Aaron Mahnke's Cabinet of Curiosities

53 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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051 | Double Trouble

December 18th, 2018

10:24
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

10:51
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

10:47
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

10:57
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

10:22
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

12:55
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

11:54
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

10:56
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

10:39
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

12:00
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

11:45
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

12:27
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

11:09
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

14:17
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

11:00
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

10:34
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

11:40
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

12:00
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

10:07
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

11:17
Today we present two stories of individuals who show us just how powerful the human spirit can be.

031 | Lady Luck

October 9th, 2018

10:47
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

11:11
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

2:18
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

11:10
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

14:26
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

12:30
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

9:23
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

10:11
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

10:08
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

9:01
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

10:01
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

9:56
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

10:51
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

9:40
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

6:37
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

9:41
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

9:38
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

10:38
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

8:45
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

10:27
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

10:53
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

9:01
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

8:58
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

8:14
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

9:19
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

8:09
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

9:08
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

10:57
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

10:34
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

8:21
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

8:20
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

8:28
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

2:09
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