Stuff They Don't Want You To Know

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know

By iHeartRadio

From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know ... an audio podcast from iHeartRadio.

Episodes

Listener Mail: A 14-Minute Death, the Online Alt-right Pipeline, the Terror of Issei Sagawa

David recounts how he died for 14 minutes, only to return with an astonishing new outlook on life. Lucas asks about the true story of the notorious, unrepentant and unimprisoned cannibal, necrophile and murderer Issei Sagawa. Amy asks about the proposed recruitment/radicalization pipeline from gaming to social media. All this and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/01/2151m 0s

Secrets of Livestock Industry, Part II: The Animals and the Bug

In the second part of this series, the gang dives into another aspect of the global livestock industry: the lives of the animals and humans involved. Learn more about the hidden reality of life for livestock--and how it could eventually impact the entire world, giving rise to superbugs. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/01/211h 19m

CLASSIC: Can human beings create disaster?

It sounds like the plot of a James Bond film: Some shadowy supervillain holds the world for ransom while threatening to destroy civilization with an earthquake, floods or volcanic eruptions. But some believe that humanity has more control over Earth's than ever before. Why? Could someone really create a natural disaster -- and use it as a weapon? Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/01/2138m 9s

Strange News: COVID-19 Relief and UFOs, Armed Forces and the Inauguration

The COVID-19 relief bill contains some surprising-- and possibly groundbreaking -- new directives for UFO disclosure, along with a 180-day timeline that has UFOlogists across the planet freaking out. The guys examine the warnings and speculation regarding the possibility of more violence as the date of the Presidential inauguration approaches. All this and more in this week's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/01/211h 1m

Child Soldiers: A Hidden Horror

War is an ugly, abhorrent thing--and it's been with humanity since the dawn of our species. While the practice itself is chock-full of conspiracy, corruption and horror, one aspect of war is often ignored: the practice of forcing children to participate. In today's episode, the guys dive into the disturbing stories of children forced into conflict--how the children are taken, how they are indoctrinated, and what happens afterward. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/01/211h 2m

Listener Mail: UN Abuse Scandal, Mushrooms as Medicine, Getting Kidnapped by the CIA

An anonymous caller asks for more details on the infamous UN and Oxfam sexual abuse scandal. A listener describes their transformative experience using psychedelics as medicine. Another caller shares an Orwellian story of being kidnapped to work for the CIA. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/01/211h 14m

Strange News: Julian Assange, Tensions in Iran, Dippin' Dots and COVID

The UK has ruled against extraditing Julian Assange to the US--not because they disagree with the merits of the accusations, but because they feel Assange has no reasonable guarantee of safety if sent to a US prison (paging Mr. Epstein). The technology used to keep novelty ice cream Dippin' Dots fresh could soon be used to store the Pfizer COVID vaccine. International tensions rise as Iran plans to further enrich nuclear material and a divided US seems unable to project a coherent policy message abroad. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/01/211h 6m

The Attack on DC, Part II: The Aftermath -- an End or a Beginning?

On January 6th, 2021, the Capitol of the United States was attacked in an effort to disrupt the process of certifying the recent Presidential election. As authorities eventually received reinforcements, observers across the country and around the world drew stark contrasts between the way police treated the group invading the Capitol and the way they treated earlier protestors in 2020. In the aftermath of the events, observers, journalists, politicians and citizens alike raised questions about the 25th Amendment, the role of the current President--and to what degree this was planned in advance. Perhaps the biggest question on the world's mind is this: What happens next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/01/211h 12m

The Attack on DC, Part I: Breaching the Gates

On January 6th, 2021, the Capitol of the United States was attacked in an effort to disrupt the process of certifying the recent Presidential election. As chaos mounted, Congress was evacuated and insurrectionists, self-identified 'revolutionaries' roamed freely through the building for hours after overwhelming the woefully understaffed authorities on the scene. Footage and images from the day appear to show some authorities assisting with the breach. Bombs were found at the local RNC and DNC offices. In the first part of this two-part episode, the guys explore the timeline of events--along with the evidence that everyone (except, apparently, local law enforcement) knew a storm was brewing well in advance. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/01/2159m 5s

Listener Mail: Randonauts, Reality, Magic and the Transmundane

A Conspiracy Realist arrives to defend Cyberpunk 2077. A caller's shoutout to Randonautica inspires Matt and Ben to delve into the nature of reality, intention, entropy and quantum physics. A mysterious letter from a practicing Discordian Magician sends the gang into a rabbithole of philosophy and phenomenology. All this and more in today's dizzying Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/01/2154m 22s

The Disturbing Origins of Generally Good Things

It's often said there's a great crime at the heart of every great fortune, but what about institutions, inventions and other noble pursuits? In today's episode, Ben and Matt take a closer look at the deeply disturbing origins of some of the world's most lauded endeavors, from the world of medicine to environmentalism, academia and more. Get an up-close look at the skeletons in the closets of these generally good things. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/01/211h 1m

CLASSIC: How could aliens contact us?

Could alien life forms really contact human beings? How would they do it? Is it possible that other humans could intercept the message -- and keep it secret? Listen to this classic episode to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/01/2147m 18s

Strange News: The Nashville Explosion and Super Gonorrhea

Authorities continue to investigate a massive explosion that took Nashville, TN temporarily off the grid on Christmas Day. Experts warn that the pandemic has played a role in the rise of a powerful STI often referred to as "super gonorrhea." Join Ben and Matt for all this and more in the first Strange News of 2021. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/01/2154m 36s

Introducing: Cadaver Gals

Cadaver Gals is a weekly podcast hosted by three fun and flirty friends, who discuss all the bizarre ways people have died throughout history to cope with their own mortality! Listen and subscribe to Cadaver Gals on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/01/211m 14s

CLASSIC: It's Our Lucky Day, With Archer's Dr. Krieger

Would you clone yourself to make your own personal organ farm? What are the odds that aliens or cryptids might actually exist? Join the guys as they hang out with Lucky Yates, the prolific actor and voice of Dr. Krieger of FX's Archer, to explore everything from the frightening future of biotechnology to the (alleged) resurrection of the dodo and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/01/211h 43m

One Of Our Favorite Episodes of 2020 - 'Whatever happened to Julian Assange'

A few years back, Julian Assange was a household name in the West. The founder and face of Wikileaks, one of the world's most well-known destinations for leaks of classified information, Assange was hailed as a hero by some and a villain by others. And, whether you think he's a soldier in the war for transparency or some sort of super-villain, there's no denying that many people in power wanted him neutralized by any means possible. In our last episode, we left Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he'd been living, and fighting extradition charges, for several years. Then he seemed to disappear from the headlines. So what happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
31/12/2052m 42s

Listener Mail: Vaccines and the Military, Microwave Energy and How to Teach Intuition

A conspiracy realist from the military reveals a harrowing story about mysterious medical conditions, and circumstances that may mean he can never receive a vaccine again. A listener asks just how much energy we're inundated with on an average day. The gang explores the US government's bizarre research into hunches, vibes and intuition. All this and more in the final listener mail of 2020. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/12/2056m 9s

One of Our Favorite Podcasts of 2020 - Q:Clearance The Hunt for QAnon

In this first episode we give you a crash course on the various different facets to QAnon. We tell you a bit about the history behind this rampant conspiracy theory, explain the imageboards it was founded on, and speak to some of the people who saw it growing from behind the scenes. If you didn't know how dangerous the rapid build up of QAnon's following was, you will after this. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/12/2026m 9s

Secrets of the Livestock Industry, Part I: Why is meat so cheap?

The global livestock industry employs millions of people in one way or another -- meat is a big business, and business is booming. In communities across the planet meat is often seen as a status symbol, a way to impress friends and announce one's own success -- but how much should meat actually cost? Critics argue every piece of meat, from a fast-food burger to high-end steak and everything in between, is actually riddled with hidden costs that will eventually be paid by everyone, whether or not they personally eat meat. Join Ben and Matt to learn more secrets of the livestock industry in part one of this series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/12/2047m 50s

CLASSIC: What is the Octopus?

It sounds like something out of a paranoid political thriller - one journalist stumbles across a vast international conspiracy involving the world's most important leaders and corporations. But could it be true? What is the Octopus, and what happened to Danny Casolaro? Join Ben and Matt for more in this week's Classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/12/2041m 34s

Strange News: The Al Jazeera Hack, the Future of Aging and the Wide, Weird World of Gaming

Dozens of journalists working for Al Jazeera were hacked in an unprecedented cyber-attack. Emerging studies indicate there may, one day, be a way to not only prevent age-related cognitive decline -- but to reverse the effects of aging entirely. Ben, Matt, and Doc Holliday explore the weird, wide world of gaming. All this and more in the gang's last Strange News of 2020. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/12/2059m 15s

STDWYTK Presents: How May I Help You?

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25/12/2038m 30s

Listener Mail: A Photo of a UFO, a Zodiac Cipher and a Nazi Conspiracy to Tune Music

What's the most likely explanation for the recently-revealed photos of pilots encountering UFOs? What can investigators learn from the recent decryption of the Zodiac cipher? Keith from Chicago asks whether Nazis conspired to change our understanding of music. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/12/201h 9m

The Port Chicago Disaster

On July 17, 1944, over 300 people died in a massive explosion. These weren't soldiers fighting overseas -- they were sailors and civilians near the pier, where hurried loading operations inevitably went wrong. To this day, no one knows what triggered the explosion -- but, in a terrible way, this was only the beginning of the story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/12/2054m 0s

CLASSIC: The Future of Death

Will someone alive today live forever? Can science create real-life zombies? Are there any real examples of the 'walking dead' around today? Tune in to learn more in this week's classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/12/201h 5m

Strange News: Counterfeit COVID Vaccines, Coups Happen All The Time, and Everyone Just Got Hacked

There's a growing industry dedicated to forging proof of COVID-19 vaccinations. Another attempted coup goes widely unreported in the west -- and it's part of a larger pattern. Hackers -- Ben thinks Russian in origin -- just successfully cracked into multiple systems across the planet, including agencies of the US government. All this and more in this week's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/12/201h 6m

The Ghislaine Maxwell Update: Who killed Robert Maxwell?

Ghislaine Maxwell, long time associate of disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, is currently incarcerated, charged with helping recruit, groom and abuse minors as young as 14 as part of a sex-trafficking ring allegedly operated by Epstein. Observers around the world have voiced concerns that, one way or another, Maxwell might never see a day in court. Part of this fear comes from the fact that Epstein died while in prison -- but there's another thread here, as well: Years earlier, Ghislaine Maxwell's father Robert Maxwell also passed away under mysterious circumstances. Could these deaths be related? If so, what does this mean for the future of Ghislaine Maxwell? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/12/201h 9m

Listener Mail: Microwave Weapons, the Vanishing Triangle and Kazakhstan's (possibly) Illuminati-inspired Capital

New reports confirm the mysterious symptoms exhibited by State department employees in Cuba were not psychosomatic, but something else entirely. A caller from Ireland sets the guys on the tragic, unsolved case of the Vanishing Triangle. An anonymous email prompts an exploration of Nur-Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan -- why does the capital seem riddled with bizarre occult symbols? All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/12/201h 0m

What happened to Rebecca Coriam?

At just 24 years old, Rebecca Coriam had her whole life ahead of her. Her love of physical fitness and knack for teaching made her perfectly suited for her job in Youth Activities aboard the Disney Wonder, an enormous, high-class cruise ship. On March 22nd, 2011, Coriam vanished from the vessel. The distraught parents and friends of Rebecca puzzled over the cruise line's official explanation -- that a rogue wave had swept her overboard. Almost a decade later, the mystery remains: What happened to Rebecca Coriam? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/12/201h 12m

CLASSIC: Were there really 'lost races' of man?

We've all heard about Neanderthals -- but what else was out there? Join Ben and Matt as they take a closer look at the facts behind the folklore, digging deeper to see if there's any grain of truth to the legends of giants, gnomes and more in this Classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/12/2056m 24s

Strange News: Monuments, Surveillance and Secret UFO Contracts

More monuments continue to appear across the planet -- and there may finally be an answer to the mystery. US law enforcement in communities throughout the country may soon use footage from home security cameras as a tool to fight crime (opponents worry this may spell trouble for privacy). And the former head of Israel's space program claims aliens are real, have made contact with us, and signed an agreement to keep their presence a secret. All this and more in this week's strange news. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/12/2057m 35s

Introducing: Solve Season 2

SOLVE returns with new episodes. One crime. Four suspects. Can you SOLVE it? Listen and subscribe to Solve on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
12/12/201m 0s

Secrets of the Founding Fathers, Part II

It's true that the founders of the United States all too often failed to live up to the values they espoused in the Constitution and other related documents -- but it appears they were up to even stranger things. In the second episode of this two-part series, the guys delve deeper into some of the strangest, most obscure alleged secrets of the founding fathers, including one terrifying story that is absolutely true. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/12/201h 2m

Listener Mail: Weather Modification, the Denver Airport and a Bizarre Leap through Time

A meteorologist writes in to break down the (very real) science of cloud seeding, as well as chiming in on Ben's dream of lightning achieving sentience. A listener provides updates on the bizarre art of the Denver airport. In a moment straight out of the Twilight Zone, a man finds himself slipping through time. All this and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/12/2050m 15s

Secrets of the Founding Fathers, Part I

Today, the Founding Fathers of the United States are some of the most well-known figures in the country's history. They're memorialized in monuments, museums, currency, holidays -- the list goes on. For more than a century they were deified, held up as paragons of statecraft. Yet the way they've been portrayed in textbooks often skips over details that ran counter to the shining image sold to generations of school children. You see, the Founding Fathers had secrets... so many, in fact, that we had to make this a two-part episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/12/201h 0m

CLASSIC: Is taxation legal?

Every year tax activists of one sort or another try to avoid paying federal or state levies -- but why? The answers get... pretty weird. Join Ben and Matt as they dive into the strange world of tax conspiracies in this week's Classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/12/2045m 3s

Strange News: The Amazon Protests, the Disappearing Monument and (Another) Murdered Iranian Nuclear Scientist

The monument in Utah that went viral has disappeared - and a copycat monument has surfaced in Romania. Amazon workers in 15 different companies coordinated a massive protest during Black Friday. Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was recently assassinated as tensions continue to rise in the Middle East... and observers make troubling speculations about the timing. All this and more in this week's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/12/201h 9m

The Wide World of Food Conspiracies, Part II

Food is one of the few things that unites the human species -- so it's no surprise the world of food is chock-full of conspiracies. In today's episode, the guys return to the world of conspiracy and cuisine, fielding some of the strangest, most disturbing urban legends and rumors about everything from fast food to livestock and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/12/201h 10m

Listener Mail: Occult Rocket Science and the Mystery of the Lake Vostok Squid Monster

What exactly was renowned rocket scientist Jack Parsons getting up to in his free time... and how did he know Aleister Crowley? Whatever happened to those Russian scientists rumored to have discovered a super-intelligent, squid-like cryptid in Antarctica's subglacial Lake Vostok? All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/12/2042m 23s

Putin's Strange New Law

The Russian government may soon pass an unusual law giving any former Russian president legal immunity -- not only from any crimes committed while in office, but for any acts before or after their presidency, as well. This lifetime immunity proposal has international spectators scratching their heads in confusion... and diving into conspiracy. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/12/201h 2m

CLASSIC: The Great Game

Over 200 years ago the British and Russian empires waged a largely silent war across Eurasia, vying for influence, power and access to resources. In what became known as "The Great Game" British and Russian forces would ultimately leave indelible marks on the face of the modern world. And, according to some, The Great Game never ended. Join Ben and Matt for more in this week's Classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/12/2050m 43s

Strange News: The Future of Cannibalism, Green Slime in Canada, and a Mysterious Monument in Utah

Would you eat a steak grown from your own cells? The question may become increasingly plausible in the next few years. What's the story with the bizarre green slime flowing beneath Toronto? And who on (or off) Earth created that mysterious monument in Utah? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/11/2055m 57s

Did the prison industry push gangster rap?

What makes a genre of music successful? Ideally, the art connects on a personal level with the audience, speaking truth to power, tapping into a universal experience.... but what if that isn't always the case? In 2012, an email from someone claiming to be a former music industry executive alleged that gangster rap was not an organic success. Instead, they claimed, the success of this genre was the result of a secret, high-level meeting in 1991, between members of the music industry's elite and representatives of the private prison industry. Making this music successful, they argued, would ensure the prison system became even more profitable for investors. It's a profoundly disturbing idea -- but could it be true? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/11/201h 12m

Listener Mail: Standardized Testing, the Terrifying Tale of Georgia Tann, and the Amazing Minds of Corvids

An anonymous caller shares their story about learning how to learn. A voicemail inspires the guys to explore the terrifying career of Georgia Tann, and they explore bizarre, first hand stories of mysteriously intelligent crows. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/11/2059m 14s

What on Earth is happening to Britney Spears?

World famous pop icon Britney Spears has sold millions of records, performed countless times, and regardless of whether you care for her music, you've certainly heard her hits. She also has an enormous, fiercely loyal fanbase that's convinced something is amiss, behind the scenes. You see, for years, Spears has been the subject of a legal conservatorship -- this arrangement, which the singer has described as voluntary multiple times, means Spears must have approval from several people for any financial decisions she wishes to make. In short, she does not control the financial side of her music empire. Some fans allege the singer sends coded messages to them via Instagram, asking for help. Others argue this conspiracy theory, as well-intentioned as it may be, will only make things worse for one of the world's most famous living musicians. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/11/201h 12m

CLASSIC: Neuromarketing: Science or Science Fiction?

Neuromarketers claim that their techniques provide new and profound insights for consumers buying everything from soda to new cars. But can they really interpret data in a way that allows them to nudge a user's subconscious mind? And, if so, what does this mean for the future? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/11/2044m 44s

Strange News: Laser-guided Lightning, Election Fraud, and Putin Wants to Give Himself Lifetime Immunity?

Humans may soon be able to control lightning, pointing it at targets. Voter fraud (but not the vote you're thinking of). Russian President Vladimir Putin is giving himself lifetime legal immunity from, well... anything. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/11/201h 9m

The 1969 Berkshire UFO Incidents: What actually happened?

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20/11/201h 15m

Listener Mail: Veterans Targeted, Bitcoin Billionaires

US veterans find themselves unfairly targeted as they pursue post-combat careers. Questions remain regarding one of the world's largest Bitcoin wallets. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/11/2039m 26s

Foreign Investment and the Housing Crisis

In cities across Canada, the US and other parts of the world, the cost of living continues to rise -- and housing becomes increasingly unaffordable. Rental rates outpace inflation. Owning a home becomes virtually impossible for millions. Economists have debated the usual causes of this crisis for years... but it appears there's a variable many people haven't considered, something a little stranger than domestic supply and demand. Investors from across the planet are pouring money into real estate, not for a home, but as a safe haven for storing cash. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/11/201h 22m

CLASSIC: Deep Underground Military Bases

Is the world really littered with underground military bases? How many are active today? Is it possible to find them on your own? Join Ben and Matt as they dive deep (underground) in today's classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/11/2046m 2s

Strange News: Immortal Worms Invade Virginia, Cruise Lines Begin to Reopen

Some cruise lines begin to reopen. In Virginia, locals were astonished to find a bizarre, potentially immortal creature invading -- the infamous (and alien-like) Hammerhead Worm. Tune in for more in this week's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/11/2043m 2s

Operação Prato: Brazil's Bizarre UFO Investigation

From 1977 to 1978 the Brazilian Air Force investigated a series of alleged UFO sightings, with multiple witnesses, in and around a city called Colares, located in northern Brazil. The official investigation closed without concluding anything unusual was afoot -- but that may actually be where the real story begins. Tune in to learn more about the strange claims, the oddly specific commonalities between witness accounts... and the mysterious events that haunted the investigators, inspiring them to continue their own investigation after the official operation was shut down. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/11/201h 2m

Listener Mail: A Mysterious Curse, Conversion Therapy, and the Murder of the Notorious B.I.G.

