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Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat

Sony Music

True Crime, Society & Culture, History, Documentary

41.1K Ratings

Overview

The Illuminati - the infamous conspiratorial obsession - wasn't always that way. It was the work of one man that brought the illuminati from obscure to omnipresent - John Todd. In the 1970s, Todd burst into the public eye with tales of secret societies and dark rituals, claiming to be an ex-witch linked to human sacrifices among the elite. But as his tales spread and followers grew, his web of secrets unraveled, and ultimately - he vanished. 'Cover Up: The Conspiracy Tapes' exposes the twisted hidden story of a man whose myths influenced some of the most notorious events in recent history. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up, ad-free, by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Cover Up is a series of investigative stories that take us on a journey into a world of subterfuge and secrecy - a world where the truth is concealed under a blanket of lies. From corrupt individuals to clandestine institutions, Cover Up exposes deceit, deception and the abuse of power. Explore all of the Cover Up stories: SEASON 4: The Anthrax Threat In the wake of 9/11, a series of letters laced with a deadly powder called anthrax appeared on the desks of prominent journalists and politicians in New York City and Washington D.C. Five people were killed, and seventeen more were infected. It was the worst case of bioterrorism in American history, setting off a surge of finger pointing, xenophobia, and fear. But what started as an unprecedented case soon turned into an unsettling mystery. Who had sent these letters? And why? On season 4 of Cover Up, we trace the FBI’s costly investigation into the attacks, which was stacked with a seemingly endless series of false leads, damaging leaks, and embarrassing blunders. Through revealing interviews with victims, agents, and suspects, we unpack the case in its messy entirety, all with an eye toward the question that remains today: Did the FBI identify the true killer, or is this case still unresolved? From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat. SEASON 3: Body Brokers For eight years, Megan Hess ran Sunset Mesa Funeral Home in the small town of Montrose, Colorado. She promised clients discounts on normally expensive cremations, a seeming kindness in a town where many are poor. But in the back of the funeral home, Megan’s elderly mother Shirley was actually dismembering the dead. And then Megan was selling the body parts – heads, torsos, legs – to companies that claim to do medical research. Megan and Shirley were body brokers, trading on a dark network where people buy and sell bodies. What exactly were the two women after? Who was really buying those stolen bodies, and why? SEASON 2: The Pill Plot Back in the ‘90s, a ragtag group plotted an international drug smuggling scheme and set up a secretive lab to cook up tablets. But they weren’t trafficking narcotics—they were fighting to bring the abortion pill America. This season will take you inside the epic struggle facing activists who battled presidents, the Supreme Court, militant anti-abortionists, would-be assassins and murders. SEASON 1: The Ministry of Secrets Season one uncovers the story of The Ministry of Secrets, one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Cold War. At its heart is a missing person — a wartime hero and international celebrity. But that’s just the starting point. It involves the royal family, MI6, the CIA and the KGB. There’s conspiracies. And lies. This story is so sensitive, so secret - that the truth is being withheld for 100 years, until 2057. Presenter Giles Milton and producer Sarah Peters are on a quest to find out why…

46 Episodes

The Conspiracy Tapes | 3. Phenomenon

In 1977, Todd seeks to re-establish himself on the Christian speaker circuit. However, this time he sensationalizes his past even further, claiming to be a former member of the Illuminati, suggesting an impending societal collapse and advocating for extreme preparation measures among his followers. Recordings of his talks spread across America, spurring a phenomenon marked by fear and influencing thousands. Unlock all episodes of The Conspiracy Tapes, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month thats all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click Subscribe on the top of the Cover Up show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Magnificent Noise & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 May 2024

The Conspiracy Tapes | 2. Backslide

John Todd’s life takes a bizarre turn in Dayton, Ohio, where after a phase of promoting Christianity and condemning witchcraft, he reverts to his occult practices, running an occult bookstore called the Witch's Cauldron. John claims to be harassed by local police for his religion, but are his practices just a cover for even darker activity? Unlock all episodes of The Conspiracy Tapes, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month thats all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click Subscribe on the top of the Cover Up show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Magnificent Noise & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 May 2024

The Conspiracy Tapes | 1. The Witch

We meet John Todd, a man with a fantastical story, claiming to be a former witch, now converted to Christianity. He wants to warn fellow Christians about the witches and Satanists in their midst. Unlock all episodes of The Conspiracy Tapes, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month thats all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click Subscribe on the top of the Cover Up show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Magnificent Noise & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 May 2024

