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E48: The Chappaquiddick Incident

1/21/2019
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On the night of Friday, July 18, 1969, Ted Kennedy was involved in a car accident that killed passenger Mary Jo Kopechne. What followed was a bizarre series of events, with Kennedy not reporting the accident to police for nearly ten hours, attempting to cover-up details of what transpired on that evening, and acting in a manner that would end his chances of ever rising to the political heights of his brothers John and Robert. This week, Matt and Kayla take on the Chappaquiddick Incident,...

Duration:01:51:30

E47: Jimmy Hoffa

1/14/2019
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Jimmy Hoffa, former leader of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, was at one point considered by Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy to be one of the most powerful men in the United States. In a quick spin-off of Big, If True's Kennedy family series, Matt and Kayla take a look at the life and mysterious disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, covering his famous feud with RFK, his meteoric rise to becoming president of the Teamsters, and the bizarre details behind his disappearance. Subscribe...

Duration:01:25:36

E46: RFK Assassination

1/7/2019
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Robert F. Kennedy looked to pick up where his brother John left off, working to usher in an era of hope in the United States which would see an increased focus on civil rights, getting troops out of Vietnam, and ensuring a better overall deal for all Americans. Before Bobby could even begin to make good on his promises, he was gunned down by a young Palestinian man named Sirhan Sirhan. On this week's episode, we talk about the life and times of Bobby Kennedy, look at the circumstances behind...

Duration:02:08:14

E45: 2018 in Review + Catching Up

12/31/2018
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Happy New Year to all! To celebrate the end of 2018 and to ring in the new year, Matt and Kayla take a look at the best and worst of 2018. They talk about Hawaii, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, and dive into their top 10 films and albums. On top of the year-end recap, they also catch up with some of Big, If True previous episodes with some recent updates. Have a safe and happy new year - we'll see you all in 2019! Subscribe to Big, If True on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Podbean,...

Duration:02:17:46

E44: Home Alone

12/24/2018
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Merry Christmas to our wonderful listeners! This week, Matt and Kayla take a break from conspiracies and all things dark and mysterious to take a look at one of their favourite Christmas films - Home Alone. Sit down and relax by the fireplace and enjoy this special holiday presentation by your friends at Big, If True. Subscribe to Big, If True on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Podbean, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts - while you're at it, leave us a rating or review...

Duration:02:12:54

E43: Krampus and the Companions of Saint Nicholas

12/17/2018
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Happy holidays to all of our listeners! In our first of three holiday-themed episodes, Matt and Kayla take a look at the long history of European Christmas traditions. They cover Saint Nicholas, Krampus, Black Pete, Belsnickel, and other terrifying companions of Saint Nick, as well as give a brief overview of the history of Santa Claus. PSA: Big, If True is now available on Spotify, thanks to our new home on Podbean! Don't forget to re-subscribe to Big, If True on iTunes and Apple...

Duration:01:24:36

E42: JFK Assassination (Part Four)

12/10/2018
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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy ushered in an era of hope in the United States, working to mend relations with the Soviet Union, refusing to invade Laos and Cuba, and promising to further social benefits for all Americans. Before Kennedy could begin to make good on his promises, he was killed while visiting Dallas, Texas, allegedly by a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald. Since 1963, the world has scrutinized the assassination of JFK and the subsequent killing of Oswald, implying that the...

Duration:01:54:35

E42: JFK Assassination (Part Three)

12/3/2018
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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy ushered in an era of hope in the United States, working to mend relations with the Soviet Union, refusing to invade Laos and Cuba, and promising to further social benefits for all Americans. Before Kennedy could begin to make good on his promises, he was killed while visiting Dallas, Texas, allegedly by a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald. Since 1963, the world has scrutinized the assassination of JFK and the subsequent killing of Oswald, implying that the...

Duration:01:52:55

E42: JFK Assassination (Part Two)

11/26/2018
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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy ushered in an era of hope in the United States, working to mend relations with the Soviet Union, refusing to invade Laos and Cuba, and promising to further social benefits for all Americans. Before Kennedy could begin to make good on his promises, he was killed while visiting Dallas, Texas, allegedly by a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald. Since 1963, the world has scrutinized the assassination of JFK and the subsequent killing of Oswald, implying that the...

Duration:01:33:13

E42: JFK Assassination (Part One)

11/19/2018
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President John Fitzgerald Kennedy ushered in an era of hope in the United States, working to mend relations with the Soviet Union, refusing to invade Laos and Cuba, and promising to further social benefits for all Americans. Before Kennedy could begin to make good on his promises, he was killed while visiting Dallas, Texas, allegedly by a lone gunman named Lee Harvey Oswald. Since 1963, the world has scrutinized the assassination of JFK and the subsequent killing of Oswald, implying that the...

