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American Hysteria explores moral panics, conspiracy theories, urban legends, and how fantastical thinking has shaped our culture from the Puritans to the present. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes horrifying, sometimes heartfelt, host Chelsey Weber-Smith tells the strangest stories from American history that have created the reality we share, or maybe more accurately, the reality we don't.
 
The history of mankind is rife with accounts of swindlers and charlatans. Some for good, most for greed, and a surprising number manage to get away with it over and over again. But they all make for good stories. Join hosts Austin and Dalton along with producer Charly as they dive deep into the murky world of con-artists, grifters, thieves, and the unscrupulous types on "If You Catch My Grift".
 
Here on PhysPhil, we ask the biggest questions in the universe. We look at science, philosophy, religion and true crime. We have interviewed a wide variety of guests, from famous cults to religious fanatics and homicide lieutenants. Our mission is simple; we ask the craziest and biggest questions that everybody really wants to know. Hope you enjoy, my fellow nerds.
 
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In 1941, hundreds of British secret agents were sent to the United States to spread creative anti-Nazi propaganda with the hopes of convincing the American people to support military intervention. This included a flamboyant astrologer sent to give false predictions about the imminent downfall of Adolph Hitler. Head to choice.crd.co to get involved/…
 
Mike Rothschild is a conspiracy culture expert, and the author of The Storm is Upon Us, which documents the QAnon cult and conspiracy that led to the storming of the capitol on January 6th 2021. Mike Rothschild links: https://twitter.com/rothschildmd https://www.mhpbooks.com/books/the-storm-is-upon-us/ Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgo…
 
Naia Ōkami is a transgender wolf girl, who is mostly known for her presence in the alterhuman community. Naia's links: https://naia.me https://www.instagram.com/naiagoesawoo/ Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adch…
 
Jon Atack is one of the biggest names in the ex-scientology community, known for his work A Piece of Blue Sky, which in 1990 was pretty groundbreaking in exposing the founder of Scientology. Since then, Jon has gone on to write many books about the ways that people are swayed and brought in by cults. Jon Atack: https://twitter.com/atack_jon https:/…
 
Dr. Eric Kurlander is the author of Hitler’s Monsters: A Supernatural History of the Third Reich which details the occult practices and pseudosciences that many high ranking Nazis investigated at length. This episode will explore the 'supernatural imaginary' the early Nazi party was able to cultivate through a mash-up of esoteric beliefs, astrology…
 
Stuart Vyse is a psychologist and writer, and is here to talk about his latest book 'The Uses of Delusion'. Stuart Vyse links: https://twitter.com/stuartvyse https://stuartvyse.com https://www.amazon.com/Uses-Delusion-Why-Always-Rational/dp/0190079851 Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitte…
 
It’s Saturday, which means today is an episode from the Shaun Attwood true crime podcast, which is originally on youtube as Attwood Unleashed. And this was my interview with a man going by Mason K, who had been living in China…got covid, and was put into a shanghai covid camp. Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/a…
 
Seth Ferranti is an ex-con filmmaker, who faked his own suicide and was sentenced to 25 years in prison as a non-violent first time offender. Seth Ferranti links: https://www.gorillaconvict.com https://twitter.com/sethferranti https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Seth-Ferranti/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3ASeth+Ferranti&page=2 Andrew Gold links: http://youtub…
 
Dr. Marvin Chun is the Dean of Yale University, and a professor of psychology and neuroscience. He has done quite remarkable work looking into our brains. Prof. Marvin Chun links: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y53EfXv3bII&ab_channel=TEDxTalks https://psychology.yale.edu/people/marvin-chun Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://i…
 
Nick Pope worked in the government’s Ministry of Defence, where he was responsible for determining if UFO phenomena and videos had any significance. Get his book Open Skies, Closed Minds, an autobiographical look at his work on ufology. Nick Pope's links: https://twitter.com/nickpopemod http://nickpope.net/wpte19/ https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nick-Pope…
 
Jan Broberg tells us her story, which has so many twists and turns you'll have to hear it to believe it. You may have seen her true story about being taken by a molester in Netflix's Abducted in Plain Sight. Jan Broberg links: https://www.instagram.com/janibroberg https://twitter.com/janbroberg https://www.netflix.com/watch/81000864?source=35 https…
 
In honor of Pride month, here is a little rerelease of last year's special episode! Over the last ten years, Gender Reveal Parties have exploded, figuratively and literally. Parents, communities, and social media followers alike can witness the moment that parents and families find out the sex of their future baby, but lately, these parties have go…
 
Dr. James Cantor is an American-Canadian clinical psychologist and sexologist who specialises in hypersexuality and paraphilias, which are unusual sexual behaviours. He was a senior scientist with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, and editor-in-chief of the journal Sexual Abuse. Dr. James Cantor: https://twitter.com/JamesCantor…
 
Andrew Bustamante is an ex CIA covert intel officer. Andrew Bustamante links: https://twitter.com/EverydaySpy https://andrewbustamante.org https://everydayspy.com https://everydayespionage.libsyn.com Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices…
 
Ioan Grillo is an author and journalist who investigates crime and drugs. Ioan Grillo links: https://twitter.com/ioangrillo https://www.ioangrillo.com https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ioan-Grillo/e/B0051P7GK6%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok …
 
Gaston Bullock Means was a confidant to a presidential assassin, a triple agent, and the man who discovered who kidnapped the Lindbergh baby. Or was he? Website: https://ifyoucatchmygrift.com/ Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/ifyoucatchmygrift Twitter: @catchmygriftpod Instagram: @catchmygriftpod Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IfYouCatchMyGrift…
 
Karlyn Borysenko is an author, organisational psychologist, owner of Zen Workplace and the Libertarian Party nominee for Governor of New Hampshire. Karlyn Borysenko links: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-Karlyn-Borysenko/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3AKarlyn+Borysenko https://www.drkarlyn.com https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGTrP78wxs0OmJVxsDInVFw https:…
 
Eric Hunley is a social commentator who discusses behaviour. Eric Hunley links: https://www.youtube.com/c/erichunley https://twitter.com/hunleyeric https://www.erichunley.com/ America's Untold Stories: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfLxnPpYTfr9pJd0F3ZGOIA Laid Back News: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1ZHw-rZWYCTG2SpTexksiw Andrew Gold links:…
 
Dr. Sohom Das is a forensic psychiatrist and the creator of the YouTube channel 'A Psych For Sore Minds'. Go check it out! Link below. Dr Sohom Das links: https://twitter.com/Dr_S_Das https://www.youtube.com/c/APsychForSoreMinds Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Lea…
 
Dr. Sohom Das is a forensic psychiatrist and the creator of the YouTube channel 'A Psych For Sore Minds'. Go check it out! Link below. Dr Sohom Das links: https://twitter.com/Dr_S_Das https://www.youtube.com/c/APsychForSoreMinds Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Lea…
 
*CW: Brief description of animal abuse, some brief descriptions of death* Sarah Marshall is the host of our sibling podcasts You’re Wrong About and You Are Good, and is also an expert on satanic panic in all its myriad forms. Today we discuss the decade that produced snuff urban legends, the other horror movies that added to the lore, and learn abo…
 
Adam Levin is a cyber security expert. Adam Levin links: https://adamlevin.com/what-the-hack/ https://open.spotify.com/show/5892yrlZCRK4B1Ns2v6zFP https://twitter.com/Adam_K_Levin Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm…
 
Calvin Robinson is a British political commentator who works as a presenter on GB News. Calvin Robinson links: https://twitter.com/calvinrobinson Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
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