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 350 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 21 hours 52 minutes

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episode 336: A Gruesome Cure for Consumption


Some New Englanders in the 1800s believed that tuberculosis symptoms were caused by the dead.


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 2021-03-22  33m
 
 

episode 335: Transporting Obelisks


In the 1800s, France, England, and the United States each undertook to move a massive Egyptian obelisk.


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 2021-03-15  32m
 
 

episode 334: Eugene Bullard


The first Black American military pilot led a stunning career in wartime France.


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 2021-03-08  33m
 
 

episode 333: Stranded in the Kimberley


In 1932, two German airmen became stranded in northwestern Australia.


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 2021-02-22  33m
 
 

episode 332: Princess Caraboo


In 1817, a young woman claiming to be a kidnapped Eastern princess appeared in the English village of Almondsbury.


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 2021-02-15  30m
 
 

episode 331: The Starvation Doctor


Linda Burfield Hazzard's "fasting cure" killed multiple patients in the early 20th century.


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 2021-02-08  31m
 
 

episode 330: The Abernathy Boys


In the early 1900s, two young brothers made several daring trips across the United States.


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 2021-02-01  33m
 
 

episode 329: The Cock Lane Ghost


In London in 1762, a ghost accused a man of murder.


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 2021-01-25  30m
 
 

episode 328: A Canine Prisoner of War


In 1944, an English pointer gave heart to an Allied prison camp in Sumatra.


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 2021-01-18  30m
 
 

episode 327: The Misplaced Tourist


In 1977, a German tourist spent three days in Bangor, Maine, thinking it was San Francisco.


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 2021-01-11  29m