I keep this one permanently downloaded on my device like some kind of disturbing security blanket for when other podcasts fail. The effort here to go to original sources and incorporate texture from period audio clips really shows dedication and polish.
Shevalka via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/02/22
Great storytelling, and the content is well organized and easy to follow. The background music, especially the repetitive guitar riffs, can be a little distracting. Otherwise a good podcast
lindsaylita via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/29/22
I do wonder about some people who seem to have a vendetta against the CBC. I see their comments all the time on CBC news articles. In one 1 star review, the podcast is criticized for being an American story from a Canadian news agency. Clearly that reviewer didn’t even listen to the content...Read full review »
J_Yary via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 08/01/21
This was really well made and was a great mix of stories. I feel like there could be a lot more to the story, they could have dug even deeper!
LincKym via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/21/21
“So-called” war on terror. That’s all you need to know to understand these geniuses.
Vanilla Thunder Man via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/28/21
As I listened, it reminded me of my own personal experience that confirms some of the things they talk about in this podcast. My father, who was a counter espionage agent in the late 40s and early 50s, had been given drugs to accompany other techniques in an attempts to make him forget secrets he...Read full review »
ewelch via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/20/21
Delivers information in a very attention grabbing, well researched format.
Michelle.H.G via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/09/21
Très bon podcast, je ne savais rien de ces expériences et j’ai été bouleversée par les témoignages des victimes et de leurs familles. What wouldn’t humans do for power…
Mamamajuly via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/06/21
I was not expecting this podcast to be so addictive! I ended up binge listening while I cleaned my house all on one day. I’m in my mid 30s so I actually thought that MKULTRA was an urban legend. The stories I had heard before listening to this podcast sounded too outlandish to be real. ...Read full review »
Jibya Falcon via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/21
Brainwashed is not. Save yourself the time. I would rather go through MKUltra than be forced to listen to this podcast again.
B3asy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/02/21
Incredibly well done by CBC, unfortunately this torture continues globally. Want to learn more about the thousands and thousands of targeted individuals in the US and worldwide? Here are some great resources. Follow...Read full review »
#FFTI via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/30/20
Loved this podcast!
BCladyLogger via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/18/20
So far, so good… Nice to finally come across a decent dive into this fascinating subject. My dad worked as an assistant at the local state hospital when I was too young to understand …he’s gone now, and I never got a chance to talk to him about it. He kept his ID badge all along, we found it...Read full review »
USN, retired via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/31/20
I like the pace. Research is ok. If you already know the general story of MK Ultra in Montreal, nothing really new but still you will get details plus personal experiences from family members of the former patient/guinea pig. Side note: how come someone who listen to CBC and lives in Canada...Read full review »
Virginie Chagnon via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/31/20
I like this show, but it could use just a bit more depth. Nice work :-)
CA Dreaming 4U via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/23/20
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
A true tale of the CIA operation to use Canadian and American citizens as guinea pigs.
SammyCaesar via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/21/20
The CBC, Canada’s state broadcaster and master of propaganda publishing a podcast on mind control, I guess they’d be the ones to know.
colefromwpg via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/19/20
CBC podcasts are top notch well done
Rebal70 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/17/20
Does this podcaster seriously think we should feel sorry for how people who planned the murder of thousands of Americans were treated? It’s the real world welcome to it smh and psh. Then you compare American soldiers to Nazi scientist experiments. Learn the difference between terrorist and...Read full review »
papabev via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/17/20
Not sure what on earth other comments downgrading this podcast are about, suggesting it’s not a Canadian story, they obviously didn’t listen. I heard about sleep rooms back in the 80s, and was always stunned more information wasn’t available on these horrific experiments. Montreal has quite the...Read full review »
Nutherun via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/14/20
American are being brain washed since years ago. Phrase and quick image, Phrase and quick image.. and the trick is done. CIA hearts Americans.
