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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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Tupac Shakur Pt. 2

His untimely death in 1996 left fans searching for answers. Some say Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight helped orchestrate his murder, but sightings of the late rapper have sparked theories that Tupac is still alive? And that he may even be performing in disguise. 
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Tupac Shakur Pt. 1

In 1996, rap artist Tupac Shakur was shot and killed just off the Las Vegas Strip. Many believe his assailants were members of the Los Angeles Southside Crips, but no one has ever been convicted of his murder. In fact, some say that Tupac Shakur may still be alive...
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John Dillinger Pt. 2

He was killed by police outside Chicago's Biograph Theater on July 22nd, 1934. But some theorists believe John Dillinger used an innocent man as a decoy to fake his own death. And he may have even had help from the FBI and other inside sources throughout his criminal career.
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John Dillinger Pt. 1

By the 1930s, John Dillinger pulled off 24 bank heists and three jailbreaks?making him Public Enemy Number One. He was one of the most famous celebrity criminals in history, until he was shot and killed by the FBI outside Chicago's Biograph Theater in 1934.
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The Federal Reserve Pt. 2

Since its establishment in 1913, the Federal Reserve has been primed for conspiracies. Some believe it was the Fed that intentionally caused the Great Depression. Others claim they had a hand in JFK's assassination. While many feel the Fed might be part of a secret society's plot to establish a New World Order.
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The Federal Reserve Pt. 1

In 1910, six wealthy bankers met in secret on Jekyll Island, Georgia. There, they drafted up the plans for America's centralized bank, better known today as, The Federal Reserve. "The Fed" is completely autonomous from the U.S. government making it one of the most powerful private organizations in the world.
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Introducing SOLVED MURDERS: TRUE CRIME MYSTERIES, A Parcast Original Series!

To commemorate its fourth anniversary, Parcast and the team behind Unsolved Murders are taking a closer look at what it takes to catch a killer. In the new series Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, you'll follow the clues and uncover the missing pieces to some of history's most gripping cases. Every Wednesday, join hosts Carter and Wenndy as they explore the days, months, and even years leading up to a killer being caught. Each episode plays out like a classic murder mystery?where the final reveal is nearly as shocking as the murder itself. Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries is only available on Spotify. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on the infamous ?in cold blood? murders of the Clutter Family. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Solved Murders: True Crime Mysteries, free and only on Spotify.
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The Mandela Effect

In 2010, word spread online that things around the world were changing. From beloved children's books to the titles of movies, people were finding out that what they had once remembered as fact was now false. This is now known as the Mandela Effect, and people are still trying to figure out its cause.
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Simulation Hypothesis

The Matrix is considered to be one of the greatest science fiction films of all time. But what if its central idea was based more in fact than fiction? The Simulation Theory suggests that every living thing today is living inside of a computer simulation. And some of the greatest minds of our time believe it may be true...
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When a major earthquake hit the Caribbean in 2010, conspiracy theorists started studying the skies?noting peculiar low-frequency wavelengths. Between environmental catastrophes, a failed NASA mission, and government mind control technologies, HAARP's weather-modifying apparatus has been blamed for altering far more than just the weather.
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After his sudden death in 1943, Nikola Tesla never saw his plans for an earth-shaking death ray to fruition. But in the late 1980s, it's possible the government did. Switching hands from major gas corporations to U.S. Department of Defense teams, the High Auroral Research Program in Alaska raised far more questions than they did answers.
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Introducing FAMOUS FATES: FALLS FROM GRACE, A Parcast Original Series!

Famous Fates is back with a brand new season, titled Falls From Grace! Join hosts Carter and Vanessa as they return to examine some of the most accomplished?and controversial?people to ever live. You?ll discover what drove these history-makers to be so successful in their respective fields? And what led to their ultimate disgrace. Available for free and only on Spotify, Falls From Grace will release two episodes every Wednesday, each focusing on a different notable figure. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our new season on the controversial life of film director Howard Hughes. If you want to listen to the full episode, follow Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, free and only on Spotify.
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The Business Plot Pt. 2

After General Butler's claims were heard by the Special Committee on Un-American Activities in 1934, he was called a liar and a fraud. But others believed the respected General's testimony was authentic, and the Committee may have been in on the fascist plan.
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The Business Plot Pt. 1

In the 1930s, many felt that Franklin Delano Roosevelt?'s New Deal program erred too far on the side of socialism. A former U.S. General was subsequently roped into a plan to overthrow FDR in an attempt to establish a new fascist regime.
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Adolf Hitler Pt. 2

