42 episodes

Cover Up is a series of investigative stories that take us on a journey into a world of subterfuge and secrecy—a world where the truth is concealed under a blanket of lies. From corrupt individuals to clandestine institutions, Cover Up exposes deceit, deception, and the abuse of power.

SEASON 4: The Anthrax Threat
In the wake of 9/11, a series of letters laced with a deadly powder called anthrax appeared on the desks of prominent journalists and politicians in New York City and Washington D.C. Five people were killed, and seventeen more were infected. It was the worst case of bioterrorism in American history, setting off a surge of finger pointing, xenophobia, and fear.
But what started as an unprecedented case soon turned into an unsettling mystery. Who had sent these letters? And why?
On season 4 of Cover Up, we trace the FBI’s costly investigation into the attacks, which was stacked with a seemingly endless series of false leads, damaging leaks, and embarrassing blunders. Through revealing interviews with victims, agents, and suspects, we unpack the case in its messy entirety, all with an eye toward the question that remains today: Did the FBI identify the true killer, or is this case still unresolved?
From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat.

SEASON 3: Body Brokers
For eight years, Megan Hess ran Sunset Mesa Funeral Home in the small town of Montrose, Colorado. She promised clients discounts on normally expensive cremations, a seeming kindness in a town where many are poor. But in the back of the funeral home, Megan’s elderly mother Shirley was actually dismembering the dead. And then Megan was selling the body parts – heads, torsos, legs – to companies that claim to do medical research.

The families who trusted Megan –- they had no idea what she was really up to. When they came to pick up the ashes of their loved ones, they instead received a mixture of ashes of various people. They had no idea of their betrayal until some received a strange phonecall from the FBI.

Megan and Shirley were body brokers, trading on a dark network where people buy and sell bodies. What exactly were the two women after? Who was really buying those stolen bodies, and why?

SEASON 2: The Pill Plot
Back in the ‘90s, a ragtag group plotted an international drug smuggling scheme and set up a secretive lab to cook up tablets. But they weren’t trafficking narcotics—they were fighting to bring the abortion pill to America. The new season of Cover Up—The Pill Plot—will take you inside the epic struggle facing activists who battled presidents, the Supreme Court, militant anti-abortionists, would-be assassins, and murders.

SEASON 1: Ministry of Secrets
Season one uncovers the story of The Ministry of Secrets, one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Cold War. At its heart is a missing person — a wartime hero and international celebrity. But that’s just the starting point. It involves the royal family, MI6, the CIA, and the KGB. There are conspiracies. And lies. This story is so sensitive, so secret - that the truth is being withheld for 100 years, until 2057. Presenter Giles Milton and producer Sarah Peters are on a quest to find out why…

Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat The Binge

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Cover Up is a series of investigative stories that take us on a journey into a world of subterfuge and secrecy—a world where the truth is concealed under a blanket of lies. From corrupt individuals to clandestine institutions, Cover Up exposes deceit, deception, and the abuse of power.

SEASON 4: The Anthrax Threat
In the wake of 9/11, a series of letters laced with a deadly powder called anthrax appeared on the desks of prominent journalists and politicians in New York City and Washington D.C. Five people were killed, and seventeen more were infected. It was the worst case of bioterrorism in American history, setting off a surge of finger pointing, xenophobia, and fear.
But what started as an unprecedented case soon turned into an unsettling mystery. Who had sent these letters? And why?
On season 4 of Cover Up, we trace the FBI’s costly investigation into the attacks, which was stacked with a seemingly endless series of false leads, damaging leaks, and embarrassing blunders. Through revealing interviews with victims, agents, and suspects, we unpack the case in its messy entirety, all with an eye toward the question that remains today: Did the FBI identify the true killer, or is this case still unresolved?
From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat.

SEASON 3: Body Brokers
For eight years, Megan Hess ran Sunset Mesa Funeral Home in the small town of Montrose, Colorado. She promised clients discounts on normally expensive cremations, a seeming kindness in a town where many are poor. But in the back of the funeral home, Megan’s elderly mother Shirley was actually dismembering the dead. And then Megan was selling the body parts – heads, torsos, legs – to companies that claim to do medical research.

The families who trusted Megan –- they had no idea what she was really up to. When they came to pick up the ashes of their loved ones, they instead received a mixture of ashes of various people. They had no idea of their betrayal until some received a strange phonecall from the FBI.

