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Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

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Inspired by the unusual collections and fascinating stories that fill the pages of history, Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities takes listeners on a twice-weekly tour of the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre.

Inspired by the unusual collections and fascinating stories that fill the pages of history, Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities takes listeners on a twice-weekly tour of the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre.
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Inspired by the unusual collections and fascinating stories that fill the pages of history, Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities takes listeners on a twice-weekly tour of the unbelievable, the unsettling, and the bizarre.

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English


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096 | One Trick Penny

5/23/2019
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Our tour through the cabinet today is all about dodging the bullet, figuratively and literally. Either way, they are escapes worth putting on display.

Duration:00:09:04

095 | Float or Flight

5/21/2019
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Today we visit two special places. One is accessible but small, and the other is impossible to visit while also being almost larger than life. And you're going to enjoy both visits.

Duration:00:12:14

094 | Ocean Commotion

5/16/2019
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Some of the most unusual objects in the Cabinet have come from beneath the surface, and today's tour will introduce you to a couple more of them.

Duration:00:10:46

093 | Ships Ahoy

5/14/2019
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Some things happen despite being difficult to explain, while others look simple on paper but never materialize. Let's explore one of each on today's tour through the Cabinet.

Duration:00:10:43

092 | Illumination

5/9/2019
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History has taken over the Cabinet today. Both items were lost to time, only to be dusted off and given new life—making them perfect additions to the tour.

Duration:00:11:50

091 | By a Hare

5/7/2019
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Not everything is as it seems on today's tour through the Cabinet, but unexpected armies and cursed components provide quite the entertainment.

Duration:00:12:15

090 | Washed Up

5/2/2019
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Today's tour is all about identity. One tale is about a man without one, while the other is about a man who invented a new one. Either way, they make for great additions to the Cabinet.

Duration:00:12:16

089 | Wall Crawler

4/30/2019
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On display in the Cabinet today are two unusual items. The first is mysterious for what we don't know about it, while the second is unique because of what we do know. We hope you find them both highly entertaining.

Duration:00:10:24

088 | Kid Icarus

4/25/2019
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The line between humans and animals is on full display today in the Cabinet. We're just unsure which side of the line is more amazing.

Duration:00:12:21

087 | Stormy Weather

4/23/2019
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Today's tour through the Cabinet will introduce you to a pair of tales that began life a bit over our heads. And to be honest, they're still a bit of a mystery today.

Duration:00:11:06

086 | Over a Barrel

4/18/2019
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Life rarely goes the way we plan it. Some people aim for fame and miss the target, while others attract it without trying. In either case, what happens next is worth re-telling.

Duration:00:11:47

085 | Bomb's Away

4/16/2019
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Most stories have something big and powerful at their core that gives them meaning, but it's often the little details that make them memorable. Both of today's tales fit that bill nicely.

Duration:00:10:47

084 | It's Alive

4/11/2019
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Some human accomplishments are frightening, and others are hilarious. I hope you don't mind if the tour guide shows you one of each today as you pass through the Cabinet.

Duration:00:10:36

083 | Swish

4/9/2019
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Today we explore the lives of two amazing individuals. One was known for what he could see in reverse, while the other managed to see what was ahead. Both are fantastic additions to the Cabinet.

Duration:00:10:41

082 | Whiskey Soured

4/4/2019
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Whether it's a ridiculous disagreement, or an unbelievable source of information and warning, there are amazing events to ponder on today's tour through the Cabinet.

Duration:00:10:57

081 | Mummy Dearest

4/2/2019
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Some people are extraordinary during their lifetime, while others manage to leave a mark long after they're gone. Today's tour through the Cabinet will introduce you to one of each.

Duration:00:11:43

080 | Tall Order

3/28/2019
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How things are built can inspire wonder and awe, as this trip through the halls of the Cabinet will surely reveal.

Duration:00:10:48

079 | By George

3/26/2019
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Some folks create things that are difficult to believe. Today's tour features two such tales. Just remember: seeing isn't always necessary for believing.

Duration:00:11:09

078 | By a Hair

3/21/2019
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Some of the most bizarre additions to the Cabinet are relics from a taboo source: the human body. Thankfully, their stories are a lot less contentious.

Duration:00:11:51

077 | Dearly Departed

3/19/2019
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Many of the pieces in the Cabinet are unique, but some are truly valuable. On today's tour, we'll revisit lost loved ones before exploring one man's deep obsession.

Duration:00:10:35