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.

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May 6, 2021 11 min

When events are out of our control, all we can do is just make the best of it. The folks in our stories today did exactly that after life threw them some bizarre and unusual curveballs.

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Some of the most curious stories are about things we assume we know really well. But there's always more to discover...isn't there?

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April 29, 2021 11 min

On display today are two objects that we might take for granted in the modern world. But how they got there...well, that's the curious part.

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April 27, 2021 11 min

Luck has a lot to do with the creation of new curiosities. Sometimes that luck is found in a random choice, and sometimes it's entirely out of our control. The results, though, are never boring.

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April 22, 2021 10 min

Two well known subjects, two extraordinary stories. All part of today's tour through the Cabinet of Curiosities.

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April 20, 2021 10 min

Inventive people often leave us with stories that amazing and delight. These two subjects...well, I'll let you be the judge of just how wonderful they are.

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April 15, 2021 10 min

Being smart can help you get ahead in life, but for these two people, intelligence changed the future. Enjoy today's tour through the Cabinet!

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April 13, 2021 11 min

Many mysteries are hidden just beneath the surface, but today's two stories give that a whole new meaning.

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April 8, 2021 11 min

Some people are storage fanatics, the sort of folks who like to keep things around. But the two stories on display today might just force us to re-evaluate how far people should take that impulse.

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April 6, 2021 10 min

We can't believe everything we read, and not everything we see on television can become a reality. But today's stories might just make the line between truth and fiction a bit more blurry.

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April 1, 2021 10 min

Today we get right down to the bones of some great stories. To say more, though, would spoil the surprise, so let's begin our tour.

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March 30, 2021 11 min

The inventiveness of humanity is on display in the Cabinet today, and these stories cut right to the heart of our desire to improve lives for everyone.

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March 25, 2021 13 min

Everyone wants to be a winner. Some work their entire lives to reach the top. But every now and then someone manages to sneak into the winners' circle through an unusual method. And today's tour will demonstrate exactly that.

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March 23, 2021 11 min

It's amazing how many types of stories can delight us. Some have horrible endings, and some fill us with delight. But either way, they pull us in and build us up. Here are some to do just that.

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March 18, 2021 11 min

Some people are just different than the rest of us. They might focus that uniqueness into something great, or they might squander it on petty deeds. Either way, they leave us with amazing tales to enjoy.

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March 16, 2021 12 min

Two tales that inexplicably set foot into the same legendary location. Although their individual journeys couldn't be more different.

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March 11, 2021 11 min

Humans are so good at making things that those creations can inspire awe or fear, depending on the story. Let's explore two of them today.

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March 9, 2021 10 min

Some people are just incredibly skilled at bringing delight to the rest of us. How they got there, and what their work entailed, though, is often a bit more curious.

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March 4, 2021 13 min

Today's tour through the Cabinet will introduce you to a pair of unique individuals, and their tendency to break the rules and suffer the consequences.

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March 2, 2021 11 min

Both stories today involve crossing the Atlantic, but they couldn't be any different after that. Well, other than both being more than a little curious, of course.

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