Introducing Cover Up: The Conspiracy Tapes

In the mid-1970s, a man burst onto the evangelical scene with a shocking tale: claiming to be a former witch involved in human sacrifices among elite circles. After converting to Christianity, he toured the nation warning of hidden Satanists and spoke about a secret organization known as the Illuminati. John Todd preached salvation to frightened congregations, urging them to prepare for a world takeover by stockpiling weapons and retreating to remote areas. But John Todd was no saint; he was not the good, honest Christian he claimed to be. He was running from his past. As his influence peaked and his teachings spread through countless tapes, his facade crumbled, and he vanished. Yet, his legacy endured, inspiring acts of extreme violence from Ruby Ridge, Waco, PizzaGate, QAnon right through to the steps of the Capitol on January 6th. A Magnificent Noise & Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 April 2024

The Anthrax Threat I 8. Reasonable Doubt

The FBI squad deals with a devastating loss. Those impacted by the attacks try to move on despite knowing that questions surrounding the case will linger on. From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2024

Introducing… The Burden

In the 1990s, Detective Louis N. Scarcella was legendary. In a city overrun by violent crime, he cracked the toughest cases and put away the worst criminals. “The Hulk” was his nickname. Then the story changed. Scarcella ran into a group of convicted murderers (who all say they are innocent!) turned jailhouse-lawyers. In prison they realized Scarcella helped put many of them away. They set out to turn the tables on Scarcella while still in prison. And with the help of a NY Times reporter they would succeed. Thirty years later, more than 20 people Scarcella helped put away have walked free. In the media he’s the “disgraced detective,” the rogue cop who hoodwinked an entire system. For years, Scarcella insisted he did nothing wrong. But that’s all he’d say. Until we tracked Scarcella to a sauna in a Russian bathhouse, where he started to talk..and talk and talk. “The guilty have gone free,” he whispered. And then agreed to take us into the belly of the beast ... where justice is done (and undone). To listen to the full episodes of The Burden please find and follow wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 April 2024

The Anthrax Threat I 7. The Unraveling

Reeling from stress, an FBI suspect begins acting erratically. But the agents in charge of the investigation refuse to let up. From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2024

The Anthrax Threat I 6. The Closers

New agents take over the anthrax investigation and zero in on a prime suspect: a bacteriologist struggling with mental health issues. From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2024

The Anthrax Threat I 5. Mr. Anthrax

The FBI turns to a renowned biodefense lab in Fort Detrick, Maryland, to aid their investigation. But what if the killer is one of their team members? From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2024

The Anthrax Threat I 4. The Scapegoat

Acting as an amateur sleuth, one scientist claims that she has identified the anthrax killer. Does her guess hold water, or is it just another miscalculation? From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2024

The Anthrax Threat I 3. Collateral Damage

Congress scrambles to draw a connection between the anthrax attacks and enemies overseas. Americans start pointing fingers, and the FBI chases false leads. From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2024

The Anthrax Threat I 2. A Tale of Two DCs

As Senate staffers brace for a possible bioterrorism attack, D.C. postal workers fight to receive the bare minimum of protection. From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2024

The Anthrax Threat I 1. Scramble the Jets

In the wake of 9/11, a handful of media and government workers started experiencing a troubling confluence of symptoms. Doctors couldn’t explain it, until they pinpointed the unlikely cause: exposure to anthrax. From Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment, this is Season 4 of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts and @campside_media Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2024

Introducing Cover Up Season 4: The Anthrax Threat

In the wake of 9/11, a series of letters laced with a deadly powder called anthrax appeared on the desks of prominent journalists and politicians in New York City and Washington D.C. Five people were killed, and seventeen more were infected. It was the worst case of bioterrorism in American history, setting off a surge of finger pointing, xenophobia, and fear. But what started as an unprecedented case soon turned into an unsettling mystery. Who had sent these letters? And why? On season 4 of Cover Up, we trace the FBI’s costly investigation into the attacks, which was stacked with a seemingly endless series of false leads, damaging leaks, and embarrassing blunders. Through revealing interviews with victims, agents, and suspects, we unpack the case in its messy entirety, all with an eye toward the question that remains today: Did the FBI identify the true killer, or is this case still unresolved? Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge and you’ll be the first to access Cover Up: The Anthrax Threat as soon as it drops on March 1, 2024. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2024

Body Brokers I 8. Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

A judge makes a decision in the case against Megan and Shirley. The people they deceived try to figure out a way to honor the ashes of unknown people. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: Body Brokers, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: Body Brokers show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

