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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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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

Fifteen Years Forsaken

2021-04-2701:03:031

A true story of castaways on a lost and hostile scrap of land, all thanks to some meddlesome Frenchmen and terrible luck.
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

Pugilism On The Plains

2020-12-2827:11

How a booming oil town aimed to become a western metropolis through one of the most ill-conceived boxing matches of all time.
How a female engineer defied all norms to save England in the Second World War.
Dupes and Duplicity

Dupes and Duplicity

2020-09-0401:05:192

The true story of the 18th century's greatest femme fatale, and the most unfortunate of her victims.
Chronicles of Charnia

Chronicles of Charnia

2020-06-2933:37

When an ancient, unexpected imprint is discovered in a stone quarry, scientists endeavor to explain its mysterious origin.
The Spy of Night and Fog

The Spy of Night and Fog

2020-05-0529:561

The Spy of Night and Fog by Damn Interesting
Radical Solutions

Radical Solutions

2020-03-2501:02:333

French mathematician Évariste Galois lived a full life. When he wasn't trying to overthrow the government, he was reinventing algebra.
One of Poland’s most beloved and honored World War II veterans was not Polish at all: he was a 500-pound brown bear named Wojtek.
Dead Reckoning

Dead Reckoning

2019-09-1001:13:123

The 18th century misadventures of HMS Wager and her reluctant crew
The Eponymous Mr. Ponzi

The Eponymous Mr. Ponzi

2019-09-0242:071

The little known story of an age-old scam
The secret runaway success of Kenneth Gandar-Dower’s racing cheetahs.
A Debaculous Fiasco

A Debaculous Fiasco

2018-11-0430:192

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.
The Curse Of Konzo

The Curse Of Konzo

2018-05-0125:395

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

A Jarring Revelation

2018-03-2913:581

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

Death By Derivatives

2017-11-2014:558

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.
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Pascal Dubois

very good episode!

Jun 4th
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Mick Reid

Alan, really enjoyed the podcast. Very well researched and presented.

Jun 3rd
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Gary Taylor

Thank you

Feb 22nd
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gary ling

excellent podcast. they seen to have found the most interesting topics. very well produced. love it.

Jan 9th
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gary ling

fascinating story.

Jan 1st
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Lucas McGee

I laughed all the way through this. Duals!!!! Let’s have a sword fight dual over disagreement about whether a colon or semicolon should have been used. It’s a great listen.

Sep 2nd
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Frankomagic

great to have a new episode! was damn interesting

Jul 3rd
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John Read

Can't get enough ,absolutely brilliant!

Feb 28th
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Phillip Laity

love the work guys this podcast is always damn interesting. very well put together and narrated.

Oct 7th
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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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Margo

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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