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: Planned Obsolescence, the Cow Urine Surplus and Ghosts

A caller asks for more information about the infamous Phoebus cartel. Road Dog asks about what people are supposed to do with all that urine collected from potty-trained cows. Mario, Schneider and Kevin write in with their own strange, disturbing stories. All this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/10/2154m 19s

Spies and Spying Part I: The Past and Present

Most people know the life of a real-life spy bears little resemblance to the stories of fictional agents like James Bond -- but what exactly is spying? In the first part of this two-part series, the guys explore the world of tradecraft from the ancient past to the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/10/211h 4m

CLASSIC: The Deep Web With Alex Winter

What's the future of online privacy? Filmmaker Alex Winter joins Matt and Ben to talk about his new documentary "Deep Web", following the story of the infamous Silk Road and its creator, Ross Ulbricht. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/10/2135m 42s

Strange News: Spies and Sandwiches, a Principal's T-shirt, NY Gasses the Subway

A would-by spy is caught by the FBI, attempting to trade nuclear secrets for cryptocurrency via a peanut butter sandwich. A Canadian principal sparks controversy with her Iron Maiden t-shirt. New York announces plans to gas the subways as a way to learn more about how bioweapons might disperse underground. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/10/2153m 33s

The Death of Leah Freeman

15-year-old Leah Freeman's body was discovered near her hometown of Coquille, Oregon, in 2000, and her former high school boyfriend Nick McGuffin was convicted of the murder. However, a reexamination of the case uncovered new evidence that ultimately led to McGuffin being released to prison -- and raising a new, disturbing question: Who actually murdered Leah Freeman? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/10/211h 7m

Listener Mail: Mysterious Handprints, the death of Winston Smith, Ghost Stories

Nick asks his fellow Conspiracy Realists for help explaining mysterious handprints. Becky asks why more people aren't talking about the death of Winston Smith. Ben continues his obsession with your ghost stories, and, in a rare personal moment, shares the story of a bizarre encounter somewhere in the rural Gulf Coast. All this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/10/2157m 39s

Luxottica: One Sunglass Company to Rule Them All?

Sunglasses are enormously popular these days, and even prescription spectacles have evolved into fashion accessories -- people routinely spend hundreds of dollars in efforts to either look cool, be able to see, or both. So what happens when a single company controls the market? This is the accusation critics levy against manufacturing giant EssilorLuxottica. Today's question: how much of this is true? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/10/2153m 4s

CLASSIC: Is there a real-life warp drive?

The news about the so-called "EM Drive" was all over the headlines in 2015... but was it true? Join Matt and Ben to learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/10/211h 2m

Strange News: The Pandora Papers, YouTube and Anti-vax, a French Serial Killer

Reporters reveal a new, massive leak detailing a shadowy international network the rich and powerful use to squirrel away billions -- but will this information change anything? Streaming giant YouTube begins pulling anti-vaccination videos. In his suicide note, French ex-police officer François Verove confesses to a string of unsolved serial murders. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/10/211h 2m

Introducing: Queen of the Con: The Irish Heiress

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09/10/211m 30s

CLASSIC: The Rise and Fall of the Comics Code

Nowadays comics are considered anything from light-hearted entertainment to a unique art form and genre of literature all their own. Yet for decades they were considered a gateway to sin. Join Ben and special guest Christian Sager as they explore the moral panic, censorship and collusion that led to the rise of the comics code. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/10/211h 15m

Listener Mail: The Looming IATSE Strike, a Sunglasses Cartel -- and why do UFOs need lights?

Multiple listeners in the entertainment industry write in about a looming, massive strike as TV/Film professionals fight for better working conditions. Another Conspiracy Realist asks whether a monopoly controls sunglasses. And here's a question -- if a UFO could travel intergalactic space, why would it need lights? All this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/10/2156m 0s

The True Story of the Men in Black

Imagine you've just seen a UFO. A few days later, mysterious men appear on your doorstep in anachronistic black suits, cryptically warning you: if you tell anyone what you saw, there may be consequences down the road. This is the story of the Men In Black, one of the strangest tales in the world of UFOlogy. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/10/2155m 3s

CLASSIC: What is genocide?

Modern historians generally mark the beginning of the Armenian Genocide as 24 April, 1915. However, people and nations still can't seem to agree on whether it actually was a genocide. Why? And why do both sides accuse the others of a conspiracy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/10/2138m 9s

Strange News: Rolls Royce Wants To Nuke The Moon, Creepy Clowns and the Rush To Mine The Ocean Depths

Rolls Royce is considering using nuclear power to mine the moon. A Singaporean academy comes under fire for hiring clowns to promote classes to children. Mining companies are intent on plumbing the seabed for new resources, but critics fear it will lead to disaster. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/10/211h 5m

Seismic Anomalies, with Sarah Wayne Callies

If you ever experienced an earthquake, you remember the terrifying feeling of the ground beneath you shifting, shaking, and trembling. Scientists still can't predict the day and time of an earthquake, but one thing's for sure: more are on the way. Tune in as the guys explore the strange world of seismic anomalies with acclaimed actor, writer and director Sarah Wayne Callies, the creator of the stunning podcast "Aftershock", a harrowing tale of struggle and survival in a dystopian California, rocked by a massive earthquake. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/10/211h 6m

Listener Mail: Guan Yu, the Tytler Cycle, and a Ghost Story

A listener with experience in China breaks down the cultural context of the Guan Yu statue. A caller asks to learn more about the Tytler cycle, which proposes all democracies have an expiration date. As Halloween approaches, the guys get increasingly into ghost stories. All this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/09/211h 2m

Majestic 12: An Origin Story

When the US government confirmed it had been secretly monitoring reports of UFOs for years, the news caught many people by surprise. However, for some members of the UFOlogy community, this was just another smokescreen disguising the truth: aliens are real, Uncle Sam met with them, and decades ago the President formed a secret group of scientists, politicians and military officials to figure out what to do next. The name of this strange brain trust? Majestic 12. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/09/2150m 16s

CLASSIC: False Flag Attacks

Imagine if a government disguised its operatives as members of some other organization -- and then attacked itself. While this might sound crazy, several historians have argued that false flag attacks are more than just conspiracy theories. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/09/2139m 13s

Strange News: Gabby Petito, Potty-training Cows and Google's Bizarre Time Crystals

Authorities discover a body they believe to be the remains of Gabby Petito. Scientists wonder whether toilet training cattle may help the environment. Google goes full sci-fi with the creation of "time crystals," which appear to maintain a state of constant change without using energy. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/09/211h 7m

Introducing: The Dougherty Gang

The Dougherty Gang is the true story of three siblings in their 20s - two brothers and a sister - who went on an eight-day, fifteen-state, AK-47-wielding, bank robbing journey in 2011. It's a remarkable account that delves into the details of the complex circumstances that kicked off this crime spree, how they averted local, state and federal agents along the way and how they're doing now in prison. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/09/211m 53s

ABCs in Europe: Abnormally Big Cats

For decades, people across the United Kingdom have been reporting something strange: enormous, cat-like beasts popping up on the edges of cities, only to disappear without a trace. In today's episode, the guys dive into one of the strangest cryptid tales of the modern day -- ABCs, the Abnormally Big Cats of Europe. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/09/211h 2m

Listener Mail: Big Almond, Fitbit and the Nature of Addiction

What makes California's almond industry so controversial? Is Fitbit gamifying physical fitness? What more can people learn about video game addiction (and why is this research so important)? Ben and Matt explore all this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/09/211h 3m

Guantanamo Bay, Part Two: The Future

What will happen to one of the world's most infamous modern prisons? How long can a person be held without trial -- and what happens when the government sets those people free? In the second part of this two-part series, the guys explore the future of Gitmo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/09/2153m 53s

CLASSIC: Big Data and You

We hear about "big data" more and more these days - but how much of it is sensationalism, and how much is true? The answers may surprise you. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/09/2155m 34s

Strange News: The US vs. Prince Andrew, China Moves World's Largest Guan Yu Statue, Facebook Makes Ray-Bans

In the UK, Prince Andrew's legal team attempts to dodge US rulings regarding Virginia Giuffre. In China, local protests trigger the relocation of a massive statue. Facebook and Ray-Ban team up to deploy their own spin on the controversial Google Glass. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/09/211h 5m

Guantanamo Bay, Part One: An Origin Story

Today, the word "Guantánamo" is, for most people, synonymous with one of the world's most infamous prisons -- but, as it turns out, the troubled story of this location dates back much further. In part one of this two-part series, the guys explore the history of Guantánamo Bay, from the 15th century to the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/09/2146m 31s

CLASSIC: Operation Gladio: Invisible Armies and The Secret War

At the close of WWII, US allies created secret, "stay-behind" armies, designed to protect the population in the event of a Communist invasion. So why are they linked with terrorist groups? What were these secret armies actually doing, and - perhaps more i Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/09/2153m 13s

A Cartel Runs the Maple Syrup Game

Most people are aware of maple syrup -- it's a welcome addition to pancakes and waffles on breakfast tables across the planet. Other than that, you might not think of maple syrup often, unless you're in the industry, or live in a region that produces it. But it turns out there's something brewing out there in the world of Sugar Maples and syrup... and it may be something Big Maple doesn't want you to know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/09/211h 8m

CLASSIC: Did a UFO crash in Kecksburg, PA?

On December 9th, 1965, multiple witnesses saw a bright object shoot through the sky and - allegedly - land in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania. So what actually happened? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/09/2144m 29s

Strange News: The Satanic Temple Vs. Texas, President Calls For 9/11 Transparency, the World Ignores the Coup in Guinea

The Satanic Temple challenges the controversial new abortion law in Texas. The Biden administration pushes to release still-classified documents concerning 9/11. Over in west Africa, the Guinean military has overthrown the government -- and no one's sure what will happen next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/09/2154m 35s

Introducing: Was I In A Cult?

Hey, Stuff They Don't Want You To Know fans! We think you'll love Was I In A Cult? - Check out the trailer and see for yourself! About Was I In A Cult?: Was I In A Cult?! is a documentary-style podcast showcasing individuals who have been in, and most importantly, successfully left a cult. Told first-hand by the experiencer themself, these are raw, riveting and inspirational tales of what it means to be asurvivor. Using levity and info-tainment, the show humanizes the cultic experience and may leave some of our listeners asking themselves...“Wait...Was I In A Cult?!" Listen and subscribe to Was I In A Cult on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/09/213m 31s

Are video games addictive?

