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Espionage

A weekly History, True Crime and Society podcast
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We head to the Arizona desert to investigate how a couple lured hundreds to their spiritual retreats. This episode is a collaboration between Cults and Crimes of Passion, two Spotify Originals from Parcast. Every week, Cults analyzes the minds
How does a yoga teacher become a terrorist? We turn to Japan and the story of Shoko Asahara, his cult Aum Shinrikyo, and his journey from scamming people in the ‘80s to “saving” people from their bad karma in the ‘90s. This is the final episode
Today we’re sharing a three-part special from Cults, a Spotify Original from Parcast, looking at yoga gurus and guides who were loved — then loathed — for their practices. We start in Romania, charting the rise of Gregorian Bivolaru: an alleged
Starting today, unpack the epic dramas of history’s most infamous buccaneers. Real Pirates takes you right into the heart of the action with immersive storytelling and pulse-racing tales, charting the lives of the legendary men and women who ro
You might recognize them from the hit true crime podcast RedHanded, but now, Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire are serving up cults analysis like you’ve never heard it before. Every week, they’ll examine the unbelievable crimes and everyday insid
We’re gazing deep into the crystal ball to meet the leading figures — and tireless skeptics — of the 19th-century Spiritualism movement. Come for the history, mystery and lies. Stay for the Halloween séance. Listen to an exclusive clip from the
In 2018, an investigative journalist traveled to the compound of an elite spiritual organization called the Fellowship of Friends. Their leader had predicted global catastrophe — but the end-times prophecy was just the beginning. Jennings Brown
In this special collection of Parcast episodes, we’re revisiting the lore and tackling the tallest of tales from an era that’s endlessly mythologized in American pop culture — the Wild West. From bloody feuds to gunslinging bandits, unsolved mu
What if Mr. Right turns out to be Mr. So Wrong? On season 2 of Impostors, Abby Ellin tells the story of one conman who entangled his lovers, friends, family, and coworkers in an identity fraud scheme that stretched all the way to the Pentagon. 
Listeners, today we’re bringing you the first episode from the newest true crime Spotify Original from Parcast. Every Thursday on Disappearances, host Sarah Turney examines the most urgent mysteries in the world — cases where people seemingly v
In this four-part series from Solved Murders, we’re looking at when good times went bad — starting with an episode on New York City’s legendary partygoers, the Club Kids, and the grisly murder that rocked their community in the ‘90s. Listen to
Australia may be vast, but the horrors are hiding around every corner... Welcome to Crime Down Under, a true crime series featuring the most infamous cases in Aussie history. Listen to an exclusive clip from the first episode right here, then f
Imagine living with a secret so big, if anyone were to find out, it would change everything. From love affairs and fake identities to heists and murder — do you think you could take a secret like that to the grave? Discover the most explosive t
They’re some of the most iconic figures of all time, celebrated in death for their individual achievements and impact on society. But in life, the relationships they kept tell a different story — one of unexpected connections that yielded extra
This summer, sift through the files of America’s most covert organization in a special collection from Parcast Network. From secret alliances to global cover-ups, uncover the cold, hard facts and unproven theories surrounding the CIA. Listen to
Ashley Flowers explores 15 of the world’s worst crimes in the new Spotify Original from Parcast, International Infamy. The first episode takes you to Mexico and the true story of Juana Barraza — a pro wrestler who became a serial killer known a
Revisit ten of the worst fathers in true crime history in this special collection from Parcast Network. From the father who turned his son into a spy, to the dad whose long business trips turned out to be mafia hits, these dads will definitely
Wayne Simmons had a dramatic 27-year career with the CIA taking down cartels and busting arms smugglers — or did he? The ex-CIA military analyst and cable news star stands accused of being a fraud. Hosted by the reporter who broke the story, Im
This awards season, pull back the curtain on Tinseltown’s most infamous controversies in the new Spotify Original from Parcast, Hollywood Scandals. You can hear the first episode on Hollywood’s sordid beginnings right here, then follow Hollywoo
Creepypastas, frightful TikToks, online horror stories… Loey Lane and Eleanor Barnes are taking you into the spookiest corners of the web in their new Spotify Original from Parcast, Internet Urban Legends. Meet the hosts and hear their debut ep
In the newest Parcast Original from Spotify, comedians and best friends Benito Skinner and Mary Beth Barone discuss all the trends, scandals, pop culture icons and personal stories they can’t shake from their minds. And they have a lot to cover
Dracula wasn’t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker… In this retelling of “The Judge’s House,” a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity — then dread — as he faces an evil man’s terrifying legacy. Listen to Part
This season, “L” stands for love… and lawless… and lethal. Beginning February 1st, uncover history’s most infamous couples in this collection of episodes from across Parcast Network. Follow the misdeeds of married mafiosos. Enter the transgress
This season, “L” stands for love… and lawless… and lethal. Beginning February 1st, uncover history’s most infamous couples in this collection of episodes from across Parcast Network. Follow the misdeeds of married mafiosos. Enter the transgress
They’re a powerful political dynasty with no shortage of tragedies, scandals and controversies. Ahead of the 60th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s inauguration, revisit the most shocking moments in the Kennedy family history — from conspiracies
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