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 257 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich
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episode 253: The Dame of Sark


A 56-year-old British noblewoman stood up to Nazi occupiers on the tiny island of Sark.


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episode 252: The Wild Boy of Aveyron


In 1800, a 12-year-old boy emerged from a forest in southern France.


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episode 251: Joseph Palmer's Beard


In 1830, Joseph Palmer outraged Fitchburg, Massachusetts, by wearing facial hair.


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episode 250: The General Slocum


In 1904 a sidewheel steamboat caught fire on the East River.


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episode 249: The Robbers Cave Experiment


In 1954, a psychologist started a war between fifth graders at an Oklahoma summer camp.


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episode 248: Smoky the War Dog


In 1944, an American soldier discovered a Yorkshire terrier in an abandoned foxhole in New Guinea.


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 2019-05-13  33m
 
 

episode 247: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


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


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 2019-05-06  32m
 
 

episode 246: Gene Tierney's Secret Heartbreak


The movie star met a strange disaster in 1943.


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 2019-04-29  33m
 
 

episode 245: Jeanne Baret


The first woman to circle the world did so dressed as a man.


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 2019-04-22  32m
 
 

episode 244: The Women's Protest


In 1943, hundreds of German women protested the roundup of their Jewish husbands.


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 2019-04-15  34m