The Spanish Empire's shipwreck problem

Season 3, Episode 57,  Dec 04, 2020, 11:00 AM

When the galleon San José sank in a typhoon in 1694, it was carrying a cargo worth 2% of the GDP of the entire Spanish empire. Fernando Arteaga, Desiree Desierto and Mark Koyama tell Tim Phillips about how bribes sank Spanish treasure ships.

Read the Vox column about Spanish shipwrecks.