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. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 7 days 21 hours 52 minutes

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episode 18: The Mystery of the Disappearing Airmen


What became of Ernest Cody and Charles Adams, Navy pilots who disappeared from a blimp in August 1942?


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 2014-07-14  31m
 
 

episode 17: An Aircraft Carrier Made of Ice


Desperate to overcome German submarines in World War II, Britain entertained a strange plan.


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 2014-07-07  30m
 
 

episode 16: A Very Popular Sack of Flour


Nevada mining merchant Reuel Gridley used a single sack of flour to raise $250,000 for wounded Union soldiers during the Civil War.


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 2014-06-30  29m
 
 

episode 15: The Flannan Isles Mystery


In 1900, three lighthouse keepers vanished from a remote Scottish island.


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 2014-06-23  32m
 
 

episode 14: The Unsinkable Violet Jessop


Stoic stewardess Violet Jessop escaped disaster on three successive ocean liners in the 1910s.


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 2014-06-16  31m
 
 

episode 13: An Ingenious Escape From Slavery


Georgia slave Ellen Craft traveled 1,000 miles posing as a white man -- and bringing her husband William as a servant.


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 2014-06-09  35m
 
 

episode 12: The Great Race, Grace Kelly's Tomahawk, and Dreadful Penmanship


Six teams undertook an impossible task in 1908 -- to drive westward from New York to Paris.


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 2014-06-02  29m
 
 

episode 12: The Great Race, Grace Kelly's Tomahawk, and Dreadful Penmanship


Six teams undertook an impossible task in 1908 -- to drive westward from New York to Paris.


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 2014-06-02  29m
 
 

episode 11: A Woolf in Sheikh's Clothing


In 1910, as a practical joke, Virginia Woolf donned a false beard and turban and toured a British battleship.


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 2014-05-26  33m
 
 

episode 10: A Baboon Soldier, Lighthouse Rescues, and a Parliament of Owls


When Albert Marr joined the South African army in 1915, he brought his baboon with him.


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 2014-05-19  34m