Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio

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From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know, an audio podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

Episodes

Does China Have Psychic Child Soldiers?  

Nowadays many people are familiar with the US government's bizarre psychic experiments -- but what about China's? Join the guys as they explore the strange phenomenon of China's psychic children.

David Icke and the Rise of the Lizard People  

It's one of the most outlandish conspiracy theories in history -- the idea that the world is secretly ruled by a shadowy cabal of half-human, half-alien reptilian creatures. And its most famous proponent has kept this idea in the public eye for decades. So who is David Icke?

What happened to Elisa Lam?  

In 2013, Canadian college student Elisa Lam disappeared while on a solo trip through California. For weeks law enforcement was at a loss to explain the disappearance -- until, that is, a maintenance worker at the Cecil Hotel discovered her body in a water tank. And with that, what should have been the end of a tragic tale instead became the prologue to a mystery that, according to many, remains unsolved in the present day: What happened to Elisa Lam?

The NSA: Fact, Fiction and Fright  

Since the 1950s, the National Security Agency has been responsible for collecting, analyzing and verifying a vast amount of signals intelligence, ostensibly to protect the people of the United States. Over the decades the agency has grown to become one of the world's premiere repositories of intelligence -- everything from internet search histories to phone calls and texts, as well. In the final days of President Obama's administration the NSA was quietly allowed to share this information with every other US intelligence agency. So what happens next?

Grimoires: Fact and Fiction  

From fictional works like the Necronomicon to the all-too-real Key of Solomon, humanity has long been obsessed with the idea of ancient tomes holding hidden, unholy and possibly dangerous secrets. But where do these grimoires come from? How many are hoaxes, and are there any legitimate works out there?

The Hemp Car Cover-up  

Make no mistake: the United States is a car culture, and the extreme sprawl of the country means the vast majority of citizens can’t realistically live without their cars. This has inevitably led to enormous amounts of pollution and (some would argue) wars over the resources needed to keep the car culture going. So what if there was an alternative? Why would someone cover it up?

Listner Appreciation 2017: The Cattle Witcher Edition  

Have you written to your favorite conspiracy show lately? If so, tune in: Your message just might be on the air! Join Matt and Noel as they explore the latest, greatest - and, at times, strangest - tweets, emails and messages from the best audience in the history of podcasts.

Did Sheldon Gosline Discover a Lost Civilization?  

For centuries self-assured academics believed Troy was a mythological city -- until, that is, the ruins were discovered. Over the span of history, the human species has lost people, cities and entire civilizations. Occasionally, governments don't want these lost empires to be found. So what happens when a controversial linguist claims to discover an ancient people spanning Iran to Southern C

The Mystery of the Cagots  

For centuries communities in France and Spain practiced a brutal, widely-accepted system of discrimination against a group of families and individuals known as Cagots -- but who were these people? Where did they come from, and where are they now?

The Search For Noah's Ark  

For centuries various groups claimed they'd discovered the remnants of Noah's Ark, the legendary wooden ship of Biblical fame. Despite controversy, skepticism and numerous dead ends, the search continues into the present day. And, what's more, several Ark hunters believe there's a conspiracy afoot -- the secular world knows the Ark is real, they argue, but work to suppress the truth. Why?

Is the Military On Drugs?  

From the old stories of Viking Berserkers to the rise of the Assassins and more, humanity has spent millennia using drugs as a way to explore spirituality, repair the body -- and, sometimes, to gain an edge in combat. But how prevalent was this practice? How does it continue in the modern day?

News: The Fake vs. The Real  

The internet, while amazing, has given rise to the dangerous proliferation of misleading - or, in some cases, entirely fictitious- stories masquerading as news. So how can we outsmart the conspiracy of disinformation?

What is Project Iceworm?  

How many secret military bases exist around the world? How many of those are active, and how many abandoned? Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they explore both the specific discovery of Project Iceworm and the larger practice of building top-secret bases around the globe.

Who Built The Georgia Guidestones?  

After years of listener requests, Ben, Matt and Noel are finally exploring the mysterious story of the legendary Georgia Guidestones. Who built this monument, and why? Listen in to learn more.

What's Happening at the Dakota Access Pipeline?  

As of 2014, North Dakota has a population under 500,000 -- so you, like many others, may be wondering why over 1.6 million people used social media to check in to the state's Standing Rock reservation. Listen in to learn more about the protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline, along with allegations of media suppression, state-sponsored violence and more.

Catholics, Children and Conspiracy: The Epidemic of Abuse  

For decades various individuals and organizations with the Catholic Church were dogged by rumors of horrific abuse – and, eventually, it turned out that several of those rumors were true. But how far back does this abuse go, and how widespread is it? Listen in to learn more.

Election, Part II: Top Clinton Conspiracies  

Mere days before the US election, it seems overwhelmingly likely that either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will become the next President of the United States. Both candidates have been the source of great controversy, and in the second part of this series we explore the facts, fiction, controversy and conspiracy theories surrounding the Clinton campaign.

Election, Part I: Top Trump Conspiracies  

Donald Trump has captured global attention in his campaign for the Presidency – and, like his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton, no small amount of controversy. So is there any truth to the massive conspiracy theories surrounding Trump? Tune in to hear more about the facts and fiction of the Trump campaign, from the rumors of tax dodging to false flag candidates and more. (And don’t worry, folks, part II is all about the Clinton campaign.)

What’s the US National Radio Quiet Zone?  

Tucked away in a stretch of rural land in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland, the radio quiet zone is 13,000 square miles of near-total electronic silence. What’s going on in this area where cellphones don’t work and microwaves are illegal? Tune in to learn more.

Skidoosh: The Listener Mail Episode  

Have you sent the guys an email, tweet or FB message? If so, tune in – you might just be on the air in this special episode of listener mail.

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