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The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the truth deserves another look. Every Wednesday, we tell the complicated stories behind the world’s most controversial events and possible cover-ups. Conspiracy? Maybe. Coincidence? Maybe. Complicated? Absolutely. Conspiracy Theories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the truth deserves another look. Every Wednesday, we tell the complicated stories behind the world’s most controversial events and possible cover-ups. Conspiracy? Maybe. Coincidence? Maybe. Complicated? Absolutely. Conspiracy Theories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

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The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the truth deserves another look. Every Wednesday, we tell the complicated stories behind the world’s most controversial events and possible cover-ups. Conspiracy? Maybe. Coincidence? Maybe. Complicated? Absolutely. Conspiracy Theories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

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English


Episodes

"The Watcher House,” from Internet Urban Legends

4/15/2021
Creepypastas, frightful TikToks, online horror stories… Loey Lane and Eleanor Barnes are taking you into the spookiest corners of the web in their new Spotify Original from Parcast, Internet Urban Legends. Meet the hosts and hear their debut episode on the Watcher House — a terrifying saga that unfolded in 2014 after the Broaddus family bought their dream home in New Jersey. Listen free on Spotify, and follow Internet Urban Legends for new episodes every Tuesday! Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:26:45

Mysteries of the Vatican Pt 4: John Paul II Assassination Attempt

4/14/2021
The world looked on in shock when an assassin shot Pope John Paul II in May 1981. The official story was that a crazed lone gunman was to blame, but some theories suggest the attack may have been part of one of the biggest international coverups of all time… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:41

Mysteries of the Vatican Pt. 3: Three Secrets of Fatima

4/12/2021
In 1917, three children in Fatima, Portugal received a series of prophetic messages that were kept secret for decades — first at the behest of the heavenly message-giver, and then by the Vatican itself. When all three secrets were finally revealed, they made for an apocalyptic story of war, destruction… and redemption. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:01

Mysteries of the Vatican Pt 2: Secret Vatican Archive

4/7/2021
Over the centuries, a stash of secret documents kept by priests ballooned into millions of documents. Known as the Vatican Secret Archive, it’s rumored to contain the world’s largest collection of pornography, proof of Jesus Christ, and even predictions of the end of the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:30

Mysteries of the Vatican Pt. 1: History of the Vatican

4/5/2021
Today, Vatican City is known as an elegant seat of divine power and prestige. But the centuries-long history of the Vatican is marked by bloodshed, corruption — and more secrets than the Church would like to admit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:03

PRISM Surveillance Pt. 2

3/31/2021
When it comes to government surveillance, most people likely have little to hide. But did a partnership with Silicon Valley unlock unprecedented levels of personal data? And how effective was the PRISM program at catching terrorists after all? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:47

PRISM Surveillance Pt. 1

3/29/2021
In the aftermath of 9/11, the government-approved PRISM surveillance program was meant to help keep America safe from terrorist attacks. But NSA contractor Edward Snowden blew the whistle in 2013, implicating an invasive system that spied with impunity on everyday citizens. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:03

UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain Pt. 2

3/24/2021
During the Cold War, many believed the Soviet’s greatest weapon was fear. Did they fake a UFO landing in New Mexico to terrify Americans? Or were they actually equipped with highly advanced aircraft that was only confused for — or inspired by — alien technology? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:44:41

UFOs from Behind the Iron Curtain Pt. 1

3/22/2021
Meteor crashes with no remains, metallic objects over small villages, and jellyfish creatures hovering above city centers... These were just a few UFO sightings within the Soviet Union in the last century. Did the USSR cover up the truth about its extraterrestrial visitors? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:47:39

Operation Ajax Pt. 2

3/17/2021
CIA agent Kermit Roosevelt led a covert operation to overthrow Iran's Prime Minister in 1953. But Operation Ajax didn’t go according to plan. Theories about it continue to this day, ranging from whether Roosevelt went rogue and hatched his own plan, to what Iranian politics would look like today without foreign intervention. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:35

Operation Ajax Pt. 1

3/15/2021
After Iran nationalized its oil fields, a seminal coup erupted in 1953. It appeared to be a spontaneous revolution — but many began to wonder if it had in fact been engineered by international intelligence agencies in order to reclaim the oil industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:53

Cola Wars Pt. 2

3/10/2021
New Coke was one of the biggest commercial flops in American history, and a massive success for Coca-Cola. Executives collected huge bonuses while original Coke sales spiked. Which leads some to wonder: Was New Coke's failure the plan all along? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:17

Cola Wars Pt. 1

3/8/2021
In 1886, an Atlanta-area pharmacist created an American institution: Coca-Cola. Seven years later, their rival, Pepsi, debuted. Since then, the soda giants have battled for market dominance. How far would they go to come out on top? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:41:58

Frankenstein

3/3/2021
19th century author Mary Shelley is known for penning the classic horror novel, Frankenstein. But many contest her authorship. Were Mary and other female authors victims of a sexist industry? Or was there more going on behind the scenes? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:40:01

The Catcher in the Rye

3/1/2021
J.D. Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye has been held as a seminal book of required reading in America. But after multiple acts of violence were linked back to it, people wondered if the text could incite people to do malicious things… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:52

A Bram Stoker Classic from Haunted Places: Ghost Stories

2/25/2021
Dracula wasn’t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker… In this retelling of “The Judge’s House,” a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity — then dread — as he faces an evil man’s terrifying legacy. Listen to Part 1 right here, then search “Haunted Places: Ghost Stories” to hear Part 2, when the Judge himself comes calling… Haunted Places: Ghost Stories is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Every Thursday, find a new tale of terror from some of history’s greatest...

Duration:00:31:26

Ron Brown Pt. 2

2/24/2021
On April 3rd, 1996, the weather in Croatia wasn't great — but it wasn't bad enough to explain why experienced Air Force pilots crashed into a mountain. Many suspect that Ron Brown's flight was sabotaged by a terrorist organization, the Croatian government, or maybe even by the Clintons themselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:43:45

Ron Brown Pt. 1

2/22/2021
In 1996, during a trade mission to Croatia, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown and 34 other passengers died in a plane crash — one that seemed too bizarre to chalk up to an accident. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:45:00

Peak Oil Pt. 2

2/17/2021
Many experts believe the world will run out of oil in the next 30 years, and some people think the looming scarcity inspired unconscionable acts — like the Iraq War in 2003. But there might be massive reserves under our feet that oil companies don't want you to know about. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:58

Peak Oil Pt. 1

2/15/2021
In 1859, a prospector invented modern drilling technology and kicked off an oil rush in the United States. Countless corporations made themselves rich through mass extraction — but according to one geologist and physicist, the world is on track to run out of fuel by 2050. When that happens, society as we know it may collapse. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:42:36