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The audio side of DamnInteresting.com: Legitimately intriguing true stories from history, science, and psychology. Audiobook-like narration with sound effects and music.
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The secret runaway success of Kenneth Gandar-Dower’s racing cheetahs.
-046- A Debaculous Fiasco

-046- A Debaculous Fiasco

2018-11-0500:30:191

The most expensive, bizarre, and obscure work ever created by Dr. Seuss.
Working almost single-handedly, visionary Argentine filmmaker Quirino Cristiani created full-length animated films between 1917 and 1931. He has since been all but forgotten.
-044- The Curse Of Konzo

-044- The Curse Of Konzo

2018-05-0200:25:114

In 1981, an international group of doctors identified the devastating disease behind a perplexing outbreak of paralysis in northern Mozambique.
-043- A Jarring Revelation

-043- A Jarring Revelation

2018-03-3000:13:58

Amanda Theodosia Jones was a 19th-century poet, entrepreneur, and inventor who found inspiration in some unlikely places.
-042- Death By Derivatives

-042- Death By Derivatives

2017-11-2100:14:555

The opening of a canal in 1848 led to the birth of modern financial derivatives, and the early demise of some of the men who traded them
In the 1950s, an anonymous terrorist planted a pipe bomb in a New York City public space. Then another. And another.
Britain’s practice of transporting convicts to American colonies was a fearsome punishment, but not for the chronic criminal James Dalton.
-039- Fire And Dice

-039- Fire And Dice

2017-06-1300:23:091

The story of a tragic hotel fire of Rube Goldberg proportions.
As a civilian, the beloved American Civil War general and two-term president failed at every attempt to make money. Except for one.
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Comments (3)

PookyBunny

I have been a Random Fact Fiend since birth and you still never fail to teach me something I didn't know! Always interesting and fun to listen to!

Feb 2nd
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Anthony Reader

Another amazing episode. I knew nothing of the event before hearing this, and now feel I have a good understanding. And it really was Damn Interesting.

Jan 19th
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Niniane Mackenzie

Your podcasts are phenomenal. With each episode, I experience a subtle "wow" moment as I learn about an otherwise obscure piece of history. Thank you.

Apr 9th
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