Assassinations

Assassinations

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.... Show More

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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! 

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After being shot by Charles Guiteau, President James Garfield manages to survive for 80 days. However, because his doctors failed to adhere to modern medical practices, Garfield suffers a long and painful death. Meanwhile, the delusional Charles Guiteau eagerly awaits his rescue by Chester A. Arthur as the gallows pole comes closer and closer into view.

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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.

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Ever wonder how the stars correlate with our emotional blueprint? Gain insight in just three minutes with daily episodes that will help you navigate your day. Twelve signs, twelve podcasts. Delivering your destiny, daily.

Find your daily briefing by searching the name of your sign, followed by “today,” or by visiting parcast.com/signs. 

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September 2, 2019 44 min

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.

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August 26, 2019 46 min

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.

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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!

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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.

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August 12, 2019 45 min

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.

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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.

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From counterfeit goods, to fake love interests, and even major financial fraud, you will find it all in our new show. In this Parcast Original, we examine the swindlers behind the scam, and the victims manipulated by their deceit. In CON ARTISTS you will learn about the art of the hustle, and the ways you can spot a con. 

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From counterfeit goods, to fake love interests, and even major financial fraud, you will find it all in our new show. In this Parcast Original, we examine the swindlers behind the scam, and the victims manipulated by their deceit. In CON ARTISTS you will learn about the art of the hustle, and the ways you can spot a con. In this clip, we explore the massive Ponzi scheme orchestrated by fraudster Bernie Madoff. Subscribe to CON... Read more

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July 29, 2019 52 min

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.

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July 22, 2019 55 min

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.

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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.

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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. 

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July 1, 2019 45 min

When Joy Adamson's body was discovered by her assistant in 1980, it was quickly assumed that she had been attacked by a lion. But when the investigation led to former employee, Paul Ekai, his confession and retraction only added to the mystery. 
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June 24, 2019 50 min

In 1960, Joy Adamson published her book Born Free, which chronicled her time raising an orphan lioness to be able to survive the Kenyan wild. But for Paul Ekai, a former employee, Joy's tyrannical approach to how she handled her staff drove him to do the unthinkable.

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When he took aim at the Archduke on June 28th, 1914, Gavrilo Princip hoped to end the Austrian Empire’s reign and cement his place in history as a revolutionary. He succeeded - and started a world war in the process.

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Gavrilo Princip grew up on stories of Serbian martyrs who died defending their country from oppression. In 1914, at the age of 19, Gavrilo resolved to join their ranks by killing the Archduke of Austria-Hungary, Franz Ferdinand.

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