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This is the true story of the life, violent death, and still-unfolding legacy of Dr. Eugene Mallove, a renowned scientist and fierce advocate for a controversial form of alternative energy called cold fusion. Part true crime, part mad science — we follow Mallove’s near-obsessive dedication to a conspiracy-riddled field of research and how the unspooling investigation of his death became part of that story.
 
Cold Truth is a limited-run, 8-episode season and the first in the Crime Waves anthology. Told by award-winning journalist and author David Kushner through interviews with family, colleagues, and investigators, this show takes us on a journey — from Mallove uncovering a real conspiracy to his own murder, which remained unsolved for years after his death.
 
Crime Waves is developed and produced by Faceplant and QCODE, in association with No Smiling. 
 
Follow the show now for the strangest true crime stories you’ve never heard of, told by the people who were there — and the ones who picked up the pieces.

Crime Waves: Cold Truth QCODE

    • True Crime
    • 4.5 • 71 Ratings

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This is the true story of the life, violent death, and still-unfolding legacy of Dr. Eugene Mallove, a renowned scientist and fierce advocate for a controversial form of alternative energy called cold fusion. Part true crime, part mad science — we follow Mallove’s near-obsessive dedication to a conspiracy-riddled field of research and how the unspooling investigation of his death became part of that story.
 
Cold Truth is a limited-run, 8-episode season and the first in the Crime Waves anthology. Told by award-winning journalist and author David Kushner through interviews with family, colleagues, and investigators, this show takes us on a journey — from Mallove uncovering a real conspiracy to his own murder, which remained unsolved for years after his death.
 
Crime Waves is developed and produced by Faceplant and QCODE, in association with No Smiling. 
 
Follow the show now for the strangest true crime stories you’ve never heard of, told by the people who were there — and the ones who picked up the pieces.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Miracle or Mistake?

    Miracle or Mistake?

    Free energy crusader Dr. Eugene Mallove’s murder continues to inspire conspiracy theories. But the real conspiracy begins 15 years before his death, when Dr. Mallove witnesses a suppression campaign against the budding science of cold fusion — a potential source of cheap, clean, near-infinite energy.

    A listener note: this episode contains depictions of violence that some people may find disturbing.
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    Crime Waves: Cold Truth is a collaboration of Faceplant and QCODE, in association with No Smiling.
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    • 43 min
    Fire From Ice

    Fire From Ice

    Digging deeper into the cold fusion drama at MIT, Dr. Mallove realizes that the treachery of his colleagues is worse than he could’ve imagined. Now he’s faced with a choice that will alter the course of his life.
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    • 32 min
    Infinite Energy

    Infinite Energy

    After resigning from MIT in disgust, Dr. Mallove strikes out on his own with big hopes and dreams. He encounters the strange underbelly of the free energy world and meets a man whose death inspires conspiracy theories for years to come.
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    • 41 min
    Devil’s Tower

    Devil’s Tower

    Dr. Mallove becomes the poster boy for cold fusion, befriends a sci-fi superstar, and receives funding for his infinite energy crusade. As he ventures further out into the fringes though, some wonder if he’s gone too far.
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    Crime Waves: Cold Truth is a collaboration of Faceplant and QCODE, in association with No Smiling.
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    • 42 min
    Vindication?!

    Vindication?!

    Dr. Mallove’s endeavors begin to falter, and an obsession with secretive inventors alienates him from his friends and colleagues. Then just as cold fusion receives an unexpected lifeline from the government, tragedy strikes.
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    Crime Waves: Cold Truth is a collaboration of Faceplant and QCODE, in association with No Smiling.
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    • 32 min
    The Driveway

    The Driveway

    Dr. Eugene Mallove’s body is found in the driveway of his childhood home. Some wonder if shadowy forces are at work in Dr. Mallove’s murder. Police frantically search for answers and catch a break in the case. Or so it seems.

    A listener note: this episode contains depictions of violence that some people may find disturbing.
    ~~~
    Crime Waves: Cold Truth is a collaboration of Faceplant and QCODE, in association with No Smiling.
    ~~~
    Follow us
    On Instagram @QCODEMedia | @faceplantmediapodcasts | @StickFigureProductions | @NoSmilingMedia
    On Twitter @QCODEMedia | @faceplantmedia | @StickFigurePro | @NoSmilingMedia
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    Crime Waves: Cold truth is sponsored by BetterHelp.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

gigascott ,

Excellent

Well reported and interesting.

Pads Paws & Claws ,

Stuff I didn’t know about my town!

I live in Bow, NH and Dr. Mallove lived in my neighbor’s house. I had no idea about any of this when I started listening! Such a well done podcast and a fascinating story that is well worth telling.

Sissarae27 ,

lol

“The planets greatest threat = climate change😂😂😂😂😂😂😂🤣🤣

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