Demonic possession, alien technology, and a secret base in Antarctica?it all seems like the stuff of science fiction. But for many, it's the explanation for how Adolf Hitler rose to power...and how he might have survived World War II.
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NEW: Adolf Hitler Pt. 1

We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of Conspiracy Theories today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Many have wondered how someone as evil as Adolf Hitler came to power. Between his rise from anonymous artist to fanatical dictator, his obsession with so-called miracle weapons, and his final days in an underground bunker, some feel as though there is more to Hitler's story.
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Nibiru Pt. 2

After publishing his books in the 1970s, followers of Zecharia Sitchin began to search for clues that the inhabitants of Nibiru actually visited Earth. Some even claim that Nibiru was tied to the Mayan Apocalypse theory?and that future contact with the mysterious planet is inevitable.
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Nibiru Pt. 1

In the 1970s, author and researcher Zecharia Sitchin discovered the prospect of an additional planet in our solar system called Nibiru. After a close examination of ancient Sumerian texts, Sitchin wrote a series of books to prove that the ancient people had not only found the planet, but had been in contact with its inhabitants.
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Parcast Classic: Operation Paperclip Pt. 1

Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! Following WWII, a secret CIA mission was put in place to recruit Germany?s top scientific minds in an effort to help America?s space and defense program stay ahead of the Soviets during the Cold War.
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Project MKUltra Pt. 2

Dr. Sidney Gottlieb ran the CIA's mind control program up until the 1970s without the public's knowledge. He may have even ordered hits on his employees to keep the project under wraps. But some still believe sub-projects under MKUltra's heading may have gone on to thrive...
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Project MKUltra Pt. 1

During the height of the Cold War, the United States scrambled to compete with the Soviets. As paranoia over espionage and mind control festered, the C.I.A. decided to create their own "Special Interrogation" Program that inevitably led to testing hallucinatory drugs on unwitting American Civilians.
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The Technological Singularity Pt. 2

We?ve made enormous strides in the development of intelligent machines. But officially, the Technological Singularity is a long way off. Some computer scientists even think it will never happen. But some theories suggest that it could actually play out?or has already.
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The Technological Singularity Pt. 1

Technologies exist today that could lay the groundwork for the development of fully conscious artificial intelligence. It begs the question: could our own technology replace us as the dominant intelligent species on Earth? 
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Bohemian Grove Pt. 2

Paganism. Human sacrifice. A ?New World Order.? The Bohemian Club has been accused of plenty since its founding in 1872. But what's really happening in the depths of Bohemian Grove? And why don't they want the world to know?
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Conspiracy Theories Rewind: Are Diamonds Really Rare? Pt. 1

On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Conspiracy Theories that you might have missed!  Diamonds are considered one of the world?s most valuable gemstones. But what if their prices are high due to brilliant marketing and supply monopoly tactics, not because of their rarity? And if that?s the case, are diamonds just a run-of-the-mill gemstone?
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Bohemian Grove Pt. 1

Deep in the heart of the redwood forests is a 2,700-acre plot of land called the Bohemian Grove, home to an exclusive, secret gentleman?s fraternity known as the ?Bohemian Club.? Each July, the club hosts a two-week festival that could be described as a bacchanal for the world?s most prominent and influential men.
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The Phantom Dark Age Pt. 2

In the late 1980s, historical revisionist, Heribert Illig recognized a massive discrepancy in our calendar. Illig began to construct his Phantom Time Hypothesis in an effort to prove that Otto III fabricated 297 years of history, therefore explaining why the Dark Ages were so dark after all.
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The Phantom Dark Age Pt. 1

In the year 1000 CE, Otto III and Pope Sylvester II met to discuss their plans on how to emulate the Second Coming of Christ. Their meeting may have resulted in a 297 year jump that immediately placed them in the new millennium...meaning we may not be living in the year 2020, but instead, 1723.
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The Great Airship Mystery Pt. 2

After thousands of witnesses reported mysterious airship sightings across the continental United States in the late 1890s, three major conspiracy theories arose?offering three very different explanations.
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Conspiracy Theories Rewind: Reverse Engineering Pt. 1

On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Conspiracy Theories that you might have missed!  It?s a conspiracy theory dating back to 1947, about the U.S. Government developing bits and pieces of technology from crashed UFOs. They figure out how the alien tech works, and then feed said technology into American industry.
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The Great Airship Mystery Pt. 1

Between November 1896 and May 1897, thousands of mysterious flying objects were spotted across the continental U.S. All that remains of the official story are the newspaper articles. But were they part of the cover-up?
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Government Poisoned Alcohol Pt. 2

