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Each week, your hosts Will and Alisha, dive into and dissect the weird, the momentous, and the downright interesting.

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What do Andy Warhol and JFK have in common? They both spent a long time gawking at Marilyn Monroe. And what's more: both of them had people who wanted 'em dead! Join Alisha and Will as we talk about some of history's biggest #assassinfails. We've got it all: radical manifestos; Nazis ; toilet snipers ; Nazis; septuagenarian bombers; and of course, Nazis! So come with us as we once again Enter the Rabbit Hole...

 

Sources:

Richard Paul Pavlick

Richard Paul Pavlick (Wikipedia)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Paul_Pavlick

The Person Who Tried to Kill Kennedy First (Lily Rothman, Time, Dec 2015)

https://time.com/4141628/richard-pavlick-kennedy-assassination/

Years ago, the Belmont postmaster delivered (Ray Duckler, The Concord Monitor, Sep 2013)

https://www.concordmonitor.com/Archive/2013/09/jfk-cm-092713

The Kennedy Assassin Who Failed (Dan Lewis, Smithsonian Magazine, Dec 6, 2012)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-kennedy-assassin-who-failed-153519612/

Richard Pavlick, 88, accused of JFK threat (The Boston Globe, Nov 1975)

https://www.newspapers.com/clip/55122279/richard-pavlick-88-accused-of-jfk/

 

Valierie Solanas

https://www.biography.com/news/andy-warhol-valerie-solanas-shot

http://kunsthallezurich.ch/sites/default/files/scum_manifesto.pdf

https://www.history.com/news/andy-warhol-shot-valerie-solanas-the-factory

https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/valerie-solanas-assassination-attempt-on-andy-warhol/

https://www.biography.com/artist/andy-warhol

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/06/08/untangling-andy-warhol

 

Mossad and the Nazis

Not Just Mengele | The Mossad’s Botched Assassination Attempts on Nazi War Criminals (Ofer Aderet, Haaretz, Sep. 2017)

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-the-mossads-botched-assassination-attempts-on-nazi-war-criminals-1.5449633

Why the Mossad failed to capture or kill so many fugitive Nazis (Yossi Melman and

Dan Raviv, Washington Post, Sep. 2017)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/why-the-mossad-failed-to-capture-or-kill-so-many-fugitive-nazis/2017/09/22/e74b964c-9e30-11e7-9c8d-cf053ff30921_story.html

The truth about the Mossad (Ian Black, The Guardian, Feb 2010)

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/feb/19/ian-black-mossad-dubai

The Daring Israeli Spy Operation to Capture Nazi Mass Murderer Adolf Eichmann (Erin Blakemore, History.com, May 2019)

https://www.history.com/news/adolf-eichmann-nazi-capture-holocaust-trial-mossad

How a famous former Nazi officer became a hitman for Israel (Chris Woolf, The World, Mar 2016)

https://theworld.org/stories/2016-03-30/how-famous-former-nazi-officer-became-hitman-israel

 

Queen Elizabeth II

What is Trooping the Colour? (royal.uk)

https://www.royal.uk/trooping-colour

41 Facts About the Royal Family You Probably Didn't Know (Jack Royston, Newsweek, Apr 2021)

https://www.newsweek.com/facts-about-royal-family-didnt-know-queen-meghan-harry-diana-william-1616000

Queen Elizabeth II: The Many Attempts to Assassinate the Royal (Rachel Chang, biography.com, Oct 2020)

https://www.biography.com/news/queen-elizabeth-ii-assassination-attempts

Queen Elizabeth ASSASSINATION attempt: How a TEENAGER tried to shoot the Queen (Kate Whitfield, The Express, Jun 2019)

https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/1135342/queen-elizabeth-assassination-attempt-trooping-the-colour-teenager-shoot-queen-horse

New Zealand teen attempted to assassinate Queen Elizabeth II during 1981 Dunedin visit (Michael Walsh and Nick Fogarty, ABC News, Jan 2018)

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-17/queen-elizabeth-assassination-attempt-christopher-john-lewis/9334230

The day the IRA tried to bomb the Queen: Provos' failed bid to kill Monarch at Sullom Voe is a forgotten episode in Scots history (Steven Taylor, The Daily Record, Apr 2016)

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/day-ira-tried-bomb-queen-7720396

Security lapse risked Queen's life (The Scotsman, Oct 2009)

https://www.scotsman.com/news/security-lapse-risked-queens-life-2512457

MI5 blamed BP for security lapse before IRA bomb attack on Queen at Sullom Voe

(Paul Riddell, The Shetland Times, Oct, 2009)

https://www.shetlandtimes.co.uk/2009/10/27/mi5-blamed-bp-for-security-lapse-before-ira-bomb-attack-on-queen-at-sullom-voe

Families' pride in drivers who prevented disaster (Gemma Jones, The Daily Telegraph, Jan 2009)

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/families-pride-in-drivers-who-prevented-disaster/news-story/a8dce2eb34922815bafa5b115cc014c6

Revealed: the Aussie plot to kill the Queen (The Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 2009)

https://www.smh.com.au/national/revealed-the-aussie-plot-to-kill-the-queen-20090128-7rlo.html

Sullom Voe (Explosion) (House of Commons, May 1981)

https://hansard.parliament.uk/Commons/1981-05-14/debates/a7d49041-8731-4415-aa90-9f9e9527ba26/SullomVoe(Explosion)