A caller shares a strange story of a possible curse. The guys explore the dark side of so-called conversion therapy. And a voicemail inspires the gang to finally begin exploring the controversial, conspiratorial death of the Hip Hop legend, the Notorious B.I.G. All this and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/11/2056m 32s

QAnon and Conflict Journalism, with Jake Hanrahan

In this episode, the guys sit down with seasoned conflict journalist Jake Hanrahan to hear his first-hand accounts of covering stories all too often ignored or misrepresented in the west -- as well learning more about his work exploring QAnon in his newest podcast, Q Clearance. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/11/201h 24m

CLASSIC: Cults (You’ve Never Heard Of)

What's the difference between a cult and a religion? What are some of history's strangest cults? Are there any secret cults in the modern day? In this week's classic episode, Ben and Matt are (accidentally) prescient. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/11/2054m 59s

Strange News: How To Drop Your Own Charges, The Oreo Doomsday Vault, and City-wide Exorcisms

Confronted with multiple criminal charges, one New Hampshire woman came up with an innovative -- and bizarre -- plan: she impersonated a prosecutor and dropped the charges against herself. Nabisco has reportedly planned to create their own Oreo doomsday vault. In several cities across the US, Archbishops have performed city-wide exorcisms. All this and more in this week's strange news segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/11/2059m 21s

Why does the US let Saudi fugitives flee the country?

On August 19th, 2016 Saudi national and college student Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was charged with first degree manslaughter for fatally hitting a 15 year old girl named Fallon Smart with his car in Portland, Oregon. Two weeks before his trial, he disappeared from the United States. Today, federal agents suspect he escaped with the help of the Saudi Arabian government -- and it seems he's not the only one. In fact, over the years, it seems dozens of Saudi nationals accused of various crimes in the US and Canada have illegally escaped prosecution, and will likely never see jail time or justice. And the US government hasn't done much to address this ongoing pattern of conspiracy. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/11/201h 3m

Listener Mail: Narconon and Scientology, Getting Kicked out of the Freemasons, and the Disappearance of Rebecca Coriam

Critics allege the rehabilitative program known as Narconon is a front for Scientology. Masons chime in to confirm that yes, you can get kicked out of the Masons. The disappearance of former cruise line worker Rebecca Coriam remains unsolved to this day. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/11/201h 2m

Natural Disaster and Revolution

The history of human civilization is, in many ways, a history of conflict. Empires rise and fall, countries come and go, and humanity soldiers on. Yet multiple investigations have found a troubling correlation -- it seems not all revolutions are the result of social instability or external rivals. In fact, the natural world itself may be one of history's most powerful (and dangerous) revolutionaries. Listen in to learn more about natural disaster and revolution -- and what this may mean for a world where natural disasters continue to increase. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/11/201h 6m

CLASSIC: The Pineal Gland Conspiracies

Could the pineal gland really have some sort of spiritual significance? What does it do, exactly, and why do so many people believe there's some sort of conspiracy to alter its function? Tune in as Ben and Matt explore the fact and fiction surrounding the pineal gland. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/11/2047m 36s

Strange News: COVID-19 Study, Ex-President of Burundi Gets Prison Time for Murdering Another President, and Female Mutant Crayfish are Taking Over the World (mainly Antwerp)

Former Burundian President Pierre Buyoya received a life sentence in court for the murder of another former President: Melchior Ndadaye. A recent study confirms the issues discussed in the previous COVID series, showing worldwide trends regarding fears and misconceptions about infection. A bizarre invasive species of mutated, clonal, entirely female crayfish have been expanding across Europe -- one graveyard in Antwerp claims they've already lost the battle to this creature that sounds like something straight out of a comic book. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/11/2054m 58s

White Supremacy Infiltrates the Military

The world's most powerful has numerous policies regarding equality -- but how do the policies on paper translate to action? In today's episode, the gang dives into the all-too-often unexplored, ongoing conspiracy taking place within the US Armed Forces: Supremacists and separatists are infiltrating the military, often with the active goal of later using their training and expertise to wage war against the very nation they were sworn to protect. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/10/2057m 13s

Listener Mail: Dangers of the Troubled Teen Industry, How the Sun can Destroy Modern Civilization, and Massive Protests in Nigeria

Multiple listeners reach out to share their experiences in the 'troubled teen' industry. The guys explore the fascinating -- and terrifying -- possibility of solar flares and coronal mass ejections. Ongoing massive protests in Nigeria prompt a conversation about whether lasting reform is possible. All this and more in this week's edition of Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/10/201h 4m

When We Become Our Phones

It's bizarre to think that -- not too long ago -- the idea of having something as powerful as a smart phone in your pocket would seem like something out of Star Trek. But now these handy devices go with us throughout most of our lives. A steady stream of feel-good chemicals from social media, dangerously convenient ways of buying things through apps, health and location tracking and more. And every piece of data is, somehow, tracked. While it's no secret that companies use information like this for targeted advertising, the true potential of this data aggregation, and the true danger this aggregation poses for society, has only recently come to light. Join the guys to learn more about what happens in a world where you become your phone. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/10/201h 9m

CLASSIC: Exorcisms: An Introduction

You're probably familiar with the horror film version of exorcisms: a righteous priest reciting holy verses as a demon-possessed person writhes and exhibits unholy powers. But what are exorcisms, really? How do they function across cultures? Is there any proof that they're real? Join Ben and Matt to find out in this week's Classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/10/2044m 47s

Strange News: A Fake Spy Almost Made Billions, an MC is Arrested for Fraud, the Water Wars Begin

Multiple high-level government officials believed Garrison Courtney was a CIA officer offering them fat cat contracts -- by the time the FBI caught up with him, he was on the verge of getting billions -- and getting full immunity, as well. Rapper Nuke Bizzle was arrested on multiple counts of identity fraud... after explicitly bragging about his crimes in a music video. On the border of Mexico and the US, a small group of farmers may have just provided the spark to the world's next water war. All this and more in this week's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/10/201h 4m

Inside Scientology with Mike Rinder, Part II: The Future of the Church

How many members does the Church of Scientology actually have? What are they doing in Clearwater, Florida? Perhaps most importantly, what is the future of Scientology? Join the guys as they continue their interview with Mike Rinder, creator and cohost of Scientology: Fair Game, in the second part of this two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/10/2044m 48s

Listener Mail: The Library of Alexandria, Cursed Objects from Pompeii, and How Your Voice gets Hacked

What actually happened to the Great Library of Alexandria, and how would the world be different if it hadn't disappeared? What made an anonymous tourist return pilfered objects to Pompeii? How are con artists, corporations and governments hacking your voice? All this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/10/201h 5m

Inside Scientology with Mike Rinder, Part I: An Origin Story

Founded in 1953 by L. Ron Hubbard, the Church of Scientology describes itself as a religion that puts its adherents on a path toward complete and certain understanding of one's true spiritual nature. In the first part of this two-part series, the guys are joined by Mike Rinder, a former senior official of the Church and cohost of Scientology: Fair Game, for a first-hand, inside look at the organization. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/10/2059m 58s

CLASSIC: Ghosts 101

Stories of ghosts predate written history, and cultures around the world believe in one form of spirit or another. But why? If there's no currently accepted scientific proof that ghosts exists, then what are millions of people around the world claiming to see? Join Ben, Matt, and Noel as they explore ghosts and the afterlife in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/10/2032m 27s

Strange News: Drones and Shotguns, Paris Hilton and the Troubled Teen Industry, Harry Reid Doubles Down on UFOs

The UK goes public with plans to mount firearms on drones. Paris Hilton provides insight on the dangers of the 'troubled teen' industry. Retired US Senator Harry Reid doubles down on UFOs, arguing that Uncle Sam has some information the US government does not want you to know. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/10/201h 1m

The Dark Side of the Fashion Industry, Part II: Pollution and Extinction

Everyone loves looking sharp - and saving money in the process. But what if there's a hidden cost to all this fast fashion and these trendy cosmetics? In the second part of this series, the guys return to the underbelly of the worldwide fashion and cosmetic industries, exploring how the global production process affects wildlife and spreads pollution -- and what these companies don't want you to know about the ultimate price of that next piece of clothing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/10/201h 9m

Listener Mail: Lyme Disease Conspiracies, Hazards of the Foster System, the Bible and the Bronze Age

Could Lyme disease be man-made? What insights can the Bible give us about the mysteries of the Bronze Age? Just how problematic is the foster care industry? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/10/2051m 20s

The Mystery of the Kensington Runestone

Could a mysterious slab of stone near Kensington, Minnesota hold the key to a forgotten piece of ancient history? According to the true believers, this stone, discovered in the late 1800s, proves that Vikings made it deep into the interior of North America in the 1300s -- only to disappear soon afterward, leaving no trace but a grisly story carved in runes upon the stone. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/10/201h 5m

CLASSIC: Could a solar flare destroy civilization?

What would you do if you woke up one day and found yourself in a world without electricity, cellphones or the internet? It sounds like the plot of a science fiction film, but if a powerful enough solar flare hits Earth's magnetosphere this could become a frightening reality. Join Matt and Ben as they explore the likelihood of a solar apocalypse in today's Classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/10/2024m 58s

Strange News: The US President Has COVID-19

Recently the US -- and the world at large -- learned that the President of the United States tested positive for COVID-19. As reporters and the public scrambled for more information, conspiracy theories proliferated like wildfire. In this week's Strange News segment, Ben, Matt and Noel explore the questions about the official timeline, other infections in the White House, and how world governments might react. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/10/201h 15m

The Hidden History of Assassins, Part II: The Modern Day

Almost a thousand years after the reign of the original Order of Assassins, you might think assassination tactics would be universally illegal -- however, that's not the case. Assassination is a valuable tool for both corporations and nations alike. It's also a big business, a web of conspiracies with an at-times global reach, evolving in step with the world's latest technological innovations. Listen in to learn more about assassination in the modern day in the second part of this two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/10/2057m 39s

Listener Mail: A Mysterious Website, LEGO Bricks in the Ocean, and Warnings From Anonymous Plastics Scientists

The guys dive into a bizarre website that may be an art project, the ramblings of a lunatic, or something more sinister. For years, LEGO bricks have been washing up along the coast of the UK. Multiple scientists, asking to remain anonymous, write in with disturbing details on the problem of micro- and nanoplastics. The good news? The guys were right about the problem. The bad news? The guys didn't know just how right they were. All this and more in this week's installment of Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/10/201h 1m

The Hidden History of Assassins, Part I: An Origin Story

What's the difference between an assassination and a garden-variety murder? Where does the term 'assassin' actually come from, and how did an obscure sect founded almost one thousand years ago fundamentally change the course of history as we know it? Tune in for the answers to these questions and more in the first part of this special two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/10/201h 3m

CLASSIC: Soviet Psychotronics

It's true - the Soviet government really did have its own parapsychological research program. And, unlike MKULTRA and other US operations, the Soviet version continued until 2003, when it officially ended. Tune in to learn more with Ben and Matt in today's Classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/10/2027m 25s

Strange News: Building Material on Mars, Sharks and COVID-19, Crows Wage Unending War on Owls

Have scientists discovered a new building material for future Martian colonies? Why might a vaccine for COVID-19 lead to the deaths of thousands of deep-sea sharks? Is it true that crows can think about thinking (and are they really in an unending, existential war with owls)? All this and more in today's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/10/201h 13m

The Mystery of the Bronze Age Collapse

Sometime between between c. 1250 - c. 1150 BCE, civilization as we knew it simply... collapsed. Once-thriving empires fell one after another. Trade routes disintegrated. Literacy plummeted. Mysterious raiders from the sea pillaged city after city. In less than a century, the known world became a distant dream. So what exactly happened? Perhaps more disturbingly, what can the Bronze Age collapse tell us about the modern day? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/10/201h 9m

Listener Mail: Ergotism, Social Media and More

Could the contagious schoolyard panics in Malaysia be caused by ergot poisoning or some other environmental contaminant? Join Ben and Noel as they dive into this question and more, exploring some of their favorite listener comments in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/10/2054m 54s

The Reality of Reality TV

Love it or hate it, there's no denying that reality TV -- also known as unscripted television -- is a titan of the entertainment industry. In fact, if you have cable and turn on your TV right now, you'll probably find a reality show of some sort playing on multiple channels. Most people know this sort of programming isn't as 'real' as it may purport to be... but what made this stuff so successful? Perhaps most importantly: Why do some of its critics allege this content is worse than tacky? Why do some people think it's dangerous? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/09/201h 23m

CLASSIC: Serial Killer Cults

Serial killers are insane, prone to exaggeration and delusion, and often inveterate liars. Amid some of their wilder claims, several notable serial killers, such as David Berkowitz and Henry Lee Lucas, have stated that they were killing on the orders of a cult. Is there any way it could be true? Join Ben and Matt as they dive into the twisted stories of the Hand of Death, Four Pi and other alleged serial killer cults. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/09/2036m 3s

Introducing: The Murders at White House Farm: The Podcast

On the night of August 6th, 1985 in Essex, England, a shocking attack left five members – and three generations – of a family brutally murdered. At first, the police thought they were dealing with an open-and-shut case of murder-suicide, suspecting that it was Sheila Caffell – diagnosed with schizophrenia – who had shot her adoptive parents and her twin sons before turning the gun on herself. As one detective set out to prove, however, certain elements of that narrative that didn’t add up – and the spotlight turned onto Sheila’s brother, Jeremy Bamber. In the new companion podcast to the HBO Max miniseries The Murders at White House Farm, host Lauren Bright Pacheco chats with the show’s creators, historical experts, and individuals affected by the White House Farm murders in real life. Each episode of the podcast springboards off of a particular episode of the series to take a deeper dive into one of six nuanced themes that contributed to the disturbing nature of this surprisingly complicated case. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/09/202m 17s

Strange News: Revelations from Venus, the FinCEN Leaks, and Facebook Whistleblowers

What exactly did scientists find in the atmosphere of Venus? A former Facebook employee claims the company actively ignored widespread political manipulation, and recently leaked documents highlight serious financial crimes by multiple international banks. All this and more in this week's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/09/201h 11m

Corruption, Conspiracy and Champions: Crime in the NBA

The world of professional sports is a multi-billion dollar industry -- and even the most ardent fans may not know what actually happens away from the bright lights and cheering crowds. Join Ben and special guest, journalist Tim Livingston, the creator of Whistleblower, as they dive into the strange, twisting tale of one of the NBA's biggest conspiracies -- a gambling scandal that rocked the industry and, disturbingly, may have repercussions that continue throughout the sport in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/09/2054m 4s

Listener Mail: ICE and Hysterectomy, Eternal Blue, the End of the World on YouTube

As recent allegations of forced hysterectomies surface in the US, Ben alleges genocide. An anonymous caller asks Matt for more information about Eternal Blue. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/09/2058m 10s

Plastics, Microplastics and Conspiracy

Look around -- how many objects in your immediate vicinity contain plastic? This malleable, durable material has become ubiquitous -- you can find in the depths of the oceans, at the summits of the highest mountains. And, if you're like most people, plastic will be here long after you're gone. Historically, manufacturers have claimed plastic pollution can be solved by recycling... but what if there's something they don't want you to know? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/09/2055m 31s

CLASSIC: Cicadas, Ciphers and Codes: The Weird World of Cryptography

For much of recorded history, humans beings have been trying to devise unbreakable codes (and break the codes of their rivals). But is there any truly unbreakable code? And what exactly is Cicada 3301? Join Ben and Matt as they decipher cryptography in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/09/2020m 17s

Strange News: Orcas Attack, AI Writes Op-eds, and Portland Bans All Facial Recognition

A pod of Orcas is attacking ships. An 'artificial intelligence' writes an op-ed. Portland, Oregon, bans facial recognition. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/09/201h 1m

Auras

For millennia, people in civilizations across the planet have claimed to perceive intangible energy emanating from people, animals, plants -- and even inanimate objects. And, in recent centuries, scientists and mystics alike have sought to explain this phenomenon. As you might imagine, not everyone agrees on what an aura could be -- or whether it exists -- in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/09/2055m 32s

Listener Mail: Reiki, Cruise Ships and Iron Mountain

What is life like for the actual staff of a cruise ship? Could Reiki function as physical healing? What exactly is Iron Mountain? All this and more in this week's edition of listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/09/2049m 14s

The Flordelis Cult

Flordelis dos Santos de Souza is a politician and cultural icon in Brazil. For a time, she and her husband Anderson Do Carmo were an evangelical power couple - along with their more than 50 adopted and biological children. In June of 2019, Anderson was murdered. The family said it was a robbery gone wrong. The investigators disagree. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/09/2057m 53s

CLASSIC: Operation Snow White

What was the most widespread infiltration of the US government? According to some sources, it came from within. Tune in to learn more about the story of Operation Snow White -- and why the Church of Scientology and the US government still don't agree on what actually happened. Join Ben and Matt for this startling -- and bizarre -- classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/09/2024m 1s

Strange News: Wildfires, Mysterious Mail Dumps, and How Plants Reveal the Dead

A 'gender reveal' party in California has created a massive wildfire. Someone dumped loads of mail in the parking lot of a beauty salon. Science reveals how plants grow differently around corpses -- and how this may help us learn more about humanity's grisly past. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/09/2057m 37s

The Screaming Girls of Malaysia

Up until July of 2018, 17-year-old Siti Nurannisaa was like many other kids finishing up their last year of high school - she was stressed out by exams, not sleeping well, and looking forward to getting the school year over with. However, her life took a sudden, unexpected turn when a sharp tap on her shoulder sent her into a strange, nightmarish series of visions from which she could not escape. Her nearby classmates watched as she fell to the ground, screaming uncontrollably -- and, moments later, they heard other children screaming throughout the school. Whatever happened to Sita appeared to be contagious ... and this was not the first case of what some authorities would later describe as "mass possession." Join Ben, Matt and Noel as the explore the bizarre case of "The Screaming Girls of Malaysia." Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/09/201h 1m

Listener Mail: Dreams, the Bridgend Suicides, Deaths at Fort Hood, and a Ghost in Gibraltar

Do ghosts wander the tunnels of Gibraltar? Why are so many families (Ben's included) convinced they receive mysterious omens of the future in their dreams? Multiple listeners respond to the episode on the deaths at Deepcut, raising question about the deaths at Fort Hood, Texas, as well as the suicide epidemic in Bridgend, Wales. All this and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/09/2049m 2s

The Mind vs. Matter: Feats of the Mystics

How much power does the mind wield over physical matter? Could certain human beings, through the force of focused thought alone, walk on fire, lay on nails, and survive being buried alive for days at a time? Listen in to learn more about the fact, fiction and controversy surrounding the famous feats of the mystics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/09/201h 7m

CLASSIC: The Placebo Effect

The placebo effect is pretty freaky when you think about it: just believing that a harmless substance is a medicine can really produce measurable benefits. It sounds crazy, but the placebo effect is real, and its implications continue to fascinate scientists. So why does it appear to be getting stronger? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/09/2030m 18s

Strange News: The COVID-19 Ghost Ship Tour, an X-files spinoff, and Georgia's Massive Human Trafficking Ring

An enterprising UK resident has found a new way to profit from the pandemic -- taking people on tours of the nearly-abandoned 'ghost ships' floating off the coast as the cruise industry struggles to survive the disastrous economic effects of COVID-19. The X-Files universe may soon have a new, animated spin-off. Investigations continue as US Marshals bust an enormous, insidious child trafficking ring in Georgia. Tune in for all this and more in this week's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/09/201h 2m

Poltergeists: Fact and Fiction

In the world of spirits and apparitions, the poltergeist is a unique type of ghost -- one known for its alleged ability to move physical objects (often in violent, unpredictable ways), to target and torment specific human beings and, perhaps strangest of all, to suddenly, one day, disappear. While not everyone uses the name 'poltergeist,' legends of these and similar creatures occur in numerous civilizations throughout history. Some stories are proven hoaxes. But others, the true believers argue, are more difficult to explain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/09/201h 4m

Listener Mail: #freebritney, Surviving the Derecho, and Spontaneous Human Combustion

Is pop superstar Britney Spears really being held hostage? What is it like to witness a derecho firsthand, and live to tell the tale? Can human beings really, without warning, burst into a ball of mysterious, fatal flames? Learn the answers to these questions and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/09/201h 5m

What is "Laying On Hands"?

