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 285 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 281: Grey Owl


After his death in 1938, a prominent conservationist proved to have a surprising background.


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episode 280: Leaving St. Kilda


In 1930, the residents of a remote Scottish archipelago returned to the mainland.


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episode 279: The Champawat Tiger


In 1907, hunter Jim Corbett stalked a Nepalese tiger that had taken 434 victims.


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episode 278: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


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


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episode 277: The Mad Trapper of Rat River


In 1932 an enigmatic trapper led police on a 300-kilometer chase through northern Canada.


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 2019-12-16  33m
 
 

episode 276: A Confederate Rose


Socialite Rose O'Neal Greenhow established a Confederate spy ring in Washington D.C.


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 2019-12-09  29m
 
 

episode 275: A Kidnapped Painting


In 1961 a Goya masterpiece disappeared from London's National Gallery.


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 2019-12-02  30m
 
 

episode 274: Death in a Nutshell


Frances Glessner Lee created miniature death scenes to train investigators in the 1940s.


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 2019-11-25  29m
 
 

episode 273: Alice Ramsey's Historic Drive


In 1909, Alice Ramsey set out to cross the United States by car.


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 2019-11-18  32m
 
 

episode 273: The Cannibal Convict


In 1822, eight desperate prisoners fled a penal colony in western Tasmania.


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 2019-11-11  31m