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In the decades following the 1947 Roswell crash, researchers investigated rumors of classified government projects, UFOs and mysterious wreckage. Some scholars believe they've found an explanation: the top-secret program known as MOGUL.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Roswell: The First Reports

When an object crashed outside of Roswell, New Mexico in 1947, initial reports from both civilians and intelligence officers described the wreckage as a disc. But within a day the story changed. What happened, exactly? Tune in to learn more.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Deceptive Brain: Hate

It's true that love can mess with perceptions, but what about other emotions? This installment of the deceptive brain series asks how hate affects the brain, and how scientists are learning to measure a person's level of contempt and dislike.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Deceptive Brain: How Love Works

It's been said that love is blind, and it is true that the brain isn't the most objective observer to begin with. But what happens when you are actually in love? Tune in to learn more about your deceptive brain on love.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Pearl Harbor: A Sneak Attack?

Widely known as the "a date that will live in infamy", Pearl Harbor was the attack that lead to U.S. involvement in WWII. However, did the government know of the impending attack or worse, let it occur?

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: John F. Kennedy Revisited

According to a 2003 poll, 70% of Americans don't believe the official account of the Kennedy assassination. Various researchers have accused everyone from China to Cuba, but why does one author believe there was a different conspiracy at play?

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: What is the Codex Alimentarius?

The FDA is meant to protect consumers, but some conspiracy theorists believe it was built to control the food supply. In fact, they claim UN accords take this plan one step further. Why? Tune in to learn more about food supply conspiracies.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Private Armies, Part 2: The Future of War

In the second part of this series we follow up on the future of private military forces: Who's hiring them? Where are they deployed? Are privatized armies the future of war? Tune in to learn more.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Private Armies, Part 1: Blackwater

In this episode, we begin our series on private armies with a look into the company formerly known as Blackwater USA.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Edward Bernays, Part 3: The Legacy

We explore the legacy in public relations that has been left behind by Edward Bernays.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Edward Bernays - Part 2: How to Sell a War and Start a Civil War In Another Country

In this episode, learn how Edward Bernays used his skills to assist US Presidents and global corporations as they waged war on Guatemala.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Edward Bernays - Part 1: Of Cigarettes and Suffragettes

Nowadays Edward Bernays, often called "the Father of Public Relations," remains a relatively obscure figure. His legacy, however, is thriving around the globe, and his techniques are found in everything from the food we eat to the things we believe.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Water Wars 2: Privatization

Privatization advocates claim private-public partnerships are the most cost-efficient, reliable way to get water to the world's poor -- but critics tell a very different story.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: The Truth and Inspiration Behind Werewolf Legends

Now staples in monster and horror movies, many ancient civilizations actually believed humans could turn into the werewolf monster of legend. What made this strange phenomenon so believable? Watch to find out.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: The Sudden Disappearance of Bees

Recently, U.S. beekeepers have reported a disturbing increase in hive failures. Experts are still trying to learn what's driving the collapse of these hives -- but some conspiracy theorists claim the government knew about this before it hit the news.

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know: Water Wars 1: Scarcity

With such a strong dependence on water, it can be hard to envision a world without water. However, this could be the case, as privatization and even war over water could become very real.

Show Notes: Personhood

Riddle me this: When is a person not a person? Or, more accurately, when is a person not a human being?

Show Notes: Lost Cities?

Could modern civilization really lose entire cities? Could we do so on purpose? It's a wild idea, and a surprisingly persistent one.

Show Notes: Murder by Plane?

This week, Matt and I explored a curious trend in assassination theories: murder by plane.

Show Notes: Time Travel

Who wouldn't want to traverse the bounds of boring ol' second-to-second linear time and live the nomadic life of a roaming chrononaut?