Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

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Perfect little bites about the weird world. I save them up and play them back to back!


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.

Episode Date
070 | Lake Placid
Today's tour through the Cabinet is all about hidden things, so there won't be much to look at. Even still, the tour is sure to be entertaining.
Feb 21, 2019
069 | Happy Accident
Accidental discoveries are on display today in the Cabinet of Curiosities. Your journey is bound to leave you astounded.
Feb 19, 2019
068 | Ravenous
Unique individuals can be both an inspiration and a warning. Let's see if you can figure out which is which on today's tour through the Cabinet.
Feb 14, 2019
067 | Darkness Falls
Whether it's a battle for historical heritage, or a fight against Mother Nature, everyone on today's tour has had to endure some kind of struggle.
Feb 12, 2019
066 | Dressed Down
Sometimes the place you live is home to astounding natural features, while other times your country is responsible for something new. Let's learn about both, shall we?
Feb 07, 2019
065 | Occupied
On today's tour of the Cabinet, one person delivers on their promise, while another stays right where they are. Either way, these tales are sure to entertain.
Feb 05, 2019
064 | The Little Things
Today your tour guide will show you some amazing tales made possible by the brilliant work of talented people. Prepare to be amazed!
Jan 31, 2019
063 | Space Case
Not every story has a tidy ending. Often times, it's the journey that's more important than the destination, as both of our tales reveal today.
Jan 29, 2019
062 | Seeing Red
Some of the most amazing tales in history are about artwork, and today's tour of the Cabinet will reveal a couple that you'll never forget.
Jan 24, 2019
061 | High and Low
Some tales from the Cabinet reveal the true importance of people, while others hint at a true story we may never be able to reveal. Today we'll enjoy one of each.
Jan 22, 2019
060 | Pros and Cons
One of a kind objects are on display today, but not all of them were acquired through the most typical of methods. In fact, one of them wasn't even acquired at all.
Jan 17, 2019
059 | Wedged In
On today's tour of the Cabinet, we are given a chance to examine a object that exists without explanation, and then learn about something else that changed history without ever being seen. 
Jan 15, 2019
058 | Pour One Out
Some Curiosities are delightful and happy, but not on this tour. Today, we meet human cruelty and suffering head-on, but walk away richer for it.
Jan 10, 2019
057 | Small Wonders
This tour of the Cabinet will expose visitors to things so small they're barely visible, and sounds so deadly they shouldn't be heard.
Jan 08, 2019
056 | The Little Giant
Some people break through barriers with the power of their will, while others rise above in the more literal sense. Either way, they make great additions to the Cabinet of Curiosities.
Jan 03, 2019
055 | Deep Dive
As you pass through the Cabinet today, keep your eyes on that spot where the sky meets the ocean. Amazing things can come from both.
Jan 01, 2019
054 | Unlucky Hand
Connections are often an invisible thing, but they bind us together in unique ways. Today's journey through the Cabinet will reveal a few of the more surprising ones.
Dec 27, 2018
053 | Nature vs. Nurture
Today's tour through the Cabinet is a family matter, which everyone knows can be a complicated thing. But regardless of what life throws at us, blood will always be blood—with uncanny devotion.
Dec 25, 2018
052 | Cradle Will Fall
On today's tour through the Cabinet, you'll meet an object that didn't want to be caught, and an individual who desperately needed to be.
Dec 20, 2018
051 | Double Trouble
Some people are bound together across time, while others are bound by blood. In both cases, the ties that bind have a way of keeping us in rhythm. Whether that's good or bad, we'll leave up to you.
Dec 18, 2018
050 | Dueling Fates
We talk a lot about unique individuals, but sometimes it's good to mention some amazing pairs. Here are a few for the Cabinet that we think you'll enjoy.
Dec 13, 2018
049 | Brothers Grim
Sometimes similarities run in the family, and other times a close group of people end up thinking alike. Either way, they make great tales for the Cabinet.
Dec 11, 2018
048 | Wizard’s Coat
The world is full of astounding people who always find a way to leave their mark. If you keep a watchful eye during today's tour of the Cabinet, you just might spot them early.
Dec 06, 2018
047 | Double Exposure
Family is a curious thing. Given enough time, some amazing things can happen. Those are the sort of tales on display in the Cabinet today.
