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Each week Kayle, Ben, Christian and Matt (plus the occasional guest) catch up to talk about someone who has had some pretty out there ideas and see how it turns out for them.

Each week Kayle, Ben, Christian and Matt (plus the occasional guest) catch up to talk about someone who has had some pretty out there ideas and see how it turns out for them.
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Australia

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Each week Kayle, Ben, Christian and Matt (plus the occasional guest) catch up to talk about someone who has had some pretty out there ideas and see how it turns out for them.

Language:

English


Episodes

33 - William Taylor, murder, intrigue, a Hollywood scandal

5/21/2018
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This week we look at William Taylor and the mystery surrounding his death. Was is angry Drug Dealers? Was it Hollywood Goons? Or a Femme-fatale?

Duration:00:20:55

The Jejune Institute

5/4/2018
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Is it a cult, a game or both? Let's find out.t.

Duration:00:35:56

31 - JT LeRoy, lying about having AIDS will get you into trouble.

4/24/2018
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This week we look at JT LeRoy, or rather, the various masterminds behind him. Who would have thought that dabbling in fraud could cause so much trouble.

Duration:00:22:13

30 - Nim Chimpsky, doobies and breast milk.

4/12/2018
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This week we look at the famous chimp, Nim Chimpsky. Someone actually thought raising a chimp in an average family would enable it to speak....Maybe it would have, you know, if here was no breast feeding and weed involved.

Duration:00:29:54

29 - Mademoiselle Maupin, Singin and Stabbin

4/5/2018
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This week we go back to the 1600s and look at Mademoiselle Maupin. Famed Opera singer and swordsman (swordswomen?), she stabbed, sang and slept her way through France.

Duration:00:26:33

28 - Ken Rex McElroy, The Bully vs 60

3/27/2018
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This week we look at Ken Rex McElroy, the town bully. He pushed a small town for year.....YEARS!

Duration:00:27:18

27 - Oliver The Chimp, or the missing link..I dunno

3/19/2018
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This week we look at Oliver the Chimp and him possibly being the missing link...or just a chimp that liked to walk upright and be inappropriate.

Duration:00:29:51

26 - Carl Tanzler and the Corpse Bride

3/13/2018
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This week we delve into the romantic tale of one man and his dead lover. Its actually as bad as it sounds.

Duration:00:31:17

25- John Africa, creator of MOVE

3/2/2018
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This week we talk about Vincent Leapheart, better known as John Africa. Vincent's early life in Philadelphia was fairly unremarkable and due to his low intelligence he wasn't expected to amount to much. This all changed with his completion of "The Guidelines" and his transformation into John Africa. John created the organisation MOVE. MOVE was based in Philadelphia and was primarily focused on the teachings from "The Guidelines" and black liberation.

Duration:00:48:17

24- L. Ron Hubbard, creator of Scientology Part 3

2/22/2018
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The final episode of the L. Ron Hubbard saga! We discuss how LRH continued to build Scientology and try to dissect the extraordinary web of lies he continued to spin well into his old age.

Duration:00:51:45

23- L. Ron Hubbard, creator of Scientology Part 2

2/10/2018
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The second part of our discussion of the life of L. Ron Hubbard. We cover LRH's time in a sex magic cult as well as how he began to form Scientology into the "religion" it is today.

Duration:01:20:46

22- L. Ron Hubbard, creator of Scientology Part 1.

2/1/2018
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This week we start talking about the life and times of L. Ron Hubbard. In part 1 we cover the life of LRH from birth through him befriending the Blackfeet Indian tribe, touring Puerto Rico studying mineralogy, writing pulp fiction for Hollywood and then joining the Navy for World War 2. LRH apparently achieved all this and more before he was 40. Listen next week for part 2 when LRH creates Scientology.

Duration:01:17:52

21- The Tromp family, the Australian family that disappeared

1/24/2018
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This week we talk about the Tromp family. The Tromp family were a run of the mill Australian family. All that changed in 2016 when they suddenly disappeared and set off on a wild escapade halfway across Australia and set the Australian media ablaze with speculation of what caused them to up and leave.

Duration:00:21:43

20- Paul Charles Dosa, Hungarian chess master, conman and master dine and dasher

1/19/2018
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This week we talk about Paul Charles Dosa, a man who rained terror on the restaurants of Melbourne for 30 years. Paul came to Australia as renowned chess champion in the early 60's and immediately started conning the residents of Melbourne out their furniture, food and alcohol. He then had the honour of posthumously becoming a big internet meme of 2013.

Duration:00:19:13

19- Tommy Wiseau, actor, director, producer and writer of "The Room"

12/26/2017
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No one is 100% sure where Tommy Wisaeu is from or how he got his money. What we do know is that after a severe car accident he decided to follow his dream and become a Hollywood star. It's no surprise that he struggled to turn his creative vision into reality and instead of making the new "Streetcar Named Desire" he ended up with the Citizen Kane of bad movies. We discuss all aspects of Tommy's film making process and how he managed to turn one of the worst films ever made into a huge...

Duration:00:33:02

18- John Elwes, miser from the 1700's and inspiration for "A Christmas Carol"

12/24/2017
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This week we talk about John Elwes, a man whose wealth was almost limitless yet he refused to spend any of it. Elwes reputation as a miser was so great that he inspired Charles Dickens to write the character of Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol".

Duration:00:31:47

17- John "Mad Jack" Mytton, English nobleman of the 1800s

12/15/2017
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John Mytton inherited an unbelievable amount of money for someone born in the 1790s. What does a young nobleman do with all this money? He drinks, gambles, goes to war, becomes a politician, intentionally crashes his horse and cart (multiple times) and rides his pet bear (yes you read that correctly).

Duration:00:29:34

15- Jesse Ventura

12/8/2017
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This week we talk about Jesse "The Body" Ventura. A man that started out as a pro wrestler reinvented himself as a successful politician and then dove off the deep end to become an anti-government conspiracy theorist.

Duration:00:29:09

15- Joshua Abraham Norton, Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico

11/29/2017
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This week we get to know Joshua Abraham Norton the self proclaimed Emperor of the United States and the first (and completely unasked for) Protector of Mexico.

Duration:00:33:58

14- Steven Seagal

11/23/2017
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In the early 90's the ponytails were plentiful and the martial artist with an ability to say a line followed by a roundhouse kick were the kings f Hollywood. We discuss Seagal's rise from Aikido black belt to the star of straight to video classics such as Half Past Dead and Maximum Conviction.

Duration:00:46:30

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