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From UFOs to psychic powers and government conspiracies, history is riddled with unexplained events. You can turn back now or learn the Stuff They Don't Want You To Know ... an audio podcast from iHeartRadio and HowStuffWorks.

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Could a group of serial murderers be kidnapping, drugging and drowning young men across the United States? Scores of young male college students have been found dead in what law enforcement calls accidental drownings -- but a team of retired detectives believe there's something more sinister at work. Join the guys as they dive into the strange, twisting story of the Smiley Face Murders -- the fact, the fiction, the controversy and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Odds are you've heard of the Dead Sea scrolls -- when the first of these ancient texts were discovered in the 1940s, the scrolls revolutionized our understanding of the past, and, in some cases, gave historians and archaeologists more questions than answers. One scroll, discovered in 1952, remains unique in the collection. It doesn't contain religious information, and it doesn't recount earlier stories from the region. Instead, this scroll (the only one written on copper) appears to be a treasure guide. So what happened to the gold, silver and artifacts catalogued on the scroll? Were these caches discovered thousands of years ago... or are these hidden treasures still somewhere out there today, waiting to be discovered? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What is 'Qanon'?

What is 'Qanon'?

2020-01-1701:07:4910

What if the stories and narratives you hear in the average mainstream media reporting aren't the entire truth? What if there's something else going on, a secret war between a shadowy cabal and a small group of brave, outnumbered good guys fighting back against their insidious plans for world domination? This is, according to QAnon proponents, a true story. Join Ben, Matt and Noel as they dive into the origins of this uber-theory, the fact and fiction surrounding it, as well as the implications involved. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Story of Atlantis

The Story of Atlantis

2020-01-1501:08:4420

The legendary civilization of Atlantis was first mentioned in the works of Plato, in dialogues that claimed to recount information from translations of ancient Egyptian texts. And people have been searching for this city ever since. So what was Atlantis, exactly? A metaphor, a work of fiction ... or a real, physical place? Join the guys as they explore the fact and fiction of the ancient legend of Atlantis. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Have you ever experienced something bizarre -- some unexplainable coincidence, chilling interaction or even a run in with what some might call the supernatural? If so, then you may have the next story for Radio Rental. In this episode, the guys interview Payne Lindsey, creator of Up and Vanished, Atlanta Monster and more, about the inspiration behind his newest podcast, Radio Rental. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
It's one of the most enduring enigmas in American history -- how did an entire colony disappear from Roanoke island? Join the guys as they explore the facts, fiction and speculation surrounding the mysterious fate of the colonists, the clues they may have left behind and the search that continues in the modern day. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Born in 1940, Samuel Little was known in multiple states as a drifter, petty criminal and man occasionally capable of violence. Like many people living on the fringe of society, he seemed to slip through the fingers of justice despite numerous arrests. Yet intrepid investigators and improvements in DNA testing eventually proved Little was more than an itinerant drug addict and shoplifter -- according to the FBI, he is the most prolific serial killer in US history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The Afghanistan Papers

The Afghanistan Papers

2020-01-0101:01:5318

The United States invaded Afghanistan on October 7th, 2001 and remains embroiled in the conflict almost two decades later, making this the longest war in US history. Leaders from both of the dominant political parties continually argued that this was a winnable war, proposing new strategies, more troops, and more surges. Yet documents obtained by The Washington Post show that the long-running internal conversations painted a different -- and vastly more disturbing -- picture. Tune in to learn more about the Afghanistan Papers. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?

What happened to Jimmy Hoffa?

