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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.

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Horse of a Different Color

Some new ideas have the potential to stick around for years, while others fizzle out without much fanfare. Today's tour will give you a glimpse of both kind. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10mins

2 Jan 2020

Rank #1

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Ruffled Feathers

Humans are so good at making things that those creations can inspire awe or fear, depending on the story. Let's explore two of them today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10mins

11 Mar 2021

Rank #2

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Wildcat

Today's tour of the Cabinet will introduce you to a couple of inventive people who ended up walking a very tragic path. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

12mins

22 Dec 2020

Rank #3

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Game On

Two things we take for granted. Two amazing stories. Naturally, both belong in the Cabinet of Curiosities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

24 Dec 2020

Rank #4

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Starman

People are capable of absolutely amazing things. How those accomplishments are used...well, that's a story for the Cabinet of Curiosities. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

14 May 2020

Rank #5

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Star Struck

Sometimes you win, sometimes you don't. Either way, the important thing is to leave your mark on the world. Thankfully, both individuals on display today managed to do just that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10mins

5 Jan 2021

Rank #6

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Always Present

For today's tour of the Cabinet, listeners will hear the shocking story of one man's exploration of the past, while another person manages to leave a legacy that has hung around ever since. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

7mins

3 Jul 2018

Rank #7

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Lost World

Today we'll take a tour through a pair of stories that feature unbelievable objects. Just don't rock the boat. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

11mins

14 Nov 2019

Rank #8

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Ghost in the Machine

Today's tour through the Cabinet of Curiosities might make you hungry, or it might turn your stomach. We'll let you decide. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

19 Dec 2019

Rank #9

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Dreams of Paradise

Today's tour of the Cabinet takes us into the world of dreams. In our first tale, a pair of men find everything they were looking for. In the second, two men encounter something altogether impossible and unexpected. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

5 Jul 2018

Rank #10

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Time Warp

Nothing is more powerful than the human imagination, whether its creating something new or hiding something old. Thankfully, today's tour through the Cabinet will cover both of those topics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10mins

21 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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Shell Shocked

Setting an incredibly record is a great way to be included in the Cabinet of Curiosities, and both of our stories today manage just that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

12 Dec 2019

Rank #12

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Nightmare Fuel

Whether you're looking for a dream come true, or just want to set the record straight, today's tour through the cabinet will deliver what you need. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10mins

17 Sep 2019

Rank #13

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Tuff Enough

Sometimes you have to look a story right in the face and decide for yourself whether it's true or not. Today's trip through the Cabinet will give you two chances to do just that. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

24 Dec 2019

Rank #14

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Forbidden Island

We do a little traveling on our tour through the Cabinet today. First, some sightseeing, and then a little snack. Enjoy! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

8mins

26 May 2020

Rank #15

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The Shawl

The Cabinet holds tales of wonder and impossibility today. Meet a man with a very peculiar vision of the future, and then take a house call from a renowned physician. Neither tale will end the way you expect. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

10 Jul 2018

Rank #16

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Rock the Vote

Some achievements are worth remembering. The two featured on our tour today are both noteworthy, but for very different reasons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

28 May 2020

Rank #17

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Dream Job

Some discoveries alter the way we view the world forever, while others only change it for a time. Today's tour will give you a glimpse into both kinds of stories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10mins

26 Sep 2019

Rank #18

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Survivor

Whether someone is a visionary or a survivor, their story has a way of capturing our curiosity. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

25 Jun 2020

Rank #19

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Overboard

Today's tour of the Cabinet reveals the story of one man who can't seem to escape his destiny, while another tale is full of nothing but escapes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

8mins

12 Jul 2018

Rank #20