55 min

That Time the CIA Got Very Into LSD Shocking! Lurid! Tawdry! A History of American Scandals

    • History

It's an unintentional double-header of acid heads, as Kasey follows up Mark's episode about Unmask Alice with a deep dive into an aside from the book about the CIA's Operation Midnight Climax. Yes, it sounds like some horny high school boys started a band, and no, it's not actually that much different from that. Turns out, the CIA was so adamant that no Americans could possibly have committed war crimes or found Communism interesting that the only solution to veterans saying these things is... brainwashing. If the Russians could, so could we! Except... well, things get very weird very fast. Would you believe that one man was responsible for the creation of the Haight-Asbury scene in San Francisco? Let's just say you're not gonna want to have a drink at one of George White's parties. Buckle in—this is one wild trip.

Logo: Jessica Balaschak 

Music: Caveman of Los Angeles by Party Store Music


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Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/american-scandals/support

It's an unintentional double-header of acid heads, as Kasey follows up Mark's episode about Unmask Alice with a deep dive into an aside from the book about the CIA's Operation Midnight Climax. Yes, it sounds like some horny high school boys started a band, and no, it's not actually that much different from that. Turns out, the CIA was so adamant that no Americans could possibly have committed war crimes or found Communism interesting that the only solution to veterans saying these things is... brainwashing. If the Russians could, so could we! Except... well, things get very weird very fast. Would you believe that one man was responsible for the creation of the Haight-Asbury scene in San Francisco? Let's just say you're not gonna want to have a drink at one of George White's parties. Buckle in—this is one wild trip.

Logo: Jessica Balaschak 

Music: Caveman of Los Angeles by Party Store Music


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Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/american-scandals/support

55 min

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