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In the 1980s the “male exotic dancers” of Chippendales were everywhere, selling the promise of women’s liberation for the price of a few dollars in a g-string. But behind the powerful mullets, oiled pecs, and non-stop parties lies a much darker story of greed, corruption and murder. Historian Natalia Petrzela exposes one of the great, sordid, unexamined stories in American culture.
 
The Ever Evolving Truth is an investigative podcast series. Season 1: Is the focus a sick single mother battling cancer and abuse OR is she a two-bit scam artist who will do anything for a dollar except hold a job? Decide for yourself this season on The Ever Evolving Truth.Season 2 Follows the story of a missing womanSeason 3 starts April 5th 2020. We do a deep dive into how people abuse the CPS system.Season 4 Ever starts June 23rd 2020. We will be tackling the most controversial topics wee ...
 
The Mortified Podcast is a storytelling series where adults share the embarrassing things they created as kids—diaries, letters, lyrics & beyond—in front of total strangers. PS: It totally likes you. The Mortified Podcast is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.
 
Scams, sex, and even murder all in the name of a perverted American dream. Enter a world where crime pays until you get caught. CNBC’s unprecedented original true-crime series, “American Greed”, takes you inside the amazing real-life stories of how some people will do anything for money. Narrated by award-winning stage, screen, and television actor Stacy Keach.
 
Two days after Christmas, 2011, Russ Faria came home from game night to find his wife, Betsy, dead. He was soon charged and convicted of her murder. But Russ Faria insisted he did not kill his wife. Betsy’s brutal murder set off a chain of events that would leave one man dead, another man implicated, and expose a diabolical scheme. It would also see Dateline NBC—the true-crime original—become a part of the never-ending saga that proves the old adage: Truth is stranger than fiction. This orig ...
 
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Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and many more musical icons all died at the age of 27. Scandalous, tortured, dramatic, and incredibly talented, these artists torched a wild path to their early graves and shifted and shaped our culture along the way. 27 Club tells their stories. Season one tells the story of Jimi Hendrix in 12 episodes. Season two tells the story of Jim Morrison of the Doors in 12 episodes. And now, Season 3 brings you the story of Janis J ...
 
American Hysteria explores moral panics, conspiracy theories and urban legends and looks at how fantastical thinking shapes our society and culture. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying, sometimes heartfelt, host Chelsey Weber-Smith tells the stories that have long shaped the reality we share, or sometimes, the reality we don't.
 
Welcome to Crimetown, a series produced by Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier in partnership with Gimlet Media. Each season, we investigate the culture of crime in a different city. In Season 2, Crimetown heads to the heart of the Rust Belt: Detroit, Michigan. From its heyday as Motor City to its rebirth as the Brooklyn of the Midwest, Detroit’s history reflects a series of issues that strike at the heart of American identity: race, poverty, policing, loss of industry, the war on drugs, an ...
 
An exploration of all the pop culture we love to hate, from the classic reality TV moments of the past and present, to the latest Daily Mail headlines and everything in between. We'll dive into all the infamous and notorious messes you can't stop watching-we're looking at you, Jax Taylor. Twitter: @sobaditsgood3, @ryanbailey25 Instagram: @sobaditsgoodwithryanbailey, @ryanbailey25 Email us: sobaditsgoodwithryanbailey@gmail.com
 
Original Gangsters, a true crime talk podcast explores crime and culture, and finds the nexus behind everyone's favorite true crime movies, TV shows, and music. Hosts Scott Burnstein, true crime author and investigative journalist, and Dr. James Buccellato, true crime author and social scientist bring you exclusive interviews with former organized crime associates, law enforcement, as well as actors and musicians. Hear true stories from people who were there, in the 'life.'
 
