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The Conspirators is a bi-weekly podcast about the strangest and most disturbing true stories from history.

The Conspirators is a bi-weekly podcast about the strangest and most disturbing true stories from history.
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The Conspirators is a bi-weekly podcast about the strangest and most disturbing true stories from history.






Ep. 110 - The Long Pig

There are all sorts of reasons that people have turned to cannibalism. But perhaps the most terrifying reason of all, is because some people evidently develop a taste for it. In this episode I tell you the stories of several cannibal killers throughout history. Patreon: Notes:


Bonus Episode - Interview with Mads Brugger, director of Cold Case: Hammarskjold

As a special bonus for listeners I'm releasing two episodes this week. I recently was approached by Magnolia Pictures to preview their new documentary "Cold Case: Hammarskjold" and interview the director, Mads Brugger. This special bonus episode contains the interview with the film's director Mads Brugger. Be sure to check out my full-length regular episode as well in which I go into detail about the death of U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold. Notes:...


Ep. 109 - The Commodore

This is one of two special episodes I'm releasing this week. I recently was approached by Magnolia Pictures to preview their new documentary "Cold Case: Hammarskjold" and interview the director, Mads Brugger. In this episode, I tell the story of the mysterious death of U.N. Secretary General Dag Hammarskjold. While, the bonus episode this week contains the interview with the film's director. Notes: (


Introducing Season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic

Joe Exotic loves his animals, his husbands and his animals. He’s a liger-breeding, gun-slinging, polygamous zoo owner from Oklahoma. And throughout his career, he’s made some major enemies. Listen to season 2 of Over My Dead Body: Joe Exotic at


Ep 108 - The Torture Colony

In the foothills of Chile’s Andes Mountains likes a quaint little village with a dark past. It was founded by a former Nazi who led a murderous cult that was responsible for some of the worst crimes in Chile’s history. This is the story of the Colonia Dignidad. Patreon: ( Notes:


Ep. 107 - The Keepers

Lighthouses have been around in one shape or another for thousands of years. Over the centuries, several lighthouses have been the locations of many great tragedies and great mysteries. Listen as I tell you about some of these tragedies, of the ghosts that allegedly haunt some of these lighthouses, and of one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in history. Episode Sponsor: Patreon: Notes:...


Ep. 106 - The Happiest Man on Death Row

The idea that some crimes are punishable by death is something that appears in legal systems dating back at least as far as the ancient Babylonian Code of Hammurabi. But the death penalty isn’t always fair, and often times throughout history, tragic and horrible mistakes have been made. Listen to the stories of some executions gone wrong, of two men who apparently couldn’t be hanged, and what happens when an innocent man is put to death. Patreon:...


Ep. 105 - The Fine Art of Murder

In this episode I tell you about the lives, and deaths of two of the most famous artists who ever lived. Canada’s Tom Thomson and Vincent Van Gogh have a lot in common. They both started painting late in life, they both struggled financially while they were alive, and there’s evidence that both men may have been murdered. Patreon: Notes:


Ep. 104 - The Castle

We all know the story of the sinking of the Titanic, but the early 20th century also saw several other equally tragic maritime disasters that are almost forgotten to history. In this episode I tell you the stories of the capsized S.S. Eastland, and of the tragic fire that swept through the cruise ship the Morro Castle. The story of the Morro Castle is especially disturbing because much of the evidence points to the fire being deliberately set by one man. Patreon:...


Ep. 103 - The Lady Vanishes

In 1926, two of the most famous women in the world vanished, then just as mysteriously reappeared. These are the stories of Agatha Christie and Evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson. What do they have in common? And what secret did each of them hold that led to their vanishing? Patreon: Notes:


Ep. 102 - The Strangling

The year 1952 was an eventful one for the city of London. Not only was it the year a deadly smog settled over the city, killing thousands of people. But that was also the year one of the city's most notorious serial killers was stalking women. Patreon: Notes:


Introducing The Shrink Next Door

Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years. This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at


Introducing: Murder Minute

Through meticulously crafted storytelling and sound design, Murder Minute delivers a unique and immersive listening experience for the die-hard true-crime fan. Plus - Each episode of Murder Minute includes exciting news updates in addition to a full true-crime story distilled into a bite-size package just for you. Subscribe by clicking the link below, on Himalaya, or wherever you listen to podcasts.


Ep. 101 - The Shortcut

Teleportation is a concept that has been around a long time. All the way from the Bible up to the modern day, stories exist of people who mysteriously vanished and reappeared far away. Hear the story of an unusual Spanish nun who managed to perform missionary work half a world away, of a prison inmate who could walk through walls, and of a college student whose disappearance has to be heard to be believed. Patreon: Notes:...


Ep. 100 - The Whistleblower

For my 100th episode, I take a step back and return to a subject I talked a bit about in my very first episode. This is the story of Karen Silkwood, a nuclear energy activist who in 1974 died in a single car accident on a lonely stretch of Oklahoma highway. But was it an accident? Or was Karen murdered to keep her quiet about what she knew? Patreon: Notes:...


Ep. 99 - The Honor Killing

In 1931, a young woman named Thalia Massie claimed to police that a group of native islanders from Hawaii brutally kidnapped and assaulted her. The fallout from her claims would spark off decades of racial tensions between the natives and the white ruling class in Hawaii. What followed was a sordid tale of sex, racism, revenge and murder. It's a story that threatened to destroy all of tranquil Hawaiian society. Notes:...


Ep. 98 - The Death of an American Goddess - Part 2

In this second part of this special two-part episode, we discuss Marilyn Monroe's last days, along with many of the conspiracy theories that have sprung up following the superstar's death. Was she the victim of suicide? Or was she murdered to cover up what she knew? Patreon: Notes:


Ep. 97 - The Death of an American Goddess, Part 1

In 1962, one of Hollywood's biggest stars died tragically. Officially, Marilyn Monroe's cause of death was listed as an apparent suicide. But ever since then, questions have been raised by investigators looking into the case. Was Marilyn Monroe really murdered? And was her death to cover up one of the biggest political scandals in history? Patreon: Notes:


Ep. 96 - The Kurim Case

In 2007, a man living in the tiny Czech Republic town of Kurim set up a video baby monitor in his infant son's room. But what he saw on the monitor was something altogether different. Something horrible. This would be the beginning of one of the strangest and most disturbing stories you've ever heard. Warning: this episode contains graphic descriptions of child abuse Notes:...


Introducing One Plus One

Every great collaboration is a love story. It’s intense. Passionate. Along the way, there are flashes of love, hate, pride, ego, ambition, and brilliance. This is One Plus One, the show about the spark that drives two original thinkers to ultimate success. We’ll unearth the stories of Paul McCartney & John Lennon, Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Beyonce & Jay-Z, Shaq & Kobe, and many more, and learn what it is about their chemistry that led them to greatness. Subscribe to One Plus One today at...