2019-12-2700:57:0624

In his day, American labor union leader James "Jimmy" Riddle Hoffa was one of the most well-known figures in the US. On July 30th, 1975, Hoffa disappeared. He has not been seen, living or dead, since that day. In the decades following his death numerous investigators have tried (and failed) to figure out what exactly happened to this infamous American icon. So what actually happened to Jimmy Hoffa? Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
In 1933, a composer named Rezső Seress created one of the world's most infamous tunes -- a melancholy, mysterious piece known as 'Gloomy Sunday.' Over the following decades, this song became notorious for the sinister effects it had on anyone who listened to the song in full. Join the guys for a special end-of-the-year episode as they explore the story of the original recording -- where it came from, who wrote it, and, most disturbingly, why. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
When corporate defense lawyer Rob Bilott first learned about Wilbur Tennant's dying livestock, the frustrated West Virginian farmer was at his wits' end. He'd sought help from numerous local authorities to no avail, but he was certain DuPont was poisoning his livestock, as well as the surrounding area. Bilott's investigation led him down the rabbithole, deep into a web of contamination, chemical pollution and corporate cover-ups. Join the guys as they speak with Mr. Bilott to learn more about his first-hand experience bringing this mighty company to justice. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
For centuries, it was often understood that "seeing was believing" -- while people might embellish a story, and write whatever falsehoods they wished, visually witnessing an event was solid proof of what actually happened in any given situation. Yet this no longer holds true in the modern age. Photographs have been faked since, well, the invention of photography, and video followed shortly thereafter. However, new technology is enabling the creation of fake video with an unprecedented level of sophistication and believability. So what happens when we can no longer believe our own eyes? How will the world react to the rise of the Deep Fake? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Amelia Earhart was a living legend -- this high-flying aviation pioneer garnered international acclaim and accolades for her daring flights across the planet. On July 2nd, 1937, midway through a flight around the world, Earhart's plane disappeared. Although she was declared legally dead on January 5th, 1939, theories about the true story of her disappearance linger in the public consciousness today. So what really happened to Amelia Earhart? Why do some people believe she didn't actually die on that fateful flight? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
What are Black Sites?

What are Black Sites?

2019-12-1101:02:1421

In the United States, people accused of crimes are entitled to certain well-known protections under the law. And, in the international sphere, global agreements theoretically guarantee certain rights to prisoners of war. However, in the wake of 9/11 elements of the US government felt these protections were preventing them from obtaining justice. They needed locations off the books. Places where the normal rules didn't apply -- places that, officially speaking, did not exist. Tune in to learn more about the rise of black sites. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Did someone really hang themselves on camera in the Wizard of Oz? Did Stanley Kubrick hide a secret message in Eyes Wide Shut? It's no secret that the world of film is fraught with conspiracy -- both on and off the screen. But do any of these strange rumors and urban myths hold any sand? Join the guys with their special guest and long-time friend, Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant, cohost of Stuff You Should Know and creator of the Movie Crush podcast, as they separate fact from fiction in the world of conspiracies and film. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Can weather make you 'crazy'?

Can weather make you 'crazy'?

2019-12-0400:56:0512

For thousands of years, people have been convinced that the weather and the position of the moon can wreak profound havoc on human behavior. This belief continues in the modern day, with numerous law enforcement officers, medical professionals and more swearing people act strangely during the full moon. Additionally, science shows certain environmental factors, such as an extended lack of sunlight, can spark measurable changes in mood. So what's the truth here? Can the weather really make people go crazy? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Look around you as you listen to today's episode -- how far did these objects travel to meet you here? In centuries past, the average person would be surrounded by local objects. Today, the most mundane of possessions may have traveled more than halfway across the world to become your fabrics, your electronic components, your favorite snacks. Make no mistake: The world as we know it will collapse if our species stops shipping things across the planet. Global trade is dangerously close to a religion -- literally every nation has a set of laws applying to the passage of goods. So why are these laws so easily broken? Why do the same nations and conglomerates touting 'rule of law' seem to obey another set of rules? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Have you ever felt you've encountered something beyond this mortal veil -- a spirit, a presence, something else? Would you consider yourself a psychic? Join the guys as they interview Julie Rieger and Brenda Villa, hosts of Insider's Guide To The Other Side, about their experiences in the world of psychics, their own personal journeys, advice for would-be psychics and more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
The majority of human beings currently live in urban areas -- and this trend seems set to continue. According to the most recent estimates, two-thirds of humanity will live in urban areas by 2050. However, not all cities are created equally. In fact, countries throughout the world are home to cities that, in one sense or another, do not officially exist. So what exactly are these secret, closed cities. What goes on there? Why are these areas hotbeds of the stuff they don't want you to know? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
STDWYTK Live: Real-life Covens

