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Each week, Dan Cummins takes fascinating listener suggested topics and enthusiastically dives into time sucks about everything from Charles Manson to the Lizard Illuminati, absurdly and sarcastically sharing the best of what he uncovers with you. Tim...Show More

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131 - Disappearances, Hidden Cities, Murders and More: National Park Mysteries

2:11:38 | Mar 18th

The origin of the Chupacabra legend! UFO sightings in Yosemite. A giant, lost Egyptian city in the Grand Canyon. Another underground city supposedly inhabited by mystical Lemurians in Mount Shasta. Mysterious murders. Unexplained disappearances. Haun...Show More

130 - Casey Anthony - Free and Guilty?

2:09:02 | Mar 11th

The jury didn't convict her, but, did Casey Anthony kill her two-year-old daughter for getting in the way of her party-girl lifestyle? Find out today on Timesuck!

129 - Ted "The Unabomber" Kaczynski

2:07:44 | Mar 4th

Ted Kaczynski, aka "The Unabomber, mailed and hand-delivered homemade explosive devices to targets he felt were responsible for fostering man's enslavement to industry and technology. Learn all about this bearded maniac on today's Timesuck!

128 - Serial Killer Pedro "Monster of the Andes" Lopez

1:47:28 | Feb 25th

Today we examine the life and dark deeds of preposterously prolific South American serial killer Pedro "Monster of the Andes" Lopez on Timesuck.

127 - Pedophile Island

1:54:15 | Feb 18th

Since 1990, Washington state has been placing high risk sexually violent predators on an island once their prison terms have been completed. Is the best way to address the problem of dangerous sex offenders?

126 - The Black Panthers

2:19:52 | Feb 11th

The Black Panthers! A very controversial civil rights group originating in Oakland, California in 1966. Formed by young revolutionaries Huey Newton and Bobby Seale in response to police brutality that become commonplace in Oakland. Based on the teach...Show More

125 - The Black Death

2:00:57 | Feb 4th

The Black Death Other killed between 25 and 75 million people in Europe alone in just over five years - we suck the Plague today on Timesuck!

124 - Mothman

2:06:37 | Jan 28th

Did a creature called Mothman really live in the woods of West Virginia in late 1966 and 1967? Find out in today's Timesuck!

123 - Serial Killer Ed Kemper: The Co-ed Killer

2:07:44 | Jan 21st

Born on December 18, 1948, in Burbank, California, Edmund Kemper, at age 15, killed both his grandparents to "see what it felt like." We investigate the twisted life of this psychotic killer today on Timesuck.

122 - Cleopatra: Queen. Seductress. Product Of SO MUCH INCEST!

1:52:48 | Jan 14th

Whopper of a tale for you today with the life of the last Pharaoh to rule Egypt. Battles, incest, murder, betrayal, and more!

121 - The DB Cooper Hijack Mystery

1:59:37 | Jan 7th

On November 24th, 1971, someone referring to themselves as DB Cooper pulled off the most mysterious airplane hijacking in US aviation history. We explore this mystery today on Timesuck.

120 - Year End Wrap Up! And More Tales of Inspiration

1:50:46 | Dec 31st, 2018

Two more tales of two people not letting what many would consider a disability slow them down in life and a review of how Timesuck has grown in 2018 and what we hope to do going forward. Hail Nimrod!

119 - Triumph Over Unbelievable Tragedy: Two Exceptional Tales!

1:29:41 | Dec 24th, 2018

Two tales of fellow humans overcoming unbelievable tragedy (blown off hands, amputation of ALL limbs) that exemplify the strength of the human spirit and prove that we meat sacks can overcome almost anything if we have the right attitude!

118 - The Alphabet Murders

2:06:13 | Dec 17th, 2018

A series of unsolved double initial killings from the early 1970s in Rochester, NY remain unsolved. Is a man convicted of four double initial killings in California responsible?

117 - Harriet MF'n Tubman

2:03:37 | Dec 10th, 2018

Harriet Tubman was one of the most important conductors on the Underground Railroad helping almost 300 others escape slavery after first escaping herself. And she was an f'ing badass in so many other ways!

116 - The Pinkerton Detective Agency - "We Never Sleep"

2:21:43 | Dec 3rd, 2018

A deep dive on the history of law enforcement and a look at how the Pinkertons revolutionized investigative techniques in a cops and robbers, true crime edition of Timesuck!

115 - Hatfield-McCoy Feud

2:17:55 | Nov 26th, 2018

Find out why the Hatfields and the McCoys repeatedly attacked one another in the rural Tug River Valley separating West Virginia and Kentucky for over decade in the late 19th century today on Timesuck.

114 - Illuminati Revealed! The New World Order Conspiracy

2:35:56 | Nov 19th, 2018

The origins of the New World Order Conspiracy explained and the workings of the conspiratorial mind examined in today's Timesuck!

113 - World War One: Unprecedented Carnage

2:20:16 | Nov 12th, 2018

It's the 100th anniversary of WW1! A deep dive into the factors that led to the war, the major battles of the war, and it's conclusion and aftermath.

112 - The Russian Sleep Experiment

1:45:13 | Nov 5th, 2018

Did Russian Scientists seal five prisoners in an airtight chamber and dosed them with an experimental stimulant gas to test the effects of prolonged sleep deprivation in the 1940s?

111 - Demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren (from Annabelle, the Conjuring, and more)

2:00:11 | Oct 29th, 2018

We dig into the life and tales of demonologists Ed and Lorraine Warren, the ghost hunters behind the "true" tales of the Conjuring, the Conjuring 2, Annabelle, Annabelle Creation and more, today, on Timesuck.

110 - Australia's Katherine Knight and the Murder Everyone Saw Coming

1:50:11 | Oct 22nd, 2018

On February 29th, 2000, forty-five year old Australian Katherine Knight stabbed her live-in boyfriend thirty-seven times skinned him and cooked various parts of his body with the intention of feeding him to his own children. Why? Find out in today's ...Show More

109 - The Chessboard Killer: Alexander Pichushkin

1:47:58 | Oct 15th, 2018

Russian serial killer Alexander "The Chessboard Killer" Pichushkin was convicted of killing 48 people in 2007 but may have killed many more. Find out how many and why on this true crime edition of Timesuck.