Moncef Abbad via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/11/20
There are a lot of moving parts that get confusing. I find myself drifting off a lot and not totally engaged because there is constant changes. Also, doesn’t explain a lot for people that don’t know exactly what therapies are what.
Letgo Enthusiast via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/09/20
I am constantly surprised how incredible the CBC podcast are Brainwashed is on par with the podcast hunting warhead Well done!
kaydog6969 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/09/20
This is one of the best podcasts I’ve ever listened to. Perfect storytelling, pace, entertaining journalism, without sensationalism. More like this please CBC!
LeeNiknar66 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/07/20
Deserves 5 stars simply because most podcasts aren’t great, and the quality on display here deserves recognition.
Inresurrection via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/05/20
can’t understand the negative reviews, thought this was fascinating! can’t wait for more
taylorb0317 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/05/20
And forget the uninformed who say this is about the USA. Of the other who say the CBC is a brainwashing machine. Geez people. Anyway great storytelling, great narrative, sad episode of our history. Oh, and I don’t think the producers control the volume of the ads. I listened with ear buds and...Read full review »
OkieDonkie via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/05/20
My aunt was a Nurse, and eventually a patient at this hospital and of this doctor. Tremendously sad story. This podcast is thorough. Great job so far.
Stew461 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/04/20
Love the story telling, interviews throughout and the host. So good!
AliceEmGolds1992 via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 10/02/20
It’s very good but needs to go more in-depth.
Mumadigi via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 09/30/20
Been looking for a deep dive into this subject that’s not conspiracy nut nonsense. Finally the research into the real life nutty story
Zenthropologist via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/20
I hate ... HATE, when producers make the adds louder than the show, it literarily hurts when wearing eat buds. If it happens again I will unsubscribe in a second. The show is decent so I hope it doesn’t.
Zig the great via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/28/20
Not surprising that once again Michelle Shephard knocks it out of the park! Great storytelling!
Knkn2 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/28/20
Loving this ... can’t wait for more!
PodcastLover!!!!! via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/25/20
It’s great listen! It leaves you wanting more more more! The crazy things they did back in the day will keep you listening ! It’s well put together as well
TSimmons0615 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/25/20
This pod is great ! So well put together & well written. Most importantly, SO entertaining
yagirlmaimai via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/25/20
So, I came across this and wanted to see the apparent 9 ratings that equalled 5 starts (LOL) guess what, I cant access them. My 6th sense tells me that listening to a podcast about brainwashing by Canada’s largest brainwashing, politically biased, and crooked content producer is probably not the...Read full review »
EC123¥ via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/24/20
I have been obsessed with MKULTRA since i started attending mcgill university and absolutely love this podcast so far. it gives a nuanced account of the experiments and their human impact. creepy to listen and be able to look out my window and see the allen institute though!
gcmmv via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/24/20
I really don’t understand why a premier Canadian news organization is making a podcast about the history of the United States. Maybe focus on stories at home instead of reaching down south.
Tyrone Buckets via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/24/20
Really really cool deep dive can’t wait for more
missemilyteehee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/24/20
I really enjoy listening to this. It is such an important topic, and I’m glad it’s covered with such care.
LilacBevvieMarsh via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 09/24/20
As title suggest I’ve only listened to a few episodes so far. Subject seem fascinating but also slightly harrowing interested to listen to the rest and learn more. Really like the journalistic style of this podcast and would definitely recommend.
Cd8888888 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/24/20
I am so happy to finally see this story get a podcast, as it deserves. I live right next to the Allen! Although, i‘m a bit sad for the small mistake, our queen is named JuliA shaw, not Julie Shaw.
bonokbye via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/24/20
Ben22345 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/20
Excellent intro to a fascinating subject. Looking forward to more.
ReithRFX via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 09/23/20
Do you host a podcast?
Track your ranks and reviews from Spotify, Apple Podcasts and more.
See hourly chart positions and more than 30 days of history.
Get Chartable Analytics »