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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. Coincidenc...Show More

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Jonestown Massacre Pt. 2

53:50 | Apr 18th, 2018

With more than 900 people dead, the Jonestown Massacre has sparked many theories over the past 40 years. Did the government have a hand in these deaths? Could the cult have been connected to the mysterious MK-Ultra program? And was Jim Jones murdered...Show More

Jonestown Massacre

58:28 | Apr 11th, 2018

At the command of Jim Jones, more than 900 followers of The Peoples Temple drank a beverage laced with cyanide in an act that Jones labeled “revolutionary suicide”. Jones himself was found dead from a shot to the head. But the details of this mass su...Show More

Princess Diana

48:17 | Jan 27th, 2018

In 1997, Princess Diana of Wales died in a car accident in Paris. The news shocked the world, and many people weren’t so sure this was an accident. In the first episode of two on Princess Diana, we explore her life...and perhaps her not-so-accidental...Show More

Welcome Trailer!

01:09 | Jan 17th, 2018

The truth is rarely the only story. Every Wednesday, we take a skeptical look at history's most controversial events and cover-ups… What's really at Area 51? How did Princess Diana die? Are the Illuminati controlling everything? Conspiracy Theories p...Show More

SURVIVAL, a new Parcast podcast!

21:21 | Mar 25th

This high intensity Parcast Original series features incredible stories of defying certain death and overcoming insurmountable obstacles, while taking you along for a fast paced thrill ride. To hear the rest how Shin escaped North Korea's Kaechon int...Show More

The AIDS Epidemic

42:19 | Mar 20th

In the late '70s, a mysterious disease cropped up in the U.S. where healthy young people were suddenly dying and doctors couldn't explain why. By the early 1980s, nearly 1000 U.S. citizens had died from AIDS. Some wonder if the U.S. government was in...Show More

The Moon Landing Pt. 2

43:22 | Mar 13th

Low-resolution footage. Shadows that don't quite line up. Visible prop markers on rocks. If the 1969 moon landing was staged, it wasn't done meticulously. Questions remain about the discrepancies in the photos and videos taken aboard the Apollo 11 mi...Show More

The Moon Landing

49:19 | Mar 6th

Half a billion viewers around the world tuned in to watch Neil Armstrong take his first steps on the moon's surface in 1969. It was one of the greatest television moments in history - and many suggest Stanley Kubrick should have received a Best Direc...Show More

The Fate of Rudolph Hess Pt. 2

53:45 | Feb 27th

When a 93-year-old Nazi war criminal was found dead in Spandau Prison in 1987, some refused to believe the official verdict of suicide by hanging. Doctors were baffled that the weak, elderly prisoner had the strength to hang himself. The timing of Ru...Show More

The Fate of Rudolph Hess

44:23 | Feb 20th

War criminal and powerful Nazi, Rudolf Hess, was sentenced to 50 years in prison at the Nuremberg Trials. In 1987, official reports agreed he died from suicide by hanging himself inside the Spandau Prison. However, Hess' son claims he was murdered by...Show More

Roswell Pt. 2

45:59 | Feb 13th

What many thought was a weather balloon turned out to be a top-secret surveillance craft being used to spy on the Soviets. Surviving witnesses have all given different and contradictory versions of what happened, some more sensational than others. Re...Show More

Roswell

46:40 | Feb 6th

One morning in 1947 a rancher discovered debris on his property in Roswell, New Mexico. The debris didn’t look recognizable and the army was quickly called to the scene to declare it as a crashed weather balloon… but that’s not the only story. Many b...Show More

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Pt. 2

42:54 | Jan 30th

April 4th, 1968 marks the day one of the most powerful public speakers and civil rights activists was tragically murdered by James Earl Ray. Many people believe, including some of Martin Luther King Jr.’s very own children, that the “lone” gunman did...Show More

The Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.

47:58 | Jan 21st

James Earl Ray, a 40-year-old escaped convict, pleaded guilty to the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. He was sentenced to 99 years in prison without trial. But years later, Ray claimed he didn’t act alone. He was a mere pawn at the center of ...Show More

Are Cell Phones Safe? Pt. 2

46:32 | Jan 16th

Pretty much everyone in the United States owns a cell phone today. Yet, they might be detrimental to our health. Some believe they can even be weaponized in the form of lasers, heat rays, and particle beams. The only major health study conducted to t...Show More

Are Cell Phones Safe?

