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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August 11, 2022 10 min

The world is out there, waiting for us to take control and explore it. How people have done that in the past, however, was sometimes a little curious.

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We humans always try our best to understand the world around us. Sometimes that leads to new benefits, and sometimes it leads to misunderstandings.

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August 4, 2022 10 min

One curiosity in our world is how minds change over time. And the two exhibits on our tour today should help you understand why that's so easy to love.

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August 2, 2022 10 min

Some people are inventive, while others can't seem to get it together. How their stories play out, though, can always be curious.

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July 28, 2022 11 min

Sometimes you can find what you're looking for, and sometimes you can't. Either way, the process can be a little curious.

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July 26, 2022 10 min

Today's tour will teach you about some things that might seem difficult to believe. Whether you are right or not...well, you can be the judge.

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July 21, 2022 9 min

Let's take a trip Down Under for today's Cabinet tour.

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July 19, 2022 13 min

Today's tour features two individuals who lived life against the grain, although the causes they fought for couldn't have been more different.

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July 14, 2022 9 min

Sometimes curiosities are built, as today's tour will show.

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July 12, 2022 13 min

Today's tour through the Cabinet explores crime on both large and small scales.

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This summer, Grim & Mild Presents continues its journey into the strange, the unusual, and the fascinating. For our newest season, we’ll be taking to the high seas to explore one of history’s most notorious types of criminal: pirates.

From naval battles and buried treasure, to deadly sword fights and stolen rum. Prepare to raise anchor! Grim & Mild Presents: Pirates sets sail on Friday, July 8th.

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July 7, 2022 10 min

Some curiosities are serious business, while others are worth a good chuckle. Here's a matching set!

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July 5, 2022 10 min

Curious moments frequently happen when expectation is flipped on its head.

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June 30, 2022 9 min

We often refer to fame as "blowing up", and these two famous individuals both experienced that. To one degree or another.

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June 28, 2022 9 min

On today's tour through the Cabinet, we explore some surprising developments that struck the world as a bit...well, curious.

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June 23, 2022 9 min

On paper, a lot of ideas sound seem ridiculous—whether intensionally or not.

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June 21, 2022 9 min

Some folks get lots of attention for bad ideas, while those who make an impact get forgotten. The world of science is certainly curious.

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June 16, 2022 11 min

Sometimes people just don't stay where they belong, which leads to some very curious situations. 

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June 14, 2022 9 min

Clever thinking has led to some curious stories, as these two tales demonstrate for us today.

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June 9, 2022 10 min

Plots to do dastardly things is on the tour today, complete with all sorts of curious characters.

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