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The San Francisco heat left the room stifling. I felt like a turkey on the afternoon of Thanksgiving, basting in my own juices as I sat on the rim of my porcelain toilet. And that's when she walked in. She was a dame. The kinda dame with legs that went all the way up, and then all the way back down. A dame. The kinda dame that you would like to take for a drink, and then - like the gentleman you are - treat her to a nice cocktail of gin and LSD. A dame. The kinda dame that you wanted to watch have sex with an accountant, or a pilot, or a US congressman. She was a dame, and as I sat there gulping my pitcher of martini like it would keep the devil at bay, I thought to myself "I can't wait to offer her a job.". Join Alisha and Will for the climax as they once again delve into the world of sex, drugs, and George Hunter White on this week's Enter the Rabbit Hole. 

 

Sources:

Articles:

Guide to the George White Papers, 1932-1970 M1111

https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf6k40059b/

Operation Midnight Climax, The CIA’s mind-control drug program (Jordan Fearn, History of Yesterday, Aug 2021)

https://historyofyesterday.com/operation-midnight-climax-36d42a4b39cf

The Secret History of Fort Detrick, the CIA’s Base for Mind Control Experiments (Stephen Kinzer, Politico, Sep 2019)

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/15/cia-fort-detrick-stephen-kinzer-228109/

The CIA's Secret Quest For Mind Control: Torture, LSD And A 'Poisoner In Chief' (Terry Gross, Fresh Air, NPR Sep 2019)

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/09/758989641/the-cias-secret-quest-for-mind-control-torture-lsd-and-a-poisoner-in-chief

Brainwashed : The Secret CIA Experiments in Canada (The Fifth Estate, Dec 2017)

https://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2017-2018/brainwashed-the-secret-cia-experiments-in-canada

Project MKUltra: When the CIA Tested LSD on Unsuspecting Americans (Josh Clark, How Stuff Works, Jun 2019)

https://history.howstuffworks.com/history-vs-myth/cia-lsd.htm

Operation Husky: How Mobster Lucky Luciano Aided The U.S. In WWII (John Kuroski, allthat’sinteresting.com, Dec 2017)

https://allthatsinteresting.com/operation-husky-lucky-luciano

1953–1964: Operation Midnight Climax — CIA’s lurid ventures into sex, hookers and LSD (Alliance for Human Research Protection, Jan 2015)

https://ahrp.org/1953-1964-operation-midnight-climax-cias-lurid-ventures-into-sex-hookers-and-lsd/

'Apparently Useless': The Accidental Discovery of LSD (Tom Shroder, The Atlantic, Sep 2014)

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/the-accidental-discovery-of-lsd/379564/

Operation Midnight Climax: How the CIA Dosed S.F. Citizens with LSD (Troy Hooper, SF Weekly, Mar 2012)

https://www.sfweekly.com/news/operation-midnight-climax-how-the-cia-dosed-s-f-citizens-with-lsd/

Albert Hofmann, Inventor of LSD, Embarks on Final Trip (David Biello, Scientific American, April 2008)

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/inventor-of-lsd-embarks-on-final-trip/

Sex, Drugs and the CIA (Douglas Valentine, Counterpunch, June 2002)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2002/06/19/sex-drugs-and-the-cia-2/

https://www.counterpunch.org/2002/06/19/sex-drugs-and-the-cia-3/

https://www.counterpunch.org/2002/06/19/sex-drugs-and-the-cia/

The Diaries Of a CIA Operative (John Jacobs and Paul Avery, The Washington Post, Sep 1977)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1977/09/05/the-diaries-of-a-cia-operative/65b08a3e-c95a-434e-b1c6-c05f726a3a6f/

Secret Agents, Secret Armies: The Short Happy Life of the OSS (National World War II Museum, May 2020)

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/wwii-secret-agents-the-oss

OSS: The Predecessor of the CIA (Sarah Pruitt, History.com, Aug 2018)

https://www.history.com/news/oss-the-predecessor-of-the-cia

The True Story of Brainwashing and How It Shaped America(Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian Magazine, May 2017)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-brainwashing-and-how-it-shaped-america-180963400/

Brainwashed (Monica Kim, Foreign Policy, Feb 2019)

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/02/18/brainwashed-north-korea-prisoners-of-war-monica-kim/

From mind control to murder? How a deadly fall revealed the CIA’s darkest secrets (Stephen Kinzer, The Guardian, Sep 2019)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/06/from-mind-control-to-murder-how-a-deadly-fall-revealed-the-cias-darkest-secrets

In the 1970s, Congress investigated intelligence abuses. Time to do it again? (Timothy B. Lee, Washington Post, June 2013)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/06/27/in-the-1970s-congress-investigated-intelligence-abuses-time-to-do-it-again/

Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities

https://www.senate.gov/about/powers-procedures/investigations/church-committee.htm

The Search for the Manchurian Candidate (John Marks, 1991)

https://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/marks6.htm

When the CIA ran a LSD sex-house in San Francisco (Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle

April 2016)

https://www.wanttoknow.info/mk/cia-lsd-sex-climax

Videos:

MK Ultra: The CIA's Mind Control Fiasco | Answers With Joe (Joe Scott, Dec 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejaGzxEevGI&ab_channel=JoeScott

