American Lies

American Lies

True stories of the biggest counterfeits, cons, and cover-ups in U.S. history.

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July 20, 2020 41 mins
He could make people do whatever he wanted them to. Change their eating habits. Change the clothes they wore. Change whether or not they wanted to go to war. And he could make them think it was their own idea.
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“We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, and our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of…. It is they who pull the wires that control the public mind.”

That passage is from one of the mo...
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For over 200 years, cultural elites have been warning that overpopulation would destroy the world. To fight this false nemesis, these ideological colonizers have forced contraception, sterilization, and abortion on those they have deemed to most need it. In this episode, Don examines this racist, class based approach to "philanthropy" and draws back the curtain on some of the pain and injustice it has produced. For more on this top...
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In 1948, a gall wasp expert from Indiana University released a “scientific study” that would change the world, and make him a cultural hero. He now has a prestigious institute named after him, he was the subject of a recent major Hollywood movie, and his theories about human nature are taught in every public school in the nation. But he was a fraud, his study was a lie, and his theories have ruined millions of lies. Here’s the real...
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America was in a panic. Families huddled inside their houses, mothers too afraid to even take their kids to the park. In many areas of the country, swimming pools and movie theaters completely shut down to keep everyone safe from the epidemic that was sweeping across the land. Governments made millions of dollars available for scientists to find a cure. And then it came. The vaccine everyone was waiting for arrived to great fanfare...
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