Have you ever spent hours looking for something you simply lost? How about a hundred years? How about looking for a missing airplane? Or a vanished civilization? Every other Monday, Gone searches for everything lost. From D. B. Cooper to the Holy Grail, the Etruscan language to early Russian cosmonauts; if it disappeared, we’re looking. After all, just because something is gone, doesn’t mean it can’t be found. Gone is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
Wayne Simmons had a dramatic 27-year career with the CIA taking down cartels and busting arms smugglers — or did he? The ex-CIA military analyst and cable news star stands accused of being a fraud. Hosted by the reporter who broke the story, Impostors follows the investigation into who Wayne Simmons really is… Hero, or conman? Impostors is a Spotify Original from Parcast. Produced by Topic Studios and Transmitter Media. Hosted by Alex French.
Superstitions Crossover: Luck of the Rabbit’s Foot
Today we’re bringing you a special episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Superstitions on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
We could all use a little extra luck from time to time… And what better way to secure some than taking it from one of nature’s craftiest tricksters — a surprisingly subversive symbol of wits and survival: the rabbit.
Judge Joseph Force Crater
In 1930, New York State Supreme Court Judge Joseph Force Crater withdrew the equivalent of $78,000 dollars from his bank accounts and promptly disappeared. Authorities tried to track down the missing judge, but friends and family feared the worst: that Crater knew something, and was murdered for it.
On March 5, 1918, the Navy collier USS Cyclops sent its final message from off the coast of Barbados, stating it was on schedule to arrive in Baltimore on March 13th. But the ship never made it. No one ever heard from—or saw—the USS Cyclops ever again.
In August 1980, three-month-old Azaria Chamberlain went missing in Australia's Northern Territory. Her mother, Lindy, claimed a dingo snatched her baby—but authorities and the media weren’t so sure.
Dutch Schultz Treasure
In 1935, infamous bootlegger and New York crime boss Dutch Schultz was gunned down in an upscale steakhouse. As Schultz lay dying in a hospital bed, he told police detectives about his five-million-dollar stash of loot in Upstate New York. The hunt was on.