Award-winning BBC journalist Andrew Gold interviews deep and quirky outsiders, such as a Westboro Baptist Church defector and a female Mormon psychopath. Joining the mix are such celebrated thought leaders as feminist Helen Lewis, Lord Daniel Finkelstein and free speech advocate Andrew Doyle. The aim is to surprise you with a totally different story every time in this 2x Apple Noteworthy show. One week, we're in a Michigan prison with a man who accidentally killed his girlfriend in a botched ...
 
She was once the world's youngest self-made female billionaire. Now Elizabeth Holmes, founder of the blood-testing startup Theranos, stands accused of leading a massive fraud, and lying to investors, doctors, and patients about the capabilities of her technology. If convicted, she faces up to 20 years in prison. But Elizabeth may be able to sway a jury with her charisma, highly unusual defense strategy and the fact that key evidence has gone missing. John Carreyrou broke the Theranos scandal ...
 
The unknown. It lies at the root of all fear, and has inspired legends, superstition, folklore, customs, hysteria, and even murder throughout history. Still today we feel the shadowy presence of our ancestors' struggles to explain the mysterious in almost every facet of our lives. Whether it be in the form of religion, urban legends, pop culture, ghost stories, superstitious rituals, and so much more we are still just fighting to keep our monsters in the dark. Welcome to The Strange and Unus ...
 
The actress Wyn Reed had that powerful combination of charisma, beauty and smarts. She was such a talent that a team of movie producers couldn’t believe it when the 28 year-old Wyn agreed to play the lead — a killer—in their upcoming, small-budget, horror movie. What the filmmakers didn’t know, as they got on location, was that Wyn wasn’t really Wyn. That was all make believe. But the killer part? That was real. This original podcast series from Keith Morrison and Dateline NBC tells a story ...
 
When Matthew MaGill died alone in the woods on the Florida-Georgia border, he left behind a box filled with the artifacts of an incredible life: from Broadway in the 1970s, to a 747 hijacking, to the culture of drugs and luxury cars in 1980s Florida. A series of coincidences leads reporter Eric Mennel to the box, sending him on a five-year search to understand the truth about its owner. But as Mennel learns who Matthew MaGill really was, he is confronted with questions about his own life, hi ...
 
The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moments that transformed politics, culture, science, religion, and more? And how does the nation’s past shape our present? The first season of One Year focuses on 1977, a year when gay rights hung in the balance, Roots dominated the airwaves, and Jesus appeared on a tortilla.
 
Over 25 years, WE built a golden brand by inspiring children to rally around their charismatic leader. But behind the scenes, employees experienced a cult-like culture and a troubling blur of charitable and commercial activities. In the aftermath of a national scandal, thousands of donors and volunteers (and dozens of 'celebrity ambassadors') are left wondering where the money went, and whether the savior industry creates a constant need for victims. From CANADALAND, the news company that ex ...
 
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Morey Creative Studios

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A social justice podcast combining hard-hitting journalism and interviews with hip-hop music and original lyrics from independent artists. Each episode delves into an important issue with an alternative take to widely accepted narratives, arming listeners with knowledge and insight they won't hear from mainstream media outlets.
 
How did a man who claims he had 13 alibi witnesses get convicted of murder and serve 20 years in prison? In this original series from Dateline NBC, producer Dan Slepian chronicles the case of Richard Rosario, who was convicted of a 1996 murder in New York City. Rosario has always insisted that he is innocent, and that 13 alibi witnesses will swear he was a thousand miles away in Florida while the crime was happening in New York. Ride along in real time as Slepian spends two years digging dee ...
 
A podcast where we will talk about the current state of America. Geopolitics, Conspiracies, the Paranormal, True Crime....Focus on all things near the edge of Free Speech, as well as those underground or Unhinged. Hosted by CosmicMarauder. CosmicRadio (YouTube) CosmicMarauder @freejerry88 (Twitter) CosmicRadio33 (Twitch)
 
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Have you ever wondered about those people in life who don’t play by the rules? Maybe it was the person who looked over your shoulder in that exam. The person who got the job instead of you because they lied on their application or the nice fella on the phone who said he was from the bank and ended up taking all your money. We have a name for these people. We call them cheats. People who cheat the system, largescale cheats, social media cheats. We are fascinated by them. We read about them in ...
 
