88. Watergate (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss the efforts made by the Nixon administration to actively obstruct the investigations into their connection to the Watergate break-ins, as well as the discovery of Nixon’s secret Oval Office recordings and how they led to his eventual resignation. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Priit Parkson, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the […]

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87. Watergate (Part 1)

In this episode we discuss the burglary at the Watergate office complex and the organization that ordered the operation, as well as the 1972 presidential election and the early actions of the press to expose the link between the two events. Ethan Bleskie returns as guest.     Thanks to Mike and Donna Bleskie, Ian Davis, Perry, Kimberlyn Crowe, Levent Kemal Sadikoglu, Russ Mangum, Priit Parkson, and more for supporting the show! If you’d like to do the same, please […]

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Notes: Episode 50, Conspiracy Theories (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.   2:59 – This was a joke, but it’s also a real thing. Comedian David Rees did a circuit on a book called “How To Sharpen Pencils”, and I think it might have gotten away on him a little bit, as everyone got way on board and […]

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50. Conspiracy Theories (Part 2)

In this episode we discuss both the Kennedy assassination and Project MKULTRA. Rebecca Bleskie returns as guest.

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Notes: Episode 22, The Iran-Contra Affair (Part 2)

As with every show, I’ll list any corrections or clarifications here. If there’s anything I’ve overlooked, please contact me by email or in the comments and I’ll edit the notes to reflect the new information.     A general correction: throughout this show, I use “Central America” and “South America” interchangeably, and identify Nicaragua and Honduras as South American countries. They aren’t interchangeable terms and I really should have been more specific about it, or used the more acceptable “Latin America” to […]

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22. The Iran-Contra Affair (Part 2)

In this episode we look over the CIA’s direct involvement in brokering deals that funneled weapons into post-revolutionary Iran and supplied funds and goods to the Contra guerrilla group, as well as the discovery of the scheme and its fallout. Paul McGeown returns as guest.

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