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 245 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 241: A Case of Scientific Self-Deception


In 1903, Prosper-René Blondlot decided he'd discovered a new form of radiation.


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episode 240: The Shark Papers


In 1799 a shark gave evidence for the Royal Navy.


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episode 239: The Man-Eaters of Tsavo


In 1898 two man-eating lions terrorized a railway camp in British East Africa.


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episode 238: The Plight of Mary Ellen Wilson


In 1873 a Methodist missionary in New York City heard rumors of a severly abused little girl.


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episode 237: The Baseball Spy


Baseball catcher Moe Berg became a spy during World War II.


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episode 236: The Last Lap


The 1908 Olympic marathon in London came to a thrilling finish.


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 2019-02-11  33m
 
 

episode 235: Leon Festinger and the Alien Apocalypse


In 1955 psychologists secretly studied a UFO religion as it prepared for the end of the world.


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 2019-02-04  32m
 
 

episode 234: The Dig Tree


An 1860 attempt to cross Australia devolved into tragedy on a Queensland creek.


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 2019-01-28  33m
 
 

episode 233: Flight to Freedom


In 1979 two families sought to escape East Germany in a hot-air balloon.


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 2019-01-21  34m
 
 

episode 232: The Indomitable Spirit of Douglas Bader


Legless fighter pilot Douglas Bader became Britain's top flying ace.


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 2019-01-14  31m