In the span of just a few decades, video games have moved from a niche pursuit to the mainstream, growing into a multibillion dollar, continually-evolving industry. As technology also continues to involve, becoming increasing immersive -- and, according to some critics, invasive -- more and more critics are concerned video games may be built to be dangerously, purposely addictive. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/09/211h 2m

Listener Mail: A Suspected Serial Killer on I-80, UFOs, and the Right to Repair

Is there a serial killer operating in Nevada? A caller shares their own experience with a UFO, and the guys explore the concept of the right to repair. All this and more in today's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/09/211h 12m

The Melungeon Mystery

It's no secret that the story of US history taught in school doesn't always match the reality of certain events -- and the deeper you dig, the stranger some stories become. In today's episode, the guys dive into the historic mystery surrounding Melungeons and other communities collectively known as tri-racial isolates, groups throughout the southern and eastern United States known for their enigmatic origins and insular, rural communities. Where did these groups actually come from? Are any of the legends about them true? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/09/211h 1m

Strange News: China's Internet Gaming Ban, Capybara and Classism, Humans are Evolving New Arteries

China seeks to crack down on 'video game addiction' with strict new laws on internet gaming. Capybaras prompt a conversation about class in South America. Studies show human beings are evolving new arteries -- and no one's quite sure why, or what it means for the future. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/09/211h 9m

What happened to Portlock, Alaska?

If you travel to the southern side of Alaska's Kenai Peninsula today, you'll find little more than ruins and wildlife. Almost a century ago, this place was called Portlock, Alaska -- a small but thriving town at the edge of the northern frontier. By 1950, the town had been completely abandoned. So what happened, and why do so many people seem to think Portlock is cursed? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/09/211h 4m

Listener Mail: Legal Drugs in America, Drone Birds, and the Iron Law of Prohibition

A listener writes in response to the Classic episode on legal drugs. A caller relates a story about drones built to look like birds. The guys dive into the concept of the iron law of prohibition. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/09/211h 11m

UFOs and Clubhouse, with Roderick Martin

What do the world's foremost UFO investigators think of the latest revelations regarding UFOs (also known as UAP)? Join the guys as they speak with Roderick Martin, the creator and host of Clubhouse's Extraterrestrial Evidence, to discuss the inspiration for his show, the process of conducting a MUFON investigation, and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/09/211h 13m

CLASSIC: Are the police targeting minorities?

Did you know that there's no systematic, comprehensive study of police shootings across the United States? Some blame a distaste for paperwork, while others think there's something sinister afoot. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/08/2145m 5s

Strange News: OnlyFans, A Hiking Murder Mystery, and The Real Reason Fast Food Ice Cream Machines Are a Pain

OnlyFans announces it will no longer allow explicit content on the platform, prompting a massive outcry. A family of hikers is found dead, with no discernible cause of death -- prompting authorities to wonder whether algae blooms may be the culprit. And it seems there's a surprising reason fast food ice cream machines seem to be constantly broken... a genuine conspiracy. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/08/211h 6m

The Death of Thomas Merton

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27/08/211h 14m

Listener Mail: Martians, Hand-written Letters and Grave Robbing

Wernher von Braun wrote a curious story about encountering Martians. A listener explains the power of hand-written letters. An email inspires the guys to dive deep into the macabre world of modern grave robbing. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/08/2156m 12s

STDWYTK: Live from Podcast Movement

What makes people think 'conspiracy' is a bad word? How do we apply critical thinking in what has so often been called a post-truth world? In this episode, the guys hit the road for the first time since the pandemic, traveling to record a panel on critical thought and conspiracy live during Podcast Movement in Nashville, Tennessee. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/08/211h 3m

CLASSIC: North Korea: Fact and Fiction

In an age of global connectivity, North Korea remains one of the most isolated -- and enigmatic -- countries on Earth. How much do we really know about it? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/08/211h 4m

Strange News: Embezzlement in Florida, Viral Police Videos, Crustaceans are Horny for Plastic

A disgraced accountant affiliated with the University of South Florida pleads guilty to embezzling millions. A viral video from law enforcement creates panic over Fentanyl. Crustaceans are super into plastic waste. All this and more in this week's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/08/2157m 31s

Introducing: Transportista

Since you love this podcast, we think you might like this one as well. Check out the trailer for the all-new podcast, Transportista! This series opens the door into a hidden world of drug trafficking and its ties to political power. It’s a story of a man, known as el Transportista, who transported drugs through planes for the world’s most dangerous drug lords in Mexico, Venezuela, Dominican Republic and Colombia. Currently behind bars, he tells the tales of his wild adventures from a North Carolina federal prison via a smuggled cell phone. Each weekly episode is in English and Spanish and shines a light on the life of a man who had access to the top cartels, their supply, women, and wealth but it all came to a stop. What happened? Buckle up, the plane is taking off and el Transportista is talking about it all. Listen and subscribe to Transportista on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/08/212m 46s

Fast Food Conspiracies, Part 2: A Frightening Combo of Money, Food and Scale

Fast food restaurants have spread across the globe -- and this industry's effect goes far beyond convenient fries or refillable soda. In the second part of this two-part series, Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/08/2156m 58s

Listener Mail: Ben Disappears, the Lake Michigan Mothman, Strange Things in Sacramento's Water

A listener asks for more information about the Lake Michigan Mothman. Luke is concerned about strange substances in the water of Sacramento. Ben has disappeared somewhere over the Pacific. All this and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/08/2151m 9s

Fast Food Conspiracies, Part 1: The Rise of Mass Production

The idea of convenient snacks is as old as human civilization itself -- for example, excavations at ancient sites across the planet have recovered evidence of food stalls in markets and community hubs. But the modern age of fast food has taken convenience to unprecedented levels. In the first part of this week's two-part episode, the guys unpack the the history of fast food, along with why some critics seem dead-set against this gigantic global industry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/08/2155m 22s

CLASSIC: Diamonds: The Conspiracy

Diamonds: according to the ads, they're a girl's best friend, and the only thing worth picking for an engagement ring. But how did diamonds become so important -- and why? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/08/2159m 15s

Strange News: Cigarette Company Wants to Ban... Cigarettes? 2,000 Year-old Fast Food, Conspiracy Website Wants You To Change Its Mind

Philip Morris has recently called for a total ban on cigarettes in the United Kingdom -- leading critics to wonder about its true motivations. A conspiracy website offers ten thousand dollars to anyone who can change the editors' minds. Archaeologists discover a 2,000 year-old fast food joint in Pompeii, and plan to open a replica for tourists. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/08/211h 6m

The Troubling Future of Advertising

It's no secret that the ad industry is huge. Advertisers spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year attempting to convince people they should buy a given product or service -- and these same forces also work around the clock to leverage the latest in neuroscience and tech to gain a crucial edge in 'nudging' you toward a purchase. In today's episode, the guys explore the future of advertising... as well as why some critics are deeply disturbed by the conspiracies that loom on the horizon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/08/211h 12m

Listener Mail: Insider Info on Private Hacking Software, Serial Killer Rumors in Atlanta

A viral social media post claims recent homicides in Atlanta, GA are the work of a serial killer -- but do the claims in this post hold up? An anonymous Conspiracy Realist replies to the recent revelations about NSO Group's Pegasus software, which has been used to track activists, journalists and their families, prompting an exploration of just how much power these private companies can wield... and whether they should share the blame when their powerful customers use this technology to aid in assassinations. All this and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/08/2150m 17s

The Rendlesham Forest Incident with Toby Ball

Over a period of just a few days, multiple members of the military witnessed strange, unexplained events in the vicinity of the UK's Rendlesham Forest. Today, the guys welcome returning guest Toby Ball to learn more about this infamous series of UFO sightings -- and what he found in the course of his research into the bizarre, at times contradictory claims surrounding this event. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/08/211h 15m

CLASSIC: Legal Drugs in America

Each year, millions of US residents consume pharmaceutical products designed to somehow improve their lives. These drugs could tackle anything from ADHD to allergies and diseases. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/08/2148m 7s

Strange News: Ancient Viruses Reemerge From Glaciers, QAnon and Crisis Actor Conspiracies

A disturbing study finds 33 ancient viruses have successfully reemerged from glaciers as rising temperatures accelerate a global meltdown -- prompting fears about what else might be lurking beneath the ice. A survivor of a mass shooting is at a loss as he attempts to convince his father the shooting actually occurred, and was not part of some deep state conspiracy. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/08/2154m 37s

India and Sterilization

The nation of India is home to over 1.3 billion people, making it both the world's largest democracy and second-most populous country. Since 1951, the country has been using various forms of sterilization as a means of population control -- whether or not the actual people living in India agree with it. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/08/211h 5m

Listener Mail: Bizarre Blood Experiments, The DuPonts and Devil's Road, Colorado and Facial Recognition

A listener writes in with a bizarre story of experiments with blood substitutes in the US and Brazil. The DuPont family is rumored to own a mysterious structure near a place called Devil's Road. Colorado courts controversy with new facial recognition requirements. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/08/211h 5m

The Legend of Duendes: A Latin American Cryptid

In the folklore of Spain, Latin America, the Philippines and more, a duende is a supernatural creature known for its mischievous (and at times sinister) behavior. For outsiders this may seem to be little more than a regional variation on other legends of things like gnomes, sprites and so on -- but there's one big difference: in multiple parts of Latin America, people are convinced they've encountered an actual duende in the flesh. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/08/211h 7m

CLASSIC: The Prohibition Conspiracy

Why did the US practice prohibition? Do current prohibition policies really protect the public, or are they meant to do something else entirely? Learn more in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/08/2149m 59s

Strange News: DNA Breakthrough in Atlanta Child Murders, Billionaires Aren't Yet Astronauts, and COVID-19 May Impair Long-term Intelligence

A breakthrough in the case of the Atlanta Child Murders may lead to further revelations. The US Government clarifies that recent billionaires in space are not officially astronauts. A study in the UK may indicate long-term cognitive consequences for those who've contracted COVID. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/08/211h 2m

Lobbying, Part 2: Free Speech and Dark Money

Is money a form of free speech? This question has plagued US politics for decades, prompting frenzied debates about the role of big business and private wealth in the process -- or industry -- of writing laws. In the second part of this two-part series, the guys dive into recent lobbying scandals, controversial court rulings, and the often disturbing reality of just how many laws end up being written by businesses and lobbyists, instead of elected officials. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/07/211h 4m

Listener Mail: Secret Scientists, Hidden Blackhawks, and the Mystery of Melungeons

Why did the US government have a secret group of scientists known as the Jasons? Why would someone hide Blackhawk helicopters in an abandoned Walmart? What exactly are Melungeons? All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/07/211h 1m

Lobbying, Part 1: The Dirty Business of Democracy

In the US, voters elect officials to represent their concerns in local communities as well as in Washington. These officials, in theory, work to advance the causes of their constituents, whether they're representing individuals, groups of individuals, or businesses and special interests. But there's another, unelected group fighting to represent a given special interest: lobbyists. In part one of this two part episode, the gang explores the history of lobbying, how it became controversial -- and why so many people are convinced the industry is riddled with corruption. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/07/2155m 32s

CLASSIC: Does Being Wealthy Make You A Bad Person?