108 - Lizzie Borden Took an Axe...

2:11:52 | Oct 8th, 2018

During an oppressive heat wave in August 1892, prominent Fall River residents Andrew and Abby Borden were brutally murdered in their home; each dealt multiple and savage blows to their heads with a hatchet. Were they killed by Andrew's strange, thirt...Show More

107 - The Lost Colony of Roanoke

1:39:52 | Oct 1st, 2018

In 1587, Englishman John White led a group of 118 colonists to what was supposed to Roanoke Island. One hundred fifteen of those colonists were never seen again after White returned to England to get word to Sir Walter Raleigh that the colonists desp...Show More

106 - Andrew MF'n Jackson: Gunslingin' War Hero and President

1:53:33 | Sep 24th, 2018

Andrew Jackson. Seventh president of the United States. First president born to immigrant parents. Only president to serve in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812. First president to be a resident of a state other than Massachusetts or Vi...Show More

105 - Nikola Tesla: A Strange and Beautiful Mind

1:56:27 | Sep 17th, 2018

Nikola Tesla. The prototypical "mad scientist". He slept only a few hours a night and devoted his life to science like none-other. A rags-to-riches-to-rags visionary who was a giant in the field of scientific invention, he created the first alternati...Show More

Bonus 26: The Way of the Samurai, a Brief History of Japan, and the Warrior Life of Miyamoto Musashi

1:58:13 | Sep 14th, 2018

For centuries, Japan was ruled by a military dictatorship, the Shogunate, and the samurais were the enforcers of this rule. The samurai was soldier, police officer, judge, jury, and executioner. He was the warrior that would rather die than bring dis...Show More

104 - The Children of God Sex Cult

1:49:01 | Sep 10th, 2018

The Children of God cult aka The Family aka The Family International is still around today which is very disturbing considering their twisted origins and disgusting, sexually exploitive doctrinal past. Founded by David "Huge Perv" Berg in 1968 in Hun...Show More

103 - The Public Suicide of Budd Dwyer and the Tragic Events That Led Up To It

1:43:36 | Sep 3rd, 2018

On January 22nd, 1987, forty-seven year-old R. Budd Dwyer, Republican State Treasurer of Pennsylvania, held a press conference in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to address his recent conviction on eleven counts of conspiracy, mail fraud, perjury, and inter...Show More

102 - Immigration: Fact Versus Fiction

2:22:23 | Aug 27th, 2018

Immigration! Man - what a big, complicated topic. What is the Unite State's history with immigration? How much have policies changed over the years? How does illegal immigration actually affect the economy? How does illegal immigration actually affec...Show More

101 - The Candyman Killer: Houston's Nightmare

1:48:07 | Aug 20th, 2018

Dean Arnold Corll. The Candyman Killer. A Texas momma’s boy who first made friends with local kids by handing out candy from his family’s Houston candy store like the absolute creep he was. A man who then groomed a teen boy to be his murder, rape, an...Show More

100 - Drunk as F*#k Suck of the Axeman of New Orleans

2:22:15 | Aug 13th, 2018

Well, you asked for it. We got a bunch of emails to do something special for the 100th Monday episode of TImesuck and the main request was to do Timesuck's version of Drunk History. So, the good folks from fantastic restaurant 10/six in Couer d'Alen...Show More

99 - Area 51: Secret Weapons Program or Alien Experimentation?

1:41:10 | Aug 6th, 2018

What actually goes on at Area 51? There are two competing narratives. One involves a series of classified Cold War projects involving covert aerial surveillance aircraft and nuclear weapons testing, and then there is the conspiracy-laden, primarily e...Show More

Bonus 25 - Werewolves: Howl at the Moon!

1:38:12 | Aug 3rd, 2018

Werewolves! Awhoooooooo! Shape-shifting creatures of the night with unusual speed, otherworldly strength, lightning fast reflexes, and incredibly heightened senses. Monsters who can be a gentle, thoughtful human being one moment and a feral, wild blo...Show More

98 - The Assassination of Lincoln: It's Crazier Than You Think

1:59:42 | Jul 30th, 2018

John Wilkes Booth wasn't some community theater bit player. He wasn't a bartender who did summer theater. He was one of the most famous actors of the day and a member of THE most famous acting family of the 19th century. And he killed the President. ...Show More

97 - Spartacus: When Gladiators Attacked Rome Itself

1:46:25 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Spartacus was a Thracian gladiator who escaped his gladiatorial school in Capua with about 70 other gladiators and slaves and then led a slave rebellion against the armies of Rome in the 1st century BCE , commanding a fighting force that grew to an a...Show More

96 - Pennhurst State Hospital: Pennsylvania's Dirty Secret

1:42:12 | Jul 16th, 2018

Billed now as the Pennhurst Haunted Asylum, Pennhurst was never an asylum. It wasn't a home for the mentally ill when it first opened its doors in 1908. It was a home for epileptics and the intellectually disabled, then called "idiotic" and "feeble-m...Show More

Bonus 24 - The Toy Box Killer: New Mexico's Satanic Sadist

1:53:50 | Jul 13th, 2018

WARNING/DISCLAIMER: This is the most disturbing episode of Timesuck thus far. To the point I considered not releasing it. Maybe it just hit me unusually hard for some reason but the crime scene details are very sexually explicit and haunting. If desc...Show More

95 - Pancho MFN' Villa: Mexico's Robin Hood

1:41:50 | Jul 9th, 2018

Pancho Villa! Pancho Villa was a revolutionary fighter who despised the wealthy landowners who had subjugated the impoverished farming class, comprised of mostly indigenous people, since long before he was born. He stole from the rich and gave to the...Show More

94 - The Donner Party: Cannibalism, Cholera, and More Horribleness

1:43:52 | Jul 2nd, 2018

The story of the Donner Party is one of the most disturbing tales of western migration during the time of Manifest Destiny, the common 19th-century belief that the United States was destined to expand across the entire continent from the Atlantic to ...Show More

93 - The Aztec Empire: So Much Human Sacrifice!