Duration:01:42:28

E41: The Montreal Screwjob (feat. Adam Contant)

11/12/2018
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On November 9, 1997, the face of the professional wrestling industry changed forever when Vince McMahon, owner of the WWF, pulled a fast one on his biggest star of the era, Bret "Hitman" Hart. The events are now known as the Montreal Screwjob, and have been widely debated by professional wrestling fans and conspiracy theorists alike. Did Vince McMahon truly screw Bret Hart, or was Hart a victim of his own ego? Find out as Matt, Kayla, and our special guest Adam Contant from the Wrasslun Show...

Duration:02:36:15

E40: Pro Wrestling Conspiracies

11/5/2018
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The professional wrestling industry dates back to the 1800's, where travelling carnivals built on traditional strongman acts. Despite the modernization of the wrestling industry, many of its carnival roots can still be observed through the many hucksters, cheats, and opportunists working within it. We cover a small sample of pro wrestling's less savory stories, including the shady events surrounding the death of Bruiser Brody, writer Vince Russo's alleged role as a double agent, and the...

Duration:01:31:18

E39: Top 5 Fears + Spooky Stories (feat. Cole Fournier)

10/29/2018
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*Please excuse the less than stellar audio quality in this episode - we ran into some unexpected technical difficulties. The Halloween season is the perfect time of year to celebrate all things spooky and macabre - what better time to discuss our absolute worst fears? Cole Fournier of the Super Fun Time Trivia Podcast joins Big, If True to tell some spoopy ghost stories and discuss his worst fears with Matt and Kayla, alongside some chilling listener stories. Thank you to Cole for joining...

Duration:01:54:32

E38: Denver International Airport

10/22/2018
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*Please excuse the less than stellar audio quality in this episode and the next - we ran into some unexpected technical difficulties. The Denver International Airport is one of the largest airports in the entire world, hosting more than 60 million travelers every single year. Despite having a relatively clean history, the DIA is host to a number of conspiracy theories which say that world elites are behind the construction and management of the airport, possibly to house the rich and...

Duration:01:08:03

E37: Robert the Doll

10/15/2018
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At the turn of the 20th century, a young boy named Robert Eugene Otto was gifted a peculiar doll by a family member. The boy and his doll became the best of friends, with the doll adopting the name "Robert", holding conversations with the boy, and according to servants of the Otto family, even walking around the home. Soon, Robert the Doll began terrorizing the Otto family and their employees, bringing with him a path of destruction and terror that made him one of the most famous haunted...

Duration:01:04:34

E36: The Hinterkaifeck Murders

10/8/2018
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In 1922, a family of five and their new maid were savagely murdered in their German farmhouse during the midst of a crippling recession that directly led to the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Nazi Germany. The killer is shown to have stayed in the attic of the Gruber family home for some time before committing the murders, coming and going completely undetected, and even taking items belonging to the family. Were the Gruber's murdered by a spurned ex-lover, or did a husband...

Duration:01:19:14

E35: The Monster of the Andes

10/1/2018
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Spooktober is finally here as the Big, If True podcast takes on one of the scariest serial killers in modern history - Pedro Lopez, the "Monster of the Andes". Matt and Kayla discuss Lopez's upbringing and the events that would elevate him from a simple street kid to one of the most prolific killers in history, as well as dive into the many times he was captured and subsequently released because of a fatally flawed justice system. Subscribe to Big, If True on Apple Podcasts, Google Play,...

Duration:01:06:39

E34: Osama bin Laden

9/24/2018
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In the final part of our brief series on the September 11th attacks and their aftermath, Big, If True explores the life and death of the supposed mastermind of the terrorist plot - Osama bin Laden. Matt and Kayla talk about Osama's upbringing in one of Saudi Arabia's richest non-royal families, the leadup to the creation of Al-Qaeda, and bin Laden's whereabouts after the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Did Osama bin Laden die quietly in the years following 9/11, or was the now famous SEAL Team Six...

Duration:01:51:54

E33: 9/11 (Part Two)

9/17/2018
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In the second part of our very special two part episode, Matt and Kayla take on the many (many) 9/11 conspiracy theories. We talk about a variety of theories, including the idea that the events of September 11th were part of a massive government conspiracy, that the towers were brought down through a covert controlled demolition, and that there's more than meets the eye with the collapse of World Trade Center 7, the crash at the Pentagon, and United 93's unfortunate end. Subscribe to Big,...

Duration:01:52:04

E33: 9/11 (Part One)

9/10/2018
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The Big, If True Podcast takes on one of the most consequential events in modern American history - the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center. In the first part in our very special two part episode, we take a look at the "official story" behind the tragic events. Matt and Kayla also talk about the lead up to the events and set the precedent that would be required for the attacks to take place, share their own personal 9/11 stories, and break down the events of the day as they...

Duration:01:23:39