It's often said money can't buy happiness -- but what exactly can it do? Could it change the way you think? ...could it make you a bad person? Listen in to this classic episode to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/07/2137m 19s

Strange News: The Pegasus Leak, AI and Bourdain, India Proposes Population Control

Documentarian Morgan Neville stirs controversy with the decision to use computer-generated audio. In India, locals raise objections over Uttar Pradesh's proposed bill to lower population growth. A massive leak implicates Israeli tech company NSO Group in troubling cases of state-level surveillance (and possibly assassinations) via their hacking software, Pegasus. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/07/211h 6m

NASA Was In Bed With The CIA (And Everyone Else)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is responsible for some of the most profound breakthroughs in the history of space exploration. Since NASA's creation in 1958, the organization has been touted as an explicitly civilian organization. Yet there's more to the story -- the history of space exploration, as it turns out, is literally the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/07/211h 7m

Listener Mail: Oakville Blob, Dark Side of Twitch, and the Mystery of the Bosnian Pyramids

What exactly were those blobs of gunk that fell in Oakville, Washington in 1994? Does the streaming platform Twitch have a dark side? Is Bosnia really home to an ancient set of gargantuan pyramids with bizarre physical properties? All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/07/2156m 14s

The Mystery of Forgotten Religions

The concept of religion predates civilization and the written word -- from its earliest days, the human species looked to religion to explain the ineffable. Religion has been the inspiration for some of humanity's noblest acts (and the rationalization for some of its most horrific crimes). Some have been enormously successful, spreading across the globe... but what happened to the rest? How many religions have been forgotten, or purposely destroyed? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/07/211h 14m

CLASSIC: Is clairvoyance real?

Are psychic powers actually possible? Join Ben and Matt as they investigate the truth about clairvoyance in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/07/2158m 4s

Strange News: Haiti's President Assassinated, One Billion Sea Animals Cooked Alive, COVID-19 Scams in India

Who ordered the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse? What does one billion sea animals being cooked alive by a heat wave in Western North America mean for the future of humanity? Why are Indian medical professionals conspiring to swindle people with fake vaccines? All this and more (including Ben's obsession with radioactive Fukushima boar-pig hybrids) in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/07/211h 3m

Introducing: Murder in Illinois

Hi, STDWYK fans! We know you value great podcasts and think you'll also enjoy Murder in Illinois - a brand-new true-crime podcast from iHeartMedia and hosted by Lauren Bright Pacheco. Show description: In 2007, Chris Vaughn was arrested during a funeral for his wife and three children. He would be tried and convicted of their murders. To this day he maintains no memory of what occurred that tragic day 14 years ago. Murder in Illinois follows the complicated circumstances that led to Vaughn’s conviction, as well as the forensic evidence his supporters believe proves his innocence-in attempt to answer one question: Who killed the Vaughn family? Listen to Murder in Illinois on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/07/213m 33s

The Life and Death of John McAfee

John McAfee lived a life of extremes, from working as a tech entrepreneur to becoming an international fugitive, Presidential candidate and more. As time went on, he became increasingly paranoid, certain that powerful forces were out to get him. And on June 23rd, he was found dead in a Spanish jail cell. The authorities concluded he committed suicide. Numerous people disagree with this conclusion -- including John McAfee himself, who warned people numerous times that he would never take his own life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/07/211h 7m

Listener Mail: Exxon Lobbyist Goes Full Supervillain on Camera, Ray Gricar and Jerry Sandusky, an Unsolved Murder in Oregon

An Exxon lobbyist is caught on camera explaining the villainous logic he used to move members of Congress toward his company's side. Ray Gricar and Jerry Sandusky produce an endless, disturbing rabbit hole. A mysterious murder remains unsolved in Oregon. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/07/2146m 14s

Interview with Jeff Keating: Pee Wee Gaskins Was Not My Friend

Born in 1933, Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins Jr was a prolific serial killer and rapist in South Carolina. Authorities still aren't sure how many people he may have murdered. In this episode, the guys join Jeff Keating, the host of Pee Wee Gaskins Was Not My Friend, to learn more about the this murderer's early life, his crimes, and how he eventually got caught. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/07/211h 1m

CLASSIC: Who hacked Sony? (Pt. II)

Did North Korea really wage cyberwar to stop The Interview from airing? How did this happen -- and is there a conspiracy afoot? Join Ben and Matt as they welcome tech expert Jonathan Strickland for the second part of their series on the Sony hacks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/07/2153m 19s

Strange News: Ads in Your Dreams, Magic Mushrooms Physically Repair Your Brain, and the FaZe Clan's Crypto Scandal

Companies are increasingly interested in infiltrating your dreams, science proves magic mushrooms physically repair parts of the brain, and a cryptocurrency scandal rocks the world of gaming. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/07/211h 2m

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

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
10/07/2153m 49s

UFO Files: 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
10/07/2158m 40s

UFO Files: 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
10/07/211h 4m

UFO Files: 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
10/07/2155m 24s

UFO Files: What is "Skinwalker Ranch"?

Is there really a secret hotspot of paranormal and UFO activity just southeast of Ballard, Utah? Join Ben and Matt as they explore the fact (and fiction) surrounding the bizarre Sherman Ranch. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/07/2151m 35s

UFO Files: 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
10/07/2151m 11s

UFO Files: Did aliens appear over Los Angeles?

In the wee hours of February 25th, 1942, air raid sirens resounded across LA. Anti-aircraft guns fired the better part of 1500 shells at something. To many people, that mysterious UFO has yet to be identified, more than half a century later. So what really happened? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/07/2144m 23s

UFO Files: 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
10/07/211h 7m

Disclosure: Uncle Sam Acknowledges UFOs

It's finally happened -- the long-awaited US report on UFOs (which the government calls Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, or UAPs) is public. Some observers consider it revelatory, while others think it's a smoke screen. So what's the truth? What exactly does the report say, and what does this mean for the future? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/07/211h 6m

Listener Mail: John McAfee is Dead, Newspaper Slogans and the Mystery of John Lang

Multiple Conspiracy Realists write in to ask about the death of John McAfee. A listener wonders about the history of newspaper slogans, and a call asks for more information about the bizarre story surrounding the death of John Lang. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/07/211h 2m

Mengele and Twins: Rumors of Nazi Experiments in South America

At the close of World War II, infamous Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele fled in secret to South America, successfully evading justice for the rest of his life. Modern experts still wonder what exactly he was up to during his time there, from 1949 to 1979. Some are convinced he continued experimenting on human beings, seeking a way to create twins -- and one settlement he visited, Cândido Godói, has an abnormally high frequency of twin births to this day. Could Mengele have been involved? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/07/211h 3m

CLASSIC: Who hacked Sony? (Pt. I)

Did North Korea really wage cyberwar to stop The Interview from airing? How did this happen -- and is there a conspiracy afoot? Join Ben and Matt as they welcome tech expert Jonathan Strickland onto the show for a discussion of the recent Sony hacks. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/07/2134m 28s

Strange News: Miami's Condo Collapse, Birds Aren't Real, and Mysterious Fossils Change Our Concepts of Early Humanity

In Miami, the search continues for survivors of the Champlain Towers South collapse -- as well as the cause. A satirical campaign arguing that birds are drones picks up steam online. Unprecedented fossil discoveries in China and Israel are redefining our understanding of human evolution, with some researchers arguing one skull indicates an entirely new species. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/07/211h 9m

Introducing: Paper Ghosts Season 2

Deep in America’s heartland, on a scorching July 4th weekend in 1981, an alarm went out––the massive farmhouse of an Ohio family was engulfed in flames. All four residents were found dead. But was it the fire that killed them? In season 2 of PAPER GHOSTS, investigative journalist and bestselling true crime author M. William Phelps' search for answers takes a turn after the discovery of declassified documents and a cache of never-before-heard audio tapes help expose the dark truth behind what happened 40 years ago. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/07/212m 16s

The Devil Made Me Do It: Trial of Arne Cheyenne Johnson

19-year-old Arne Cheyenne Johnson was, by most accounts, a good kid. He had a steady job, a girlfriend, and a future. Until, that is, he murdered his landlord, Alan Bono. What would have been an open-and-shut case became stranger and stranger as more details emerged. Arne, it appeared, had been attending exorcisms conducted by the self-styled demonologists and paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren. Arne had asked demons to enter him -- and, eventually, the Warrens believe, they did. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/07/211h 13m

Listener Mail: Backmasking, the Death of Thomas Merton and the Hideo Kojima Conspiracy

Can backmasking really brainwash people who hear it? Did the CIA assassinate an American monk? Why are some gamers convinced legendary game creator Hideo Kojima is conspiring to work in secret on a new game? All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/07/211h 8m

What happened to Willie McRae?