In the ancient days, when medicine and spirituality were inseparable, people often used rituals and invocations to elicit help from divine sources. This practice continues today, through a number of techniques collectively known as faith healing. But what is it, exactly? How does it work? Could mere physical touch from the right person heal otherwise incurable medical conditions? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they dive into fact and fiction of faith healing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/09/201h 3m

CLASSIC: The Mystery of Coral Castle

After being jilted a day before his wedding and narrowly surviving tuberculosis, Latvian immigrant Edward Leedskalnin spent almost 30 years building Coral Castle out of huge blocks of stone. But how did he make it, and why wouldn't he allow anyone to watch him at work? Join Ben and Matt as they explore the mystery of Coral Castle in today's classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/09/2019m 15s

Strange News: Gaming and Death, Facebook has Censorship Problem, and North Korea's Leader May Be in a Coma

A tragic homicide seems linked to online gaming. Facebook continues to be under fire for its long-running, previously established issues with censorship, or lack thereof. In North Korea, new reports claim that Kim Jong Un has been in a coma for some time -- and that all of his recent appearances are pretaped or faked (Ben also remains unable to enter the country). All this and more in this week's edition of Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/08/201h 13m

Have dreams really predicted the future? Part II

Could human dreams really, in some way, predict the future? At first, it sounds like the stuff of science fiction... but the real-life answer may not be as clear-cut as the plot of a sci-fi blockbuster. Instead, it turns out that probability, bias and, perhaps, the bleeding edge of physics may all play a role in the strange phenomenon known as precognitive dreams. Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they search for a scientific take on precognition in the second part of this two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/08/2058m 0s

Listener Mail: The Secret Gibraltar Base, The Spread of COVID-19 and the Chris Cornell Conspiracy

What if Chris Cornell -- and Chester Bennington -- were actually murdered? How much do we really know about the early spread of COVID-19 in the US? And what's going on with that long-lost British base buried in the Rock of Gibraltar? All this and more in this week's edition of Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/08/2047m 49s

Have dreams really predicted the future? Part I

Dreams are one of the most mysterious aspects of human existence, and we still don't fully understand the strange phenomenon known as dreaming. For thousands of years, human beings have taken action in the waking world based on information they encounter in a dream -- and, every so often, people have felt their dreams aren't just reminding them of the past or recontextualizing the present. Instead, in virtually every culture and in every era of recorded history, people have claimed their dreams also, sometimes, tell them about the future. Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they delve into the science of dreams, and the conspiracies our own brains may hatch against us. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/08/201h 3m

CLASSIC: Can we really lose civilizations?

From Atlantis to Ciudad Blanca, Troy and Shangri-La, history is full of legends about lost civilizations. But how does humanity lose an entire city, empire or society? Are any of the stories of lost cities true? Tune in to learn more in this week's classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/08/2030m 15s

Strange News: Derechos Ravage the US, the Okinawan Sleeping Epidemic, and Someone May Have Solved the Mystery of 'CROATOAN.'

A brutal derecho has caused somewhere around 4 billion dollars' worth of damage in Iowa. In Okinawa, multiple residents appears to fall sound asleep in active roadways -- and experts don't seem to know why. In the US, author Scott Dawson claims to have finally, conclusively solved the long-standing mystery of an entire colony that, according to most accounts, simply disappeared. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/08/201h 1m

When did humans reach the Americas?

Did human beings first reach the continents we call North and South America by traversing a land bride across what's now known as the Bering Strait? That's been the most prominent theory about early human migration, and it's the one many children learn about in school -- but what if there's more to the story? Join the guys as they dive into the story of early human migration... as well as new evidence that may revolutionize every thing we thought we knew about humanity's journey to the Americas. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/08/2047m 13s

Listener Mail: Canadian UFOs, Fake Identities and Morphic Resonance

Did a UFO really crash in Jackfish, Canada? What is 'morphic resonance,' and does psilocybin enhance it? Join the guys as they explore these questions -- as well as hear the first-hand, verified account of a person that successfully lived under a fake identity -- in this week's segment of Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/08/2059m 14s

What happened to Madeleine McCann?

In 2007, just days before her 4th birthday, Madeleine McCann disappeared from her parent's vacation apartment in Portugal, launching an international search involving thousands of members of law enforcement. People from around the globe wondered what exactly had happened to the child, who seemed, for all intents and purposes, to have vanished. In the absence of clear information, speculation thrived and theories abounded, some more plausible than others. Tune in as Ben, Matt and Noel dive into the case of Madeleine McCann -- and how it may have finally been solved this year. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/08/201h 8m

CLASSIC: The "Real" Conspiracies

The guys get a lot of questions, and one that crops up often is this: "Do you ever run into real conspiracies (rather than theories)?" Well, they're finally going to answer it. Tune in to hear the guys explain which conspiracy theories seem the most plausible, which former theories have been proven true and more in this classic episode of Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/08/2028m 8s

Strange News: Magic Mushrooms, a Loch Ness and DNA Detective Work

Canada has officially ruled that terminal patients may legally use psilocybin. Over in Scotland, another alleged photograph of the Loch Ness Monster raises eyebrows -- and sets internet sleuths on the case. In California, DNA databases may have cracked Orange County's oldest cold case of homicide. Tune in for all this and more in this week's installment of Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/08/2056m 0s

Could Sea Monsters/Serpents Still Exist?

Since before the dawn of recorded history, humans have been haunted by rumors of monsters beneath the waves -- and, as time wore on, it seemed at least some of those legends were based in truth. Today's question: could any sea serpents, leviathans or other cryptids remain alive in the modern day? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/08/201h 9m

Listener Mail: 5G, COVID-19 as Bioweapon, Standardized Testing as the Genuine Conspiracy

Does a viral infection spread through radio towers? Was COVID-19 somehow designed as the world's most cartoonishly ineffective bioweapon? What are 'standardized' tests actually measuring, and why should we care? Tune in for all this and more in this week's edition of listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/08/2055m 20s

The Nunavut Ping

Officially formed in 1999, Nunavut is the newest and most northerly territory of Canada. This sparsely-populated region is home unique wildlife, ancient culture and, it seems, a mystery. Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they unravel the strange story of a bizarre, unexplained sound emerging from the seafloor -- it's allegedly terrified migratory animals, baffled local hunters, and inspired the Canadian government to launch an official investigation (which led to more questions than answers). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/08/201h 4m

CLASSIC: The Illuminati

Is there really an ancient, shadowy secret society running the world? If so, what's their endgame - and why hasn't anyone conclusively proven their existence? Join Ben and Matt as they look back on their Illuminati series in this classic episode of Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/08/2030m 14s

Strange News: A Crashed Plane, A Drug Smuggling Feline and Strange Seeds from China

Authorities find a mysterious plane in Papua New Guinea -- one that may have crashed due to the sheer weight of the cocaine onboard. A cat has been busted smuggling drugs into a prison in south Asia, only to escape shortly afterward. And what's with all these people getting bizarre seeds from China in the mail? Join Ben, Matt and Noel for this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/08/2054m 28s

Did Milwaukee Police Protect a Child Abuse Ring?

Earlier this year, two children went missing in Milwaukee. Despite the pleas of their parents and loved ones, the local police did not treat these children as "critically missing," meaning they issued no Amber Alert. Desperate for answers, family members took matters into their own hands, tracing one of the missing children's phones to a duplex in town. Amid ongoing, unrelated protests, more and more citizens of Milwaukee began to believe the authorities were actively preventing a full investigation of the house in question. So what actually happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/08/201h 4m

Listener Mail: Martial Law, Karen Silkwood and Mind-controlling Parasites

Could the United States impose nationwide martial law? What is a Silkwood Shower? Do humans play host to mind-controlling parasites? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they explore these questions and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/08/2047m 44s

What is 'Antifa?'

If you've been watching the news, you've probably heard journalists and pundits throwing around the word "antifa," often in relation to protests. The phrase, a portmanteau of "anti-fascist," has been used to describe multiple groups and individuals. It's become the subject of several conspiracy theories as well - but what exactly is "antifa"? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/08/201h 8m

CLASSIC: Did Nazis really make UFOs?

After the fall of the Nazi regime, the dirty secrets of WWII-era Germany slowly came to public light. Amid the horrors of the Holocaust and bizarre proof of some official's occult aspirations, researchers discovered a wealth of groundbreaking research on aircraft and rocketry. But how far did the Nazis get? Did they really invent aircraft that could explain the old stories about UFOs? Join Ben and Matt as they delve into the secrets of Nazi aircraft research in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/08/2028m 11s

Strange News: The Pentagon and Aliens, Psuedocide Foiled by Typo, Man in Prosthetic Mask Robs Casino

Law enforcement finally catches up with a mysterious grifter using CIA-level prosthetic mask technology. A man attempts to fake his death and forgets to run spellcheck. Uncle Sam gets increasingly weird about UFOs, yet again changing the offical story about government-supported research in unidentified aerial phenomena. Join Ben, Matt and Noel for their round up of Strange News -- and the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know -- in this weekly segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/08/2058m 14s

The Dark Side of the Fashion Industry, Part 1: The Dark Side of the Loom

If you're like the vast majority of people, you wear clothes. Clothing is one of the oldest pieces of human technology, and these days it's also a multi-billion dollar industry. People across the planet use clothing and fashion as a means of expression, a way to make a living, and a way to communicate. But, like any other industry of the size, the fashion industry also has a dark side (several, in fact). Tune in as the guys explore the at-times disturbing origin story of so many clothes we wear -- and why the source of the hottest fashions can often be the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/07/201h 9m

Listener Mail: July 30th

Who was the mysterious Ronald Hadley Stark? Just how closely can companies and the government monitor commercial (and, eventually, civilian) vehicles? How do forced disappearances actually work -- and how common are they in reality? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they explore these questions and more in Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's weekly listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/07/2047m 46s

What really sank the Kursk?

More than 500 feet long and carrying missiles the size of small planes, the giant, nuclear-powered Kursk submarine was an apex predator of the high seas. At least, that is, until it was destroyed in one of the most catastrophic peacetime submarine accidents in history. The entire crew was lost and, decades later, some still believe this 'accident' was no accident at all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/07/201h 1m

CLASSIC: The Deceptive Brain

It's no secret that strong emotions can influence our thought processes, but just how much of a difference can they actually make? Can you trust your own brain? Don't be so sure. Join Ben and Matt as they explore the bizarre, at times deceptive, side of neuroscience in this episode of classic Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/07/2027m 55s

Strange News: a Swarm of Ants, Masks in 1918 and a Mysterious Attempt to Murder a Judge

As swarms of flying ants overtake the UK, radar in multiple cities is overwhelmed, mistaking the waves of flying insects for rain. Anti-mask sentiment is not unique to 2020. In New Jersey, an assassin posing as a FedEx driver shot the husband and son of Jude Esther Salas -- in a case that only grows stranger the further down the rabbit hole you go. Tune in for this weekly round up of some of the world's weirdest news -- and the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/07/201h 11m

The True Cost of Gasoline

For most of modern history, the world has run on oil. In the US and abroad, the price of gasoline is often the subject of intense concern, and prices at the pump vary widely. The difference of a few dollars per gallon can incite widespread unrest. But there's a question rarely asked: How much should gas actually cost? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they explore the numerous factors, forces, institutions and conspiracies wrapped up in this question -- and why the true cost of gas is all too often Something They Don't Want You To Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/07/201h 4m

Listener Mail: July 23rd

What's the deal with those secret train stations rumored to exist beneath various cities? Could the upcoming US election be postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic? Do gas manufacturers intentionally mix in additives to limit the shelf life of petrol? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they explore these questions and more in the first installment of Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's new listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/07/2050m 52s

The Hidden History of Africville

If you're not from Nova Scotia, you may have never heard of Africville -- it was a small community in Halifax. The larger government of Halifax seemed content to pretend Africville simply didn't exist. After the infamous Halifx Explosion of the early 1900s, the government changed their tactic, and aggressively conspired to erase Africville from history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/07/2045m 13s

CLASSIC: Edward Bernays: The Most Famous Man You've Never Heard Of

Nowadays, Edward Bernays remains a relatively obscure historical figure. His legacy, however, is thriving around the globe, and his techniques are found in everything from the food we eat to the things we believe. But who was this man? How did he get his start, and how does his work affect you today? Join Ben and Matt for this classic episode on the man who made bacon a breakfast food, tied smoking to the suffrage movement, and even used advertising to convince Americans to support a coup. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/07/2033m 16s

Strange News: From North Korea to TikTok and the Hazy Limits of the Mind

Why is Kim Jong Un's sister getting special permission to watch DVDs of US holiday celebrations? Why do so many countries want to ban TikTok? How did a woman win the lottery based entirely on a vision from her dreams? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they introduce the new Strange News segment, a once-a-week round up of some of the weirdest news -- and the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/07/2053m 42s

Who Controls The Narrative? An Interview With Waiting On Reparations

In a world of ubiquitous information, protests, activism and propaganda exist in the digital world as much as the physical. The war for control of a given narrative is waged as much online as it is on the street. So how do we as individuals understand the discrepancy between the stories presented between various factions of the media? Join the guys as they sit down with Linqua Franqa and Dope Knife, hosts of iHeart's new podcast Waiting on Reparations to learn more about activism in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/07/201h 6m

A Cosmic Murder Mystery: The Star That Simply Vanished

How can a star disappear? Recently, an enterprising group of astronomers and astrophysicists found themselves transformed into full-on space detectives when a cursory observation of a luminous blue variable star located in the Kinman Dwarf galaxy revealed the star had simply... vanished. This is, according to what our species understands, impossible. Something this big should leave some sort of trace. So what happened? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they explore the ongoing cosmic conundrum, exploring the story of this galactic noir mystery -- and, ultimately, attempting to learn what led to its untimely disappearance. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/07/2052m 35s

The Deepcut Suicides

Located in Surrey, the Princess Royal Barracks, Deepcut (more often known as the Deepcut Barracks) was once the headquarters of the British Army's Royal Logistic Corp. On paper, Deepcut seemed to be a successful military installation -- yet it had a dark side. Young trainees were routinely bullied and abused, with little high-level oversight. A series of controversial trainee deaths between 1995 and 2002 were all ruled suicides, and, despite complaints and calls for investigation from grieving family members, forensic experts and more, this remains the official conclusion of the UK government today. Almost a decade since the last documented death, questions remain. Does the British Army have something to hide? Tune in to learn more of the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know about the Deepcut Four. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/07/201h 3m

Is Sonar Killing Marine Animals?

Ships across the planet rely on sonar to safely navigate the world's oceans. This fascinating technology has revolutionized everything from maritime research to international trade and war -- but, somewhere along the way, experts realized sonar might have a hidden price. Listen in to learn more about sonar's effects on marine animals -- and why, for decades, it was the stuff the world's militaries didn't want you to know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/07/201h 12m

The Missionary, with Rajiv Golla

When a young missionary named Renee Bach left her life in the US to start a malnutrition program in rural Uganda, she was one of thousands of like-minded people hoping to make the world a better place. But as her work in Uganda continued, rumors and speculation grew... and people began blaming Bach for the deaths of patients. So what exactly happened? Join the guys as they interview journalist Rajiv Golla, cohost of the new podcast, The Missionary. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/07/201h 1m

How Rigging Elections Works: Mexico, 1988

While democracy isn't always predictable, one thing's for sure -- no matter who wins an election, for any party, in any country, some part of the population will claim the game is rigged. That's what happened in Mexico in 1988, when Carlos Salinas de Gortari became president in a hotly-disputed election. For years rumors circulated about the illegal actions that led to this outcome, an opposition parties often accused Gortari's party of rigging the vote. And, in 2004, another person stepped forward to confirm the election was rigged. This wasn't a fringe journalist, either -- it was former President of Mexico Miguel de la Madrid, Gortari's predecessor, who had worked to ensure his chosen candidate 'won' the vote. Tune in to learn more about this strange story ... and what makes it so important today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/07/201h 0m

Russia and the US Civil Rights Movement

The US civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s sparked nationwide protests, marches and action, resulting in fundamental changes for a nation that had long touted democracy and equality abroad while oppressing vast swathes of its own citizens at home. It remains one of the most significant times in recent history, but there's another twist to the story -- half a world away, the USSR joined the movement... though its intentions for dong so were anything but altruistic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/06/2059m 31s

What is Project Blue Beam?

It seems the nearly 8 billion people living on Earth can't seem to agree on anything, much less cooperate to achieve a goal. But what if there was some way to unite them, to push the millions of different communities on the planet toward working together? One of the proposed answers is something called 'Project Blue Beam' -- the idea that, if you can't find a messiah, you can use technology to make one. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/06/201h 13m

Introducing: Behind the Police an iHeartRadio Original Podcast

How did American police get so violent? The answer to that question goes back centuries, to the earliest days of this nation. On this special podcast miniseries hosts journalist, Robert Evans and rap artist, Propaganda (Jason Petty) draw a straight line from the darkest days of slavery, to the murder of George Floyd and the mass violence American police meted out to their citizens this summer.  Find Behind the Police where you get your podcasts! Subscribe today on the iHeartRadio App! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
20/06/2054s

Forgotten: Women of Juarez, with Oz Woloshyn

Juarez, located just over the US-Mexico border, has an ongoing crisis that hasn't made the news: hundreds of women have gone missing, and many of the ones who disappear are later found dead, their wrists often bound, with strange symbols carved on their bodies. Journalists Monica Ortiz Uribe and Oz Woloshyn dive deep into this tragic mystery in their podcast Forgotten: Women of Juarez, searching for answers to the femicides that were all too often ignored by law enforcement. What did they find? Join the guys as they interview Oz Woloshyn about the ongoing investigation. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/06/201h 13m

Tatum Salt Dome: Nuclear Explosions on U.S. Soil

Most people have heard of Three Mile Island — but what about the multiple other nuclear events on US soil? Join Ben and Matt as they explore the strange, largely untold story of the Tatum Salt Dome. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/06/201h 4m

Indigenous Tribes, COVID & PPE

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, long-standing inequalities have exacerbated the crisis in historically neglected US communities. In today's episode, Ben, Matt and Noel explore the ongoing impact of COVID-19 on the native US community. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/06/201h 2m

The Lost City of Ubar: The True Story of "The Atlantis of the Sands"

You've probably heard of the Atlantis before, but have you heard the legends of another lost city, somewhere out in the endless sands of the Arabian Peninsula's Rub' al Khali (or "Empty Quarter")? Tales of this city, known as Ubar or Iram of the Pillars, surface in countries throughout the region. The city is even mentioned in the Quran. And, like Atlantis, over the centuries numerous people have tried to find it -- but there's one important difference between Iram and Atlantis... it appears someone actually found Iram. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/06/201h 9m

The Rise of the Agent Provocateur

Protests against systemic injustice and police brutality are sweeping the United States and the world at large. In the US, protesting isn't just a tactic -- it is a right, explicitly described in the first amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Protests can be powerful tools to push for change, but other forces, from corporations to militias, intelligence agencies and more also seek to use the power of protest against itself. Listen in to learn more about the history -- and future -- of the agent provocateur. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/06/201h 13m

Stratospheric Aerosol Injections: Saving the World with Chemtrails?

Typically, when you hear someone bring up the concept of chemtrails, it's either to dismiss the idea as a conspiracy theory or to claim there's something dangerous up there in the sky -- something the mainstream doesn't want you to know about. But a growing group of experts think something like chemtrails might just be the key to literally saving life on Earth. Tune in and learn more about stratospheric aerosol injections. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/06/201h 0m

The Santa Susana Field Experiment Coverup

Most US residents are vaguely familiar with the nuclear disaster known as Three Mile Island -- but that's only one of several similar stories. Join the guys as they explore the strange events of July 1959, when the Santa Susana Field Laboratory partially melted down -- and the government conspired to cover it up. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/05/201h 1m

The 2001 Anthrax Letter Attacks: Who was actually responsible?

Mere days after the horrific events of 9/11, someone began sending letters laced with anthrax spores to senators and the offices of major media outfits -- by the time the attacks ended, seventeen people were seriously injured, and five victims had died. Today the FBI maintains the case has been solved: scientist Bruce Edwards Ivins, acting alone, was responsible. Ivins died of an overdose in an apparent suicide before any possible trial, and today, numerous people familiar with the case believe the official story doesn't add up. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/05/201h 7m

Whatever happened to Julian Assange?