Stephen Kinzer ─ Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control (Stephen Kinzer, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Oct 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX4ksoSCoeE&ab_channel=WatsonInstituteforInternationalandPublicAffairs

Compensation for CIA-funded brainwashing experiments paid out to victim's daughter 60 years later (The National, Oct 2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sov_sbVCpr0&ab_channel=CBCNews%3ATheNational

CIA Mind Control | CIA Secret Experiments (National Geographic, uploaded Mar 2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUW-frxo2X4&ab_channel=WIRED

Audio:

Operation Midnight Climax (iHeartRadio, Mar 2021)

https://open.spotify.com/show/0lPmZAi7ymc7jLFbfDBWwS?si=cud6eKgjRKybOxLTWeJBHg&dl_branch=1

443 - George Hunter White (The Dollop, Aug 2020)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3CnrVFagijPtZT83mRPDdc?si=brG2fNnOQQOWh05uJv_ULg&dl_branch=1

 

Books:

The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Decption (H.Keith Melton, Robert Wallce, Haper Collins Press, 2009)

https://ia600506.us.archive.org/2/items/cia-manual-trickery-deception-2009/cia-manual-trickery-deception-2009.pdf

Albion Dreaming: A popular history of LSD in Britain. Andy Roberts. Published September 1st 2008. Marshall Cavendish Limited.

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OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE! We are a clandestine organization working to keep the USA free from the Red Menace by ANY MEANS NECESSARY. We are currently hosting opportunities for a self-motivated sociopath. You must be a self-starter with a high level of initiative and moral flexibility. You must have experience in espionage, murder, and basic admin. Prior experience in drugging informants and friends not required, but will be CONSIDERED FAVORABLY! Must have own vehicle. Safehouse with recording equipment and FULLY STOCKED BAR will be provided. To apply, just be a shady piece of shit and WE'LL BE IN TOUCH. Only FULL ON CREEPS need apply. 

This week Alisha and Will return to serve up the second part of Operation Midnight Climax.

 

Sources:

Articles:

Guide to the George White Papers, 1932-1970 M1111

https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf6k40059b/

Operation Midnight Climax, The CIA’s mind-control drug program (Jordan Fearn, History of Yesterday, Aug 2021)

https://historyofyesterday.com/operation-midnight-climax-36d42a4b39cf

The Secret History of Fort Detrick, the CIA’s Base for Mind Control Experiments (Stephen Kinzer, Politico, Sep 2019)

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/15/cia-fort-detrick-stephen-kinzer-228109/

The CIA's Secret Quest For Mind Control: Torture, LSD And A 'Poisoner In Chief' (Terry Gross, Fresh Air, NPR Sep 2019)

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/09/758989641/the-cias-secret-quest-for-mind-control-torture-lsd-and-a-poisoner-in-chief

Brainwashed : The Secret CIA Experiments in Canada (The Fifth Estate, Dec 2017)

https://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2017-2018/brainwashed-the-secret-cia-experiments-in-canada

Project MKUltra: When the CIA Tested LSD on Unsuspecting Americans (Josh Clark, How Stuff Works, Jun 2019)

https://history.howstuffworks.com/history-vs-myth/cia-lsd.htm

Operation Husky: How Mobster Lucky Luciano Aided The U.S. In WWII (John Kuroski, allthat’sinteresting.com, Dec 2017)

https://allthatsinteresting.com/operation-husky-lucky-luciano

1953–1964: Operation Midnight Climax — CIA’s lurid ventures into sex, hookers and LSD (Alliance for Human Research Protection, Jan 2015)

https://ahrp.org/1953-1964-operation-midnight-climax-cias-lurid-ventures-into-sex-hookers-and-lsd/

'Apparently Useless': The Accidental Discovery of LSD (Tom Shroder, The Atlantic, Sep 2014)

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/the-accidental-discovery-of-lsd/379564/

Operation Midnight Climax: How the CIA Dosed S.F. Citizens with LSD (Troy Hooper, SF Weekly, Mar 2012)

https://www.sfweekly.com/news/operation-midnight-climax-how-the-cia-dosed-s-f-citizens-with-lsd/

Albert Hofmann, Inventor of LSD, Embarks on Final Trip (David Biello, Scientific American, April 2008)

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/inventor-of-lsd-embarks-on-final-trip/

Sex, Drugs and the CIA (Douglas Valentine, Counterpunch, June 2002)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2002/06/19/sex-drugs-and-the-cia-2/

https://www.counterpunch.org/2002/06/19/sex-drugs-and-the-cia-3/

https://www.counterpunch.org/2002/06/19/sex-drugs-and-the-cia/

The Diaries Of a CIA Operative (John Jacobs and Paul Avery, The Washington Post, Sep 1977)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1977/09/05/the-diaries-of-a-cia-operative/65b08a3e-c95a-434e-b1c6-c05f726a3a6f/

Secret Agents, Secret Armies: The Short Happy Life of the OSS (National World War II Museum, May 2020)

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/wwii-secret-agents-the-oss

OSS: The Predecessor of the CIA (Sarah Pruitt, History.com, Aug 2018)

https://www.history.com/news/oss-the-predecessor-of-the-cia

The True Story of Brainwashing and How It Shaped America(Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian Magazine, May 2017)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-brainwashing-and-how-it-shaped-america-180963400/

