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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. 58 - The Gardener

Throughout history there have been certain crimes that have shaped a generation. This is the first in a special three-part series on the life and crimes of Charles Manson. The brutal murders committed by his followers under his direction changed the 1960s forever. #manson #Charlesmanson #mansonfamily #horror #scary #murder #truecrime #murders

Duration: 00:31:21

Ep. 57 - The Spirit Board

Throughout history, many cultures around the world have claimed to have had people who could contact the spirits. In the late 19th century, during the height of Spiritualism, a Baltimore novelty and toy company began selling a device they claimed could allow the user to gain knowledge from spirits beyond the grave. The history of the Ouija board is nearly as mysterious as the way it's supposed to work. Some people have even been driven to commit murder by the board. #ouija #ouijaboard...

Duration: 00:29:51

Ep. 56 - The Blackout Ripper

During World War II, the German Luftwaffe began a massive bombing campaign over London and the surrounding British countryside known as The Blitz. By night, London would shut off all the city lights in order to make it more difficult for bombers to find targets. This also allowed for a brutal serial killer to begin stalking the city streets. #serialkiller #serialkillers #murder #world war II #podcast #history #historypodcast #horror

Duration: 00:24:53

Ep. 55 - The Cannibal Plateau

In the winter of 1874, prospector Alfred G. Packer headed out into the Colorado mountains with a group of five other men. Only Packer returned alive. According to stories, either Packer was a desperate man driven to do some terrible things to survive, or one of the greatest monsters the old west has ever known. #cannibal, #history, #alfred packer, #horror

Duration: 00:28:02

Ep. 54 - The Red Canoe

In 1916, a series of deadly shark attacks occurred along the Jersey shore. This is the true story that some people say inspired Jaws. Patreon: Notes: Music: Phillip Weigl, Not the Streets You...

Duration: 00:26:16

Ep. 53 - The Great Detective

Without a doubt, the greatest detective in literature is Sherlock Holmes. When the world’s most foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes was found strangled to death, he left behind a mystery that may have baffled even...

Duration: 00:26:22

Ep. 52 - The Hunger Doctor

Starvation is a terrible way to die. This is the true story of Linda Hazzard, a quack doctor who lived in Washington in the early 20th century. Hazzard’s bizarre treatments may have resulted in as...

Duration: 00:23:19

Ep. 51 - The Eaters

The true stories of Charles Domery and Tarrare, two men whose insatiable hunger needs to be heard to be believed. Each of these men were able to eat insane amounts of food, and very possibly...

Duration: 00:23:27

Ep. 50 - The Annihilator

A full three years before Jack the Ripper stalked the streets of London, there was another vicious serial killer who terrorized people in the city of Austin, Texas. The killer known sometimes as The Servant...

Duration: 00:26:13

Ep. 49 - The Departed

A recent National Geographic poll showed that more than 77 percent of the public believes that aliens from another planet have visited the earth at some point in history. It’s disturbing enough when a person...

Duration: 00:27:22

Ep 48 - The Carrier

New York in the early part of the 20th century was struck by a typhoid epidemic. An investigator managed to track down the unlikely cause, a 37-year-old cook named Mary Mallon. Although would go on...

Duration: 00:23:33

Patreon Minisode 1 - The Sultan's Palace

In New Orleans in the 1800s, a mysterious Turkish Sultan moved into a lavish mansion in New Orleans’s French Quarter. Legend has it that a bloody massacre occurred and no one knows who did it....

Duration: 00:11:05

Ep. 47 - The God Machine

In 1853, a reverend named John Murray Spear attempted to do something shocking. He believed he was receiving messages from spirits beyond the grave, who gave him instructions on how to build a mechanical messiah...

Duration: 00:23:25

Ep. 46 - The Kiss of Death

One common legend that appears over and over in many forms throughout cultures around the world, is the legend of the vampire. Listen to hear some vampire stories from history, including the real unsolved murder...

Duration: 00:30:35

Ep. 45 - The Falling Star

In 1932, actress Peg Entwistle made a name for herself in Hollywood. But it wasn’t because of any movie role. Peg gained worldwide infamy by jumping off the Hollywood sign to commit suicide. And even long...

Duration: 00:21:09

Ep. 44 - The Phantom

In 1946, the town of Texarkana was terrorized by a serial killer who stalked people parked in lover’s lanes at night. This mysterious madman has been the inspiration for countless songs, movies, books and urban...

Duration: 00:29:04

Bonus Episode: Interview with Ed Dentzel of Unfound Podcast

In this special bonus episode, I interview Ed Dentzel, host of the Unfound podcast. In this interview, Ed and I discuss some of his most interesting missing persons cases and what it takes to create...

Duration: 00:24:37

Ep. 43 - The Boys on the Ice

In 1868, the cargo ship The Arran set sail for Quebec, Canada from Greenock, Scotland. Unknown to the captain, on board were a group of seven young stowaways. What happened to those boys is the...

Duration: 00:26:56

Ep. 42 - The Call

Without a doubt the telephone is one of the greatest inventions in human history. But the invention also has a dark side. Listen to hear several true stories from history of unsolved murders, strange conspiracies...

Duration: 00:26:20

Ep. 41 - The Stain

You can often judge a society by how it treats it’s least fortunate members. In particular, the disabled and the mentally ill. Throughout history, people with mental illness have been shuttered away in massive insane...

Duration: 00:25:49

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