A few years back, Julian Assange was a household name in the West. The founder and face of Wikileaks, one of the world's most well-known destinations for leaks of classified information, Assange was hailed as a hero by some and a villain by others. And, whether you think he's a soldier in the war for transparency or some sort of super-villain, there's no denying that many people in power wanted him neutralized by any means possible. In our last episode, we left Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he'd been living, and fighting extradition charges, for several years. Then he seemed to disappear from the headlines. So what happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/05/2058m 12s

Wells Fargo's Imaginary Customers

Wells Fargo is one of the most popular retail banks in the United States, and its gigantic customer base uses it for everything from savings accounts to loans and more. However, a few years bank the bank came under fire for perpetuating a conspiracy all its own -- more and more customers found they had multiple accounts and lines of credit opened without their consent, and further investigation found that was just the beginning of the problem. Tune in to learn more about this real-life banking conspiracy, how it was discovered and the consequences (or lack thereof). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/05/201h 2m

Operation Infektion: Russia's AIDS Conspiracy

HIV and AIDS, the syndrome the infection causes, have become the subject of numerous conspiracy theories. Over the decades people have proposed the infection was purposely designed to kill certain segments of the public, or that it was a lab experiment gone wrong, or that it didn't exist at all. For a time these theories enjoyed massive popularity in the US and abroad... but there was another conspiracy at play, one that most people weren't aware of: tune in to learn more about Russia's Operation Infektion. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/05/2055m 40s

At What Price Safety: The Conundrum of Clearview AI

As governments work to fight COVID-19 and industries struggle to survive, more and more people are concerned society will never actually return to normal. World leaders have been disappearing (and reappearing). Millions are unemployed. Governments and tech companies are rolling out vast surveillance schemes that would make a supervillain blush. And, around the world, people are wondering -- did we start fighting this too late? Are we opening too soon? Tune in to learn more in part four of this continuing series on the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/05/201h 3m

COVID IV: Too Soon or Too Late?

As governments work to fight COVID-19 and industries struggle to survive, more and more people are concerned society will never actually return to normal. World leaders have been disappearing (and reappearing). Millions are unemployed. Governments and tech companies are rolling out vast surveillance schemes that would make a supervillain blush. And, around the world, people are wondering -- did we start fighting this too late? Are we opening too soon? Tune in to learn more in part four of this continuing series on the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/05/201h 10m

Forced Assimilation of Native People

For centuries the U.S. government conspired to persecute, attack and marginalize the native population. When open warfare became too expensive, some factions of the government proposed a different approach -- what if, they wondered, we erase native culture? This inspired a massive industry of forced assimilation. Thousands of children were forced into boarding schools where they were taught to act more 'European' while being abused, exploited and placed into forced labor. Tune in to learn more about the conspiracy of forced assimilation, and how its long-reaching consequences affect the country in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/05/201h 0m

What Happened to Emanuela Orlandi?

On June 22nd, 1983, 15-year-old Vatican City resident Emanuela Orlandi disappeared after attending a music lesson. Over the decades, numerous people claimed to have seen Orlandi, or reached out with leads on her fate. Yet even now, the case remains unsolved. Join the guys as they explore the facts of the case, the wide-ranging possibilities, the allegations of conspiracy, crime and cover-ups, ultimately asking: What happened to Emanuela Orlandi? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/05/2055m 46s

Betty and Barney Hill: The UFO Case that Changed Everything, with Toby Ball

In September of 1961, on an empty country road in rural New Hampshire, Barney and Betty Hill experienced the most profound, bizarre night of their lives in what would become the first widely-publicized account of an alien abduction in US history -- the case that would go on to influence hundreds, if not thousands, of abduction cases to follow. But what exactly happened that September night? Join the guys as they sit down with author Toby Ball, host of the Strange Arrivals podcast, to explore the facts, the claims, and the questions that remain unanswered in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/04/201h 2m

Your News Agency or the CIA: The Story of Operation Mockingbird

Propaganda has always been a powerful tool, and humanity's recent technological innovations have only amplified its reach. Long-standing laws in the US were meant to prevent US propaganda for foreign audiences from reaching the domestic population, but over time those laws have been eroded... and, as it turns out, Uncle Sam was secretly pushing propaganda on the people for years beforehand. Tune in to learn more about Operation Mockingbird. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/2057m 17s

The Secret World of Chefs, with Richard Blais and Hugh Acheson

As anyone who's worked in a kitchen or the hospitality industry can readily attest, there's an entirely different world behind the doors of every kitchen, a world that most diners and restaurant patrons never see. Join the guys as they sit down with world famous chefs Hugh Acheson and Richard Blais to learn more about what really happens behind the scenes in restaurants and cooking shows, as well as how the industry has been been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/04/201h 8m

Big Brother Wants To Get Inside Your Car

It's no secret that modern automobiles are incredibly convenient. They're almost like rolling computers, chock-full of GPS capabilities, infotainment systems, back-up cameras, security systems connected to the cloud and so on. But there's a potential dark side to all this convenience, and some observers are becoming increasingly concerned about what corporations and governments may do with this technology over the long term. Are we entering a world where Big Brother can brick your car the same way some tech companies can brick your gadgets? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/04/2054m 1s

COVID III: The Bill Comes Due

Weeks into the global pandemic, countries across the planet are trying to stem the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Governments are taking extreme actions, businesses are going bust and conspiracy theories are proliferating. Today's question: What if some of those theories are true? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/04/201h 6m

The Dark Story of K-Pop

Korean pop music, or K-pop, originated in South Korea but has become a powerful, global phenomenon. This multi-billion dollar industry manufacturers scores of pitch-perfect idols and groups, performers who become lead trendsetters in the world of fashion, dance, music and more. Yet there's a dark side to this fame, and a peek behind the curtain reveals a brutal, dangerous world of cut-throat competition, financial corruption and abuse. Tune in to learn about the dark side of K-Pop. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/04/201h 7m

Chemtrails Were Real -- At Least in the UK

Whether you consider yourself a true conspiracy theorist or a diehard skeptic, you've definitely heard of chemtrails. True believers are certain that, unlike the contrails made by aircraft, chemtrails are insidious chemicals dispersions meant to poison unsuspecting, innocent civilians across the planet. The concept of chemtrails has been more or less dismissed by scientists and the mainstream media, but it turns out that, in at least one country, something like chemtrails was very much a reality. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/04/2056m 25s

Introducing Strange News Daily: Episode 9: Other World Celebrations, Life on Mars, and an Intentional Trainwreck

From one of your favorite hosts, Ben Bowlin, comes an all new daily podcast, to bring you all the strange news happening in the world. Be sure to tune in all week to keep yourself up to date on the mysterious world around us! https://ihr.fm/3dGgB75 Since April Fools' Day was canceled, why not celebrate some of today's lesser known holidays and observances? Also, learn how discovery of strange life on the ocean floor may help humanity's search for life on Mars, and learn the troubling story of the conspiracy theorist train engineer who intentionally wrecked a train in an apparent attack on a hospital ship. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/04/2013m 9s

Introducing Strange News Daily: Episode 10: Florida Man Burns 10 Acres in Explosive Gender Reveal Party, The First Lunar Base be Made of Pee, and Americans are Howling

From one of your favorite hosts, Ben Bowlin, comes an all new daily podcast, to bring you all the strange news happening in the world. Be sure to tune in all week to keep yourself up to date on the mysterious world around us! https://ihr.fm/3dGgB75 A Florida gender reveal party went explosively wrong, studies show urine could be a fundamental material for the future construction of a lunar base, and US residents across the country started recreationally howling to stave off cabin fever. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/04/209m 42s

Bug Out Bag 101

If you were cut off from everything for 72 hours, what would you need to survive? If you found yourself in the middle of nowhere -- or if you needed to leave a dangerous place -- what would you carry with you? In this episode, your fellow Conspiracy Realists explore the essentials of the Bug Out Bag. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/04/201h 12m

Coronavirus Update: The Rise of Pandemic and Conspiracy

Tune in for this much-needed update on the continually evolving state of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which we explore the new revelations about the spread of the infection, the various ways world governments have responded to the outbreak and, of course, some of the conspiracy theories proliferating across the globe as terrified people search for answers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/04/201h 15m

Introducing Strange News Daily: Episode 6: A Cure For HIV, The Death of the Grim Sleeper, and Poop Tool

From one of your favorite hosts, Ben Bowlin, comes an all new daily podcast, to bring you all the strange news happening in the world. Be sure to tune in all week to keep yourself up to date on the mysterious world around us! https://ihr.fm/3dGgB75 The world's second person has been cured of HIV, the notorious serial killer known as The Grim Sleeper is dead, and a new online tool can help you calculate how long your current toilet paper stash will last. Join Ben Bowlin for more Strange News Daily, and share your stories on Twitter: #strangedaily Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/03/2011m 53s

Unsolved: The Monster with 21 Faces

In the 1980s, a mysterious organization terrorized candy companies in Japan - then disappeared. What was the Monster with 21 Faces, and what happened to it? Are any members alive today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/03/2038m 24s

Unsolved: Is there a serial killer on the U.S. border?

It's no secret that the border between the United States and Mexico has been the subject of recent, intensely divisive debate. There have been numerous reports (some more reliable than others) detailing the rise or decline of crime along the border -- after all, chaotic times create opportunities for crime -- but one story slipped through the cracks. It appears that there was an active serial killer on the US border, and he worked for Uncle Sam. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/03/2048m 2s

Unsolved: The Mystery of North Sentinel Island

India controls numerous islands in the Indian Ocean, and they have a strange set of rules for North Sentinel Islands -- a tiny, remote place most people wouldn't visit anyway. You see, the Indian government maintains a 'zone of exclusion' surrounding the island, with no ships, helicopters or people allowed within miles of the shore. Ordinarily one might assume this is a secret military base or the site of an environmental disaster -- but the real answer is even stranger. Tune into to learn more about the mystery of North Sentinel Island. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/03/2059m 24s

Unsolved: The Hidden Tomb of Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was one of the world's most successful conquerors, and his empire left an indelible mark across Eurasia. Yet upon his death his body was spirited away to an unmarked grave, and everyone associated with the burial -- so far as we know -- was put to death in an effort to keep the location secret. So what exactly happened to Genghis Khan? Could it be possible that someone actually knows where it is, and has somehow kept the location hidden for almost 800 years? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/03/201h 11m

Unsolved: Did the US abandon soldiers in the Vietnam War?

At the close of the Paris Peace Accords, the US and Vietnam agreed to return any POWs to their home country -- however, for decades after the close of the conflict, people in country reported seeing missing American soldiers, sometimes held by foreign officials, sometimes on their own in the jungle. So what happened to the hundreds of missing soldiers in the Vietnam War... and how much did the US government actually know about it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/03/201h 2m

Unsolved: Did Teresita Basa avenge her own death?

Months after the murder of Teresita Basa, her former coworker began falling into trances, a voice identifying itself as Teresita issuing from her mouth. Whether or not you believe in ghosts, these statements turned out to be true, leading to the conviction of 32 year-old Allen Showers. But what's the real story? Was this justice beyond the grave or beyond the law? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/03/2028m 36s

Unsolved: Who Built The Georgia Guidestones?

After years of listener requests, Ben, Matt and Noel are finally exploring the mysterious story of the legendary Georgia Guidestones. Who built this monument, and why? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/03/201h 22m

Unsolved: Is someone using sonic weapons in Cuba?

Recently employees at the US Embassy in Cuba reported a strange and disquieting phenomenon. They complained of vertigo, nausea, hearing loss and more accompanied by a strange hum and whine that followed them into their homes. The State Department refused to comment on the cause of these symptoms even as they shipped employees back home to the States. However, some anonymous government officials stated that the employees fell victim to an unorthodox, top-secret, sound-based weapon. Could it be true? You can turn back now, or learn The Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/03/2057m 27s

Unsolved: What happened to Elisa Lam?

In 2013, Canadian college student Elisa Lam disappeared while on a solo trip through California. For weeks law enforcement was at a loss to explain the disappearance -- until, that is, a maintenance worker at the Cecil Hotel discovered her body in a water tank. And with that, what should have been the end of a tragic tale instead became the prologue to a mystery that, according to many, remains unsolved in the present day: What happened to Elisa Lam? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/03/201h 12m

Unsolved: The Mysterious Lake City Quiet Pills

Did a group of private assassins use a series of sleazy websites as fronts for their base of operations? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they delve into the mysterious story of Lake City Quiet Pills. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/03/2051m 38s

Why is the Navy worried about releasing the secret UFO Files?

After years of rumors, recent releases have confirmed the US government knew much more about UFOs than they'd originally let on. And, despite the recent waves of revelations and classifications, Uncle Sam is still refusing to release everything. When pressed on the issue, the government stated that disclosing certain files would pose "an extraordinarily grave threat to national security" -- so what exactly is on these files? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/03/2050m 11s

Introducing The Women's War, a Brand New iHeartRadio Original Podcast

Hi listeners - today we wanted to give you a preview of the newest project from Robert Evans (host of Behind the Bastards and It Could Happen Here and co-host of Worst Year Ever). It's called The Women's War, and you can listen to episode 1 now over in that feed here. And don't forget to subscribe in the new feed so you never miss an episode! These are...not optimistic times for most Americans. Across the world, the dangers of climate change and the terror of creeping authoritarianism present an increasing danger to all of us. After covering this degeneration for four years, Robert Evans went looking for hope. He found it in the unlikeliest of places: Northeast Syria, in a region known as Rojava that’s become host to a feminist, anti-authoritarian revolution.  When you’ve heard about these folks in the mainstream media, they’re usually just described as the “Syrian Kurds”, and credited with beating ISIS. They did, in fact, beat ISIS. But their military successes were just part of the story. In The Women’s War, Robert will introduce listeners to dozens of men and women fighting a war for the future of the human soul.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
26/03/201m 25s

The True Story of the Ancient Chinese Giants

Like many other regions of the world, China has its own folklore about ancient, humanoid giants. In most cases, these legends have a mundane cause -- a misidentified fossil, for example, or a translation error. However, this case appears to be unique, because it turns out the giants have been found... it just depends on what you mean when you call someone a 'giant.' Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/03/201h 1m

Is there enough for everyone?

While the human species is inarguably successful (for now), hundreds of millions of people struggle under daily threats of starvation, physical danger, lack of shelter and disease. And, perhaps more troubling, the numbers indicate it's possible to feed and shelter virtually every single person on the planet -- or is it? Is there enough for everyone, and, if so, why isn't humanity transforming this potential into a reality? Join the guys as they explore the answers to this question, along with its disturbing implications. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/03/201h 14m

The UFO over Montreal

In the foggy, early evening of November 7th, 1990, two people at a Montreal hotel noticed something bizarre in the sky. Soon, multiple people in the hotel had gathered on a rooftop terrace to observe a genuine UFO -- and, soon after that, people across the city began reporting the object (if it was an object). In the almost three decades after this sighting, numerous witnesses, experts, fringe researchers and skeptics have attempted to explain exactly what was hovering over the sky for hours that evening. Join the guys as they delve into the case. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/03/2057m 23s

Slaves to the Sun: Solar Activity and Mass Excitability

We all know weather can affect a person's mood, but just how far does it go? Could the activity of the sun be driving widespread human conflicts throughout history? That's the theory Alexander Tchijevsky stumbled across when he found wars across the planet seem to coincide with solar cycles — meaning we may be little more than slaves to the sun. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/03/201h 9m

The Surprisingly Unboring Story of Farm Subsidies

Make no mistake -- being a farmer is hard work. Farming outfits often have to carry a huge amount of risk from one season to the next, and any number of things may ruin their prospects, from unexpected weather, market volatility and so on. To mitigate these dangers, world governments often provide funding, or subsidies, to agribusiness in order to lower risk and increase chances of farmers staying in business. In the US, these subsidies are a multi-billion dollar industry... but where does all that money actually go? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/03/201h 5m

Who killed the Jennings 8?

Located in Jefferson Davis Parish, the town of Jennings, Louisiana wasn't a particularly well-known place -- in fact, many people in the US would probably have lived their entire lives without ever hearing of the town until a few years ago. You see, Jennings had a secret, a dark criminal underbelly that seethed just below the surface. Over the course of several years, multiple women were murdered under mysterious circumstances, inspiring journalists and federal investigators alike to dive into the increasingly strange connections between each homicide. And today the question remains: What happened to the Jennings 8? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/03/201h 3m

Citizenship and the Census

Every ten years, the United States conducts the census, a crucial survey of the country’s population meant to help Uncle Sam figure out how to plan infrastructure and distribute funding over the coming decade. In recent years, people have argued for and against including a question about citizenship on the census for any number of reasons ... including accusations of conspiracy. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/03/201h 16m

Coronavirus: COVID-19, Conjectures and Conspiracies

While many people weren't familiar with the term "coronavirus" until a few months or weeks ago, we've all had one of these in the past - this term describes any number of RNA viruses capable of infecting animals and humans alike, from SARS to the common cold. However, a newly emerged, novel coronavirus known as COVID-19 may well be one of the most dangerous coronaviruses the world has ever seen. Tune in as the guys explore the evolution of what some experts believe may become the world's newest pandemic, separating fact from fiction and asking why so many people are convinced there's a coronavirus conspiracy afoot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/02/201h 16m

What is 'Skunkworks'?

For almost 80 years, Lockheed Martin has been working hand in hand with the US government to create cutting-edge, classified tech and craft, working in secret to build some of the world's most iconic spy planes. Nowadays, the so-called "Skunk Works" are more open about their projects ... or are they? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/02/201h 6m

Colorado's Mystery Drones

In December of 2019 the Denver Post began reporting a strange pattern over the night sky of northeast Colorado. Around 7pm each night, at least 17 drones -- large ones -- emerged from somewhere and flew over the region in what appeared to be a search pattern, disappearing between 9:30 and 10pm. No one, from federal agencies on down, seemed to know where these drones were coming from, who controlled them, or what they were doing up in the sky. If, that is, they existed at all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/02/201h 11m

The Return of Listener Mail

Have you written to the guys on Facebook or Twitter? Sent an email, or called 1-833-STDWYTK? Then tune in as they answer your questions and more on air in the latest listener mail edition of Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/02/2059m 7s

Murder in Oregon, with Phil Stanford

How far would you go for justice? Join the guys as they interview award-winning investigative journalist Phil Stanford about the strange, twisting tale behind his podcast, Murder In Oregon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/02/2059m 48s

Why do some people think cannabis can cure cancer?

With a growing number of Western countries decriminalizing or outright legalizing cannabis, the controversial plant seems set to become an acceptable alternative to some preexisting treatments for appetite loss, chronic pain and more. Yet some supporters of medicinal marijuana products argue the chemicals in this plant can do much more than just make someone hungry or ease their pain -- marijuana, they argue, may actually cure cancer, and this is something the established pharmaceutical industry doesn't want you to know. So how do these claims hold up? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/02/201h 0m

The Mad Future with Chris Cogswell

Is there any truth to the stories of mysterious, unidentified alloys, secretly held in some hidden bunker straight out of the Indiana Jones films? How far along has our species actually come with nanotechnology, and could a government really suppress space-age tech, hiding it from the masses? Join the guys as they sit down with chemical engineer Christopher Cogswell, host of the Mad Scientist Podcast, to dive into the science behind these claims and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/02/201h 20m

Why don't nations trust NGOs?

On paper, non-governmental organizations often sound like something everyone can get behind: these institutions are often dedicated to addressing some of the most dangerous, long-running problems on the planet. It may be surprising, then, to learn that a growing number of nations are taking increasingly aggressive actions to ban NGOs, especially foreign ones. Supporters of NGOs argue these nations are attempting to fight progress in hopes of saving their own corrupt regimes -- but the opponents inside these countries claim many of those do-gooder NGOs are more sinister than they'd have you believe: instead of saving the world, critics argue, these institutions are foreign-owned fronts for everything from illegal activities of intelligence agencies to acts of industrial espionage, forced regime change and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/02/201h 5m

A World Without Cash

The last time you bought something, did you use a card, cash or something else? If you automatically thought "who uses cash nowadays", you're far from alone. More and more people are eschewing physical currency for digital dollars, and this move seems largely supported by big banks as well some countries. Proponents argue a cashless society has no shortage of benefits for everyone involved, but critics suspect there are more than a few dangerous possibilities at play -- and something sinister may be afoot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/01/201h 22m

Introducing: 27 Club

Introducing 27 Club, a new serialized podcast hosted and created by Jake Brennan of Disgraceland. Season 1 features twelve episodes on the life and mysterious death of Jimi Hendrix and launches next week, Monday, January 27th. Listen to hear larger than life tales of kidnapping, mafia intimidation, drug busts, bad acid trips, Otis Redding hallucinations, an intimidated Eric Clapton, a jealous Keith Richards, a bloody Mick Jagger, anarchists, hippies, nihilists and British spies. Subsequent seasons will feature Jim Morrison, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain and more. You can hear the season 1 trailer now but be warned: Do what Jimi Hendrix said and "watch out for your ears". Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
30/01/202m 8s

The Wide World of Food Conspiracies

Whether rich or poor, young or old, everyone on the planet has to eat. Government institutions monitor the safety, cleanliness and consistency of our favorite foods, but as with any global industry, there are more than a few skeletons in the collective closet of the food and beverage business. Join Ben and Matt as they dive down the gastronomic rabbit hole of food conspiracies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/01/201h 14m

The Smiley Face Murder Conspiracy

Could a group of serial murderers be kidnapping, drugging and drowning young men across the United States? Scores of young male college students have been found dead in what law enforcement calls accidental drownings -- but a team of retired detectives believe there's something more sinister at work. Join the guys as they dive into the strange, twisting story of the Smiley Face Murders -- the fact, the fiction, the controversy and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/01/201h 15m

Is the Dead Sea copper scroll an ancient treasure map?