Erin and Amanda are sisters, librarians, and sister librarians hailing from scenic central Oklahoma, and in this series they examine and rank clubs, cults, MLMs and more to determine which one they'd most like to join. Join us for math and questionable singing.
 
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Keegan Winfield, Christina Conner, & Cassi Young-Paxton

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Ever been on a crazy bad date? You're not alone! Join Keegan, Christina, and Cassi as they dish about pop culture, relationships, and share stories of the worst dating disasters with a dose of true crime.
 
Welcome to Junkyard Divas. This is a podcast where people can join a little kiki and enjoy conversations on topics such as pop culture, television, film, RuPaul's Drag Race, and current hot topics. We also have conversations on LGBTQ+ rights, the Black Lives Matter movement, mental health, and social injustices to push our society forward and help people get educated. If you need a place of comfort and the freedom to be yourself, this is the podcast for you.
 
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Kirsten Hammann + Andrew McDaniel

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Welcome to the Most Foul Podcast, where we explore pop culture’s long-held fascination with true crime and all things twisted. Hosted by avid podcast listeners, true crime enthusiasts, and bicoastal friends Kirsten Hammann + Andrew McDaniel, this podcast takes the true crime stories you know (and the ones you don’t!) and examines how they’ve impacted and inspired the art and entertainment you love. From nursery rhymes to Shakespeare to JLo, you’ll be shocked at all the ways the most foul thi ...
 
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Today we talk to the wonderful Shar Mayer, a 45-year veteran of Scare Acting known in the haunt community as "The Mother of Monsters". Become a Patron, 'Hysteria Home Companion' starts Monday Learn more about Shar Mayer Watch Haunters: The Art of the Scare Check out One Strange Thing here Check out Web Crawlers here American Hysteria is written, pr…
 
Today I have one of the biggest names to ever grace the stage of this podcast, in the form of Chris Ryan. Chris is known for many things, but is perhaps most notable for his book Sex at Dawn, which he co-wrote with his partner Cacilda Jethá. It challenges the conventional views on sex by diving deep into our ancestors’ history. It provides a fascin…
 
Truth is getting stranger than fiction and even Mark Twain might have trouble coming up with an ending to the Brian and Gabby murder-suicide/murder-murder question at the center of a story that has exploded into national news. Court puts her investigative hat on once again this week and chips away, hoping to strike gold...the shining gold of truth …
 
FRIYAY. REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS REUNION PART 2!!! WE GO FAR AND WIDE!!! IM SORRY IN ADVANCE. ALSO, the opening beverly hills recap is done by the amazing instagram @BRAVOCANDYBETCH!!! Please go follow her. She's amazing!! Also, So Bad It's Good has a voicemail now! 323-425-9542. Pleas feel free to call with your thoughts! If you do you are…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about a true crime case. This is the story of Bernard Goetz, the Subway Vigilante. On December 22, 1984, Goetz was surrounded by four young men on a subway train who started asking him for five dollars. He thought he was being mugged, pulled out […] The post Episode 611: The Subway Vigilante: Racism…
 
When you’re dating with the intent of marriage, you can be doing everything right. Your intentions can be clear, you can be upfront in what you want out of a relationship…but what happens when the person you’re with pulls the rug out from under you, and the person you thought you’d marry, breaks up with you? OR what if YOU realize you don’t want to…
 
THURSDAY! We have such a great show for you today!! We have the one and only WHITNEY ROSE from the Real Housewives of New York City!!!! We talk this season, the Lisa stuff, the Jen stuff, the Mary stuff ALL OF IT. Plus, we talk about her skincare line Iris + Beau (@irisandbeau) which you can get 50% off on thru this Sunday!! (also my mic is a littl…
 
