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Each week, Dan Cummins takes fascinating listener suggested topics and enthusiastically dives into time sucks about everything from Charles Manson to the Lizard Illuminati, absurdly and sarcastically sharing the best of what he uncovers with you. Time to get curious! Time for Timesuck.

Timesuck with Dan Cummins Dan Cummins

    • Comedy
    • 4.9 • 15K Ratings

Each week, Dan Cummins takes fascinating listener suggested topics and enthusiastically dives into time sucks about everything from Charles Manson to the Lizard Illuminati, absurdly and sarcastically sharing the best of what he uncovers with you. Time to get curious! Time for Timesuck.

    227 - Operation Paperclip: Nazi War Criminals Hired by the United States

    227 - Operation Paperclip: Nazi War Criminals Hired by the United States

    A deep dive into how Nazi war criminals were hired by the US government to help win the Cold War via the formerly top secret Operation Paperclip.

    • 2 hr 20 min
    226 - Shaka Zulu

    226 - Shaka Zulu

    Shaka Zulu! I'm guessing you've heard the name. Also guessing you know very little about his story. Most don't seem too. Which is a shame because it's such a great story! Shaka took the small Zulu tribe from less than 2,000 members to around 250,000 in just a dozen years. He took them from being one of many militarily inconsequential bands of Africans living in what is now South Africa to the powerful Zulu Nation - one of the mightiest African military powers on the entire continent. He was a brilliant military tactician who changed the way his people - and many other people - would fight, not only during his reign, but for long after his death. He also seems to have been a sadistic madman who did crazy things like kill thousands of people for not grieving the death of his mother hard enough. And have others killed just for getting pregnant while he grieved. His tale is a wild one. And we use it as an excuse to not just learn a lot about him, but also about the history of South Africa. So much info today - and hopefully also a lot of fun, on another historical edition of Timesuck. 

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    • 2 hr 22 min
    225 - Navajo Code Talkers

    225 - Navajo Code Talkers

    The true story of the Navajo Code Talkers and their immense contribution to the Allies victory in WW2.

    • 2 hr 13 min
    224 - Viktor Frankl/2020 Year End Recap

    224 - Viktor Frankl/2020 Year End Recap

    A look into the life of concentration camp survivor, Viktor Frankl, and his inspiring story. And a look back at all that happened with Timesuck in 2020.

    • 2 hr 17 min
    223 - The Craigslist Killer

    223 - The Craigslist Killer

    An exploration of the secret life of Phillip Markoff, "the Craigslist Killer", and a look into the dark world of internet killers.

    • 2 hr 19 min
    222 - General Butt Naked

    222 - General Butt Naked

    A deep dive on brutal Liberian warlord, General Butt Naked, his band of child soldiers, and the chaos they were all born into.

    • 2 hr 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15K Ratings

15K Ratings

Emyzz ,

What is big deal?

Favorite podcast!

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2 years left of college

Hello Dan. Your podcasts are the easily the most fascinating out of all I have came upon on. I am simply requesting for you to do a Mao Zedong podcast. I think the time is due. That’s all I have to say. Hail oso nimrod af

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Outstanding podcast!

I love this podcast so much! Best thing to listen to while at work or in the car! Chicken Joe is my favorite!

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