Right Now in Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities

Some people just aren't who they appear to be. Some of them hide their past deep beneath a layer of deception, while others wear their duplicity in plain sight. Either way, they make for great additions to the Cabinet of Curiosities.

015 | Upside Down

On display in the Cabinet today are a pair of topics with one thing in common: both had humble beginnings, but went on to leave clear, memorable marks on the pages of history.

014 | Expelled

Sometimes the consequences of our actions can lead to a dark destination, while other times it frees us up to transform into something bigger and better. Today's tour of the Cabinet will reveal one of each.

013 | The Rundown

Today's tour explores the mysterious beginnings of a criminal mastermind, and then shifts gears to a spy thriller with an ending that will strike you as more than a little eerie.

012 | Tunnels

Today we learn the history of a famous battle, and just how much it has impacted out modern diet. Then, we pay a visit to a former sailor who experienced something that changed his life forever--and left a permanent mark on our own.

011 | The Gift

On today's tour of the Cabinet, we encounter a very poor driver with a knack for trouble, and a family heirloom that took a fantastic journey. 

010 | Potpourri

Some wonders lay hidden beneath the earth, while others are taken on a grand tour of Europe and America. Join us today for two new curiosities to explore.

009 | Parallel Paths

On today's tour of the Cabinet of Curiosities, we take a long look at two men who shared a lot more than a job title, and then we try to wrap our minds around a series of events that simply can't be true.

008 | Outlasted

Today in the Cabinet, we'll examine the life of two different individuals who both managed to escape the laws of probability, and their stories are all the more entertaining because of it.

007 | Trifles

Unique and fascinating individuals are on display in the Cabinet today. One man's example sets the stage for more than a century of entertainment, while another man comes face to face with his own shadow.

006 | 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.

005 | 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.

004 | 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.

003 | 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.

002 | Looking Up

Are you curious about the sky? Today's tour involves a series of unusual sightings, as well as the very model of aerodynamic perfection.

001 | Calculated Discovery

On exhibit today are two objects of mystery. First, a game of chance that was loaded with meaning, hinting at something far more nefarious than pure recreation. Then, the most unusual computer you will ever meet. 

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