Odds are you've heard of the Dead Sea scrolls -- when the first of these ancient texts were discovered in the 1940s, the scrolls revolutionized our understanding of the past, and, in some cases, gave historians and archaeologists more questions than answers. One scroll, discovered in 1952, remains unique in the collection. It doesn't contain religious information, and it doesn't recount earlier stories from the region. Instead, this scroll (the only one written on copper) appears to be a treasure guide. So what happened to the gold, silver and artifacts catalogued on the scroll? Were these caches discovered thousands of years ago... or are these hidden treasures still somewhere out there today, waiting to be discovered? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/01/201h 5m

What is 'Qanon'?

What if the stories and narratives you hear in the average mainstream media reporting aren't the entire truth? What if there's something else going on, a secret war between a shadowy cabal and a small group of brave, outnumbered good guys fighting back against their insidious plans for world domination? This is, according to QAnon proponents, a true story. Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they dive into the origins of this uber-theory, the fact and fiction surrounding it, as well as the implications involved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/01/201h 9m

The Story of Atlantis

The legendary civilization of Atlantis was first mentioned in the works of Plato, in dialogues that claimed to recount information from translations of ancient Egyptian texts. And people have been searching for this city ever since. So what was Atlantis, exactly? A metaphor, a work of fiction ... or a real, physical place? Join the guys as they explore the fact and fiction of the ancient legend of Atlantis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/01/201h 10m

Radio Rental, with Payne Lindsey

Have you ever experienced something bizarre -- some unexplainable coincidence, chilling interaction or even a run in with what some might call the supernatural? If so, then you may have the next story for Radio Rental. In this episode, the guys interview Payne Lindsey, creator of Up and Vanished, Atlanta Monster and more, about the inspiration behind his newest podcast, Radio Rental. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/01/2054m 14s

Introducing: 9 Days in July

9 Days in July is a new podcast documentary series that explores each of the nine days of the Apollo 11 Mission--day by day--using never-before-heard audio from inside the spacecraft and from the consoles of Mission Control. Join host Brandon Fibbs and stow-away on this first-of-its-kind podcast journey into the stars. Listen to 9 Days in July on the iHeartRadio app and everywhere podcasts are found: megaphone.link/9daysinjuly Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
09/01/201m 11s

What really happened to the 'Lost Colony' of Roanoke?

It's one of the most enduring enigmas in American history -- how did an entire colony disappear from Roanoke island? Join the guys as they explore the facts, fiction and speculation surrounding the mysterious fate of the colonists, the clues they may have left behind and the search that continues in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/01/2057m 38s

Is Samuel Little America's Most Prolific Serial Killer?

Born in 1940, Samuel Little was known in multiple states as a drifter, petty criminal and man occasionally capable of violence. Like many people living on the fringe of society, he seemed to slip through the fingers of justice despite numerous arrests. Yet intrepid investigators and improvements in DNA testing eventually proved Little was more than an itinerant drug addict and shoplifter -- according to the FBI, he is the most prolific serial killer in US history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/01/2056m 50s

The Afghanistan Papers

The United States invaded Afghanistan on October 7th, 2001 and remains embroiled in the conflict almost two decades later, making this the longest war in US history. Leaders from both of the dominant political parties continually argued that this was a winnable war, proposing new strategies, more troops, and more surges. Yet documents obtained by The Washington Post show that the long-running internal conversations painted a different -- and vastly more disturbing -- picture. Tune in to learn more about the Afghanistan Papers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/01/201h 3m

What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?

In his day, American labor union leader James "Jimmy" Riddle Hoffa was one of the most well-known figures in the US. On July 30th, 1975, Hoffa disappeared. He has not been seen, living or dead, since that day. In the decades following his death numerous investigators have tried (and failed) to figure out what exactly happened to this infamous American icon. So what actually happened to Jimmy Hoffa? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/12/1958m 40s

STDWYTK Presents: See You Next Time

In 1933, a composer named Rezső Seress created one of the world's most infamous tunes -- a melancholy, mysterious piece known as 'Gloomy Sunday.' Over the following decades, this song became notorious for the sinister effects it had on anyone who listened to the song in full. Join the guys for a special end-of-the-year episode as they explore the story of the original recording -- where it came from, who wrote it, and, most disturbingly, why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/12/1943m 43s

Dark Water: Corporations, Corruption and Pollution with Rob Bilott

When corporate defense lawyer Rob Bilott first learned about Wilbur Tennant's dying livestock, the frustrated West Virginian farmer was at his wits' end. He'd sought help from numerous local authorities to no avail, but he was certain DuPont was poisoning his livestock, as well as the surrounding area. Bilott's investigation led him down the rabbithole, deep into a web of contamination, chemical pollution and corporate cover-ups. Join the guys as they speak with Mr. Bilott to learn more about his first-hand experience bringing this mighty company to justice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/12/1953m 50s

The Far-out World of Deep Fakes

For centuries, it was often understood that "seeing was believing" -- while people might embellish a story, and write whatever falsehoods they wished, visually witnessing an event was solid proof of what actually happened in any given situation. Yet this no longer holds true in the modern age. Photographs have been faked since, well, the invention of photography, and video followed shortly thereafter. However, new technology is enabling the creation of fake video with an unprecedented level of sophistication and believability. So what happens when we can no longer believe our own eyes? How will the world react to the rise of the Deep Fake? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/12/191h 9m

Introducing Solve

One crime, four suspects, 20 million fans, can you SOLVE the case? Listen now everywhere podcasts are found: https://megaphone.link/solve Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
17/12/192m 0s

What really happened to Amelia Earhart?

Amelia Earhart was a living legend -- this high-flying aviation pioneer garnered international acclaim and accolades for her daring flights across the planet. On July 2nd, 1937, midway through a flight around the world, Earhart's plane disappeared. Although she was declared legally dead on January 5th, 1939, theories about the true story of her disappearance linger in the public consciousness today. So what really happened to Amelia Earhart? Why do some people believe she didn't actually die on that fateful flight? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/12/1944m 39s

What are Black Sites?

In the United States, people accused of crimes are entitled to certain well-known protections under the law. And, in the international sphere, global agreements theoretically guarantee certain rights to prisoners of war. However, in the wake of 9/11 elements of the US government felt these protections were preventing them from obtaining justice. They needed locations off the books. Places where the normal rules didn't apply -- places that, officially speaking, did not exist. Tune in to learn more about the rise of black sites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/12/191h 4m

Conspiracies and Movies with Chuck Bryant

Did someone really hang themselves on camera in the Wizard of Oz? Did Stanley Kubrick hide a secret message in Eyes Wide Shut? It's no secret that the world of film is fraught with conspiracy -- both on and off the screen. But do any of these strange rumors and urban myths hold any sand? Join the guys with their special guest and long-time friend, Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant, cohost of Stuff You Should Know and creator of the Movie Crush podcast, as they separate fact from fiction in the world of conspiracies and film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/12/191h 9m

Introducing: Disorganized Crime: Smuggler's Daughter

Host Rainbow Valentine discovers her artist mom and 'businessman' dad were deeply involved in the illegal drug trade and unknowingly spent her childhood among a massive pot distribution operation. As she talks with her father in intimate interviews, Rainbow Valentine uncovers a history of her childhood that causes her to reassess everything — and gives us a unique personal window into the infamous counter-culture of Marin County in the 70s and 80s -- from Ken Kesey's acid tests and the birth of the Grateful Dead to a drug culture that hardened and became more dangerous in response to the War On Drugs. Listen to Disorganized Crime everywhere podcasts are found: https://megaphone.link/disorganizedcrime Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
05/12/192m 41s

Can weather make you 'crazy'?

For thousands of years, people have been convinced that the weather and the position of the moon can wreak profound havoc on human behavior. This belief continues in the modern day, with numerous law enforcement officers, medical professionals and more swearing people act strangely during the full moon. Additionally, science shows certain environmental factors, such as an extended lack of sunlight, can spark measurable changes in mood. So what's the truth here? Can the weather really make people go crazy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/12/1958m 27s

The Wide World of Shipping Conspiracies

Look around you as you listen to today's episode -- how far did these objects travel to meet you here? In centuries past, the average person would be surrounded by local objects. Today, the most mundane of possessions may have traveled more than halfway across the world to become your fabrics, your electronic components, your favorite snacks. Make no mistake: The world as we know it will collapse if our species stops shipping things across the planet. Global trade is dangerously close to a religion -- literally every nation has a set of laws applying to the passage of goods. So why are these laws so easily broken? Why do the same nations and conglomerates touting 'rule of law' seem to obey another set of rules? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/11/1950m 9s

The Insider's Guide to the Other Side

Have you ever felt you've encountered something beyond this mortal veil -- a spirit, a presence, something else? Would you consider yourself a psychic? Join the guys as they interview Julie Rieger and Brenda Villa, hosts of Insider's Guide To The Other Side, about their experiences in the world of psychics, their own personal journeys, advice for would-be psychics and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/11/191h 17m

Closed Cities: Secret Towns Kept Off Your Maps

The majority of human beings currently live in urban areas -- and this trend seems set to continue. According to the most recent estimates, two-thirds of humanity will live in urban areas by 2050. However, not all cities are created equally. In fact, countries throughout the world are home to cities that, in one sense or another, do not officially exist. So what exactly are these secret, closed cities. What goes on there? Why are these areas hotbeds of the stuff they don't want you to know? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/11/191h 9m

STDWYTK Live: Real-life Covens

We’re all familiar with the spooky, stereotypical witch depicted in film, fiction and folklore – a creepy crone with a pointy hat, riding a broom through the sky and cackling at the moon, often accompanied by her animal sidekick. But how accurate are these depictions? Were there ever really any covens, any infernal Black Masses and secret rituals dedicated to the powers of darkness? Join Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know as the guys explore fact, fiction and controversy around the real-life stories of witches and covens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/11/1942m 54s

Jeffrey Epstein, Part III: The Suicide Debate

In the months following the death of Jeffrey Epstein, numerous people have raised concerns regarding the official cause of the disgraced financier's death, pointing to various irregularities surrounding the prison where he died, as well as raising questions regarding the official autopsy. Join the guys as they look into the debate over Jeffrey Epstein's death, and why some experts still reject the official narrative: Epstein, they argue, did not take his own life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/11/1951m 48s

Introducing: Daily ZeitBites From The Daily Zeitgeist

Get a quick rundown of the day's top stories from Jack and Miles! Today's topics: Jim Jordan, Disney+ vs Apple+, World Kindness Day, and Netflix working with Nickelodeon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
14/11/1914m 58s

Cryptids You've Never Heard Of

Everyone's heard of Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster -- but what about the hundreds of other cryptids rumored to exist around the world? Join the guys as they delve into the stories of cryptids you may have never heard of. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/11/191h 0m

The Return of Listener Mail

Have you written to the gang lately? If so, tune in -- you might be on the air. Join the guys as they dip into the conspiratorial mailbag, sharing your fellow listeners' strangest stories, important updates, follow-ups to existing stories and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/11/191h 4m

Conspiracy and the Cure: People Who Believe They’ve Cured Cancer

Each year, millions of people across the planet grapple with some form of cancer. Doctors work around the clock to create better treatments methods, early diagnosis techniques and more, but for many people these innovations will sadly come too late. With so many lives on the line, it’s no surprise that multiple, unrelated individuals have claimed that they possess the cure for cancer — and that powerful forces are conspiring to keep this cure hidden from the masses. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/11/191h 17m

The Disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

On March 8th, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished during a routine flight from Kuala Lumpaur to Beijing. While public -- and, later, private -- entities from across the region searched for signs of the craft, no one was able to figure out what exactly happened. Join the guys as they delve into a mystery that remains largely unsolved three years later -- the disappearance of MH370, and why some people claim there's a conspiracy afoot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/11/1959m 27s

The Bizarre Clown Panic of 2016

It began in August -- five photographs of what appeared to be a sinister figure dressed as a clown loitering in a Green Bay, Wisconsin parking lot went viral. Eight days later, a local filmmaker admitted this was just an attempt to garner PR for an upcoming indie film... but the clowns kept coming. In the space of just a few months numerous people around the world reported being attacked or stalked by clowns. So what exactly was going on? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/10/1953m 4s

The Tongue Can't Taste Itself, with Dan Harmon

Was there a conspiracy to assassinate JFK? Is this universe real, or merely a simulation? How far would you go to be included in an elite, shadowy cabal? In this episode, the guys join special guest Dan Harmon, creator of Community, Rick and Morty and more, to explore these questions and more in what may well be described as their strangest episode yet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/10/191h 37m

Introducing Murder in Oregon

In January of 1989 the director of Oregon’s Department of Corrections, Michael Francke, was brutally stabbed to death outside his office in Salem. The murder was quickly ruled a “car burglary gone wrong” and pinned on a low-level drug dealer named Frank Gable, a man who Francke's own brother, Kevin, along with storied Oregon reporter Phil Stanford, believe has been wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 30 years. They contend Francke had uncovered a trail of corruption in the prison system— one that led to the top of Oregon’s political establishment. Murder In Oregon follows the two men on a decades-long journey, bordering on obsession, into Oregon’s drug and crime-infested underworld to answer one question: Who really killed Michael Francke? The first episode of Murder in Oregon is now available. Listen here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
24/10/192m 23s

The Nazi Gold Conspiracy

Toward the end of World War II, German forces realized they were in an unsustainable situation, on the losing side of a war rapidly drawing to a close. In an effort to prop up their wartime economy, the Nazi party stole and fenced tons of gold and other valuables -- and, depending on who you ask, some of that gold remains hidden away and forgotten in the modern day. Join the guys as they delve into the abiding rumors of hidden nazi treasure, as well as the Nazi banking conspiracies that may still be at work in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/10/1955m 42s

The True True Detective

Nic Pizzolatto's "True Detective" series was one of the most highly-rated shows of 2014. The gritty, Southern Gothic-meets-Hardboiled Crime tale follows two deeply flawed detectives as their investigation into a ritualistic murder leads them into an intergenerational cult, a deadly conspiracy extending throughout Louisiana and beyond. Pizzolatto cited numerous sources of inspiration for this disturbing story -- but could "True Detective" be based on a genuine, real-life cult? Join the guys as they unravel the actual conspiracy -- the real Louisiana-based cult -- that may have inspired True Detective. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/10/191h 0m

Smart Devices and Surveillance

If you're like more than 90% of Americans, you own a cellphone of some kind -- and it's no wonder. Like tablets or smart speakers, these handy devices are incredibly convenient, providing a universe's worth of knowledge at your fingertips... at a price. What exactly do your smart devices know about you, and where is all that information going? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/10/191h 1m

What is Gang Stalking?

Have you ever felt as if somebody was watching, following or even stalking you? If so, you're not alone. Most people have, at some time or another, had an experience like this -- and, tragically, many people are physically stalked every year. Yet there's a strange twist to the tale: More and more people are claiming they're being stalked by a group of people -- a gang. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/10/191h 15m

The Overstock Conspiracy

Like Amazon, eBay or multitudes of others, overstock.com is a company that allows consumers to buy goods online, often at a deep discount. The CEO, Patrick M. Byrne, resigned in August of 2019 -- and not for the usual reasons executives resign. The company wasn't closing down, and Byrne wasn't retiring to spend time with his family. So what happened? Join Ben and Matt as they explore the strange story of Patrick Byrne, the FBI, spies, honeypots and (allegedly) the Deep State. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/10/1949m 17s

ODESSA: The Secret Nazi Escape Route

As World War II drew to a close, multiple Nazi officials saw the writing on the wall: Germany would lose the war, and members of the Nazi party would have to answer for their crimes -- if, that is, they were caught. In a desperate bid to avoid justice, various factions of the SS and other Nazi officials created secret international escape routes called ratlines. Just how big was the operation? Tune in to learn more about the mysterious organization called ODESSA, and why it remains a subject of intrigue and controversy in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/10/191h 0m

Secret Rooms, Secret Societies and an Unexpected Guest

When the guys get together to trace the story of secret societies, they aren't expecting a surprise guest to crash their podcast, revealing first-hand experience with some the most elite, secretive organizations in the United States. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/10/1939m 14s

Psilocybin: Fact, Fiction and Future with Robert Lamb

Evidence indicates human beings have been using psychedelics since ancient times, and a recent paradigm shift has launched a new renaissance in psychedelic research. Over the years psychedelics (and psilocybin specifically) have been the subject of both extremely positive and severely negative claims -- so what's the truth? In this episode, special guest Robert Lamb, host of Stuff To Blow Your Mind and Invention, joins the guys to explore the fact, fiction and future of psychedelics. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/09/1959m 45s

Animals At War: Fact vs. Fiction

Whether as beasts of burden, scouts, sentries or attack dogs, animals have been conscripted into human conflict since the dawn of recorded history. This practice hasn't changed in the modern day -- it's only evolved. Join the guys as they delve deep into some of modern history's strangest rumored (and confirmed) tales of animals in warfare, from would-be weaponized bats to tales of cyborg sharks, surveillance birds and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/09/191h 3m

The Life and Times of David Koch

When philanthropist, business magnate and political activist David Koch passed away, the media scrambled to address his legacy - but what is that legacy, exactly? Join Ben and Matt as they explore the life of David Koch, and the bizarre, insidious ways the political engine he helped create still welds enormous influence on the U.S. after his demise. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/09/1957m 57s

The World's Biggest Heists

Everyone loves a good heist film -- but how accurate are they? Join Ben and Matt as they delve into the stories of modern history's biggest heists, actual criminal conspiracies carried out across the world to steal millions of dollars' worth of loot. Who got caught? Who got shot? Perhaps most importantly... who got away free, and where might they be living today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/09/191h 10m

Can memories be erased?

It sounds like a quandary straight out of science fiction -- given the opportunity, would you erase your own painful or traumatic memories? Join Ben and Matt as they separate science fiction from science fact (along with the fuzzy border in between), delving into the murky mechanics of memory, the treacherous way our brains handle recollections, and the profound implications posed by living in a world where memories can be artificially created, monetized, or erased. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/09/191h 8m

The Rise of the Chimera

From ancient stories of shapeshifters to works of fiction like "The Island of Dr. Moreau", humanity has always been fascinating with the line between people and non-human animals -- but modern technology may finally allow us to create real-life chimeras. In fact, it already has. The only question here is how far scientists have actually gone in this regard (and whether that's something they don't want us to know). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/09/191h 8m

Church Burning, Metal, and Scandinavian ‘Satanists’

In the 1990s international media was captivated by a bizarre epidemic of church arsons in Norway, often attributing these crimes to so-called Satanic groups and individuals in Norway's black metal scene. This was wrapped up in the larger phenomenon of "Satanic Panic", a widespread fear that shadowy, devil-worshipping cabals secretly control human civilization. So is there any truth to the story? Tune in as the guys explore the true story of the infamous Scandinavian church burnings. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/09/1948m 55s

What's Happening In Hong Kong?

Since the late 1990s the former British colony of Hong Kong has existed in a tense, liminal state with mainland China. The region is governed by the "one country, two systems" policy, yet a recently-proposed extradition bill has triggered massive, ongoing protests as the citizens of the region fear their rights will increasingly erode under the thumb of the PRC. Both pro-autonomy and pro-Beijing forces are convinced a conspiracy is afoot -- so which, if any, of their conspiracy theories are true? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/09/191h 4m

Religious Syncretism: The Ultimate Conspiracy?

