Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

From the creator of the hit podcast Lore comes a new, bite-sized storytelling experience. Each twice-weekly episode features two short tales that take listeners on a guided tour of the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre.... Show More

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October 22, 2020 12 min

Mistakes happen, right? But whether a moment of bad judgment or a simple accident, mistakes can alter the course of lives, and even history itself.

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October 20, 2020 11 min

New ideas can be life-changing, but how the public reacts to them can make or break an invention's future. Let's explore two such items today.

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October 15, 2020 10 min

Real life can be a bit confusing, even leaving us scratching our heads. But the stories boud up in those mysteries are very fun to hear.

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October 13, 2020 11 min

Some folks manage to be right there when the important stuff happens, while others miss it due to bad timing. We'll let you be the judge as to which path is more entertaining.

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October 8, 2020 12 min

Some things take a while to get right, whether it's a device or a proper natural observation. The stories of that journey, though, can be curious indeed.

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October 6, 2020 12 min

When the unexpected happens, it often leaves curious stories in its wake. Today's tour has that in spades.

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October 1, 2020 10 min

We people put their plans in motion, the results are usually exactly what they were aiming for. But on today's tour, you'll learn about two situations where that certainty was far from reality.

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September 29, 2020 10 min

Some stories are hard to believe for a reason. What that reason is...well, that's up to you.

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September 24, 2020 12 min

Coincidences and chance happenings always create curious situations. Today we're hear about two that are sure to leave you scratching your head.

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September 22, 2020 10 min

Everyone wants to be first. The first to achieve something, or discover something new. How that might transform that person's life, though, depends on the details of their story.

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September 17, 2020 10 min

Today we meet two people: one who managed to avoid tragedy, and another who ended up creating one. Either way, their stories are curious.

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September 15, 2020 10 min

Today's tour will show you artwork from an unlikely painter, and show just how fragile key moments in history really are.

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September 10, 2020 11 min

Sometimes great numbers of people will believe a new message and fall in line, while other times the messenger needs to go to great lengths to convince everyone.

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September 8, 2020 10 min

Some performances are more than just entertainment. They stick a stake in the ground and mark a chance in world history. Today's tour covers two such stories.

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September 3, 2020 10 min

Humans are inventive creatures. How they use that gift, though, is more than a little curious.

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September 1, 2020 14 min

History is filled with great individuals who are remembered for their deeds and accomplishments. But today's tour might shed some light on just how curious those heroes can be.

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August 27, 2020 11 min

Time has a way of making us forget people. On today's tour, you'll meet two such neglected individuals. Thankfully, both of their stories are worthy of addition to the Cabinet of Curiosities.

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August 25, 2020 11 min

It's amazing what you can make out of unusual materials. Whether the end result is a work of art, or a life-long career, those unique ingredients always make for a great story.

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August 20, 2020 10 min

Two individuals. Two amazing stories. And even more incredible: both of them are true. You're sure to enjoy their addition to the Cabinet of Curiosities.

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August 18, 2020 10 min

Some people make history for the most troubling deeds, while others reach the top, only to be forgotten. Today's tour will introduce you to one of each.

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