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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. 33 - The Hex | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:36

Logic tells us curses aren’t real. Yet history is full of instances that make you scratch your head and wonder. Hear some of the strange true stories, including the legend of King Tut’s curse, the serial killer who cast a hex on the courtroom that convicted him and the curse of an ancient warlord that some people think may have killed millions of people.   Notes: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread758529/pg1 http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/tut.htm http://www.livescience.com/44297-king-tut-curse.html http://www.ancient-origins.net/news-myths-legends/ancient-art-magic-curses-and-supernatural-spells-002253 http://community.seattletimes.nwsource.com/archive/?date=19910504&slug=1281135 http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/jake_bird_hex Jake Bird: The Strange Story of a Tacoma Serial Killer and the Hex that Made Him Famous http://www.fayobserver.com/news/local/fears-of-curse-foreshadowed-mystery-death/article_d6e7ef60-918c-5054-a2b9-1eed1beb311e.html http://science.nationalgeographic.com/science/archaeology/curse-of-the-mummy/ The Curse of Ax Murderer Jake Bird Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Kai Engel, Floret http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Chapter_Two__Mild/Kai_Engel_-_Chapter_Two_-_Mild_-_01_Floret Daniel Powell, Niji http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Powell/ Ars Sonor, Rgrdlzz http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ars_Sonor/ Chris Zabriskie, Cylinder Seven, Cylinder Eight http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/ Myuu, Danger      

 Ep. 32 - The Long Walk | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:36

Back in 1927, an immigrant named Lillian Alling grew fed up with life in the United States, and she decided she would return to her homeland no matter what. What happened next is one of the most remarkable stories of human determination you’ve ever heard. Listen to the story of the woman who walked 5,000 miles to Russia.   Notes: http://www.utne.com/arts/lillian-alling-ze0z1303zsau http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/the-enigma-of-lillian-alling/article1370387/ http://mentalfloss.com/article/91243/lillian-alling-woman-so-homesick-she-walked-new-york-alaska http://strangeco.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-long-walk-home-of-lillian-alling.html http://caitlin-press.com/our-books/lillian-alling-the-journey-home/   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party All other music from this episode by Naoya Sakamata. The Intent of Revenge, Bitterness, Atmosphere, Atmosphere Op. 2

 Ep. 31 - The Tourist Trap | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:02

Back in 1912, on a warm June night in the little Iowa town of Villisca, an unknown madman murdered eight people with an axe. Learn the horrifying true story of the Moore family murders, and about the terrible events that put this town on the map.   Notes: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villisca_axe_murders http://www.villiscaiowa.com/history.php http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/8033156 http://www.desmoinesregister.com/picture-gallery/news/2014/11/07/13-photos-inside-the-villisca-axe-murder-house/3898221/   Music: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/ http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Owl/Fairy_Forest  

 Ep. 30 - The Island of the Dead | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:02

Although there’s no accurate count, it’s estimated there are about 100,000 islands scattered around the globe. Sometimes, remote islands have been used to hide dark secrets, and stories of absolute horror and human misery. These are some of those stories. Hear the true story about a tiny island in a remote corner of the Soviet Union that turned into a real hell on earth.   Notes: Gruinard Island, The Island Of Anthrax, The Island Of Death! http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk/scotland/1457035.stm http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1359420/Legacy-of-fear-on-blighted-anthrax-island.html https://www.bajabound.com/bajaadventures/bajafever/seri_indians.php https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tibur%C3%B3n_Island_Tragedy http://www.seattletimes.com/life/travel/a-mythical-island-on-mexicos-untamed-coast/ The Russian Island of Cannibals https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nazino_affair PHOTOS: Cannibal Island, Where People Ate Each Other to Survive   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Lee Rosevere, Dream Colors, Cosmic Drifting, First Light, At Edges of Sleep http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/

 Ep. 29 - The Night Lincoln Died | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:02

We’ve all heard the story about how John Wilkes Booth assassinated President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater. But did you ever hear the story about the men who drove a mummy around the U.S. claiming it was Booth? Or the one about the gang of criminals who tried to steal Lincoln’s corpse? Or how about the Army major who was in Lincoln’s box that night who later went insane and tried to murder his entire family? These are strange but true stories your history teacher forgot to tell you.   Notes: https://memory.loc.gov/ammem/alhtml/alrintr.html http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/lincolnconspiracy/conspirators.html https://www.google.com/amp/www.chron.com/life/amp/9-things-you-didn-t-know-about-the-Lincoln-7248125.php https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2015/04/13/politics/lincoln-assassination-at-150/index.html?client=safari http://rogerjnorton.com/Lincoln47.html http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2007/06/24/a-plot-to-steal-lincolns-body http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/04/15/the-mystery-of-lincoln-s-assassin.html http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=31845 Rathbone Ends Long List Of Lincoln Party Tragedies http://www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/history/a-presidents-premonition/ http://www.theverge.com/2013/7/31/4395960/john-wilkes-booth-killed-lincoln-but-who-killed-john-wilkes-booth http://blogs.weta.org/boundarystones/2013/02/22/little-known-victims-lincoln-assassination 10 Strange Fates Of People Connected To Abraham Lincoln’s Assassination   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Julie Maxwell’s Piano Music, Dark Wonder http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Julie_Maxwells_Piano_Music/Piano_Soul/Julie_Maxwells_piano_music_-_Piano_Soul_-_18_Dark_Wonder Myuu, Scent of Night, You, Morbid Mind, What Could Have Been and Wind’s Wreck Fabrizio Paterlini, Autumn Stories

