If you like intriguing true stories from science, history, and psychology, this audiobook-like adaptation of DamnInteresting.com ought to tickle your fancy.
Pugilism On The Plains
How a booming oil town aimed to become a western metropolis through one of the most ill-conceived boxing matches of all time.
How Miss Shilling's Orifice Helped Win the War
How a female engineer defied all norms to save England in the Second World War.
Dupes and Duplicity
The true story of the 18th century's greatest femme fatale, and the most unfortunate of her victims.
Chronicles of Charnia
When an ancient, unexpected imprint is discovered in a stone quarry, scientists endeavor to explain its mysterious origin.
The Spy of Night and Fog
The Spy of Night and Fog by Damn Interesting
French mathematician Évariste Galois lived a full life. When he wasn't trying to overthrow the government, he was reinventing algebra.
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Absolutely listenable! If you like little known stories from history, this is for you. Great detail, really well written and the narrators are very professional and literate. (love Simon) After listening while driving you’ll sit in your driveway to finish a piece.
Like the The Futility Closet? You Will Love This
Fascinating stories but told in more depth and with more production values than Futility Closet. My only complaint is that the playlist at this time is short and I will run out in a couple of months. I really hope they keep going. Every episode keeps my attention and is memorable.
Only one small thing...
I really like the eclectic range of topics covered by this podcast, and the research that has obviously informed the writing and presentation. The one small thing that bothers me — a lot — is how loud the opening sound is. The one that sounds like a door slamming shut. It makes me jump every time. I almost want to skip the shorter episodes just so I won’t have to hear it as frequently.