Introducing...This is History Season 4

Power, greed, religion and sex: historian Dan Jones brings the drama of mediaeval history alive through compelling stories, larger-than-life characters and vivid scenes. Season 4 tells the story of two kings, Henry and Edward, who are desperately trying to save their dynasty. Their conflicting personalities will be put to the ultimate test as an old friend, Simon de Montfort, and his growing powerbase threaten to destroy the Plantagenets for good. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts To bring your brand to life in this podcast, email [email protected] Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 20 February 2024

Body Brokers I 7. Montrose versus Megan

The community of Montrose reels after learning what was going on inside Megan’s funeral home. But Megan is out and about, acting as if everything is normal. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: Body Brokers, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: Body Brokers show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 13 February 2024

Body Brokers I 6. The Results

Families discover the truth about the ashes Megan returned to them. A person close to Megan wrestles with an unfathomable betrayal. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: Body Brokers, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: Body Brokers show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 6 February 2024

Body Brokers I 5. The Donor Surgeon Speaks

The FBI comes to Sunset Mesa, and Shirley does something no one sees coming. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: Body Brokers, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: Body Brokers show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 30 January 2024

Body Brokers I 4. Body Snatchers

Real life former body broker Philip Guyett takes us inside the murky world where people buy and sell body parts for money. A reporter’s questions spark an investigation into Sunset Mesa. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: Body Brokers, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: Body Brokers show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 January 2024

Body Brokers | 3. Mother and Daughter

A look into Megan’s first funeral home job and her early years. Who is Shirley Koch, Megan’s mother and second-in-command at Sunset Mesa? Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: Body Brokers, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: Body Brokers show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 January 2024

Body Brokers | 2. "Cactus, Is It You?"

A widow whose husband is cremated at Megan Hess’ Sunset Mesa Funeral Home gets an odd feeling. The widow’s daughter calls Megan to confront her. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: Body Brokers, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: Body Brokers show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 9 January 2024

Body Brokers | 1. The Funeral Director

Small town funeral director Megan Hess is so involved in her community, so generous and compassionate to grieving families. But one of her employees starts to suspect things are not as Megan claims. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: Body Brokers, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: Body Brokers show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Campside Media and Sony Music Entertainment production. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 January 2024

Introducing Cover Up Season 3: Body Brokers

For eight years, Megan Hess ran Sunset Mesa Funeral Home in the small town of Montrose, Colorado. She promised clients discounts on normally expensive cremations, a seeming kindness in a town where many are poor. But in the back of the funeral home, Megan’s elderly mother Shirley was actually dismembering the dead. And then Megan was selling the body parts – heads, torsos, legs – to companies that claim to do medical research. The families who trusted Megan –- they had no idea what she was really up to. When they came to pick up the ashes of their loved ones, they instead received a mixture of ashes of various people. They had no idea of their betrayal until some received a strange phonecall from the FBI. Megan and Shirley were body brokers, trading on a dark network where people buy and sell bodies. What exactly were the two women after? Who was really buying those stolen bodies, and why? Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge and you’ll be the first to access Cover Up: Body Brokers as soon as it drops on January 2, 2024. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 18 December 2023

"I Don't Want You Telling Anybody" - The Secret Life of My Fugitive Dad

Meet Ashley Randele. Ashley’s Dad, Thomas Randele, was her favorite person in the world. A great dad, a great golfer, and the love of her Mum’s life. Ashley thought she knew him better than anyone. But at 38 years old, that notion would be shattered. Ashley’s dad wasn’t Thomas Randele, he was Ted Conrad - a wanted fugitive who had evaded authorities for over half a century. The mystery of Ted Conrad haunted law enforcement for decades, and now, for the first time, the secrets of his story are finally being revealed. Join host Jonathan Hirsch as he teams up with Ashley herself to unravel the truth behind her father’s secretive past on Smoke Screen: My Fugitive Dad. Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Smoke Screen: My Fugitive Dad right now, completely ad-free. Catch new episodes of Smoke Screen: My Fugitive Dad every week wherever you get your podcasts or subscribe to The Binge and unlock all episode’s ad-free today. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Smoke Screen show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 4 December 2023

