Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

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.

Society & Culture
391 | A Little Iconic
9 min
390 | Picture Perfect
Ancient history might be far in the past, but the wonderful gems it contains are as timeless and delightful as ever.
9 min
389 | Kingmaker
Legends always look simple and shiny on the surface. But if you dig a little deeper, the stories you can uncover are more than curious.
10 min
388 | Another Banger
The inventiveness of people will never stop being a major curiosity for us to enjoy. But today's stories have more than a healthy dose of surprise.
10 min
387 | Marooned
One thing's for certain: managing a community is hard work. Every generation has its challenges, too—along with their own curious solutions.
9 min
386 | Tree Huggers
Some stories only gather an air of curiosity after enough time has passed. Thankfully for these two tales, time delivers some spectacular results.
9 min
385 | Oh, Baby
Men and their unusual offspring are on display today. And believe me, this is a bigger deal than you'd expect.
9 min
384 | Ruined
It's amazing how many curious things can be uncovered if only we took the time to do a little digging.
12 min
383 | Ship of Screams
Some of the best curiosities are created by imaginative people, and today's tour should make that unbearably clear.
11 min
382 | The Right Word
You can accomplish anything if you set your mind to it. Although, that could be good or bad, depending on which story you hear.
10 min
381 | Fill In The Blankenship
Surprising origins are full of delight, as today's tour through the Cabinet should demonstrate.
10 min
380 | Songsmith
Unexpected behavior is on full display on today's Cabinet tour.
10 min
379 | Quite a Character
Let's take a look as some crooked characters today on a tour through the Cabinet.
9 min
378 | Die Hard
Today's tour will give us a glimpse into the curiosity of war, and the unique individuals who played their part.
9 min
377 | So Fancy
A single moment can define a person. Some will try for years to move past it, while others are happy to hang their laurels on it and call it a day. Today's tour should demonstrate how.
10 min
376 | Clumpy
Crappy situations often lead to curious endings.
10 min
375 | Strike a Pose
Curiosity is often found in the center of unusual stories. Let's see what bounty today's tour brings us, shall we?
9 min
374 | Handiwork
The beginning rarely looks like the end, but once you dig into these curious lives, you'll start to notice the shape of greatness.
9 min
373 | Get a Grip
Life at home can offer some curious distractions, from television to pets. These two tales should serve as perfect proof.
9 min
372 | Stranger Than Fiction
More origin stories, because nothing is more curious than unusual beginnings to familiar characters.
9 min
371 | Unsung Hero
Origin stories are often curious, and these two tales are guaranteed to entertain.
10 min
370 | Burning Rubber
Success and failure often hinge on chance and opportunity, and it's easy to feel a bit deflated.
12 min
369 | Employee of the Month
There's some very creative thinking on display for today's tour through the Cabinet.
9 min
368 | Stunning
Choose your weapon for today's duel of curiosities. No matter what you pick, though, expect the unexpected.
9 min
367 | Noted
Learning about things that happened in the past can generate a sense of wonder. And these two stories are bound to do just that.
9 min