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 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 »

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Children, Catholicism and Conspiracy: An Epidemic of Abuse

 Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Children, Catholicism and Conspiracy: An Epidemic of Abuse

For decades rumors of child abuse in the Catholic Church were treated as just that: rumors. However, in recent years, evidence has emerged proving, beyond any reasonable doubt, that the authorities knew, and conspired to cover it up for years. See more »

Catholics, Children and Conspiracy: The Epidemic of Abuse

 Catholics, Children and Conspiracy: The Epidemic of Abuse

For decades various individuals and organizations with the Catholic Church were dogged by rumors of horrific abuse – and, eventually, it turned out that several of those rumors were true. But how far back does this abuse go, and how widespread is it? Listen in to learn more. See more »

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Clinton Conspiracies: 2016 Presidential Election

 Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Clinton Conspiracies: 2016 Presidential Election

In the second part of our series on the 2016 presidential election we explore the facts, fiction, controversy and conspiracy theories surrounding the Clinton campaign. See more »

Election, Part II: Top Clinton Conspiracies

 Election, Part II: Top Clinton Conspiracies

Mere days before the US election, it seems overwhelmingly likely that either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will become the next President of the United States. Both candidates have been the source of great controversy, and in the second part of this series we explore the facts, fiction, controversy and conspiracy theories surrounding the Clinton campaign. See more »

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Trump Conspiracies: 2016 Presidential Election

 Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Trump Conspiracies: 2016 Presidential Election

Donald Trump, like his rival Hillary Clinton, has been the subject of numerous conspiracy theories. But why? Tune in for a look at the allegations surrounding his campaign for president. Stay tuned for next week’s episode on the Clinton campaign. See more »

Election, Part I: Top Trump Conspiracies

 Election, Part I: Top Trump Conspiracies

Donald Trump has captured global attention in his campaign for the Presidency – and, like his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, no small amount of controversy. So is there any truth to the massive conspiracy theories surrounding Trump? Tune in to hear more about the facts and fiction of the Trump campaign, from the rumors of tax dodging to false flag candidates and more. (And don’t worry, folks, part II is all about the Clinton campaign.) See more »

What’s the US National Radio Quiet Zone?

 What’s the US National Radio Quiet Zone?

Tucked away in a stretch of rural land in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, the radio quiet zone is 13,000 square miles of near-total electronic silence. What’s going on in this area where cellphones don’t work and microwaves are illegal? Tune in to learn more. See more »

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: What’s in the National Quiet Zone?

 Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: What’s in the National Quiet Zone?

Across 1300 square miles in West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland a strange electronic silence looms heavily in the air. Cell phones don’t work, there’s only one radio station and government officials patrol the streets searching for illegal wifi. See more »

Skidoosh: The Listener Mail Episode

 Skidoosh: The Listener Mail Episode

Have you sent the guys an email, tweet or FB message? If so, tune in – you might just be on the air in this special episode of listener mail. See more »

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: The Battle of Los Angeles

 Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: The Battle of Los Angeles

In the early hours of February 25th, 1942, air raid sirens resounded across Los Angeles, California. The military fired roughly 1500 anti-aircraft machine gun rounds and artillery shells at some unknown object in the sky. So what really happened? See more »

Did aliens appear over Los Angeles?

 Did aliens appear over Los Angeles?

In the wee hours of February 25th, 1942, air raid sirens resounded across LA. Anti-aircraft guns fired the better part of 1500 shells at something. To many people, that mysterious UFO has yet to be identified, more than half a century later. So what really happened? See more »

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Have you met a psychopath?

 Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Have you met a psychopath?

How many psychopaths actually exist? Are they more common than studies would have you believe? Is it possible you've met one without knowing it? See more »

The Hidden World of Psychopaths

 The Hidden World of Psychopaths

How common are psychopaths? Is it possible that you've met one? Join the guys as they explore the fact, fiction and controversy surrounding one of the world's most widely misunderstood mental illnesses. See more »

Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Did NASA fake the moon landings?

 Stuff They Don't Want You to Know: Did NASA fake the moon landings?

For nearly 50 years a vocal group of people around the world have remained convinced that NASA faked the moon landings. But if that's the case, why? What would the motivations for a hoax be, and how on Earth could it remain a secret for so long? See more »