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Dive in and join conspiriologists and long time friends Josh Branson & Justin Perleoni on a journey into the uncertain. From government shenanigans and covert operations to haunted houses and creepy cryptids, the fellas at Terribly Vexed are on the case.

Terribly Vexed Josh Branson and Justin Perleoni

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 17 Ratings

Dive in and join conspiriologists and long time friends Josh Branson & Justin Perleoni on a journey into the uncertain. From government shenanigans and covert operations to haunted houses and creepy cryptids, the fellas at Terribly Vexed are on the case.

    The Third Man Factor

    The Third Man Factor

    Join us on the latest episode of the Terribly Vexed Podcast as we dive into the fascinating world of the Third Man Factor. 


    As always, we start things off with the dirty thirty. Josh talks about a car wreck he narrowly avoided which leads us into the chaos that unfolded at Burning Man this year. Then we wrap it all up with a nice little chat about cults.


    The real topic of discussion, however, is the Third Man Factor, a phenomenon where individuals facing life-threatening situations report the presence of an unseen, guiding figure. Listen in as we share incredible stories from history, featuring legends like Ernest Shackleton, Charles Lindbergh, Lawrence of Arabia, and the curious case of Frank Smythe, who went so far as to offer his "third man" a snack!


    We wrap up our exploration by delving into the theories behind the Third Man Factor – is it a guardian angel watching over us, or a psychological coping mechanism? Join us as we attempt to unravel this mysterious and thought-provoking phenomenon.


    If you like the podcast, please rate, review, and subscribe on Spotify and iTunes, tell a friend, and let us know! To get in touch, you can send us an email at terriblyvexedpodcast@gmail.com, hit us up on Instagram @terriblyvexedpodcast, subscribe and comment on our YouTube channel, or visit us at terriblyvexed.com to send us a message!


    The kickin' jams used in the podcast were provided by Jacob Perleoni.



    LINKS:

    The Third Man Factor: Surviving the Impossible by John Geiger

    The Third Man Factor Presentation by John Geiger

    The Third Man Factor WIKI

    Third Man Syndrome: The Weird Phenomenon Mountain Climbers Experience article by The Manual

    Guardian Angels or The Third Man Factor? article by NPR

    The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

    Kendal Mint Cakes on Amazon!

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Operation Condor - State Sponsored Terror

    Operation Condor - State Sponsored Terror

    We kick off this episode of the Terribly Vexed Podcast by delving into the latest updates from the UAP (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) hearings, where government officials and experts discuss the intriguing world of unidentified flying objects.

    Moving on, we shift our focus to an equally intriguing topic: the ASCH Conformity Tests and the implications they hold for society. We analyze the psychology behind conformity and how it shapes human behavior, shedding light on the mechanisms that drive us to conform to social norms and expectations. Additionally, we discuss the concerning increase in incidents involving airline passengers, exploring the factors contributing to these unsettling events and their potential consequences for the travel industry and passenger safety.

    However, the heart of this episode lies in our comprehensive exploration of Operation Condor, a dark and secretive collaboration among several South American countries during the 1970s and 1980s. Join us as we unravel the intricate web of political intrigue, espionage, and human rights abuses that characterized this covert operation. We delve into the countries involved, including Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, Paraguay, and Bolivia, and examine the key figures who orchestrated this operation, such as Augusto Pinochet, Jorge Rafael Videla, and Alfredo Stroessner. Through a careful examination of historical events and dates, we shed light on the ruthless tactics employed to suppress political dissidents and maintain control, leaving a lasting impact on the region's history.

    As we wrap up, we tease an unexpected perspective that ties the Operation Condor narrative to the world of UFOs and the unexplored mysteries of the cosmos. Join us for an eye-opening journey that will leave you questioning the boundaries of history, politics, and the unknown.

    If you like the podcast, please rate, review, and subscribe on Spotify and iTunes, tell a friend, and let us know! To get in touch, you can send us an email at terriblyvexedpodcast@gmail.com, hit us up on Instagram @terriblyvexedpodcast, subscribe and comment on our YouTube page, or visit us at terriblyvexed.com to send us a message!



    LINKS:

    Operation Gladio: The Unholy Alliance Between the Vatican, the CIA, and the Mafia by Paul L. Williams

    When States Kill: Latin America, the U.S., and Technologies of Terror

    The Maxwell Family Business

    The Condor Years: How Pinochet and his Allies Brought Terrorism to Three Continents by John Dinges

    The Pinochet Files: A Declassified Dossier on Atrocity and Accountability by Peter Kornbluh

    Hidden Terrors by A.J. Langguth

    Operation Condor: The History of the Notorious Intelligence Operations Supported by the United States to Combat Communists Across South America by Charles River Editors

    Barry & 'The Boys': The CIA, the Mob, and America''s Secret History by Daniel Hopsicker

    One Nation Under Blackmail: The Sordid Union Between Intelligence and Crime that Gave Rise to Jeffrey Epstein, VOL.1 by Whitney Alyse Webb

    Investigating Operation Condor Full Documentary

    The Asch Conformity Test

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Cosmic Curiosities with Nathan Tipton

    Cosmic Curiosities with Nathan Tipton

    Join hosts Josh and Justin on a laid-back and thought-provoking episode of The Terribly Vexed Podcast, where they dive into the mysterious world of UAPs (Unidentified Aerial Phenomena) making headlines, ponder the existence of alien life, discuss the growing influence of AI, and even explore the comical feud between tech titans Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. This episode features a special guest, the insightful Nathan Tipton, who brings his expertise to the table.

