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 Did the CIA invent counterculture?

Why do so many people think the CIA invented the counterculture of the 1960s? See more »

Die Glocke: The Legend of the Nazi Bell

 Die Glocke: The Legend of the Nazi Bell

Like most other militaries of the time, the Nazi army conducted extensive classified research into all aspects of warfare, from rocketry to drugs, tank improvements and so on. They also delved into more exotic realms, and their endeavors remain a subject of enduring fascination in the modern age. Perhaps the most famous of these legendary experiments is something known as Die Glocke, or the Nazi Bell. But what is it supposed to be, exactly? What does it do? And, if it is real, where did it end up? See more »

The Sick, Sweet Secret of the Sugar Cover-up

 The Sick, Sweet Secret of the Sugar Cover-up

Everyone knows sugar in excessive amounts can have damaging effects on your health -- but just how bad is it, and why do people in the US still consume so much? Join the guys as they delve into the strange story of the decades-long sugar conspiracy. See more »

Did the US abandon soldiers in the Vietnam War?

 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 i99t? See more »

Does China Have Psychic Child Soldiers?

 Does China Have Psychic Child Soldiers?

Nowadays many people are familiar with the US government's bizarre psychic experiments -- but what about China's? Join the guys as they explore the strange phenomenon of China's psychic children. See more »

David Icke and the Rise of the Lizard People

 David Icke and the Rise of the Lizard People

It's one of the most outlandish conspiracy theories in history -- the idea that the world is secretly ruled by a shadowy cabal of half-human, half-alien reptilian creatures. And its most famous proponent has kept this idea in the public eye for decades. So who is David Icke? See more »

What happened to Elisa Lam?

 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? See more »

The NSA: Fact, Fiction and Fright

 The NSA: Fact, Fiction and Fright

Since the 1950s, the National Security Agency has been responsible for collecting, analyzing and verifying a vast amount of signals intelligence, ostensibly to protect the people of the United States. Over the decades the agency has grown to become one of the world's premiere repositories of intelligence -- everything from internet search histories to phone calls and texts, as well. In the final days of President Obama's administration the NSA was quietly allowed to share this information with every other US intelligence agency. So what happens next? See more »

Grimoires: Fact and Fiction

 Grimoires: Fact and Fiction

From fictional works like the Necronomicon to the all-too-real Key of Solomon, humanity has long been obsessed with the idea of ancient tomes holding hidden, unholy and possibly dangerous secrets. But where do these grimoires come from? How many are hoaxes, and are there any legitimate works out there? See more »

The Hemp Car Cover-up

 The Hemp Car Cover-up

Make no mistake: the United States is a car culture, and the extreme sprawl of the country means the vast majority of citizens can’t realistically live without their cars. This has inevitably led to enormous amounts of pollution and (some would argue) wars over the resources needed to keep the car culture going. So what if there was an alternative? Why would someone cover it up? See more »

Listener Appreciation 2017: The Cattle Witcher Edition

 Listener Appreciation 2017: The Cattle Witcher Edition

Have you written to your favorite conspiracy show lately? If so, tune in: Your message just might be on the air! Join Matt and Noel as they explore the latest, greatest - and, at times, strangest - tweets, emails and messages from the best audience in the history of podcasts. See more »

Did Sheldon Gosline Discover a Lost Civilization?

 Did Sheldon Gosline Discover a Lost Civilization?

For centuries self-assured academics believed Troy was a mythological city -- until, that is, the ruins were discovered. Over the span of history, the human species has lost people, cities and entire civilizations. Occasionally, governments don't want these lost empires to be found. So what happens when a controversial linguist claims to discover an ancient people spanning Iran to Southern C See more »

The Mystery of the Cagots

 The Mystery of the Cagots

For centuries communities in France and Spain practiced a brutal, widely-accepted system of discrimination against a group of families and individuals known as Cagots -- but who were these people? Where did they come from, and where are they now? See more »

The Search For Noah's Ark

 The Search For Noah's Ark

For centuries various groups claimed they'd discovered the remnants of Noah's Ark, the legendary wooden ship of Biblical fame. Despite controversy, skepticism and numerous dead ends, the search continues into the present day. And, what's more, several Ark hunters believe there's a conspiracy afoot -- the secular world knows the Ark is real, they argue, but work to suppress the truth. Why? See more »

Is the Military On Drugs?

 Is the Military On Drugs?

From the old stories of Viking Berserkers to the rise of the Assassins and more, humanity has spent millennia using drugs as a way to explore spirituality, repair the body -- and, sometimes, to gain an edge in combat. But how prevalent was this practice? How does it continue in the modern day? See more »

News: The Fake vs. The Real

 News: The Fake vs. The Real

The internet, while amazing, has given rise to the dangerous proliferation of misleading - or, in some cases, entirely fictitious- stories masquerading as news. So how can we outsmart the conspiracy of disinformation? See more »

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Why are people protesting in North Dakota?

 Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Why are people protesting in North Dakota?

You may have heard a bit about the North Dakota Access Pipeline in the news -- but probably not much. What's happening at the site of one the largest Native American protests in recent history, and why isn't it more widely reported in the US? See more »

What is Project Iceworm?

 What is Project Iceworm?

How many secret military bases exist around the world? How many of those are active, and how many abandoned? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they explore both the specific discovery of Project Iceworm and the larger practice of building top-secret bases around the globe. See more »

Who Built The Georgia Guidestones?

 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. See more »

What's Happening at the Dakota Access Pipeline?

 What's Happening at the Dakota Access Pipeline?

As of 2014, North Dakota has a population under 500,000 -- so you, like many others, may be wondering why over 1.6 million people used social media to check in to the state's Standing Rock reservation. Listen in to learn more about the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline, along with allegations of media suppression, state-sponsored violence and more. See more »