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 356 Folge(n) erschienen. Jede Woche gibt es eine neue Folge dieses Podcasts.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 1 hour 5 minutes

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episode 34: Spring-Heeled Jack -- A Victorian Supervillain


Newspapers report a fire-breathing demon bounding impressively about southern England in the 19th century.


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 2014-11-17  37m
 
 

episode 33: Death and Robert Todd Lincoln


Abraham Lincoln's son Robert was connected with three different presidential assassinations.


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 2014-11-10  35m
 
 

episode 32: The Wow! Signal


In August 1977 an Ohio radio telescope received a signal that appeared to have been sent by an alien intelligence.


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 2014-11-03  30m
 
 

episode 31: Pigs on Trial


Why did medieval courts prosecute cows, bulls, horses, and weevils for crimes ranging from criminal damage to murder?


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 2014-10-27  30m
 
 

episode 30: The Oak Island Money Pit


Nova Scotia's Oak Island has become famous as the site of a vast treasure that no one has been able to unearth.


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 2014-10-20  33m
 
 

episode 29: The Mystery of Kaspar Hauser


In 1828 a 16-year-old boy appeared in Nuremberg, claiming that he'd spent his entire life alone in a dark cell.


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 2014-10-06  37m
 
 

episode 28: The Real-Life Sherlock Holmes


The famous fictional detective was inspired by a real-life medical lecturer who taught Arthur Conan Doyle at the University of Edinburgh.


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 2014-09-29  32m
 
 

episode 27: The Man Who Volunteered for Auschwitz


Polish army captain Witold Pilecki is the only person to enter the concentration camp at Auschwitz voluntarily.


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 2014-09-22  33m
 
 

episode 26: A Practical Joke on a Grand Scale


In November 1810 one of the most elaborate practical jokes of all time unfolded in an innocent London street.


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 2014-09-15  31m
 
 

episode 25: An Australian Enigma


A well-dressed corpse appeared on a South Australian beach in 1948 -- and has been baffling investigators for 66 years.


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 2014-09-08  29m