In the third installment of this continuing series on the human brain, we explore how electrical and magnetic stimulation may enhance performance in everything from memory retention to linguistic aptitude.
By any measure Mark Zuckerberg's social media site is an enormous success. But who actually owns Facebook, and why do some people believe it's owned by the U.S. government? Listen in to learn more about Facebook conspiracy theories.
Edward Snowden isn't the first former employee to raise concerns about the NSA's surveillance programs. Tune in to learn more about past whistleblowers, ongoing concerns, and why even NSA employees may be in the dark about the agency's actions.
In 2013 news of the NSA's surveillance program was leaked by Edward Snowden. As the public, pundits and the government scrambled to respond, questions arose: How much of this is true? What else does the NSA not want you to know?
Sure, it sounds like the hook in a Beach Boys song, but could electromagnetic vibrations actually affect the way to you behave and perceive the world? Could infrasound cause a person to believe they have seen a ghost? Tune in to learn more.
In certain parts of the world, groups of people from all walks of life claim to hear a continuous hum. Yet not everyone can hear this noise, and there's no hard proof of its existence. Tune in and learn more about the mysterious hum in this episode.
Over the past decades, the CIA has been accused of everything from selling guns to assassinating people. Yet that's not the craziest part: Some people believe the CIA is actually replacing its enemies. Tune in and learn more in this episode.
Although sightings of the Chupacabra were first reported in Puerto Rico, eyewitness reports soon began to arrive from across the Americas. But what exactly is this thing? Is it even real? Learn the craziest Chupacabra conspiracy theories in this episode.
Lobbying is a time-honored tradition in the United States, and it provides individuals, communities and private interest groups a tool to directly advocate their beliefs to elected officials. But with massive corruption, is it a constitutional right?
Audiences around the United States (and the world) tune in to watch the presidential debates. No one denies that the debates are important, but why do some groups think the debates are corrupt? Tune in to learn more.
When our buddies Josh and Chuck started filming their real-life TV show, we took a shot at auditioning. In this never-before-seen video, you'll see us make a tongue-in-cheek attempt at getting on TV. (Spoiler alert: It didn't work.)
The modern understanding of human history is a work in progress, and new discoveries regularly redefine, enrich and - at times - contradict society's existing interpretation. But could world powers really suppress information about lost cities?
Could the world's militaries really build lethal sonic weapons? Could infrasound really destroy a human being? How far away are we from the space-age sonic weapons of science fiction? Join Ben and Matt as they explore these questions.
For decades before the publication of Dan Brown's novels, conspiracy theorists were convinced that the Catholic Church held numerous Earth-shaking revelations within its secret archives. But what's really in there?
While questions about the origins of Italian crime families may linger, there's little doubt about their influence today. Tune in to learn more about Italy's organized crime families and their associates, from the Vatican to secretive Masonic lodges.
For millions of people, the word 'mafia' conjures images of "The Godfather" and "The Sopranos". But what is 'the Mafia', exactly? Where does the term come from, and how has the definition changed over time?
In the modern age, tales of mermaids fall under the same category as stories of minotaurs or dragons. If that's the case, then why have sailors across centuries reported seeing humanoid, aquatic creatures on the waves?