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Ghost ships, lost cities, unsolved crimes and mysteries, ancient mythology, dissapeared explorers - if it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope. History has always been fascinating, but more fascinating than what we know is what we don’t; in this podcast Ashleigh Stiles looks into famous and obscure episodes of folklore, unexplained circumstances, and unsolved mysteries from around the world and throughout time. Taking a modern lens to these ancient puzzles, she uses all the evidence and findings to try and piece together what really happened, or as close a picture as we can get, to both entertain the listener, and inspire interest in these lesser-known chapters of the human experience. So sit back and listen along, and join us in pondering the great unsolved questions of history.

Ghost ships, lost cities, unsolved crimes and mysteries, ancient mythology, dissapeared explorers - if it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope. History has always been fascinating, but more fascinating than what we know is what we don’t; in this podcast Ashleigh Stiles looks into famous and obscure episodes of folklore, unexplained circumstances, and unsolved mysteries from around the world and throughout time. Taking a modern lens to these ancient puzzles, she uses all the evidence and findings to try and piece together what really happened, or as close a picture as we can get, to both entertain the listener, and inspire interest in these lesser-known chapters of the human experience. So sit back and listen along, and join us in pondering the great unsolved questions of history.
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United Kingdom

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Ghost ships, lost cities, unsolved crimes and mysteries, ancient mythology, dissapeared explorers - if it’s a historical mystery, it’s going under the microscope. History has always been fascinating, but more fascinating than what we know is what we don’t; in this podcast Ashleigh Stiles looks into famous and obscure episodes of folklore, unexplained circumstances, and unsolved mysteries from around the world and throughout time. Taking a modern lens to these ancient puzzles, she uses all the evidence and findings to try and piece together what really happened, or as close a picture as we can get, to both entertain the listener, and inspire interest in these lesser-known chapters of the human experience. So sit back and listen along, and join us in pondering the great unsolved questions of history.

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English


Episodes

Croatoan

11/4/2019
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Keeping in contact is important - as someone who’s lived overseas from my family before, I can attest to that. It helps us keep track of those who mean the most to us, our friends and families. When we lose contact it can make us anxious; when we lose *all* contact, we’re simply left in bewilderment.

Duration:00:20:16

The Great White Nothing

10/28/2019
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Civilisation is an interesting concept-we often see it as a bulwark against the wild. And with the advent of things like *glamping*, we like to think we can take it with us, to civilise those wilds. But nearly 180 years ago, when the greatest equipped and most advanced expedition in the history of an empire set out to do just that, we were proven wrong, with gruesome consequences.

Duration:00:21:38

Inscrutable

10/21/2019
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In a small, dark cell deep within the walls of the bastille, a lone man sits in his cell, silently. Nobody knows his name. Nobody knows what he looks like. He’ll die and be buried in a pauper’s grave, with nobody to mourn him, and pass into history. But everyone has heard of him - he’s one of the most famous people in history that nobody knows.

Duration:00:24:35

Radio Silence

10/14/2019
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We like to think we know what’s going on in our backyard - that things couldn’t just disappear from right under our noses. So, what happens when hundreds of people vanish into thin air, all under the nose of the world’s most formidable nations, and when millions of dollars turn up nothing?

Duration:00:28:30

Spirits In The Hold

9/30/2019
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Some places, things, and people just seem to be naturally unlucky - some would say they’re ‘cursed’. When one ship sees three captains die whilst on board, and ruins the careers of everyone who touches it, people start to wonder. But what happens when a ship is found hundreds of miles from it’s last known location, totally unmanned with no signs of a struggle and no explanation for the whereabouts of the crew? A mystery for the ages is born.

Duration:00:27:12