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. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 21 hours 52 minutes

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episode 326: The Recluse of Herald Square


In 1931, Ida Wood died hoarding a great fortune -- and a great secret.


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 2021-01-04  31m
 
 

episode 325: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


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


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 2020-12-28  31m
 
 

episode 324: The Bizarre Death of Alfred Loewenstein


In 1928, the world's third-richest man inexplicably fell from an airplane.


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 2020-12-21  31m
 
 

episode 323: The Blind Traveler


After losing his sight at age 25, James Holman became the most prolific traveler of his day.


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 2020-12-14  30m
 
 

episode 322: Joseph Medicine Crow


Joseph Medicine Crow's path to destiny ran through the battlefields of World War II.


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 2020-12-07  30m
 
 

episode 321: The Calculating Boy


George Parker Bidder could do stupendously difficult arithmetic in his head.


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 2020-11-30  32m
 
 

episode 320: John Hornby and the Barren Lands


Eccentric adventurer John Hornby clawed a living from the inhospitable tundra of northern Canada.


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 2020-11-23  35m
 
 

episode 319: Friedrich Kellner's Opposition


Friedrich Kellner kept a secret diary to record the crimes of the Third Reich.


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 2020-11-16  33m
 
 

episode 318: Peace Pilgrim


Mildred Norman gave away her possessions to walk North America in the cause of peace.


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 2020-11-02  33m
 
 

episode 317: Lateral Thinking Puzzles


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


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 2020-10-26  31m