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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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-052- The Spy Of Night And Fog by ⚠️ Damn Interesting
-051- Radical Solutions

-051- Radical Solutions

2020-03-2601:02:33

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.
-049- Dead Reckoning

-049- Dead Reckoning

2019-09-1201:13:123

The 18th century misadventures of HMS Wager and her reluctant crew
The little known story of an age-old scam
The secret runaway success of Kenneth Gandar-Dower’s racing cheetahs.
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

2018-05-0225:115

In 1981, an international group of doctors identified the devastating disease behind a perplexing outbreak of paralysis in northern Mozambique.
Amanda Theodosia Jones was a 19th-century poet, entrepreneur, and inventor who found inspiration in some unlikely places.
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

2017-06-1323:092

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.
A 300-year-old hunt for the unsung hero of Salzburg.
-036- Foreign Exchanges

-036- Foreign Exchanges

2016-12-2930:261

He made a name for himself organizing the world’s most important economic conference, only to have it tarnished by an outrageous accusation.
During WWII, 36 American conscientious objectors volunteered as subjects in a brutal science experiment to measure the body's response to starvation.
A remote bay in Alaska is home to an odd and occasionally catastrophic geology. In 1958, a handful of people experienced this firsthand.
-033- The King's Letters

-033- The King's Letters

2016-08-0719:401

The 15th-century scholar who upset the Korean aristocracy by creating a native script for the Korean language, and thus wean it off Chinese characters.
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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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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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