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Each episode, Assassinations Podcast delves into one of history's most notorious assassinations and explores the mysteries and conspiracies that surround it.

Each episode, Assassinations Podcast delves into one of history's most notorious assassinations and explores the mysteries and conspiracies that surround it.

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United States

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Each episode, Assassinations Podcast delves into one of history's most notorious assassinations and explores the mysteries and conspiracies that surround it.

Language:

English


Episodes

Dr David Kelly Part 1

8/11/2020
We begin our deep dive into the case of Dr David Kelly by considering the finding of the inquiry into his death in the summer of 2003: suicide. But were there any signs that the British biological weapons inspector, who found himself at the center of an almighty political and media storm, was suicidal? Were there aspects of his death, and the official investigation into it, that pointed to something rather more sinister? We start to consider the evidence in the first episode of a three part...

Duration:01:46:49

Willie McRae Part 2

7/28/2020
Willie McRae’s campaigning work made him enemies, no doubt. But did he posses information so explosive that people would be willing to kill him? In the conclusion to our investigation, we consider just what McRae might have known. And we find out about an extraordinary revelation made in 2018, which, if true, would turn upside down the official investigation into his death. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website,...

Duration:00:29:49

Willie McRae

7/21/2020
Willie McRae led a remarkable life: a scholar, a naval officer, a lawyer, a politician, and an activist. Yet it is the strange circumstances of his death - and the dodgy investigation that followed - for which he is best known in his native Scotland. This is the first episode of a two-part investigation. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website, www.AssassinationsPodcast.com. While there, you can also check out our...

Duration:01:18:39

Fred Hampton

7/6/2020
Fred Hampton was a leading member of the Black Panther Party, a self-proclaimed revolutionary socialist organization, which was founded in 1966 in order to fight back against police brutality. Hampton’s death during a raid on his apartment by the Chicago police and the FBI was initially ruled a justifiable homicide; however, subsequent revelations posed the question - was he the victim of an assassination? To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the...

Duration:01:24:52

Michael Connell

6/15/2020
A high-level Republican political consultant and media strategist, Michael Connell was killed in a plane crash in 2008. Officially an accident, many have claimed that Connell was killed to prevent him testifying in a lawsuit over alleged election fraud in the 2004 US presidential election. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website, www.AssassinationsPodcast.com. While there, you can also check out our Bookstore, where...

Duration:01:33:22

Hour of the Assassin: An Interview with Matthew Quirk

6/2/2020
Hour of the Assassin, the latest book by best-selling novelist Matthew Quirk, is a romp through a dangerous world of dark money, dirty secrets, political manipulation, and murder. Matthew speaks with Niall about his work, and his own experiences of life inside the Beltway. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website, www.AssassinationsPodcast.com. While there, you can also check out our Bookstore, where we recommend some...

Duration:01:02:42

Olof Palme

5/19/2020
When the Prime Minister of Sweden was murdered on a freezing cold sidewalk in Stockholm in 1986, a nation unused to political violence was thrown into a state of shock. But could it be that the truth of who lay behind the assassination is even more disturbing than anyone had imagined? To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website, www.AssassinationsPodcast.com. While there, you can also check out our Bookstore, where we...

Duration:01:56:37

Interview: Andy Thomas

5/5/2020
This week’s episode is an interview with Andy Thomas, the author of a new book called Conspiracies: The Facts. The Theories. The Evidence. His book focuses on some of the most popular conspiracies of our times, including high-profile assassinations, and he asks why it is that people so often look for explanations that go beyond the official narrative. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website,...

Duration:01:07:27

Robert Maxwell Part 2

4/29/2020
From the moment news of his death broke, theories abounded as to what happened to the controversial media magnate: heart attack, accident, suicide, or murder? Part 2 of 2. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website, www.AssassinationsPodcast.com. While there, you can also check out our Bookstore, where we recommend some great episode-related books and reading material, and shop our Merch Store to nab a log tee or tote...

Duration:01:13:20

Robert Maxwell Part 1

4/21/2020
Soldier, businessman, politician … spy? Robert Maxwell went by many names and wore many hats in the course of his flamboyant life. But did he meet his end at the hands of one of the intelligence agencies that he might have been working with? This is the first installment of a two-part investigation. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website, www.AssassinationsPodcast.com. While there, you can also check out our...

