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Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.

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    • History
    • 4.7 • 561 Ratings

Forgotten stories from the pages of history. Join us for surprising and curious tales from the past and challenge yourself with our lateral thinking puzzles.

    A Point of Law

    A Point of Law

    Does shooting a ghost constitute murder?

    • 29 min
    Lost in a Daydream

    Lost in a Daydream

    In 1901, two English academics came to believe they'd passed through a memory of Marie Antoinette.

    • 31 min
    A Gruesome Cure for Consumption

    A Gruesome Cure for Consumption

    Some New Englanders in the 1800s believed that tuberculosis symptoms were caused by the dead.

    • 33 min
    Transporting Obelisks

    Transporting Obelisks

    In the 1800s, France, England, and the United States each undertook to move a massive Egyptian obelisk.

    • 32 min
    Eugene Bullard

    Eugene Bullard

    The first Black American military pilot led a stunning career in wartime France.

    • 33 min
    Stranded in the Kimberley

    Stranded in the Kimberley

    In 1932, two German airmen became stranded in northwestern Australia.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
561 Ratings

561 Ratings

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I listen to this every night

I have been listening to this podcast for years and has slowly turned into a daily habit. I mean this in the best way possible: it puts me to sleep. There is something about their dulcid tones and calm demeanor that just lull me to sleep. And as a night owl with occasional insomnia this is one of the few things that work. Some other podcasts try to put you to sleep but they love to slow or are artificial. This is just someone telling you awesome stories in a calm manor and you get to fully relax. And if ever my anxiety is too great for even sleep meds I get to hear about amazing things. I am done for if ever this podcast ends 😭

RBinMich ,

I look forward to Mondays because of this podcast

A bright spot in the otherwise worst day of the week. My husband and I love listening to this together and trying to solve the lateral thinking puzzles before Greg and Sharon (which very rarely happens).

Cindy123455 ,

Great podcast!

This is my new favorite podcast! I do wish that Greg and Sharon would slow down by about a quarter turn — the dense, fact-laden text is hard to absorb when it is spoken quickly. I am learning a lot! Thanks.

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