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Conspiracy Theories

The truth is rarely the best story. And when it’s not the only story, the truth deserves another look. Every Wednesday, we tell the complicated stories behind the world’s most controversial events and possible cover-ups. Conspiracy? Maybe. Coincidence? Maybe. Complicated? Absolutely. Conspiracy Theories is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.

The NFL's Concussion Coverups Pt. 1

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  • 300 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 46:53

Could one of America's favorite pastimes be a silent killer? For decades, the National Football League overlooked the effects of repeat concussions in their athletes — and some players continue to pay the cost in the form of depression, violent behavior, even suicide.

Deepwater Horizon Pt. 2

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  • 9 months ago
  • 41:34

Theories multiplied in online and radio discourse about the true perpetrators of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Was it the oil companies themselves, North Korea, or even radical environmentalist groups?

Deepwater Horizon Pt. 1

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  • 220 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 41:30

In 2010, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and then sank, kickstarting one of the largest oil spills in history. The companies who ran the rig became targets of lawsuits and heavy government regulation — but was the world looking at the wrong culprits?

Brittany Murphy’s Death Pt. 2

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  • 9 months ago
  • 47:00

Fans believed it was no coincidence that Brittany and her husband Simon died six months apart from the same complications. Some suspected toxic mold in the home. Others found a suspicious connection to the DHS. And her estranged father began casting doubt on her mother, claiming foul play. 

Welcome to the Family: The Kennedys

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  • 9 months ago
  • 01:23

They’re a powerful political dynasty with no shortage of tragedies, scandals and controversies. Ahead of the 60th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, revisit the most shocking moments in the Kennedy family history — from conspiracies and cover-ups to assassinations and affairs — in this Parcast limited series.  All 12 episodes are available January 19th. Listen free, only on Spotify. 

Brittany Murphy’s Death Pt. 1

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  • 370 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 44:15

Her breakout role in 1995’s “Clueless” made her America’s sweetheart. But was Brittany Murphy also a murder victim? The 32-year-old died under mysterious circumstances in 2009, and when her widower died of the exact cause just months later, Murphy’s mobster father cried “murder.”

Operation Gladio Pt. 2

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  • 9 months ago
  • 47:47

For decades, the C.I.A. funded Operation Gladio and hid it from the public. They may have also used their weapons and agents in an attempt to assassinate Pope John Paul II, and kill former Italian Prime Minister, Aldo Moro.

Operation Gladio Pt. 1

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  • 270 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 44:55

During the Cold War, a secret military operation hid hundreds of weapons caches throughout Europe. They trained resistance fighters and prepared for a Communist invasion, and may have also orchestrated a series of devastating terrorist attacks.

Asbestos Cover-Up Pt. 2

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  • 210 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 40:12

Secret files, vanished reports, called-in favors… How far did corporations, lobbyists, and possibly even high-ranking U.S. politicians go to protect the billion dollar asbestos industry? 

The Asbestos Cover-Up Pt. 1

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  • 220 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 38:19

Once called a “magical mineral,” asbestos was used in everything from curtains to cigarette filters in the 20th century. But as its health hazards became alarmingly apparent, America’s asbestos giants buried the truth of their deadly product.

The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 2)

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  • 10 months ago
  • 36:23

In the aftermath of the fire, a startling number of tips, twists, and witnesses came forward regarding the fate of the Sodder children. Their father, George, followed the clues for decades, driven by a suspicion of the “official” story and a belief that the blaze was no accident. This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history’s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. 

The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 1)

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  • 210 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 32:14

Early Christmas day in 1945, Jennie Sodder woke up to her house on fire. The blaze consumed her home, and five of her young children. Or did it? Strange events, prescient remarks, and a lack of human remains hinted at more nefarious — though no less tragic — outcomes.  This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history’s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Fernald School Pt. 2

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  • 10 months ago
  • 42:01

During the Cold War, the U.S. government funded radiation experiments on unwitting civilians — including a group of boys at Fernald. Who else was subjected to lab-rat treatment by the government? And can we be sure their covert experiments have stopped? 

Fernald School Pt. 1

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  • 10 months ago
  • 44:59

Originally billed as an education center for people with intellectual disabilities, the Fernald School exploited thousands of kids for free labor. The institution was rife with abuse even before it became a testing ground for radiation experiments in the 1940s and ‘50s.

Bermuda Triangle Pt. 2

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  • 190 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 43:05

This patch of ocean is at the center of famous disappearances, from the U.S.S. Cyclops to Naval Flight 19. Are they just coincidences? Or are more mysterious powers at play? 

Bermuda Triangle Pt. 1

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  • 310 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 42:11

Ships vanish. Planes disappear. And no wreckage ever seems to surface. The Bermuda Triangle in the Atlantic is known for its mysteries and deathly claims on countless lives — dating all the way back to ancient Greece.

The Bible Code Pt. 2

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  • 290 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 43:58

Ever since the Bible code was deciphered, theorists have wondered who was responsible. Was it a gift from extraterrestrial life forms? The work of time travelers? Or perhaps the code lies only in the minds of those who believe it… 

The Bible Code Pt. 1

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  • 450 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 45:26

A hidden code embedded within Hebrew Scripture has predicted some of the world’s biggest events, from the Gulf War and the Great Depression to the 1969 moon landing.

Supernatural Crossover: MK-Ultra

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  • 270 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 40:22

Today we’re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Supernatural with Ashley Flowers on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!  In 1953, Army scientist Frank Olson jumped out of a hotel window in New York City. His death was ruled a suicide, but decades later, word of a top-secret CIA program cast new light on the case. The program’s purpose? Assess the use of LSD… for mind control.

Incident at Fort Benning Pt. 2

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  • 11 months ago
  • 44:53

After spending years investigating the alien attack at Fort Benning, John Vasquez only found one other serviceman who remembered the events. Do both men share the same delusion, or did they really recover false memories?