Secret Societies

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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. 
According to a CIA dossier, the Red Brigade was an unimpressive group of barely competent terrorists. Yet somehow, they managed to kidnap former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, hold him hostage, and murder him while avoiding capture. Was the
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
On March 16, 1978, a radical terrorist cell kidnapped former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro, killing his bodyguards and snatching him from his vehicle with tactical precision. How did a tiny, underequipped guerrilla cell pull off one of the m
In 1885, French priest Bérenger Saunière discovered a pair of ancient scrolls hidden in the altar of his church. Soon after, he became mysteriously wealthy. Could he have uncovered evidence of a secret church order known as the Priory of Sion a
The early days of the Catholic church were plagued by dissent, infighting, and uncertainty. After centuries of arguments about the nature of Jesus Christ, a cohesive Christian Bible finally emerged. But was it really the word of God, and if not
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
After General Butler's claims were heard by the Special Committee on Un-American Activities in 1934, he was called a liar and a fraud. But others believed the respected General's testimony was authentic, and the Committee may have been in on th
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
In the 1930s, a secret group felt that Franklin Delano Roosevelt’'s New Deal program erred too far on the side of socialism. A former U.S. General was subsequently roped into a plan to overthrow FDR in an attempt to establish a new fascist regi
Paganism. Human sacrifice. A “New World Order.” The Bohemian Club has been accused of plenty since its founding in 1872. But what's really happening in the depths of Bohemian Grove? And why don't they want the world to know?
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
Deep in the heart of the redwood forests is a 2,700-acre plot of land called the Bohemian Grove, home to an exclusive, secret gentleman’s fraternity known as the “Bohemian Club.” Each July, the club hosts a two-week festival that could be descr
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
You’ve heard the rumors. Trembled at the tales. Maybe even have some stories of your own… on what it’s like to enter adulthood. In the newest Spotify Original from Parcast, best friends and performers Teala Dunn and Nia Sioux compare notes on t
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
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