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 369 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 8 hours

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episode 365: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


Play along as we untangle eight strange-sounding situations using yes-or-no questions.


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   32m
 
 

episode 364: Sidney Cotton's Aerial Reconnaissance


Sidney Cotton risked his life to gather aerial photos during World War II.


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   34m
 
 

episode 363: The Lambeth Poisoner


In 1891, an unknown criminal began poisoning women in London.


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   33m
 
 

episode 362: The Leatherman


Between 1856 and 1889, a mysterious leather-clad man walked the roads of Connecticut and New York.


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 2021-10-25  33m
 
 

episode 361: A Fight Over Nutmeg


Englishman Nathaniel Courthope spent four years defending a tiny island's nutmeg from the Dutch.


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 2021-10-18  29m
 
 

episode 360: Haggard's Dream


One night in July 1904, H. Rider Haggard dreamed that his daughter's dog was dying.


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 2021-10-11  30m
 
 

episode 359: Stranded in Shangri-La


In 1945, a U.S. Army transport plane crashed in the highlands of New Guinea.


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 2021-10-04  30m
 
 

episode 358: The Radium Girls


In the 1920, painters of luminous watch dials began to fall mysteriously ill.


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 2021-09-13  30m
 
 

episode 357: Scenes From an Earthquake


Stories from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.


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 2021-09-06  33m
 
 

episode 356: A Strawberry's Journey


A French spy, a transatlantic voyage, and the birth of the modern strawberry.


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 2021-08-30  30m