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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January 18, 2022 10 min

Life at home can offer some curious distractions, from television to pets. These two tales should serve as perfect proof.

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More origin stories, because nothing is more curious than unusual beginnings to familiar characters.

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January 11, 2022 11 min

Origin stories are often curious, and these two tales are guaranteed to entertain.

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January 6, 2022 13 min

Success and failure often hinge on chance and opportunity, and it's easy to feel a bit deflated.

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January 4, 2022 10 min

There's some very creative thinking on display for today's tour through the Cabinet.

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December 30, 2021 10 min

Choose your weapon for today's duel of curiosities. No matter what you pick, though, expect the unexpected.

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December 28, 2021 10 min

Learning about things that happened in the past can generate a sense of wonder. And these two stories are bound to do just that.

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December 23, 2021 10 min

It's easy to take things for granted and assume we know all there is about them. But these two curious stories might just change your mind.

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December 21, 2021 10 min

There's a darker side to elegance and extravagance, and these curious tales will give you a look at some of our favorites.

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December 16, 2021 10 min

Let's get inventive today. Maybe it will be good for your health, and maybe not. You can decide.

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December 14, 2021 11 min

We often take place and people for granted, and in the process, overlook their curious beginnings.

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December 9, 2021 10 min

Independence is a very human goal, but some of the ways we achieve and celebrate it are more than a little curious.

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December 7, 2021 11 min

Curiosities are floating all around us. Come aboard and see for yourself!

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December 2, 2021 10 min

One man's treasured possession is another's bit of trash. It's all a matter of perspective.

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November 30, 2021 12 min

Some things are too good to be true, and others turn out to be so much more than you expected. Today's tour through the Cabinet reveals one of each.

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November 25, 2021 10 min

Who we are is closely tied to what we—and others—know about ourselves. These stories offer examples of how that might be taken to the extreme.

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November 23, 2021 11 min

People are always trying to push the barriers of what's possible. How those stories end, however, is always more than a little curious.

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November 18, 2021 10 min

Old traditions and new ways of thinking are both excellent sources of curious stories.

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November 16, 2021 11 min

Strange things are floating around in history, from people to objects. Here are a couple of new editions to the Cabinet.

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November 11, 2021 13 min

Hard work and ingenuity doesn't always go rewarded, but these stories prove otherwise. Their motivations, however, couldn't be less different.

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