7 episodes

They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs.

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They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs.

    The Hellfire Club Pt. 2

    The Hellfire Club Pt. 2

    When Francis Dashwood founded the London Hellfire Club, he was primarily interested in partying and starting quarrels. But by the early 1760s, the group's hijinx had destabilized the British Parliament, and threatened the course of England's future.

    • 47 min
    The Hellfire Club Pt. 1

    The Hellfire Club Pt. 1

    Black masses. Human sacrifice. Satanic rituals. Are these the practices of an 18th century secret society, or merely legend? The answer may never be known, as the members of the Hellfire Club cloaked their practices in shadow and rumor from the time it was founded.

    • 47 min
    The Carbonari Pt. 2

    The Carbonari Pt. 2

    By 1820, the Carbonari had enough influence within Naples to launch their long-awaited revolution. However, they soon realized that leading a government was much harder than overthrowing one.

    • 47 min
    The Carbonari Pt. 1

    The Carbonari Pt. 1

    In the early 1800s, the Italian Kingdom of Naples fell under the control of a succession of autocratic rulers. Desperate to have a say in their own governance, a group of Neapolitan citizens created the Carbonari—a revolutionary secret society that had their fair share of initiation ceremonies, complex symbols, and hierarchical organization.

    • 43 min
    Skull and Bones Pt. 2

    Skull and Bones Pt. 2

    There are numerous theories about how actively engaged Yale’s Skull and Bones alumni are in implementing a “New World Order.” The Bonesmen may have already taken control of some of our most influential institutions, including high-ranking positions in government, but just how diabolical are their plans?

    • 47 min
    Skull and Bones Pt. 1

    Skull and Bones Pt. 1

    Some people believe it’s basically just a fraternity. But others believe it’s something more sinister. Founded at Yale University in 1832, members of the Skull and Bones Society include titans of industry, business elite, and world political leaders—including three U.S. Presidents.

    • 50 min

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