Dec 04, 2018
046 | Burning Mad
What tour of the Cabinet would be complete without an introduction to a pair of writers who seem to have slipped under the radar—if only in name, that is.
Nov 29, 2018
045 | True Believer
The Cabinet today plays host to those who go to extremes to make a point. Whether it involves running away, or jumping into the fray, there's something to be said for conviction.
Nov 27, 2018
044 | Shots Fired
Today's tour of the Cabinet will introduce you to two people who weren't about to back down from a commitment, no matter how high the odds were stacked against them.
Nov 22, 2018
043 | Rolling Stone
It's absolutely amazing what someone is capable when they put their mind to it. Today's tour provides us with examples of just how good—and bad—that can be.
Nov 20, 2018
042 | Still Life
Two items are on display in the Cabinet today. The first is something none of us would want, while the second is a dream come true. We hope you enjoy discovering which one is which.
Nov 15, 2018
041 | Farsight
What tour of the Cabinet would be complete without an introduction to two amazing individuals? Today's guests are guaranteed to enthrall and entertain you.
Nov 13, 2018
040 | Last Dance
Sometimes people accidentally harm others, and sometimes it's intentional. Either way, there's no way to explain what happens to the subjects of today's tour through the Cabinet.
Nov 08, 2018
039 | Bird Brain
Science is on full display in the Cabinet of Curiosities today. Whether its the creation of something new, or the reevaluation of something old, it's amazing what can come out of the laboratory.
Nov 06, 2018
038 | Time Warp
First, two women compete for the same reality. Then, two other women explore the nature of time itself. Both stories will leave you glad you toured the Cabinet today.
Nov 01, 2018
037 | Dr. Data
Creations are on display today! Sometimes it takes a village, and other times it's just a matter of available materials. Either way, the results are amazing.
Oct 30, 2018
036 | Secrets Kept
Two gifted men, each with a similar legacy. Neither had an equal, and both possessed gifts now lost to time.
Oct 25, 2018
035 | Losing Sleep
Each of today's stories reveals just how difficult it is to outrun the past; some will be overcome, while others will rise above it all.
Oct 23, 2018
034 | Precious Cargo
Some people strive hard to get away, while others want nothing more than to retreat deeper inside. either way, they've left us with amazing stories.
Oct 18, 2018
033 | No Good Deed
Human ingenuity might bring us wonder and joy, or it might bring us tragedy and sorrow. The only way to find out which story does what is to listen to both of them carefully.
Oct 16, 2018
032 | The Mastermind
Today we present two stories of individuals who show us just how powerful the human spirit can be.
Oct 11, 2018
031 | Lady Luck
On display today is the portrait of one lucky lady and the details of a battle that is famous for very little.
Oct 09, 2018
030 | Going Under
Today's tour might sweep you off your feet, or leave you feeling defeated. Either way, you're in for an explosive ride.
Oct 04, 2018
Unobscured - Season 1 - Trailer
History is full of stories we <em>think</em> we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, the creator the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews.<br><br>Season One: The Salem Witch Trials
Oct 03, 2018
029 | The Rumor Mill
Pay attention during your tour of the Cabinet today, because things aren't always what they appear to be.
Oct 02, 2018
028 | The Cold Truth
Each of today's stories offers us a chance to answer the same question: how much of yourself would you be willing to give up in exchange for an extraordinary life? One of our subjects had no choice, while the other rushed in head-first.
Sep 27, 2018
027 | Ascension
On our tour of the Cabinet of Curiosities today, we will meet two unique individuals. One spent his life looking for fame, while the other wanted to escape it. Whether they each achieved their goals is up for debate.
Sep 25, 2018
026 | Down the Drain
Seeing is believing. At least, that's what people say. But the objects on display in the Cabinet today stretch that cliché to the limit.
Sep 20, 2018
025 | Mourning
Sometimes our tour through the Cabinet introduces us to tales of loss and letting go. Other times, we encounter events that are are simply too amazing to be true. This is one of those tours.
Sep 18, 2018
024 | Up in Smoke
Today's tour through the Cabinet of Curiosities is a little hot, a little cold, and a whole lot of mysterious.
Sep 13, 2018
023 | Something Borrowed
Whether everything in life is spelled out for us, or left entirely to chance, there's never a dull moment inside the Cabinet of Curiosities.
