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 301 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 297: A Sinto Boxer in Nazi Germany


Johann Trollmann was proving his ability just as the Nazis were declaring his inferiority.


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   32m
 
 

episode 296: The Little Giants


In 1957, an underdog Mexican team stunned the world of Little League.


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   32m
 
 

episode 295: An Unlikely Attempt on Everest


In the 1930s, Maurice Wilson set out to fly to Mount Everest and climb it alone.


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   33m
 
 

episode 294: 'The Murder Trial of the Century'


In 1957, English doctor John Bodkin Adams was accused of killing his patients for their money.


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   33m
 
 

episode 293: Lennie Gwyther


In 1932, a 9-year-old rode 600 miles to see the opening of the Sydney Harbour Bridge.


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   30m
 
 

episode 292: Fordlandia


In 1927, Henry Ford decided to build a rubber plantation in the Amazon.


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 2020-04-20  32m
 
 

episode 291: Half-Safe


In 1946, Australian engineer Ben Carlin decided to circle the world in an amphibious jeep.


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 2020-04-13  30m
 
 

episode 290: Voss' Last Stand


In a 1917 dogfight, German flying ace Werner Voss took on seven of the best pilots in the Royal Flying Corps.


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 2020-04-05  30m
 
 

episode 289: The Johnstown Flood


In 1889, a dam failure sent a disastrous flood descending on Johnstown, Pennsylvania.


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 2020-03-30  32m
 
 

episode 288: Death at the Lane Cove River


On New Year's Day 1963, two bodies were found inexplicably dead on a riverbank in Sydney.


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 2020-03-16  31m