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Operation Midnight Climax

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George White ran the CIA brothel. He watched from a hidden room while men were dosed with LSD — and he convinced himself the fate of the nation depended on it.

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Tripping

Tripping

2021-05-0538:281

As the walls closed in on Operation Midnight Climax, George White took lessons he’d learned from a world-class magician to explore the last uncharted frontier of the psychonaut — the general public. It’s how White would make San Francisco’s sanity disappear. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
A Waste of Sin

A Waste of Sin

2021-04-2837:321

After Frank Olson’s death in New York, George White had to move his whole operation to San Francisco. And the CIA added a twist: while they’d been occupied with using LSD as a mind-control drug, now they wanted him to weaponize sex. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The Window

The Window

2021-04-2144:391

For 70 years, people have debated what happened to Frank Olson at the Hotel Statler. Did the CIA’s grand experiment with LSD lead to the sanctioned execution of a government employee? For George White, Frank Olson’s death would change everything. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Smoking Out Castro

Smoking Out Castro

2021-04-1412:201

Today we wanted to share a bonus mini-episode. Here’s how George White’s LSD adventures tied in with the CIA’s increasingly bizarre attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro. We’ll be back with a new installment next Wednesday. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Uncharted Waters

Uncharted Waters

2021-04-0741:404

As the CIA’s LSD experiments went increasingly rogue, an aspiring actress realized what George White had done to her. But unlike others who’d complained, she reported White by name to the New York Police Department. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
The Pad

The Pad

2021-03-3139:183

To immerse himself in his CIA role, George White needed a new identity. In Greenwich Village, he set up a safehouse and became Morgan Hall, a struggling artist. But it wasn’t long before the wrong kind of people started showing up at his door — including the FBI Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Brainwash

Brainwash

2021-03-2442:203

If George White could manipulate the mafia with an old-fashioned wartime truth serum, what could he do with something more potent? What secrets could he uncover with the full support of the CIA and a supply of LSD? The world was about to find out. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
Mayhem and Murder

Mayhem and Murder

2021-03-1733:457

In the 1950s, the CIA conducted highly controversial research on mind-altering drugs to prepare for brain warfare with global superpowers. But after a checkered past, George White’s off-the-books Operation Midnight Climax took whatever flimsy rulebook the CIA had and threw it out the window. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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Comments (11)

An Van Dessel

As can be expected from an ihaert production, adds every 10 minutes. Is't just too much....

Apr 28th
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Dee Smith

Fuck the US government are complete ARSEHOLES The shit they do to “better” their government is Fucked Operation PAPERCLIP 📎 is another fucked up government operation

Apr 25th
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Jerry Stauffer

You're bending over backwards to paint swinging as anything but the toxic destructive mess it is.

Apr 9th
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Jerry Stauffer

the subway test sounds like the Om Shinriki Tokyo subway attack than anything the government should be doing.

Apr 9th
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Rey Mesa

is this based on any real events?

Apr 7th
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damned skeptic

absolutely fascinating

Apr 7th
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