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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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Chappaquiddick & Senator Ted Kennedy

On July 18th, 1969, Ted Kennedy, the youngest son of Joseph Kennedy Sr., drove his car off of a single lane bridge into a pond, resulting in the death of his female passenger. He wouldn't report the accident for ten hours, and in doing so set the scene for an investigation that would lead to more questions than answers.

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2019-07-24
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The Denver Airport Pt. 2

The Denver International Airport is the largest airport in the United States. Since it opened in 1995, the weird art and unanswered questions about the construction have led to all manner of conspiracies about secret bunkers, sinister societies, and hidden messages.

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2019-07-17
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The Denver Airport

In 1995, the Denver International Airport opened 16 months over schedule and nearly 2 billion dollars over budget. In the nearly 25 years since, all manner of conspiracies have plagued the airport, centered around the weird art, unusual architecture, and unanswered questions about the airport's construction.  

Parcasters - George and Barbara Kogan had a happy marriage before a younger woman entered the scene. When millions of dollars are on the line, love becomes slightly more complicated. Listen to our new episode of Crimes of Passion on Spotify, or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!

2019-07-10
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Operation Mockingbird Pt. 2

Officially, Operation Mockingbird was a brief wiretap of two journalists in the early 1960s. But there has long been a conspiracy that Mockingbird was really a much broader endeavor that involved some of the most prominent journalists of the 20th century. 

Parcasters - Cults...UFOs...Nazis? If you don?t know about the Vril Society, you?re in for a treat! This group allegedly developed flying saucers for the Third Reich. Search for Extraterrestrials on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals.

2019-07-03
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Operation Mockingbird

In the fallout of the Watergate scandal, a number of the CIA?s black ops operations were revealed to the public in the early 1950s. Among them was a decades old operation that saw CIA agents using journalists, both domestic and foreign, to gather intelligence and spread pro-American propaganda.

Parcasters - On Female Criminals we dig into The Everleigh Club, a brothel run in turn of the century Chicago by sisters Ada and Minna. Learn more about this underground den on Female Criminals, listen on Spotify or anywhere you listen to podcasts!
2019-06-26
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The Crack Epidemic Pt. 2

Over the past three decades, more and more details about the US government?s involvement in cocaine trafficking have trickled into the public eye. With each new revelation, it starts to look less like the Reagan administration was merely complicit in the crack epidemic - and more like they actively conspired to create it.

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2019-06-19
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The Crack Epidemic

In the 1980s, a super-potent new form of cocaine swept through the streets of America, leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. At the same time, the Reagan administration was doing business with drug traffickers all over Latin America, and turning a blind eye to the chaos.   

Parcasters - This week on Crimes of Passion we look into a blood feud that ravaged post-Civil War Texas! Listen to this incredible tale at parcast.com/passion
2019-06-12
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The North American Union Pt. 2

In 2007, a lone conspiracy theorist proposed that the greatest threat to American sovereignty wasn?t a foreign enemy, or even a rising dictator - it was the North American Union, a secret plot to unite the US, Canada, and Mexico into one super-country. 

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2019-06-05
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The North American Union

In the mid-2000s, rumors began to circulate that President George W. Bush, Mexico?s President Vicente Fox, and Canada?s Prime Minister Paul Martin were conspiring to fuse their borders, currencies, and policies. The new super nation would be called the North American Union.

Parcasters - This week on Crimes of Passion we explore the startling act of revenge undertaken by two sisters who viciously murder their mother's abusive boyfriend. Tune in now at parcast.com/passion
2019-05-29
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The Cancer Cure Pt. 2

If a cure for cancer was discovered, millions of lives would be saved - and billions of dollars would be lost by the pharmaceutical companies that manufacture chemotherapy drugs. How far would Big Pharma go to protect their profits?

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2019-05-22
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The Cancer Cure

Since its founding in 1906, the Food & Drug Administration has been responsible for protecting the health and safety of American consumers. But some worry the FDA might be doing more harm than good, especially when it comes to one of the most fatal diseases in modern history: cancer.

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2019-05-15
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The Sinking of Atlantis Pt. 2

Atlantis has captivated scholars and theorists for generations. It?s potential existence presents an existential question for every modern society. Will advanced technology save us in the face of overwhelming peril? Finding Atlantis could be the key to answering this question. 

Parcasters - Brenda Spencer loaded her rifle at Grover Cleveland Elementary school, she would end up killing two people. Her reason? She didn?t like Mondays. Learn more in today?s episode of Female Criminals! Available now at parcast.com/criminals
2019-05-08
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The Sinking of Atlantis

A legend, used as a political allegory by the ancient philosopher Plato. But over the centuries, countless amateur historians and archaeologists have asserted that the lost island really existed - and one of them may have actually located it.

Parcasters - If you lived through the Titanic, would you ever work on a ship again? Violet Jessop did, and you won't believe what happened. Check out our two episode series on Miss Unsinkable, at parcast.com/survival

2019-05-01
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The Lincoln Assassination Pt. 2

When Union troops cornered John Wilkes Booth in a remote barn after his assassination of President Lincoln in 1865, they were given strict orders to take him alive. However, Booth was shot to death, without provocation, dying before he could be interrogated or tried for the crime. 

