We've all heard stories of plants responding to positive attention from humans, and botanists have discovered amazing behavior in some plant species -- but what could it mean? Tune in to learn why some people believe plants may be intelligent.
The term 'nonhuman personhood' might sound paradoxical, but groups of scientists, activists and ethicists are campaigning to give cetaceans, primates and elephants the right to legal personhood. So what's the argument against this?
The controversial decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in the Citizen's United case introduced many people to the concept of 'corporate personhood' for the first time. So what exactly is it? Tune in to learn more.
This episode examines the alleged links between music and the Illuminati, especially in modern music. Tune in to learn why some people believe today's most popular artists are members of a secret society bent on subverting the will of music-lovers.
While skeptics believe the Illuminati disbanded in the 18th century, conspiracy theorists think the organization still exists -- and has nearly accomplished its ancient goals. But what, exactly, are these goals?
While mainstream historians agree that the Bavarian Illuminati was founded by Adam Weishaupt in the 18th century, conspiracy theorists think the group is much older. Tune in to hear some of the most bizarre theories about the Illuminati's history.
The Illuminati have been blamed for everything from the revolutions to climate change, but why? Watch this segment of a continuing series to learn more about the founding of the Illuminati -- and why some people believe it disbanded centuries ago.
The DEA considers marijuana a Schedule I Controlled Substance, meaning it's as harmful as heroin or ecstasy. But how did it become illegal in the first place? Tune in to learn more about marijuana and conspiracy theories.
It's no surprise that the pharmaceutical industry is heavily regulated - after all, lives are on the line. But who writes these regulations, and how much, if any, influence does the industry have on the legislators passing the laws?
The world's major drugmakers have saved billions of lives, but they've also been accused of unethical behavior. When it comes to 'Big Pharma,' there's no shortage of theories about corruption, price-fixing, and monopolization, but are any true?
It's no secret that older maps were inaccurate, or completely unreliable. Yet fringe historians believe that some ancient maps are more than error-ridden antiquities. In fact, they think these maps may change history as we know it.
From Shangri-La to Cuidad Blanca and the legendary desert city of Ubar, human civilization is full of stories about legendary lost cities. But is there a grain of truth in any of these myths? Tune in to learn more about lost cities and archaeology .
In 1978, hundreds of Peoples Temple members committed mass suicide by swallowing poison at Jim Jones' command. But how did this happen? Why do some people believe it was part of a government plot? Tune in to learn more about Jim Jones and Leo Ryan.
When Senator Wellstone and 7 others died in a 2002 plane crash, the nation was shocked. Wellstone, while considered controversial in some circles, had garnered bipartisan respect during his career. So why do some believe his death wasn't an accident?
Airplanes aren't as dangerous as some people might think - but accidents still happen, some involving world leaders, potential whistleblowers and other influential people. But some people don't believe these crashes are accidents. Is there evidence?
Could human consciousness break away from its physical bindings and traverse the space-time continuum? Did the Sony Corporation prove that extrasensory perception is real? Could our future actions have predictable effects on our past?
Time travel is an ancient concept, but could it really happen? The first part of this series examines the accounts of some people who claim to have seen physical time travel - or to have traveled through time themselves.
Through the practice of biological warfare, human beings have used disease as a weapon for centuries. Yet many conspiracists believe the practice continues into the modern age. Why? Tune in to learn more about the possibilities of man-made disease.