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Searching for Salai

10 EpisodesProduced by SAP, Masters of the Digital RenaissanceWebsite

Leonardo da Vinci. A master of his time. A timeless icon. But everything we thought we knew about him is being called into question. A mysterious scholar has emerged, surfacing eerily specific accounts of the great master's life. He claims that he's from the Italian Renaissance, that he was ‒ and is… read more

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Introducing Searching for Salai

July 31st, 2018


A master of his time. A timeless icon. But what do we really know about Leonardo da Vinci?

A mysterious scholor has emerged, surfacing information …

The Vitruvian Wager | S1E1

October 1st, 2018


Charlotte Warburton first encounters Jack Finney at his Leonardo da Vinci lecture at the Art Institute of Chicago. This is where Jack makes a wild claim—that he is a time traveler and the long-time apprentice of …

The Time Traveler’s Technology | S1E2

October 8th, 2018


Charlotte is granted her first of many interviews with Jack outside the lecture hall. She plays along with his charade, quizzing him on Leonardo da Vinci facts and prying for details on Renaissance life. He explains …

Proof of Time | S1E3

October 15th, 2018


Charlotte continues her investigation, discussing time travel theories with Robert Mercier, a professor from her alma mater. Armed with his input, she invites Jack for their second interview at her favorite Italian …

The Art of Technology | S1E4

October 22nd, 2018


Charlotte recalls a storytelling competition she had entered, and won, two years earlier. This is the specific event where Jack tells her they first met, and when he first believed they had a connection. Charlotte …

Constructive Imagination | S1E5

October 29th, 2018


Looking for answers and a levelheaded third party, Charlotte turns to her friend Devin, a famed investigative reporter. He’s willing to support, but …

Counterclockwise | S1E6

November 5th, 2018


With her online lead from Grand Marais High School looking positive, Charlotte leaves town and drives 8 hours north to Grand Marais, Michigan. A …

Present Compatible | S1E7

November 12th, 2018


Charlotte introduces her listeners to famous Charlatan’s from history, insinuating that Jack’s lies slotted him into that category. She confronts Jack in an angry phone call disclosing what Sheriff Finney had explained. …

Renaissance Claims | S1E8

November 19th, 2018


Armed with evidence of Jack’s adoption, Charlotte drives back up to Michigan to confront Sheriff Audrey Finney. The Sheriff comes clean and explains how she came to find Jack in the woods and the curiosities that arose …

All Good Things | S1E9

November 26th, 2018


Charlotte presents the new evidence to Devin, convinced of what it proves. Though he is not, that does not sway Charlotte’s opinions. She realizes that this story was not about time travel, it was about understanding …

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