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Brainwashed
Brainwashed investigates the CIA’s covert mind control experiments – from the Cold War and MKULTRA to the so-called War on Terror. It’s the story of how a renowned psychiatrist used his unwitting patients as human guinea pigs at a Montreal hospital, and the ripple effects on survivors, their families, and thousands of other people around the world. It also examines the cultural impact — how the CIA brought LSD to America and inadvertently created counterculture influencers such as author Ken Kesey and poet Allen Ginsberg. It’s an exploration of what happens in times of fear, when the...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 503 ratings
Not awesome but good
I like this show, but it could use just a bit more depth. Nice work :-)
PodcastingMike via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/20
Cool but lacking depth
I really wanted to love this. I did learn some interesting facts, but I feel the format of this lends itself to something a little more shallow than I was hoping for. I was looking for something with hardcore depth and research, and the episodes didn’t quite take me there. I’m glad this exists,...Read full review »
Moneykenny via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/22/20
Excellent Podcast!
A true tale of the CIA operation to use Canadian and American citizens as guinea pigs.
SammyCaesar via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/21/20
Recent Episodes
MKULTRA has entered popular culture, becoming the butt of jokes, television plot points, and the darling of internet conspiracy theorists. At the very least, the secrecy that still surrounds MKULTRA, or the CIA’s post-9/11 programs, sows distrust of governments, and medical professionals. At...
Published 10/20/20
MKULTRA was supposed to have ended in the 1960s. The torturous experiments didn’t work. So why did these techniques evolve and continue to be used by American trainers throughout Latin America, and then get revived once again in the era that followed the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks? The CIA’s Black...
Published 10/13/20
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Published 10/06/20
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