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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. Time to get curious! Time for Timesuck.
 
Aggressively Positive is a positive news podcast brought to you by Adam Theroux of Good People Doing Good. We feature positive and inspiring news stories, uplifting and non conventional looks on life, and a look into the uplifting and fun brain of me, Adam Theroux, and the non profit, Good People Doing Good. For more information visit GoodPeopleDoingGood.org or email GoodPeopleDoingGoodORG@gmail.com This was once the podcast feed for “401 Stories”, created by my brother. We have made an agre ...
 
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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. Haunted camp lodges. Cursed land. The birth of a cult that exists unto this day. Myths, monsters, al ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #11 of Aggressively Positive!! Check out the TWO BRAND NEW shirt designs at GoodPeopleDoingGood.storenvy.com designed by our friends at GsquaredArt!! Thanks so much for listening. You guys are the absolute best. Cheers!!! Patreon - www.Patreon.com/GoodPeopleDoingGood Paypal - www.paypal.me/GoodPeopleNonProfit Facebook - w ...…
 
Liar, liar, pants on fire. Wow! I have never read about someone who told lies - big lies - more often and consistently than Casey Anthony. On July 5, 2011, a Florida jury found Casey Anthony “not guilty” of counts one through three regarding first-degree murder, aggravated manslaughter of a child, and aggravated child abuse. However, many peopl ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #10 of Aggressively Positive!! Check out the TWO BRAND NEW shirt designs at GoodPeopleDoingGood.storenvy.com designed by our friends at GsquaredArt!! Thanks so much for listening. You guys are the absolute best. Cheers!!! Patreon - www.Patreon.com/GoodPeopleDoingGood Paypal - www.paypal.me/GoodPeopleNonProfit Facebook - w ...…
 
Ted Kaczynski, aka "The Unabomber", is an American domestic terrorist who conducted a seventeen-plus-year series of attacks, using mail bombs to target academics, business executives, and others. This mathematical genius wanted to destroy man's dependence on technology. Luckily, he failed miserably. The Unabomber bombing campaign killed three p ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #09 of Aggressively Positive!! Check out the Limited Run Wu-Tang, Black Flag, and AC/DC themed GPDG shirts, as well as the last shot at some of the 1st Gen merch at GoodPeopleDoingGood.storenvy.com along with all of the original designs. NEW SHIRT/HOODIE DESIGNS RELEASED FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2019!!! Thanks so much for listeni ...…
 
South American serial killer Pedro "Monster of the Andes" Lopez was convicted of killing 110 girls in Ecuador in 1983. He claimed to have killed roughly 350 between Ecuador, Peru, and his native Columbia. He spent only fourteen years in prison for those 110 Ecuadorian murders and then another three years in a Columbian psychiatric ward for addi ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #08 of Aggressively Positive!! Check out the New Limited Run Wu-Tang, Black Flag, and AC/DC themed GPDG shirts at GoodPeopleDoingGood.storenvy.com along with all of the original designs before some of the generation 1 merch is retired!! Thanks so much for listening. You guys are the absolute best. Cheers!!! Patreon - www. ...…
 
Should we banish pedophiles to an actual island? That's essentially what Washington state has been doing since 1990 with the Special Commitment Center for sexually violent offenders deemed to be at a high risk to re-offend. McNeil Island is about two miles off the coast of Tacoma and has about 240 dangerous sexual predators living on it. If we' ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #07 of Aggressively Positive!! Check out the New Limited Run Wu-Tang, Black Flag, and AC/DC themed GPDG shirts at GoodPeopleDoingGood.storenvy.com along with all of the original designs before some of the generation 1 merch is retired!! Thanks so much for listening. You guys are the absolute best. Cheers!!! Billy Ocean St ...…
 
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 teachings of black nationalist Malcom X, the Black Panthers became a national organization that aggre ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #06 of Aggressively Positive!! Check out the New Limited Run Wu-Tang, Black Flag, and AC/DC themed GPDG shirts at GoodPeopleDoingGood.storenvy.com along with all of the original designs before some of the generation 1 merch is retired!! Thanks so much for listening. You guys are the absolute best. Cheers!!! Patreon - www. ...…
 