    In a casual and conversational tone, we embark on an exploration of the latest UAP sightings that have captured the world's attention. We delve into the questions surrounding the possibility of extraterrestrial life and share our wildest theories, merging science fiction with scientific possibilities.

    The discussion then takes a turn towards the ever-evolving field of artificial intelligence. We weigh in on its potential benefits and risks, while sharing our personal perspectives on how AI might shape our future.

    No episode would be complete without some light-hearted banter, and this time it's centered around the hilarious feud between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg. We take a closer look at their public clashes and debate who would come out on top in a battle of tech moguls.

    Bringing a touch of philosophical introspection, we delve into the eternal question of whether there is an afterlife. Our thoughts and beliefs intertwine, offering various perspectives on this age-old inquiry.

    Finally, we can't resist pondering the phenomenon of people from the North Eastern United States migrating southward. Is it the allure of warmer weather or simply a desire for a change of scenery? We share anecdotes and opinions while speculating on the factors driving this migratory pattern.

    So grab your favorite beverage, settle in, and join us for a casual, engaging, and sometimes perplexing journey through the realms of UAPs, alien life, tech rivalry, existential questions, and the peculiarities of regional migration. Prepare to be both entertained and mentally vexed.

    (What you just read was written entirely by AI.)

    If you like the podcast, please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes, tell a friend, and let us know! To get in touch, you can send us an email at terriblyvexedpodcast@gmail.com, hit us up on Instagram @terriblyvexedpodcast, subscribe and comment on our YouTube page, or visit us at terriblyvexed.com to send us a message!



    LINKS:

    Interview with UAP whistle-blower David Grusch

    Dr. Steven M. Greer WIKI

    VICE goes UFO hunting with Dr. Steven Greer

    The Fermi Paradox WIKI

    Moment Of Contact documentary trailer

    Varginha UFO Encounter WIKI

    James Fox on The Joe Rogan Experience

    ABC news segment on Unarius

    Elon Musk says "Zuck is a Cuck"

    Music for the podcast provided by Jacob Perleoni

    • 2 hr
    Terribly Topical - A Titan(ic) Debacle

    Terribly Topical - A Titan(ic) Debacle

    On this episode of the Terribly Vexed Podcast we're getting topical!

    On June 18th, 2023, a submersible carrying five wealthy passengers was making it's way to the wreck of the Titanic. Around two hours into the descent, contact with the support ship was lost. After almost a week of searching, debris from the submersible was found on the ocean floor not far from the Titanic itself. Unfortunately, it was determined that the sub had imploded under the tremendous pressure.

    Join us as we have a chat about the questionable construction of the submersible, unheeded warnings from colleagues, Robert Ballard being an OG, Amazon reviews for the Logitech gaming controller that was used to pilot the sub, how James Cameron is an absolute boss, Josh's love of diving, Justin's fear of diving, and how The Abyss and Titanic are two of the best documentaries ever made!

    If you like the podcast, please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes, tell a friend, and let us know! To get in touch, you can send us an email at terriblyvexedpodcast@gmail.com, hit us up on Instagram @terriblyvexedpodcast, subscribe and comment on our YouTube page, or visit us at terriblyvexed.com to send us a message!



    LINKS:

    Video of Stockton Rush and the interior of the Titan

    ABC News - Interview with James Cameron

    ABC News - Interview with Bob Ballard

    James Cameron's Deepsea Challenge Full Length Documentary

    Logitech G F107 Gaming Controller for sale

    Music provided by Jacob Perleoni

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Rendlesham Forest - Britain's Roswell

    Rendlesham Forest - Britain's Roswell

    In the early hours of December 26th, 1980, a security patrol at the east gate of Royal Air Force Woodbridge spotted lights descending into a small pine forest bordering the base. Believing it was a downed civilian aircraft, a small team was assembled and sent to investigate and render assistance.
    As the team approached the lights, their radios began to malfunction, the air became electrically charged, animals at the nearby farms went into a frenzy, and walking became difficult. “Like walking in deep water.” 
    Two of the men pressed on and arrived at a small clearing where the bright lights had seemed to stop moving. There was a massive silent explosion of bright white light. One of the two men was left in a trance-like state while the other approached a small, black, triangular shaped craft hovering above the forest floor. It appeared to be made of seamless opaque black glass and was covered in symbols that looked like hieroglyphs. As he ran his fingers over the surface of the strange symbols, the craft began to slowly ascend through the trees and took off into the sky at an “impossible” speed.
    That was only the beginning.
    Often referred to as Britain’s Roswell, the Rendlesham Forest Incident is one of the most well documented UFO cases in history. Join us as we explore the case in more detail and discuss some of the more wild tales that have emerged since 1980 including a possible government cover-up, a binary code from the future, and a possible close encounter of the third kind.
    If you like the podcast, please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes, tell a friend, and let us know! To get in touch, you can send us an email at terriblyvexedpodcast@gmail.com, hit us up on Instagram ⁠@terriblyvexedpodcast⁠, subscribe and comment on our YouTube page, or visit us at terriblyvexed.com to send us a message!