When Scottish politician Willie McRae was found unconscious and on the edge of death in his car, the couple that discovered him rushed to contact emergency services. He expired in the second hospital he was sent to -- and as authorities looked deeper into his death, disturbing questions arose. Years since McRae's death, people still wonder what exactly led to his death. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/06/211h 2m

CLASSIC: Big Oil: Conspiracies and You

We always hear stories about Big Oil and other conspiracies, but are any of these true? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/06/2148m 24s

Strange News: Public Tells Jeff Bezos to Stay in Space, the Makeup Industry Scandal, and the Hazard of Fake Resumes

More than a hundred thousand people sign a petition arguing that, once Jeff Bezos visits space, he shouldn't bother returning. A new study reveals numerous well-known makeup brands contain incredibly harmful chemicals. A would-be theatre mogul finds himself in hot water after lying on his resume. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/06/211h 13m

Mexico's Own Bermuda Triangle: The Zone of Silence

According to the legend, there's a spot in Durango, Mexico where radio signals fail -- where compasses spin wildly and strange, giant figures appear from nowhere before vanishing into thin air. This area, the zone of silence, is sometimes referred to as Mexico's Bermuda Triangle. But what is it, exactly? Where did this legend come from, and why does it continue today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/06/211h 3m

Listener Mail: The Big Hole, In-Q-Tel and a Real-life Jonah

Thomas writes in for more information on the mysterious 'Big Hole' in North Carolina. Notta Sockpuppet gives a first-hand account of their time working with a CIA-funded tech company. Cynthia wants to know more about the man who recently got swallowed by a whale and survived. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/06/2155m 18s

STDWYTK: Cheesepiracy!

It's no secret that Americans love cheese. It's everywhere -- in fact, some restaurants specialize entirely in cheese products, like mac and cheese or grilled cheese sandwiches. Over the past few decades, cheese consumption has consistently risen, and as of 2019 the average person in the US ate over 40 pounds of cheese per year. So what led to this? The answer, oddly enough, is a genuine conspiracy. Tune in to learn more about the real-life Big Cheese. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/06/211h 10m

CLASSIC: What is the TPP?

Sure, the Trans-Pacific Partnership sounds like a snoozefest... but why does it matter? Why should you care about this secretive international agreement? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/06/2150m 23s

Strange News: El Salvador Gets into Bitcoin, Watermelons on Mars and Sabotage on Trains

El Salvador may become the first country on the planet to accept Bitcoin as legal tender, prompting massive speculation about the future of currency and corruption. The New York Times publishes (and quickly deletes) a bizarre, fake story about watermelons on Mars. A catastrophic railway crash appears to be an act of sabotage -- and perhaps a hint of more attacks to come. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/06/211h 5m

Wilderness Therapy Nightmare: Anneewakee with Josh Thane

It's no secret that the 'wilderness therapy' and 'troubled teen' industry has been accused of unethical and illegal behavior, but just how much do we know about how these situations actually occurred? In today's episode, the guys sit down with Josh Thane, the creator and host of Camp Hell: Anneewakee, for a disturbing look into the long-suppressed story of a horrific institution in the guys' own home state of Georgia. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/06/211h 8m

Introducing: Algorithm

Hi, STDWYK fans! Since you enjoy our podcast, we think you'll also like the new true-crime podcast, Algorithm. Check out the trailer to see for yourself! About Algorithm: When Afrikka Hardy was strangled in 2014 it seemed completely random, but it wasn’t. It was part of a pattern. Four years earlier, reporter Thomas Hargrove had created an algorithm to detect serial killers and flagged Gary, Indiana as the site of an unusual number of strangulations. But when Hargrove reached out to warn local police he was ignored -- until Afrikka Hardy was murdered, and those cold cases suddenly didn’t look so cold. Algorithm follows the investigation into Afrikka’s murder, exposing the warnings that police ignored, and uncovering more than anyone expected -- that a serial killer was strangling women in Gary, Indiana could've been stopped. And that Afrikka Hardy should be alive today. This podcast will explore how technology can be used to identify and track serial killers, and how an algorithm can influence the way homicides are investigated all across the country. Listen to Algorithm on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/06/212m 9s

Listener Mail: Cheese Conspiracies, A Close Brush with a Cult, and How Your Phone Spies on You

A caller reports her first-hand experience with a cult. A listener asks for more information on the bizarre rumors about a cheese conspiracy throughout the United States. A new experience with creepy social media prompts a reexamination of privacy and corporate spying. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/06/211h 1m

STDWYTK Goes to the Dentist

Few people look forward to visiting the dentist -- it can be an uncomfortable, but necessary, process. In the US, many people end up putting off their appointments due to anxiety or financial concerns, but in general everyone can agree dental hygiene is important, and dentists do incredibly important work. But how many of those procedures -- the root canals, the crowns and so on -- do you actually need? In today's episode, the guys dive into the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know about dentistry. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/06/211h 12m

CLASSIC: What the heck is Stonehenge?

It's ancient, it's huge, and it's cited in all sorts of fringe theories, from stories of lost civilizations to ley lines and more. But what is Stonehenge, really? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/06/2144m 46s

Strange News: Canada's Residential Schools, US COVID Investigations, and a Mysterious Death in Japan

The discovery of a mass grave at the site of a Canadian Residential School leads to calls for further investigation as the country comes to grips with the horrors of the past. The US calls for further inquiries into the origins of COVID-19. A death in Japan leads to speculation regarding the upcoming Olympics. All this and more in today's strange news. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/06/211h 2m

In-Q-Tel: The CIA Gets Into Venture Capital

It's true -- back in 1999, the CIA founded its own venture capital investment firm. Unlike other, similar businesses, In-Q-Tel doesn't really need to make a profit, and their portfolio isn't particularly diverse. But they do invest, and if you can get their attention, you can get the budget of your dreams. So what exactly is this thing, and why does it have some people worried? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/06/211h 14m

Listener Mail: UFOs in South Georgia, a Cheese Photo Arrest, and the Horror of Assault Kit Backlogs

A caller inspires the guys to look into explanations for a strange UFO sighting in south Georgia. Investigators use a photograph of a man holding cheese to capture and analyze fingerprints. A listener breaks down some of the reasons why sexual assault kits end up getting caught in the notorious, ongoing national backlog -- and the guys explore what would happen if that backlog was fixed. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/06/211h 12m

Is war an economic necessity?

Conflict has decided the course of human civilization since the dawn of recorded history, and war has evolved in step with our species. Numerous countries spend billions every year either waging war or preparing for future conflicts. But what if there's more to the story? What if, at this point, war has become an economic necessity? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/06/211h 17m

CLASSIC: Who's winning the War on Drugs?

From the Opium Wars to prohibition and the modern drug trade, human civilization has been irreversibly influenced by wars over drugs. Has it worked? Could it ever? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/06/2155m 34s

Strange News: China Monitors Uyghur Emotions with AI, Privacy Experts Break Down Social Media Stalking

It appears the government of China is testing a camera system that uses AI and facial recognition to reveal unspoken emotional states in the oppressed Uyghur population. After a creepy personal experience with social media, privacy expert Robert G. Reeve busts the myths about our phones hearing us -- and reveals, instead, what he sees as the much more disturbing reality of automated online stalking. All this and more in this week's strange news. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/06/2159m 42s

Introducing: Missing On 9/11

Hey, STDWYK fans! We already know you love great podcasts, so we think you'll also like Missing On 9/11. Take a listen to the trailer and decide for yourself. About Missing on 9/11: Sept. 10, 2001. One block from the World Trade Center. Security cameras capture the last known images of Dr. Sneha Anne Philip, shopping. The next day, chaos. What happened to Sneha? Listen and subscribe to Missing On 9/11 on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/06/211m 35s

The World's Strangest Restricted Areas

From the "Employees Only" doors of local businesses to vast swathes of ocean and secret labs in some of the world's most remote locations, planet Earth is filled with restricted areas. In today's episode, the guys explore the nature of restricted zones -- and the rumors about the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know going on inside. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/06/211h 7m

Listener Mail: The Hidden Folk, Electroconvulsive Therapy and Resistentialism

Just how many people have spotted unusual, faerie-like creatures on the frontier? Why do some medical institutions still use electroconvulsive therapy (ECT)? What if some inanimate objects are not only self-aware, but resentful? All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/06/211h 8m

The Rainbow Warrior: When France Bombed Greenpeace

In July of 1985, Greenpeace sent a ship named the Rainbow Warrior to New Zealand, then to Moruroa to monitor controversial French nuclear tests in the area. However, the Rainbow Warrior never made it out of New Zealand -- instead, terrorists sank it. At least, that was the official story. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/06/211h 5m

CLASSIC: Are there real devil worshippers?

Could there really be groups of people conducting Satanic rites -- not philosophical stances, but actual devil worship via ritual or even sacrifice? Where are these groups, if they exist? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/06/2158m 39s

Strange News: A Serial Killer in El Salvador, Cicadas and Parasites, and an Organized Crime Boss is Rocking Turkey's Government

Authorities in El Salvador are excavating a clandestine cemetery at the house of a former detective which is believed to contain as many as 40 bodies – most of them thought to be women. A fungi containing psilocybin could cause emerging cicadas to become hypersexual, spreading their infection. Convicted crime boss Sedat Peker has flung accusations of rape, drug dealing and suspicious deaths against officials close to Mr. Erdogan, shaking Turkey's government to the core. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/05/211h 0m

The Rise of Ghost Guns

Firearms are banned in many countries across the world, and it is highly difficult to acquire one. That is changing. The combination of 3D printing technology and the Internet - for better or worse - is moving the power of weapons manufacturing to the public domain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/05/211h 6m

Listener Mail: Gobekli Tepe, College Police and Disappearing Objects

Will we ever know the true purpose of the ancient, mysterious Gobekli Tepe? Are campus police using their authority to protect students -- or to protect their school's reputation? Ben and Matt reenact a dramatic reading of one listener's encounter with disappearing (and reappearing) objects. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/05/211h 0m

Conspiracies, Community and Critical Thinking: An Interview with Langston Kerman

How can we navigate conspiracies in a post-truth environment? Is it true that many conspiracy theories do, in fact, have a grain of truth at their heart? In today's episode, the guys join up with Langston Kerman, creator of My Momma Told Me, to discuss the world of conspiracies, their effects on communities, and how best to explore them. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/05/211h 19m

CLASSIC: Do intelligence agencies run cults?

