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 280 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 276: A Confederate Rose


Socialite Rose O'Neal Greenhow established a Confederate spy ring in Washington D.C.


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episode 275: A Kidnapped Painting


In 1961 a Goya masterpiece disappeared from London's National Gallery.


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episode 274: Death in a Nutshell


Frances Glessner Lee created miniature death scenes to train investigators in the 1940s.


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episode 273: Alice Ramsey's Historic Drive


In 1909, Alice Ramsey set out to cross the United States by car.


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episode 273: The Cannibal Convict


In 1822, eight desperate prisoners fled a penal colony in western Tasmania.


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episode 271: The Fraudulent Life of Cassie Chadwick


In 1902, scam artist Cassie Chadwick posed as the illegitimate daughter of Andrew Carnegie.


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 2019-11-04  32m
 
 

episode 270: Kidnapped by North Korea


In 1978, Kim Jong-Il abducted a South Korean actor and director to make films in North Korea.


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 2019-10-28  34m
 
 

episode 269: The Sack of Baltimore


In 1631, Barbary pirates took 107 slaves from an Irish village.


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 2019-10-21  30m
 
 

episode 268: The Great Impostor


Ferdinand Demara impersonated 30 people in 20 years.


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 2019-10-14  32m
 
 

episode 267: The Murchison Murders


Detective novelist Arthur Upfield invented the perfect murder -- and then watched a killer adopt it.


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 2019-10-07  32m