Brainwashed (Monica Kim, Foreign Policy, Feb 2019)

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/02/18/brainwashed-north-korea-prisoners-of-war-monica-kim/

From mind control to murder? How a deadly fall revealed the CIA’s darkest secrets (Stephen Kinzer, The Guardian, Sep 2019)

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/06/from-mind-control-to-murder-how-a-deadly-fall-revealed-the-cias-darkest-secrets

In the 1970s, Congress investigated intelligence abuses. Time to do it again? (Timothy B. Lee, Washington Post, June 2013)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/06/27/in-the-1970s-congress-investigated-intelligence-abuses-time-to-do-it-again/

Senate Select Committee to Study Governmental Operations with Respect to Intelligence Activities

https://www.senate.gov/about/powers-procedures/investigations/church-committee.htm

The Search for the Manchurian Candidate (John Marks, 1991)

https://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/lsd/marks6.htm

When the CIA ran a LSD sex-house in San Francisco (Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle

April 2016)

https://www.wanttoknow.info/mk/cia-lsd-sex-climax

Videos:

MK Ultra: The CIA's Mind Control Fiasco | Answers With Joe (Joe Scott, Dec 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejaGzxEevGI&ab_channel=JoeScott

Stephen Kinzer ─ Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control (Stephen Kinzer, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Oct 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX4ksoSCoeE&ab_channel=WatsonInstituteforInternationalandPublicAffairs

Compensation for CIA-funded brainwashing experiments paid out to victim's daughter 60 years later (The National, Oct 2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sov_sbVCpr0&ab_channel=CBCNews%3ATheNational

CIA Mind Control | CIA Secret Experiments (National Geographic, uploaded Mar 2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUW-frxo2X4&ab_channel=WIRED

Audio:

Operation Midnight Climax (iHeartRadio, Mar 2021)

https://open.spotify.com/show/0lPmZAi7ymc7jLFbfDBWwS?si=cud6eKgjRKybOxLTWeJBHg&dl_branch=1

443 - George Hunter White (The Dollop, Aug 2020)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3CnrVFagijPtZT83mRPDdc?si=brG2fNnOQQOWh05uJv_ULg&dl_branch=1

 

Books:

The Official CIA Manual of Trickery and Decption (H.Keith Melton, Robert Wallce, Haper Collins Press, 2009)

https://ia600506.us.archive.org/2/items/cia-manual-trickery-deception-2009/cia-manual-trickery-deception-2009.pdf

Albion Dreaming: A popular history of LSD in Britain. Andy Roberts. Published September 1st 2008. Marshall Cavendish Limited.

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What's got three letters, can change your brain chemistry, and messed a lot of people up in the 60s. Why, it's the CIA of course! Alisha and Will take a look at everybody's favorite spooks and the beginnings of their infamous MKUltra program. Did the CIA unlock the secrets of mind control, or is it just torture? Hint: it's mostly just torture. So sit back, relax, and pop this episode directly on your tongue as we once again Enter the Rabbit Hole. (WARNING: ETRH SHOULD ONLY BE INGESTED VIA THE EARS)

 

Sources:

Articles:

Guide to the George White Papers, 1932-1970 M1111

https://oac.cdlib.org/findaid/ark:/13030/tf6k40059b/

The Secret History of Fort Detrick, the CIA’s Base for Mind Control Experiments (Stephen Kinzer, Politico, Sep 2019)

https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2019/09/15/cia-fort-detrick-stephen-kinzer-228109/

The CIA's Secret Quest For Mind Control: Torture, LSD And A 'Poisoner In Chief' (Terry Gross, Fresh Air, NPR Sep 2019)

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/09/758989641/the-cias-secret-quest-for-mind-control-torture-lsd-and-a-poisoner-in-chief

Brainwashed : The Secret CIA Experiments in Canada (The Fifth Estate, Dec 2017)

https://www.cbc.ca/fifth/episodes/2017-2018/brainwashed-the-secret-cia-experiments-in-canada

Project MKUltra: When the CIA Tested LSD on Unsuspecting Americans (Josh Clark, How Stuff Works, Jun 2019)

https://history.howstuffworks.com/history-vs-myth/cia-lsd.htm

1953–1964: Operation Midnight Climax — CIA’s lurid ventures into sex, hookers and LSD (Alliance for Human Research Protection, Jan 2015)

https://ahrp.org/1953-1964-operation-midnight-climax-cias-lurid-ventures-into-sex-hookers-and-lsd/

'Apparently Useless': The Accidental Discovery of LSD (Tom Shroder, The Atlantic, Sep 2014)

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/the-accidental-discovery-of-lsd/379564/

Albert Hofmann, Inventor of LSD, Embarks on Final Trip (David Biello, Scientific American, April 2008)

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/inventor-of-lsd-embarks-on-final-trip/

Sex, Drugs and the CIA (Douglas Valentine, Counterpunch, June 2002)

https://www.counterpunch.org/2002/06/19/sex-drugs-and-the-cia-2/

The Diaries Of a CIA Operative (John Jacobs and Paul Avery, The Washington Post, Sep 1977)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/politics/1977/09/05/the-diaries-of-a-cia-operative/65b08a3e-c95a-434e-b1c6-c05f726a3a6f/