Duration:01:17:14

Jimmy Hoffa

4/6/2020
A militant activist during the Great Depression and a ruthless fixer inside the Teamsters Union, Jimmy Hoffa rose from humble origins to became one of the most powerful men in America. After serving time in prison, Hoffa fought to regain control of the union - even though it brought him into conflict with forces that seemingly “disappeared” him in 1975. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website,...

Duration:00:38:53

Robert F Kennedy Part 2

3/24/2020
Though one man, Sirhan Bishara Sirhan, was convicted of the murder of Senator Robert F Kennedy, there were clear signs that others might have been involved. Yet the LAPD, prosecutors, and perhaps federal authorities as well, all focused on the lone shooter theory - even if that meant discounting other evidence. Part 2 of 2. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website, www.AssassinationsPodcast.com. While there, you can...

Duration:01:34:26

Robert F Kennedy Part 1

3/17/2020
In the first of a two-part investigation, we look at the death of Robert F. Kennedy, who was killed in the summer of 1968 while campaigning to become the Democratic Party nominee for President of the United States. The man convicted of his murder was Sirhan Bishara Sirhan; however, there are some who believe that he was a brainwashed patsy playing a role within a larger plot. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website,...

Duration:01:21:00

Season 6 Trailer: The Conspiracy Files

3/9/2020
Season 6 commences on March 16th. For the next few months we will be exploring the stories of people whose deaths remain shrouded in mystery: murders unsolved, disappearances unexplained, and official verdicts cast into serious doubt. We begin our season with the assassination of Senator Robert Kennedy, who was shot to death in California during his run for the 1968 Democratic presidential nomination.

Duration:00:03:14

Harvey Milk Part 2

2/18/2020
In the concluding part of this case, and the final episode of the season, we watch as Harvey Milk’s ceaseless campaigning finally sees him elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors - thanks in no small part to the help of Jim Jones and the People’s Temple. Within a year of his election, Milk was shot and killed by Dan White, a former political ally who went berserk in City Hall. avoid scandal and possible ruin. But Milk’s chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself - sometimes from...

Duration:01:34:45

Harvey Milk Part 1

2/11/2020
Harvey Milk wore many masks. As a gay man in postwar America, it was necessary to hide his true self in order to avoid scandal and possible ruin. But Milk’s chameleon-like ability to reinvent himself - sometimes from one extreme to another - was remarkable, and a key asset in his rise to become America’s first openly gay elected official. Part 1 of 2. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website. While there, you can also...

Duration:00:37:42

Steve Biko

1/27/2020
Bantu Stephen Biko was the foremost figure of the Black Consciousness Movement in apartheid-era South Africa. A determined opponent of white-minority rule, he was tortured to death by police officers in 1977. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website. While there, you can also check out our Bookstore, where we recommend some great episode-related books and reading material, and shop our Merch Store to nab a log tee or...

Duration:00:38:41

Mahatma Gandhi Part 2

1/8/2020
In the concluding part of our study of life and ideas of Mahatma Gandhi, we trace his long fight for freedom. Considered the father of the nation, he would only live in his liberated homeland for a matter of months before he was assassinated. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website. While there, you can also check out our Bookstore, where we recommend some great episode-related books and reading material, and shop our...

Duration:01:38:03

Mahatma Gandhi Part 1

1/1/2020
Gandhi helped to end British imperial rule over India, leading a mass non-violent movement of civil disobedience, often in the face of brutal repression. Episode 1 of 2. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website. While there, you can also check out our Bookstore, where we recommend some great episode-related books and reading material, and shop our Merch Store to nab a log tee or tote bag. Make sure to check out our...

Duration:01:07:25

Emiliano Zapata

12/17/2019
A hero to the poor and dispossessed, a villain to the conservative ruling class, Emiliano Zapata became one of the most powerful leaders of the Mexican Revolution of the early 20th century. A farmer, a skilled horseman, and an effective military commander, Zapata fought to advance the rights of the common people against the depredations of the landed elite. To find out more about the people and music featured in today’s episode, visit the Assassinations Podcast website. While there, you can...

Duration:00:55:24