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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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Episodes

Holidays: The Merhige Family Thanksgiving

11/18/2019
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On Thanksgiving Day, 2009, 35-year-old Paul Merhige opened fire during a family gathering. He killed four people and injured two more in what’s come to be known by many as “The Merhige Family Slaughter.”

Duration:00:42:28

Listen First! MYTHICAL MONSTERS, A Parcast Original Series!

11/13/2019
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Dragons, serpents, giants, and demons… they aren't merely foils to a hero. They are primal symbols reflecting ancient truths. The Parcast original series, MYTHICAL MONSTERS, tells the stories of these legendary beasts, and explores what they represent to mankind. New episodes released every Monday. And now you can hear a special clip from the episode on the demonically-menacing Gargoyle. To finish this episode, subscribe to MYTHICAL MONSTERS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to...

Duration:00:15:25

Holidays: The First Thanksgiving

11/11/2019
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The history of the most American of all holidays is much like the country it is founded on: rustic, optimistic… and built on centuries of bloodshed. In reality, this mythologized 1621 meal was a harvest celebration that took place in between two horrible periods of callous genocide.

Duration:00:49:23

Holidays: Veterans Day

11/4/2019
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Most agree that we should respect those who have served in war. But few remember a time when the goal of November 11th was to prevent war altogether. Armistice Day, the original Veterans Day, has been twisted from a day honoring peace to one that glorifies fighting.

Duration:00:48:50

Par for the History: POLITICAL SCANDALS, A Parcast Original Series!

11/3/2019
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Check out Kate and Richard's new show POLITICAL SCANDALS! Every Tuesday leading up to the 2020 election, they will count down the 52 most controversial events in American history—uncovering the crimes and deceptions by some of our most infamous elected officials. And now you can hear a special clip from the first episode on the cutthroat circumstances surrounding the election of 1800. To finish this episode, subscribe to POLITICAL SCANDALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

Duration:00:13:13

Holidays: Trick or Treating

10/28/2019
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Despite the dangers that lurk on Halloween, we send our children out to ask for candy from strangers. Unknowns who could have thoughts of mischief, or worse, on their minds...

Duration:00:42:25

Listen First! VILLAINS, A Parcast Original Series!

10/22/2019
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Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive. In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to...

Duration:00:18:13

Holidays: Druid Halloween

10/21/2019
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Many know of Halloween’s ancient pagan origins, but few know the details. Samhain, the ancient Celtic festival, featured familiar traditions such as carving and costumes. But there was a potentially darker aspect—one that included human sacrifice.

Duration:00:50:30

Holidays: Hashtagged & Branded

10/14/2019
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Christmas. Valentine’s Day. National Dessert Day? The idea that consumerism drives the holiday season is nothing new, but the extent of the connection may run deeper than we realize.

Duration:00:46:28

Bonus: Today In True Crime - Zodiac Killer

10/11/2019
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On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.

Duration:00:12:35

Holidays: Season of Stress

10/7/2019
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Though our favorite celebrations throughout the year are supposed to be a time of joy and love, they are often anything but. The pressures to travel, spend money, and take time off can have deadly consequences.

Duration:00:45:19

Coming Soon: The Dark Side Of… Holidays

10/4/2019
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We are excited to announce our next season of The Dark Side Of will aim to uncover the most dastardly stories associated with the winter holiday season. Halloween candy tampering, psychological stress, overspending, and more will be covered this season on The Dark Side Of, starting Monday, October 7.

Duration:00:02:08

Music: Gloomy Sunday, Rezső Seress

9/30/2019
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In 1933, Hungarian composer Rezso Seress and lyricist Laszlo Javor released "Gloomy Sunday," which soon came to be known as The Hungarian Suicide Song thanks to the 200 cases of suicide that were linked to the tune's release.

Duration:00:39:45

Music: Selena, The Queen of Tejano Music

9/23/2019
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Breaking into the spotlight at the age of fifteen, Selena Quintanilla was constantly under the watchful eye of her strict father-turned-manager, stereotype-driven record labels, and possessive fans. Through it all, Selena willfully fought for control of her own life - and the consequences would turn deadly. Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/DARKSIDE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is.

Duration:00:46:44

Introducing: SPORTS CRIMINALS, a new Parcast Original!

9/17/2019
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In our new show SPORTS CRIMINALS, we break down the crimes and careers of the most controversial sports figures in history. From kidnapping and murder to widespread corruption scandals, we give you the play by play of what lurks in the shadows of the sports world. New episodes come out every Thursday! In this clip we introduce the incredible rise and precipitous fall of Oscar Pistorius, who captured the attention of the world by participating in the 2012 Olympic games as a double-leg...

Duration:00:21:02

Music: Syd Barrett, Pink Floyd

9/16/2019
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Syd Barrett's creative vision propelled Pink Floyd from the underground into the mainstream. But the demands of fame quickly became too much. Eventually, he was cast out of the band he helped create, and sadly didn't get the help he needed until late in life.

Duration:00:48:09

Music: Suge Knight, Death Row Records

9/9/2019
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A Compton gang-member turned record producer, in the early 1990s Suge Knight built an empire on violence and intimidation. From Vanilla Ice's deadly experience on a 15-story balcony to the murder of Tupac Shakur, few who enter Knight's orbit escape unscathed.

Duration:00:46:09

Music: K-Pop, Pushing the Limits of Agency Control

9/2/2019
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Over the last two decades, Korean pop music has achieved international success. But the highly polished songs and dance routines are often the products of exploitation behind the scenes. Many management companies have a history of locking idols into lengthy contracts, taking control of their lives, and even verbally and physically abusing performers.

Duration:00:59:16

Music: Elvis Presley, The King of Rock and Roll

8/26/2019
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During his lifetime, Elvis rocketed to unprecedented fame. But living as the King came at a terrible cost. While millions screamed for him onstage, he struggled to find people to relate to in his private life. In the late 1970s, his loneliness, isolation, and drug problems eventually led him to an early grave. Sponsors! Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/DARKSIDE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is.

Duration:00:47:37

Introducing: TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, a new Parcast Original!

8/20/2019
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Crime never takes a day off, and neither do we. In our new podcast, TODAY IN TRUE CRIME, every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date years ago. In this clip, we look back at August 20th, 1966, when the bodies of two Brazilian electrical engineers were found with strange lead masks over their eyes. Subscribe to TODAY IN TRUE CRIME for a new story every day!

Duration:00:15:07