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Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy Theories

The truth is rarely the best story. And when it?s not the only story, the truth deserves another look. Every Wednesday, we tell the complicated stories behind the world?s most controversial events and possible cover-ups. Conspiracy? Maybe. Coincidence? Maybe. Complicated? Absolutely. Conspiracy Theories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

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Asbestos Cover-Up Pt. 2

Secret files, vanished reports, called-in favors? How far did corporations, lobbyists, and possibly even high-ranking U.S. politicians go to protect the billion dollar asbestos industry? 
2021-01-06
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The Asbestos Cover-Up Pt. 1

Once called a ?magical mineral,? asbestos was used in everything from curtains to cigarette filters in the 20th century. But as its health hazards became alarmingly apparent, America?s asbestos giants buried the truth of their deadly product.
2021-01-04
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Superstitions Special: New Year?s Eve Festivities

The clock?s winding down on the final moments of the year and people around the world are putting their charms and traditions to work, shoring up good fortune for the future. But it?s not always our own personal luck that?s on the line? In this story, a night of superstitions weaves together the fates of merrymakers eager for fresh starts.  This episode is presented by Superstitions, a Spotify Original from Parcast. Follow Superstitions free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
2020-12-31
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The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 3)

For decades, family members and sleuths have tried to determine what really happened the night of the fire. As of yet, they have been unsuccessful. But the clues remain, the questions linger, and the case unofficially stays open?  This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history?s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
2020-12-21
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The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 2)

In the aftermath of the fire, a startling number of tips, twists, and witnesses came forward regarding the fate of the Sodder children. Their father, George, followed the clues for decades, driven by a suspicion of the ?official? story and a belief that the blaze was no accident. This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history?s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 
2020-12-21
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The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 1)

Early Christmas day in 1945, Jennie Sodder woke up to her house on fire. The blaze consumed her home, and five of her young children. Or did it? Strange events, prescient remarks, and a lack of human remains hinted at more nefarious ? though no less tragic ? outcomes.  This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history?s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.
2020-12-21
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Fernald School Pt. 2

During the Cold War, the U.S. government funded radiation experiments on unwitting civilians ? including a group of boys at Fernald. Who else was subjected to lab-rat treatment by the government? And can we be sure their covert experiments have stopped? 
2020-12-16
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Fernald School Pt. 1

Originally billed as an education center for people with intellectual disabilities, the Fernald School exploited thousands of kids for free labor. The institution was rife with abuse even before it became a testing ground for radiation experiments in the 1940s and ?50s.
2020-12-14
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Bermuda Triangle Pt. 2

This patch of ocean is at the center of famous disappearances, from the U.S.S. Cyclops to Naval Flight 19. Are they just coincidences? Or are more mysterious powers at play? 
2020-12-09
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Bermuda Triangle Pt. 1

Ships vanish. Planes disappear. And no wreckage ever seems to surface. The Bermuda Triangle in the Atlantic is known for its mysteries and deathly claims on countless lives ? dating all the way back to ancient Greece.
2020-12-07
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The Bible Code Pt. 2

Ever since the Bible code was deciphered, theorists have wondered who was responsible. Was it a gift from extraterrestrial life forms? The work of time travelers? Or perhaps the code lies only in the minds of those who believe it? 
2020-12-02
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The Bible Code Pt. 1

A hidden code embedded within Hebrew Scripture has predicted some of the world?s biggest events, from the Gulf War and the Great Depression to the 1969 moon landing.
2020-11-30
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Supernatural Crossover: MK-Ultra

Today we?re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Supernatural with Ashley Flowers on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!  In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson jumped out of a hotel window in New York City. His death was ruled a suicide, but decades later, word of a top-secret CIA program cast new light on the case. The program?s purpose? Assess the use of LSD? for mind control.
2020-11-23
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Introducing: Science Vs

Was the CIA involved in a devastating act of bioterrorism in the 1970s? On this episode of Science Vs, unravel a decades-old conspiracy theory involving pigs and the CIA. Listen here, then head over to Science Vs to binge more episodes on everything from 5G and pandemics to vaping and fast diets. There are a lot of fads, blogs and strong opinions ? but then there?s science. Follow Science Vs free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! 
2020-11-19
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Incident at Fort Benning Pt. 2

After spending years investigating the alien attack at Fort Benning, John Vasquez only found one other serviceman who remembered the events. Do both men share the same delusion, or did they really recover false memories?
2020-11-18
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Incident at Fort Benning Pt. 1

In the late summer of 1977, Private John Vasquez was allegedly abducted by aliens at Fort Benning, Georgia along with 1500 of his fellow soldiers.
2020-11-16
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Shag Harbour Incident Pt. 2

Over the decades, numerous theories have been proffered as to what, exactly, crashed in Shag Harbour, Canada. But whether it was a piece of Cold War technology, or an alien craft, there is ample evidence that it was extremely out of the ordinary.
2020-11-11
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Shag Harbour Incident Pt. 1