*Crime Waves: Cold Truth*

How far would you go to save the world from itself? Dr. Eugene Mallove believed that a new form of world-changing free energy — cold fusion — was just around the corner. Even when his work was pushed to the fringes, he dreamed of a brighter future. But before Dr. Mallove could usher in that future, he was found dead in the driveway of his childhood home. Everyone had their own ideas of who killed him, and investigators were looking in all the wrong places. From QCODE and Faceplant, in association with No Smiling, Crime Waves: Cold Truth is a story about one man's quest to expose the truth, the lengths he would go to save the world, and how his dream caught up with him. Visit qcodemedia.com for more information. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 November 2023

Who is 'The Horse Queen'? The Secrets Behind the Scammer That Ruined Dixon, IL

It's the 1990's and in the world of show horses, Rita Crundwell was the name on everyone's lips. Known as "The Horse Queen," she was the proud owner of hundreds of champion quarter horses on her ranch outside the small city of Dixon, Illinois. But something wasn't adding up with Crundwell's equestrian empire. A shocking FBI investigation revealed a decades long scam that Rita was running from inside the halls of Dixon City Hall, a scam that drained the town completely dry. How did this horse-crazed criminal get away with the largest municipal embezzlement in American history? Reveal the secrets of The Horse Queen on the new season of Crooked City: Dixon IL. Subscribers to The Binge can listen to all episodes of Crooked City: Dixon, IL right now, completely ad-free. Catch new episodes of Crooked City: Dixon, IL every week wherever you get your podcasts or subscribe to The Binge and unlock all episodes ad-free today. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Crooked City show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you listen. A Truth Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 2 October 2023

Plumping Profits?: The Kylie Jenner Lip Kit Scandal

When Kylie Jenner launches her lip kits of matching lipsticks and lip liners, it appears the youngest Kardashian-Jenner is suddenly at the helm of a sky-rocketing makeup company — one that catches the interest of Forbes magazine. But what's really happening behind the scenes? Listen to never-before-heard recordings of Kris and Kylie from the journalist who found herself at the center of a scandal. Behind every infamous news story is a journalist trying to hold power to account. Join reporters Vanessa Grigoriadis and Gabriel Sherman as they take an in-depth look at the most explosive scandals of this century. From high-profile divorces to sex cults to the lies that started a war, they’ll guide you through the juiciest, most outrageous, celeb-filled stories of the last two decades, and give you a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to shine an unflattering light on the world’s most powerful people. A Campside Media & Sony Music Entertainment production. Listen to Infamous: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/infamous/id1652941051?i=1000619393215 Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 16 August 2023

The Pill Plot | 7. New Horizons

After decades of strategy, plotting, and planning, anti-abortion forces score a major victory when Roe V. Wade was overturned in 2022, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. We see Linci grapple with decades of work having a very different ending than she had hoped, and Randall not yet content with the success in Dobbs. While a Texas case has the FDA approval in peril — unraveling all of the work done by activists in the 1990s—the punk spirit that once drove the pill plot is still alive and well. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Pill Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Pill Plot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. You can follow the show’s host on Twitter @TJRaphael Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 August 2023

The Pill Plot | 6. Hush-Hush

The pros at the Population Council try to take over, with patent rights finally coming in from Europe, but Larry won’t be sidelined that easily. We hear from women who have taken the pill—something that hasn’t really happened before—and then some drama involving the developers and a corrupt land deal stalls things badly. After years of delays, as the 2000 presidential election nears, FDA approval might finally be at hand. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Pill Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Pill Plot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. You can follow the show’s host on Twitter @TJRaphael Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 7 August 2023

The Pill Plot | 5. Blood in The Streets

With Bill Clinton’s election, it feels like the pill might finally come to the U.S. But anti-abortion forces are on the defensive, and a period of extreme violence ensues. We follow the trail of Shelley Shannon as she goes on a campaign of terror across the country and makes her mark as an icon for anti-abortionists. In this moment of despair, the pill plotters realize they’re not out of the woods yet. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Pill Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Pill Plot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. You can follow the show’s host on Twitter @TJRaphael Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 31 July 2023

The Pill Plot | 4. Irons in The Fire

The Supreme Court makes its decision, and even though not everyone is happy, Larry is ready for it. He has another trick up his sleeve. Turns out, he has some extra pills, and he establishes a secret lab to replicate the pills. As the pressure mounts amid anti-abortion attacks, Lader’s allies — feminists Ellie Smeal and Patricia Ireland — are fighting their own battle as they head to Europe to convince the makers of the pill to bring it to America. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Pill Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Pill Plot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. You can follow the show’s host on Twitter @TJRaphael Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 24 July 2023