The Black Death killed between 25 and 75 million people in Europe alone in just over five years! This terrifying outbreak of the plague killed roughly 1/3 of the entire world’s population, dropping it from an estimated 450 million down to around 350 million. It's been labeled by various historians as The Greatest Catastrophe Ever. And we explor ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #05 of Aggressively Positive!! Check out the New Limited Run GPDG shirts at GoodPeopleDoingGood.storenvy.com and all original designs before some of the generation 1 merch is retired!! Thanks so much for listening. You guys are the absolute best. Cheers!!! Patreon - www.Patreon.com/GoodPeopleDoingGood Paypal - www.paypal. ...…
 
The Mothman is a strange creature reportedly witnessed mainly in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia between November 12, 1966, and December 1967. It’s described as a winged, man-sized creature with large reflective red eyes and large moth-like wings. Sometimes it appeared to have no head, with its eyes set into its chest. Was it real? Is ...…
 
The Mothman is a strange creature reportedly witnessed mainly in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia between November 12, 1966, and December 1967. It’s described as a winged, man-sized creature with large reflective red eyes and large moth-like wings. Sometimes it appeared to have no head, with its eyes set into its chest. Was it real? Is ...…
 
The Mothman is a strange creature reportedly witnessed mainly in the Point Pleasant area of West Virginia between November 12, 1966, and December 1967. It’s described as a winged, man-sized creature with large reflective red eyes and large moth-like wings. Sometimes it appeared to have no head, with its eyes set into its chest. Was it real? Is ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #04 of Aggressively Positive!! After so much great feedback, last week. I decided to go completely off the cuff for my Good News responses. It was a lot of fun and is definitely a lot closer of a look into my real personality! This podcast has been so much fun and crazy to think that we are already at episode #04! Thanks ...…
 
Born on December 18, 1948, in Burbank, California, Edmund Kemper, at age 15, killed both his grandparents to "see what it felt like." He turned himself in and was sentenced to a state mental healthy facility where this killer with a genius level IQ manipulated psychiatrists into thinking he was cured. The 6'9" 280lb murderer almost immediately ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #03 of Aggressively Positive!! On this week's show... - A Terrible Joke... like you're surprised - A Very Different Episode - Good People Doing Good Update - Timesuck with Dan Cummins inspiring me - and moooooore I really had fun with this episode. After my computer died in my lap, I wasn't sure what I was going to do. I ...…
 
Whopper of a tale for you today. Battles, incest, murder, betrayal, and more! Born in 69 BCE, Cleopatra VII was part of the Macedonian dynasty that took over rule of Egypt in the late 4th century B.C. A dynasty full of a PREPOSTEROUS amount of incest and murder. SO much. During her reign, she forged political alliances and became romantically i ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #02 of Aggressively Positive!! On this week's show... - A Terrible Joke... again - #ChickenRescue - Who Jesse's Girl really was... - Big Bad Billy is still clueless - Put Your Pillow In A Fridge Day - The Best Pizza Delivery Ever - Patreon Shout Outs Patreon - www.Patreon.com/GoodPeopleDoingGood Paypal - www.paypal.me/Goo ...…
 
November 24th, 1971. The day before Thanksgiving. Dan Cooper, also known as DB Cooper, shows up at the Portland, Oregon airport looking like your average business traveler. Over the next few hours, he pulled off the most mysterious airplane hijacking in US aviation history. He took $200,000 in ransom money from the FBI, jumped out of a plane an ...…
 
Here we are!!! Episode #01 of Aggressively Positive!! On this week's show... - A Terrible Joke or two - Comic Sans font - A Really Sweaty Superhero-like Dude - The 1st Cheetah State Trooper - Energy Driven Inspiration - A Really Annoying Bully named Billy - Myda Lewis' 107 Birthday Parade - Jeffrey "Jeff" Dean Morgan, Jack, and Diane - Good Peo ...…
 
Happy New Year's Eve! We take a look back at 2018 and a look forward to 2019 today on Timesuck. We also find more inspiration in the tales of Nick Vujicic and Bethany Hamilton. Nick was born with Tetra-amelia syndrome - a rare disorder characterized by the absence of arms and legs. But he hasn't let that stop him from learning to skateboard, su ...…
 
Malvika Iyer had both her hands blown off by a grenade when she was thirteen years-old. The blast also turned her legs into a mangled mass of blood and bone. Alex Lewis lost both legs, both arms, and part of his face to a savage and rare infection. And both of them swear their lives are now better than they were before. What would you do if som ...…
 
Three young girls were kidnapped, raped, and strangled to death near Rochester, NY in the early 70s. Carmen Colon, Michelle Maenza, and Wanda Walkowicz. Their crimes became referred to as the Alphabet Murders or the Double Initial Killings due to the first letter in their first name matching the first letter in their last name. No one has ever ...…
 
