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 362 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 4 hours 17 minutes

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episode 358: The Radium Girls


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


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episode 357: Scenes From an Earthquake


Stories from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.


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   33m
 
 

episode 356: A Strawberry's Journey


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


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   30m
 
 

episode 355: The Auckland Islands Castaways


In 1864, two ships were wrecked on the same remote island. Unaware of each other, their crews struggled separately to survive.


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 2021-08-23  32m
 
 

episode 354: Falling Through a Thunderstorm


In 1959, Marine pilot William Rankin parachuted through a violent thunderstorm.


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 2021-08-16  33m
 
 

episode 353: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


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


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 2021-08-09  32m
 
 

episode 352: A Victorian Hippopotamus


In 1850, a Nile hippo created a stir when it arrived at the London Zoo.


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 2021-07-26  31m
 
 

episode 351: Notes and Queries


A selection of curiosities and questions from Greg's research database.


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 2021-07-19  33m
 
 

episode 350: Symmes' Hole


In 1818, John Cleves Symmes Jr. declared that the earth was hollow.


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 2021-07-12  32m
 
 

episode 349: The National Hotel Disease


In 1857, guests at Washington D.C.'s National Hotel began to come down with a mysterious illness.


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 2021-07-05  32m