By Christmas 1926, New York City hospitals were flooded with those suffering from alcohol poisoning. As medical examiners began to investigate the rising death toll, they deduced that the consumed moonshine contained poisonous ingredients that could only come from one organization?the U.S. Government.
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Government Poisoned Alcohol Pt. 1

Between 1920 and 1933, it was illegal to make, sell, or transport alcohol in the United States. Bootleggers and rum-runners, funded by gangsters, flooded the United States with alcohol. When the government still couldn?t get people to stop drinking alcohol during Prohibition, they hatched a plan that put lives at risk.
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Best of 2019: Watergate Pt. 2

Here?s one of our listeners? most requested episodes of 2019: Richard Nixon resigned on August 9th, 1974, but Watergate was far from over. The scandal spawned a number of bizarre and mysterious conspiracy theories.
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Best of 2019: Watergate Pt. 1

Here?s one of our listeners? most requested episodes of 2019: On June 17th, 1972, five men were caught breaking into the offices of the DNC at the Watergate Complex in Washington D.C. Over the next two years, journalists and congressional investigators worked to expose the White House?s involvement and cover-up of the crime.
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Dorothy Kilgallen Pt. 2

Did Dorothy Kilgallen really die from an accidental overdose? Or was the famous journalist murdered because of information she uncovered during her investigation into JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald's assassinations?
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Dorothy Kilgallen Pt. 1

She was an American journalist and T.V. personality who died while investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The official cause of death was a lethal combination of alcohol and barbiturates. Did Dorothy Kilgallen die from her own vices, or did she know too much?
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Remote Viewing Pt. 2

Not everyone is so convinced that the CIA terminated Stargate Project in 1995 because remote viewing wasn?t working. All of which posit that Stargate Project found out too much information?not too little.
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Remote Viewing Pt. 1

Is the human mind capable of seeing far off places or objects without needing to be physically there? The CIA claims their scientific attempts to prove its existence failed. But not everybody agrees.
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Flat Earth Pt. 2

In 1838, Samuel Birley Rowbotham waded into the shallow waters of England?s Old Bedford River to conduct an experiment. His findings would conclude, according to him, that the Earth was flat. His teachings have since sparked a movement of believers called the "flat earthers."
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Flat Earth Pt. 1

For as long as humans have believed the Earth was round, there have been skeptics. But could Aristotle, Magellan, NASA and over 2,000 years of historical beliefs all be wrong? 
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William Shakespeare Pt. 2

If William of Stratford never received a proper education, how could he have written such learned plays? Historians have their own ideas, providing possible explanations about the person?or people?behind the pen.
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William Shakespeare Pt. 1

Many historians believe William Shakespeare is the greatest playwright who ever lived. Many don?t?citing theories of theft to explain his library of work. 
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Amelia Earhart Pt. 2

What would have been a historic global circumnavigation in 1937, turns into the disappearance of one of the world?s greatest pilots. But not everyone is convinced by the ?facts? surrounding the crash. 
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Amelia Earhart Pt. 1

A record-breaking aviatrix who became a symbol for adventure vanishes in 1937. During an ambitious global circumnavigation, Amelia and her navigator fell prey to technical difficulties and crashed into the ocean. But not everyone is convinced that this could have led to the death of the greatest pilot of her time.
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Elvis Presley Pt. 2

Did the King of Rock ?n' Roll kick the bucket due to a drug overdose? Or did an out of shape?past his prime?lonely rockstar intentionally find his way out of the spotlight?
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Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley was one of the most successful musicians of all time and was one of the most famous men on the planet at the time of his death in 1977, at the young age of 42. But some question the official story of his passing and claim instead that the King faked his death to escape the immense pressures of his unprecedented fame. Sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month! Go to and use discount code CONSPIRACY!
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The Georgia Guidestones Pt. 2

For nearly four decades, locals and tourists have wondered at the purpose behind the bizarre granite slabs that sit on a hill in Elbert County, Georgia. Though they may just be the passion project of an eccentric rich man, the instructions that are inscribed on the slabs hint at something more sinister.  Sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month! Go to and use discount code CONSPIRACY. 
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The Georgia Guidestones

A bizarre monument made of granite and bearing a list of instructions for humanity?s survival exists on a hill in Georgia. While these Guidestones may just be an eccentric project of an anonymous man with too much time and money, there has long been a theory that they actually link to the dogma of some secret, sinister society. 
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Ancient Astronauts Pt. 2

The Great pyramid of Giza. The Nazca Lines. The Moai Statues of Easter Island. Long considered engineering feats of ancient civilizations, there are some theories that are still discussed today that these ancient monuments may be the work of extraterrestrial civilizations. 
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