246 episodes

The Conspirators is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the dark and disturbing stories from history your teacher never told you about. On the show I discuss unsolved mysteries, serial killers, survival stories, strange disappearances and other bizarre true events from the past.

The Conspirators Podcast The Conspirators Podcast

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The Conspirators is a bi-weekly show dedicated to the dark and disturbing stories from history your teacher never told you about. On the show I discuss unsolved mysteries, serial killers, survival stories, strange disappearances and other bizarre true events from the past.

    Ep. 226 - The Director

    Ep. 226 - The Director

    On February 2, 1922, Hollywood was rocked to its core when one of the town's top film directors William Desmond Taylor was found shot to death in his home. This story has all the elements of a Hollywood thriller, sex, drugs, secret identities and of course, murder. His murder has become known as one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in Hollywood history.

    Patreon:
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    Notes:
    https://www.amazon.com/Tinseltown-Murder-Morphine-Madness-Hollywood/dp/0062242199/ref=asc_df_0062242199/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=312149981494&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3402803931616266181&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9016906&hvtargid=pla-540659115968&psc=1&mcid=d0117c7d449e3008a7a58ce4e41cfddc&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqtWauOqyhAMVJEt_AB1tkwENEAQYAiABEgI79_D_BwE
    https://www.amazon.com/Deed-Death-Unsolved-Hollywood-Director/dp/0394580753
    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/unsolved-mystery-of-director-william-desmond-taylor-needs-featured-image/
    https://www.crimelibrary.org/notorious_murders/celebrity/william_d_taylor2/1.html
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    • 45 min
    Ep. 225 - The Dead Mountain

    Ep. 225 - The Dead Mountain

    In 1959, a group of nine hikers set off into the Ural Mountains on a winter expedition. Their bizarre deaths would go on to become known as the greatest unsolved mystery in Russian history. For more than sixty years this has remained a mystery, that is until recently when some scientists believe they may have solved it. 

    Patreon:
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    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0_SAREQYopjrr0CNIrrRrQ

    Notes:
    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12617712/
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/dyatlov-pass-incident-solved
    https://www.amazon.com/Dead-Mountain-Untold-Dyatlov-Incident/dp/1452140030
    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/05/17/has-an-old-soviet-mystery-at-last-been-solved

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    • 42 min
    Ep. 224 - The Walk of Death

    Ep. 224 - The Walk of Death

    Although we tend to think of mass shooters as a modern day phenomenon, in truth these deranged individuals have been around for a lot longer than you think. In this episode I tell you the story of Howard Unruh, who in 1949 strolled through his Camden, New Jersey neighborhood and murdered 13 people in just as many minutes.

    Patreon:
    https://www.patreon.com/theconspiratorspodcast

    YouTube:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0_SAREQYopjrr0CNIrrRrQ

    Notes:
    https://www.pulitzer.org/article/mass-shooting-tight-deadline
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/story-first-mass-murder-us-history-180956927/
    https://www.amazon.com/Rampage-Bloodlands-collection-Harold-Schechter-ebook/dp/B07CSZ5YY5/ref=sr_1_24?crid=19O7V46CTNEFV&keywords=harold+schechter&qid=1705754859&s=digital-text&sprefix=harold+schechter%2Cdigital-text%2C134&sr=1-24
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    • 33 min
    Ep. 223 - The Matrix

    Ep. 223 - The Matrix

    Are we living in the Matrix? What is reality? Many scientists, philosophers and mathematicians believe in the simulation theory, the idea that everything you see, hear, touch, smell and feel is all just a computer generated simulation of what you think is real life.  In this episode we explore the evidence and try to figure out if everything is real...isn't.  Hear the story of the tech company executive who died mysteriously and her disturbing final words. Hear the stories about glitches in the matrix, the Mandela Effect, and the mathematical evidence that points to us all being part of some massive computer generated illusion. 

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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0_SAREQYopjrr0CNIrrRrQ

    Sources: 
    https://www.simulation-argument.com/https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...https://www.scientificamerican.com/ar... https://www.wired.com/story/living-in...https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/26/op...https://www.businessinsider.in/tech/n...https://www.discovery.com/science/Dou... https://en.wikiversity.org/wiki/Simul.... https://www.simulation-argument.com/s...https://www.businessinsider.in/tech/n...https://www.nspirement.com/2022/03/06...https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/science/...https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article...https://www.space.com/universe-simula... https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/20...https://bigthink.com/thinking/why-the... https://bigthink.com/13-8/simulation-...
    https://www.wired.com/2014/11/planck-length/

    Music:
    Music: Long Note Three by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3993-long-note-three
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    Music: Long Note Two by Kevin MacLeod
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    • 32 min
    Ep. 222 - The Bell Witch

    Ep. 222 - The Bell Witch

    Nate is planning on taking a much needed break for the holidays. But in keeping with the season he wanted to make sure you get you open your presents early. So here's the latest episode, released early for everyone.

    The story of the Bell Witch has been called the greatest ghost story in American history. During the 1800s the Bell family moved to a farm in Tennessee, and were soon terrorized by an invisible entity. In this episode we delve into the legend and try to figure out how much we should believe.

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    Notes:
    https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/what-is-designation/heritage-highlights/did-oliver-cromwell-really-ban-christmas/
    https://carnegiemnh.org/history-of-holiday-ghost-stories/#:~:text=The%20reaction%20to%20hearing%20a,were%20halted%20by%20the%20Puritans.
    https://sharetngov.tnsosfiles.com/tsla/exhibits/myth/bellwitch.htm
    http://www.bellwitch.org/home.htm
    https://www.bellwitchcave.com
    https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044022643282&view=1up&seq=9
    https://www.amazon.com/American-Haunting-Bell-Witch/dp/0312363532/ref=sr_1_5?crid=1VB7F8MYO6H40&keywords=the+bell+witch&qid=1702826162&sprefix=the+bell+witch%2Caps%2C118&sr=8-5
    https://www.amazon.com/Bell-Witch-Full-Account/dp/097051560X/ref=sr_1_11?crid=1VB7F8MYO6H40&keywords=the+bell+witch&qid=1702826162&sprefix=the+bell+witch%2Caps%2C118&sr=8-11

    Music:
    Music: Cryptic Sorrow by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3568-cryptic-sorrow
    Licensed under CC BY 4.0: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Music: Mesmerize by Kevin MacLeod
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    • 34 min
    Ep. 221 - The Pied Piper

    Ep. 221 - The Pied Piper

    In 1936, an English schoolteacher led a group of 27 boys on a hiking tour of Germany. What happened next was a horrible tragedy, that turned into a public relations coup for the Nazi regime.

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    Notes:
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jul/06/fatal-hike-became-nazi-propaganda-coup
    https://www.newspapers.com/article/the-guardian-freiburg-school-trip-disast/54890384/
    https://hainmueller.de/publikationen/

    Music:
    Music: Mesmerize by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/4994-mesmerize
    Licensed under CC BY 4.0: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    Music: Cryptic Sorrow by Kevin MacLeod
    Free download: https://filmmusic.io/song/3568-cryptic-sorrow
    Licensed under CC BY 4.0: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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1.1K Ratings

Nvargas17 ,

Amazing

Wonderful podcast to listen to. Great stories and his voice is nice.

Heather3231985 ,

Thank you

Your doing a wonderful job. This last episode was it though. The matrix conversation and the way you branch just couldn’t have lined up better with my thought pattern. Thank you for your work on every show.

AJBPs memaw ,

Very enjoyable

I love this podcast! Interesting topics and well written. You never know what you’re gonna get but it’s always fascinating!

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