The Conspirators Podcast show

The Conspirators Podcast

Summary: The Conspirators is a weekly podcast about the darkest parts of history that still baffle us today. Each episode explores the world of real, horrific crimes, unexplained mysteries, tragic events, conspiracies and strange places. Come with me and take a trip through the dark heart of history.

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 Ep. 47 - The God Machine | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:25

In 1853, a reverend named John Murray Spear attempted to do something shocking. He believed he was receiving messages from spirits beyond the grave, who gave him instructions on how to build a mechanical messiah who would usher in a new age of man. What happened next carries echoes of Frankenstein, only this story was very real.   Notes: The New Motor: Building John Murray Spear’s ‘God Machine’ in Lynn, Massachussets The Bizarre Mechanical Messiah of John Murray Spear   Music: Naoya Sakamata, Thought Amber Myuu, Reversion Dexter Britain, The Tea Party Kai Engel, Floret, Morbid Imagination, Rejecting the Sirens  

 Ep. 46 - The Kiss of Death | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 30:36

One common legend that appears over and over in many forms throughout cultures around the world, is the legend of the vampire. Listen to hear some vampire stories from history, including the real unsolved murder involving the Atlas Vampire, the vampire serial killer Bela Kiss, and the mass vampire hysteria that happened in 1969 around London’s Highgate Cemetery.   Notes: The Vampire murder mystery of Lilly Lindeström   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party All other music from this episode by the ridiculously talented Myuu.

 Ep. 45 - The Falling Star | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:09

In 1932, actress Peg Entwistle made a name for herself in Hollywood. But it wasn’t because of any movie role. Peg gained worldwide infamy by jumping off the Hollywood sign to commit suicide. And even long after Peg’s death, people claim to still see her ghost wandering throughout the Hollywood Hills.   Notes: Sign of the Times… Tragic Suicide Off the H: 1932 Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party Coldnoise, Malaika Myuu, Walking Into Darkness   Naoya Sakamata, 9-1, Beyond the Poetry, Atmosphere Op 2  

 Ep. 44 - The Phantom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:04

In 1946, the town of Texarkana was terrorized by a serial killer who stalked people parked in lover’s lanes at night. This mysterious madman has been the inspiration for countless songs, movies, books and urban legends. This is the true story, of the Phantom Killer, a murderer who has never been caught, even to this day.   Notes: Phantom Killer: The Unsolved Mystery of the Texarkana Murders   Music: Kai Engel, Snowfall Intro, Changing Reality, May, Laceration, Tentative Steps Naoya Sakamata, Thought Amber, HorrorPiano Dexter Britain, The Tea Party Myuu, Moonlight Menschen    

 Bonus Episode: Interview with Ed Dentzel of Unfound Podcast | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:37

In this special bonus episode, I interview Ed Dentzel, host of the Unfound podcast. In this interview, Ed and I discuss some of his most interesting missing persons cases and what it takes to create an episode of his show.

 Ep. 43 - The Boys on the Ice | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:57

In 1868, the cargo ship The Arran set sail for Quebec, Canada from Greenock, Scotland. Unknown to the captain, on board were a group of seven young stowaways. What happened to those boys is the stuff of nightmares. Those young boys endured a trip full of torture, starvation and eventually a harrowing journey across a massive ice field that turned into a battle for their very lives.   Notes: The tragic ‘Arran’ stowaways – cruelly abused, then abandoned barefoot on the ice fields of Newfoundland in 1868   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party   Myuu, Round that Corner Naoya Sakamata, Chemical Afterimage, Thought Amber, Atmosphere Op. 2, 9-1, The Intent of Revenge

 Ep. 42 - The Call | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:20

Without a doubt the telephone is one of the greatest inventions in human history. But the invention also has a dark side. Listen to hear several true stories from history of unsolved murders, strange conspiracies and a series of phone calls that appeared to come from beyond the grave.   Notes: PD James claims to have solved 1931 cold case murder | Liz Bury | Books | The Guardian   Music: Philipp Weigl, Not the Streets You Used to Walk Along Dexter Britain, The Tea Party Lee Rosevere, At the Edges of Sleep Myuu, Down the Rabbit Hole, The End is Always Near, On the Chain    

 Ep. 41 - The Stain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:49

You can often judge a society by how it treats it’s least fortunate members. In particular, the disabled and the mentally ill. Throughout history, people with mental illness have been shuttered away in massive insane asylums, where the treatment they received was often more horrible and insane than the symptoms the patients were being treated for. Hear the history of London’s infamous Bedlam Hospital, the history of America’s Danvers State Hospital and more stories of the monstrous ways the mentally ill have been treated through history.   Notes: 10 Unsettling Mysteries From Asylums And Institutions 5 Insane Asylums and the Horrors That Happened There Bedlam: The Horrors of London’s Most Notorious Insane Asylum   Music: Kai Engel, Silence, Seeker Coldnoise, Remember, Tale for Mind, Chance to Change, Fragments, Your Wonderland Dexter Britain, The Tea Party

 Ep. 40 - The Man Eaters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:07

In 1896, the British decided to build a railroad across their colony in Africa. An Army colonel named John Henry Patterson was brought in to supervise construction of a railroad bridge across the Tsavo River. But Patterson never expected what would happen next. A pair of man-eating lions began to stalk and eat the workmen. This is the bizarre true story of The Ghost and The Darkness.   Notes: Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party Coldnoise, Memories, Life of Butterflies, Demise and Downfall, Weakness Lion Sound Effect by Michael Koenig

 Ep. 39 - The Evangelist | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:02

During the early 20th century, America was caught up in a growing spiritualist movement that swept the nation. One hotspot for seances and new religious movements during the 1920s was Detroit. There, a self-styled “Divine Prophet” named Benny Evangelista met a brutal end. He and his entire family were murdered by an unknown assailant wielding an axe.  Here the true story of this bizarre unsolved murder, as well as the story of a man so determined to prove there was an afterlife, that he set in motion a plan to go there in person.   Notes: A Ghost Story From Detroit’s Past You’ve Probably Never Heard St. Aubin Street Massacre: The Benny Evangelist Family Murders   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party Coldnoise, Tale for Mind, Memories, Who We Are, Malaika, Remember

 Ep. 38 - The Lonely Hearts | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:27

Ep. 38 - The Lonely Hearts

 Ep. 37 - The Witch Hunters | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:11

Ep. 37 - The Witch Hunters

 Ep. 36 - The Bennington Triangle | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:41

Ep. 36 - The Bennington Triangle

 Ep. 35 - The Dangerous Mind | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:22

Ep. 35 - The Dangerous Mind

 Ep. 34 - The Bad Boy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:53


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