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Something True

18 EpisodesProduced by Idle ThumbsWebsite

Something True brings you incredible and bizarre true stories from the footnotes of history. A dog in the United States Cabinet? A leading rocket scientist who quit his job to make a moonchild? Virginia Woolf donning blackface to prank a navy? They're all true. They're all Something True.

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Something True 2.8: Odyssée

Guillaume le Gentil didn’t find purpose in the church, seeking it instead in the stars. In 1761, he participated in a global astronomical mission to observe the Transit of Venus from various stations across the globe. But the course of science never did run smooth, and le Gentil’s travels would scatter him far and wide, across time and space, and from toilet-bound depression to true illumination. The Something True season finale.



Read a full transcript of this episode on the Something True website.



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Music on this week’s episode:

Chris Zabriskie – But Enough About Me, Bill Paxton*

Lee Maddeford – Le petit jardin (with Les Gauchers Orchestra)*

Dan Warren – Instrumental - Son of God*

Jelsonic – Breeeze*

Jahzzar – Silver *

Scanglobe – Westerlund 1*

David Szesztay – Sweeper

Chris Zabriskie – John Stockton Slow Drag*

Scott Holmes – Green Fields*


*modified for the podcast.

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