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 310 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 306: The Inventor Who Disappeared


In 1890, cinema pioneer Louis Le Prince boarded a train and disappeared.


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   31m
 
 

episode 305: Cast Away in the New World


In the 1500s, four Spanish colonists were marooned in an unexplored North America.


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   30m
 
 

episode 304: The Dog Who Joined the Navy


In 1939 a Great Dane joined the Royal Navy.


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   31m
 
 

episode 303: Camp Stark


A New Hampshire POW camp in World War II saw an unexpected outbreak of kindness.


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   31m
 
 

episode 302: The Galápagos Affair


Two settlers disappeared from an Eastern Pacific island in 1934.


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 2020-07-06  31m
 
 

episode 301: Tschiffely's Ride


In 1925, Aimé Tschiffely set out to ride two horses from Buenos Aires to New York City.


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 2020-06-29  31m
 
 

episode 300: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


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


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 2020-06-22  28m
 
 

episode 299: Ursula Graham Bower and the Nagas


The English anthropologist organized Indian hill people against invading Japanese.


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 2020-06-15  30m
 
 

episode 298: The Theft of the Mona Lisa


In 1911, the Mona Lisa disappeared from the Louvre.


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 2020-06-01  30m
 
 

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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 2020-05-25  32m