In the summer of 2013, as a deadline to launch in Walgreens stores loomed and Theranos was running out of money, Elizabeth Holmes and Sunny Balwani put in motion a covert plan to hack third-party blood-testing machines to hide the limitations of Theranos' technology. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Since last spring, politicians, right-wing pundits, the media, and so-called “centrist” Democrats have weaponized the rise in violent crimes, including murders, to demonize police reform efforts and blame progressives. Sure enough, they conveniently neglect to mention that crime is up across the country—in cities run by Democrats and Republicans. W…
 
This week Keegan, Cassi and Christina have to discuss "floating" and "soaking". This is a bananas workaround that cannot be a real thing, but is. They also discuss a real life cult that believes they are wives of Severus Snape from Harry Potter. This leads into our FMK on antiheroes Deadpool, Snape and Loki. Going into the bad date stories, Christi…
 
Was OJ Simpson connected to the Mob? Did federal law enforcement investigate Simpson and Kardashian for involvement in organized crime? Did Nicole Simpson owe money to a mobbed up drug dealer? Was OJ driving around with a made member of the Mafia the night Nicole and Ron Goldman were murdered? The Original Gangsters Podcast explore these questions …
 
It truly is the third consecutive week of spooky season here at The Curious Podcast because we are talking about the harvest moon as well as the autumn equinox, it is a time that has been celebrated and recognised in most corners of the world for generations. It has special themes and traditions but one of the most common and recurring things about…
 
Wednesday! Today I have the extreme honor of having, for the first time, Brandy Howard and Julie Goldman from the podcast Dumb Gay Politics! You definitely remember them from the Bravo show The People's Couch and the Vanderpump Rules after show. They are the best. Listen to me giggle like a schoolgirl! love love loved them! Go check their pod out! …
 
Channon and Christopher were a young couple living in Tennessee, on the night of 7 January they planned to go to their friends house. However, they were kidnapped before they could make it there. Listen this week as we discuss one of the most brutal crimes in Knoxville's history. Remember to follow us on Instagram @conversationstodiefor…
 
TUESDAY. Sorry for lateness. Andrea Denver from Winter House! Plus, full solo recap of last weeks PUMP! Also, So Bad It's Good has a voicemail now! 323-425-9542. Pleas feel free to call with your thoughts! If you do you are giving me full permission to use on the show! Also, I'm on CAMEO. I'll be filming in Dorit's Room so sign up today at cameo.co…
 
Did you listen to "The House on Fox Hallow Farm"? A story about Herb Baumesiter, the sexual strangulation-style lust murderer. This 2018 UPC classic is an elaboration on the psychology of the different kinds of lust murder, including some infamous examples, and themes I've seen in my own forensic work. Show notes — upcpodcast.com/archive1/Lust Foll…
 
Jeff went and done pissed off Abby something fierce. So she went and got her philosopher husband and general sketchy character Greg and Jeff reinforced his ranks by merging with his Marxist mistress Leah and these two couples decided to debate Religion (what it is, what it could be, the intelligence of its followers, the danger it poses, and the be…
 
On this episode of the Sofa King Podcast, we talk about the most insane and alien creature that lives the planet Earth—the octopus. The amazing animals of Order Octopoda are smarter than a dog, and they have three hearts and 9 brains! That’s right, they have a main brain and then a different brain for […] The post Episode 610: Order Octopoda: Earth…
 
Do you ever wonder what could have inspired creators of fictional stories like The Hills Have Eyes? LA's true crime story this quarter is one of legend. Listen to hear about Mr. Sawny Bean and his family. Happy Halloween! Sources: https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofScotland/Sawney-Bean-Scotlands-most-famous-cannibal/ Support the show (h…
 
When construction began on the Williamsburg Gaol it was never intended to house those who were deemed as significantly dangerous, like murderers or pirates. Instead it was meant for largely non violent offenders, such as debtors, thieves, the mentally ill and enslaved people who were caught after fleeing their captors... but good intentions pale in…
 
