Futility Closet

Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.

https://www.futilitycloset.com/podcast/

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 32m. Bisher sind 350 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 21 hours 52 minutes

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episode 346: A Desperate Winter in Antarctica


In 1898 a Belgian ship was frozen into the ice off the coast of Antarctica.


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   33m
 
 

episode 345: Climbing Mont Blanc


In 1838 Frenchwoman Henriette d'Angeville set out to climb Mont Blanc despite almost universal opposition.


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   32m
 
 

episode 344: Martin Couney's Incubator Babies


For nearly 50 years, Martin Couney ran a sideshow in which babies were displayed in incubators.


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   30m
 
 

episode 343: Operation Cowboy


In 1945, a group of American soldiers set out to rescue hundreds of horses from a Nazi farm in Czechoslovakia.


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 2021-05-17  31m
 
 

episode 342: A Slave Sues for Freedom


In 1844, New Orleans slave Sally Miller claimed to be a free German immigrant pressed into bondage.


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 2021-05-10  33m
 
 

episode 341: An Overlooked Bacteriologist


Waldemar Haffkine is largely unremembered, despite developing vaccines against both cholera and bubonic plague.


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 2021-05-03  30m
 
 

episode 340: A Vanished Physicist


Italian physicist Ettore Majorana disappeared mysteriously in 1938.


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 2021-04-26  33m
 
 

episode 339: The Baron of Arizona


Fraudster James Reavis claimed to own 18,000 square miles of the American West in the 1880s.


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 2021-04-19  32m
 
 

episode 338: A Point of Law


Does shooting a ghost constitute murder?


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 2021-04-05  29m
 
 

episode 337: Lost in a Daydream


In 1901, two English academics came to believe they'd passed through a memory of Marie Antoinette.


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 2021-03-29  31m