Podcasts

Did Osama Bin Laden really die in 2011?

When US forces finally tracked down terrorist leader Osama Bin Laden -- living in Pakistan, likely with support of the ISI -- he was killed and, according to the official story, buried at sea. So why doesn't everyone believe this is true? When did Osama Bin Laden actually die?

Petrodollar 101

When oil is traded in US cash, the currency is called a petrodollar. It's a fundamental part of international trade -- but it's also a continual source of conspiratorial allegations. Join Matt and Ben as they explore the fact and fiction surrounding the petrodollar.

The Future of Slavery

While it's comforting to imagine slavery as a barbaric practice in humanity's distant past, nothing could be further than the truth. Join Ben and Matt to learn more.

What happens when we die?

Death - the most mysterious, unknowable, and terrifying event in human experience. Some philosophers believe society is shaped, ultimately, by the fear of death. So what actually happens when you die? Is there anything after?

The Monster with 21 Faces

In the 1980s, a mysterious organization terrorized candy companies in Japan - then disappeared. What was the Monster with 21 Faces, and what happened to it? Are any members alive today?

Unsolved I: Tamam Shud

On December 1st, 1948, Somerton beachgoers discovered a well-dressed, anonymous corpse. Almost 50 years later, investigators still aren't sure what happened.

Capital Conspiracies: Washington, DC

It's no secret that DC is home to numerous conspiracy theories -- but how many are true?

Shills 101: Online Manipulators and You

The digital age has revolutionized propaganda - how can you really know who's writing what online (and why)? Join the guys and special guest Joe McCormick as they explore the future of online manipulation.

What's Beneath the Antarctic Ice?

Antarctica is one of the most mysterious places on the planet. If the ice melted, what would we find beneath?

How World War III Might Start

Pundits have predicted the beginning of WWIII since, essentially, the end of the last World War. But could it really happen? How?