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Assassinations

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Assassinations
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Assassinations

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One death can change the world. At least, that's what assassins believe. Assassinations recounts history's most dramatic deaths.Through little-known facts, "what-ifs?" and examining assassin's motives, we examine how one murder can alter the course of history. A new episode releases every Monday. Assassinations is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

Latest Episodes

President James Garfield Pt. 1: Charles Guiteau

On the morning of July 2, 1881, President James Garfield entered the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, DC ready to leave for vacation. As he walked through the waiting room, he was suddenly shot in the back by a man angry that he hadn’t received a position in Garfield’s administration, Charles Guiteau.

56 MIN6 days ago
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President James Garfield Pt. 1: Charles Guiteau

Sam Cooke Pt. 2: A Change Is Gonna Come

When Sam Cooke’s life was tragically cut short at the age of 33, two funeral services were held in separate states to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of people who wanted to pay their respects. His music would serve as a guiding light through the second half of the 1960s as America negotiated a new relationship with race, identity, and culture.Parcasters - The Dark Side Of continues its exploration of the music industry this week with an episode on K-Pop and the pressure placed on the genre’s biggest stars by their management companies. Listen to The Dark Side Of on Spotify!

44 MIN1 weeks ago
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Sam Cooke Pt. 2: A Change Is Gonna Come

Sam Cooke Pt. 1: King of Soul

On the evening of December 10, 1964, singer Sam Cooke checked into a motel expecting a sexual dalliance with one of his fans. In the early hours of the next morning, he was shot to death by the motel manager. While she later claimed self-defense, many believe Cooke was assassinated for his civil rights activism.Parcasters - If you enjoyed this episode you’ll love our current series on The Dark Side Of! Check out our recent episodes on the lesser known stories surrounding Jackie Wilson, and Elvis Presley. Search for The Dark Side Of on Spotify today!

46 MIN2 weeks ago
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Sam Cooke Pt. 1: King of Soul

Jeremias Chitunda: Angola's Halloween Massacre

Jeremias Chitunda spent his adult life fighting to liberate colonial Angola, and then battling against communist rebels. But he continued to sacrifice his ideals to his president's ego and US interests until a deadly massacre erupted in late Halloween, 1992.Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of...Music, we take a look at the Man in Black, Johnny Cash! Give it a listen today on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

46 MIN3 weeks ago
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Jeremias Chitunda: Angola's Halloween Massacre

Václav the Good: Boleslav the Cruel

The Good King Wenceslaus, or as he was originally known, Duke Václav I, sought to bring Christianity to Bohemia and maintain peace with the Holy Roman Empire. He was thwarted in both these efforts when his brother, Boleslav the Cruel, stabbed him to death on the steps of a church in Prague in 935.Sponsors!Care/of - For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to Take Care Of dot com and enter NATIONS.

45 MINAUG 12
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Václav the Good: Boleslav the Cruel

Harvey Milk Pt. 2: The Twinkie Defense

Harvey Milk's abrupt murder left the gay community of the late 1970s reeling. Tensions only mounted when his killer was acquitted after mounting the so-called, "Twinkie Defense" sparking San Francisco's infamous White Night Riots.Parcasters - On tomorrow’s episode of Mythology, we take on the legendary Odyssey, bringing the incredible journey to life! Subscribe to MYTHOLOGY today to hear the most notable stories in human history as you never have before.

49 MINAUG 5
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Harvey Milk Pt. 2: The Twinkie Defense

Harvey Milk Pt. 1: Dan White

In 1978 Harvey Milk became the first openly gay man to ever win an elected office in the US. He was initially friends and allies with fellow City Supervisor Daniel White, until a grudge spurred White to sneak a gun into city hall and commit a double homicide.Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

52 MINJUL 29
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Harvey Milk Pt. 1: Dan White

James Earl Ray: MLK Assassin

In March 1969, James Earl Ray pled guilty to the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel. Three days later, he rescinded his confession and declared that he was a fall man for a larger conspiracy. His claims sparked dozens of conspiracy theories that persist to this day.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!

55 MINJUL 22
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James Earl Ray: MLK Assassin

Indira Gandhi Pt. 2: Murderers and Martyrs

Two martyrs were made in Delhi on October 31, 1984: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was shot to death by her bodyguard Beant Singh; and Singh, who was shot to death by other members of the Prime Minister's security force. Both sides of the conflict between the Indian government and the Sikh religion were rallied to action, but there was much more bloodshed to come before they could find peace.Parcasters - This week on Survival we cover the experiences of two brothers in the Civil War, and the way their lives changed in an instant. Tune in today on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals!

50 MINJUL 15
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Indira Gandhi Pt. 2: Murderers and Martyrs

Indira Gandhi Pt. 1: Beant Singh & Satwant Singh

Every member of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's security team was hand-picked and thoroughly vetted to ensure their loyalty. One of her most trusted bodyguards, 25-year-old Beant Singh, protected the Prime Minister's life with unwavering devotion for years - until 1984, when Gandhi authorized an attack on the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.Parcasters - The Red Scare infiltrates the movie industry in our new episodes of The Dark Side Of...Hollywood. Listen now on Spotify, or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!

45 MINJUL 8
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Indira Gandhi Pt. 1: Beant Singh & Satwant Singh

Latest Episodes

President James Garfield Pt. 1: Charles Guiteau

On the morning of July 2, 1881, President James Garfield entered the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, DC ready to leave for vacation. As he walked through the waiting room, he was suddenly shot in the back by a man angry that he hadn’t received a position in Garfield’s administration, Charles Guiteau.

