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The Dark Side Of

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Most people have no idea what's hiding behind their favorite things. We dig deep into everything from charities to the Founding Fathers to the Bible, and turn up disturbing stories and salacious details. From the Space Race to the Wizard of Oz, there might just be a dark side to everything. The Dark Side Of​ is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

Most people have no idea what's hiding behind their favorite things. We dig deep into everything from charities to the Founding Fathers to the Bible, and turn up disturbing stories and salacious details. From the Space Race to the Wizard of Oz, there might just be a dark side to everything. The Dark Side Of​ is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

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Most people have no idea what's hiding behind their favorite things. We dig deep into everything from charities to the Founding Fathers to the Bible, and turn up disturbing stories and salacious details. From the Space Race to the Wizard of Oz, there might just be a dark side to everything. The Dark Side Of​ is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

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English


Episodes

Space: NewSpace

5/25/2020
A vacation house on the moon? It could happen. NewSpace is a global industry created by billionaire corporations to monetize the Milky Way. Tourism, colonization, and outsourced manufacturing are just a few of the ways these companies are hoping to capitalize on space.

Duration:00:47:25

Space: Environmental Hazards

5/18/2020
It’s easy to ignore the fact that rocket launches have environmental impacts. After all, spaceships are constantly leaving the earth, and it’s admittedly a majestic sight to behold. But just how much pollution do they create outside the atmosphere? The answer could be deadly.

Duration:00:41:54

Introducing FAMOUS FATES: FALLS FROM GRACE, A Parcast Original Series!

5/13/2020
Famous Fates is back with a brand new season, titled Falls From Grace! Join hosts Carter and Vanessa as they return to examine some of the most accomplished—and controversial—people to ever live. You’ll discover what drove these history-makers to be so successful in their respective fields… And what led to their ultimate disgrace. Available for free and only on Spotify, Falls From Grace will release two episodes every Wednesday, each focusing on a different notable figure. Enjoy this...

Duration:00:16:56

Space: Finance & Protests

5/11/2020
The Space Race and Civil Rights movements overlapped during the 1960s. But even after the Apollo program fulfilled its initial mission, future expeditions would remain a priority...and at a hefty—and controversial—price tag.

Duration:00:49:20

Space: Catastrophic Failures

5/4/2020
The United States learned collectively with the Challenger shuttle disaster in 1986 that a big day in space exploration can, in mere seconds, turn from bad to tragic. But how many know that this disaster, and others like it, could've been prevented?

Duration:00:46:07

Space: Health Hazards

4/27/2020
Since its inception in the 1950s, the nature of the Space Race has been to champion fortitude and mental stability for astronauts—which is quite a problem, granted that sending mankind into space poses an assortment of frightening health and mental hazards.

Duration:00:46:12

Sneak Peek: DAILY QUOTE, A Parcast Original Series!

4/26/2020
Whether you’re jumpstarting the morning, searching for that midday pick-me-up, or trying to finish the evening off strong… Daily Quote offers some of history’s most inspirational quotes whenever you need them—365 days a year. In this 2-3 minute podcast, you’ll be given a quote that will motivate, uplift, and renew your outlook on life. You’ll also dive deeper into the context surrounding the quote—learning more about its origin and the meaning behind it. Enjoy this sneak peek of Daily Quote...

Duration:00:03:43

NEW: Space: Space Ethics

4/20/2020
We are thrilled to bring you a brand new episode of The Dark Side Of today and for the foreseeable future. We thank you for your patience during this unprecedented time. Before man ever went into orbit, a host of other species were forced to make the dangerous, and often fatal voyage. And while America was championing the famed Mercury 7 astronauts, NASA was sidelining a slew of qualified females and other, non-white candidates…

Duration:00:45:40

Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Lisa Nowak Pt. 2)

4/13/2020
If you enjoy the stories told in The Dark Side Of, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: By 2004, Lisa Nowak’s friendship with Bill Oefelein had heated up into an extramarital affair. Despite knowing she was risking her marriage and job, Lisa didn’t care. She loved Bill. But when he tried to leave her for a younger woman, Lisa’s love turned into a dangerous obsession.

Duration:00:44:58

Crossover Week: Female Criminals (Lisa Nowak Pt. 1)

4/13/2020
If you enjoy the stories told in The Dark Side Of, check out this episode from our series Female Criminals: All her life, Lisa Nowak dreamt of becoming an astronaut. She worked tirelessly in pursuit of this goal. And then in 2003, when space flight was just within her grasp, Lisa met fellow astronaut, Bill Oefelein. She had no idea that her relationship with Bill would soon make her risk everything.

Duration:00:44:01

Space: Operation Paperclip

4/6/2020
As World War II drew to a close, the U.S. military began a covert process of trying to extricate Germany's most studious Nazi scientists—in order to bring them to America for contracts on our own nuclear projects.

Duration:00:45:09

Space: The Space Race

3/30/2020
When Apollo 11 reached the moon in 1969, the Space Race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was over. But what were the real motivations behind this arbitrary competition? And who actually reached those first milestones?

Duration:00:43:58

Parcast Classic: Peg Entwistle

3/23/2020
Due to the unfortunate spread of COVID-19, Parcast has decided to halt recording for the time-being. This is a precautionary measure taken to ensure the safety of our hosts and staff. In the meantime, we're excited to share one of our classic episodes that we know you'll enjoy! By 1932, budding Hollywood starlet Peg Entwistle had everything: money, a successful Broadway career, accolades, and undeniable charm. But none of that stopped her from throwing herself off the Hollywood sign, and...

Duration:00:54:30

Dating: Broken Hearts Syndrome

3/16/2020
Love’s demise is inevitable. Death, divorce, or a nasty breakup comes to us all—bringing with it a world of pain, no matter which side you’re on. And for some, this loss can be deadly.

Duration:00:40:21

Introducing SUPERNATURAL WITH ASHLEY FLOWERS, A Parcast Original Series!

3/11/2020
Most mysteries can be solved by looking at the facts. But sometimes, the facts don’t lead to a logical explanation, and the truth lies somewhere in the unknown…Join Parcast and Crime Junkie’s Ashley Flowers as they dive deep into the strange and surreal to explain some of the world’s most bizarre true crime occurrences in the new series, Supernatural with Ashley Flowers. Every Wednesday, Ashley digs into a different mystifying crime—where the most fitting theory isn’t always the most...

Duration:00:14:26

Dating: Wedding Traditions

3/9/2020
Though weddings can often be seen as the final leap on the quest for love, the slew of expectations that come with throwing such a celebration often forces couples to forgo their own needs to please family and friends.

Duration:00:46:16

Dating: Infidelity

3/2/2020
It has existed for as long as human history, and yet it remains taboo. From government fines to public humiliation to murder—wandering outside your relationship has always been fraught with danger.

Duration:00:46:38

Dating: Criminal Couples

2/24/2020
From Bonnie and Clyde to more modern iterations, the past century has seen a plethora of corrupt duos—pulling off stunts that range from stupid to lethal. For some lovers, the slogan “us against the world" gets taken to a whole new level.

Duration:00:40:58

The Dark Side Of… Rewind: Hollywood: The Founding

2/23/2020
On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of The Dark Side Of that you might have missed! Once envisioned as a Christian utopia, the land of Hollywood quickly evolved into a place of crime and debauchery. When the film industry infiltrated the quiet community in the early 1900s, it brought with it a world of chaos and anarchy—wild enough that its impact would change our cultural history forever.

Duration:00:42:42

Introducing PARCAST DAILY, A Parcast Original Series!

2/19/2020
Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode:...

Duration:00:14:56