Weird World

The Illuminati
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
87

The Illuminati

Conspiracy theories
The Enlightenment
Philosophy
Politics
The Internet
Sep 8, 2020
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19
minutes

Is it really the most powerful secret society is the world?

Does it really control everything we do?

Or is it a conspiracy theory that has only a small basis in truth?

It's time for the true story of The Illuminati.

1MDB & The Missing Malaysian Billions
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
80

1MDB & The Missing Malaysian Billions

Crime
True crime
Business
Corruption
The Middle East
Aug 14, 2020
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21
minutes

It's one of the biggest financial frauds in history, and involves bankers, politicians, Hollywood celebrities, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

It's time to find out what happened to the missing Malaysian billions.

Modern Day Pirates
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
78

Modern Day Pirates

Pirates
Africa
Corruption
Crime
Economics
Aug 7, 2020
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18
minutes

The pirates of the 21st century don't have parrots and swords, but night-vision goggles and AK47s.

Discover why pirates have re-emerged, how they work, and what the effect of piracy is on the areas in which they operate.

The Camorra | Naples' Secret Society
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
75

The Camorra | Naples' Secret Society

Italy
Crime
The Mafia
Drugs
Jul 28, 2020
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21
minutes

It's one of Italy's oldest and largest criminal organisations, and its story is inextricably linked to the city of Naples.

In today's episode we tell the story of the Camorra: how it got to where it is today, how one of the biggest bosses was found hiding in an old lady's house, and why the new generation may not be as smart as the last.

Five Unorthodox Inventions
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
67

Five Unorthodox Inventions

Alcohol
Weird history
Food & drink
Technology
Entrepreneurship
Jun 30, 2020
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17
minutes

You probably know about the invention of the light bulb, the telephone, and the aeroplane.

But do you know anything about the weird history of brandy, the microwave oven, viagra, velcro, or the stethoscope?

It's time to tell the unorthodox stories of how these five inventions were discovered.

Turkmenistan
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
56

Turkmenistan

Central Asia
Russia
The Cold War
May 22, 2020
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18
minutes

It's one of the most isolated countries in the world, ruled by an authoritarian leader with a passion for horses and Guinness World Records.

It's time to find out about the weird and wonderful country of Turkmenistan.

The Guinness World Records
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
52

The Guinness World Records

Central Asia
Weird history
Entrepreneurship
Corruption
May 8, 2020
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17
minutes

It's a collection of the biggest, fastest, and weirdest things in the world.

But how much do you really know about The Guinness World Records?

Today we look at the story behind the book, and discover how an argument about a bird turned into one of the best selling books in the world.

Conspiracy Theories
Bonus | Member-only episode
Episode
21

Conspiracy Theories

Disneyland
US politics
Propaganda
Donald Trump
Jan 28, 2020
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14
minutes

Today we are taking a look at conspiracy theories.

Why people believe them, why they can be so seductive, and the damage that they can do.

We'll also take a look at three of the wackiest ones out there - from why people believe Disney made Frozen to why people think the dinosaurs built the pyramids.

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