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"Madness: The secret mission for mind control and the people who paid the price."

Endless Thread Happy Hour: A Zoom Discussion Of "Madness" With The Team

Join the Endless Thread team on Friday, June 5th, at 5pm ET for a happy-hour Zoom discussion of our 5-part, in-depth series "Madness: The Secret Mission for Mind Control and the People Who Paid the Price." We'll answer your questions about the making of the series, the story itself, and...

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02:15May 29, 2020
"Madness: The secret mission for mind control and the people who paid the price."

Madness, Part 5: The Unreachable Summit

Dr. Ewen Cameron died of a heart attack while climbing a mountain in the Adirondacks in 1967. So, we don’t have access to his thoughts on his own legacy. But we do have his son, Duncan Cameron. In the final installment of “Madness," we sit down with Duncan, and we...

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35:03May 22, 2020

Hosted by Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson, Endless Thread, a podcast from WBUR and Reddit, delves into Reddit’s vast communities to explore some of the most compelling stories the Internet has to offer, including revelations about our shared experience and powerful, personal stories. Also, cat videos. This is a show for Reddit connoisseurs, skeptics, and even the uninitiated.
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"Madness: The secret mission for mind control and the people who paid the price."

Madness, Part 4: Pursuit Of Justice

In the early 1980s, victims of Dr. Ewen Cameron’s mind-altering experiments at the Allan Memorial Institute began a slow process of finding each other and building a case against the CIA for funding Cameron's work. The legacy of that case has played a key role in two separate lawsuits in...

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36:02May 15, 2020
"Madness: The secret mission for mind control and the people who paid the price."

Madness, Part 3: Subproject 68

MK-ULTRA was made up of 149 "subprojects" involving more than 80 academic institutions, prisons, and organizations. In this episode, we learn the dark history of MK-ULTRA and examine the origins of Subproject 68: Dr. Ewen Cameron's experimentation on patients at the Allan Memorial Institute in Montreal.

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35:38May 8, 2020
"Madness: The secret mission for mind control and the people who paid the price."

Madness, Part 2: Brave New World

Hundreds of people who were experimented on at the Allan Memorial Institute over the course of two decades are all connected to one man: Dr. Ewen Cameron. In this episode, we look at how Cameron rose to prominence in his field and investigate the surprising origins of his treatment program.

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34:13May 1, 2020
"Madness: The secret mission for mind control and the people who paid the price."

Madness, Part 1: The Sleep Room

In the first episode of Endless Thread's new series, "Madness," we hear powerful accounts of abuse at a psychiatric hospital in Montreal, and learn about the renowned doctor who conducted these disturbing experiments on unwitting patients.

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28:12Apr 24, 2020
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Join Endless Thread For A Zoom Party!

This Friday, April 17th, at 7pm EST, Endless Thread is hosting a Zoom party! Join co-hosts Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson and producer Josh Swartz for a little trivia, an exclusive sneak preview of their upcoming series, "Madness," and of course... some surprises. 

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01:52Apr 15, 2020
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How Reddit's Coronavirus Community Became A Global Lifeline

Redditors share how they're coping with the coronavirus pandemic. We also take an in-depth look at r/coronavirus, which has fast become one of the most comprehensive, up-to-date, and reliable sources of information for this constantly developing global story.

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24:30Mar 27, 2020