Religions are as old as humanity, and predate the written word. They've also been home to a great many secrets -- in fact, some religions have been predicated on secrecy, and others are amalgamations of two preexisting belief systems. Join the guys as they explore the strange rise of religions, the ways in which they have melded over time and, ultimately, ask whether there are any real secret religions active in the world today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/08/191h 19m

What are the Phoenix lights?

On March 13th, 1997, thousands of people in Nevada, Arizona and Mexico reported seeing bizarre lights in the evening sky -- today, more than two decades later, the Phoenix Lights are still considered to be one of the most significant UFO sightings in recent history. But what exactly were they? What really happened that night in March? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/08/1947m 17s

Contras, Cocaine and the CIA: The True Story of Barry Seal

Across the course of his strange and checkered career, pilot and smuggler Barry Seal was called many things: An informant, a criminal, an asset for America's alphabet soup of intelligence agencies and more. He met an ignoble end in February of 1986, when he was fatally shot outside the Salvation Army facility where he'd been ordered to work in court-mandated public service. However, it turns out the official explanation of his death hasn't convinced everyone -- to this day, journalists, theorists and more continue to ask: Who really killed Barry Seal? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/08/191h 4m

Pop Music, Black Magic and Murder: The Mona Fandey Case

Born Nur Maznah Binti Ismail in Kangar, Perlis, the musician Mona Fandey achieved national success with her song Ku Nyanyikan Lagu Ini in 1987 -- yet her career seemed destined to slowly fade away, with Mona and her husband living out their lives in comfortable obscurity. Until, that is, in 1993, when Mona Fandey became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder that led many people to believe she'd secretly been an evil bomoh, practicing the art of dark sorcery for decades before finally being brought to justice. So what's the truth? Was Fandey mentally ill? Was she framed? Or was there something more sinister and sorcerous afoot? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/08/1948m 30s

The Death of Jeffrey Epstein

Earlier this year the guys traced the rise of the enigmatic financier and child abuser Jeffrey Epstein, discovering a quagmire of crime, corruption and cover-ups implicating some of the world’s most powerful individuals. It seemed Epstein’s connections effectively placed him above the law - at least, that is, until renewed public scrutiny and criminal investigations found Epstein arrested once again and, this time, placed in a real prison. Many speculated Epstein would never go to trial. On August 10th, he was found dead in what the media described as an “apparent suicide”. So what happened?  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/08/191h 15m

Should Facebook have its own currency?

Love it or hate it, Facebook is one of the world's most popular social media platforms. Over a relatively short span of time, the company has exploded into numerous areas of human interaction (and created no small amount of controversy along the way). In May of 2009, Facebook experimented with a virtual currency concept called Facebook Credits. It didn't last long, but there may be a new scheme on the horizon. Join the guys as they explore the fact, fiction and conspiracy surrounding the Facebook Libra, the proposed virtual currency that -- according to critics -- could allow this social media platform to function like a central bank. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/08/191h 5m

Uncle Sam Opens The Gateway: The Monroe Institute

From the late 1970s to the 1980s, the US Government paid for intelligence officers to undergo weeklong training sessions at a remote place called the Monroe Institute. Training sessions themselves aren't particularly abnormal -- but these officers weren't learning new languages, the latest news about satellites and so on. Instead, the Institute was using hypnosis to teach them astral projection, ESP and clairvoyance. The news went public via a declassified CIA document released in 1984, but questions remain: Was this all a waste of money? Or was there something else to the story? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/08/1946m 57s

Insomniac, with Scott Benjamin

As police officers, researchers and other professionals can attest, delving into the darkness can take an unexpected — and heavy — toll. In today’s episode, the guys sit down with returning guest Scott Benjamin to learn more about his journey through the world of true crime, the unanticipated consequences of staring into the abyss of human depravity and more in his new podcast Monster Presents: Insomniac. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/08/191h 4m

Marm Mandelbaum, the Queen of Thieves

How did a young, struggling German immigrant build one of the country's most successful criminal empires? In this live episode, the guys join with Holly Frey, cohost of the award-winning podcast Stuff You Missed in History Class, to explore the life, times and reign of America's first mob boss, Marm Mandelbaum. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/08/191h 4m

Henry Kissinger: America's Darth Vader

Henry Kissinger has worn many hats over the course of his long life. To some, his geopolitical career is a study in the ruthless, brilliant application of realpolitik. To others, he is a war criminal responsible for massive waves of death in multiple countries across the globe. Join the guys as they delve into the strange, at times disturbing career of Henry Kissinger -- including the Stuff He Doesn't Want You To Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/07/1952m 53s

Have any celebrities been secretly replaced?

Did the real Paul McCartney die in a car accident, only to be replaced by a doppelgänger? What about the similar stories surrounding Taylor Swift, Avril Lavigne, Saddam Hussein and more? Join the guys as they explore the facts, fiction and plausibility of celebrity body doubles, replacements and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/07/191h 5m

Dystopia, Denial and the Future of Climate Change with Amy Westervelt

What does the science say about climate change? Why do some people seem dead-set against the idea that human beings are driving rises in temperature, pollution rates and so on? Join the guys as they sit down with award-winning journalist Amy Westervelt, creator and host of the podcast Drilled, to explore the rise of climate change denialism -- and the identities of the people and industries funding it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/07/1954m 0s

Project Horizon: The Secret US Moon Base

There have always been conspiracy theories about secret structures on the lunar surface, and in modern decades numerous fringe researchers have alleged that various governments have already built some sort of permanent structure on the moon. It sounds pretty out there, but could there be a grain of truth to the stories? Tune in to learn more about Project Horizon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/07/1958m 33s

The Windover Bog Bodies

In 1982, in Titusville, Florida, construction worker Steve Vandejagt happened across a skull amid the muck and debris of the job site. And this was only the beginning of the mystery. Steve had accidentally uncovered one of the oldest gravesites in the United States, proof of an ancient, mysterious culture that existed more than 7,000 years ago. Join the guys as they dive into the story of the Windover Bog Bodies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/07/191h 1m

Eye Tracking and Advertising

Ads are ubiquitous on the internet, and even if you use an ad blocker or two, you're bound to see a few things slip through. Luckily, those ads don't really give advertisers any new information about you unless you interact with them... right? Not so fast. Eye tracking technology can glean an enormous amount about your attention, as well as your reactions to a given image or piece of language, just by watching how you watch, gaze or glance at an ad. So how much can they learn, exactly? Does eye tracking allow companies to, in some sense, read your thoughts? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/07/191h 4m

The Red Market: Is China Executing People To Harvest Their Organs?

Until the day we're able to manufacture affordable, reliable organs from scratch, organ transplants will remain the only hope for millions of sick and dying people across the planet. For this reason, organs have been a big business for decades -- and not all aspects of the business are legal. For years rumors have been brewing about the organ trade in China. Why is the waiting time for a transplant so low? Where are all these organs actually coming from? The answer may terrify you. Strap in as the guys dive into the stuff China doesn't want you to know about the organ trade. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/07/1957m 58s

Project 1794: A Real-life Flying Saucer

Flying saucers are perhaps the most iconic genre of UFO -- since the 1940s they've become the mainstay vehicles for extraterrestrials in all sorts of fictional stories. But, according to declassified files, the US Government was intensely interested in building some flying saucers of its own. So far did they get? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/07/1955m 4s

Vaccines: Fact vs. Fiction

Through the process of vaccination, millions of people have avoided serious (at times fatal) medical conditions, but opposition to the practice began almost immediately after vaccinations became widespread. And in the modern day the anti-vaccination movement has seemed to gain more ground than before -- so what's going on here? Join the guys as they dive into the history of vaccination, the claims of the anti-vaxx movement and why some people insist there's a conspiracy afoot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/07/191h 15m

The 9 Angles: Does Satan have a 'military'?

While the vast majority of people identifying as Satanists don’t buy into the idea of a nefarious, evil entity opposed to the forces of good, there are a few genuine theistic Satanists out there. Join the guys as they explore the strange story of the organization known as “The Nine Angles”. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/06/191h 4m

Introducing Monster Presents: Insomniac

What happens when you immerse yourself in true crime, night after night, digging deeper into the lives of serial killers? What are the consequences to a person's psyche? From iHeartRadio and TenderfootTV comes a new podcast about twisted serial killers and one man's journey through their stories. Listen to the first two episodes of Monster Presents: Insomniac here. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
27/06/191m 49s

Conspiracy and Controversy: An Interview with David Icke

David Icke is one of the most well-known, controversial people in the world of conspiracy theories. In this episode, the guys speak with Mr. Icke for a first-hand look at everything from his former career to his beliefs on the nature of reality, the accusations of his critics and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/06/191h 21m

The Camp Minden Conspiracy

In October of 2012 a huge explosion rocked Camp Minden, a little-known government compound located in Louisiana. The explosion shattered windows 4 miles away. A 7,000-foot mushroom cloud contaminated the area and eyewitnesses understandably wondered whether they'd been the victims of a nuclear detonation. So what exactly did happen? Tune in to learn more about the conspiracy afoot at Camp Minden.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/06/1952m 17s

Did John Astor steal Captain Kidd's treasure?

German immigrant John Jacob Astor was the first multimillionaire in the United States, and his descendants would go on to play prominent roles in the country's history -- but how exactly did he get this enormous fortune? According to the official story, he started off in the fur trade and later expanded into real estate. Yet for more than a century people rumors about the real origin of Astor's wealth have been floating around the fringes of conversation -- what if he wasn't a legitimate businessman in the beginning, but instead engaged in less savory endeavors? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/06/191h 2m

Is there really a hidden pyramid in Alaska?

When most people think of pyramids, we imagine the pyramids of Egypt -- but they're by no means the only example of this ancient architecture. In this episode, the guys explore more stories of strange, lesser known pyramids, concentrating on the increasingly bizarre claims of pyramids hidden in the planet's northern climes, from Alaska to Antarctica. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/06/1956m 32s

Messages From The Deep: The Mystery of Fast Radio Bursts

For years, fast radio bursts have mystified astronomers across the planet. These millisecond-long blips of intense, unexplained radio signals pop up all over the sky, temporarily outshining radio pulsars despite being perhaps a million times farther away. Before 2013, many astrophysicists doubted that they even existed. Now their existence is undeniable — but what exactly are they? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/06/1952m 53s

Hacking, Housefires and Hidden Tunnels: The Strange, Tragic Tale of the Beckwitt Tunnels

The local authorities only discovered the elaborate series of tunnels under Danbury Road when the house above them was burning down. When brilliant and disturbed former hacker Daniel Beckwitt felt the collapse of civilization was imminent, he decided to make a plan, building a series of secret underground tunnels beneath his home in Maryland. As the construction continued, he employed various people to help dig out the structure, living beneath the ground for days at a time. Join the guys to learn more about this strange story about hackers, doomsday prepping, nuclear war, hidden tunnels, fire and what may arguably be murder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/06/1943m 9s

Enough About Us: June 2019

Have you given the guys a call lately? If so, tune in: You just might be on the air. Join the gang as they respond to some of your fellow listeners' most intriguing -- and in some cases, strangest -- calls. Want to be part of the next one? Just give us a ring at 1-833-STDWYTK. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/06/191h 2m

Can the President employ family members?

On paper, the US government is a meritocracy. This means that, unlike older monarchical systems of government, state and federal positions are earned on the basis of individual talent, experience and skill, rather than being awarded as an entitlement due to a person's parentage. However, in practice, this doesn't always seem to be the case. Nepotism makes the world go 'round, and it seems even top US officials aren't immune to the siren call of unearned favoritism. While numerous critics have disparaged the practice, Presidents from the 1800s to the modern day tried (with varying success) to install their family members in positions of power -- and some people still wonder whether this is actually legal. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/05/1952m 8s

Shugborough Inscription Cipher

Located in Staffordshire, England, the Shepherd's Monument is a bas-relief recreation of Nicolas Poussin's painting “Shepherds of Arcadia”. However, the sculpture has several key differences -- one of which has baffled historians, experts and others for centuries: What's that mysterious inscription? What on Earth could it mean? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/05/191h 2m

The Eternal Shadow: Serial Killers Throughout Ancient History

While serial killers may seem like a relatively new phenomenon, the human species hasn't changed as much as we all might like to think. Join the guys as they dive into the mysterious, grisly stories of proven and suspected serial killers from ancient civilizations across the planet. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/05/1950m 4s

The Death of Diana: Accident or Conspiracy?

When Princess Diana died as a result of a horrendous car crash in Paris, the United Kingdom was shaken to the core. As more details emerged, some people became convinced that Diana's death was not an accident. Why? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/05/191h 12m

Introducing Ephemeral

Lost materials, dropped threads, forgotten stories. Ephemera in the way that it’s intertwined in our lives. All those things, tangible and intangible, that you wish you could take just one more look at before they vanish into the past. Listen wherever podcasts are found and learn more at www.ephemeral.show Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
21/05/198m 7s

Does Russia have a new Rasputin?

If you live in the global west, odds are you haven't heard of Aleksandr Dugin. The author of "Foundations of Geopolitics" doesn't have a global profile, and he holds no official position in the Russian government. However, despite his lack of official government credentials, western officials are increasingly worried that this author may be at the helm of Russia's global chess game, from the annexation of Crimea to proven interference in election systems and more. So who is the mysterious Aleksandr Dugin -- a quack? A genius? Listen in to learn why some believe he may be a new Rasputin. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/05/191h 1m

Escaping NXIVM, with Jon Bryant

For most of its history, outsiders saw Keith Raniere's NXIVM as a multi-level marketing and self-help company -- a little eccentric, sure, but overall a harmless hobby for those involved. This all changed when allegations of sexual abuse, financial manipulation and cult-like practices emerged, exposing a conspiracy encompassing everyone from everyday civilians to A-list actors. So what was it like inside NXIVM, before the group's inner workings were exposed? Join the guys as they sit down with musician Jon Bryant to talk about his first-hand experience with this organization, as well as how surviving the ordeal informs his art and philosophy today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/05/1957m 43s

Julian Assange: The Update

Over the years, people have described Wikileaks founder Julian Assange as everything from a hero to a villain -- and, in recent years, a captive. From 2012 to April of 2019, Assange lived in the Ecuadorian Embassy of London, unable to leave the grounds for fear of instant arrest and possible extradition to the United States. This April he was removed from the embassy. So what happened? More importantly, what happens next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/05/1957m 2s

Locked Up and Lost: Healthcare in the Prison System

While the United States is home to some of the world's most advanced medical technology, it's no secret that it has a terrible healthcare system -- millions of people are one bad diagnosis away from bankruptcy or death if they cannot pay the insurance companies controlling their access to life-saving treatments, medicines and therapy. Yet the US also has the world's highest incarceration rate, with over 700 people out of every 100,000 currently serving time -- what happens when they get sick? Tune in to learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know about healthcare in prison. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/05/191h 0m

Canada's Roswell: The Shag Harbor Incident

In 1967 the tiny fishing community of Shag Harbor became ground zero for one of the most infamous UFO sightings in Canadian history. More than 50 years later, people still haven't forgotten the bizarre series of lights they saw that October night... but what exactly were they? Listen in to learn more about the mysterious event known as Canada's Roswell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/05/1951m 9s

The Ticketmaster Racket

Ticketmaster was founded in 1976, and since that time it's grown to be one of the most powerful forces in the industry -- whether you've gone to symphonies, concerts or plays, odds are you've run into Ticketmaster while trying to get your seats for the show. Yet numerous people allege that this company wields enormous, dangerous influence over artist, venues and fans alike. Tune in to learn more about the rise of Ticketmaster. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/05/1951m 46s

Is April the US government's blood sacrifice season?

Whenever you tune into the news nowadays, it seems like there's yet another tragic disaster on the airwaves. And, over recent years, some fringe researchers have been arguing that disaster has a season -- not some part of the year wherein disasters are naturally more likely to occur, but a time of the year when certain forces are purposefully creating tragedies. Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/04/1957m 9s

Was the 7th Floor Group a real 'Shadow Government'?

During the hectic news cycle of 2015, numerous stories popped up in headlines, only to disappear as soon as another event (or scandal) came to light. One story in particular remains enigmatic in the modern day: During the investigation into the Clinton email scandal, an FBI report found that "There was a powerful group of very high-ranking State [Department] officials that some referred to as 'The 7th Floor Group' or 'The Shadow Government.'" What exactly did this mean? Was there really a shadow government operating in Washington? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/04/191h 1m

MKULTRA 201: The Conspiracies

Earlier, the guys explored the fact, fiction and speculation surrounding MKULTRA programs, during which the Central Intelligence Agency financed and directed multiple illegal experiments on US citizens. The program was officially disbanded before it became public knowledge, but thousands of people aren't buying the official story -- instead, they say, insidious operations continued throughout the country. Where do these claims come from? Is there any proof? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/04/191h 3m

MKULTRA 101: The Basics

The rumors spread for decades: Somewhere in the US, our own government was conducting dangerous, heinous and illegal experiments on citizens from all walks of life. This conspiratorial tale seemed set to remain little more than an urban legend -- until, that is, intrepid reporters and members of Congress managed to expose MKULTRA, the insidious series of experiments run by the Central Intelligence Agency with almost no oversight. In the decades since the revelation, MKULTRA has been featured in countless works of fiction, documentaries and more. But what exactly was it? Join the guys as they separate the MKULTRA fact from fiction. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/04/1949m 29s

The Legend of Cocaine Island, with Theo Love

It sounds like a darkly comic tale worthy of Vonnegut -- Rodney Hyden, a down-on-his-luck Florida businessman, hears a modern urban legend from Julian, the local town hippy: Years back, the story goes, Julian was living the simple life in Puerto Rico when a huge parcel of cocaine washed ashore. Not being sure what to do, Julian buried the drugs and more or less let them be. As the 2008 crash put Rodney in dire financial straits, he began assembling a team to retrieve the cocaine in a mission that was a combination of a heist, a search for buried treasure, and an international drug deal. Join the guys as they sit down with director Theo Love for a peek behind the curtain of this strange, true story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/04/1949m 0s

The Race to the Arctic: Who will control the poles?

Across the span of modern human history, the Arctic has been a desolate, dangerous wasteland of freezing ice, inaccessible waters and more than a bit of myth. Yet as the ice recedes, countries and corporations around the globe are already gearing up to take possession of the region's future trade routes -- and billions of dollars' worth of previously untouchable resources. The pieces are already on the chessboard, with multiple groups accusing each other of cover-ups and deceptive tactics. One questions looms larger and larger with each passing season: Who will control the Arctic? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/04/191h 5m

Who's Infiltrating Protests?

Love them or hate them, protests are as American as apple pie. Each year thousands of people exercise their right to free speech and assembly, often to publicly denounce a policy, project or phenomenon. This is entirely legal, so long as the protestors have the right permits and things don't turn violent. However, many veteran protestors will tell you there's more going on behind the scenes. Most protestors, they argue, don't want things to devolve into physical conflict. However, those people wearing facemasks, throwing bricks and antagonizing the police aren't part of the actual gathering... instead, they're agents of something much more sinister. Tune in to learn more about how protests get infiltrated and compromised. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/04/191h 3m

Who Killed Artemus Ogletree?

On January 2, 1935, a man checked into room 1046 at the Hotel President in Kansas City. He gave his name as Roland T. Owen, and listed his a home address in Los Angeles. Later, he was found brutally beaten, exhibiting signs of torture. He passed away shortly thereafter... and there the mystery begins. Roland, you see, was a fake name used by one Artemus Ogletree, from Birmingham, Alabama. Join the guys as they unravel the strange, twisting story of Artemus Ogletree's murder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/04/1954m 21s

How did North America's largest city disappear? The Mysterious Collapse of Cahokia

Four centuries before Columbus reached the western hemisphere, Cahokia was a prosperous pre-American city with a population similar to London’s. In fact, it was probably the largest North American city north of Mexico at that time. While Cahokia was a major population centre around AD1050, by 1350 it was largely abandoned by its people – and, even today, no one is sure why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/03/1948m 53s

Introducing It Could Happen Here, An iHeartRadio Original Podcast

Boy, politics really has gotten hideous, hasn’t it? And protests seem a lot more violent than they were a couple of years ago. Are things getting worse? Could the U.S.A. be on the road to a second civil war? Robert Evans says ‘Yes!’ and by the time you’ve finished listening to ‘It Could Happen Here,’ you will too. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
28/03/193m 13s

Power, Politics, Corruption and Prayer: What is 'The Family'?