2:00:25 | Jun 25th, 2018

Today we’re talking about the Aztecs! The Aztecs built a vast empire, one that outpaced, out-staged, and out-populated the likes of Paris at the time. They were a powerhouse warrior based society with an interesting obsession with human sacrifice. Wh...Show More

Bonus 23 - Knights Templar pt 2 of 2: Fall and Conspiracies

1:49:28 | Jun 22nd, 2018

The Knights Templar fought their last stand in the Holy Land (their last proper stand) in Acre in 1291 and shit was epic. They went down, but, they didn't go down easy. And then, less than two decades later, a corrupt French King forced a weak Pope i...Show More

92 - Knights Templar pt 1 of 2: License to Kill (Rise of the Pope's Army)

1:52:28 | Jun 18th, 2018

The Knights Templar was founded in 1119 CE on the principles of chastity, obedience and poverty - but they soon, ironically became immensely wealthy and obedient to almost no one but themselves and the Pope. The Templars financed wars, built castles,...Show More

91 - The Ma Barker Gang! Ruthless 1930s Killers

1:57:06 | Jun 11th, 2018

The Ma Barker gang robbed bank, after bank, after drugstore, after hardware store, clothing store, Chevy dealership, jewelry store, and still more banks in the early 1930s. They committed more robberies and took more lives than the much more famous D...Show More

90 - The Golden State Killer

1:51:54 | Jun 4th, 2018

On Tuesday, April 24th, 2018, Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, was taken into custody by local police and FBI agents when he stepped outside his Citrus Heights home, a quiet suburb of Sacramento. The man believed to be the East Area Rapist, also known as t...Show More

Bonus 22 - Edgar Allan Poe

1:52:14 | Jun 1st, 2018

Edgar Allan Poe did more than write The Raven and look creepy. He also basically invented the modern detective story. He was America's first "master of suspense" according to Stephen King and many other modern authors. He changed the way American aut...Show More

89 - Joan of Arc

2:02:41 | May 28th, 2018

Joan of Arc was BURNED ALIVE on May 30th, 1431 CE, something no one ever aspires to have written on their obituary. She fought to end the Hundred Years' War between England and France on behalf of Charles VII, the King of France she would help crown....Show More

88 - Aokigahara: Japan's Suicide Forest

1:44:38 | May 21st, 2018

An alarming number of Japanese citizens have taken a dark pilgrimage to the Aokigahara forest, more commonly known as Japan’s suicide forest, to end their lives, most commonly by hanging themselves from some of the forest's tree branches. Why? Why he...Show More

87 - The "Real" Men in Black

1:42:05 | May 14th, 2018

Cold Open: The Men in Black. The men who inspired the movies, not Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Who or what are they? Aliens? Extra top secret government officials specializing in suppressing UFO-related information? Modern folklore? Absolute and u...Show More

BONUS 21 - Jack the Ripper!

1:54:15 | May 11th, 2018

From August seventh to September tenth, 1888, a crazed killer who came to be known as "Jack the Ripper” terrorized the Whitechapel district of London's impoverished East End. This extremely violent sadist brutally killed at least five prostitutes, mu...Show More

86 - The Green River Killer

1:52:34 | May 7th, 2018

Gary "The Green River Killer" Ridgway is currently in prison in Walla Walla, Washington, having been convicted of 49 different murders, most of which took place in the early and mid-1980s. It took investigators nearly 20 years to catch this seemingl...Show More

85 - The Spanish Inquisition

1:49:36 | Apr 30th, 2018

The Spanish Inquisition started in 1478 and lasted all the way until 1834 - and it was terrible the whole time. But it was at its worst in the first hundred years, when thousands and thousands of innocent people living in the new Spanish Empire were ...Show More

84 - The Demonic Possession of Anneliese Michel 2 of 2

1:58:52 | Apr 23rd, 2018

In 1973, 21 year old German college student Anneliese Michel began to descend into an existence of pure and utter madness. She had begun to see the faces of demons appear around her with increasing frequency. She awoke more and more often in the midd...Show More

BONUS 20 - The Demonic Possession of Anneliese Michel 1 of 2

1:29:00 | Apr 20th, 2018

Anneliese Michel would die in a small, German town on July 1st, 1976. The official cause of death? Malnutrition and dehydration. But why did she stop eating? Mental illness? She’d seen a plethora of doctors for years, none of whom could determine, be...Show More

83 - Lost Books of the Bible!

1:41:40 | Apr 16th, 2018

The Lost Books of the Bible! Is that really what we’re talking about today on Timesuck? Yes. Was I super excited to dive into this topic when I found out our Space Lizard listeners voted it in on the app? No! I mean, we just did an episode last week ...Show More

82 - The Westboro Baptist Lunatics

1:30:09 | Apr 9th, 2018

The Westboro Baptist Church (WBC), founded by hatemonger Fred Phelps, is an American church (cult) known for protesting funerals with preposterously homophobic signs and for its use of inflammatory hate speech, especially against LGBT+ people. They a...Show More

81 - The Stanford Prison Experiment

1:32:21 | Apr 2nd, 2018

The Stanford Prison Experiment is one of the most famous psychological studies ever conducted. In 1971, newly tenured psychology professor Richard Zimbardo turned the basement of the Stanford University psychology department into a fake prison where ...Show More

BONUS 19: Richard "The Night Stalker" Ramirez

1:47:32 | Mar 30th, 2018

Serial killer Richard Ramirez killed at least 14 people and raped and tortured at least two dozen more, mostly during the Spring and Summer of 1985. He robbed to support his coke habit and and he tortured, raped, and killed to both sexually satisfy h...Show More

80 - America's Guns: What is the Real Problem?

1:36:33 | Mar 26th, 2018

Toughest topic I’ve tackled so far. Marches going on across the country to ban assault rifles. School walkouts. Gun rights advocates staging their own protests. Celebrities posting all kinds of feel good, emotional quotes. But are we looking at this ...Show More

79 - The Chernobyl Disaster: What, Why, and How Bad Was it?

