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E42: JFK Assassination (Part One)

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...


E41: The Montreal Screwjob (feat. Adam Contant)

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...


E40: Pro Wrestling Conspiracies

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...


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

*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...


E38: Denver International Airport

*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...


E37: Robert the Doll

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...


E36: The Hinterkaifeck Murders

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...


E35: The Monster of the Andes

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 iTunes, Google Play, or wherever...


E34: Osama bin Laden

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...


E33: 9/11 (Part Two)

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, If...


E33: 9/11 (Part One)

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...


E32: Operation Mongoose

Matt and Kayla wrap up the Summer of Truth series with one final trip to Cold War-era Cuba, discussing Operation Mongoose - the CIA plot to assassinate Fidel Castro and other high ranking Cuban officials through a series of extremely ridiculous means. Along the way, we talk about the lead up to the creation of the Cuban Project, Robert Kennedy's involvement in overseeing Operation Mongoose, the CIA's many (many) failed attempts to kill Castro, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and much more....


E31: Texarkana Moonlight Murders

The Big, If True Podcast takes on the Texarkana Moonlight Murders in the penultimate episode in our Summer of Truth Series. Matt and Kayla cover the entire timeline of the murders and attacks by the Phantom Killer, talk about the victims, suspects, and the mass hysteria that overtook the town of Texarkana. Also covered are two brief cases that may have connections to the Moonlight Murders, as well as both versions of the film The Town That Dreaded Sundown. Subscribe to Big, If True on...


E30: Operation Northwoods

The hosts of Big, If True take an in-depth look at one of the most disturbing proposed false flag operations in the history of the United States - Operation Northwoods. The plan called for the staging of various attacks on American soil by the Castro-led Cuban government in order to give the US a legitimate reason to wage war with Cuba, and proposes sinking ships, attacking unchartered flights, sinking refugee boats, and holding mock funerals for non-existent victims. Matt and Kayla also...


E29: Watergate

Big, If True's Summer of Truth continues as your hosts take on one of the most significant events in US political history - the Watergate scandal. They talk about the rise to power of President Richard Nixon, the lead up to the events in question, the break in at the Watergate complex, and the subsequent cover up by the Nixon administration. Also covered is the groundbreaking investigative journalism of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the Nixon tapes, Deep Throat, the Rose Mary Stretch, and...


E28: Bay of Pigs Invasion

The Big, If True Podcast takes on the Bay of Pigs Invasion in the latest installment of the Summer of Truth series. Matt and Kayla take on the rise to power by Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution, the United States' subsequent reactions, and the plans drafted by the CIA to overthrow the Castro regime. They break down the failed Invasion in painstaking detail, talk about Dwight D. Eisenhower and JFK's thoughts towards the new Cuban government, and touch on the CIA's penchant for...


E27: Azaria Chamberlain

The Summer of Truth continues as Matt and Kayla talk about the dingo-related disappearance of 10-week old Azaria Chamberlain at Australia's Ayers Rock, and the subsequent trial by media of her parents, Lindy and Michael. They break down the details of the case, from the initial coroner's inquest all the way to the sentencing of Lindy and Michael Chamberlain, along the way talking about media crusades, the validity of scientific evidence, and dingoes. Subscribe to Big, If True on iTunes,...


E26: Unit 731

The Big If True Podcast's Summer of Truth rolls on as we discuss the horrific events that took place within Unit 731 - a biological and chemical warfare testing unit that conducted live tests on human beings during World War II. We cover the strained relationship between Japan and China during the period, the buildup to Unit 731's establishment, Surgeon General Shiro Ishii, the crimes committed within the Unit, and even talk about the exploitation movie Men Behind the Sun. Subscribe to Big,...


E25: Jimmy Savile

The Big, If True Podcast continues its Summer of Truth series as your hosts take on the true story of Britain's Jimmy Savile - a superstar DJ, television host, and philanthropist turned serial sexual predator. We discuss Savile's level of fame in the UK, his connections to the Royal Family and former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, as well as the major scandal that broke soon after his death involving the BBC and Savile's many sex crimes. Subscribe to Big, If True on iTunes, Google Play,...


E24: Goldwater

The Summer of Truth continues on the Big, If True Podcast as your hosts take on the nefarious events that took place by President Lyndon B. Johnson and the CIA during the 1964 U.S. presidential election. We discuss the history of Republican presidential candidate Barry Goldwater, the political landscape in 1964, and LBJ's illegal use of the CIA and FBI to spy on his opponents campaign throughout the summer of '64. Subscribe to Big, If True on iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you listen to...