bunderberg Ginger Beer Ice ?Can you name the third ingredient?RecipeStart with filling a tall Collins glass with ice. Add the Jack Daniels and the ?mystery spirit?. Top off with Bunderberg Ginger Beer (available at Costco). EnjoyBooks“Introduction to Codes and Ciphers” Jenny Kile“Unsolved” Craig P. BauerWebsiteshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kryptoshttps://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/01/29/climate/kryptos-sculpture-final-clue.htmlhttps://math.ucsd.edu/~crypto/Projects/KarlWang/index.htmlhttps://www.wired.com/2014/11/second-kryptos-clue/https://elonka.com/kryptos/
May 6 2021
CodeBar Live Show 6– The treasure of King John that was lost in the Wash!
Welcome to ‘Live from the CodeBar’, recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. On this show we will talk about the treasure of King John that was lost in the Kings Lynn area of England that has yet to be found. To discuss King John we have to of course talk about his dramatic rise to the throne and of course the Magna Carta.The Magna Carta CocktailThis shows CodeBar cocktail is borrowed from the website www.cocktails and shots.com the Magna Carta Cocktail represents the June 15, 1215 date of when the Magna Carta was agreed on by King John and the barons, I could not come up with a better cocktail then what they created this will be placed on the CodeBar menu so enjoy.Ingredients 1oz Triple Sec2oz Tequila (your choice, the CodeBar uses Patron)Top with champagne RecipeStart by rubbing the rim of the glass with lime juice and dip the glass rim into the sugar. Stir in the Tequila and Triple Sec over ice in a separate mix glass, then strain into prepared glass. Top with the champagne and a lime wheel on the glass edge.Books“Undiscovered” Ian Wilson“The Mystery of King John’s Treasure” Shirley ChartersWebsiteshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John,_King_of_Englandhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magna_Cartahttp://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170926-the-lost-jewels-of-bad-king-johnhttps://historicalragbag.com/2020/06/22/king-john-his-treasure-and-the-wash/https://www.documentarytube.com/articles/king-john-s-lost-treasure--will-it-ever-be-found
Apr 20 2021
CodeBar Live Show 5 – It’s Groundhog Day, again!
Welcome to ‘Live from the CodeBar’, recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. On this show we will talk about the unsolved treasure hunt The Whistle Pig by Duck Miller. This treasure hunt based loosely around the groundhog and groundhog’s day includes several short stories and a poem and when deciphered SHOULD lead you to a hidden key and the prize. Websiteshttps://mysteriouswritings.com/top-ten-facts-of-the-whistle-pig-armchair-treasure-hunt/https://mysteriouswritings.com/six-questions-with-duck-miller-author-of-the-whistle-pig-armchair-treasure-hunt/https://woowooteacup.wordpress.com/2009/06/10/the-whistle-pig-part-2/
Mar 26 2021
CodeBar Live Show 4 - The Mysterious St Germain
Welcome to ‘Live from the CodeBar’, recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. On this show we will talk about the new armchair treasure hunt ‘The Letters of St. Germain’ by Lisa Finch. This new hunt consists of a series of letters, poems and images that when solved will lead you to the Horn of Magistrum treasure proxy hidden somewhere in the continental United States. CodeBar Cocktail St Germain’s Rouge Corpse ReviverGuaranteed to bring your soul back from the living dead,This devilishly deathly drink is a deliciously dirty red! Take mother’s ruin, an ounce of gin.And two ounces of Cherry Mariner sin.Add murderous Absinthe if you dare,But just an eight of a teaspoon, take great care.A dash of lemon juice juice will cut the sweet,Then add some ice to remove the heat.Shake till the blood runs dirty pink,And then it’s time to sink your drink! WebsitesSt Germainhttps://www.lettersofstgermain.com/Amazon to purchasehttps://www.amazon.com/Letters-St-Germain-Treasure-Magistrum-ebook/dp/B08T8LPTLJ/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=letters+of+st+germain&qid=1615312958&sr=8-1 Could It Be: A Oak Island Podcasthttps://www.facebook.com/OakIslandPodcasthttps://www.oakislandpodcast.com/?fbclid=IwAR0MxPe5gSJLxNmhwBPnmwqzujV4dXa6fNgrdYukzRAMpmASRk9NNQRkbFo National Treasure Hunthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/national-treasure-hunt/id1523117986 Shhh The Secret Podcasthttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-secret-podcast/id1319433512CowlazarsFacebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/210178672890280YouTube https://youtube.com/c/CowLazars PodcastsAstonishing Legendshttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-count-of-st-germain-part-1/id923527373?i=1000379957373Stuff you missed in History Classhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/symhc-classics-the-count-of-st-germain/id283605519?i=1000390697122All Rather Mysterioushttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/count-of-st-germain/id1452609151?i=1000510428676 History of Alchemyhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-immortal-count-of-st-germain/id601738089?i=1000316585729 History Goes Bumphttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-legend-of-the-count-of-st-germain/id917406066?i=1000510605303
