After World War II, the CIA became intensely interested in finding out whether individuals could be mind controlled or forced into confessions using means such as drugs, hypnosis, sensory deprivation, and other techniques. From 1953 to 1973, Project MKUltra, as well as several other related programs, engaged in many illegal activities, including dosing unknowing subjects with LSD, erasing the memories of psychiatric patients under the auspices of “treatment,” generally trying to alter the mental states of individuals who oftentimes had no idea what was being done to them, and being responsible for at least one death, if not many more. Follow Tom and Jenny down the rabbit hole of these creepy CIA mind control experiments, plus enjoy a few amusing drug-related stories in our current events segment. Hang onto your brains and listen in to the soothing, hypnotic tones of episode 81. YOU WILL LOVE 13 O’CLOCK. YOU WILL LOVE 13 O’CLOCK. YOU WILL LOVE 13 O’CLOCK.
Clip at the beginning taken from the trailer of the Netflix miniseries Wormwood.
Song at the end: “MK Ultra” by Muse.
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