44:15 | Jan 9th

Cell phones are a ubiquitous element of society today. We use them for just about everything. In many ways, they are beneficial to a person’s well being. We set alarms on our smartphones to wake us up, and fall asleep watching videos or texting with ...Show More

The Manhattan Project Pt. 2

53:13 | Dec 19th, 2018

After the U.S. military dropped the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945, the world roared with questions: what long-term health risks could atomic weapons carry? How did the Soviet Union build their own bomb so quickly? And did the M...Show More

The Manhattan Project

54:18 | Dec 12th, 2018

After the U.S. military dropped the first atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the world roared with questions: what long-term health risks could atomic weapons carry? How did the Soviet Union build their own bomb so quickly? And did the Manhattan...Show More

FEMA Death Camps Pt. 2

51:54 | Dec 5th, 2018

Is the agency known for helping the United States rebuild after natural disasters, actually responsible for the deaths of millions of people? The fear of FEMA “death” camps have deep implications for the future of the United States and the agency.Spo...Show More

FEMA Death Camps

47:44 | Nov 28th, 2018

FEMA, The Federal Emergency Management Agency, helps millions of people recover after a natural disaster. However, some say FEMA might not be the solution to disasters, but the cause of them. FEMA is alleged to have established hidden “death” camps f...Show More

John F. Kennedy Pt. 2

57:56 | Nov 21st, 2018

Most Americans don’t believe the theory that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in Dallas, Texas in 1963. He must have been working for the Cubans or possibly the Soviets. Or was it an accident? Or was the US Government behind the most examined assassinat...Show More

JFK Pt. 1 – Assassinations, A new Parcast Podcast!

42:42 | Nov 19th, 2018

Hi Conspiracy Theories fans! We hope you enjoy this AD FREE sneak peak episode  of our new podcast, Assassinations, where we examine history’s most dramatic deaths. If you enjoy this episode and want to listen to part two right now, subscribe to ASSA...Show More

John F. Kennedy

53:22 | Nov 14th, 2018

Lee Harvey Oswald is the sole person responsible for Kennedy’s assassination. Or is he? Many Americans think the government’s official story is flawed and Oswald didn’t act alone. Is there someone else out there responsible for JFK’s death?Sponsors!P...Show More

Vaccines Pt. 2

52:39 | Nov 7th, 2018

Vaccines are universally accepted and overwhelmingly deemed safe and effective by medical professionals today. Yet, controversy remains about what’s inside of them, who’s controlling them, and for what purpose?Sponsors!Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/...Show More

Vaccines

54:26 | Oct 31st, 2018

These injections provide long-term, sometimes lifelong protection against a disease, but are there side-effects we don’t know about?Sponsors!Parcast - Be sure to rate, review, and subscribe to our new podcast Kingpins!

Reverse Engineering Pt. 2

50:52 | Oct 24th, 2018

The Human Genome Project allowed us to understand the genetic blueprint of a human being. What could the reverse engineering of UFOs teach us about life beyond our world?Subscribe now to our new podcast HOSTAGE, featuring the riveting story of Patty ...Show More

Reverse Engineering

43:20 | Oct 17th, 2018

Nations routinely advance themselves by creating schematics from stolen or recovered technology. Could we be doing the same thing by reverse engineering alien spacecraft?Subscribe to our new show - Hostage - today!Sponsors!Parcast - Sign up for the P...Show More

New World Order Pt. 2

49:35 | Oct 10th, 2018

Is this organization planning to dominate the world through a sudden coup and implementing martial law? Are they using mass surveillance to bring us into a Brave New World scenario? Or has the takeover been so gradual over generations that nobody is ...Show More

New World Order

46:20 | Oct 3rd, 2018

Were organizations like the United Nations, NATO, and The Warsaw Pact truly designed to prevent another world war? Or were these the first steps in the consolidation of power by the New World Order?Sponsors!Parcast - Sign up for the Parcast Monthly N...Show More

“Black Sox Scandal” Pt. 2

55:39 | Sep 26th, 2018

In 1919, eight members of the Chicago White Sox, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, were accused of throwing the World Series. But new evidence casts doubt on Jackson’s involvement. Was Shoeless Joe Jackson framed by mobster Arnold Rothstein? Or was thi...Show More

“Black Sox Scandal”

43:07 | Sep 19th, 2018

In 1919, America had two favorite pastimes: baseball and corruption. The two coincided in 1919, when eight members of the Chicago White Sox were accused of conspiring with gamblers to intentionally lose the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds...but d...Show More

Oklahoma City Bombing Pt. 2

54:13 | Sep 12th, 2018

The 1995 Oklahoma City bombing carried out by Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols was the deadliest act of domestic terrorism ever carried out by American citizens on their own country’s soil. Were they secretly funded by a middle eastern terrorist cel...Show More

Oklahoma City Bombing

52:59 | Sep 5th, 2018

Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols met in army basic training during the 1980s. In 1995, they would kill 168 innocent people when a bomb they constructed detonated outside the Alfred P. Murrah Federal building in Oklahoma City. Was McVeigh angry at th...Show More

