#24 The Barbary War 1 and The Barbary War 2 (This Time It

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2) The Barbary War 1 and The Barbary War 2 (This Time It’s Personal!)
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Ep 71: School Spirits: College Ghost Stories

There are some locations that just inspire spooky lore: old, decrepit houses; imposing buildings and campgrounds. Somehow, colleges and universities manage to combine the feel of all these places. It’s no wonder that nearly every campus has its own ghost stories. This week we are bringing you a a variety of these tales straight from the urban legend hotline! Our listeners have sent us fantastic, strange and unique local legends from their college days, and we’ll be giving each one the Just A Story. We will examine the common themes and possible origins of some of these stories.  We’ll also be looking at a real life murder mystery that began in a university library, and the legends that have grown from its legacy. We’ll conclude by examining the possible origins of our own college ghost story, the legend of LSU’s haunted dormitory.  

 

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#23 Your Overlord: David Rockefeller

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2) Who Was David Rockefeller?
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#21 Chi and DIM MAK The Touch Of DEATH!

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2) Chi and DIM MAK The Touch Of Death!
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Ep 70: The Enemy Within: CONSPIRACY THEORY 101

Conspiracy theories are a mainstay of modern culture. Whether anchoring complex theatrical thrillers, or filling air time in the twenty-four hour news cycle, the complex shadow machinations of mysterious actors create excellent alternative narratives and high entertainment value wherever we might encounter them. The interesting side effect of this ubiquitous coverage of conspiracy theories is that they have moved from the fringes, to the mainstream. Where did this start? When did we politically paranoid Americans stop trusting the government? Maybe we have always been skeptical, but the widespread systematic dogma that makes up the modern belief in conspiracy theories wasn’t in place until after the Vietnam War. Join us this week as we discuss the burglary that brought down J. Edgar Hoover’s COINTELPRO program We’ll also talk about that program’s pointed effort to inspire paranoia in the domestic population. We’ll explore the lasting effects of this actual government conspiracy on the modern mind, why we believe conspiracy theories, and how these ideas spread. Of course, we would be remiss if we spoke of conspiracy theories and didn’t mention “the most paranoid man in America,” Alex Jones.  So we’ll do that, too. Wake up, sheeple, this one is a doozie. 

Guest Story Teller: Alex Jones infowars.com

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#21 Saint Patrick as Ophiuchus

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2) Saint Patrick as Ophiuchus? The Serpent Wrestler!
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Ep 69: Splendid Little Wars: False Flags

War, what is it good for?

Apparently, ‘absolutely nothing,’ may have been a bit of an understatement. Teddy Roosevelt felt every generation of Americans needed its war to build its character. Manufacturing for the Second World War kind of saved the economy. War was basically what won American independence. Also, it freed enslaved people throughout the American South. We think of international allies in terms of their willingness to stand in battle with us. —Most of us do, at least (we love you Australia)— We threaten war against those who break treaties or violate human rights. Politically and practically, war can be very useful. But, would any government, anywhere ever create an attack out of whole cloth, just to sell its own citizens on the idea of war? Join us this week as we take a look at the legends of false flag operations and the history of American paranoia.

Guest Story Teller: Dr. Averill Earls of the History Buffs Podcast  https://historybuffs.org/

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#20 Those Who Weep For Tammuz / The Secret Origin of Lent

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Ep 68: Changelings: Turn And Face The Strange

There are moments when stories transcend geographic and culturally borders, and touch on something fundamentally and universally human. The persistent idea of changelings across Europe, and the ogbanje and abiku throughout Africa might be an example of that type of story. Join us this week as we examine the circumstances that might lead to believing your child has been replaced by an impostor from the spirit of fairy realm. From medical explanations to rare and nearly unbelievable psychological diagnoses, to the cultural needs created by unique circumstances this is a complex case full of twists and possibility. We will conclude by taking a look at a classic anthropological study on maternal love in Brazil’s shanty towns, and how things have changed there over the last 20 years.

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#19 The Waco Massacre

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2) The Waco Massacre
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Ep 67: We’ll Say I Do, And Never Be Lonely Anymore: The Lost Bride

The story of ‘The Lost Bride’, sometimes called ‘The Mistletoe Bride’, blurs the line between classic folklore and urban legend. It’s one of the older stories that still finds relevancy and wide transmissions today. Transmitted as a series of ballads, poems and scary stories, it has reached audiences in a variety of ways for centuries. In this episode we’ll discuss the rich history and possible origins of this old tale.  We will also be exploring unlucky wedding traditions, and the origins of some of the practices still widely seen in nuptial ceremonies today.  Join us as we explore real ill-fated brides, ghost brides (and grooms) from other cultures, and the Victorian preoccupation with death and the marriage ceremony.

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#18 JFK, Vaccinations, AIDs and Monkeys!

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2) JFK, Vaccinations, AIDs and Monkeys!
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Ep 66: Bigfoot: The Case for the Missing Link

Is there any more well known cryptid in modern lore than Bigfoot? The elusive forest dweller must have one incredible agent. Featured on multiple television programs, Internet channels, and countless books; Bigfoots are an odd kind of celebrity. For starters, the paparazzi cannot keep up with them, despite the best efforts of enthusiast the world over we have yet to find definitive proof of the existence of these mysterious bipedal behemoths.  Also they keep getting booked on network TV and failing to show up for their cameo appearances. Their reluctance to engage with their adoring public makes Woody Allen’s refusal to attend the Oscars seem downright congenial. Join us this week as we explore the history of Bigfoot, from famous sightings, to contested evidence; from mythical origins, to scientific conjecture. We’ll also be taking a look at the cultural significance of the idea of the “missing link.” We’ll be discussing Darwin’s Theory of Evolution, along with the man who aimed to ‘prove it’ once and for all, Charles Dawson. His infamous Piltdown Man created mysteries and legends that remain to this day. We’ll conclude by taking an in-depth look at the Scope’s Monkey Trial. The first, but certainly not the last, legal battle over evolution’s place in the American classroom, in which rhetorical titans Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan started an argument we still can’t seem to settle. 

 

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