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 9: The Monkey Signalman, Racetrack ESP, and Toxic Dumps


Meet Jack the baboon, who served as assistant signalman on a South African railway in the 1880s.


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 2014-05-12  34m
 
 

episode 8: Owney the Mail Dog, Candy Bombers, and Bertrand Russell


A travel-mad terrier tours the nation by mail car in the 1890s


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 2014-05-05  33m
 
 

episode 7: Louisiana Hippos, Imaginary Epidemics, and Charles Lindbergh


A French flight set out to cross the Atlantic 12 days before Lindbergh -- and disappeared.


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 2014-04-28  29m
 
 

episode 6: Texas Camels, Zebra Stripes, and an Immortal Piano


The U.S. Army once considered using camels as pack animals in the American Southwest


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 2014-04-21  33m
 
 

episode 5: Mailing People, Alien Shorthand, and Benjamin Franklin


How Henry "Box" Brown earned his nickname.


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 2014-04-14  32m
 
 

episode 4: Mystery Airships, Marauding Lions, and Nancy Drew


What was flying over San Francisco in 1896?


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 2014-04-07  35m
 
 

episode 4: Mystery Airships, Marauding Lions, and Nancy Drew


What was flying over San Francisco in 1896?


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 2014-04-07  35m
 
 

episode 3: Extreme Pedestrians, Kangaroo Stew, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge


One woman's resolution to walk to Siberia.


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 2014-03-31  34m
 
 

episode 2: Mass Hysteria, Airborne Sheepdogs and Mark Twain's Brother


Some feared that the return of Halley's comet in 1910 would kill us all.


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 2014-03-24  28m
 
 

episode 1: Calendar Reform, Doll Mansions, and Hitchcock's Vertigo


Is there a better way to lay out our annual calendar?


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 2014-03-14  30m