Stuff They Don't Want You To Know

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It's an increasingly important question, and various sources will give you differing answers. Tune in to learn more about the legality of recording law enforcement (and why some privacy advocates believe these laws are changing).
For decades rumors about Bohemian Grove have run wild through the conspiracy world -- but what actually happens at Bohemian Grove? Tune in to learn more.
What could fMRI, EEG and SSI have to with selling products to unsuspecting consumers? Join Ben and Matt as they take a closer look at the science behind neuromarketing.
The Dogon people are renowned for their artistic traditions -- and their spiritual traditions are no less fascinating. But why did a French anthropologist believe they may have had contact with extraterrestrials?
If human bodies can't travel willy-nilly through the timeline, then what about human minds? In this episode, Matt and Ben explore global research into clairvoyance and precognition. Tune in to learn more.
Could technology turn the average person into a Mensa member? In the third installment of this series, we explore how electrical and magnetic stimulation may enhance cognition. Tune in to learn more about transcranial direct-current stimulation, or tDCs.
Does the US government really possess top-secret proof of alien life? The members of the Disclosure Project think so. Tune in to learn more about the Disclosure Project's quest in this episode.
Since vaccines have become widely available, many diseases have become less of a threat to the global population. However, some people believe that vaccines aren't all they're cracked up to be. Tune in and learn more about vaccination conspiracy theories.
Between 1799 to 1892, families across New England dug up the corpses of their children, parents and siblings, desecrating the bodies in an effort to prevent them from rising from the grave. Learn more Stuff They Don't Want You To Know in this episode.
Why do so many people think there's an underground base in Dulce, New Mexico? Join Ben and Matt as they look at the three primary sources of these claims, as well as what the skeptics and the supporters have to say.
While it originated online, the series of puzzles collectively known as Cicada 3301 has spread across the globe, with people finding clues on every inhabited continent. But what is it exactly? Who's behind it, and why? Tune in to learn more.
Could technology really allow people to live indefinitely? How would this work? How could it affect the world? Tune in to learn more.
In the modern age, mermaids are like minotaurs or dragons. Sure, they make for neat stories, but no one thinks they could actually exist. So why have sailors across centuries reported seeing these creatures? Is there any grain of truth within the claims?
The term 'nonhuman personhood' might sound paradoxical, but some groups want to give some animals the right to legal personhood. For supporters this move is long overdue, but critics note that we still hasn't delivered basic rights to millions of humans.
In ancient days civilizations across the world believed Earth was some sort of plane, a flat space in the absolute center of the universe. In recent days some celebrities have revived the concept, alleging a vast conspiracy exists. Is this a genuine belief or a marketing ploy?
For ufologists and skeptics alike, Project Blue Book had the potential to be a gold mine. Learn how the US Air Force launched an official UFO investigation that spanned decades -- and why some people suspect a conspiracy -- in this episode.
Gold is one of Earth's most widely-accepted currencies, and even in the modern age world governments still store and use it in international trade. But why? What makes gold such a universal currency?
Founded in the late 1960's, the Club of Rome brings influential members of global business, politics and the intelligentsia together to tackle looming, worldwide problems. On the surface, it sounds it could be almost any other think tank. However, numerous theorists think there's something more to the story. Why?
Although Blackwater brought the news to the mainstream, it’s a troubling fact that private armies are increasingly common. Advocates argue that these private firms can save taxpayer money – but critics say these companies operate outside of the law. Tune in to learn more about Blackwater in the first part of our series on private armies.
It's been said that diamonds are a girl's best friend, and they hold an important place in Western culture -- but why?
Do any of the rumors about the Jesuit organization have a grain of truth?
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or UAVs, have fundamentally changed the nature of warfare. But who controls them? What are they doing, and why? Tune in to learn more Stuff They Don't Want You To Know about drones.
Some experts believe that Haitian zombies are victims of tetrodotoxin poisoning -- sometimes they've been buried and revived, but they were never actually dead. So what are the odds of actually resurrecting a corpse? Tune in to learn more.
Are shadowy corporate interests dismantling the public sphere? Are there really people refusing to pay taxes out of principal? And is it true that some corporations pay no tax at all? Join Matt and Ben as they examine some of the most controversial issues surrounding taxation in the United States.
Conspiracy theories about hidden knowledge of extraterrestrials have been around for decades, but one of these theories has an interesting twist: What if the world's governments are using pop culture to prepare humanity for the arrival of aliens?
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Oct 20th, 2009
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Nov 18th, 2016
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