Secret Agents, Secret Armies: The Short Happy Life of the OSS (National World War II Museum, May 2020)

https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/wwii-secret-agents-the-oss

OSS: The Predecessor of the CIA (Sarah Pruitt, History.com, Aug 2018)

https://www.history.com/news/oss-the-predecessor-of-the-cia

The True Story of Brainwashing and How It Shaped America(Lorraine Boissoneault, Smithsonian Magazine, May 2017)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-story-brainwashing-and-how-it-shaped-america-180963400/

Brainwashed (Monica Kim, Foreign Policy, Feb 2019)

https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/02/18/brainwashed-north-korea-prisoners-of-war-monica-kim/

 

Videos:

MK Ultra: The CIA's Mind Control Fiasco | Answers With Joe (Joe Scott, Dec 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejaGzxEevGI&ab_channel=JoeScott

Stephen Kinzer ─ Poisoner in Chief: Sidney Gottlieb and the CIA Search for Mind Control (Stephen Kinzer, Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Oct 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uX4ksoSCoeE&ab_channel=WatsonInstituteforInternationalandPublicAffairs

Compensation for CIA-funded brainwashing experiments paid out to victim's daughter 60 years later (The National, Oct 2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sov_sbVCpr0&ab_channel=CBCNews%3ATheNational

CIA Mind Control | CIA Secret Experiments (National Geographic, uploaded Mar 2008)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUW-frxo2X4&ab_channel=WIRED

Audio:

Operation Midnight Climax (iHeartRadio, Mar 2021)

https://open.spotify.com/show/0lPmZAi7ymc7jLFbfDBWwS?si=cud6eKgjRKybOxLTWeJBHg&dl_branch=1

443 - George Hunter White (The Dollop, Aug 2020)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/3CnrVFagijPtZT83mRPDdc?si=brG2fNnOQQOWh05uJv_ULg&dl_branch=1

 

Books:

Albion Dreaming: A popular history of LSD in Britain. Andy Roberts. Published September 1st 2008. Marshall Cavendish Limited.

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Won't somebody please think of the children!? Alisha and Will return this week to examine the secret inner workings of the MPAA and ask "Who is calling the shots?". Expect partial nudity, full nudity, references to puppet sex, and non-stop ninja action on this week's Enter the Rabbit Hole.

Sources:

Articles:

List of NC-17 Rated Films 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NC-17_rated_films

Classification and Rating Rules (MPA Inc., Jul 2020)

https://www.filmratings.com/Content/Downloads/rating_rules.pdf

Market Share for Each Distributor 1995-2021 (The Numbers, 2021)

https://www.the-numbers.com/market/distributors

Market Share for Each MPAA Rating 1995-2021 (The Numbers, 2021)

https://www.the-numbers.com/market/mpaa-ratings

Eternals Rated PG-13 For Violence, Language, And Brief Sexuality (David James, We Got This Covered, Sep 2021)

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/eternals-rated-pg-13-for-violence-language-and-brief-sexuality/

25 R-Rated Movies That Were Originally NC-17 (Tom Fish, Newsweek, Sep 2021)

https://www.newsweek.com/r-rated-movies-originally-nc-17-1606808

https://daily.jstor.org/end-american-film-censorship/

How the Hays Code—as Seen in Hollywood—Censored Hollywood (Temi Adebowale, Men’s Health, May 2020)

https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a32290089/hollywood-hays-code/

The Skinny on the Fatty Arbuckle Trial (Gilbert King, Smithsonian Magazine, Nov. 2011)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-skinny-on-the-fatty-arbuckle-trial-131228859/

Remembering Hollywood's Hays Code, 40 Years On (Bob Mondello, NPR, August 2008)

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93301189

A Brief History of the X Rating (Jason Bailey, Vulture, Dec. 2018)

https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/a-brief-history-of-the-x-rating.html

50 Surprisingly Great X-Rated Movies (That Aren't Porn) (Jennifer M. Wood, Thrillist, Jan 2019) 

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/best-x-rated-movies

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Motion-Picture-Association-of-America

https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1247/motion-picture-ratings

https://www.motionpictures.org/film-ratings/

Videos:

Film 90 Report on the new NC17 Film Rating (VHS Video Vault, Jan 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P_YFBBgCCw&ab_channel=VHSVideovault

Whatever Happened to the X Rating? (Entertain the Elk, Jul 2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8OZPEsdKss&ab_channel=EntertainTheElk

Who Invented the Movie Rating System? (Today I Found Out, June 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntcs8_QLlxg&ab_channel=TodayIFoundOut

Pre Code Hollywood (Michael d Jackson, Dec 2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF82lbJM6ik&ab_channel=creanost

How the Catholic Church censored Hollywood's Golden Age (Vox, Apr 2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXZGKhpv8eg&ab_channel=Vox

4 Cinematic Victims of Hays Code Era Censorship (Cold Crash Pictures, Nov 2017)

https://youtu.be/BPnjfqAeKQo

The History of Hollywood Censorship and the Ratings System (Filmmaker IQ, Nov 2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynf8BmfgPtM&ab_channel=FilmmakerIQ

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Kirby Dick, 2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpbxzP2mkoA&ab_channel=P.I.Becky

List of NC-17 rated films (Wikipedia)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NC-17_rated_films

Audio:

Episode 35: Censorship in Horror (Test Pattern - A Horror Movie Podcast, Jul 2017)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7plQ8TT9ldgz65GTe5B644?si=dadec4165b224838

 

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Warning! The following podcast is rated PG for Podcast Goodness. It contains scenes of humour, foul language, drug references, unusual talk-kissing, prolonged descriptions of sexy cartoons, discussions on bra-engineering, and bad impersonations. Listener discretion is advised on this week's episode, when Alisha and Will examine the shocking, scandalous, and sensational birth of the movie ratings system, as they once again Enter the Rabbit Hole!