The Pill Plot | 3. Showtime

The pill plotters fly to London and secretly obtain a dose of RU486. They break British and American laws as they travel back to New York City with the medication—which is immediately taken into custody by U.S. Customs. The stunt makes headlines all over the country. Will Leona be able to get the pills in time? Will the ban stand? Her fate is in the hands of the courts, and one very particular justice. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Pill Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Pill Plot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. You can follow the show’s host on Twitter @TJRaphael Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 17 July 2023

The Pill Plot | 2: The Blueprint

We meet the mastermind behind the pill plot, a wealthy gadfly named Larry Lader. He builds a team of fixers who will help search for the “Jane Roe for the 1990s.” A wild goose chase ensues as the team scrambles to find the right person—a pregnant woman who is willing to put herself, and her freedom, on the line. They almost give up hope, when a Bay Area anarchist punk comes forward. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Pill Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Pill Plot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. You can follow the show’s host on Twitter @TJRaphael Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 10 July 2023

The Pill Plot | 1. Light a Fuse

It’s 1991. All over America, clinics face aggressive attacks from a militant anti-abortion movement. A solution is on the horizon — the abortion pill, also known as mifepristone — but it’s banned in the United States. And by the end of the year, it’s clear that abortion supporters cannot wait any longer for RU486. So, they hatch a plan. Unlock all episodes of Cover Up: The Pill Plot, ad-free, right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Cover Up: The Pill Plot show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. You can follow the show’s host on Twitter @TJRaphael Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 3 July 2023

Introducing Cover Up Season 2: The Pill Plot

Back in the ‘90s, a ragtag group plotted an international drug smuggling scheme and set up a secretive lab to cook up tablets. But they weren’t trafficking narcotics—they were fighting to bring the abortion pill America. The new season of Cover Up—The Pill Plot—will take you inside the epic struggle facing activists who battled presidents, the Supreme Court, militant anti-abortionists, would-be assassins and murders. Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge and you’ll be the first to access Cover Up Season 2: The Pill Plot as soon as it drops on July 1st or listen weekly starting July 3rd wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 14 June 2023

Ministry of Secrets | 9. Bonus

In this special bonus episode of Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets, join presenter Giles Milton and producer Sarah Peters as they discuss some of their favourite moments from the show, including behind-the-scenes highlights that didn’t make it into the final edit. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets ad-free right now. Click "Subscribe" at the top of the Cover Up show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 26 April 2023

Ministry of Secrets | 8. And Then We Met Mary

Giles and Sarah reveal who - today - is blocking the truth about Lionel Crabb. And why. Ministry of Secrets reaches its dramatic climax as a Royal Navy widow gives her testimony and reveals the sensational, sinister and uncomfortable truth of what really happened to Lionel Crabb. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets ad-free right now. Click "Subscribe" at the top of the Cover Up show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 19 April 2023

Ministry of Secrets | 7. Dodgy Dickie Strikes Again

Who ordered Lionel Crabb’s final dive? And why? Giles and Sarah investigate the possible role of MI6. Was the CIA also involved? Revelations from a former spy and a royal expert implicate some very important figures in Crabb’s disappearance. Who are they? And is this why the affair is still being kept secret? Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets ad-free right now. Click "Subscribe" at the top of the Cover Up show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Show notes: The Frogmen, 1949 - BBC Motion Gallery/Getty Images John Le Carre afterword - Ben Macintyre, A Spy Among Friends Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 12 April 2023

Ministry of Secrets | 6. Fisherman John's Catch of the Day

Fourteen months after Lionel Crabb’s disappearance, in 1957, a corpse is found in Chichester Harbour, eight miles from Portsmouth. Is it Crabb? When Giles and Sarah discover a long-lost autopsy file in West Sussex archives, they seek help from Britain’s leading forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets ad-free right now. Click "Subscribe" at the top of the Cover Up show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Show notes: Mark Elliott interview, 2014 - BBC Motion Gallery/Getty Images John Randall interview, 1957 - BBC Motion Gallery/Getty Images Sidney Knowles interview - David Jackson-Wills Various materials - West Sussex County Archives Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 5 April 2023

