Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

79 EpisodesProduced by iHeartRadio & Aaron Mahnke

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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077 | Dearly Departed

March 19th, 2019


Many of the pieces in the Cabinet are unique, but some are truly valuable. On today's tour, we'll revisit lost loved ones before exploring one man's …

076 | Dig Deep

March 14th, 2019


Our tour today will reveal an object designed to show us where to go, and a place no one knew how to get to. Hopefully all your questions will be …

075 | Out of Tune

March 12th, 2019


Humans have created some amazing things over the years, but few have left people feeling as confused and nervous as the two objects you'll see on today's trip through the Cabinet of Curiosities.

074 | Stone Cold

March 7th, 2019


Death can be pretty eventful—either by the way it happens, or by what happens once it has arrived. We'll look at one of each on today's tour of the …

073 | Bad Omen

March 5th, 2019


Many of the objects inside the Cabinet are one of a kind, or at least very rare. Today's tour will expose you to two more stories that will fit that …

072 | The Divine Tragedy

February 28th, 2019


Sometimes it's hard to believe the things we see with our own eyes, while other times we have to trust our ears to reveal the truth. Both of these tricky moments are on display in the Cabinet today.

071 | Diagnosis

February 26th, 2019


Two amazing individuals are on display in the Cabinet today, and both are know for amazing claims that had unexpected endings. Buckle up for a curious ride.

070 | Lake Placid

February 21st, 2019


Today's tour through the Cabinet is all about hidden things, so there won't be much to look at. Even still, the tour is sure to be entertaining.

069 | Happy Accident

February 19th, 2019


Accidental discoveries are on display today in the Cabinet of Curiosities. Your journey is bound to leave you astounded.

068 | Ravenous

February 14th, 2019


Unique individuals can be both an inspiration and a warning. Let's see if you can figure out which is which on today's tour through the Cabinet.

067 | Darkness Falls

February 12th, 2019


Whether it's a battle for historical heritage, or a fight against Mother Nature, everyone on today's tour has had to endure some kind of struggle.

066 | Dressed Down

February 7th, 2019


Sometimes the place you live is home to astounding natural features, while other times your country is responsible for something new. Let's learn about both, shall we?

065 | Occupied

February 5th, 2019


On today's tour of the Cabinet, one person delivers on their promise, while another stays right where they are. Either way, these tales are sure to entertain.

064 | The Little Things

January 31st, 2019


Today your tour guide will show you some amazing tales made possible by the brilliant work of talented people. Prepare to be amazed!

063 | Space Case

January 29th, 2019


Not every story has a tidy ending. Often times, it's the journey that's more important than the destination, as both of our tales reveal today.

062 | Seeing Red

January 24th, 2019


Some of the most amazing tales in history are about artwork, and today's tour of the Cabinet will reveal a couple that you'll never forget.

061 | High and Low

January 22nd, 2019


Some tales from the Cabinet reveal the true importance of people, while others hint at a true story we may never be able to reveal. Today we'll enjoy one of each.

060 | Pros and Cons

January 17th, 2019


One of a kind objects are on display today, but not all of them were acquired through the most typical of methods. In fact, one of them wasn't even acquired at all.

059 | Wedged In

January 15th, 2019


On today's tour of the Cabinet, we are given a chance to examine a object that exists without explanation, and then learn about something else that changed history without ever being seen. 

058 | Pour One Out

January 10th, 2019


Some Curiosities are delightful and happy, but not on this tour. Today, we meet human cruelty and suffering head-on, but walk away richer for it.

057 | Small Wonders

January 8th, 2019


This tour of the Cabinet will expose visitors to things so small they're barely visible, and sounds so deadly they shouldn't be heard.

056 | The Little Giant

January 3rd, 2019


Some people break through barriers with the power of their will, while others rise above in the more literal sense. Either way, they make great additions to the Cabinet of Curiosities.

055 | Deep Dive

January 1st, 2019


As you pass through the Cabinet today, keep your eyes on that spot where the sky meets the ocean. Amazing things can come from both.

054 | Unlucky Hand

December 27th, 2018


Connections are often an invisible thing, but they bind us together in unique ways. Today's journey through the Cabinet will reveal a few of the more surprising ones.

053 | Nature vs. Nurture

December 25th, 2018


Today's tour through the Cabinet is a family matter, which everyone knows can be a complicated thing. But regardless of what life throws at us, blood will always be blood—with uncanny devotion.

052 | Cradle Will Fall

December 20th, 2018


On today's tour through the Cabinet, you'll meet an object that didn't want to be caught, and an individual who desperately needed to be.

051 | Double Trouble

December 18th, 2018


Some people are bound together across time, while others are bound by blood. In both cases, the ties that bind have a way of keeping us in rhythm. Whether that's good or bad, we'll leave up to you.

050 | Dueling Fates

December 13th, 2018


We talk a lot about unique individuals, but sometimes it's good to mention some amazing pairs. Here are a few for the Cabinet that we think you'll enjoy.