STDWYTK Live: Real-life Covens

2019-11-2000:40:4012

We’re all familiar with the spooky, stereotypical witch depicted in film, fiction and folklore – a creepy crone with a pointy hat, riding a broom through the sky and cackling at the moon, often accompanied by her animal sidekick. But how accurate are these depictions? Were there ever really any covens, any infernal Black Masses and secret rituals dedicated to the powers of darkness? Join Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know as the guys explore fact, fiction and controversy around the real-life stories of witches and covens. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Comments (637)

Kira Bye

It would be nice if they actually discussed the theory in a bit more depth before they start debunking it. I think they spent more time talking about Zelda than actually giving the theory coverage.

Jan 29th
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Reno Diaz

why not mention that Trump is an alien or that he hates people because he seems to have more of a dislike for humans then the queen by far and all that makeup he wears has to be for either improving his ugly ass or making him look like a orange looking human then to look like an alien I'm just saying you should be fair. lol

Jan 27th
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Tyler Phaboonheuang

this group trying to explain away the theory almost sounds like it could be the gang that's actually doing the killings. wouldn't that be a good cover😈

Jan 25th
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Urdarlingisdead

How come you goys never touch AIPAC or more specifically, Zionism?

Jan 21st
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Shad Hasty

that news cycle media fear didn't age well...

Jan 21st
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Corey Goodall

Want to find ancient civilizations? Go to where the coast was then..not now. Civilizations developed on waterways & coastlines. Any Ice Age civilizations would have had a coastline miles further out than it is today.

Jan 19th
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Chris Zelenak

"beer pong with the cups"

Jan 18th
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Chad Becker

Never mentioned Privately owned Prisons. We have Political Prisons here too. Secret ones. Like the one in Illinois that Schaeffer Cox is in. Btw, he was illegally framed by the FBI & there is proof. Yet it goes ignored by the Justice System & covered up by the Feds.

Jan 16th
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Nutella Toast

"Sometimes the best hiding places are the ones hidden in plain sight."

Jan 16th
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Whitney Rodden

Radio Rental was awesome! Can't wait for Season 2! 😎👍

Jan 10th
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Antonio Martinez

Almost spit out my coffee when Ben says Hatter-ass lol... locally the pronunciation isn't broken up like that and sounds more like Hatterus. Love the show guys.

Jan 10th
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Mike Matay

what book are you referring to about body language?

Jan 8th
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Jaymes

I've read about Samuel Little in the past, and this episode only proves my suspicion. all I see is a guy with a bunch of sketches of women. I am yet to see or hear any other evidence here that connects him to any other murders.

Jan 8th
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Danger Durian

The way thats phrased made me think for a sec that Silverstein was talking about Hoffa 1. Bodies are suprisingly often frozen to prevent date of death to be off, as well as screwing with other clues while the 'heat' cools off 2. The mythbusters checked under the concrete, lol

Jan 4th
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Heather Sturgeon

where is part 2? I only have 1 and 3 on my feed...?

Jan 4th
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Joshua Nunn

This was pretty entertaining.

Dec 29th
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R733

could deal with it as a running bit

Dec 28th
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Angelica De La Hoya

Loved it!

Dec 26th
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Jorge Martinez

this is really good

Dec 25th
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Bestest Dog in the whole wide world!!

is it true or is it a myth that most black sites are way bigger than white sites???

Dec 21st
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