Ministry of Secrets | 5. The Confession of Eduard Koltsov

Giles and Sarah’s Russian fixer, Masha, finds a remarkable video interview with a former KGB diver, Eduard Koltsov – the last person to see Lionel Crabb on the day of his secret dive. His deathbed confession is graphic, shocking and believable. But can he be trusted? Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets ad-free right now. Click "Subscribe" at the top of the Cover Up show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Show notes: Eduard Koltsov interview, 2007 - Ren TV Lord Mountbatten interview, 1969 - Fremantle Death of Princess Diana announcement, 1997 - BBC Motion Gallery/Getty Images Operation Paget Press Conference, 2006 - BBC News John Randall interview, 1957 - BBC Motion Gallery/Getty Images HC Deb, The Case of Commander Crabb, 14 May 1956, Vol 552. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0. Newspaper headlines: The Independent, 21 December 2003 The Guardian, 20 October 2003 The Herald Sun, May 27 2019 The Independent, 31 May 2017 The Daily Record, 31 August 2022 The Daily Express, 18 June 2007 The Daily Mirror, 15 May 1956 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 29 March 2023

Ministry of Secrets | 4. Detective Lamport and the Missing Page

Giles and Sarah investigate the first few days that followed Crabb’s disappearance with the help of Peter Marshall, the 90-year-old journalist who first broke the story. As they piece together what might have happened, they discover a sinister 1950s cover-up – one that extends to the very centre of power. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets ad-free right now. Click "Subscribe" at the top of the Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts. Show notes: Newspaper headlines: The Times, 30 April 1956 The Times, 3 May 1956 Portsmouth Evening News, 1 May 1956 Le Monde, 7 May 1956 Le Monde, 14 May 1956 Bild Zeitung, circa June 1956 The Daily Mirror, 8 May 1956 The Daily Mirror, 9 May 1956 The Daily Mirror, 15 May 1956 Die Zeit, 10 May 1956 The New York Times, 13 June 1957 The New York Times, 29 May 1960 The Irish Times, 19 May 1956 The Irish Times, 10 May 1956 Der Spiegel, 22 May 1956 El Universal, 2006 HC Deb, Commander Crabb (Presumed Death), 09 May 1956 vol 552. Contains Parliamentary information licensed under the Open Parliament Licence v3.0. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 22 March 2023

Ministry of Secrets | 3. A Toast to Uncle Joe

Giles and Sarah find a 2007 video interview made by Crabb’s oldest friend, Sydney Knowles. This explosive interview is full of sensational revelations that will take the Lionel Crabb mystery in a whole new direction. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets ad-free right now. Click "Subscribe" at the top of the Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Show notes: Various materials - National Archives Gordon Gutteridge quote - John Bevan, Crabbgate Bulganin And Khrushchev visit, 1956 - British Pathé San Francisco Prison Break Attempt, 1962 - British Pathé Sidney Knowles interview - David Jackson-Wills Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 15 March 2023

Ministry of Secrets | 2. A Letter from Mrs Crabb

Lionel Crabb was a celebrated wartime hero, feted in blockbuster films, and was even believed to be the model for James Bond. But when Giles and Sarah look through the Crabb files at the National Archives, a far more complex person starts to emerge. Those files also suggest that a sinister cover-up is at play. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets ad-free right now. Click "Subscribe" at the top of the Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Show notes: Sidney Knowles interview - David Jackson-Wills Various letters & memorandums - National Archives The Silent Enemy, 1958 - Romulus Films Frogman article, 29 April 1957, The Herald Newspaper Anthony Eden’s speech at Bradford, 1956 - AP Archive Duck and Cover, 1952 - Library of Congress, Motion Picture, Broadcasting, and Recorded Sound Division Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 8 March 2023

Ministry of Secrets | 1. A Man Named Malec

Giles and Sarah set off on their quest to discover what happened to Lionel Crabb. A chance encounter leads them to ex-diver, Commander Julian Malec, the last living link to the Crabb mystery. He tells them of a story cloaked in secrecy. Subscribe to The Binge to get all episodes of Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets ad-free right now. Click "Subscribe" at the top of the Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets show page on Apple Podcasts or visit GetTheBinge.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find more great podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Archive: Commander Crabb clip, 1956 - British Pathé Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 1 March 2023

Introducing... Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets

MINISTRY OF SECRETS is one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Cold War. At its heart is a missing person — a wartime hero and international celebrity. But that’s just the starting point. It involves the royal family, MI6, the CIA and the KGB. There’s conspiracies. And lies. This story is so sensitive, so secret - that the truth is being withheld for 100 years, until 2057. Presenter Giles Milton and producer Sarah Peters are on a quest to find out why… Subscribe now to unlock all shows on The Binge - All Episodes. All at Once… and you’ll be the first to access Cover Up: Ministry of Secrets as soon as it drops on March 1st 2023. A Somethin’ Else & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at sonymusic.com/podcasts and follow us @sonypodcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Transcribed - Published: 23 February 2023

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