A sleepy Canadian fishing town gained international attention in 1967 when hundreds of people witnessed an unidentified flying object crash off the coast of Nova Scotia. There is still no official account as to what the object was, and the government claims to have found nothing in the water. The only clue left behind was a thick, shining foam.
2020-11-09
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The Bush Family Pt. 2

Three generations of the Bush political dynasty have conspiracy theories swirling around them, involving a connection to JFK?s death, the grave of a Native American leader, and a war undertaken for questionable motives.
2020-11-04
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The Bush Family Pt. 1

The official story of the Bush family?s rise in America is one of adventure, accomplishment and power. Where does that story begin, and how did they become one of the most powerful political dynasties in American history?
2020-11-02
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Project Beta Pt. 2

Paul Bennewitz?s 1981 report sparked multiple conspiracy theories, particularly around the Majestic 12 ? a secret government group tasked with investigating extraterrestrial life. It also suggested the use of alien technology in developing spacecraft, and proposed evidence of otherworldly interference. 
2020-10-28
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Project Beta Pt. 1

After witnessing multiple UFO sightings around Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, researcher Paul Bennewitz took matters into his own hands ? and in 1981, uncovered a secret base where he believed aliens were conspiring with the U.S. government.
2020-10-26
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True Horror: Top 10 Haunted Crime Scenes

Parcast Network is spinning a web of new shows and special programming to celebrate our favorite season. Follow us into the darkest depths of history, mystery, and the human mind ? starting with this episode of Crime Countdown! Hosts Ash and Alaina are ranking the top 10 haunted crime scenes, including an Irish castle with a deadly trap door and the home of a ghostly bride.  If you enjoy this episode, search Crime Countdown to find more passionate takes on top-ten rankings. Listen free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts! 
2020-10-22
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Mysterious Humming Pt. 2

It?s distracting at best, and destructive at worst ? but what actually causes the Hum? Some say it?s produced by active natural gas lines. Others point to military planes sending low-frequency transmissions. And a few suggest it?s a government attempt at mind control. 
2020-10-21
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Mysterious Humming Pt. 1

Since it was first reported in England in the 1970s, this low-frequency humming has spread around the world. No one has been able to trace its source.
2020-10-19
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Iran-Contra Pt. 2

Did the Republican Party plot to hide evidence of Ronald Reagan?s wrongdoing? What was Vice President George H.W. Bush's true role? And did the CIA help the Contras smuggle drugs ? and kick off the 1980s crack epidemic? 
2020-10-14
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All New! Superstitions

Every Wednesday, meet us at the intersection of chaos and fate? We?re unveiling the backstories and hidden lessons inside superstitions from around the world, and telling the stories of those who dare to defy them. Are these eerie codes of conduct simply about exerting control in an unpredictable world? Or can we truly sway supernatural forces to work in our favor? Enjoy this exclusive clip from our episode on black cats. Then search Superstitions to find more episodes, free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. 
2020-10-13
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Iran-Contra Pt. 1

Throughout the 1980s, Ronald Reagan's administration ran an illegal weapons trade right under Congress's nose. Even today, it's impossible to say for sure who was involved, due to the changing stories and possible cover-ups surrounding the Iran-Contra Affair.
2020-10-12
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Edgar Allan Poe Pt. 2

The official story of Poe?s ill-fated final journey isn?t the only story. Some believe he was robbed and died from a resulting injury. Or that he was murdered by his future in-laws. Or maybe he was taken prisoner by a gang and tortured? 
2020-10-07
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Edgar Allan Poe Pt. 1

Most historians believe literary icon Edgar Allan Poe died in 1849 of alcohol poisoning. But the circumstances of his death are baffling: Four days before he died, Poe turned up incoherent, wearing someone else?s clothes. What really happened during his delirious final days?
2020-10-05
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Aldo Moro Assassination Pt. 2

According to a CIA dossier, the Red Brigade was an unimpressive group of barely competent terrorists. Yet somehow, they managed to kidnap former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, hold him hostage, and murder him while avoiding capture. Was the Red Brigade getting bolder? Or did they get help from the CIA?
2020-09-30
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Aldo Moro Assassination Pt. 1

On March 16, 1978, a radical terrorist cell kidnapped former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, killing his bodyguards and snatching him from his vehicle with tactical precision. How did a tiny, underequipped guerrilla cell pull off one of the most notorious crimes in Italian history? And did they do it alone?
2020-09-28
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Mount Rushmore Pt. 2

The Black Hills Forest in South Dakota is home to Mount Rushmore. Some say that the area is a magnet for paranormal phenomenon. Others claim the monument itself serves as a Presidential Doomsday bunker. Or perhaps, the landmark is a time capsule meant for future civilizations.
2020-09-23
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Mount Rushmore Pt. 1

