Aaron Mahnke’s Cabinet of Curiosities

030 | Going Under

Today's tour might sweep you off your feet, or leave you feeling defeated. Either way, you're in for an explosive ride.

Unobscured - Season 1 - Trailer

History is full of stories we think we know. They are old and dark, but time has robbed us of perspective and clarity. They've become obscured and misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, the creator the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews.

Season One: The Salem Witch Trials

029 | The Rumor Mill

Pay attention during your tour of the Cabinet today, because things aren't always what they appear to be.

028 | The Cold Truth

Each of today's stories offers us a chance to answer the same question: how much of yourself would you be willing to give up in exchange for an extraordinary life? One of our subjects had no choice, while the other rushed in head-first.

027 | Ascension

On our tour of the Cabinet of Curiosities today, we will meet two unique individuals. One spent his life looking for fame, while the other wanted to escape it. Whether they each achieved their goals is up for debate.

026 | Down the Drain

Seeing is believing. At least, that's what people say. But the objects on display in the Cabinet today stretch that cliché to the limit.

025 | Mourning

Sometimes our tour through the Cabinet introduces us to tales of loss and letting go. Other times, we encounter events that are are simply too amazing to be true. This is one of those tours.

024 | Up in Smoke

Today's tour through the Cabinet of Curiosities is a little hot, a little cold, and a whole lot of mysterious.

023 | Something Borrowed

Whether everything in life is spelled out for us, or left entirely to chance, there's never a dull moment inside the Cabinet of Curiosities.

022 | The Coin Flip

Today's tour introduces us to a fateful voyage and a plumbing problem with a haunting solution. Neither one are easy to believe, though.