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 264 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast
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episode 260: The Rugged Road


In 1934, two women set out to travel the length of Africa by motorcycle.


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episode 259: The Astor Place Riot


An 1849 dispute between two actors led to one of the bloodiest riots in New York history.


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episode 258: The First Great Train Robbery


In 1855, a band of thieves planned an elaborate heist to steal gold bullion from a moving train.


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episode 257: The Sledge Patrol


In 1943 an isolated Greenland sledge patrol discovered a team of German interlopers.


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 15 July 2019  32m
 
 

episode 256: Lasseter's Reef


In 1930 Harold Lasseter announced he'd discovered a huge gold deposit in central Australia.


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 08 July 2019  31m
 
 

episode 255: Death on the Ice


In 1914, 132 Newfoundland sealers were trapped on the ice as a blizzard approached.


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 01 July 2019  34m
 
 

episode 254: The Porthole Murder


Actress Gay Gibson met a mysterious death on an ocean liner in 1947.


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 24 June 2019  32m
 
 

episode 253: The Dame of Sark


A 56-year-old British noblewoman stood up to Nazi occupiers on the tiny island of Sark.


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 17 June 2019  31m
 
 

episode 252: The Wild Boy of Aveyron


In 1800, a 12-year-old boy emerged from a forest in southern France.


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 10 June 2019  33m
 
 

episode 251: Joseph Palmer's Beard


In 1830, Joseph Palmer outraged Fitchburg, Massachusetts, by wearing facial hair.


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 03 June 2019  31m