56 MIN6 days ago
Comments
President James Garfield Pt. 1: Charles Guiteau

Sam Cooke Pt. 2: A Change Is Gonna Come

When Sam Cooke’s life was tragically cut short at the age of 33, two funeral services were held in separate states to accommodate the hundreds of thousands of people who wanted to pay their respects. His music would serve as a guiding light through the second half of the 1960s as America negotiated a new relationship with race, identity, and culture.Parcasters - The Dark Side Of continues its exploration of the music industry this week with an episode on K-Pop and the pressure placed on the genre’s biggest stars by their management companies. Listen to The Dark Side Of on Spotify!

44 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
Sam Cooke Pt. 2: A Change Is Gonna Come

Sam Cooke Pt. 1: King of Soul

On the evening of December 10, 1964, singer Sam Cooke checked into a motel expecting a sexual dalliance with one of his fans. In the early hours of the next morning, he was shot to death by the motel manager. While she later claimed self-defense, many believe Cooke was assassinated for his civil rights activism.Parcasters - If you enjoyed this episode you’ll love our current series on The Dark Side Of! Check out our recent episodes on the lesser known stories surrounding Jackie Wilson, and Elvis Presley. Search for The Dark Side Of on Spotify today!

46 MIN2 weeks ago
Comments
Sam Cooke Pt. 1: King of Soul

Jeremias Chitunda: Angola's Halloween Massacre

Jeremias Chitunda spent his adult life fighting to liberate colonial Angola, and then battling against communist rebels. But he continued to sacrifice his ideals to his president's ego and US interests until a deadly massacre erupted in late Halloween, 1992.Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of...Music, we take a look at the Man in Black, Johnny Cash! Give it a listen today on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

46 MIN3 weeks ago
Comments
Jeremias Chitunda: Angola's Halloween Massacre

Václav the Good: Boleslav the Cruel

The Good King Wenceslaus, or as he was originally known, Duke Václav I, sought to bring Christianity to Bohemia and maintain peace with the Holy Roman Empire. He was thwarted in both these efforts when his brother, Boleslav the Cruel, stabbed him to death on the steps of a church in Prague in 935.Sponsors!Care/of - For 25% off your first Care/of order, go to Take Care Of dot com and enter NATIONS.

45 MINAUG 12
Comments
Václav the Good: Boleslav the Cruel

Harvey Milk Pt. 2: The Twinkie Defense

Harvey Milk's abrupt murder left the gay community of the late 1970s reeling. Tensions only mounted when his killer was acquitted after mounting the so-called, "Twinkie Defense" sparking San Francisco's infamous White Night Riots.Parcasters - On tomorrow’s episode of Mythology, we take on the legendary Odyssey, bringing the incredible journey to life! Subscribe to MYTHOLOGY today to hear the most notable stories in human history as you never have before.

49 MINAUG 5
Comments
Harvey Milk Pt. 2: The Twinkie Defense

Harvey Milk Pt. 1: Dan White

In 1978 Harvey Milk became the first openly gay man to ever win an elected office in the US. He was initially friends and allies with fellow City Supervisor Daniel White, until a grudge spurred White to sneak a gun into city hall and commit a double homicide.Parcasters - This week on The Dark Side Of, we move on from Hollywood and start our exploration of the music industry. Our first episode details the myth of the 27 Club, you won't want to miss it! Subscribe to The Dark Side Of on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

52 MINJUL 29
Comments
Harvey Milk Pt. 1: Dan White

James Earl Ray: MLK Assassin

In March 1969, James Earl Ray pled guilty to the murder of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. at the Lorraine Motel. Three days later, he rescinded his confession and declared that he was a fall man for a larger conspiracy. His claims sparked dozens of conspiracy theories that persist to this day.Parcasters - Don’t miss all of our special Summer of ‘69 episodes by subscribing to Parcast Presents: Summer of ‘69, on Spotify, or anywhere you listen to podcasts!

55 MINJUL 22
Comments
James Earl Ray: MLK Assassin

Indira Gandhi Pt. 2: Murderers and Martyrs

Two martyrs were made in Delhi on October 31, 1984: Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who was shot to death by her bodyguard Beant Singh; and Singh, who was shot to death by other members of the Prime Minister's security force. Both sides of the conflict between the Indian government and the Sikh religion were rallied to action, but there was much more bloodshed to come before they could find peace.Parcasters - This week on Survival we cover the experiences of two brothers in the Civil War, and the way their lives changed in an instant. Tune in today on Spotify or wherever you listen to Parcast Originals!

50 MINJUL 15
Comments
Indira Gandhi Pt. 2: Murderers and Martyrs

Indira Gandhi Pt. 1: Beant Singh & Satwant Singh

Every member of Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's security team was hand-picked and thoroughly vetted to ensure their loyalty. One of her most trusted bodyguards, 25-year-old Beant Singh, protected the Prime Minister's life with unwavering devotion for years - until 1984, when Gandhi authorized an attack on the Golden Temple of Amritsar, the holiest site of the Sikh religion.Parcasters - The Red Scare infiltrates the movie industry in our new episodes of The Dark Side Of...Hollywood. Listen now on Spotify, or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!

45 MINJUL 8
Comments
Indira Gandhi Pt. 1: Beant Singh & Satwant Singh

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