 Ep. 28 - The Deceivers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:00

Throughout history, there have been a number of shadowy groups dedicated to the art of deception and murder. Today, we have a name for these people. We call them assassins. Hear the true story of the history of such groups, including the bizarre true story of the Indian death cult that may have been responsible for as many as two million deaths.   Notes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thug_Behram http://www.historynet.com/holy-terror-the-rise-of-the-order-of-assassins.htm http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2012/12/where-did-the-word-assassin-come-from/ http://www.ancient-origins.net/myths-legends/thuggees-cult-assassins-india-002145 10 Deadliest Assassin Organizations In History http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2013/11/18/245953619/what-a-thugs-life-looked-like-in-nineteenth-century-india The Thugs of India   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Kai Engel, Take a Look Around You, Realness, Changing Reality http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ Myuu, What Could Have Been, Scent of Night, Take a Look Around You, The End is Always near, Facing Darkness, Tender Remains

 Ep. 27 - The Devil Inside | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:16

H.H. Holmes was the alias of one of America’s first serial killers. In Chicago in the late 1800s, he built an enormous “murder castle” where he may have killed as many as 200 people.   Notes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._H._Holmes http://mentalfloss.com/article/72642/9-things-you-didnt-know-about-americas-first-serial-killer-hh-holmes https://www.prairieghosts.com/holmes.html https://www.amazon.com/Devil-White-City-Madness-Changed/dp/0375725601 Hotel of Horrors: The Murder Castle of Dr. H.H. Holmes Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Kai Engel, Heart and Mind, Floret, Rejecting the Sirens http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ Peter Rudenko, When it Rains, Winter Sun http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Peter_Rudenko/ Nine Inch Nails, Corona Radiate http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nine_Inch_Nails/The_Slip/Corona_Radiata

 Ep. 26 - The Girl Who Fell From the Sky | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:54

In survival stories, we often play the “what if” game, and wonder what we would do differently under the same circumstances. Here are two true stories of people lost in the jungle, including the remarkable tale of a teenage girl who fell 10,000 feet out of an airplane that crashed into the Peruvian rainforest.   Notes: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/24/death-on-the-serpent-river-how-the-lost-girls-of-panama-disappeared.html These Haunting Photos Were Snapped Just Before These Tourists Mysteriously Disappeared. http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17476615 Survival Stories: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/07/02/germany.aircrash.survivor/   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Chris Zabriskie, I Need to Start Writing Things Down, I Am a Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/ Kai Engel, Mist and Clouds http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/The_Scope/Kai_Engel_-_The_Scope_-_01_Mist_and_Clouds

 Ep. 25 - The Burning | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:57

On Christmas Eve, 1945, the home of George and Jennie Sodder was destroyed by fire. George, Jennie and four of their ten children managed to escape unharmed. But five more of the Sodder children mysteriously vanished without a trace. Did they die in the fire? Or did something even more sinister happen to them?   Notes: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-children-who-went-up-in-smoke-172429802/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5067563 What Was the Fate of the Five Sodder Children? Gone on Christmas Eve: The Sodder Children Disappearance of 1945   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party, Lost in Light http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain Kai Engel, Snowfall Intro, Lost in Light, January, March http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/ Bensound, Relaxing http://www.bensound.com/ Return to Normal, Lincoln Street Nocturne, Nokomis http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Return_to_Normal/

 Ep. 23 - The Secret Agent | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:51

Long before the Zodiac Killer terrorized southern California, there was another similar string of murders in which a bizarre killer stalked and murdered people at local lover’s lanes then sent taunting, coded messages to the police and newspapers. Although the 3X killer is almost forgotten today, during the 1930s, the unknown man terrorized the entire city of New York, and launched one of the largest criminal manhunts in the city’s history.   Notes: Famous Crimes the World Forgot: Ten Vintage True Crime Stories Rescued from Obscurity by Jason Lucky Morrow https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R8U35GQ http://zeldaandfscott.com/post/140032598477/the-agent-3x-murders-part-1 http://www.nydailynews.com/archives/news/fish-eyes-3x-june-1930-chapter-67-article-1.867342   Music: Dexter Britain, The Tea Party http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Dexter_Britain/Creative_Commons_Volume_2/The_Tea_Party Kai Engel, Ouecumene Sleeps http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Better_Way/Kai_Engel_-_Better_Way_-_08_Oecumene_Sleeps Chris Zabriskie, Cylinders http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/2014010103336111

 Ep. 22 – The Unfriendly Skies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:07

Ep. 22 – The Unfriendly Skies

 Ep. 21 - The Bloody Benders | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:30

Ep. 21 - The Bloody Benders

 Ep. 20 - The Wych Elm | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 18:27
 Episode 19: The Prince of Humbugs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:15

Episode 19: The Prince of Humbugs

 Episode 18: The Death of Poe | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 21:37

Episode 18: The Death of Poe

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