It?s been hailed as a ?shrine of democracy,? but Mount Rushmore?s history is filled with strong-arming and contention, starting with the stolen land it sits on. And though the sculptor?s designs were never officially completed, some say the U.S. government still has plans for the monument.
2020-09-21
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Montauk Project Pt. 2

The U.S. government refuses to comment on what went on at the Montauk Air Force Base. But several so-called "Montauk boys" have testified about their experiments with sex trafficking, brainwashing, and terrorism. Was Montauk a gruesome, predatory experiment? Or is the truth even more twisted than that?
2020-09-16
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Montauk Project Pt. 1

Officially decommissioned in 1981, the Montauk Air Force Base in New York is rumored to have been the site of government experiments with time travel and mind control. Its decades-old secrets began to unravel in 1984, when engineer Preston Nichols allegedly uncovered repressed memories of their sordid research.
2020-09-14
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The Phantom Punch Pt. 2

In his 1965 rematch with Muhammed Ali, heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston went down a little too easily. The suspicious defeat followed him until his mysterious death in 1971, which only fueled the rumors of foul play. 
2020-09-09
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The Phantom Punch Pt. 1

Charles ?Sonny? Liston was once the heavyweight boxing champion of the world: a human dreadnought built for fighting. But during a match with a newcomer in May 1965, Liston was sent to the mat by an unremarkable punch few spectators even noticed. How could the champion go down so easily?
2020-09-07
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Hollow Earth Pt. 2

If the world really is hollow, why have so many scientists covered up the evidence? Is it because the earth's interior holds the key to surviving an apocalypse? Or because it's home to an alien species. Or perhaps we've been living on the inside this whole time.
2020-09-02
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Hollow Earth Pt. 1

For centuries, human cultures around the world have maintained the earth is hollow?home to spiritual beings or monsters. The idea persisted through Norse legends, Greek mythology, Hindu texts? and into the modern era.
2020-08-31
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Fluoride Pt. 2

Fluoridated water may be one of the most controversial federal programs of the past century. In the 1950s, watchdogs argued fluoride was part of a communist plot. More recently, it's been linked to big business interests and mind control programs.
2020-08-26
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Fluoride Pt. 1

Nearly three out of four U.S. communities add fluoride to their water. Officially, the compound strengthens teeth and helps prevent cavities?but recent studies have suggested it might increase cancer risks and lower IQ. Is fluoridated water a medical marvel, or a poison? And why is the U.S. government afraid to address the evidence against it?
2020-08-24
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Special Series: OKC Bombing Pt. 4

Investigating the blast and compiling evidence was a huge undertaking. And in the 25 years since the Oklahoma City bombing, McVeigh was turned into something of a folk hero, with his rhetoric inspiring copycats and seeping into mainstream politics.
2020-08-19
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Special Series: OKC Bombing Pt. 3

On the morning of the attack, McVeigh parked a rental truck below the Murrah building?s daycare center. At 9am, he ignited the bomb?s two-minute fuse and fled. The explosion was catastrophic, and the day thereafter was filled with tragic deaths, miraculous survivals?and the hunt for the person at the center of it all.
2020-08-17
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Special Series: OKC Bombing Pt. 2

After coming of age in the early ?90s, Timothy McVeigh became increasingly radicalized against the U.S. government. Witnessing tragic events at Ruby Ridge and Waco motivated him to plan and execute the most devastating incident of domestic terrorism in American history.
2020-08-12
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Special Series: OKC Bombing Pt. 1

2020 marks the 25th anniversary of this devastating attack: On April 19, 1995, a U.S. Army veteran named Timothy McVeigh detonated a truck bomb outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people and injuring hundreds more.  Join us on a four-part series examining the event. In this first episode, we look at the historic underpinnings of domestic terrorism in the U.S., and chronicle the events that triggered McVeigh?s revenge against the government.
2020-08-10
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Jimmy Hoffa Pt. 2

Fifty years after Jimmy Hoffa's disappearance, no one knows how he died or where he was buried. Did the FBI push him out of a plane? Was he murdered by the notorious serial killer "The Iceman"? Or was it his best friend and mob associate, Frank "The Irishman" Sheeran?
2020-08-05
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Jimmy Hoffa Pt. 1

From the 1950s to 1970s, Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa was America's working class hero. But his ties to the mob landed him in hot water, and on July 30, 1975, Hoffa vanished outside of a Detroit restaurant?never to be seen again.
2020-08-03
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The Spear of Destiny Pt. 2

Some theories about the Spear of Destiny are as old as the lance itself. Does it actually hold occult powers and a terrible curse? Was it the reason Hitler invaded Austria? And is it possible that many of history's conquerors shared the same sword?or were there duplicates?
2020-07-29
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The Spear of Destiny Pt. 1

The lance that pierced Jesus on the cross is said to hold mystical powers. Passed down through history from Charlemagne to Otto I to Adolf Hitler, the Spear of Destiny brings impossible victories to those who wield it? and tragic death to those who abandon it.
2020-07-27
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