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.

Episodes

October 4, 2022 12 min

Humans have been around on the planet long enough that one of the most eerie things to experience is the absence of other people. Today's tour puts two such moments on display.

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Some academicsThe Talking Dead discover groundbreaking concepts, while others become them. Today's tour should explain exactly what we mean.

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September 27, 2022 10 min

Some traditions are held onto a bit more tightly than others—both literally and figuratively. 

 

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September 22, 2022 11 min

Extraordinary beginnings for some commonplace bits of our culture. Today tour should be painless.

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September 20, 2022 11 min

It's difficult to know exactly what's going on inside the minds of the people around us. But if these Cabinet stories are any indication, perhaps we should be a bit worried?

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September 15, 2022 9 min

The brain works in mysterious ways, as is demonstrated by both exhibits on our tour of the Cabinet today.

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September 13, 2022 9 min

Let's take a curious tour of some amazing inventions.

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September 8, 2022 9 min

You might be surprised by just how powerful a bit of history can be, as these curious tales attest.

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September 6, 2022 10 min

Great amounts of time and distance are spanned in this tour of curious personalities.

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September 1, 2022 9 min

Curious people tend to rise to the top. Today's subjects are no exception.

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August 30, 2022 13 min

Some individuals have tried very hard to stand out on the pages of history, and many have succeeded in very unique ways.

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August 25, 2022 12 min

Let's tour a pair of curious stories that are joined by a simple element: human language. 

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August 23, 2022 11 min

Often times, it's not uniqueness that makes people curious, but their similarities. Today's tour should reveal exactly what we mean.

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August 18, 2022 10 min

There's a lot of extraordinary adventure hidden behind the lives of two individuals with plain, ordinary names.

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August 16, 2022 13 min

Today's curious adventure will require setting foot on a boat or two, but the journey will be worth it.

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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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August 9, 2022 11 min

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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