#161 - MKULTRA, the CIA, and Mind Control
Sometimes the conspiracy theories are true. Sort of. MKULTRA was a real CIA operation meant to study the effects of different kinds of drugs and psychological interferences that could lead to mind control. Developed in hopes for use in Cold War spy espionage, the program was eventually discovered and confirmed by 20,000 documents that survived a CIA purge because they were misfiled. It's a fascinating (and terrifying) look at some of the secret ways our government acts. Also discussed: Hubble's 30th anniversary, smart toilets who read your "anal print," rocket launcher-fired drones, MAD Magazine's Mort Drucker passes away, and panda bears get it on. Enjoy!
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