Megan and Shirley were body brokers, trading on a dark network where people buy and sell bodies. What exactly were the two women after? Who was really buying those stolen bodies, and why?

SEASON 2: The Pill Plot
Back in the ‘90s, a ragtag group plotted an international drug smuggling scheme and set up a secretive lab to cook up tablets. But they weren’t trafficking narcotics—they were fighting to bring the abortion pill to America. The new season of Cover Up—The Pill Plot—will take you inside the epic struggle facing activists who battled presidents, the Supreme Court, militant anti-abortionists, would-be assassins, and murders.

SEASON 1: Ministry of Secrets
Season one uncovers the story of The Ministry of Secrets, one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Cold War. At its heart is a missing person — a wartime hero and international celebrity. But that’s just the starting point. It involves the royal family, MI6, the CIA, and the KGB. There are conspiracies. And lies. This story is so sensitive, so secret - that the truth is being withheld for 100 years, until 2057. Presenter Giles Milton and producer Sarah Peters are on a quest to find out why…

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    The Anthrax Threat I 1. Scramble the Jets

    The Anthrax Threat I 1. Scramble the Jets

    In the wake of 9/11, a handful of media and government workers started experiencing a troubling confluence of symptoms. Doctors couldn’t explain it, until they pinpointed the unlikely cause: exposure to anthrax.



    From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat.



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    The Anthrax Threat I 2. A Tale of Two DCs

    The Anthrax Threat I 2. A Tale of Two DCs

    As Senate staffers brace for a possible bioterrorism attack, D.C. postal workers fight to receive the bare minimum of protection.

    From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat.

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    The Anthrax Threat I 3. Collateral Damage

    The Anthrax Threat I 3. Collateral Damage

    Congress scrambles to draw a connection between the anthrax attacks and enemies overseas. Americans start pointing fingers, and the FBI chases false leads.

    From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat.

    Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media

    The Anthrax Threat I 4. The Scapegoat

    The Anthrax Threat I 4. The Scapegoat

    Acting as an amateur sleuth, one scientist claims that she has identified the anthrax killer. Does her guess hold water, or is it just another miscalculation?

    From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat.

    Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media

    The Anthrax Threat I 5. Mr. Anthrax

    The Anthrax Threat I 5. Mr. Anthrax

    The FBI turns to a renowned biodefense lab in Fort Detrick, Maryland, to aid their investigation. But what if the killer is one of their team members?

    From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat.

    Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media

    The Anthrax Threat I 6. The Closers

    The Anthrax Threat I 6. The Closers

    New agents take over the anthrax investigation and zero in on a prime suspect: a bacteriologist struggling with mental health issues.

    From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat.

    Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
875 Ratings

875 Ratings

Mr.TN ,

Interesting story but not well told

There’s no question that true crime is the “It” genre of the day. This story is definitely worth telling, but the young woman who apparently did the research and narrates the podcast leaves much to be desired. She revisits the same interview subjects over and over who have nothing knew to contribute. Her delivery sounds almost snarky at times and doesn’t come across as relatable. She just isn’t pleasant to listen to. This is a story that probably could’ve been told in three episodes if the fluff was removed. Not all reporters are meant to be on mic or on camera, which is what makes the good ones so rare and appreciated.

KareBearMommie ,

Research Pronunciation Please

The podcast itself was pretty decent, gave a lot of detail & for the most part seemed considerate of the victims, their perspective & pain. I was turned off by the way some of the interviews seemed to be lacking information and like some important statements were skimmed over instead of delved into more. My big gripe though is the constant mispronunciation of Montrose by the host. It wasn’t just once or twice, it was numerous times in EVERY episode. She did get it right a few times, I’ll give that. But it does feel like a bare minimum to be sure to research and then consistently use the proper pronunciation of a town you’re going to say repeatedly in a podcast. It does feel disrespectful to not use the proper articulation of the main town that this awful set of events & crimes took place in. Those saying it’s not a big deal, it may not be to you, but it comes across as cocky, lazy, rude and just plain distasteful to many others to say the least. It begs the question, if you can’t bother to even say the name properly, how good was the actual research?

crewsn811 ,

Incredible story

Great narrating, compelling story and a subject I never knew anything about! Highly recommend!

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