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Something True brings you incredible and bizarre true stories from the footnotes of history. A dog in the United States Cabinet? A leading rocket scientist who quit his job to make a moonchild? Virginia Woolf donning blackface to prank a navy? They're all true. They're all Something True.

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    • Cultura e società

Something True brings you incredible and bizarre true stories from the footnotes of history. A dog in the United States Cabinet? A leading rocket scientist who quit his job to make a moonchild? Virginia Woolf donning blackface to prank a navy? They're all true. They're all Something True.

    Something True 2.8: Odyssée

    Something True 2.8: Odyssée

    Guillaume le Gentil didn’t find purpose in the church, seeking it instead in the stars. In 1761, he participated in a global astronomical mission to observe the Transit of Venus from various stations across the globe. But the course of science never did run smooth, and le Gentil’s travels would scatter him far and wide, across time and space, and from toilet-bound depression to true illumination. The Something True season finale.



    Read a full transcript of this episode on the Something True website.



    Follow Something True on Twitter @atruepodcast. (Or just follow Duncan and Alex.)



    Music on this week’s episode:

    Chris Zabriskie – But Enough About Me, Bill Paxton*

    Lee Maddeford – Le petit jardin (with Les Gauchers Orchestra)*

    Dan Warren – Instrumental - Son of God*

    Jelsonic – Breeeze*

    Jahzzar – Silver *

    Scanglobe – Westerlund 1*

    David Szesztay – Sweeper

    Chris Zabriskie – John Stockton Slow Drag*

    Scott Holmes – Green Fields*




    *modified for the podcast.

    • 24 min
    Something True 2.7: Christian & Christopher

    Something True 2.7: Christian & Christopher

    Richard Welsh thought he could squeeze in a quick drink with his mates after work, but one thing led to another, and he was conscripted into the English army to fight in a global war. His wife, not thrilled, dropped the kids off with a babysitter and set out to bring Richard home. Thus began Christian Welsh's epic, decades-long quest through the battlefields of Europe to find her husband, and herself. And a pet pig, which was a bonus.



    Read a full transcript of this episode on the Something True website.



    Follow Something True on Twitter @atruepodcast. (Or just follow Duncan and Alex.)



    Music on this week’s episode:

    Kai Engel – Summer Days*

    David Szesztay – Crime Story

    Jason Shaw – Back to the Woods*

    Gillicuddy – Adventure Darling*

    Gablé – humm ok*

    Gablé – mont*

    Alan Singley – Tulum*

    Kevin MacLeod – Reaching Out

    Jon Watts – Don't Give Up*

    Jahzzar – Last Dance*

    Chris Zabriskie – The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan*




    *modified for the podcast.

    • 21 min
    Something True 2.6: L'Arme X

    Something True 2.6: L'Arme X

    Nobody in France had seen anything like it. The boy, Tarrare, could eat whatever he wanted, in enormous quantities, and never felt full or put on weight. Tarrare was just hungry. He was hungry all the time. And as he wandered Paris, eating anything he pleased, he would, in turn, be swallowed up by forces great and sinister.



    Read a full transcript of this episode on the Something True website.



    Follow Something True on Twitter @atruepodcast. (Or just follow Duncan and Alex.)



    Music on this week’s episode:

    David Szesztay – Above Us 2*

    Kevin MacLeod – Enchanted Journey*

    Oskar Schuster – Sneeuwland*

    Robert Farmer – Turn the old; return to them*

    Jahzzar – Guilty*

    Scott Holmes – Close To The Distance*




    *modified for the podcast.

    • 15 min
    Something True 2.5: The Trip to Telegraph Creek

    Something True 2.5: The Trip to Telegraph Creek

    Together they set out to chart wildest Canada: a management consultant, a dental student, a Hollywood cinematographer, an ex-sniper, a mysterious treasure hunter, and a cowboy. Nobody believed in their expedition, saying things like, “You don't have the experience” and, “Your horses are diseased.” But Charles E. Bedaux was determined. For him this trip wasn’t about making maps, but the measure of a man.



    Read a full transcript of this episode on the Something True website.



    Follow Something True on Twitter @atruepodcast. (Or just follow Duncan and Alex.)



    Music on this week’s episode:

    Lloyd Rogers – Draw Me A Sheep (Act I)*

    lo-fi is sci-fi – Phase IV*

    Gablé – grate ok*

    Jason Shaw – Plantation*

    Kai Engel – Puddles and Bars*

    Jahzzar – Dummy*

    Josh Woodward – Hollow Grove (instrumental Version)*




    *modified for the podcast.

    • 21 min
    Something True 2.4: Okaasan

    Something True 2.4: Okaasan

    In the 16th century, the Oda and Tokugawa clans sought to unite feudal Japan under their rule. These were big and dangerous boys, but the biggest threat to their political alliance wasn’t any enemy clan, but a rude mother-in-law and a young woman who would do anything to protect her family.



    Read a full transcript of this episode on the Something True website.



    Follow Something True on Twitter @atruepodcast. (Or just follow Duncan and Alex.)



    Music on this week’s episode:

    David Szesztay – In The Sun

    Lee Maddeford – Back to Bulgaria

    Sergey Cheremisinov – Fog*

    Jahzzar – Liar*

    Circus Marcus – Cadiquo tu noï*




    *modified for the podcast.

    • 13 min
    Something True 2.3: Citizen Tim

    Something True 2.3: Citizen Tim

    The stars themselves proclaimed Timothy Dexter to be a great man, so why wouldn't the Newburyport, Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce? Dexter, a wealthy merchant, wanted nothing more than the respect of Massachusetts high society. And he'd do anything to get it, even if it meant blurring the line between being a great man and a bad guy.



    Read a full transcript of this episode on the Something True website.



    Follow Something True on Twitter @atruepodcast. (Or just follow Duncan and Alex.)



    Music on this week’s episode:

    A. A. Alto – Skip Song*

    Kai Engel – Twinkling Stars Won't Answer Me*

    Kai Engel – Brooks*

    A. A. Alto – Canyon*

    Lloyd Rogers – Ground Machine (After Purcell)*

    Jahzzar – Storyteller*




    *modified for the podcast.

    • 15 min

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