Sure, cults are weird. The doomsday prophecies, claims of superpowers and tendency toward brainwashing are all strange, but what if the situation got even weirder? What if intelligence agencies were secretly involved with everything from the Manson family. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/05/2142m 2s

Strange News: A Real Estate Conspiracy, Would-be Superheroes and the Pentagon's Weird Promise to Talk about UFOs

Real estate appraisers exhibit nation-wide, currently legal discrimination against homeowners based on the perceived skin color of the owners. People are dressing up in costume and attempting to "fight crime" for attention on social media. The Pentagon may release classified info on UFOs -- which they call Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, or UAP -- next Tuesday (Ben doubts it). All this and more in today's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/05/211h 17m

Introducing: The Piketon Massacre Season 2

In 2016, eight members of the Rhoden family were viciously murdered in their homes. Two years later, four members of the Wagner family, were charged with the largest massacre in Ohio’s history. As justice plays out in the courtroom, the KT Studios team revisits Pike County to examine: crime-scene forensics, upcoming legal proceedings, and the ties that bind the victims and the accused. Starting Wednesday, May 12th listen to The Piketon Massacre: Return to Pike County, a production of KT Studios on the iHeartRadio App, Apple Podcasts, or wherever you get your podcasts. Check us out online: www.instagram.com/PiketonMassacre www.twitter.com/PiketonMassacre  www.facebook.com/PiketonMassacre Executive Produced by KT Studios: www.instagram.com/KT_Studios www.kt-studios.com Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/05/211m 30s

The Strange Story of Jeffrey Alan Lash, Part II

As authorities continue to unravel the enigmatic, at-times disturbing life of Jeffrey Alan Lash, they dig into what little is known about his past, seeking to uncover answers. How did he get all those weapons? What about all that hard currency? In the course of their investigation, they begin to notice a pattern: Lash seemed to be targeting people, turning them into supporters of his vague mission -- and, at times, threatening them if they refused to give him funding and lodging. His claims had begun to evolve into a sort of self-perpetuated mythology, wherein he was a sort of superhuman antihero, fighting the forces of darkness in an ongoing war of which the public was unaware. Some of his followers thought he would marry them, some thought he would help them become aliens. No one was sure exactly what was going to happen next. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/05/2155m 24s

Listener Mail: Mink and COVID, Masonic Lodge Burnings, and Elon Musk is Building a Company Town

Could fur farms be responsible for COVID-19? Why are people burning down Masonic lodges? And over in Texas, in turns out Tesla may be building a real-life company town to support SpaceX -- and, by hook or by crook, driving the existing residents out. All this and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/05/2155m 14s

The Strange Story of Jeffrey Alan Lash, Part I

In some ways, Jeffrey Alan Lash's story begins after his death, when his body was found decomposing in a parked SUV on Palisades Drive -- but as investigators looked further into the case, they learned increasingly bizarre and troubling things. Was Lash a gunrunner? A criminal on the lam? An operative for a top-secret government agency? An alien hybrid? Tune in to learn more about this mysterious case in part one of this two-part episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/05/2158m 10s

CLASSIC: Is the middle class going extinct?

It's no secret that inequality is rising in countries around the world, but what does this mean for the future? What is the middle class, exactly -- and why do some people believe it's going extinct? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/05/2140m 9s

Strange News: Iraqi Prank Shows, The East Valley Rapist and the Colonial Pipeline Hack

After decades without leads, investigators use DNA evidence to finally arrest John Daly III, the infamous East Valley Rapist. An Iraqi prank show sparks controversy by staging fake acts of terrorism. A mysterious hacker collective shuts down the Colonial Pipeline, prompting fears of a gas shortage. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/05/2158m 50s

Beatles Conspiracies with Brian Ray

As one of the biggest bands in human history, it's no surprise that The Beatles are the subject of numerous conspiracy theories. Is the real Paul McCartney dead? Was the government stalking John Lennon? Is there a a secret cache of unreleased Beatles music hidden away somewhere? In today's episode, the guys sit down with Brian Ray, host of the On Tour podcast and guitarist for Paul McCartney, to explore the fact and fiction behind these strange claims. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/05/211h 12m

Listener Mail: NCIC Security Problems, TikTok Cults, and Stories of Haunted Objects

How easy is it to use the National Crime Information Center for nefarious ends? Is the musician Blueface running a reality show, or a TikTok cult -- and what's the deal with TikTok, cults and online radicalization anyhow? How many people feel they've encountered a real-life haunted object? All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/05/211h 11m

Remote Viewing Session: May 22, 1984

What if future explorers never have to physically travel anywhere? It's an odd question, but according to proponents of remote viewing, government-paid psychics were doing this as early as 1984 -- and breaking the known laws of time and space in the process. In today's episode, the guys re-enact one of the CIA's most ambitious (and strangest) classified experiments: Using ESP as a new method of exploration. Tune in to learn more in this 3D episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/05/2138m 14s

CLASSIC: Could robots really run the world?

Is it possible that one day all the world's decisions will be made by AI? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/05/2144m 51s

Strange News: The Rise of Ghost Guns and Mysterious Death of Aviva Okeson-Haberman

Should people be allowed to order, print and assemble guns at home? The rise of so-called ghost guns has resulted in a glut of firearms with no serial numbers -- and the people buying them don't need background checks, either. Over in Kansas City, the death of a young, enterprising journalist leads the guys to discuss the possible causes of the tragedy, while also exploring the overall rise in violence against journalists. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/05/2159m 44s

Introducing Camp Hell: Anneewakee

Hey, STDWYK friends! Since you love true crime podcasts, we think you'll also enjoy this brand new iHeartRadio podcast, Camp Hell: Anneewakee. Check out the trailer and see for yourself! The Anneewakee Treatment Center for Emotionally Disturbed Youth operated in Douglasville, Georgia for over 25 years. Purportedly, it was a place that parents could send their troubled kids for help. But in reality, it was a breeding ground for abuse. This is the story of Anneewakee, as never told before. Listen and subscribe to Camp Hell: Anneewakee on the iHeartRadio app or wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/05/213m 4s

Haunted Houses: What's Going on at the Emily Morgan Hotel?

Most people associate San Antonio, Texas with the Alamo -- yet ghost hunters look across the street, where the structure currently known as the Emily Morgan Hotel has stood since the 1920s. This building, often called the "third most haunted hotel in the world", is home to numerous reports of unusual events. In today's episode, Ben, Matt and Noel explore the strange story of the Emily Morgan. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/05/211h 3m

Listener Mail: White House IP Addresses, Abandoned Soldiers in Vietnam, and the Mysteries of Parasomnia

Multiple dormant White House IP addresses went active moments before Donald Trump left office. A listener details the strange behavior of his daughter while she sleeps, prompting a conversation about the mysteries of parasomnia. A Conspiracy Realist asks for more information about the rumors that the US purposely abandoned soldiers in Vietnam... and, if so, where those people may be today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/05/211h 13m

What was Operation Outside the Box?

As the guys continue exploring the strange, silent war over who gets to own nuclear weapons, they stumble across the little known story of Operation Outside the Box. When the Israeli military learned its regional rival Syria might be building a nuclear facility, they felt they had only one course of action -- and they were certain that, whatever the consequences, they must do anything in their power to prevent Syria from getting the bomb. Tune in to learn more about this real-life conspiracy, as well as the active cover-up that ensued for the better part of a decade. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/05/211h 10m

CLASSIC: Can people purposefully collapse the stock market?

Is it possible that someone has been playing both sides of the financial fence, seeking to destabilize markets for their own purposes? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/05/2146m 7s

Strange News: The Love Has Won Cult, TikTok Troubles and a Scandal at the Post Office

Could a relatively obscure US Cult (led by someone calling themselves Mother Love) be the next Heaven's Gate? A new lawsuit alleges TikTok is exploiting children's privacy. Over in the UK, investigators have finally solved the ongoing case of what appeared to be widespread corruption -- and, in doing so, have redeemed the reputations of numerous former employees. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/05/211h 12m

What is the Jersey Devil?

According to the legend, the Jersey Devil was born to a Quaker named Mother Leeds in 1735 -- a hideous, deformed thing with wings, hooves and horns, it let out a blood-curdling scream after being born, and flew out the chimney and into the woods. For centuries since then, people in the area have reported sightings of the Devil, making it one of North America's most popular cryptids. But what is it, exactly? Could there be a grain of truth to all the wild campfire stories? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/04/211h 8m

Listener Mail: Ibogaine and Addiction, Bill Gates and COVID Conspiracies

A listener details their experience with the controversial, powerful psychoactive substance known as ibogaine. The guys explore the ins and outs of the recent conspiracy theories surrounding Bill Gates, vaccination and COVID-19. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/04/211h 3m

The Nuclear Black Market: AQ Khan and the Smiling Buddha

As World War II drew to a close, nations across the planet scrambled to take stock, to recover, to rebuild and survive. But the looming spectre of nuclear technology continued to grow -- the US went against allies and enemies alike to keep its military edge. So how did countries traditionally considered enemies of the US gain nuclear technology? In many cases, the conspiracy goes down to a single man: AQ Khan. Terrified by what India's Smiling Buddha test might mean for the future of Pakistan, he worked furiously to get Pakistan the bomb -- and eventually began selling his expertise to the highest bidder. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/04/211h 1m

CLASSIC: Fire in the Sky: Tunguska

What triggered the massive explosion over Tunguska in 1908? Join Matt, Ben, and special guest Joe McCormick as they take a closer look at one of the most mysterious catastrophes in history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/04/2148m 52s

Strange News: Prince Philip Loved UFOS -- and What's Going On in Myanmar?

