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Hoax is a podcast that takes a look at some of history's most famous (and infamous) hoaxes, exploring the people involved and any subsequent consequences.

Hoax Unresolved Productions

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 161 Ratings

Hoax is a podcast that takes a look at some of history's most famous (and infamous) hoaxes, exploring the people involved and any subsequent consequences.

    The Con Queen of Hollywood

    The Con Queen of Hollywood

    This is an episode of my other podcast, Unresolved, which is dealing with Hoax-like material this week. While I'm not quite ready to start the new season of Hoax, I can confirm that it is coming soon, and hopefully this will help tide you over until then.

    Learn more about this podcast at http://unresolved.me

    • 30 min
    Threatin

    Threatin

    In the summer of 2018, three musicians - guitarist Joe Prunera, bassist Gavin Carney, and drummer Dane Davis - responded to audition requests from a Los Angeles talent agency.   All three ended up joining an up-and-coming band named Threatin, fronted by a mysterious young man calling himself "Jered Threatin." They were hired on to provide Jered a backing band on an upcoming tour, which would take them into Europe during November of 2018.   However, as the tour began, these three young men realized that they had signed onto something that was not as it seemed. As the tour progressed, and they realized nobody was coming to see them play, they began to understand that they were witnessing one of the most bizarre stories of the year unfold in real time...     Written, hosted, and produced by Micheal Whelan       Podcast logo image courtesy of Jaak Horn   Learn more about the podcast at unresolved.me   If you would like to consider supporting this podcast and others, consider heading to patreon.com/unresolvedpod     Music Credits   PCIII - "Write Hear Right Now"   Threatin - "Living Is Dying"   How the Night Came - "IV - C6H807"   Chris Zabriskie - "Divider"   Mystery Mammal - "All Your Organs Get A Laugh"   ROZKOL - "Stay Quiet"   DR "Afanassij Iwanowitsch Towstogub and His Wife Pulcherija Iwanowna Towstagubicha - Part 2"   The Gateless Gate - "The Idea of North"   Krackatoa - "Long White Cloud"

    • 1 hr 11 min
    The Wolfs

    The Wolfs

    In the mid-2000's, a mysterious Russian couple forged the perfect crime... and ended up on the FBI's Most Wanted List... where they remain to this day.

    • 50 min
    Operation Mincemeat

    Operation Mincemeat

    In the midst of World War Two, an operation was planned: to take a dead body, give it a new identity, and use it to deceive the Germans. However, finding a suitable corpse would prove tricky... and fooling the Germans, even more so.

    • 49 min
    Steev Mike

    Steev Mike

    Throughout a long and tumultuous career, Andrew W.K. has been plagued by rumors that he is a fraud or a phony... primarily because of a mysterious entity named "Steev Mike."

    • 1 hr 2 min
    New Berlin

    New Berlin

    In the final months of 2008, one of the largest scandals in Wisconsin state history unfolded in the small town of New Berlin...

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
161 Ratings

161 Ratings

Masha Ristova ,

Excellent

I’m a big fan of Unresolved but had no idea about this podcast. I just discovered it and have been on a listening binge. You pick such exciting, interesting stories to tell. You paint vivid pictures with your words. You don’t shy away from uncomfortable topics or gloss over the ugly parts; you tell the full story and I love that. I always look forward to hear more from you!

CrouchroX ,

Come back!!

Come back!!

Jonners123456 ,

Great research.

I’ve wanted to hear an in-depth story about Steev Mike for a while, Hoax did a good job and got me hooked on all the other episodes.

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