If you like intriguing true stories from science, history, and psychology, this audiobook-like adaptation of DamnInteresting.com ought to tickle your fancy.
The Traveler And His Baggage
In Nazi-occupied Paris, “Dr. Eugène” offered Jews an alternative to deportation, slavery, and death camps. But the escape network was not what it seemed.
Fifteen Years Forsaken
A true story of castaways on a lost and hostile scrap of land, all thanks to some meddlesome Frenchmen and terrible luck.
A Blight On Soviet Science
Nikolai Vavilov dedicated his life to improving Soviet agriculture and eradicating famine, but his allegiance to science would ultimately lead to his downfall.
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.
It really is
Awesome informative podcast with excellent, interesting subjects. Fantastic sound design and great storytelling. My only complaint is the gap between new podcasts, but appreciate that they take their time and don’t sacrifice quality to crank them out quicker.
I really enjoy the way the story is narrated and I love the narrator’s voice! Excellent podcast and will be listening to a lot more! Very engaging content and excellent storytelling skills! Keep it up!
This Show Got Me Into Podcasts
This is the actual show that made me interested in podcasts and helped me to start my own, which is now paying my mortgage. I used to travel an hour to work each way and this is the show that got me through the commutes. I have been listening to the show for over 12 years now, and I still look forward to every single episode. When I tell someone they should listen to podcasts, and they subsequently roll their eyes at me, I tell them to listen to this. I usually get a thank you shortly after they listen. This is the show all others are judged by IMHO.