It turns out the late Prince Philip was a huge UFO buff. The guys explore the deeply troubling, worsening situation in Myanmar following the recent military coup -- a coup that has already cost more than 600 lives, with no end in sight. All this and more in this week's strange news. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/04/211h 2m

Nevada's Corporate Innovation Zones: When You Job Becomes Your Government

Nevada is currently considering new legislation that will allow businesses to create their own increasingly autonomous communities. Fans of the idea paint it as an innovative, new way to get jobs and tax dollars to Nevada. Opponents worry it creates a corporate government, giving private businesses control of things a local government would usually do -- like run the fire department, conduct elections and more. So what exactly is an "innovation zone"? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/04/2152m 45s

Listener Mail: A White House Press Imposter, The Sinister Side of Childhood Games, and Hypnotherapy

Did a child just successfully impersonate a White House reporter? Can hypnotherapy treat certain skin conditions through the power of the mind alone? Just how many childhood games and cartoons seem sinister, when you look back on them as an adult? What's in an Mmhmm? All this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/04/2159m 9s

Project SUNSHINE

The US experienced a massive economic boom in the years following the close of World War II. The country managed to avoid the destruction that laid waste to parts of Asia and Europe -- and it was also in possession of nuclear technology. As many Americans (but far from all) saw their quality of life increase, experts and military officials alike scrambled to maintain their strategic nuclear edge: To understand as much as possible about the effects and consequences of the deadly new thing they'd created. One result of this desperation? Project SUNSHINE. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
21/04/2159m 37s

CLASSIC: The Jesuits: Fact and Fiction

The ascendance of Pope Francis in 2013 led to a revival of Jesuit conspiracy theories. But why? Who are the Jesuits, exactly? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
20/04/2148m 38s

Strange News: Disaster in Iran, Clearview AI, and the Cargo Cult of Prince Philip

Clearview AI is back in the news with more reports of its facial recognition software being used for dodgy ends. An attack on an Iranian nuclear facility prompts international observers to ask about the timing of the operation as the US signals interest in returning to the nuclear deal. A small island community in the Pacific struggles to understand what they should do next in the wake of Prince Philips' death -- after all, they literally worshipped the man as a God. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/04/211h 7m

The Dark Side of Rehab

Millions of people in the US struggle with substance abuse issues every single year -- experts work around the clock to help folks with substance abuse issues and other addictions to break free of these dangerous, sometime fatal cycles. And this means rehabilitation, or rehab, is a big business. Like many other large industries, rehab also has a dark side -- a series of disturbing conspiracies that continue, largely unabated, in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/04/211h 2m

Listener Mail: The Military Infiltrated Sports, Cary Grant did Acid, Weirdness Continues in Canada

A listener from Canada assures the guys sinister weirdness continues up north. A voicemail dives into actor Cary Grant's experiences with LSD. Banks calls to ask about how the US military infiltrated the world of professional sports. All this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/04/2147m 35s

India's Massive Farm Protests, Part 2

As the protests over India's Farm Bills continues, multiple groups argue there's a conspiracy afoot. Many protestors believe the government is selling them out to corporations. Members of the media claim the protests are a cover for a separatist movement -- or that foreign intelligence agencies are riling up the crowds as a way of destabilizing India. Tune in as Ben and Matt separate the conspiratorial fact from fiction in the second part of this two-part series. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
14/04/211h 5m

CLASSIC: Can you really be anonymous online?

In this classic episode, our friends at TechStuff join us for a closer look at the tricky business of staying anonymous on the internet, as well as the facts about the NSA's surveillance program. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
13/04/2148m 42s

Strange News: The Race for the Arctic, National Debt and a Cocaine Submarine

Investigations reveal a recently deceased, wealthy businessman had a double life as a drug dealer with an interest in submarines. What exactly is the national debt? Over in the Arctic, Russia alarms international observers with its growing military presence — and a terrifying, mysterious new nuclear torpedo. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/04/211h 4m

India's Massive Farm Protests, Part 1

For several months, India has been in the grip of massive farm protests as millions gather to demonstrate against a series of controversial reforms collectively known as the Farm Bills. These bills, in theory, are meant to address problems with India's current agricultural system -- but a large percentage of India's farmers fear these new laws will only make their lives more difficult. Some even believe the Farm Bills are part of a conspiracy to sacrifice the livelihood of farmers for the profits of large businesses. On the other side of the protest line, members of the domestic media believe the protests themselves are a conspiracy designed to further the aims of separatist groups with ulterior motives. So which, if any, of these conspiracies are true? Tune in and learn more in the first part of this two-part episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/04/2159m 21s

Listener Mail: GameStop Squeeze as an Inside Job, Astrology and Prediction, the Questionable Fate of the Tasmanian Tiger

Over in Australia, Paul asks whether the Tasmanian Tiger, officially extinct in the 1930s, could survive in the dense, isolated bushland of Tasmania. Agent L wonders whether the GameStop short squeeze was an inside job. Stephanie asks about the study of astrology. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/04/211h 19m

Can an Object be Haunted?

According to the authors of horror stories, haunting isn't just for houses. In countless works of fiction, all sorts of objects can become to a spirit -- and, over the centuries, countless people have sworn they encountered a haunted object in real life. Today's episode asks whether an object can be haunted... and the ultimate answer may not be what you expect. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
07/04/211h 11m

CLASSIC: Are people really murdering scientists?

From Iran to London, it seems that being a scientist has become an increasingly dangerous occupation. Learn why in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
06/04/2154m 29s

Strange News: Czech Billionaire Dies in Helicopter Crash, UFO Produces No Sonic Boom, A Darkness From Space is Eating Nearby Stars

The wealthiest man in the Czech Republic just died in an Alaskan helicopter crash. Declassified files reveal a UFO appeared to break the sound barrier without creating a sonic boom. Scientists have confirmed that, just 153 light-years away, an unknown ...thing appears to be eating stars. No one knows what it could be -- and no one's sure what this means for planet Earth. One thing's for sure: You can learn all this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/04/211h 0m

Introducing Good Assassins: Hunting The Butcher

A spy story. A detective case. The mission was simple: to arrange the death of one man. The goal was to send a message to all Nazi fugitives around the world: "we can find you and we can kill you." This is the true story of an undercover mission to hunt down a savage Nazi murderer who helped Hitler’s forces kill 30,000 men, women, and children. The survivors gave him a name after the Holocaust: The Butcher of Latvia. The spies would travel halfway around the world to carry out the sentence. The mission wasn’t for one life. It was for 6 million. Listen to “Good Assassins: Hunting the Butcher” for free on the iHeartRadio App or wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/04/211m 55s

Boxing and Crime: The Kinahan Saga

It's a match for the ages: Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, boxing heavyweight champions in their own right, will soon vie for the title of the world's undisputed boxing champion. Irish native and current Dubai resident Daniel Kinahan has a life-long love of boxing -- and, according to Irish authorities, he is the heir to a criminal empire stretching from Dublin to Africa, South America, Southeast Asia and beyond. Recently, Fury set off a firestorm of speculation when he thanked Kinahan for brokering the fight. In today's episode, Ben and Matt dive into the world of Irish organized crime, the sport, science and art of boxing, all to ask: Is there Something They Don't Want You To Know? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/04/2158m 21s

Listener Mail: UK Royalty and Mental Health, the Gulf Breeze Six, the Survivors of Romania's Cold War Orphanages

The Lean Bean Vegan Machine writes in about Oprah Winfrey's recent interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Buddy asks about the bizarre story of the Gulf Breeze Six. Tom calls in for more information about survivors of Romania's notorious orphanage system under the reign of dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu. All this and more -- including Project 100,000 -- in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/04/211h 0m

What the Heck is an NFT?

A new player has entered the strange, often confusing world of Bitcoin -- the non-fungible token, or NFT. This digital token, which can be virtually anything, is technically unique. It's a one-of-a-kind thing existing in an entirely intangible state. Numerous artists, musicians and celebrities have sold NFTs for thousands of dollars, but critics allege this may be anything from a fad to an outright avenue for criminal enterprise. So what exactly is the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know about NFTs? Is this a digital revolution, or another case of The Emperor's New Clothes? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
31/03/211h 13m

CLASSIC: Gabon's Ancient Nuclear Reactor(s)

File this under "stranger than fiction": In more than a dozen sites across Gabon, scientists have found evidence of ancient nuclear reactors. How ancient? Try two billion years. But how did this happen? Why? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/03/2126m 7s

Strange News: Deep Time, a Mice Plague and COVID Squatting

15 volunteers spend 40 days locked deep in a French cave, away from all light and time in a bizarre experiment. A plague of mice swarms across Australia. Over in the US, some new homeowners were baffled to learn the man who sold them the house refuses to leave -- and the authorities apparently can't make him. All this and more in this week's strange news. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/03/211h 6m

The Episode Where We Ruin Sunscreen

Since ancient times, human beings have known the sun can be dangerous. Too much exposure to its rays can burn and prematurely age the skin. In fact, the concept of sunscreen may be a non-human invention, as various types of animals coat themselves in protective layers of mud to stave off the at-times brutal effects of heat and sunshine. Fast forward to the modern era -- sunscreen is a huge industry, and people across the planet use it on a daily basis. The science seems sound. Unlike some skin care products, sunscreen actually works... however, it appears sunscreen may also have a dark side. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/03/211h 11m

Listener Mail: Gut Tests, Personal Surveillance and Knighstscope

A listener asks about the amazing, terrifying future of gut biome tests. Another audience member reveals first-hand knowledge of just how closely Siri listens to you, and a fellow Conspiracy Realist asks about the future of automated law enforcement. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/03/211h 16m

Davos & The Great Reset, Part II

In the second part of this two-part episode, Ben, Matt and Noel explore the Great Reset. While it's sometimes called a conspiracy theory, the allegations and speculation circling the WEF and Davos are more like a mix of multiple, at-times contradictory ideas. Listen in to learn more about the criticisms, concerns, and bizarre accusations around Davos and the Great Reset. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/03/211h 0m

CLASSIC: A Ghost Story

After an overwhelming wave of emails and messages from listeners, Matt and Ben finally present, in full, the the ghost story from their very first listener mail episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/03/2119m 3s

Strange News: Cheer Mom Makes Deep Fakes, North Korea Ghosts the US, Texas Rangers Promise to Stop Hypnotizing People

A Cheer Mom creates deep fake photos in a revenge scheme targeting her daughter's rivals. The government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) ghosts the US, refusing the new President's attempts to contact them. Over in the US, the Texas Rangers promise to stop hypnotizing people -- in other news, Texas law enforcement has been hypnotizing people for about 40 years. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/03/211h 9m

Davos & The Great Reset, Part I

In June of 2020 the World Economic Forum held its annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The city was on lockdown as the world's most powerful people met to discuss something called "The Great Reset" -- the idea of rebuilding society and the global economy in the wake of COVID-19. In the first part of this two-part series, the guys explore the origins of the WEF. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/03/2153m 47s

Listener Mail: Murders in Canada, MKULTRA and the Unabomber, Organized Crime and Boxing

A caller reports possible cover-ups of murders in Canada. A listener asks about the rumoured relationship between MKULTRA and the Unabomber. A fellow Conspiracy Realist sets the guys on a journey into the world of Irish organized crime and boxing. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/03/211h 14m

The Devil and The Rain: The Case of Don Decker

Here's the story: When Don Decker went on furlough to attend his abusive Grandfather's funeral, he experienced something extraordinary -- water fell upward from the floor of his hosts' home, he levitated, recoiled from religious symbols. Multiple witnesses and investigators, some professional, appear to agree there exists a man inxeplicably able to summon rain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/03/211h 8m

CLASSIC: Banned Books of the Bible

Although most people might assume that the Bible has always existed in its present state, that answer couldn't be any further from the truth. Tune in to this classic episode to learn more about how the bible has changed over time -- including what got added in, taken out and why Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/03/2141m 7s

Strange News: China's COVID Testing, Online Magic and the Sigil Engine, a Swarm of Icelandic Earthquakes

Has the Chinese government been forcing officials from foreign countries to take an unexpectedly invasive anal swab COVID test? Can you really build magic, reality-shifting sigils online? Why on Earth is Iceland experiencing so many earthquakes? All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/03/211h 0m

What is the Golden Dawn?

