Oct. 19, 2021

Ghosts in the Mountains: The Mujahideen Civil War (Part 4)

It’s 1992. The 40th Army is long gone and the Soviet Union has collapsed, but war still rages across Afghanistan. As the Afghan c…

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Sept. 20, 2021

Ghosts in the Mountains: The Soviet-Afghan War – Part 3

As the CIA wages a covert proxy war against the Soviet 40th Army, the Mujahideen are showered with billions of dollars and cuttin…

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Aug. 23, 2021

Ghosts in the Mountains: The Soviet-Afghan War – Part 2

The Soviet 40th Army invaded Afghanistan in the closing days of 1979. They would not leave for another nine years. Exhausted and …

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July 27, 2021

Ghosts in the Mountains: The Soviet-Afghan War – Part 1

When Soviet Russia invaded Afghanistan in December of 1979, few could have imagined what a seismic impact it would have on the mo…

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June 18, 2021

Curse of the Koh-I-Noor Diamond

The infamous Koh-I-Noor diamond currently sits in the Tower of London among the crown jewels of the British monarchy, but its blo…

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May 12, 2021

Kill Yamamoto: The Mission to Avenge Pearl Harbor - Part 2

After the Battle of Midway, the Japanese Navy is in tatters and Yamamoto’s hopes of a quick victory against the Unites States hav…

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April 16, 2021

Kill Yamamoto: The Mission To Avenge Pearl Harbor - Part 1

In 1941, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto was the most hated man in America. As the architect of Japan’s December 7th surprise attack on …

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March 8, 2021

Prophet's Dilemma: The Sunni Shia Split Part 3

Civil war has torn the Caliphate apart. In 656 AD, Aisha marches with an army at her back. Ali, newly crowned as Caliph, has no c…

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Feb. 2, 2021

Prophet's Dilemma: The Sunni Shia Split Part 2

The Prophet is dead. In 632 AD, the armies of Islam explode out of Arabia, led by a series of aggressive new Caliphs. The Prophet…

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Jan. 10, 2021

Prophet's Dilemma: The Sunni Shia Split Part 1

When the Prophet Muhammed died in 632 AD, it triggered a succession crisis amongst his followers. After the dust settled, two div…

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Nov. 27, 2020

The Kitchen Cartel: Pure Food & Drug Act 1906

Fake coffee. Rotten meat. Poison milk. This is the story of a few good men and their bitter fight to make America’s food supply s…

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Oct. 26, 2020

The Third Temple: Yom Kippur War Part 2

Tank battles, Cold War politics, and nuclear alerts. This is the epic conclusion of a two-part series on the Yom Kippur War. On O…

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Oct. 3, 2020

The Third Temple: Yom Kippur War Part 1

The Yom Kippur War of 1973 has been described as the greatest military intelligence failure since Pearl Harbor. This is the story…

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Aug. 31, 2020

Showdown at the Ikedaya Inn: Samurai Secret Police

On June 5th, 1864, the Shogun’s secret police raced against time to foil a sweeping terrorist plot in Kyoto. The ensuing bloodbat…

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July 29, 2020

Pardon My French: The Marquis de Sade

The Marquis De Sade was a pariah in his time, a monster on the page, and a genius in death. But what crimes did the namesake of “…

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July 2, 2020

McNamara's Boys: Lost Innocence in Vietnam

How the US government deliberately sent thousands of mentally-disabled men into combat during the Vietnam War. A bonus episode an…

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June 13, 2020

The Good Guys: My Lai Massacre, Vietnam

The 1968 My Lai Massacre shocked Americans, but the true nature of the Vietnam War went far beyond anything the public could’ve i…

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May 12, 2020

I Must Not Burn: The Bombing of Dresden 1945

In 1945, the German city of Dresden was consumed in a firestorm engineered by the Allies. Many consider it to be a war crime. Oth…

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