1:31:24 | Mar 19th, 2018

On Friday, April 25th, 1986, the Soviet city of Pripyat, built to support the local nuclear power plant Chernobyl, had 13,414 apartments, a hospital, a movie theater, an art school, a central park with a giant ferris wheel, and over 50,000 residents...Show More

78 - Defiance: the Nazi Killing Bielski Brothers

1:40:51 | Mar 12th, 2018

The Bielski brothers led the largest Jewish-led rescue operation of Jewish civilians in ALL of World War II. They saved over 1,200 men, women, and children by hiding them in the forests of Western Belo-russia, from 1942-1944. More than 20,000 descend...Show More

BONUS 18: Aleister Crowley: The Wickedest Man in the World

1:53:41 | Mar 9th, 2018

Aleister Crowley was many things: an author, an artist, a poet, a mystic, a student, a mountaineer, a world traveler, and a notorious occultist. He shocked Victorian and post-Victorian England and the Western World at-large with his "Satanic" ways. H...Show More

77 - Norse Gods

1:34:22 | Mar 5th, 2018

What in the shit are we talking about this week? Norse Gods! Turns out they’re still being worshipped today. Who knew? Well, our own Timesuck editor Jesse Dobner for one, who is a practicing Asatruar.  Apparently a lot of people in Iceland also knew ...Show More

76 - Tupac & Biggie: Fame, Money, & Murder

1:43:31 | Feb 26th, 2018

Tupac and Biggie - two of the biggest hip hop stars of all time. And neither of them would see the age of 26. Their West Coast/East Coast rap feud helped sell millions of records, helped launch the career of Puff Daddy. It cemented Death Row Records ...Show More

75 - Guns and God: David Koresh's Waco Siege

1:52:18 | Feb 19th, 2018

Feb. 28th, 2018 will mark the 25th anniversary of the ATF raiding the Branch Davidian Compound in Waco Texas, setting off a 51 day armed standoff between federal agents and militant Christian fanatics. Over 80 people would die, most in the final day ...Show More

BONUS 17 - Ed Gein: The Butcher of Plainfield

1:43:35 | Feb 16th, 2018

When murder investigators entered the rural farm house of loner Ed Gein just outside the tiny town of Plainfield, Wisconsin on November 16th, 1957, they found a scene like nothing any American investigator had ever seen before. A scene of outlandish,...Show More

74 - The IRA: Freedom FIghters or Terrorists?

1:43:46 | Feb 12th, 2018

The Irish Republican Army. Guys and gals who have, since their inception, been viewed as a liberation force by some and a terrorist group by others. They fight for the liberation of Northern Ireland from whom they view as British oppressors. But, as ...Show More

73 - Digital Immortality

1:33:22 | Feb 5th, 2018

I recently watched the new 4th season of Black Mirror on Netflix, and, if this season has a theme, I’d say it’s the concept of digital immortality. Can human consciousness be transferred into digital form? And, if so, is this digital version of ourse...Show More

72 - The Colonial Devastation of Africa

1:45:44 | Jan 29th, 2018

Before this week I knew very little about Africa’s history. It’s a continent of many nations, nations whose boundaries and governments are near constantly in some state of transition. It’s a beautiful continent rich in wildlife, natural resources, an...Show More

BONUS 16 - Doc Holliday

1:46:24 | Jan 26th, 2018

"I'm your huckleberry." Did the real Doc Holliday actually say that? Or was that some Hollywood dramatization added to Tombstone? Turns out he did tell Johnny Ringo he was a huckleberry when he tried to step in for Wyatt Earp in a showdown. Val Kilme...Show More

71 - Stalin: Russia's Ruthless Man of Steel

1:58:06 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Joseph Stalin. Icon of the 20th century. Personification of Soviet might. Catalyst of the Cold War. Hero to some, monster to many. The Man of Steel who brought the Soviet Union to the world stage and helped end WWII while simultaneously terrorizing h...Show More

70 - The Jersey Devil

1:39:43 | Jan 15th, 2018

The Jersey Devil. Is it a kangaroo-like creature with the head of a goat, horse, or dog? Most agree that it has wings, hooves, horns, and a tail. Where does it come from? Many describe a dragon-like creature. Or does it walk on two legs like others h...Show More

69 - Freemasons 2 of 2: Are Freemasons the Illuminati?

1:29:33 | Jan 8th, 2018

Do the Freemasons work hand in hand with the illuminati? Are the Freemasons and the Illuminati one and the same? Is Alex Jones a Freemason? Was Jack the Ripper a Freemason? Did George Washington, definitely a Freemason, build the Washington D.C. monu...Show More

BONUS 15 - Freemasons 1 of 2: Original Cult of the Curious?

1:32:36 | Jan 5th, 2018

Who are the Freemasons? An ancient, Satanic organization who are part of the illuminati and intent of destroying Christianity and ruling the world? A harmless fraternal organization that gives its members a sense of community and encourages them to b...Show More

68 - John Wayne Gacy: Chicago's Serial Killing Clown

1:39:06 | Jan 1st, 2018

John Wayne Gacy aka Pogo the clown aka Patches the clown aka the Devil himself. This outgoing member of his Chicago community, this Democratic Party volunteer, high ranking member of the Jaycees, parade organizer, and successful contractor by day was...Show More

67 - Einstein: A Complicated Genius

1:48:07 | Dec 25th, 2017

Einstein! Theoretical physicist. Nobel Prize winning mathematician. Guy who made his name synonymous with genius. Man who changed the world’s understanding of space and time. Guy who Flat Earthers and Conspiracy nuts think is a fraud. A man who staye...Show More

66 - Eleanor MF'n Roosevelt

1:31:56 | Dec 18th, 2017

Who was Eleanor Roosevelt? She was the niece of Theodore Roosevelt. The wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt. So much Roosevelt! She was also a bad MF'er. She revolutionized the role of First Lady in American Politics. She didn’t just plan parties for othe...Show More

Bonus 14 - Oak Island Mystery!

1:44:40 | Dec 15th, 2017

What is the Oak Island Mystery? Why have been teams of people been digging hundreds of feet into the ground for over 200 years there? Is there buried pirate treasure? Aztec gold? Secrets of the Knights Templar? Bojangles’ missing leg? His missing eye...Show More

65 - Griselda "The Godmother" Blanco: Cocaine Queenpin

1:41:26 | Dec 11th, 2017

Griselda Blanco. The Godmother. La Madrina. The Black Widow. The Columbian drug lord who came BEFORE the Medellin Cartel. Before Pablo Escobar. The woman who helped turn 1980s Miami into one of the world's most dangerous cities. Let’s get into some ...Show More

64 - Pizzagate: How to make lies sound like truth

1:40:39 | Dec 4th, 2017

What the Hell is Pizzagate? It’s a detailed conspiracy theory claiming that a pedophile ring - a Satanic pedophile ring was being run out of a Hillary Clinton-linked Washington D.C. pizzeria called Comet Ping Pong. Seriously. Edgar Maddison Welch be...Show More

63 - BTK Killer: Bind. Torture. Kill.