049 | Brothers Grim

December 11th, 2018


Sometimes similarities run in the family, and other times a close group of people end up thinking alike. Either way, they make great tales for the Cabinet.

048 | Wizard’s Coat

December 6th, 2018


The world is full of astounding people who always find a way to leave their mark. If you keep a watchful eye during today's tour of the Cabinet, you …

047 | Double Exposure

December 4th, 2018


Family is a curious thing. Given enough time, some amazing things can happen. Those are the sort of tales on display in the Cabinet today.

046 | Burning Mad

November 29th, 2018


What tour of the Cabinet would be complete without an introduction to a pair of writers who seem to have slipped under the radar—if only in name, …

045 | True Believer

November 27th, 2018


The Cabinet today plays host to those who go to extremes to make a point. Whether it involves running away, or jumping into the fray, there's …

044 | Shots Fired

November 22nd, 2018


Today's tour of the Cabinet will introduce you to two people who weren't about to back down from a commitment, no matter how high the odds were stacked against them.

043 | Rolling Stone

November 20th, 2018


It's absolutely amazing what someone is capable when they put their mind to it. Today's tour provides us with examples of just how good—and bad—that …

042 | Still Life

November 15th, 2018


Two items are on display in the Cabinet today. The first is something none of us would want, while the second is a dream come true. We hope you enjoy …

041 | Farsight

November 13th, 2018


What tour of the Cabinet would be complete without an introduction to two amazing individuals? Today's guests are guaranteed to enthrall and …

040 | Last Dance

November 8th, 2018


Sometimes people accidentally harm others, and sometimes it's intentional. Either way, there's no way to explain what happens to the subjects of today's tour through the Cabinet.

039 | Bird Brain

November 6th, 2018


Science is on full display in the Cabinet of Curiosities today. Whether its the creation of something new, or the reevaluation of something old, it's …

038 | Time Warp

November 1st, 2018


First, two women compete for the same reality. Then, two other women explore the nature of time itself. Both stories will leave you glad you toured the Cabinet today.

037 | Dr. Data

October 30th, 2018


Creations are on display today! Sometimes it takes a village, and other times it's just a matter of available materials. Either way, the results are …

036 | Secrets Kept

October 25th, 2018


Two gifted men, each with a similar legacy. Neither had an equal, and both possessed gifts now lost to time.

035 | Losing Sleep

October 23rd, 2018


Each of today's stories reveals just how difficult it is to outrun the past; some will be overcome, while others will rise above it all.

034 | Precious Cargo

October 18th, 2018


Some people strive hard to get away, while others want nothing more than to retreat deeper inside. either way, they've left us with amazing stories.

033 | No Good Deed

October 16th, 2018


Human ingenuity might bring us wonder and joy, or it might bring us tragedy and sorrow. The only way to find out which story does what is to listen …

032 | The Mastermind

October 11th, 2018


Today we present two stories of individuals who show us just how powerful the human spirit can be.

031 | Lady Luck

October 9th, 2018


On display today is the portrait of one lucky lady and the details of a battle that is famous for very little.

030 | Going Under

October 4th, 2018


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

October 3rd, 2018

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 …

029 | The Rumor Mill

October 2nd, 2018


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

028 | The Cold Truth

September 27th, 2018


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 …

027 | Ascension

September 25th, 2018


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

September 20th, 2018


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

September 18th, 2018


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

September 13th, 2018


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

023 | Something Borrowed

September 11th, 2018


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

September 6th, 2018


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

021 | The Knock-Out

September 4th, 2018


On today's tour of the Cabinet, one group of people has a foggy experience, while then another has sees stars for the first time.

020 | Restless

August 30th, 2018


Sometimes people try hard to fool those around them, while others find themselves being fooled by someone else. Either way, the stories they create …

019 | Second Life

August 28th, 2018


A stroll through the Cabinet of Curiosities today will reveal some unbelievable artwork and a lost tale from our nation's early years, both of which …

018 | The Joker

August 23rd, 2018


Today's tour introduces us to an irreverent hero and a brave chef, both of who have a lot to teach us about thinking outside the box.

017 | The Groupie

August 21st, 2018


Some people welcome limitations as a way of testing their prowess and endurance. Others have those constraints forced upon them. This tour through the Cabinet will give us a glimpse of both kinds of people.

016 | Brotherhood

August 16th, 2018


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 …

015 | Upside Down

August 14th, 2018


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

August 9th, 2018


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

August 7th, 2018


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

August 2nd, 2018


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 …

011 | The Gift

July 31st, 2018


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

July 26th, 2018


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

July 24th, 2018


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

July 19th, 2018


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

July 17th, 2018


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

July 12th, 2018


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

July 10th, 2018


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 …

004 | Dreams of Paradise

July 5th, 2018


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

July 3rd, 2018


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

July 3rd, 2018


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

July 3rd, 2018


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. 

Cabinet of Curiosities: Trailer

June 25th, 2018


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