Sep 11, 2018
022 | The Coin Flip
Today's tour introduces us to a fateful voyage and a plumbing problem with a haunting solution. Neither one are easy to believe, though.
Sep 06, 2018
021 | The Knock-Out
On today's tour of the Cabinet, one group of people has a foggy experience, while then another has sees stars for the first time.
Sep 04, 2018
020 | Restless
Sometimes people try hard to fool those around them, while others find themselves being fooled by someone else. Either way, the stories they create are wonderfully entertaining, and delightfully unusual—perfect additions to the Cabinet.
Aug 30, 2018
019 | Second Life
A stroll through the Cabinet of Curiosities today will reveal some unbelievable artwork and a lost tale from our nation's early years, both of which are entirely unexpected.
Aug 28, 2018
018 | The Joker
Today's tour introduces us to an irreverent hero and a brave chef, both of who have a lot to teach us about thinking outside the box.
Aug 23, 2018
017 | The Groupie
Some people welcome limitations as a way of testing their prowess and endurance. Others have those constraints forced upon them. This tour through the Cabinet will give us a glimpse of both kinds of people.
Aug 21, 2018
016 | Brotherhood
Some people just aren't who they appear to be. Some of them hide their past deep beneath a layer of deception, while others wear their duplicity in plain sight. Either way, they make for great additions to the Cabinet of Curiosities.
Aug 16, 2018
015 | Upside Down
On display in the Cabinet today are a pair of topics with one thing in common: both had humble beginnings, but went on to leave clear, memorable marks on the pages of history.
Aug 14, 2018
014 | Expelled
Sometimes the consequences of our actions can lead to a dark destination, while other times it frees us up to transform into something bigger and better. Today's tour of the Cabinet will reveal one of each.
Aug 09, 2018
013 | The Rundown
Today's tour explores the mysterious beginnings of a criminal mastermind, and then shifts gears to a spy thriller with an ending that will strike you as more than a little eerie.
Aug 07, 2018
012 | Tunnels
Today we learn the history of a famous battle, and just how much it has impacted out modern diet. Then, we pay a visit to a former sailor who experienced something that changed his life forever--and left a permanent mark on our own.
Aug 02, 2018
011 | The Gift
On today's tour of the Cabinet, we encounter a very poor driver with a knack for trouble, and a family heirloom that took a fantastic journey.&nbsp;
Jul 31, 2018
010 | Potpourri
Some wonders lay hidden beneath the earth, while others are taken on a grand tour of Europe and America. Join us today for two new curiosities to explore.
Jul 26, 2018
009 | Parallel Paths
On today's tour of the Cabinet of Curiosities, we take a long look at two men who shared a lot more than a job title, and then we try to wrap our minds around a series of events that simply can't be true.
Jul 24, 2018
008 | Outlasted
Today in the Cabinet, we'll examine the life of two different individuals who both managed to escape the laws of probability, and their stories are all the more entertaining because of it.
Jul 19, 2018
007 | Trifles
Unique and fascinating individuals are on display in the Cabinet today. One man's example sets the stage for more than a century of entertainment, while another man comes face to face with his own shadow.
Jul 17, 2018
006 | Overboard
Today's tour of the Cabinet reveals the story of one man who can't seem to escape his destiny, while another tale is full of nothing but escapes.
Jul 12, 2018
005 | The Shawl
The Cabinet holds tales of wonder and impossibility today. Meet a man with a very peculiar vision of the future, and then take a house call from a renowned physician. Neither tale will end the way you expect.
Jul 10, 2018
004 | Dreams of Paradise
Today's tour of the Cabinet takes us into the world of dreams. In our first tale, a pair of men find everything they were looking for. In the second, two men encounter something altogether impossible and unexpected.
Jul 05, 2018
003 | Always Present
For today's tour of the Cabinet, listeners will hear the shocking story of one man's exploration of the past, while another person manages to leave a legacy that has hung around ever since.
Jul 03, 2018
002 | Looking Up
Are you curious about the sky? Today's tour involves a series of unusual sightings, as well as the very model of aerodynamic perfection.
Jul 03, 2018
001 | Calculated Discovery
On exhibit today are two objects of mystery. First, a game of chance that was loaded with meaning, hinting at something far more nefarious than pure recreation. Then, the most unusual computer you will ever meet.&nbsp;
Jul 03, 2018
Cabinet of Curiosities: Trailer
Jun 25, 2018