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2019-04-24
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The Lincoln Assassination

At the close of the Civil War in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was killed by a conspiracy of Confederate sympathizers led by actor John Wilkes Booth. But some contend that the conspiracy didn't begin or end with Booth and his accomplices - someone much more powerful was pulling the strings.


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2019-04-17
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Operation Northwoods Pt. 2

In 1962, the CIA proposed staging a false flag operation to drum up public support for a war on Cuba. Officially, this plan never went into effect. But some believe a plan based on Operation Northwoods was carried out nearly 40 years later, on September 11th, 2001.

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2019-04-10
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Operation Northwoods

In April 1959, Fidel Castro visited the White House to meet with Vice President Richard Nixon. By the end of the meeting, Nixon knew they would never be friends, but he couldn't have imagined how formidable an enemy Castro would become.
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2019-04-03
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The AIDS Epidemic Pt. 2

While thousands of previously healthy people were suddenly falling ill and dying throughout the '80s and '90s, everyone was looking for answers. Some of these answers might be found in the resume of Robert Gallo, a U.S. military contractor who developed bioweapon viruses in the late '60s and early '70s...and was one of the first people to identify the HIV virus in 1983.

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2019-03-27
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The AIDS Epidemic

In the late '70s, a mysterious disease cropped up in the U.S. where healthy young people were suddenly dying and doctors couldn't explain why. By the early 1980s, nearly 1000 U.S. citizens had died from AIDS. Some wonder if the U.S. government was intentionally ignoring the disease, or if they engineered the epidemic as a population control scheme.

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2019-03-20
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The Moon Landing Pt. 2

Low-resolution footage. Shadows that don't quite line up. Visible prop markers on rocks. If the 1969 moon landing was staged, it wasn't done meticulously. Questions remain about the discrepancies in the photos and videos taken aboard the Apollo 11 mission. Perhaps faking a moon landing was even harder than actually putting a man on the moon.

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2019-03-13
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The Moon Landing

Half a billion viewers around the world tuned in to watch Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon's surface in 1969. It was one of the greatest television moments in history - and many suggest Stanley Kubrick should have received a Best Director award for the broadcast. Even today, there's considerable speculation that putting a man on the moon is a task too difficult for even the best astronauts to accomplish.

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2019-03-06
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The Fate of Rudolph Hess Pt. 2

When a 93-year-old Nazi war criminal was found dead in Spandau Prison in 1987, some refused to believe the official verdict of suicide by hanging. Doctors were baffled that the weak, elderly prisoner had the strength to hang himself. The timing of Rudolph Hess?s death was suspicious as well. After spending 50 years in prison, he was finally going to be released. 


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2019-02-27
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The Fate of Rudolph Hess

War criminal and powerful Nazi, Rudolf Hess, was sentenced to 50 years in prison at the Nuremberg Trials. In 1987, official reports agreed he died from suicide by hanging himself inside the Spandau Prison. However, Hess' son claims he was murdered by the British Secret Intelligence Service to prevent him from revealing pertinent information. 

Parcasters - You might call the death of Rudolf Hess unsolved. You can check out our UNSOLVED MURDERS podcast if you want to try to solve more puzzling deaths. Listen now at parcast.com/unsolved

2019-02-20
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Roswell Pt. 2

What many thought was a weather balloon turned out to be a top-secret surveillance craft being used to spy on the Soviets. Surviving witnesses have all given different and contradictory versions of what happened, some more sensational than others. Regardless of what theory you believe, UFOlogists have been captivated by Roswell ever since the 1950s. 

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2019-02-13
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Roswell

One morning in 1947 a rancher discovered debris on his property in Roswell, New Mexico. The debris didn?t look recognizable and the army was quickly called to the scene to declare it as a crashed weather balloon? but that?s not the only story. Many believe aliens were found at the scene of the crash, even leading a mortician to request a coffin that could fit alien bodies. 

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2019-02-06
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The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Pt. 2

April 4th, 1968 marks the day one of the most powerful public speakers and civil rights activists was tragically murdered by James Earl Ray. Many people believe, including some of Martin Luther King Jr.?s very own children, that the ?lone? gunman didn?t actually act alone. Authorities have investigated the case, but haven?t found conclusive results. 

Parcasters - After this episode of Conspiracy Theories, check out our new show Extraterrestrial and learn about the abduction of Barney and Betty Hill. Listen at parcast.com/extraterrestrial.


2019-01-30
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The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

James Earl Ray, a 40-year-old escaped convict, pleaded guilty to the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison without trial. But years later, Ray claimed he didn?t act alone. He was a mere pawn at the center of a dark and twisty conspiracy to kill the civil rights activist. 

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2019-01-21
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Welcome Trailer!

The truth is rarely the only story. Every Wednesday, we take a skeptical look at history's most controversial events and cover-ups? What's really at Area 51? How did Princess Diana die? Are the Illuminati controlling everything? Conspiracy Theories premieres Wednesday January 31st. Here is a sneak peek.
2018-01-17
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2013-12-31
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