In the late 19th century, several friends and Freemasons embarked on a strange endeavor -- creating their own secret society for the purpose of studying magic. While the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn may sound bizarre and obscure today, its existence had a profound impact on later, similar groups and systems. But what exactly was it? Perhaps more importantly -- did any of this magic work? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/03/211h 3m

Listener Mail: The Minerva Research Initiative, India's Farming Protests, and the Hazards of Commercial Gene Mapping

A caller asks about the true motivations of the Minerva Research Initiative. A listener living in India provides their perspective on a possible information war at play in India's ongoing farmer protests. A Conspiracy Realist asks whether they should be concerned about what happens to their genetic info after they submit it to a commercial gene mapping company. All this and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/03/211h 10m

What is the Military-entertainment Complex?

Eisenhower warned the public about the rise of the military-industrial complex back in his 1961 farewell address, and over the decades the public has become increasingly aware of the potential for corruption in the close relationship between the military and the private defense industry. But have you heard of the military-entertainment complex? It's the reason you see the US military in so many action films, and the reason Uncle Sam bankrolls video games. In this episode, the guys dive into the surprisingly close links between Hollywood and the Pentagon, exploring just how this relationship evolved -- and why it continues in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/03/211h 18m

CLASSIC: Nazis, Lost Civilizations and Ancient Man: The Ahnenerbe

Did Nazis really have a department for paranormal investigations? Find out in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/03/2145m 3s

The "State" of Hawaii: Union or Occupation?

Today the far-flung Pacific archipelago of Hawaii remains the newest, most distant state in the United States. But not so long ago, it was an independent country all its own, with an ancient culture, community, and monarchy. In today's episode, Super Producer Codename: Doc Holliday and special guest Dana Schwartz dive into the disturbing story of a vast conspiracy, exploring how plantation owners and the US government orchestrated an overthrow of the native kingdom, annexing Hawaii and transforming it into the 50th US state -- a series of events that to some, including members of both the UN and the Hawaiian Sovereignty Movement, constitute an illegal occupation to this day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/03/2148m 3s

Who killed John Parsons Wheeler?

John Parsons Wheeler III -- Jack to his friends -- was a mover and shaker in the Defense industry. Over the course of his career he worked with three different Presidential administrations, and also built a reputation for his tireless charity work. So how can we explain the strange series of events that led to his untimely death, his body discovered in a landfill? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/03/211h 6m

Listener Mail: Wolves of Idaho, Cartels and Meth, Why You Should Be Aware of Private Intelligence Agencies

A listener relates a strange story about wolves in Idaho. Has US meth been outsourced to cartels, exploiting Native communities? A Conspiracy Realist asks to learn more about the role of non-governmental, 'private' intelligence firms. All this and more in this week's Listener Mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/03/211h 11m

Power, Water and Texas: What happened?

When an unprecedented series of winter storms left millions of people throughout Texas struggling to survive without electricity or clean water, local authorities scrambled to get the lights back on--and to find a scapegoat. What exactly happened? What is it about Texas in particular that made the state so vulnerable to this weather, and what happens next? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/03/211h 16m

CLASSIC: The Future of Drones

Will your future online purchases, delivery food and more be delivered by drones? Will law enforcement fly them continuously over your city, town or neighborhood? Tune in to learn more about the possible future of drones in this classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/03/2148m 20s

Strange News: Massive Protests in India, Hidden Messages in Art, and Airplane Engines Falling From the Sky

Massive protests continue across India as farmers fear the government has betrayed them in the service of large corporations. It appears Edvard Munch hid a secret message on the canvas of his iconic painting, 'The Scream.' And it seems multiple airplane engines are failing mid-flight, prompting authorities to raise concern about possible future accidents. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/03/211h 11m

Ancient Flying Machines

Tales of ancient, advanced technologies have flourished in the last few decades. Is it possible that the stories of flying gods and machines contained in the Vedas — texts written in India over 3000 years ago — are based on real, now lost technological advancements? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/02/2159m 33s

Listener Mail: Ancient Mercury, Flu or COVID, Why the Marshall Islands Matter

In this week's Listener Mail, Ben and Matt explore the mystery of ancient liquid mercury in burial sites across the planet. A listener asks about influenza, Covid and cover-ups. The guys share messages from your fellow Conspiracy Realists about the long-term, often unexplored, consequences of nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/02/2154m 9s

Contaminants in Baby Food

From formula to pureed carrots, baby food is a massive -- and necessary -- industry. Each year millions upon millions of families search for the best, most nutritious food to feed their children, and there's no shortage of advice from experts and parents alike. However, it appears there's a secret to this industry: Numerous baby food products contain ingredients parents can't see on the label, including contaminants like mercury, lead, arsenic and more. How long has this been occurring? What did the manufacturers know, and when? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
24/02/2157m 0s

CLASSIC: What are you actually eating?

Whether you're sipping a soda, grabbing some fast food or eating ready-made snacks from the local grocery store, chances are that you're ingesting a number of "barely-food" chemicals used to preserve color, taste or texture. But what are these, exactly? Are they dangerous? Tune in to learn more in this week's classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
23/02/2142m 12s

Strange News: The Pentagon May Have Experimented with UFO Wreckage, The Skelecaster Hoax, and the Collapse of the Texas Power Grid

Did the Pentagon just admit it's been secretly experimenting with wreckage from UFOs for decades? Did a Florida man really build an electric guitar from his uncle's skeleton? What exactly caused the collapse of the Texas power grid, and why were so many people left without power or clean water? All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/02/211h 11m

What's Going On with the Falun Gong?

The movement known as Falun Dafa or Falun Gong began in China in the 1990s, and today people across the planet consider themselves practitioners. Adherents claim this combination of meditation, breathing exercises, mindfulness and moral philosophy is a path to enlightenment -- but the government of China disagrees. For decades Chinese authorities have considered Falun Gong a dangerous, subversive element. Since 1999 the government has made concerted efforts to suppress this spiritual practice -- but why? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
19/02/211h 13m

Listener Mail: Parler and Social Media, Mattress Firm Update, the (Potentially Terrifying) Future of Augmented Reality

A caller asks the gang to explore more of the larger dilemmas posed by social media censorship. A listener writes in to shed more light on the ongoing Mattress Firm enigma. An email about more augmented reality games inspires the gang to speculate about the increasing role of AR outside of gaming -- what happens when it becomes part of everyday life? All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
18/02/211h 1m

What is Adrenochrome?

Adrenochrome-- it's a real substance, and one sold openly online to labs with the proper paperwork. It's also mentioned in numerous works of literature, from Huxley's "The Doors of Perception" to Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" and more. But what exactly is it? Why do people believe it's a sinister, evil drug used by hopelessly addicted elites in the worlds of finance, politics and entertainment? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
17/02/211h 15m

CLASSIC: When the Police Become Your Army

No, not the band featuring Sting. What if the actual, local law enforcement in the your neck of the global woods started using military-grade weaponry, patrolling the streets with the same door-to-door tactics used in occupied countries? According to some concerned advocates, this is a worldwide trend -- and it shows no signs of slowing. Listen to this classic episode to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
16/02/2151m 9s

Strange News: Hacking into Your Water, Naked Mole Rat Accents and the Cop who Hired a Hitman

The small town of Oldsmar, Florida barely escapes disaster when a hacker remotely compromises the system, creating dangerous levels of chemicals in the drinking water -- implying potential for other disasters like this in the future. Scientists prove naked mole rats have accents. Officer Valerie Cincinelli stands accused of hiring a hitman to murder her ex-husband, as well as a teenage girl. All this and more in this week's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
15/02/211h 1m

The Philadelphia Experiment

Here's the story: In October of 1943, hundreds of people watched a top secret experiment go horribly wrong. The US Navy, attempting to create a kind of invisibility cloak for ships, accidentally transported the USS Eldridge through time and space, with disastrous consequences for the crew. It's a thrilling tale, but how much of it is true? Tune in as the guys explore the origin of this bizarre legend (and bust some myths about cream cheese along the way). Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
12/02/211h 13m

Listener Mail: Radioactive Brine, Australia's Stolen Generation, and an Inside Scoop on Fracking

Why are there billboards warning about radioactive brine in parts of the US? What exactly is Australia's Stolen Generation? What's the insider scoop on the fracking industry and earthquakes? All this and more in this week's listener mail segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
11/02/2158m 25s

Mystery, Mayhem and Nukes: The Story of the Marshall Islands

The Republic of the Marshall Islands is a relatively tiny, remote place -- it's about halfway between Hawaii and Australia, with nothing but ocean on the horizon. And, for decades, this nation has been home to a terrifying secret. As the world entered the atomic age, the United States realized it needed a place to test its new weaponry, and to store the waste these nuclear experiments left behind. Tune in to learn more about US nuclear experiments in the Marshall Islands, and how the consequences of this conspiracy remain in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
10/02/211h 6m

CLASSIC: Was Thomas Henry Moray the Next Nikola Tesla?