WELCOME TO YOUR MONDAY EPISODE !! Today in the Pop Culture Roundup with Co host Sophie Ross! We go into it all as usual. ENJOY! Also, So Bad It's Good has a voicemail now! 323-425-9542. Pleas feel free to call with your thoughts! If you do you are giving me full permission to use on the show! Also, I'm on CAMEO. I'll be filming in Dorit's Room so s…
 
Today we'll be talking about the fake-blood-covered history of Haunted Attractions, their raucous origins wrangling violent pranksters, the gory charity haunts that once ruled the scene, and the extreme iterations that still scandalize and fascinate the nation. We ask the burning question: Why do some of us love to be scared? Check out One Strange …
 
1 Viggo Mortensen in Eastern Promises (2007), 2 Last Photo of Al Capone (1946), 3 Cover of Harriet the Spy Novel (1964), 4 The Iconic Michelle Trachtenberg in Harriet the Spy (1996) This week, Andrew + Kirsten journey from Malleus Maleficarum to Harriet the Spy (and beyond!), as they share all-new listener Inciting Incidents. Do you have a riveting…
 
Steve Kough lived many lives. He was an NFL journeyman, a male model, and one of the most well-connected smugglers in 1980’s Miami, the “Drug Capital of the World." Kough collected many souvenirs from his adventures, but his most treasured bounty – a beautiful ceramic, crafted by Pablo Picasso and gifted to Ernest Hemingway at the author’s Cuban ho…
 
I met acclaimed philosopher Julian Baggini in Bristol for a coffee upon first arriving in the city, and it was a pleasure. Julian is a member of the Bristol Humanist Society, where I’ll be doing a talk about journalist from a humanist perspective on the first of November…so it was great to chat about all things philosophical, and I thought wow, he’…
 
Courtney crafts some alternate theories around the Brian Laundrie situation and just what may have happened to him and his unfortunate ex-girlfriend. We somehow manage to transition into an Insurrection based battle of words and the hot water stepped in by a so called man named Mastriano. We're amazed at the audacity of Greg Abbott and scared by th…
 
On this episode of the world famous Sofa King Podcast, we talk about an international terrorist conspiracy known as Operation Condor. This horrible operation was set up by eight South and Central American countries. It was responsible for the death, detention, assassination, murder, and disappearance of tens of thousands of people across multiple b…
 
FRIYAY. REAL HOUSEWIVES OF BEVERLY HILLS REUNION PART 1!!! WE GO FAR AND WIDE!!! IM SORRY IN ADVANCE. ALSO, the opening beverly hills recap is done by the amazing instagram @BRAVOCANDYBETCH!!! Please go follow her. She's amazing!! Also, So Bad It's Good has a voicemail now! 323-425-9542. Pleas feel free to call with your thoughts! If you do you are…
 
Abortion is one of the most divisive topics in society today. The abortion debate is one of those things that seems impossible for either side to ever agree on, and that’s because it’s hard for Pro-Lifers to understand the Pro-Choice mindset & vice versa. Alex Clark sits down with Josh Brahm, President of the Equal Rights Institute, to break down p…
 
The eternal dilemma: Get groped by a creepy Australian, or get terrorist-tastic with a creepy Japanese guy? Today we're rocketing to the bottom with Universal Medicine ("UniMed"), a cult literally dreamed up by a guy on the toilet to get to second base with the ladies, and Aum Shinrikyo, a cult dreamed up by a weird bully with a thing for constant …
 
WELCOME TO YOUR THURSDAY EPISODE!! Today we have the hosts of the excellent podcast Criminality with us, Melissa and Rebekah to cover all the stories where reality intersects with crime. You are going to love love love these ladies. We cover RHOBH, RHOSLC and so much more. Go subscribe to their pod and follow them on insta! (@criminalityshow) Back …
 
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