Washington, D.C. is home to numerous organizations and institutions created to broker deals and funnel power from one place (or policy) to another. Many of these organizations operate more or less openly, while others pride themselves on their discretion and ability to stay out of the public eye. The Family is one of the latter -- a secretive group founded in 1935 as a religiously-motivated movement to bring its interpretation of Christianity to the halls of Congress and beyond. But what exactly is the Family? More importantly, what exactly are they up to? Join the guys as they peer behind the curtain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/03/1945m 22s

Orang Minyak: Mythical Monster or Monstrous Cover-up?

In Malay folklore, the Orang Minyak is an supernaturally agile, humanoid creature coated in an oily, slippery substance. It is primarily known for abducting young women at night. There are other, similar creatures in folkloric beliefs across the planet -- boogeymen meant to warn children against disobeying their parents or social mores. But something about the Orang Minyak is different: Since the 1950s, it's been a prime suspect in numerous assaults and attempted crimes, with authorities and bystanders both claiming there was something supernatural about these crimes.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/03/1944m 14s

What will humanity be like in 1,000 years?

If you met a person from the year 1019, they would be, in many ways, much like you. But what if you met a person from 3019? How different will human beings be one thousand years from today? Will humanity as we understand still be around? Join the guys with special guests John Goforth and Brent Hand, hosts of Hysteria 51, as they explore the strange twists and turns the future may hold for our species... assuming, of course, that we survive. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/03/191h 21m

The death of Panama Papers journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

The Panama Papers are a collection of over 11 million leaked documents exposing shady financial dealings from more than 200,000 offshore entities, some dating as far back as the 1970s. When Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia began connecting the dots between corruption in her home country and information in the Panama Papers, she may have finally crossed a line organized crime wasn't willing to tolerate -- in October of 2017, she was killed by a car bomb outside of her home. Today, the murder remains officially unsolved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/03/1947m 24s

Will the real Shakespeare please stand up?

Playwright William Shakespeare is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential writers in the English language, and his plays have been read or performed millions of times around the world. He was also quite prolific: Between about 1590 and 1613, Shakespeare wrote at least 37 plays and collaborated on several more. Yet for more than a century various researchers known collectively as anti-Stratfordians have argued that Shakespeare didn't actually write some -- or all -- of his work.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/03/191h 6m

Is there a serial killer on the U.S. border?

It's no secret that the border between the United States and Mexico has been the subject of recent, intensely divisive debate. There have been numerous reports (some more reliable than others) detailing the rise or decline of crime along the border -- after all, chaotic times create opportunities for crime -- but one story slipped through the cracks. It appears that there was an active serial killer on the US border, and he worked for Uncle Sam. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/03/1948m 2s

Enough About Us: 2019, Part 2

Have you given the guys a call lately? If so, tune in: You just might be on the air. Join the gang as they respond to some of your fellow listeners' most intriguing -- and in some cases, strangest -- calls. Want to be part of the next one? Just give us a ring at 1-833-STDWYTK. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/03/1957m 17s

Third Eye Spies, the CIA and the Quiet Mind with Russell Targ

What if you could travel outside your body at will, sending your consciousness across the planet and beyond? While it may sound like a tale of science fiction to some, the phenomenon known as remote viewing was the subject intense government scrutiny for years. Join the guys as they interview physicist and author Russell Targ, creator of the new film Third Eye Spies, to learn more about his experience researching remote viewing, his work with the government, the future of remote viewing and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/03/191h 1m

The Student Loan Conspiracy

Higher education offers millions of people the opportunity to pursue their dreams and make meaningful contributions to civilization -- but it often doesn't come cheap. At $1.5 trillion, the student loan debt in the United States alone is worth more than the value of Facebook and Microsoft combined. So how did we get here? Why do so many people believe the government and private financial interests have conspired to put people under the thumb of life-long, crippling debt? And, perhaps most disturbingly, what will happen if the debt bubble bursts? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/02/191h 8m

Enough About Us: 2019, Part 1

Have you given the guys a call lately? If so, tune in: You just might be on the air. Join the gang as they respond to some of your fellow listeners' most intriguing -- and in some cases, strangest -- calls. Want to be part of the next one? Just give us a ring at 1-833-STDWYTK. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/02/1955m 41s

What is the Finders cult?

On Thursday, February 5, 1987, two men were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping six children and transporting them to Tallahassee, Florida. While the children were reportedly filthy and hungry, initial reports of abuse didn’t hold up. The mothers confirmed they knew the men, and the charges were eventually dropped. But this isn’t how the story ends -- instead, this is where the story of the Finders cult begins. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/02/191h 4m

Do angels have a language?

Belief in supernatural, divine beings like angels dates back into antiquity and occurs throughout numerous religions. Even in the modern day, numerous Americans are convinced that angels (or something like them) exist and intervene in human affairs. So, outside of anecdotes and personal opinion, is there any proof these creatures exist? To one enormously influential scientist, magician and philosopher, Angels left one indisputable proof of their existence: A secret language, predating humanity -- one with the power to reveal the secrets of the universe. Listen in to learn more about Enochian language and John Dee. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/02/191h 10m

Cell Phones, 5G & Cancer

Smart phones have fundamentally changed the world -- at times, it's difficult to imagine life without one of these handy computers. There's a world of people you can call, a universe of information at your fingertips and millions of specialized programs to make everyday life that much easier. In fact, it sounds too good to be true... and, according to some critics, that might just be the case. So how do we separate the fact from fiction when it comes to smart phones and cancer? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/02/191h 5m

Who killed Fred Hampton?

The Black Panther Party For Self-defense was founded in Oakland, California in 1966 by Huey Newton and Bobby Seale. They originally wanted to protect local residents from police brutality. One prominent Black Panther activist, Fred Hampton, was killed during an FBI/Chicago Police Force raid on December 4th, 1969. Officially speaking, his death was an unfortunate accident. However, 50 years later multiple scholars, journalists and historians believe there’s more to the story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/02/1959m 42s

Returning To The Moon

The nation of China recently made international news by successfully completing an unmanned landing on the far side of Earth’s moon, marking a pivotal point in the resurgent space race. So why do some observers believe there’s more to the story? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/02/1955m 7s

The Disturbing World of Incels

It's true that romance and relationships in general are a minefield for almost everyone -- but for a group of people who call themselves incels, there's an active conspiracy running against them. Short for 'involuntarily celibate', this group has generated huge amounts of controversy with with incitement of violence, encouragement of sexual assault, and militant misogyny that one could easily mistake for trolling. Join the guys as they explore the origins, growth and devolution of the incel movement -- including what happens when internet conversations result in real-world catastrophe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/02/191h 8m

Is there a secret funeral monopoly?

Death is one of humanity's great unifiers. Before the dawn of recorded history our species and others like it venerated, feared and honored the dead. The practice of commemorating our loved ones continues today -- and it's become a big business. Join the guys as they delve deeper into the fact, fiction and controversy of the funeral industry to determine whether or not a secret monopoly is at play. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/01/1950m 2s

The Mysterious McKinsey Group

In recent history more and more analysts have been concerned about the rise of privately-owned, multinational corporations wielding the type of geopolitical power once relegated to states and nations. These concerns usually name drop the best known large companies, such as Nestle, Unilever, Halliburton and so on -- but many more companies operate just as effectively in relative obscurity. Tune in to learn more about the controversies surrounding the prestigious and murky world of the global management consulting group McKinsey and Company, an organization so powerful it's often referred to as, simply, "the Firm". Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/01/191h 6m

What caused the world’s weirdest earthquake?

On November 11, 2018, seismologists began puzzling over a weird low-frequency rumble that rang through the entire planet. The wave wasn’t connected to any known events, and scientists remain mystified by the mysterious phenomenon. Join the guys as the explore the theories behind the world’s weirdest earthquake. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/01/1955m 40s

Famous Lost Tombs, Part II

Join the guys as they explore more strange and mysterious cases of famous lost grave sites — some of which were lost on purpose. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/01/1958m 13s

Famous Lost Tombs, Part I

In an earlier episode, the guys delved into the modern mystery of Genghis Khan's hidden grave, and found he was far from the only famous historical figure lost to secrecy and the inevitable march of time. Travel with the gang as they unravel more stories of humanity's famous lost tombs, hidden corpses and more in the first part of this two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/01/191h 0m

What exactly is 'Natural Flavoring'?

You can find phrases touting "natural" flavoring on products throughout most modern supermarkets, from beverages to cereal to more -- but what exactly does this mean? Join the guys as they delve into the fact (and fiction) surrounding the use of "natural" in advertising... and why there might be more to the story than you think. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/01/1939m 4s

Is MI5 a Criminal Organization?

Also known as the Security Service, MI5 is the United Kingdom's domestic counter-intelligence and security agency, dealing with threats inside the kingdom. However, recent revelations have shown that, in some cases, the organization may have helped to aid and abet some crimes in the course of (theoretically) preventing others. Tune in to learn more about the morally grey world of covert operations and MI5. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/01/1951m 34s

How Jeffrey Epstein Broke The Law and Got Away

Jeffrey Epstein made a name for himself as a mysterious money manager with friends in very high places, from Bill Clinton to Donald Trump, British royalty and more. His firm refused to do business with anyone worth less than one billion dollars, and Epstein traveled the globe, often throwing exclusive parties on his own private island. Yet this jet-setting money whiz was also dogged by rumors -- rumors of ongoing sexual abuse with multiple victims. At least some of these rumors turned out to be true. Any other person would have spent years in jail ...so why is Jeffrey Epstein walking free today? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/01/191h 5m

The Truth Behind the Salem Witch Trials, with Aaron Mahnke

Join Ben and Matt as they interview Aaron Mahnke, the creator of the world-famous Lore podcast, about Unobscured, the new series where he dives deep into the true story of the Salem witch trials. How many people were tried? How many actually died? What does Hollywood get wrong and, perhaps most importantly, was there something the people of Salem didn't want future generations to know? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/01/1955m 31s

It's the End of the Year as We Know It

Regardless of how you feel about one conspiracy or another, there’s no denying that 2018 was chock-full of insane allegations (and some disturbingly true stories). Join the guys as they look back on little-known stories from the past year, as well as updates and predictions for the cover-ups, conspiracies and allegations of 2019. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/12/181h 12m

CLASSIC: The Mysterious Origins of Christmas

Chances are that you've heard of the alleged war on Christmas, which some believe is an effort to distance the celebration from its origins. But what are those origins, exactly -- and where do modern Christmas traditions come from? Tune in to learn more. Join Ben and Matt as they delve into some of the murky origins of what we call Christmas in today's classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/12/1826m 50s

The End Of The World with Josh Clark

How long do humans have left on Earth? As species go, humanity has had a brief, incredibly transformative run here on Earth. We've mined resources, farmed food, hunted animals, built cities and polluted ecosystems across the globe. There's no denying we've also made tremendous technological breakthroughs -- but could some of those same innovations ultimately become the agents of our collective demise? Join the guys as they interview Stuff You Should Know cohost Josh Clark about the science behind his newest podcast, The End Of The World. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/12/1850m 18s

What the F*ck is up with Florida?

Out of all the states in the Union, it seems like Florida is home to the craziest shenanigans. Every few days another story about a weird, madcap crime in the Sunshine state makes the circuit in mass media, and it’s created a nationwide stereotype about the state and its residents. But how did we get here? Is there any truth to the bizarre stereotype? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/12/1842m 2s

The Mysterious Death of Biohacker Aaron Traywick

When controversial transhumanism activist and erstwhile CEO Aaron Traywick was found dead in a sensory deprivation tank on April 29th, 2018, many of his critics and colleagues suspected there was more to his death than an apparently accidental ketamine overdose. Was there foul play? Suicide? Pseudocide? Listen in to learn more about the life, times and mysterious death of Aaron Traywick. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/12/181h 0m

The Kurim Case

In 2007, a new father in the small Czech town of Kurim installed a baby monitor only to find that, instead of picking up the feed from his own home, he was receiving a camera signal from his neighbors’ house. The feed showed two young, filthy boys locked in a cellar, being tortured. This was only the beginning of the strange and twisted tale of the Kurim cult. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/12/1850m 4s

Who were the Si-Te-Cah?

Did a race of red-haired, not-quite-human, cannibalistic giants really terrorize the Paiute people in ancient America? For a long time, according to the story, this tale was thought to be little more than a piece of imaginative folklore -- until, that is, the fall of 1911, when guano miners stumbled upon a thousands of artifacts hidden in a mysterious cave just outside of Lovelock, Nevada. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/12/1833m 58s

What's happening at Pine Gap?

Located just a few miles away from Alice Springs, Australia, Pine Gap is known as one of the country's hotbeds of surveillance and secrecy -- but what exactly goes on there? What is it these over 800 Australian and U.S. employees do every day? Join the guys as they delve into the fact and fiction surrounding Australia's Pine Gap. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/12/181h 1m

Everyone Knew Non-stick Pans Were Poisonous (And No One Told You)

Non-stick pans are incredibly convenient -- they save hours of time, and make cooking less labor-intensive. Some might say the technology sounds too good to be true! As it turns out, that just might be the case. Tune in to learn how 3M, DuPont and other corporate entities conspired (for decades) to suppress research indicating serious medical dangers posed by Teflon and related substances. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/11/1837m 51s

Agent 355: Washington's Secret Spy

Spies aren't just relegated to the Cold War and James Bond -- in fact, spycraft played a crucial role in the Revolutionary War. One of the government's most effective spies was so accomplished that, even in the modern day, their identity remains a mystery. Join the guys as they unravel the strange story of the enigmatic Agent 355. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/11/1849m 40s

Above Majestic, with David Wilcock

The recent film Above Majestic looks at the origins, history and conspiracies behind the "Majestic 12," an alleged, secret group of military and corporate figureheads charged with reverse-engineering extraterrestrial technology. Join the guys as they interview the creator of the film, David Wilcock, about his theories, his beliefs, and the experiences that inspired him to create the film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/11/181h 7m

Why do so many people hate Nestlé?

Nestlé is the world's largest food and beverage company, and it's no surprise that an entity this large would, at some point over the decades, become embroiled in a controversy or two. However, according to critics and numerous advocacy groups, Nestlé has a dark side that goes far beyond the occasional ethical misstep. Join the guys and special guest Lauren Vogelbaum, host of Savor, as they unravel the story of Nestlé's cover-ups and conspiracies. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/11/181h 8m

The Future of Censorship

What should people be allowed to say online? What sort of control should states or private entities have over images, concepts, speeches and other content created by individuals, groups or the public? Join the guys as they explore the controversial phenomenon of censorship, from moments where it's arguably necessary to times where censorship functions as conspiracy or cover-up -- ultimately asking how censorship works in the future.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/11/181h 1m

STDWYTK Live: Secrets of The Federal Reserve

From the secret signs of homeless communities to Toynbee tiles, the world of advertisement and even the US dollar, the world is chock-full of hidden signs, languages and symbols. Recently, the guys hit the road, traveling across the northeast and exploring these secret images on their first live tour. Tune in to learn more about the strange world of hobo code, the weird images on US currency and the murky origins of the Federal Reserve. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/11/181h 59m

Current Concentration Camps: 2018 and Beyond

When most people hear the phrase "concentration camp" we immediately think of the atrocities of World War II. Sadly, that's not the end of the story. Despite global efforts to cover up the existence of detainment, re-education and concentration camps, the practice of detaining, capturing and torturing groups of people continues in the modern day. Listen in to learn the stuff they don't want you to know about modern, secret detainment camps. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/11/181h 15m

Who Controls The Music You Hear?

Music is one of the first human languages, and today it's also a multi-billion dollar industry. Each year, multitudes of would-be superstars pour blood, sweat, cash and tears into their dream of making it big on the public stage. So what sets the successful music stars apart from the rest? Why do certain songs get played more than others? Who really writes them? Join the guys as they explore the truth behind the speaker, and hunt down the people who control the music you hear. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/11/1850m 44s

The Dark Alliance: Did the US government and druglords kill Gary Webb?

Stubborn, determined and tenacious, Gary Webb was the quintessential investigative journalist. In his work for a newspaper called The Mercury News, Gary explored the relationship between right-wing revolutionary Contras in Nicaragua, the crack cocaine epidemic in the United States, and the actions of the Central Intelligence Agency. While the series was published, multiple mainstream newspapers joined together to write editorials criticizing him, and ultimately his own editors turned on him, as well. Gary Webb later died from two gunshots to the head. This was officially deemed a suicide, and there's no wonder people think there's more to the story. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/11/1857m 17s

Is Voter Fraud a Fraud?

Depending on who you ask, voter fraud is a widespread threat to the U.S. democratic system or a piece of "fake news". How often are people fraudulently voting? Is there really a cover-up or conspiracy to corrupt the vote? Join Ben and Matt as they explore the strange, murky world of voter and election fraud. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/10/181h 9m

DARPA 2019 and Beyond

DARPA is the source of numerous astonishing technological innovations — as well as some terrifying ones, and often the research associated with this organization remains under wraps for years. However, it’s possible to make some pretty good guesses about what DARPA has up its sleeve for the future, even when it’s the stuff they don’t want you to know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/10/181h 2m

The Strange Story of the GhostNet

The rise of the Internet Age allowed billions of people to access virtually endless stores of information, but it had a dark side -- one of which was the rise of a new kind of army: Groups that used viruses and software the way other militaries use missiles, spies and bombs. Join the guys as they explore the rise of the mysterious entity known as GhostNet -- what it did, how it got away with it, and why no one's been able to stop it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/10/1858m 59s

The Stuff YouTube Doesn’t Want You To Know

YouTube is huge — as you’re reading this sentence, millions of people are clicking through videos to watch their favorite celebrities, learn new skills, listen to music and more. Yet there’s more to this platform than the casual viewer might suspect. Tune in as the guys explore the strange, hidden mechanics governing what YouTube wants you to watch, and why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/10/1830m 39s

Ancient Civilizations in Antarctica?

Among all the continents of Earth, Antarctica remains both the most inhospitable and the most mysterious. Today the only humans on the landmass are researchers and their support staff, charged with studying climate change, the local ecosystem and the unique creatures that call the freezing, ice-riddled continent home. Yet for centuries various researchers have argued there's more to the history of Antarctica -- that, before it was ever 'officially discovered', Antarctica was home to a long-forgotten civilization, the existence of which could fundamentally rewrite the story of human history.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/10/181h 15m

The Michael Jordan Conspiracy, Featuring the Culture Kings

On October 6th, 1993, living legend Michael Jordan shocked the world when he abruptly announced his retirement from the Chicago Bulls. Was the world's most famous basketball player really just tired of the game? In the days, months and years following Jordan's retirement, rumors began to spread, claiming there was more -- much more -- to the official story. Join the guys as they welcome special guests Jacquis Neal and Edgar Momplaisir, the hosts of Culture Kings, to separate the fact from fiction and explore the real reason why Michael Jordan decided (or was forced) to retire. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/10/181h 7m

Real Life Super Powers Part II

Does someone have real-life superspeed? Can people telepathically control machines? When the guys originally began investigating real-life superpowers, they had no idea how many extraordinary abilities they would end up discovering. Tune in for the superpower sequel, with all new powers (and a few abilities that might be more like a curse). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/10/181h 15m

Behind the Curtain of the Music Industry with J. Prince

For most fans, the music industry can be a relatively obscure enterprise — we might know our favorite singers, MCs or bands, but often we have no idea what goes on behind the scenes as managers, labels and government agencies attempt influence, spread or suppress the music you hear. In this episode Ben, Matt and Noel meet with J. Prince, the founder of Rap-A-Lot records, to learn more about what the music industry does — and does not — want its listeners to know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/10/1843m 12s

Introducing Unobscured, a new podcast from the creator of Lore

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 misunderstood. Which is why this series exists: to dig deep and shed light on some of history’s darkest moments. To help us better understand where we’ve come from. To make it Unobscured. Each season pairs narrative storytelling from Aaron Mahnke, the creator the hit podcast Lore, with prominent historian interviews.Season One: The Salem Witch Trials Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
04/10/182m 23s

The Bunyip and Beyond: Meet the Cryptids of Australia

Over the years, the guys have explored stories of cryptids across the planet, but in all their podcast journeys they somehow never made it to Australia -- at least, that is, until today. Tune in as they investigate the tales of Australian cryptids with a special guest appearance by Savor cohost and frequent globetrotter Anney Reese, who for a time lived with an indigenous community on the continent. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/10/181h 9m

Sex Cults and Rocket Science: The Jack Parsons Story

Jack Parsons was a rocket engineer and rocket propulsion researcher responsible for astonishing breakthroughs in his field. However, Parsons had a double life -- a private passion for the occult that led him to eventually join Aleister Crowley's new Thelemite religion, attempt the Babalon Working and hobknob with L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. Tune in to learn more about the rocket scientist and real-life wizard Jack Parsons. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/09/181h 8m

1-833-STDWYTK

You've heard the guys mention their new call-in line on previous episodes -- but what actually happens to all those messages from your fellow Conspiracy Realists? Listen in as Ben, Matt and Noel field your calls in today's episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/09/181h 2m

The Beatles Conspiracies

As one of the biggest musical acts in human history, the Beatles didn't just fundamentally change the course of music -- they also affected society at large in numerous ways, evolving beyond musicians to larger-than-life icons in the public eye. And, over the decades, they've also become the subject of multiple conspiracy theories. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/09/181h 9m

The Secrets of the Hidden Chinese Pyramid

Pyramids aren't just for Egypt! Join Ben and Matt as they dive into the strange story of a hidden pyramid in China, an ancient lost civilization that, recently uncovered, holds disturbing secrets in the modern day.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/09/1841m 24s

Behind The Scenes of Atlanta Monster and Up and Vanished with Payne Lindsey

Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they interview Payne Lindsey, the creator of Atlanta Monster and Up and Vanished, for a behind-the-scenes look at Payne's process for developing these shows (as well as a sneak peek on Up and Vanished Season 2).  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/09/1850m 11s

Is the Ark of the Covenant Hidden in Ethiopia?