1:41:17 | Nov 27th, 2017

BTK. Bind. Torture. Kill. The name Wichita Serial Killer Dennis Rader gave to himself in the 1970s in letters he sent to the Wichita press where he would flaunt his crimes and taunt the police. He bound, tortured, and killed various residents of Wich...Show More

BONUS 13 - Unit 731: Japan's Evil Experiments

1:39:17 | Nov 24th, 2017

What is Unit 731? It was one of Japan's WWII era medical research centers where doctors performed horrific experiments on prisoners, gruesomely torturing and killing human lab rats in order to improve biological, gas, chemical, and other weapons. Pri...Show More

62 - Dyatlov Pass Incident

1:44:51 | Nov 20th, 2017

Sometime in the late hours of Feb. 1st, 1959, nine Russian college students died tragically in the Northern Ural mountains of the Soviet Union. When their bodies were finally found, a strange crime scene unfolded. The hikers had cut their way out of ...Show More

61 - Chief Crazy Horse

1:42:32 | Nov 13th, 2017

Chief Crazy Horse. Pride of the Lakota people. Brilliant military tactician who handed the US Military it’s two greatest losses ever delivered at the hands of the Sioux Nation. Who was this fearless warrior and who were his people? Why did he fight? ...Show More

60 - Man of War: Chesty Puller

1:26:33 | Nov 6th, 2017

The most highly decorated Marine in the history of the Corps, Lewis "Chesty" Puller won five Navy Crosses, a Purple Heart, a Silver Star, the Army Distinguished Service Cross, five Presidential Unit Citations, and more. He fought for the Marines in H...Show More

BONUS 12 - The Zodiac Killer

1:44:37 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Who killed five people for sure and possibly many more in central California in late 1968 and 1969 and then taunted the entire Bay Area with letters sent in to the press revealing details of the crimes only the killer and the police would know? Who ...Show More

59 - The Shadow People

1:45:20 | Oct 30th, 2017

Welcome to a Halloween edition of Timesuck! Have you ever felt like something in the shadows was watching you? Something ominous. Have you ever woken up to the sensation that a strange, dark, presence was in your room? Or, have you actually seen a sh...Show More

58 - The Bermuda Triangle

1:36:35 | Oct 23rd, 2017

What actually goes on in the Bermuda Triangle? Do more ships and airplanes disappear within it’s borders than they do anywhere elsewhere? And if they are disappearing - where the Hell do they go!?! Who or what is to blame? Nature? UFOs? Some electro...Show More

BONUS 11 - The Amityville Horror

1:31:36 | Oct 20th, 2017

At roughly 3:00 AM, Nov. 13, 1974, twenty three year old Ronald Joseph "Butch" DeFeo Jr took a thirty-five caliber Marlin rifle and executed all six members of entire immediate family in their sleep at the family home on 112 Ocean Avenue in Amityvill...Show More

57 - The Butcher of Rostov: Serial Killer Andrei Chikatilo

1:38:09 | Oct 16th, 2017

We go REAL dark this week on Timesuck with an examination of Russian serial killer and relentless sadist Andrei Chikatilo, a monster who killed between 53-56 men, women, and mostly children between 1978 and 1990 in Southeastern Russia in horrific eye...Show More

56 - The Wonderland Murders (live performance in Hollywood!): Coke, Porn, and John Holmes

1:27:57 | Oct 9th, 2017

Four dead bodies were found on July 1, 1981, at 8763 Wonderland Avenue in the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles. It was the most gruesome LA murder scene since the Manson murders of 1969. Within days, America’s most famous porn star, John Hol...Show More

BONUS 10 - Timesuck Sucks Itself

1:34:11 | Oct 6th, 2017

Timesuck sucks itself in this special 1,000 review bonus edition of Timesuck! Why did I create Timesuck in the first place? Why did I get into standup at all? Where was I born and raised and by whom? I reveal more about myself, my history in standup,...Show More

55 - The Disappearance of Amelia Earhart

1:32:20 | Oct 2nd, 2017

What happened to Amelia Earhart on July 2nd, 1937? Where did Amelia and her navigator, Fred Noonan, disappear to? Amelia was due to land on Howland Island, 1700 miles Southwest of Honolulu, on her almost completed quest to become the first female pil...Show More

54 - Heaven's Gate UFO Cult

1:40:26 | Sep 25th, 2017

What led 39 people to kill themselves in a desperate attempt to board a spaceship in 1997? Why did anyone believe that Marshall Applewhite, a former choir director, was the Second Coming of Christ, and that he would fly his faithful to Heaven via a s...Show More

53 - Teddy MF'n Roosevelt! President Tough Guy

1:42:13 | Sep 18th, 2017

America's 26th President went from an asthmatic child to a weightlifting, boxing, mountain climbing, book writing, lots-of-animals killing, calvary rough riding, NYC police commissioner, war hero, author, conservationist, Amazon explorer, and dude wh...Show More

BONUS 9 - The Salem Witch Trials

1:45:56 | Sep 15th, 2017

So much crazy in one episode. In 1692, the residents of Salem Village became obsessed with the idea that the Devil himself was in their midst and that he was being helped by an army of witches looking to bring down all of New England. A special court...Show More

52 - 9/11: Looking Back at the Day That Changed America Forever

1:43:32 | Sep 11th, 2017

The Department of Homeland Security. Operation Enduring Freedom. TSA. The Patriot Act. The second gulf war in Iraq. All the legacy of September 11th, 2001. Terrorism and heroism, tyranny and patriotism, facts and conspiracies; all get sucked today, o...Show More

51 - "The Iceman": Serial Killer Richard Kuklinski

1:43:34 | Sep 4th, 2017

Richard Kuklinski once shot a man twice in the head on Christmas Eve because the guy owed him $1600. He beat a kid to death with a closet rod when he was 13. He strangled, stabbed, poisoned, shot, bludgeoned, burned, exploded and allegedly otherwise ...Show More

50 - The Ku Klux Klan: Who are these hatemongers?

