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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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A Bram Stoker Classic from Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

Dracula wasn?t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker? In this retelling of ?The Judge?s House,? a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity ? then dread ? as he faces an evil man?s terrifying legacy. Listen to Part 1 right here, then search ?Haunted Places: Ghost Stories? to hear Part 2, when the Judge himself comes calling?  Haunted Places: Ghost Stories is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Every Thursday, find a new tale of terror from some of history?s greatest authors. Listen free on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-25
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Ron Brown Pt. 2

On April 3rd, 1996, the weather in Croatia wasn't great ? but it wasn't bad enough to explain why experienced Air Force pilots crashed into a mountain. Many suspect that Ron Brown's flight was sabotaged by a terrorist organization, the Croatian government, or maybe even by the Clintons themselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-24
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Ron Brown Pt. 1

In 1996, during a trade mission to Croatia, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown and 34 other passengers died in a plane crash ? one that seemed too bizarre to chalk up to an accident. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-22
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Peak Oil Pt. 2

Many experts believe the world will run out of oil in the next 30 years, and some people think the looming scarcity inspired unconscionable acts ? like the Iraq War in 2003. But there might be massive reserves under our feet that oil companies don't want you to know about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-17
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Peak Oil Pt. 1

In 1859, a prospector invented modern drilling technology and kicked off an oil rush in the United States. Countless corporations made themselves rich through mass extraction ? but according to one geologist and physicist, the world is on track to run out of fuel by 2050. When that happens, society as we know it may collapse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-15
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Danny Casolaro & The Octopus Pt. 2

Was Danny Casolaro murdered for getting too close to The Octopus? What had his investigations uncovered? And were his sources framed and defamed for helping him?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-10
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Danny Casolaro & The Octopus Pt. 1

In the early ?90s, investigative journalist Danny Casolaro claimed he?d stumbled upon a clandestine organization made up of top government officials. Just as he was preparing to publish an exposé, he was found dead in his hotel room. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-08
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The NFL's Concussion Coverups Pt. 2

What took the NFL so long to admit the threat of traumatic brain injuries? Some suggest the dangers are widely overblown. Others claim the NFL took a page from Big Tobacco?s disinformation playbook. And still others insist the League ignored the issue because of systemic racism.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-03
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The NFL's Concussion Coverups Pt. 1

Could one of America's favorite pastimes be a silent killer? For decades, the National Football League overlooked the effects of repeat concussions in their athletes ? and some players continue to pay the cost in the form of depression, violent behavior, even suicide. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-02-01
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Deepwater Horizon Pt. 2

Theories multiplied in online and radio discourse about the true perpetrators of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Was it the oil companies themselves, North Korea, or even radical environmentalist groups? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-27
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Deepwater Horizon Pt. 1

In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and then sank, kickstarting one of the largest oil spills in history. The companies who ran the rig became targets of lawsuits and heavy government regulation ? but was the world looking at the wrong culprits? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-25
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Brittany Murphy?s Death Pt. 2

Fans believed it was no coincidence that Brittany and her husband Simon died six months apart from the same complications. Some suspected toxic mold in the home. Others found a suspicious connection to the DHS. And her estranged father began casting doubt on her mother, claiming foul play.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-20
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Welcome to the Family: The Kennedys

They?re a powerful political dynasty with no shortage of tragedies, scandals and controversies. Ahead of the 60th anniversary of John F. Kennedy?s inauguration, revisit the most shocking moments in the Kennedy family history ? from conspiracies and cover-ups to assassinations and affairs ? in this Parcast limited series.  All 12 episodes are available January 19th. Listen free, only on Spotify.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-19
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Brittany Murphy?s Death Pt. 1

Her breakout role in 1995?s ?Clueless? made her America?s sweetheart. But was Brittany Murphy also a murder victim? The 32-year-old died under mysterious circumstances in 2009, and when her widower died of the exact cause just months later, Murphy?s mobster father cried ?murder.? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-18
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Operation Gladio Pt. 2

For decades, the C.I.A. funded Operation Gladio and hid it from the public. They may have also used their weapons and agents in an attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II, and kill former Italian Prime Minister, Aldo Moro. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-13
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Operation Gladio Pt. 1

During the Cold War, a secret military operation hid hundreds of weapons caches throughout Europe. They trained resistance fighters and prepared for a Communist invasion, and may have also orchestrated a series of devastating terrorist attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-11
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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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2021-01-04
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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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-11-30
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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!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
2020-09-02
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