The Ark of the Covenant is the legendary wooden chest said to hold Ten Commandments, engraved on stone tablets. For thousands of years people have searched for the Ark with little to no success. However, according to the guardians of The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion, the ark itself has been hidden in Ethiopia for millennia.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/09/181h 2m

Italy's Satanic Murders

If you're an American, you're probably familiar with the famous 'Satanic Panic' of the 80s and 90s -- but did you know Italy experienced something extremely similar? And, even crazier, did you know that Italy has a documented case of an active Satanic conspiracy? Listen in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/09/181h 5m

Introducing Happy Face, a New True Crime Series From HowStuffWorks

For Melissa Moore, 1995 was a nightmare. That’s the year the teenager learned her father, Keith Hunter Jesperson, was a serial killer. It’s also the year Melissa Moore’s doubt spiral began: When you look like your father, and you share his intelligence and charisma, how do you know you’re not a psychopath, too? Happy Face is the story of Keith Hunter Jesperson, his brutal crimes, and the cat and mouse game he played with detectives and the media. But it’s also the story of the horrific legacy he gifted his children. Join Melissa Moore as she investigates her father’s crimes, reckons with the past, and wades through her darkest fears as she hunts for a better future.Click here to subscribe on Apple Podcasts.Learn more about advertising on the HowStuffWorks podcasts at www.howstuffworks.com/advertisers.htmAnd to learn about your ad choices when listening to podcasts, visit https://www.howstuffworks.com/privacy.htm#ad-choices
06/09/183m 51s

Here's Where it Gets Crazy - September 2018

Have you joined the Here's Where It Gets Crazy facebook group? If so, tune in -- you just might be on the air in today's episode of listener mail.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/09/181h 3m

The Control Group with Bret Wood

In the era of the Cold War, intelligence agencies on both sides of the iron curtain desperately raced to secure any possible technological advantage, even if it meant breaking the law along the way. Join the guys as they interview filmmaker Bret Wood, the creator of The Control Group podcast, about the real-life events that inspired the first fiction podcast by HowStuffWorks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/08/1854m 52s

The Hollywood Sex Cult - NXIVM

On the surface, NXVIM seemed like any other multi-level marketing company or self-help group. It offered numerous development seminars and executive success programs, just like those of other, similar institutions. Yet NXVIM had a sinister side, a hidden circle in which abuse, sexual slavery, fraud and physical branding were commonplace. Tune in as the guys answer the question: At what point does a company move from being an MLM to becoming a cult? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/08/181h 6m

What is Agent Orange?

Named for the orange stripe lining the 55 gallon barrels containing this herbicide and defoliant, Agent Orange was one of the most widely-used "rainbow herbicides" of the Vietnam war. But it wasn't just harmful to plants. Soon after it was deployed in Vietnam, Vietnamese citizens and US veterans alike reported crippling, life-threatening symptoms. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/08/1850m 19s

Stanley Kubrick: The Man and the Myths

Legendary auteur Stanley Kubrick is considered one of the most important single individuals in the history of modern film. There’s no question that his techniques, approach and body of work have influenced countless filmmakers -- but, according to some people -- he’s affected the public in much more disturbing ways. Join the guys as they dive into the conspiratorial allegations surrounding Stanley Kubrick. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/08/181h 9m

The Mystery of North Sentinel Island

India controls numerous islands in the Indian Ocean, and they have a strange set of rules for North Sentinel Islands -- a tiny, remote place most people wouldn't visit anyway. You see, the Indian government maintains a 'zone of exclusion' surrounding the island, with no ships, helicopters or people allowed within miles of the shore. Ordinarily one might assume this is a secret military base or the site of an environmental disaster -- but the real answer is even stranger. Tune into to learn more about the mystery of North Sentinel Island. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/08/1859m 24s

Who created the opioid epidemic?

In the U.S. doctors often prescribe opioids for pain management, and it's no secret that these substances are a big business for pharmaceutical companies -- and, increasingly, it's no secret that exposure to these legal pills are turning patients into unwilling addicts. So how exactly did the U.S. come to find itself in the grip of an opioid epidemic, and who should be held responsible? Perhaps most importantly, how can the nation recover? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/08/181h 12m

The Ariel School UFO Encounter

On September 16, 1994, teachers and school officials at the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe were amazed when the school's students reported that a flying object had landed on the school grounds. What makes this sighting unique? What differentiates it from other UFO reports? Join the guys as they interview Randall Nickerson about his investigation of the sighting, and his upcoming documentary on the Ariel School UFO encounter. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/08/181h 1m

What is the Key of Solomon?

Imagine that you could possess a genuine, real-life spellbook -- something that could enable you to summon and command otherworldly powers, to accrue riches and shed light on the dark mysteries of the heavens. People who believe such a thing is possible often point to the legendary Key of Solomon as proof that genuine grimoires exist. But what is this book, exactly? Tune in as the guys attempt to separate the fact from fiction surrounding the Key of Solomon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/08/1850m 35s

The Hidden Tomb of Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan was one of the world's most successful conquerors, and his empire left an indelible mark across Eurasia. Yet upon his death his body was spirited away to an unmarked grave, and everyone associated with the burial -- so far as we know -- was put to death in an effort to keep the location secret. So what exactly happened to Genghis Khan? Could it be possible that someone actually knows where it is, and has somehow kept the location hidden for almost 800 years? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/08/181h 11m

How can you become a ufologist?

UFO researchers, also known as ufologists, make frequent appearances in pop culture, and many are professional, full-time experts in their field. But how exactly does one become a ufologist? Join the guys as they dive into this question, searching for the most (and least) credible paths to becoming a genuine ufologist. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/08/1859m 35s

Can a President pardon himself?

According to the U.S. Constitution, the President of the United States has the power to pardon pretty much anyone. This is a broad, sweeping power that past administrations have used in a variety of ways, some more controversial than others. However, in recent years scholars, voters and politicians have wrestled with a strange question: Can a standing President pardon him- or herself? In today's episode, the guys speak with Professor Brian C. Kalt, the author of “Constitutional Cliffhangers: A Legal Guide for Presidents and Their Enemies” to learn about the history and future of pardons -- and what to expect if a standing President attempts to pardon themselves. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/07/181h 6m

Will Google start impersonating you?

If you're like millions of other people, you hate making phone calls. "Why can't I just text," you might think, "and only call if there's an emergency?" Google may soon have a solution with Duplex, a new technology for conducting natural conversations to carry out “real world” tasks over the phone. For many this feels like a startling and innovative convenience -- no more awkward conversations making appointments or routine check-ins, right? Yet critics of this concept warn we may be approaching something much bigger, and much more dangerous, than a simple piece of helpful software. If computers begin effectively impersonating you, how will you be able to prove your own identity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/07/1858m 22s

Conspiracies That Turned Out To Be True

Often in the mainstream media the term "conspiracy theory" is used as a way of dismissing a claim or idea immediately -- and it's a technique that works more often than you might think. However, despite the ardent efforts of various powerful groups across the planet, numerous events initially called conspiracy theories turned out to be conspiracy facts. Join the guys as they explore conspiracies that turned out to be true.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/07/181h 9m

Did Buzz Aldrin see a UFO?

Over the course of his career with NASA, legendary astronaut Buzz Aldrin changed the course of human history. From his groundbreaking work with EVA techniques to his walk on the moon with Apollo 11 mission commander Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin has seen and done astonishing things. In 2018, news outlets claimed Buzz Aldrin had one more astonishing achievement under his belt, an event kept secret until the modern day: Apparently, he had seen a UFO in space.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/07/1851m 33s

Expats and Espionage: The Story of Operation Chaos

During the Vietnam War, the U.S. government was desperate to maintain order and combat the growing domestic opposition to the war effort -- both the U.S.S.R. and the U.S. waged a war of ideas, of propaganda that could, in its own way, wield as much power as a bullet or a bomb. When U.S. deserters fled the war and traveled to the U.S.S.R. or neutral countries, they became a propaganda tool of immense proportions -- and the U.S. wanted them back, regardless of what laws might get broken, or how many people might be injured along the way. Join the guys as they explore the strange, secret story of Operation Chaos. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/07/181h 5m

What is Multi-level Marketing?

If you've ever spent time on Facebook or Instagram, you've probably seen a few strange posts advertising tremendous opportunities to start your own business -- along with a friend or acquaintance -- selling anything from cosmetics to nutritional supplements. And the opportunities don't stop there! You can also recruit your friends, loved ones and complete strangers to sell these products for you. It might sound too good to be true... and often it is. Join Ben and Matt as they delve into strange world of multi-level marketing, and the stuff its supporters don't want you to know.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/07/181h 5m

The Kennedy Curse

The Kennedy family is one of the most well-known and influential dynasties in US politics, and the family members are enormously wealthy. Yet despite successfully seeding nepotism at the heights of government, functioning as pseudo-celebrities and racking up substantial profits over the generations, the family has historically been fraught with personal tragedy. Join the guys as they crack the case of the Kennedy curse. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/07/181h 0m

Canada Built a 'Gaydar' Machine

Nowadays Canada has a well-earned international reputation as an incredibly polite and considerate country, but like any nation Canada has more than a few skeletons in its historical closet. Join the guys as they explore the strange story of Canada's quest to 'scientifically' detect the sexual orientation of employees -- and to fire them for the perceived results. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/07/181h 2m

From Rock to UFOs: The Tom DeLonge Story

At the height of their success, the band Blink-182 became a key force in the development of pop punk. Despite their worldwide fame, guitarist and vocalist Tom DeLonge eventually left the band. Why? Join Ben, Matt and special guest John Goforth of Hysteria 51 as they explore the story behind DeLonge's new mission -- a project he and his supporters believe could change the world. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/06/181h 24m

The Cult of the Garbage Eaters

In small towns, neglected glades and college campuses across America, small groups of bearded wanderers in homespun clothes are spreading a message -- that the End of Times is upon us, and only the truly righteous shall be saved. Living primarily off the grid and on the fringes of society, this group has proven extremely effective at hiding its converts from law enforcement and concerned relatives. In fact, it's difficult to get a grip on exactly what this group is and what they wish to do. Join Ben and Matt for a closer look at the mysterious group 20/20 called "The Garbage Eaters". Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/06/181h 0m

Children and Prison

Compared to other countries, the US has a massive incarceration rate. While the prison system has passionate supporters and ardent opponents, there's another aspect to the story -- one often ingored and forgotten: What happens to the children of prisoners? Join the guys and special guest Julian Wyatt as they explore the untold story of children caught in the web of the prison industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/06/1847m 39s

Google, the Pentagon and AI

Google -- or, more properly, Alphabet -- is a huge company, and is at the bleeding edge of numerous technological innovations. So, while it wasn't necessarily a surprise that Uncle Sam wanted Google's help building AI, it certainly disturbed a great many people, some of whom were Google's own engineers. So what exactly happened? Join the guys as they dive into the strange story of Project Maven. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/06/181h 7m

What is the Windsor hum?

For years residents of Windsor, Ontario have been haunted by a strange, disruptive noise. Sometimes compared to a truck idling or distant thunder, numerous residents say the noise has damaged people’s health and quality of life, But what exactly is the Windsor hum? Join the guys as they dive into the mystery. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/06/1853m 19s

Here's Where It Gets Crazy - FB Special

Have you checked out Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's new facebook community page? Join the guys as they delve into your comments, suggestions and threads on Here's Where It Gets Crazy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/06/1859m 54s

Have psychics solved any actual crimes?

It's a common trope in film and TV -- a police department at their wits' end calls in a favor and makes contact with a genuine psychic, someone in tune with the greater mysteries of life, death and the universe. In works of fiction these individuals often do possess some spark of extraordinary ability, but what about in real life? Join the guys as they delve into the world of true crime and allegations of ESP to discover whether any real-life psychics have solved actual crimes. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/06/181h 7m

DNA and Crime: The Original Night Stalker

It’s official -- after decades of dead ends, tantalizing theories and frustrating leads, justice has finally caught up with The Golden State Killer, also known as The Original Night Stalker. 72 year old Joseph James DeAngelo seemed set to quietly disappear from history, known only as a grandfather with a weird temper problem -- one of the cranky old men so common in neighborhoods across suburban America. But new DNA anaylsis leveraging the massive, growing databases in both federal and private hands led law enforcement down a trail they'd long thought had grown cold. Tune in to learn more about how justice finally caught up to the Golden State Killer. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/06/1859m 53s

What is Predictive Programming?

What if everything you encounter in your day-to-day interactions is somehow prescient? Are the games you play and the films you watch meant to normalize genres of experience -- and, if so, to what end? Ben and Matt explore the idea of weaponized mass media from the early days of deification to a startling story by Edgar Allan Poe and beyond. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/06/1855m 59s

The Murky World of Serial Killer Memorabilia

Whether in fiction or in real life, the concept of the serial killer occupies a unique space in the American zeitgeist. Audiences across the planet flock to films about serial killers, and readers across the world peruse headlines of true life crimes with morbid (in some cases, obsessive) curiosity. And, for many, this fascination goes further than reading a book or watching a film. Join the guys as they shine a light on the controversial, secretive trade of relics known as murderbilia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/05/1858m 33s

From the Past to the Modern Day: Does torture actually work?

It's one of the most ancient practices in human civilization, and one that continues in the modern day. In recent decades experts, military officials and activists alike have argued over the definitions of torture -- and, most importantly, whether it actually works. So how much truth is there to the claims that, while unethical, torture delivers results? What's the Stuff the Authorities Don't Want You To Know about what goes on in those unobserved black sites hidden across the planet? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/05/181h 5m

Are frogs really changing gender?

You might have heard this one before -- for years, various fringe researchers and commentators have argued that the government or some other shadowy entity is purposefully changing the gender of amphibians (specifically, frogs) throughout the United States. So what's the truth behind the headline? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they separate the hilarious fiction from the disturbing facts of the case. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/05/1850m 50s

Imperialism and Iran

The Islamic Republic of Iran, located in western Asia, has historically been the seat of several massively influential empires. Today, it's home to over 81 million people and some of the world's most lucrative petroleum supplies. Currently tensions between Iran and the West are ratcheting up at an unprecedented rate, and both sides portray the other as unrepentent antagonists hellbent on destruction. So how did we get here? Join the guys as they delve into the strange history of Iran, imperialism, the West and war.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/05/181h 5m

What are Ultraterrestrials?

Despite diligent, time-consuming efforts by institutions across the planet, human beings have yet to find any universally-accepted proof of extraterrestial life. For many, this is a simple function of the math involved -- the universe is just too large for us to plausibly meet creatures from another planet. But according to several fringe researchers, we're just looking in the wrong place. We should focus, they argue, not on life from other planets... but on life from other dimensions. Listen in to learn more about the strange story of the Ultraterrestrial theory. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/05/1858m 44s

Is the Palace of Versailles haunted?

When Louis XIV expanded his father's old hunting pavilion he created one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art -- a massive, opulent compound that became the seat of high society and French government. In the modern day, the Palace of Versailles remains an enormously popular tourist attraction and, according to some, a hotspot for for paranormal activity, including ghosts and time travel.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/05/1847m 21s

Uncaught Serial Killers, Part 3

In the third segment of this recurring series, Ben, Matt and Noel return to the grisly world of true crime, killers who not only committed multiple murders but were never caught and, in some cases, may well be alive and free today. Several of these murderers may be people you've never heard of, while others may be infamous. One thing's for sure, however: Many of these cases remain open and unsolved, and you or someone you know may be the person who can finally provide a lead, solve the crime and finally put these monsters behind bars. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/05/181h 0m

The Comey Revelations

On May 9th, 2017, then-FBI Director James Comey was fired. His most well-known recent investigations involved the Clinton campaign's email scandal and the allegations of Russian election interference in 2017. In the aftermath of the dismissal, he wrote "Higher Loyalty", a book depicting events and experiences that he believed the public needed to know. So what exactly did he reveal? Is this a man sincerely pursuing what he sees as transparency and the truth, or a cynical ploy to sell more books? Tune in to learn more about the Comey revelations. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/05/181h 13m

Is democracy impossible?

In Stuff They Don't Want You To Know's inaugural podcast, Ben and Matt explored the strange career of Edward Bernays, the then-obscure Father of Public Relations responsible for selling the American public on everything from bacon as breakfast to corporate-driven wars in South and Central America. All for some greater good packaged as 'democracy'. Today, many institutions, governments and organizations remain publicly convinced that some form of democracy is the superior -- or simply the least worst -- way to run these large groups of people we call countries. However, not everyone agrees. Join the guys as they delve into the story of Walter Lippmann, the Bernays-esque figure responsible for pushing the argument against democracy (and toward governance by an elite cabal) into the public sphere. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/05/1856m 55s

Cambridge Analytica and Facebook

Love it or hate it, Facebook is one of the biggest success stories of the past century. Billions of people have profiles, and for many users it's the only source of online news or social interaction. And Facebook collects as much information as possible on each of these users, ostensibly to better target advertising campaigns. So what happens when someone starts using this vast collection of data for something else? What is Cambridge Analytica, and how deep does this rabbit hole go? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/04/181h 15m

Could a thought be alive?

From imaginary friends to tulpas, the idea that that the human mind can create life through focused thought alone is as old as recorded civilization. But what does science have to say about imaginary friends? Are they pure hallucinations, part of a healthy psychological process, or something else? Join the gang as they delve into the fact and fiction surrounding the strange idea of a living thought. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/04/1845m 55s

Several Terrifying Things You Just Ate

Nowadays it seems like a few times a year we’ll hear about a food scandal -- contaminated meat, perhaps, or recalled yogurt. We’ll also inevitably hear something like “studies show coffee is good, or bad, for you.” When you add up all these complaints, studies and articles it becomes alarmingly easy to think the world is going to hell in a handbasket. Or, rather, breadbasket. So what's the truth of the matter? Grab a snack and join the guys as they explore several troubling, possible terrifying foods consumed every day in the good ol' U.S. of A. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/04/1859m 1s

The Great Volkswagen Cover-up, with Scott Benjamin

For decades one the world's largest auto manufacturers lied to governments and the public, polluting the planet and evading the same environmental standards they themselves publicly championed. Of course, this is unfortunately a common occurrence in the murky world of corporate power, but here's one big difference: Volkswagen actually got caught. So what happened? Who perpetrated this vast, real-life conspiracy, and how were they caught? Join Ben and his returning special guest, CarStuff's Scott Benjamin, as they explore the strange, twisting tale of Volkswagen's attempt to swindle the public, exposing a genuine conspiracy and asking, perhaps most importantly: What happens next? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/04/1859m 54s
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