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/

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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