1:33:19 | Aug 28th, 2017

Recent events in Charlottesville, VA reminded me that the KKK is still around. I realized I've never thought much about who these people are. When was the KKK founded? By whom and why? Why are people even racist in the first place? All of this and m...Show More

BONUS 8 - Project MK Ultra: The CIA experiments with LSD

1:49:10 | Aug 25th, 2017

In the 1950s, members of the CIA's Project MK Ultra were busy dropping acid, taking shrooms, and conducting some of our nation's most outlandish experiments in their quest to beat Russia in a race to see who could develop a truth serum, induce select...Show More

49 - Kurt Cobain: The Triumph and Tragedy of Alt Rock's Greatest Icon

1:37:49 | Aug 21st, 2017

The life of Kurt, the rise of Nirvana, and the circumstances of his tragic death in today's grunge edition of Timesuck!  Timesuck is brought to you by the Crime in Sports podcast. Find them on PodcastONE.com, the PodcastONE app, or anywhere podcas...Show More

48 - Slenderman: A Modern Monster is Born

1:29:37 | Aug 14th, 2017

In 2014, two twelve year old Wisconsin girls believed in monsters. They believed in one, Slenderman, so completely, they decided to kill their friend to prove their worth to Slenderman so they could become his "proxies" and live with him in his woodl...Show More

47 - Rasputin: Russia's Mad Monk

1:41:16 | Aug 7th, 2017

Rasputin is one of the strangest historical figures out there. Learn all about this mad monk and Russia's transition from imperialism to communism in a truly fascinating suck! This episode of Timesuck is brought to you buy the Fantasy Footballer...Show More

EP 46 - Blood Countess Elizabeth Bathory: Most Prolific Female Serial Killer Ever?

1:25:35 | Jul 31st, 2017

16th century Hungary was a place and time of unimaginable violence. How did one woman stand out for excessive butchery in an age when butchery was the norm? Find out in another full-evil, medieval edition of Timesuck! This episode of Timesuck is ...Show More

45 - North Korea: Prison Posing as a Nation

1:41:42 | Jul 24th, 2017

What is happening over in North Korea, how insane is Kim Jong-un, and how bad is life for the average North Korean citizen? Find out in this totalitarian edition of Timesuck. Today's episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon! Go to www.mackweldon.com a...Show More

44 - The Transgender Debate

1:38:37 | Jul 17th, 2017

What does it actually mean to be transgender? Why does one person identifying as transgender scare, disgust, or enrage so many others? Does it really matter? Listen, be entertained, and maybe gain a new perspective on a topic you either knew nothing ...Show More

BONUS 7 - Vlad "the Impaler" Dracula: Man Behind the Vampire

1:42:33 | Jul 14th, 2017

How do you become the real life basis for the most famous monster of our time? By being one of the most sadistic and terrifying figures who ever lived. Vlad impaled, disemboweled, boiled, burned, hacked, tortured, and beheaded his way in world wide n...Show More

43 - The Lost City of Atlantis! So Many Crazy Theories...

1:45:07 | Jul 10th, 2017

Atlantis! Did a highly advanced civilization sink into the sea tens of thousands of years ago?  Can the cultures of the Romans, Maya, Incas, Mesopotamians, Greeks and more all be traced back to it?  Or is Atlantis just another myth? An oceanic metrop...Show More

42 - Martin Luther King, Jr.: Life, Legacy and Assassination Conspiracy

1:50:46 | Jul 3rd, 2017

How much do you really know about Martin Luther King, Jr.? Did you know he was so committed to nonviolence that he refused to even defend himself from a white supremacist that once attacked him on stage? That he urged angry neighbors to stay calm aft...Show More

41 - Blood and Glory: True Tales of the Texas Rangers

1:35:55 | Jun 26th, 2017

If it weren't for the Texas Rangers, Texas probably wouldn't be a state today. These wild, eccentric frontiersman rode into battle on crippled legs, gun wound shortened arms, shot horseshoes out of cannons and did whatever it took to get the job done...Show More

40 - Doomsday Drama! Nostradamus & Apocalypse Prophets

1:28:47 | Jun 19th, 2017

Did Nostradamus predict a series of major world events that would occur hundreds of years after his death? Did he know when the world would end? Or is it all just a bunch of ridiculous nonsense? Find out who Nostradamus was, what he predicted, what I...Show More

39 - Bonnie & Clyde: Original Gangsters

1:38:16 | Jun 12th, 2017

On May 23rd, 1934, 23 year old Bonnie Parker was shot 26 times. 25 year old Clyde Barrow was shot 17 times. They died in a hail of gunfire, initiated by legendary Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who'd come out of retirement to catch them.  Why did the law ...Show More

38 - JFK Assassination Part 2 of 2

1:28:27 | Jun 5th, 2017

The conclusion of Timesuck's first two part episode. Do I think Oswald killed Kennedy? I don't think so. Do I think the CIA was involved in Kennedy's death? I do think so. I know this all sounds crazy! But take a listen and find out why I came to the...Show More

BONUS 6 - JFK Assassination Part 1 of 2

1:31:12 | Jun 2nd, 2017

We know that on November 22nd, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30PM CST while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in a 1961 open-top, Lincoln Continental convertible limousine. Why can't we ...Show More

37 - Shark Attacks! Great Whites, Megalodon, & Blood in the Water…

1:18:46 | May 29th, 2017

Why do sharks terrify us? How dangerous are they? Can they attack in fresh water!?! Can they nibble your dick off!?! SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! So many answers on this getting ready for summertime, shark-infested edition of Timesuck! Today's episode is bro...Show More

36 - Jeffrey Dahmer: The Cannibal of Milwaukee

1:31:40 | May 22nd, 2017

Sadist. Rapist. Pedophile. Murderer. Cannibal. Necrophiliac. Jeffrey Dahmer was all of these things. But why? Why did he do it? What exactly did he do? Find out on this fascinating and cringeworthy edition of Timesuck! This episode of Timesuck is bro...Show More

