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George White ran the CIA brothel. He watched from a hidden room while men were dosed with LSD — and he convinced himself the fate of the nation depended on it.

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    • 4.4 • 119 Ratings

George White ran the CIA brothel. He watched from a hidden room while men were dosed with LSD — and he convinced himself the fate of the nation depended on it.

    Smoking Out Castro

    Smoking Out Castro

    Today we wanted to share a bonus mini-episode. Here’s how George White’s LSD adventures tied in with the CIA’s increasingly bizarre attempts to assassinate Fidel Castro. We’ll be back with a new installment next Wednesday.
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    • 12 min
    Uncharter Waters

    Uncharter Waters

    As the CIA’s LSD experiments went increasingly rogue, an aspiring actress realized what George White had done to her. But unlike others who’d complained, she reported White by name to the New York Police Department.
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    • 41 min
    The Pad

    The Pad

    To immerse himself in his CIA role, George White needed a new identity. In Greenwich Village, he set up a safehouse and became Morgan Hall, a struggling artist. But it wasn’t long before the wrong kind of people started showing up at his door — including the FBI
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    • 39 min
    Brainwash

    Brainwash

    If George White could manipulate the mafia with an old-fashioned wartime truth serum, what could he do with something more potent? What secrets could he uncover with the full support of the CIA and a supply of LSD? The world was about to find out.
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    • 41 min
    Mayhem and Murder

    Mayhem and Murder

    In the 1950s, the CIA conducted highly controversial research on mind-altering drugs to prepare for brain warfare with global superpowers. But after a checkered past, George White’s off-the-books Operation Midnight Climax took whatever flimsy rulebook the CIA had and threw it out the window.
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    • 33 min
    Introducing: Operation Midnight Climax

    Introducing: Operation Midnight Climax

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
119 Ratings

119 Ratings

always..learning ,

Great content, voice acting horrendous.

The story itself is laid out beautifully. Very engaging and fascinating! The sound effects and voice acting....quite cheesy and off-putting. Almost enough to quit listening. But I will endure it because the facts and story line is so informative and interesting.

I have never left a review - even though I have several favorite podcasts/ limited series......the sound effects and voice acting is THAT corny and over done.

Wellwellwellll ,

Solid, fun

I like the style of this show, there aren't a lot of noir kind of podcasts like this. It's crazy how much research they've done. I've heard parts of the story, but never laid out like this.

Mrsbogart ,

Too many commercials

Way too many commercials compared to other podcasts. No thanks.

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