Genetically Modified Organisms Pt. 2

50:07 | Aug 29th, 2018

GMOs include foods that have been genetically modified or grown in labs. Some people claim scientists are distorting facts to silence the discoveries of non-GMO activists. Others say biotech companies are allowing dangerous products to be released to...Show More

Genetically Modified Organisms

44:15 | Aug 22nd, 2018

GMOs include foods that have been genetically modified or grown in labs. Opponents claim that GMOs cause health issues, and harm the environment. Advocates insist they help safely and cheaply increase food supply and are more environmentally consciou...Show More

Genetically Modified Organisms

44:15 | Aug 22nd, 2018

GMOs include foods that have been genetically modified or grown in labs. Opponents claim that GMOs cause health issues, and harm the environment. Advocates insist they help safely and cheaply increase food supply and are more environmentally consciou...Show More

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 - Special

49:15 | Aug 15th, 2018

This is a crossover episode with the hosts of Conspiracy Theories and Unexplained Mysteries. Listen to part two right after this episode on the Unexplained Mysteries feed AD FREE. Less than one hour into its flight, Malaysia Airlines flight 370 disa...Show More

Marilyn Monroe Pt. 2

1:16:36 | Aug 8th, 2018

Officially, Marilyn Monroe died of suicide on August 5th, 1962. But in the last weeks of her life, the CIA, the FBI, the Mafia, labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, and possibly 20th Century-Fox were all surveilling Marilyn Monroe’s house. At the 56th ann...Show More

Marilyn Monroe

1:05:01 | Aug 1st, 2018

Norma Jeane Mortenson adopted the name and persona of Marilyn Monroe when she began modelling as a teenager in Hollywood. She would become one of the most recognizable movie actresses of her time, but also have affairs with very famous and powerful m...Show More

Are Diamonds Really Rare? Pt. 2

46:17 | Jul 25th, 2018

Diamonds are considered to be the rarest and most valuable gemstone. Is that really true? Or is making diamonds appear more valuable than they actually are and monopolizing the diamond trade the first step in consolidating power to form a New World O...Show More

Are Diamonds Really Rare?

42:59 | Jul 18th, 2018

Diamonds are considered one of the world’s most valuable gemstones. But what if their prices are high due to brilliant marketing and supply monopoly tactics, not because of their rarity? And if that’s the case, are diamonds just a run-of-the-mill gem...Show More

Freemasons Pt. 2

1:03:17 | Jul 11th, 2018

The Freemasons are seen as a secretive and elusive fraternal organization. But with their secrecy comes questions and theories. Do their ubiquitous landmarks and symbols reflect a secret link to Devil Worshippers? Why do they only recruit powerful in...Show More

Freemasons

53:21 | Jul 4th, 2018

Officially established in the late 1300s, the Freemasons were initially an oversight committee for other stonemasons in Europe. Over the years, their requirements and mission changed. From Founding Fathers to various U.S. presidents, many of the coun...Show More

Saturated Fat vs. Sugar Pt. 2

52:41 | Jun 27th, 2018

We now know that sugar plays a large role in the risk of developing heart disease. But this wasn’t always the case. Did the government know that sugar was the culprit all along? Or did the sugar industry finance specious studies to blame heart diseas...Show More

Saturated Fat vs. Sugar

44:25 | Jun 20th, 2018

In 1980, the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines recommended Americans restrict their saturated fat intake to reduce their risk of heart disease. Since then, America’s obesity rate - a risk factor for heart disease - has sky-rocketed. Did the gov...Show More

Men In Black Pt. 2

54:15 | Jun 13th, 2018

Who are the Men in Black? Are they are part of a shadow government designed to conceal alien activity on earth? Or are they part of the alien race, living among us on earth to learn our secrets. Or are they something else entirely? Sponsors! ...Show More

Men In Black

57:51 | Jun 6th, 2018

The Men in Black are a secret organization that are believed to cover up UFO sightings and alien encounters. The government denies its existence, yet many citizens claimed to have encounter them. Are these people lonely souls looking for attention? O...Show More

Operation Paperclip Pt. 2

44:33 | May 30th, 2018

After World War II, the U.S. and Soviet Union raced to capture top German scientists in order to utilize the advanced technology the Nazis had used during the war. The U.S. called this Operation Paperclip. But was Operation Paperclip really organized...Show More

Operation Paperclip

44:06 | May 23rd, 2018

Following WWII, a secret CIA mission was put in place to recruit Germany’s top scientific minds in an effort to help America’s space and defense program stay ahead of the Soviets during the Cold War. What is the legacy of these Nazis in America? Did ...Show More