Harriet Tubman! One of the most important conductors on the Underground Railroad. A brave, inspirational human being who escaped slavery in Maryland and ran to freedom in Pennsylvania in 1849 and then spent years helping hundreds of others do the same. She also helped the Union Army during the Civil War - working as a spy and nurse among other ...…
 
Founded by Scottish immigrant Allan Pinkerton, Chicago’s first police detective, in 1850, the Pinkerton Agency quickly became one of the most important crime detection and law enforcement groups in the United States. The pioneered the concepts of undercover work, criminal surveillance, and building an actual criminal database. The Pinkertons pe ...…
 
The Hatfields and the McCoys repeatedly attacked one another in the rural Tug River Valley separating West Virginia and Kentucky for over a decade in the late 19th century. Two patriarchs - Devil Anse Hatfield and Ol’ Randall McCoy - let their hatred of one another infect first their entire families and then an entire region of the country. Gov ...…
 
The Federal Reserve Act. The Bilderbergers. The Freemasons, Wall Street, and the Council on Foreign Relations. The National Security Act of 1947. Area 51. The Trilateral Commission. Agenda 21. The Greys! The Reptilians! The Protocols of Zion! The Denver Airport! Are they all pieces of a much larger, sinister puzzle? And, if not, why do so many ...…
 
This is the introductory episode of the podcast Aggressively Positive, coming January 2019. If you were subscribed to 401 Stories by Joseph Theroux, I am Adam Theroux, his younger brother! He gave me this podcast feed to take over and I OBVIOUSLY agreed that if he were to ever record any more "401 Stories" episodes, they will be posted here as ...…
 
It's the 100th anniversary of WW1! The Great War. The War of Nations. The War to End All Wars. If only that were true. What a war it was! It was a war unlike any other fought in the long history of Europe. New technology - tanks, flamethrowers, fighter jets, poison gas, and more. And it was unprecedented in scope - over 65 million troops would ...…
 
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? Did these prisoners lose their minds, scream until they'd torn their vocal chords, start eating their own flesh, attack guards who tried to release them, and die soo ...…
 
The "true" horror stories of Ed and Lorraine Warren have turned into more than a billion dollars worth of scares at the box office between The Conjuring, The Conjuring 2, Annabelle, and Annabelle: Creation. Today, we take a look at the real tales behind the Hollywood creations and also dig into the lives of the "demonologists" who swore all of ...…
 
On February 29th, 2000, in the small, rugged town of Aberdeen, Australia, forty-five year old mother and grandmother Katherine Knight stabbed her live-in boyfriend thirty-seven times. Then, after showering, changing, and withdrawing $1,000 out of his checking account from a local ATM, she skinned him, hung his skin up on a meat hook, and cooked ...…
 
Alexander Pichushkin insisted he’d killed sixty-three people after being apprehended in 2006 but authorities only had enough evidence to convict him of forty-eight murders. The bodies of other victims had vanished. He killed his first victim in 1992 and didn’t get caught until 2006. Not only was he not remorseful, he was proud. He was disappoin ...…
 
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, thirty-two year-old daughter? A lot of evidence points to her being the killer. But, she was acquitte ...…
 
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 desperately needed supplies. On August 18th, 1590, John White returned to Roanoke three years after ...…
 
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 Virginia. A hard-nosed son of Scotch-Irish immigrants who was quick to throw down in a duel. He fo ...…
 
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 alternating current (AC) motor and was a pioneer in the field of wireless information transmission. He he ...…
 
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 dishonor to himself, his family, or his daimyo. His days and ways were highly ritualized. Molded by ...…
 
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 Huntington Beach, California, they now operate to an unknown degree internationally, basing their e ...…
 
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 interstate transportation in the aid of racketeering. The married father of two faced up to fifty-fiv ...…
 
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 affect crime rates? Would building a wall even be effective? Who should we let in? Who should we keep ...…
 
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, and torture accomplice and then convinced a second teen boy to also help them; a second boy who wo ...…
 
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'Alene brought over crawfish etouffee, beignets, whiskey, beer, and mixed up some hurricanes... and I ...…
 
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 extraterrestrial-based and fascinating UFO lore. So which is it? Or, is it both? We dig into the ...…
 
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 bloodthirsty beast the next. Sometimes a dark creature associated with vampires and witches, and so ...…
 
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. He killed the President after putting together several failed plans to kidnap the President. He ...…
 
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