Parcast Presents: The Summer of 1969

Parcast Presents: The Summer of 1969

Fifty years ago, America hit a boiling point. Vietnam War protests raged, as did the Vietnam War. The Manson Family horrified Los Angeles and the Zodiac Killer terrorized San Francisco. Psychedelic drugs spread like wildfire, and the country was still reeling from a series of high-profile assassinations. And in the midst of the chaos, we put a man on the moon… This summer, your favorite Parcast shows are teaming up to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Summer of ‘69 with a series of special episodes. Airing July 22nd-August 9th, 2019, The Summer of ‘69 is part of Parcast Presents, a central hub for special series and podcast events presented by the Parcast Network. The Summer of ‘69 is a Parcast Original.... Show More

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This episode is brought to you by Espionage, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Espionage on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.After moving to Florida in the 1990s, George Trofimoff thought he had left all traces of his espionage back in Europe. However, as the FBI got wind of what he had done, a team of determined agents were committed to make him pay for his treason.

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This episode is brought to you by Espionage, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Espionage on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.In 1969, American intelligence officer George Trofimoff agreed to provide copies of highly classified documents to the Soviet Union. Driven by a lust for wealth, he was willing to give up his adopted country's biggest secrets for the chance to live a life of luxury.

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This episode is brought to you by Not Guilty, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Not Guilty on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.After the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention devolved into riots, the country demanded answers. Who was responsible for the rampant violence in the streets? In the end, eight of the protest organizers stood trial, referred to as "The Chicago 8." &n... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Not Guilty, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Not Guilty on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.After the protests at the 1968 Democratic National Convention devolved into riots, the country demanded answers. Who was responsible for the rampant violence in the streets? In the end, eight of the protest organizers stood trial, referred to as "The Chicago 8." &n... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Not Guilty, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Not Guilty on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.The Democratic National Convention was hotly contested in 1968 - the future of the Vietnam War and the fates hundreds of thousands of soldiers stationed overseas were tied to the presidential nominee selection. On the streets of Chicago, liberal protesters turned o... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Extraterrestrial, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Extraterrestrial on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.With the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a plan for a joint mission to the moon between the United States and Russia was cancelled before it begun. Decades later, as NASA's documents on the moon landing became declassified, some came to suspect that K... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Extraterrestrial, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Extraterrestrial on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.During the summer of 1969, the Apollo 10 lunar mission orbited the dark side of the moon encountered unfamiliar signals coming from the moon's surface. After the famed Apollo 11 moon landing later that summer, word began to spread that the astronauts ha... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Extraterrestrial, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Extraterrestrial on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.During the summer of 1969, the Apollo 10 lunar mission orbited the dark side of the moon encountered unfamiliar signals coming from the moon's surface. After the famed Apollo 11 moon landing later that summer, word began to spread that the astronauts ha... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Survival, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Survival on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.The terrible storm of August 18th, 1969 utterly devastated the Gulf Coast. However, a coordinated effort from the National Guard, the Seabees, truckers and the federal government returned the area to its former glory. But was the aid distributed fairly, or were margina... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Survival, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Survival on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Riding a summer high, the citizens of the Mississippi Coast, also known as the “Riviera of the South,” never expected that on August 18th, 1969, their community would be destroyed by the most powerful storm ever to hit the United States up to that point. 

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This episode is brought to you by Haunted Places, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Haunted Places on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Built in 1884, the Chelsea Hotel has been a beacon of New York City counterculture for over a century. Its bohemian community has included Andy Warhol, Sid Vicious, and Stanley Kubrick. But where there is great creativity, there is often great tragedy. And ... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Crimes of Passion, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Crimes of Passion on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.In the early morning of August 9, 1969, Charles Manson’s followers stewed in the aftermath of their murderous actions. They had never done anything like that before, but their passion for Charlie made it feel right. Their gruesome crimes would shock t... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Crimes of Passion, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Crimes of Passion on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.When 32-year-old Charles Manson was released from prison in 1967, he made his way to the free-thinking streets of Haight-Ashbury. There, gurus, shamans, and yogis taught the young people who flocked to the city how to think in new ways and reshape the... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Conspiracy Theories, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Conspiracy Theories on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.In the summer of 1969, Senator and presidential hopeful Ted Kennedy became embroiled in a scandal surrounding the death of Mary Jo Kopechne. The fallout of the incident and Kennedy's suspicious actions would haunt his political ambitions for the r... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Conspiracy Theories, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Conspiracy Theories on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.On July 18th, 1969, Ted Kennedy, the youngest son of Joseph Kennedy Sr., drove his car off of a single lane bridge into a pond, resulting in the death of his female passenger. He wouldn't report the accident for ten hours, and in doing so set the ... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Historical Figures, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Historical Figures on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Today, Muhammad Ali is one of the most celebrated athletes and activists in history, but he was not always so appreciated. In 1969, Ali was stripped of his fighting license and his title after being convicted of draft evasion. In 1970, he would retu... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Female Criminals, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Female Criminals on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.As the Manson Family turned onto Cielo Drive, time slowed to a crawl. On August 8, 1969, the most infamous cult slayings in American history would take place. The “Manson Girls” intended to start a riot that would burn Los Angeles to the ground. Instead... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Female Criminals, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Female Criminals on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.By July, 1969, the "Manson Girls” saw Charlie as more than a leader, he was the second coming of Christ. Manson’s cult gospel called them to prepare for a fast approaching race war called Helter Skelter that would burn Southern California to the ground.... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Kingpins, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Kingpins on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.The Brotherhood of Eternal Love reached new heights after the proliferation of their potent LSD tablet "Orange Sunshine." They spread their psychedelic gospel far and wide, even attracting infamous drug advocate Timothy Leary to their ranks. But all of their success wo... Read more

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This episode is brought to you by Kingpins, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Kingpins on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.Just before the Summer of Love, 22-year-old John Griggs discovered LSD and had an epiphany – he would serve as the Hippie Messiah and guide the world to psychedelic revolution. John set out to the beaches of Southern California where he founded a psychedelic cult and i... Read more

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