 

Sources:

Articles:

List of NC-17 Rated Films 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NC-17_rated_films

Classification and Rating Rules (MPA Inc., Jul 2020)

https://www.filmratings.com/Content/Downloads/rating_rules.pdf

Market Share for Each Distributor 1995-2021 (The Numbers, 2021)

https://www.the-numbers.com/market/distributors

Market Share for Each MPAA Rating 1995-2021 (The Numbers, 2021)

https://www.the-numbers.com/market/mpaa-ratings

Eternals Rated PG-13 For Violence, Language, And Brief Sexuality (David James, We Got This Covered, Sep 2021)

https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/eternals-rated-pg-13-for-violence-language-and-brief-sexuality/

25 R-Rated Movies That Were Originally NC-17 (Tom Fish, Newsweek, Sep 2021)

https://www.newsweek.com/r-rated-movies-originally-nc-17-1606808

https://daily.jstor.org/end-american-film-censorship/

How the Hays Code—as Seen in Hollywood—Censored Hollywood (Temi Adebowale, Men’s Health, May 2020)

https://www.menshealth.com/entertainment/a32290089/hollywood-hays-code/

The Skinny on the Fatty Arbuckle Trial (Gilbert King, Smithsonian Magazine, Nov. 2011)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-skinny-on-the-fatty-arbuckle-trial-131228859/

Remembering Hollywood's Hays Code, 40 Years On (Bob Mondello, NPR, August 2008)

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=93301189

A Brief History of the X Rating (Jason Bailey, Vulture, Dec. 2018)

https://www.vulture.com/2018/12/a-brief-history-of-the-x-rating.html

50 Surprisingly Great X-Rated Movies (That Aren't Porn) (Jennifer M. Wood, Thrillist, Jan 2019) 

https://www.thrillist.com/entertainment/nation/best-x-rated-movies

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Motion-Picture-Association-of-America

https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1247/motion-picture-ratings

https://www.motionpictures.org/film-ratings/

Videos:

Film 90 Report on the new NC17 Film Rating (VHS Video Vault, Jan 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7P_YFBBgCCw&ab_channel=VHSVideovault

Whatever Happened to the X Rating? (Entertain the Elk, Jul 2020)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8OZPEsdKss&ab_channel=EntertainTheElk

Who Invented the Movie Rating System? (Today I Found Out, June 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntcs8_QLlxg&ab_channel=TodayIFoundOut

Pre Code Hollywood (Michael d Jackson, Dec 2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rF82lbJM6ik&ab_channel=creanost

How the Catholic Church censored Hollywood's Golden Age (Vox, Apr 2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXZGKhpv8eg&ab_channel=Vox

4 Cinematic Victims of Hays Code Era Censorship (Cold Crash Pictures, Nov 2017)

https://youtu.be/BPnjfqAeKQo

The History of Hollywood Censorship and the Ratings System (Filmmaker IQ, Nov 2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynf8BmfgPtM&ab_channel=FilmmakerIQ

This Film Is Not Yet Rated (Kirby Dick, 2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FpbxzP2mkoA&ab_channel=P.I.Becky

List of NC-17 rated films (Wikipedia)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NC-17_rated_films

Audio:

Episode 35: Censorship in Horror (Test Pattern - A Horror Movie Podcast, Jul 2017)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7plQ8TT9ldgz65GTe5B644?si=dadec4165b224838

 

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September 15, 2021

M is for Mansa Musa

This week Alisha and Will are making it rain! We're talking an entourage of thousands, camels, horses, and enough gold to collapse an entire country's economy. Oh whoops, that's not Alisha and Will, that's Mansa Musa the 14th century ruler of the Mali Empire, one of the wealthiest empires the world has ever known. Because apparently being a king will make you crazy rich, but podcasting won't. Who knew...?

Articles:

The Mali Empire (Resource Library Entry, National Geographic)

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/mali-empire/

Forbes’ World’s Billionaires List: The Richest People in 2021 (Edited by Kerry A. Dolan

And Jennifer Wang and Chase Peterson-Withorn, Forbes Magazine, 2021)

https://www.forbes.com/billionaires/

Mansa Musa (Musa I of Mali) (National Geographic Society, Apr 2021)

https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/mansa-musa-musa-i-mali/

Is Mansa Musa the richest man who ever lived? (Naima Mohamud, BBC News, Mar 2019)

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47379458

Four People Who Single-handedly Caused Economic Crises (Alex Silady, smartasset.com, Jun 2018)

https://smartasset.com/insights/four-people-who-singlehandedly-caused-economic-crises

Mansa Musa (1280-1337) (Julianna Tesfu, blackpast.org, Jun 2008)

https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/musa-mansa-1280-1337/

 

Videos:

Mansa Musa: The Richest Man Who Ever Lived • Puppet History (Watcher, Sep 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcfitxiEJU8&ab_channel=Watcher

 

Audio:

Mansa Musa (Historical Figures, Nov 2019)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/1aRs3tWwR4hpnRyEDyUxFa?si=c7824470b11e4b50

Mansa Musa (You’re Dead to Me, Sep 2019)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7hSEn4l0O4AO92tZftTeQv?si=sEYdXANjQe-k3LtO8MqPTQ&dl_branch=1

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September 2, 2021

L is for Little Ice Age

This week Will and Alisha step back in time to the winter wonderland that wasn't: the Little Ice Age. Find out how something that sounds so adorable helped change everything, from music to Manchuria; from grapes to grave-robbing; from potatoes to persecution of religious minorities who just happened to be there...and much, much more, on this week's Enter the Rabbit Hole.

 

Sources:

Books: 

Nature's Mutiny: How the Little Ice Age of the Long Seventeenth Century Transformed the West and Shaped the Present (Philipp Blom, Feb 2019)

Articles:

How the Little Ice Age Changed History (John Lanchester, New Yorker, April 2019)

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/01/how-the-little-ice-age-changed-history

https://www.britannica.com/science/Little-Ice-Age

Little Ice Age (K. Jan Oosthoek, Environmental History Resources, Jun 2015)

https://www.eh-resources.org/little-ice-age/

http://www.meteo.psu.edu/holocene/public_html/shared/articles/littleiceage.pdf

“Little Ice Age.” The Science Teacher (vol. 79, no. 3, 2012, pp. 32–35. JSTOR)

www.jstor.org/stable/43557385. Accessed 19 Aug. 2021.

Stradivari violins’ brilliant clarity and the little ice age (Lyn Kelly, History 101, July 2019)

https://www.history101.com/stradivari-violins-wood-little-ice-age/

The Little Ice Age in Europe (Prof. Scott A.Mandia, Feb 2018)

https://www.sunysuffolk.edu/explore-academics/faculty-and-staff/faculty-websites/scott-mandia/lia/little_ice_age.html

Op-Ed: Two irrational responses to climate change: Witch hunts and denial (Cynthia Barnett, LA Times, Jan 2016)

https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-0124-barnett-king-james-little-ice-age-20160124-story.html

How Climate Changes Triggered Literal Witch Hunts Through The Ages (David Bressan, Forbes, Nov 2015)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2015/11/30/how-climate-change-triggered-literal-witch-hunts-through-the-ages/?sh=58f986cd3d7c

“The Little Ice Age and the Jews: Environmental History and the Mercurial Nature of Jewish: Christian Relations in Early Modern Germany.” (Dean Phillip Bell, AJS Review,  2008) 

www.jstor.org/stable/27564325

Jewish Persecutions and Weather Shocks: 1100-1800 (Robert Warren Anderson, Noel D. Johnson and Mark Koyama, The Economic Journal, 2015)

https://mason.gmu.edu/~mkoyama2/About_files/Jewish_Persecutions_and_Weather_Shocks.pdf

“Climate as a Contributing Factor in the Demise of Angkor, Cambodia.” (Buckley, Brendan M., et al. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2010)

www.jstor.org/stable/25665249

Some places flourished in the Little Ice Age. There are lessons for us now.(Dagomar Degroot, Washington Post, February 2018)

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/some-places-flourished-in-the-little-ice-age-there-are-lessons-for-us-now/2018/02/16/455fb2d8-0c25-11e8-8b0d-891602206fb7_story.html

Climate Change, Desertification, and Societal Responses along the Mu Us Desert Margin during the Ming Dynasty. (Cui, Jianxin, et al. Weather, Climate, and Society, 2017)

www.jstor.org/stable/26388198

Videos:

How To Survive the Little Ice Age (PBS Eon, Apr 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-YLTbm2GNQ&ab_channel=PBSEons

Little Ice Age, Part 1: Medieval Meltdown (Channel Legendarium, Oct 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXLNCgjq9K0&list=PLep5p07sP4pYi6EcFZ16pAGLO3VpQeKi2&ab_channel=ChannelLegendarium

‘Little Ice Age’ caused by death of 55-million Indigenous people after colonization: study (Global News, Feb 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSCivw4q_p0&ab_channel=CrashCourse

Climate Change, Chaos, and The Little Ice Age - Crash Course World History 206 (Crash Course, Aug 2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF8AAJSTJoM&ab_channel=CrashCourse

Audio:

Early Modern Climate Change: “The Little Ice Age” Hits Central Europe (Exploring Central European History: A Wirth Institute Podcast with Joseph F. Patrouch, Sep 2020)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/52vWFGgOuhT4gcDasmnmw6?si=BTW-4fsWQ56ovvYJT4SEtQ&dl_branch=1

Little Ice Age: Weird Weather, Witchcraft, Fashion & Famine (Dig: A History Podcast, Nov 2017)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7fWn4Tbf2ZoECVFoC8Sse4?si=89d0O7EdSrqRdJ3XYIkwnQ&dl_branch=1

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"Psst, what's the password? OK, good. Time for the secret handshake. Great, now time for the, uh, super-secret kiss on the mouth...what? Too much?" This week Alisha and Will talk about super-cool civil-war era racists, the Knights of the Golden Circle. We're talking plans for a slave empire, Presidential assassination attempts, and of course long-lost gold on the latest episode of Enter the Rabbit Hole!