You've probably heard about Nikola Tesla, but what about Thomas Henry Moray? Join Ben and Matt to learn why some people believe this little-known electrical engineer may have discovered a revolutionary zero-point energy device in this week's classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/02/2146m 30s

Introducing: Tomorrow's Monsters

In this scripted sci-fi thriller, John Boyega (STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS) stars as Jack Locke, a mysterious conman with a vendetta who infiltrates NextCorp, a Silicon Valley body hacking startup run by enigmatic CEO Max Fuller, played by Emmy winner Darren Criss (AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE). Nextcorp has secretly been developing a revolutionary new mind app that promises to amplify the human brain in incredible ways. "Shut-Eye," promises to change the world by eliminating its users’ need to sleep, but when participants of the human trials begin dying off, the program is shut down. Max starts testing the product on himself, unleashing a dormant and dangerous alter ego. As Jack goes toe to toe with Max and his fractured psyche, he finds himself on the run for his life in a race to stop a dark plot seeking to radically advance humankind to its next stage of evolution. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
09/02/212m 4s

Strange News: The Myanmar Coup, Solving the Mystery of Dyatlov Pass and Saying Goodbye to Adobe Flash

The military of Myanmar institutes a coup (and later internet blackout). Scientists believe they may have finally solved the mystery of Dyatlov Pass -- and their argument is pretty convincing! More and more organizations realize they need to be prepared for the end of Adobe Flash. All this and more in this week's Strange News segment. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
08/02/211h 14m

What is the Latitude Society?

For many, the story began with the receipt of a mysterious card, which led them to a nondescript address in San Francisco. From there, new members of the Latitude Society found themselves living through a complex, enigmatic adventure in a secret society somewhere between a philosophical group, a city-wide theme park and a real-life conspiracy. But what exactly is The Latitude Society? What are its real origins, and where are the members today? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
05/02/211h 9m

Listener Mail: How to Talk About QAnon, The Mattress Store Conspiracy, Private Contractors and the Military

One listener explains ways to communicate about QAnon with relatives and friends. Another writes in to explore the difference between private contractors and US soldiers. And someone finally asks a question that's bugged the guys for years: Why are there so many Mattress Firms? All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
04/02/211h 9m

Reddit vs. Wall Street: Peasants invade the casino?

How did a handful of otherwise unremarkable stocks become some of the most closely watched things on Wall Street? In today's episode, the guys explore the strange series of events that led to massive price fluctuations in GameStop and more. The media portrayed this as the 'little guys' -- amateur traders -- banding together to take revenge on heartless hedge funds. But how much of this is true? What's the real conspiracy, exactly? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
03/02/211h 3m

CLASSIC: The World Beneath Our Feet

From hidden catacombs to wild rumors about a hollow earth, the world is full of subterranean stories. But which are total bunk, and which have the ring of truth? Tune in to learn more with Ben and Matt in this week's Classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
02/02/2147m 12s

Strange News: Has someone stolen the Ark of the Covenant? Chinese COVID-19 Conspiracies and Mexico Exonerates Corrupt Military Official

Locals near an Ethiopian church claim encroaching rebels aren't just waging a war agains the government--they've come to steal the legendary Ark of the Covenant, which has allegedly rested in this spot for more than 3,000 years. Members of the Chinese government have doubled down on their own brand of COVID conspiracy theories, accusing the US of creating the virus. International observers are in an uproar as Mexico exonerates a former high-level government official accused of multiple counts of massive smuggling offenses. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
01/02/211h 6m

Introducing Longshot: Return Man

In Season 1 of "Longshot," "Return Man" is an investigation into the life and mysterious death of the only Super Bowl champion from Lancaster, S.C. In 1970, Jim Duncan was a star on the rise for the Baltimore Colts, and the top kickoff return man in the NFL. Then, two years later, authorities say Duncan, who was Black, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound inside his hometown police station. Many Black people alive in Lancaster at the time didn't believe the official account of the death. They also didn't openly question it. Until now. Reported and hosted by Bret McCormick of The Herald in Rock Hill, S.C. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
30/01/211m 56s

Ireland's Vanishing Triangle

Inspired by a listener mail, the guys explore an enduring, disturbing mystery from across the Atlantic: Between 1993 and the late 1990s, multiple women disappeared in an 80-mile area outside Dublin, which came to be known as the "Vanishing Triangle." But what led to these disappearances? Could one or more of them be connected? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
29/01/2159m 30s

Listener Mail: Parler and Cambridge Analytica, A Spectre in the Bed, and Berlin's Horrific Experimental Child Placement Program

Was Parler a long con funded by the same people responsible for Cambridge Analytica? A listener shares her disquieting story of an inexplicable encounter with a spectre. Over in Germany, the nation's public is in an outcry over revelations regarding a long-running program intentionally placing children in the care of known sexual abusers. All this and more in this week's listener mail. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
28/01/211h 2m

The Open Skies Treaty

On November 22, 2020, the United States withdrew from the Treaty on Open Skies. This treaty, signed in 1992, allows 34 member countries to perform unarmed aerial observations over foreign soil. Imagery captured is shared with the member countries. The U.S. cited Russia's activities with regards to the treaty as their reason for withdrawing. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
27/01/211h 5m

CLASSIC: Alternative History and You

Why do some people believe the Middle Ages never happened? Can we really trust our calendars? Do current world powers have a compelling interest in suppressing our knowledge of the past? Listen in and learn more with Matt and Ben in this week's classic episode. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
26/01/2146m 31s

Strange News: Putin's Secret Hideout, Nebraska and Ethanol, Buying the Lizzie Borden House

While detained by Russian authorities, opposition leader Alexei Navalny released a bombshell report on a secret, opulent compound allegedly owned in secret by Vladimir Putin. The Lizzie Borden house is officially for sale (as an AirBnB). And Mead, Nebraska struggles with largely unacknowledged, widespread contamination from a local ethanol plant. All this and more in this week's Strange News. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
25/01/211h 1m

Psychedelics, Machine Elves and Kesha

In this interview, award-winning musical phenomenon Kesha joins the guys on a wide-ranging exploration of everything from UFO disclosure to deep-dive studies of the human brain on psychedelics, allegations of paranormal activity, her new podcast "Kesha and the Creepies" and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
22/01/211h 1m

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
21/01/2153m 45s

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 21m

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
19/01/2140m 54s

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 4m

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 5m

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 16m

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 9m

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 15m

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
08/01/211h 1m

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
07/01/2157m 7s

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 3m

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
06/01/2150m 3s

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
04/01/2157m 21s

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 46m

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
31/12/2058m 54s

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
30/12/2050m 35s

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
29/12/2044m 19s

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
28/12/201h 2m

STDWYTK Presents: How May I Help You?

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25/12/2041m 15s

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 12m

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
23/12/2056m 45s

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 8m

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 8m

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 12m

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 3m

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 15m

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
16/12/2059m 9s

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
14/12/201h 0m

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 5m

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
10/12/2053m 0s

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 3m

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
08/12/2047m 48s

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 12m

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 12m

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
03/12/2045m 8s

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 5m

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
01/12/2053m 28s

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
30/11/2058m 42s

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 15m

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
26/11/201h 1m

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 15m

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
24/11/2047m 29s

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 12m

The 1969 Berkshire UFO Incidents: What actually happened?

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20/11/201h 17m

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
19/11/2042m 11s

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 25m

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
17/11/2048m 47s

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
16/11/2045m 47s

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 5m

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
12/11/2059m 17s

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 26m

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
10/11/2057m 44s

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
09/11/201h 2m

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 6m

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 5m

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 8m

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
03/11/2050m 21s

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
02/11/2057m 43s

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
30/10/2059m 58s

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 7m

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 12m

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
27/10/2047m 32s

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 7m

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
23/10/2047m 33s

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 8m

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
21/10/201h 2m

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
20/10/2034m 12s

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 4m

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 12m

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
15/10/2054m 5s

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 8m

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
13/10/2026m 43s

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 18m

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
09/10/201h 0m

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 4m

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 6m

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
06/10/2029m 10s

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 16m

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 12m

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
01/10/2057m 39s

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 25m

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
29/09/2037m 48s

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 14m

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
25/09/2056m 49s

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
24/09/201h 0m

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
23/09/2058m 16s

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
22/09/2022m 2s

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 4m

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
18/09/2058m 17s

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
17/09/2051m 59s

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
16/09/201h 0m

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
15/09/2025m 46s

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
14/09/201h 0m

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 3m

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
10/09/2051m 47s

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 9m

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
08/09/2032m 3s

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 5m

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 7m

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 8m

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 6m

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
01/09/2021m 0s

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 16m

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
28/08/201h 0m

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
27/08/2050m 34s

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 5m

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
26/08/2033m 0s

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 4m

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
21/08/2049m 58s

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
20/08/201h 1m

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 11m

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
18/08/2030m 53s

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
17/08/2058m 45s

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 12m

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
13/08/2058m 5s

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 6m

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
11/08/2032m 59s

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
10/08/2057m 13s

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 6m

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
06/08/2050m 29s

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 11m

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
04/08/2030m 56s

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
03/08/201h 0m

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 12m

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
30/07/2050m 31s

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 3m

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
28/07/2030m 40s

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 14m

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 7m

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
23/07/2053m 37s

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
22/07/2047m 58s

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
21/07/2036m 1s

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
20/07/2056m 27s

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 8m

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
15/07/2055m 20s

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 6m

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 15m

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 4m

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
26/06/201h 2m

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 16m

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 16m

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 6m

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 5m

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 12m

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 16m

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 3m

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 3m

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 10m

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
22/05/201h 0m

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 5m

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
15/05/2058m 25s

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 6m

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 13m

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 3m

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
01/05/2058m 31s

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 4m

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
24/04/201h 0m

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 10m

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
17/04/2056m 46s

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 8m

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 10m

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
08/04/2059m 10s

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 15m

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 18m

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
28/03/2041m 9s

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
28/03/2050m 47s

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
28/03/201h 2m

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 13m

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 5m

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
28/03/2030m 21s

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 25m

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
28/03/201h 0m

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 15m

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
28/03/2054m 23s

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
27/03/2052m 56s
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