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Your Next Podcast: The World’s Hardest Puzzle

A real-life mystery is this week's pick

6:00 AM GMT+1 on April 18, 2024

    Every week Your Next Podcast picks a great first episode of a show that you should listen to. Follow along and get something new in your podcast app every Thursday! This week it's The World's Hardest Puzzle.

    In 2012, a mysterious organisation known as Cicada 3301 announced itself on the message board, 4chan. The cryptic post appeared online, seeking 'highly intelligent individuals.' What followed became known as the hardest puzzle on the internet. One that took players across the internet and into real-world locations. After two years of enigmatic posting, it disappeared - and was never seen again. The final puzzle was never solved.

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