Prison Industrial Complex Pt. 2

46:29 | May 16th, 2018

Did the CIA create the crack epidemic by planting the drug in the inner cities? Was the War on Drugs actually a pretense to attack and weaken black communities? Why does the U.S. have the highest incarceration rate in the developed world? And are gov...Show More

Prison Industrial Complex

57:43 | May 9th, 2018

Over the past two decades, private prisons have increased exponentially to accommodate the rising incarceration rate. But many people wonder: Were the number of private prisons built as a response to the rising incarceration rate…or were they the cau...Show More

The Murder of Chandra Levy Pt. 2

41:55 | May 2nd, 2018

The body of Chandra Levy was found over a year after her disappearance. After numerous missteps by investigators during the homicide investigation, it remains unsolved. Were the investigators covering for somebody? What could this D.C. intern have le...Show More

The Murder of Chandra Levy

38:27 | Apr 25th, 2018

Chandra Levy was a graduate student from the University of Southern California working at an internship in Washington D.C., when her life was tragically cut short in 2001. After details of Levy’s affair with California congressman Gary Condit surface...Show More

“Oliver Cromwell's Head” - Molly’s new podcast, GONE!

43:57 | Apr 22nd, 2018

Conspiracy Theories will be back on Wednesday, however we have exciting news to share! Parcast has a new podcast out called GONE! Every other Monday, our friends Richard and Molly search for everything lost, from ancient civilizations to hidden treas...Show More

The Death of Kurt Cobain Pt. 2

36:15 | Apr 4th, 2018

Kurt Cobain, the famed musician who influenced grunge music and voiced the emotions of thousands of people, was found dead at only 27 years old. Officially, he lost his battle with depression and drug addiction. But with several suspicious events sur...Show More

The Death of Kurt Cobain

37:22 | Mar 28th, 2018

Kurt Cobain’s fame as the lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana, and his tumultuous marriage to Courtney Love, thrust him into the spotlight. But Kurt felt misunderstood by the media, and his drug addiction brought trouble for the young musician. When...Show More

Reefer Madness Pt. 2

52:33 | Mar 21st, 2018

Reefer Madness and the war on drugs swept the United States in the 1930s but was this war truly started to protect the public? Or did a few powerful men have more personal reasons to ignite this battle? Sponsors! Female Criminals - Listen to Fem...Show More

Reefer Madness

47:44 | Mar 14th, 2018

At the turn of the 20th century, pharmacies sold medicines containing cannabis regularly. There was no stigma surrounding it. But in the 1930s, a few powerful men stirred up fear about marijuana. The official story: in 1937 the government passed the ...Show More

Illuminati Pt. 2

57:05 | Mar 7th, 2018

The root of hundreds of conspiracy theories, the modern Illuminati is shrouded in mystery and secrecy. And at the top of the rumored group are the most illuminated ones, 12 ruling bloodlines that control every major event. We dive deep into the Illum...Show More

“Mona Lisa” - Unexplained Mysteries is a new Parcast podcast!

33:37 | Mar 2nd, 2018

Enjoy early access to our new Parcast podcast, Unexplained Mysteries! In this episode, we search for the subject of Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. We even cover some conspiracy theories. Every Thursday, hosts Richard and Claire dig deep to uncover ea...Show More

Illuminati

53:45 | Feb 28th, 2018

Please note that today’s episode is going to sound a little different than a typical episode of Conspiracy Theories. We felt it was important for us to share the founding and history of the Illuminati before diving into the conspiracy theories. The I...Show More

Chemtrails Pt. 2

52:01 | Feb 21st, 2018

In 1997, a viral email spread across the internet claiming chemicals were being released from planes. No one questioned the news — it was accepted as fact, and has grown since then to become one of the most popular conspiracy theories of our time. We...Show More

Chemtrails

38:01 | Feb 14th, 2018

We’ve all seen it: the long trailing cloud as a plane flies across the sky. These clouds, called aircraft contrails, are officially said to pose no threat to our health or environment. Contrails are reported to be water vapor from the aircraft’s engi...Show More

Area 51 Pt. 2

44:27 | Feb 7th, 2018

For years, Area 51—and the conspiracy theories surrounding it—has inspired many movies, books and internet debates. Is the government developing incredibly advanced technology? Are they hiding evidence of extraterrestrial life? Did they fake the moon...Show More

Area 51

41:27 | Jan 31st, 2018

From its founding in 1955 until 2013, Area 51 was completely top-secret. The CIA did everything to keep it this way, from denying its existence to trying to wipe images of the base off of every map. But how was Area 51 founded… and why? Sponsors!...Show More

Princess Diana Pt. 2

55:50 | Jan 27th, 2018

Two years after Princess Diana died in a car crash, the French authorities concluded the death was accidental. But people around the world weren’t so sure this is what really happened, and many believed she was killed. We investigate the theories abo...Show More