35 - Murder, Drugs, Porn, and Pirates: Tales From the Dark Web

1:24:50 | May 15th, 2017

On Friday, May 25th, 2015, 31 year old Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, was sentenced to life in prison for money laundering, computer hacking, conspiracy to traffic narcotics, "drug kingpin" charges, and he narrowly avoided "procurement ...Show More

34 - Jonestown Massacre: Cult leader Jim Jones and his mass suicide in South America

1:27:25 | May 8th, 2017

The most insane suck yet, Timesuckers. How did a pastor and political activist convince nearly 1,000 people to move from California to a communist jungle compound in Guyana and then kill themselves by drinking poisoned Flavor Aid? Listen, find out, a...Show More

33 - Designer Babies: The Scary Pandora's Box of Genetic Modification

1:00:50 | May 1st, 2017

What exactly are designer babies? What plants and animals have scientists already genetically modified? Have any humans been genetically modified? How will genetic modification affect the future of the human race?  Find out and get 20% off any purcha...Show More

BONUS 5 - Pablo Escobar: Coke, Power, Mayhem & So Much Money

1:34:34 | Apr 28th, 2017

How do you rise from being so poor your parents can't afford to buy you shoes for school to being the 7th richest man in the entire world? If you're Pablo Escobar you do it through violence, intimidation, and selling a crazy amount of cocaine. Eighty...Show More

32 - Marilyn Monroe: Life, Death, & Murder Conspiracy

1:28:26 | Apr 24th, 2017

What do you know about Marilyn Monroe? Did you know it took years after she being "discovered" for her to "make it"? That she spent part of her childhood in an orphanage? That she never knew who her father was? Or that her mother spent most of Marily...Show More

31 - The Mandela Effect: False Memories, Satanic Cults, Parallel Universes, and more...

1:17:53 | Apr 17th, 2017

The Mandela Effect: a large group of people remembering an event that never happened or remembering an alternate version of an event that did happen in the same, incorrect way. Is this proof that there are parallel dimensions some of us are slipping ...Show More

30 - Caligula: Rome's Monstrous Son

1:30:17 | Apr 10th, 2017

Special guest episode! The hosts of the wildly entertaining Crime and Sports and Small Town Murder podcasts, James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman, ride along for today's suck on ancient Rome and one of the tyrants it created, Caligula. Was Caligula a...Show More

29 - The Mysterious Death of Elisa Lam

1:12:30 | Apr 3rd, 2017

On February 1st, 2013, 21 year old Canadian college student Elisa Lam vanished while staying at the Cecil hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Her nude, decomposing body isn't found until the morning of February 19th, after hotel residents complain of foul...Show More

BONUS 4 - Scientology

1:27:16 | Mar 31st, 2017

Scientology. What do they believe? How did it begin? Who, exactly, was L Ron Hubbard? What appeal does it have for Tom Cruise? So much crazy revealed on this OT9, beyond clear, Sea Org edition of Timesuck.

28 - Blackbeard the pirate!

1:11:49 | Mar 27th, 2017

In just a year as captain of his own fleet of pirates, Blackbeard made one hell of a name for himself. A name that's lasted to this day. Pistols, cutlasses, looting, plundering - even the lawless Buccaneer island of Tortuga and pirate city of Nassau ...Show More

27 - ISIS, Syria, and Islam

1:11:06 | Mar 20th, 2017

Yup. ISIS. We're talking about them Timesuckers! A brief explanation of Islam, what's going on in Syria, and how President Assad may be even worse than ISIS (and they're pretty bad). An intense, controversial, and entertaining edition of Timesuck!

26 - Sasquatch vs Loch Ness Monster!

1:07:42 | Mar 13th, 2017

It's the Skunk Ape from Shreveport, the Bigfoot from Bremerton squaring off against the Sea Creature from Scotland, the dinosaur of Drumnadrochit. Sasquatch versus The Loch Ness Monster! Which legend do you believe? Which creature’s believers are mor...Show More

BONUS 3 - Hitler's Third Reich: How Did It Happen?

1:11:43 | Mar 10th, 2017

How did Hitler and his Nazi Party ever gain political power in 1930s Germany? Why didn't the German people revolt? Why didn't America or any other countries intervene? How did the Jewish persecution begin? The foundation for Hitler and WWII examined ...Show More

25 - Serial Killer H.H. Holmes and his Murder Castle

1:05:46 | Mar 6th, 2017

Who has a murder castle!?! 19th century serial killer H.H. Holmes, that's who. Dubbed "America's first serial killer", Holmes' terrorized Chicago during the 1893 World's Fair, killing an estimated 200 women in his literal house of horror. Trap doors,...Show More

24 - Wild West Legend Billy the Kid

1:10:51 | Feb 27th, 2017

William Bonney aka Billy the Kid killed several men while still a teenager and shot his way out of a New Mexico jail when he was 21. He shot a man for insulting him,  gunned down another in a saloon, and was shot dead himself before reaching his 22nd...Show More

23 - The Nigerian Email Scam

47:23 | Feb 20th, 2017

Ever wondered who's sending you those crazy emails from someone claiming to want share a large sum of money with you or be tracking you down for a huge inheritance? Why are they almost always supposedly from Nigeria? Why are they so poorly written? F...Show More

22 - Al Capone's Valentine's Day Massacre

1:05:04 | Feb 13th, 2017

On Feb. 14th, 1929, seven men were found dead in a North Side Chicago garage. The scene was grisly - each man had been shot anywhere from nine to fifteen times, mowed down with shotguns and Thompson "Tommy Gun" sub-machine guns. Who were they? Why di...Show More

BONUS 2 - Alien Extravaganza! Roswell, Area 51, UFOs and more!