    Rendlesham Related Links:
    Rendlesham Forest Wiki
    Encounter In Rendlesham Forest by Nick Pope
    Ian Ridpath - Rendlesham Explained
    Monsterland Podcast - Larry Warren's Side of the Story
    Sculpture of the craft based on Jim Penniston's sketches
    Rendlesham Forest Ancient Aliens

    Other Links:
    Programmed To Kill: The Politics of Serial Murder by David McGowan
    One Nation Under Blackmail by Whitney Webb

     

    • 3 hr 7 min
    Unraveling the Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

    Unraveling the Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

    In the summer of 1849, 40 year old Edgar Allan Poe embarked on a lecture tour, he planned to raise money to start his own literary magazine.  By the autumn of that year Poe was nearing the end of his journey and on September 27, 1849, Poe left Richmond, Virginia on his way home back to New York City.

    No reliable evidence exists concerning his whereabouts until a week later on October 3rd, when he was found delirious in Baltimore at Ryan's Tavern (sometimes referred to as Gunner's Hall). A printer named Joseph Walker sent a letter requesting help to Dr. Joseph E. Snodgrass, an acquaintance of Poe.  Snodgrass's first-hand account describes Poe's appearance as "repulsive", with unkempt hair, a haggard, unwashed face and "lusterless and vacant" eyes. His clothing, Snodgrass said, which included a dirty shirt but no vest and unpolished shoes, was worn and did not fit well.  Dr. John Joseph Moran, who was Poe's attending physician, gave his own detailed account of Poe's appearance that day and would later give another account of Poe’s condition during the brief time in his care, but both the accounts of Snodgrass and Moran should, to some degree, be considered somewhat dubious, no official record explaining his death has ever been found.

    Poe was methodical and decisive as a writer and critic, at times arrogantly confident in his own abilities, and perhaps rightly so, but life’s many troubles had left him with a grief stricken mind and in turn he would often resort to infrequent binges with alcohol and drugs to numb himself from the struggles he regularly faced.  Most Poe scholars would argue, however, this doesn’t mean his mysterious disappearance and unusual reemergence was a botched suicide attempt.

    Theories abound as to what may have been the ultimate cause of Poe’s demise, from hypoglycemia, tuberculosis, to rabies, a brain tumor, diabetes, syphilis, delirium tremens, epilepsy and meningeal inflammation. Other theories include the possibility of lead, mercury, and or similar toxic heavy-metal poisoning that people were routinely exposed to in the 1800’s. One of the more unusual, however probable theories involved a form of election fraud, quite popular during that time, known as “cooping.”  Join us as we attempt to unravel the mysterious death of Edgar Allan Poe!

    If you like the podcast, please rate, review, and subscribe on iTunes, tell a friend, and let us know! To get in touch, you can send us an email at terriblyvexedpodcast@gmail.com, hit us up on Instagram @terriblyvexedpodcast, subscribe and comment on our YouTube page, or visit us at terriblyvexed.com to send us a message!



    LINKS:

    ‘A Mystery of Mysteries: The Death and Life of Edgar Allan Poe’ by Mark Dawidziak (2023)

    ‘The Enigma of Poe’ by Warren Ober and Paul Burtness (1960)

    ‘The Importance of Edgar Allan Poe’ by Rafael Tilton (2001)

    ‘Edgar Allan Poe’ by Aaron Frisch (1975)

    ‘Bloom’s Classic Critical Views on Edgar Allan Poe’ by Harold Bloom (2008)

    • 1 hr 50 min

Customer Reviews

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17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Jules_Queen ,

Glad I found you

Love to listen to you both. Enjoy the Josh tirades. Wish you could film the podcast at same time just to watch the interaction and finger pointing.

I also love the long editions. Listen on the 20 minute car rides to work and especially appreciate it during the 2.5 hour drives. Ignore the 1 hour friend.

Keep it going.

Nick VanL ,

The Vexed Boys

These guys are great, their episodes are great. And I would have to say they are terribly vexed. Pls don't stop making episodes pls. Disappearance of Dennis Martin and Interview with Dwight McCarter was the first two episodes I listened to and they are great. Also the other episodes are great. Great work boyz.

Lenny_in_PNW ,

Fun and Interesting

Like shooting the breeze about conspiracy theories with a couple of friends. A lot of humor, banter but interesting facts that are often present a little different side of the story from events you may think you know all the facets of.

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