Ben Bowlin from Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know brought in amazing doughnuts for everyone this morning. Really hoping not to wake up missing a kidney in a dark alley after this.

Ben Bowlin from Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know brought in amazing doughnuts for everyone this morning. Really hoping not to wake up missing a kidney in a dark alley after this.

Joseph Stalin and the Human-ape Army

Tasked with building Stalin’s new army of super soldiers, Russian scientist Dr. Ilya Ivanov attempted to breed monkeys and human beings. Learn more about humanzees — and the people who think they already exist — in this episode of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know.

Government Infiltration: Deep Cover Spies

It’s true: The KGB really did have deep cover spies in the United States — and they weren’t the only ones. So how does infiltrating a government work? Who’s done it, and why? Tune in to Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know for more.

Quantum Physics: Teleportation and Holograms

In countless works of fiction, authors use quantum mechanics to explain things like telepathy, teleportation or the shape of the universe. Why? Tune in to this episode of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know to learn more about quantum physics — and why, in some cases, the truth may be stranger than fiction.

Gaming Conspiracies with Adam Sessler

Why are conspiracy theories so popular in gaming culture? Will the Xbox One really become an Orwellian monitoring device? Join Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know as they ask special guest and video game guru Adam Sessler for the facts about upcoming consoles, video game conspiracies and more.

Video Games and Your Brain

It seems that every few years a new moral panic sweeps through society — and, often, video games get blamed for perceived rises in crime and violence. But is there any solid evidence supporting that? How do video games affect the human brain? Tune in to Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know for more.

The Origin of Halloween Traditions

In the United States, Halloween is replete with traditions that might seem bizarre to outsiders. Why would someone carve a face on a pumpkin? Why would you dunk your head in water trying to bite an apple? Tune in to Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know to learn more about where these traditions originally came from, how they became what they are today, and how religious syncretism can mix different beliefs, myths and rituals together.

The Men in Black - Space Week

Forget Will Smith: The real men in black are much more sinister — at least, that is, if they exist at all. But what exactly are the men in black? Listen in to learn more about the conspiracy theories concerning these mysterious individuals in this episode of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know.

In honor of Nikola Tesla’s erstwhile existence and continuing influence on the planet Earth, here’s an incomplete list of what HSW has said about him:
How Nikola Tesla Worked, y’know, in general.
How did Nikola Tesla change the way we use energy?
10 Reasons Why Tesla Is a Scientific God
How the Tesla Turbine Works
“Nikola Tesla" | Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know’s video on the theories about what happened to Tesla’s notes after his death, and whether they contained plans for wireless energy transmission and/or death rays.
“Tesla: The Man, the Myths, the Truth" [mp3] | TechStuff's episode debunking some of the misinformation and hype about Tesla (and covering lots of the awesome/weird stuff he did that makes the hype seem unnecessary). Also streamable here.
[We’re publishing this on the anniversary of Tesla’s birth — July 10, 1856. Happy birthday, Nik!] [Image source.]

In honor of Nikola Tesla’s erstwhile existence and continuing influence on the planet Earth, here’s an incomplete list of what HSW has said about him:

How Nikola Tesla Worked, y’know, in general.

How did Nikola Tesla change the way we use energy?

10 Reasons Why Tesla Is a Scientific God

How the Tesla Turbine Works

Nikola Tesla" | Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know’s video on the theories about what happened to Tesla’s notes after his death, and whether they contained plans for wireless energy transmission and/or death rays.

Tesla: The Man, the Myths, the Truth" [mp3] | TechStuff's episode debunking some of the misinformation and hype about Tesla (and covering lots of the awesome/weird stuff he did that makes the hype seem unnecessary). Also streamable here.

[We’re publishing this on the anniversary of Tesla’s birth — July 10, 1856. Happy birthday, Nik!] [Image source.]

Are Wind Turbines Changing the Weather? | Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know

Wind energy has often been touted as a clean and potentially infinite source of power. However, it isn’t without critics. Some concerns seem reasonable, while others range into territory that the mainstream might call outrageous — including wind turbine syndrome (a set of symptoms being attributed to living near wind farms) and effects on local weather. Tune in to learn more.

And hey, this is just the first in a three-part series STDWYTK did on human manipulation of the weather. Check out their episode on Beijing’s Weather Modification Bureau and Digging Deeper: Weather as a Weapon for even more on the theories — and facts — of weather modification.

Stuff They Don’t Want You to KnowGhosts: Part I - The Law

While there’s no accepted proof that ghosts exist, that hasn’t stopped courts from entertaining their purported testimony. Tune in to learn more about the strange cases that have almost — or actually — depended on the statements of a ghost.

Constitutional Conspiracies 101

The Constitution is one of the most important documents in the history of United States, and it’s also the subject of numerous fringe theories, allegations, rumors and dirty secrets. But what are they, exactly? Tune in as Ben & Matt of Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know take a look.