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"MADNESS," a new series from Endless Thread (featured art by Mary Banas)
"MADNESS," a new series from Endless Thread (featured art by Mary Banas)

"Madness: The Secret Mission for Mind Control and the People Who Paid the Price" — a documentary series in 5 parts — unraveled the shocking history of CIA-funded mind-control experiments. This is a special bonus episode. If you haven't heard the series yet, you should listen to Parts 1 through 5 first. You can find the whole thing here.

The series involved a lot of research and a lot of interviews — most of which you heard excerpts from in the series, but some of which… you didn’t. Or, at least, not everything we wanted to share. Every episode had material that didn't get used because it just didn't quite fit for one reason or another, so the Endless Thread team wanted to take an opportunity to play some highlights from the cutting room floor, to answer some listener questions, and to share more about the making of this series.

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Special thanks to the American Psychiatric Association Foundation Melvin Sabshin, M.D. Library and Archives.

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