Sources:

Articles:

The Largest Knights of the Golden Circle Treasure Ever Found! (Jack Myer, Legends of America)

https://www.legendsofamerica.com/trs-kgctreasure/

Home Grown Terrorists (Beth Rowland, HistoryNet)

https://www.historynet.com/home-grown-terrorists.htm

Knights of the Golden Circle (Randolph B. "Mike" Campbell, Texas State Historical Association, Handbook of Texas)

https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/knights-of-the-golden-circle

Knights of the Golden Circle (Jay Longley and Colin Eby)

https://knightsofthegoldencircle.webs.com/

Lincoln’s Assassination (Ford’s Theater)

https://www.fords.org/lincolns-assassination/

American Civil War 101, An Overview of the War Between the States (Kennedy Hickman, Thought Co., Feb 2020)

https://www.thoughtco.com/american-civil-war-a-short-history-2360921

Did Knights of the Golden Circle bury treasures in the South? (Linda A.B. Davis, Southern Perspective, Nov 2019)

https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2019/02/15/did-knights-golden-circle-bury-treasure-trove-south/2882340002/

A Brief Overview of the American Civil War, A Defining Time in Our Nation's History (James McPherson, American Battlefield Trust, Nov 2008)

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/brief-overview-american-civil-war

Treasure in the cellar brought more trouble than riches (Frederick N Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun Sep 2008)

https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-2008-09-07-0809050089-story.html

The Knights of the Golden Circle: A Filibustering Fantasy.” (Bridges, C. A., The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Jan. 1941)

www.jstor.org/stable/30235905

The First Secret Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln (Brad Meltzer and Jose Mensch, Time Magazine April 2020)

https://time.com/5829275/first-secret-plot-kill-lincoln/

Videos:

The Knights of the Golden Circle - Freemasonry and the KKK (Minerva Study Circle, Mar 2021)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iETiO9b17dM&ab_channel=MinervaStudyCircle

Historical Overview of the Knights of the Golden Circle (Grand lodge of A.F. & A.M. of Minnesota, Jun 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IQUE1Q9Z0Q&ab_channel=GrandLodgeofA.F.%26A.M.ofMinnesota

The South's Plan To Conquer the Caribbean (And If It Happened) (Alternate History Hub, Mar 2019)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVjLZA6RWjo&ab_channel=AlternateHistoryHub

Knights Of The Golden Circle | Codes And Conspiracies (Discovery UK, Aug 2017)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emUSgppc__A&ab_channel=DiscoveryUK

The Election of 1860 & the Road to Disunion: Crash Course US History #18 (Crash Course US History, Jun 2013)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roNmeOOJCDY&list=PL8dPuuaLjXtMwmepBjTSG593eG7ObzO7s&index=19&ab_channel=CrashCourse

The Civil War: Knights of the Golden Circle (David Keehn, C-Span, May 2013)

https://www.c-span.org/video/?312476-1/knights-golden-circle 

Audio:

Knights of the Golden Circle - Secret Society that Killed Lincoln? - 58 (Hysteria 51, Oct 2017)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/32mQn14Sah0OQLCrvDpuBC?si=10e27447304b4558

 

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August 3, 2021

J is for Jovian Moons

This week, presenters Alisha and Will travel all the way to Jupiter to talk about that beautiful gas giant and her many, many moons! What makes these lumps of space rock so special? Where can you find the most volcanoes and least water in the solar system? What even is a magnetosphere!? All these questions are answered to the best of our abilities on this week's Enter the Rabbit Hole! 

Sources:

10 Fascinating Facts About Jupiter (Astronimate, May 2021)

https://astronimate.com/jupiter-facts/

Jupiter's Moons: Facts About the Largest Jovian Moons (Kim Ann Zimmermann, space.com, Oct 2018)

https://www.space.com/16452-jupiters-moons.html

How Do We Terraform Jupiter’s Moons? (Matt Williams, Universe Today, Apr 2016)

https://www.universetoday.com/128530/how-do-we-terraform-jupiters-moons/

NASA Science - Solar System Exploration

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/jupiter/exploration/?page=0&per_page=10&order=launch_date+desc%2Ctitle+asc&search=&tags=Jupiter&category=33

Planet Jupiter, explained (Maya Wei-Haas, National Geographic)

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/article/jupiter

NASA Science, Solar System Exploration 

https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/jupiter/in-depth/

Jovian Outer Moons (Terraforming Wiki)

https://terraforming.fandom.com/wiki/Jovian_Outer_Moons#Groups

List of Jovian Moons (The Science Database Wiki)

https://thesciencedatabase.fandom.com/wiki/List_of_Jovian_Moons

Jupiter’s Moons - A Beginner’s Guide To Jovian Satellites (The Big Bang Optics)

https://thebigbangoptics.com/jupiters-moons/

Galileo: Italian philosopher, astronomer and mathematician (Albert Van Helden and

Lynette S. Autrey, Encyclopedia Britannica)

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Galileo-Galilei

Radiation Doses and their Health Effects (Men’s Health)

https://thumbnails-visually.netdna-ssl.com/radiation-doses-and-their-health-effects_50290b9a439e5_w1500.jpg

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