Mar 12 2021
CodeBar Live Show 3-The Secret of Morse
Welcome to ‘Live from the CodeBar’, recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. On this show we will talk about Morse Code, starting with the life of its wacky creator Samuel Morse to the invention of the telegraph and finally how the code was developed and its uses which still have a place in popular culture. CodeBar CocktailThe Telegraph CiderIngredients· 3 Oz Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider · 1.5 Oz Dark Rum· 0.5 Oz Toasted Marshmallow Syrup *Toasted Marshmallow Syrup*· 1 Cup Water · 1 Cup Sugar · 1 TSP Vanilla Extract · 8 Large Marshmallows Combine sugar and water in a pot. Bring the water to a boil and make sure all sugar is dissolved. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer. Put marshmallows on a skewer and toast them until they are slightly burnt on a stove burner or with a lighter. Add the toasted marshmallows to the simmering syrup and stir until they are all dissolved. Turn off heat and allow to cool. Strain the mixture with a fine strainer, leaving just the syrup, stir in the vanilla extract and store in the fridge until needed. Directions: Add the Angry Orchard Crisp Apple Cider, the Dark Rum and the toasted Marshmallow Syrup over ice. Stir and top with a toasted marshmallow on a stick. Books“Samuel Morse” By Mona Kerby“Lightning Man: The Accursed Life of Samuel F.B Morse” By Kenneth Silverman Websiteshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morsehttps://www.britannica.com/biography/Samuel-F-B-Morsehttps://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/morse-demonstrates-telegraphhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morse_codehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremiah_Dentonhttps://www.wired.com/2012/01/british-pow-uses-morse-code-to-stitch-hidden-message-during-wwii/https://www.electronics-notes.com/articles/history/morse-code-telegraph/interesting-facts-information.phphttps://www.wearethemighty.com/articles/7-killer-songs-that-use-morse-code/
Feb 24 2021
CodeBar Live Show 2-Masquerade Part 2
Welcome to 'Live from the CodeBar', recorded from the code themed bar of Fenwood Manor. On our second show I will finish up the story of Masquerade, the armchair treasure hunt that started it all!After Kit Williams released Masquerade, the book and hunt was an instant success, but what followed was not what was expected, from the solve to the scandal, Part 2 will discuss what happened when the Golden Hare was finally found, and what happened to the treasure.Pub Grub ReviewOn this show I will offer the first of many Pub Grub Reviews, these will be short segments reviewing either a book, podcast, movie, TV series or something else code, cipher, puzzle or treasure related. This weeks special on the menu is a review of the puzzle/treasure hunt feature film 3 Day Weekend Written and Directed by Wyatt McDill and staring Maya Stojan, Morgan Krantz, Nathan Phillips, and Scott McDonald.Additional InformationBooks"Masquerade" By Kit Williams"Quest for the Golden Hare" By Bamber GascoigneWebsiteshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_(book)http://bunnyears.net/kitwilliams/https://dreamsofgerontius.com/2016/10/05/masquerade-by-kit-williams-the-solution/https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-47671776https://www.fools-errand.com/10-MQ/bitter-end.htmhttps://www.nytimes.com/2004/11/14/nyregion/books/adventures-case-of-finders-keepers.html
Feb 10 2021
CodeBar Live Show 1-Masquerade Part 1
CodeBar Live Show 1-Masquerade Part 1Welcome to the first-ever Live from the CodeBar Podcast. CodeBar Live is recorded from the code themed basement bar of Fenwood Manor and is an all-new podcast about Armchair Treasure Hunt, codes, ciphers, puzzles, Escape Rooms, ARG's (Alternate Reality Game's), and puzzle subscription boxes. In this first show, we will talk about the treasure hunt that started it all Kit Williams Masquerade. In 1979 artist Kit Williams released Masquerade and it took the world by storm, soon thousands of people were chasing the Golden hare all over the UK. In Part 1 we will discuss the hunt, the art, the treasure, and the overall creation of Masquerade, Part 2 released in two weeks will discuss the winners of the hunt, the treasures find and the scandal that ended up defining the hunt.CodeBar CocktailThe Jack Hare ShantyFill a frosted 24 z beer glass with 2oz Orange Juice, top with Blue Moon Belgian Wheat Beer. Top with a fresh orange wheel.Additional InformationBooks"Masquerade" By Kit Williams"Quest for the Golden Hare" By Bamber GascoigneWebsiteshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masquerade_(book)http://bunnyears.net/kitwilliams/https://dreamsofgerontius.com/2016/10/05/masquerade-by-kit-williams-the-solution/
Jan 25 2021