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 324 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts
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episode 320: John Hornby and the Barren Lands


Eccentric adventurer John Hornby clawed a living from the inhospitable tundra of northern Canada.


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   35m
 
 

episode 319: Friedrich Kellner's Opposition


Friedrich Kellner kept a secret diary to record the crimes of the Third Reich.


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   33m
 
 

episode 318: Peace Pilgrim


Mildred Norman gave away her possessions to walk North America in the cause of peace.


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   33m
 
 

episode 317: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


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


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   31m
 
 

episode 316: A Malaysian Mystery


In 1967, American businessman Jim Thompson disappeared from a cottage in Malaysia.


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 2020-10-19  33m
 
 

episode 315: Beryl Markham's Unconventional Life


Beryl Markham trained racehorses, flew across the Atlantic, and wrote a book that impressed Hemingway.


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 2020-10-12  33m
 
 

episode 314: The Taliesin Murders


In 1914, a series of horrific murders unfolded at Frank Lloyd Wright's Wisconsin estate.


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 2020-10-05  32m
 
 

episode 313: The Santa Claus Association


In 1913, New York publicist John Duval Gluck proposed to answer Santa's mail.


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 2020-09-28  33m
 
 

episode 312: The Last of the Yahi


In 1911 the last member of the Yahi people appeared in Oroville, California.


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 2020-09-21  31m
 
 

episode 311: A Disputed Russian Princess


A woman found in Berlin in 1920 claimed to be a Romanov princess.


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 2020-09-14  34m