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 369 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 8 hours

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episode 355: The Auckland Islands Castaways


In 1864, two ships were wrecked on the same remote island. Unaware of each other, their crews struggled separately to survive.


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 2021-08-23  32m
 
 

episode 354: Falling Through a Thunderstorm


In 1959, Marine pilot William Rankin parachuted through a violent thunderstorm.


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 2021-08-16  33m
 
 

episode 353: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


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


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 2021-08-09  32m
 
 

episode 352: A Victorian Hippopotamus


In 1850, a Nile hippo created a stir when it arrived at the London Zoo.


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 2021-07-26  31m
 
 

episode 351: Notes and Queries


A selection of curiosities and questions from Greg's research database.


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 2021-07-19  33m
 
 

episode 350: Symmes' Hole


In 1818, John Cleves Symmes Jr. declared that the earth was hollow.


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 2021-07-12  32m
 
 

episode 349: The National Hotel Disease


In 1857, guests at Washington D.C.'s National Hotel began to come down with a mysterious illness.


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 2021-07-05  32m
 
 

episode 348: Who Killed the Red Baron?


It's still uncertain who fired the shot that killed Manfred von Richthofen.


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 2021-06-28  32m
 
 

episode 347: The Cottingley Fairies


In 1917 two English girls came home with a photograph of fairies.


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 2021-06-21  30m
 
 

episode 346: A Desperate Winter in Antarctica


In 1898 a Belgian ship was frozen into the ice off the coast of Antarctica.


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 2021-06-14  33m