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From the Just A Story team, comes a weekly, serialized experimental storytelling podcast which explores historical legends through the artifacts on display in the Audio Dime Museum. Part guided tour, part radio drama; each episode presents the curious story of one object from the collection. Meet your guide on this journey, The Curator, and learn her secrets as you delve into the world of possibility, magic and the unknown. Merging the suspenseful style of mystery with the conventions of ghost stories and the peculiarity that only historical fact can provide, this podcast is not for the faint of heart. Please begin at the beginning, with the *PROLOGUE* and proceed through the collection accordingly. Unlike most stories, this one does not improve when listened to in reverse.




Vol 2 Ch 3: The Man Behind The Curtain

In answer to the second of a series of riddles, you and the Curator finally enter the Big Top. She shares the story of Cyril Mills, ringmaster and spymaster extraordinaire. You discover that the game has only just begun. Score: Citizen Kane by Bernard Herrmann Frame Score by Prelude to A Nightmare Thanks For more on history and urban legends, check out Just A Story: The Urban Legend Podcast :...

Duration: 00:36:35

Vol 2 Ch 2: Fear Not, For I Am With You

The Curator pierces the veil and brings you a story of one of the most haunting figures from Spiritualism's early days. Death is his constant companion and perhaps his oldest friend. What lessons does this marvelous medium have for you? Will you solve the mysterious riddle that has been left for the Curator, perhaps by an old friend of her own? Score: Crimson Peak Frame Score by Prelude To A Nightmare Thanks: For more on History and Urban Legends, check out our other...

Duration: 00:23:32

Vol 2 Ch 1: Where All Roads Lead

The curator is reminded of a story of exploration, loss and longing for adventure by a Good Samaritan. She finally reaches her destination, and invites you to join her in an entirely new series of stories and the lessons that can be learned from the eccentric, mysterious drifters than inhabit this landscape Score: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by Alexandre Desplat Intro: Kiddie Land by Prelude To a Nightmare Thanks: For more on history and urban legends, check...

Duration: 00:20:46

Epilogue: The Curator's Dream

This Is Not A Safe Place... Score: Never Let Me Go by Rachel Portman Thanks to

Duration: 00:09:58

Ch 7: We Were Faster Than Horses

Major change is coming to the Dime Museum as Volume I concludes. The Curator tries to help you understand the dangers of taking magic that was never yours to begin with. ----If you are a new listener, please start with the prologue------ Score: Into The West by Geoff Zanelli Thanks: Purple Planet Music and For more on history and urban legends, check out Just A Story: The Urban Legend Podcast :...

Duration: 00:36:21

Ch 6: They Needed Magic

You've broken your promise to the Curator, and returned to explain mysterious occurrences. You're surprised to be introduced to her old friend, and learn the story of his creator. Entering the world of vaudeville, spiritualism and the technological innovation that marked the earliest part of the twentieth century, we learn about magic in this new age from a fitting ambassador, the Great Joseffy. ---If you are a new listener, please start with the prologue ----- Score: The Illusionist by...

Duration: 00:35:54

Ch 5: The Strangest Stranger

The Curator wasn’t expecting company, or the relic that appears before you in the cabinet. We learn the legend of the outlaw gang of the American Revolution, and seek their treasure. We will also witness an occult ceremony, and engage directly with its product, and the idea that the definitions of good and evil are is subject to comparison and relative to circumstance. ----If you are a new listener please begin with the PROLOGUE----- Score: The Count Of Monte Cristo by Edward Shearmur...

Duration: 00:28:39

Ch 4: We Are Hungry

Hunger and human nature are the subjects of the fourth chapter of Audio Dime Museum. We meet the crew of an ill-fated 17th century ship on an Atlantic voyage. Witness the devolution of these men, and the madness of the monsters they become. You and the Curator begin to question the meaning of the very personal messages the museum seems to have for you. ----If you are a new listener, please start with the PROLOGUE---- Score: All Is Lost by Alex Ebert Thank you to Purple Planet Music and...

Duration: 00:31:19

Ch 3: Myrtles and Oleander Don’t Bloom

Chapter 3 is a ghost story, set in a sleepy Southern town on an isolated plantation. We’ll learn about rivalry, revenge and the power of women’s will as we are introduced to the phantoms that dwell within the mysterious object that is the subject of this week’s story.The Curator reveals that the museum holds more secrets and magic than even she is aware of. -----If you are a new listener, please start with the PROLOGUE----- Music: Score to Pan's Labyrinth by Javier Navarrete Thank You to...

Duration: 00:18:19

Ch 2: Ravens and Writing Desks

Chapter 2 of our story reveals that sometimes the smallest details truly do contain the devil. We examine a murder trial from early 20th century Chicago, and look at the privileges and responsibilities that accompany greatness. The Curator finds out that the museum seems to have a mind of its own, and that it may know better than she does, what stories you need to hear. Score: Atonement composed by Dario Marianelli Thank you to Purple Planet Music and For more on history and...

Duration: 00:16:45

Ch 1: Strong Stuff

In this chapter we learn that there are two sides to every coin, as we unravel the mysterious origins of an artifact from the American Civil War. The Curator introduces us to a mysterious portal and it starts to become clear that nothing is what it seems in the Audio Dime Museum. ------Make sure to start at the PROLOGUE--------- Score: "Mud" Original Motion Picture Score by David Wingo Thanks to Purple Planet Music For more on history and urban legends, check out Just A Story: The Urban...

Duration: 00:17:01


The Curator has been waiting for you. Step inside the Audio Dime Museum for an introduction to the mysteries and madness contained within. In this chapter we meet our guide and explore the museum for the first time. For more on history and urban legends, check out Just A Story: The Urban Legend Podcast : Thank you to Purple Planet Music and

Duration: 00:05:49