1:30:38 | Feb 10th, 2017

When did humans first claim to be contacted by extraterrestrials? What really happened at Roswell? What is going on at Area 51? Why do aliens want to stick things in our butts? Is it all made up!?! Take a listen to a thoroughly researched (and very s...Show More

21 - Ghosts & Magic: Houdini takes on Spiritualism

1:24:59 | Feb 6th, 2017

In the early 1920s, world renown escape artist and master magician, Harry Houdini, became obsessed with exposing seance-holding mediums as frauds and imposters, sometimes cancelling his own shows to attend their performances and debunk them. Who was ...Show More

20 - Insane Insane Asylum Tales

54:22 | Jan 30th, 2017

What started off as a listener suggested look into the Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia became a disturbing timesuck into the dark history of mental health patient mistreatment, especially in late 19th century America. A diagno...Show More

19 - Flat Earth Theory F*ckery

49:07 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Welcome to a Flat Earth Society edition of Timesuck! Think the Earth is a floating disc being propelled upwards by something you can't define? Think gravity is a myth? Do you have no respect for science in general and/or empirical evidence? Well, the...Show More

18 - Charles Manson: Sex, Murder, and Helter Skelter

1:04:50 | Jan 16th, 2017

In 1969 Charles Manson convinced Tex Watson and several young women to brutally murder seven innocent people in Los Angeles, including rising star/model Sharon Tate. Why did he do it and how did he become the crazy guy we see now with a swastika on h...Show More

17 - Is Walmart the Problem?

58:25 | Jan 9th, 2017

Is Walmart destroying middle class America? Is it the problem or merely a symptom of a larger economic disease? Find out who's bending over working class Americans and how hard they're sticking it to the them in this ear-opening edition of Timesuck!

16 - Is We Getting Dumberest?

40:09 | Jan 2nd, 2017

What happened to the good old days when dumb, lazy fucks used to just die in the pre-industrialized, non-welfare state world of yesteryear?  It’s never been easier for the least motivated members of society to stay alive and procreate. Is our gene po...Show More

BONUS 1 - Robert the Cursed Doll

42:23 | Dec 30th, 2016

Old porcelain dolls weird me out. Especially the kind whose eyes blink when you move them around. Those all too realistic looking glass eyes that seem to be truly watching you. Just thinking about it gives me the chills. Certain dolls are just creepy...Show More

15 - LBJ's "Jumbo" Johnson

36:41 | Dec 26th, 2016

It was a crazy time in America in the 1960s.  JFK was assassinated in Dallas, we were entrenched in Vietnam - a war that deeply divided the nation, the civil rights movement was in full swing, and, from 1963 - 1969, our 36th president, Lyndon Baines ...Show More

14 - Krampus: The Christmas Devil.

43:32 | Dec 19th, 2016

In the mountains of central Europe, jolly old St. Nick doesn’t work alone. He leaves the handling of the naughty list to Krampus - a horned, goat-legged, split tongued, whip holding, Christmas demon draped in chains who beats and sometimes kidnaps wi...Show More

13 - The Dead Do Tell Tales

31:12 | Dec 12th, 2016

Timesucker and British archaeologist Rebecca Pridmore sent me some fascinating articles on what we’ve learned from the excavation of various ancient tombs and incredibly well preserved corpses. Bog people, a 12,000 year old funeral, and more on this ...Show More

12 - Elon Musk's Mars Mission

34:44 | Dec 5th, 2016

Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk wants to have a million people living on Mars by 2070 and wants to send the first 100 people to permanently live on Mars by 2024.  Can he make this happen? And would you really want to live on that cold, red, dusty ...Show More

11 - Ted Bundy, Real Life Monster

43:06 | Nov 28th, 2016

Ted Bundy is perhaps the most disturbing serial killer of the 20th century. Why? For starters, he didn’t look like a serial killer, so you can’t convince yourself you would’ve seen him coming. He was well-educated, well-liked, charismatic, and handso...Show More

10 - Robots, Artificial Intelligence, & Extinction?

37:23 | Nov 21st, 2016

Will we see robots that look, feel, and communicate in such lifelike ways that we won’t be able to tell them apart from other humans in our lifetime? When did the artificial intelligence movement begin? Is our progress with artificial intelligence le...Show More

9 - Corey Haim: Lost Years of the Lost Boy

32:07 | Nov 14th, 2016

Corey Haim went one from a teen heartthrob and one of the most bankable child stars of the late 80s to being a junkie and out-of-work actor labeled as a “has been” by the early 90s to being virtually homeless before he was thirty. Find out what happe...Show More

8 - A President, Mole People, and Hollow Earth Theory

32:09 | Nov 7th, 2016

John Quincy Adams was the sixth President of the United States, a Massachusetts State Senator, a Harvard professor, the Secretary of State, and a member of the House of Representatives for the last 17 years of his life. He was also a man who hoped to...Show More

7 - Halloween Origins

35:41 | Oct 31st, 2016

What is Halloween? Where does it come from? When did people start asking for candy? When did it become an excuse for women to dress like porn stars?? All of this and more answered on a very informative and hopefully equally entertaining episode. Shov...Show More

6 - The Mongol Mass-Beheading of Nishapur

36:34 | Oct 24th, 2016

The Mongols sacked many cities over the course of their reign, but perhaps none so brutally as the Persian jewel of Nishapur in 1221. When they were done, giant pyramids of human heads stood where a majestic, cosmopolitan, Silk Road oasis had flouris...Show More

5 - The Great Clown Scare of 2016

45:23 | Oct 17th, 2016

2016. Year of the creepy clown. What's behind the insane number of creepy clown sightings happening around the world? Why do we fear clowns? Have these creepy clowns actually hurt anyone? Everything you need to know about the current clown craze in t...Show More

4 - Sociopaths and Psychopaths

41:52 | Oct 10th, 2016

What is a sociopath? What's a psychopath? Do you know one? Are you one? Dan breaks down the clinical definition of both and defines them in his own terms as well before nervously taking both a sociopath and a psychopath test himself. Take the tests w...Show More

3 - The Big One

33:28 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Your chances of dying in "the big one" Southern California earthquake are roughly the same as of being shot and killed by a toddler according to a study cited by the LA Times. Is it even scientifically possible for a giant earthquake to cause LA to f...Show More

2 - Weird Sex Customs

32:54 | Sep 26th, 2016

Roman orgies! Columbian bestiality! Irish underwear! Find out what the Hell Dan is referring to and learn what Dan considers to be the ten strangest sexual customs of the world today and some odd sexual norms of yesteryear as well.

1 - Lizard Illuminati Conspiracy

31:41 | Sep 19th, 2016

Did you believe that a race of alien lizards has been secretly running the world’s governments since the dawn of human civilization, mining for mono-atomic gold in their underground cities and tunnels, creating world wars in order to feast on human s...Show More