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 365 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 8 days 5 hours 47 minutes

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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
 
 

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