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February 25, 2020
After a 1993 outbreak, doctors thought they understood Hantavirus as a rare but preventable infection. That was until an inexplicable "cluster" appeared in Yosemite, and then spread through the American west...threatening to become an epidemic.
February 19, 2020
Every Monday through Friday, Parcast Daily filters through all of your favorite Parcast shows to highlight one timely and relevant episode premiering each day. You might hear about a calculating killer on Female Criminals, delve into the minds of history and fiction’s greatest bad guys on Villains, or spiral down into intrigue and speculation on Conspiracy Theories. Whatever your tastes, you’ll always get something new on Parcast Daily. Enjoy this exclusive clip from our featured episode: “Bohemian Grove Pt. 1.” To finish this episode, subscribe to PARCAST DAILY free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
February 18, 2020
It’s an unexplained and deadly infection that first reared its ugly head in May 1993. At least, that’s what researchers originally thought. As doctors began to investigate the disease, they soon found that it had a much longer history and had claimed many more lives than they’d ever suspected.
February 11, 2020
Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy, also known as stress-induced cardiomyopathy, apical ballooning syndrome, or, more romantically, “Broken Heart Syndrome,” refers to a group of symptoms, brought on by acute emotional stress—which can cause heart failure.
February 5, 2020
Sure, you’re a fan of true crime—but are you ready to put your skills to the test and be crowned an undisputed expert? Then try your hand at Parcast’s new trivia podcast, Killer Knowledge. Every Tuesday, two competitors go head-to-head to correctly answer multiple-choice true crime questions. Whoever gains the most points after 20 questions, wins! It’s all the murder, mystery, and suspense you’ve come to expect from Parcast, now in a fast-paced, interactive format.  Play along in this exclusive clip from our pilot episode about the mysterious circumstances surrounding D.B. Cooper, and see how well you measure up! To find out who wins, follow KILLER KNOWLEDGE free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!
February 4, 2020
For decades, researchers tried to find the cause of “The Laughing Sickness,” also known as Kuru. But it wasn't until the 1990s that researchers found the clue that turned the entire medical community on its head.
January 28, 2020
In the mid-1900s, members of the remote Fore tribe in Papua New Guinea faced extinction at the hands of the strange neurological condition that caused spontaneous barks of laughter.
January 21, 2020
Beginning in 1951, Doctor Ralph Reye took note of an alarming, fatal condition that killed thousands of child patients. Mild colds and flus would become life-threatening neurological conditions that left patients dead or with severe brain damage. And the culprit was an ordinary product present in nearly every household in the developed world.
January 14, 2020
In the late 1800s, Mollie Fancher was entangled with a city trolley car that dragged her violently through the streets of Brooklyn. This caused a series of inexplicable ailments that left her bedridden for the remainder of her life. But Mollie’s strangest symptom was her ability to go 14 years without eating a thing…
January 9, 2020
They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Yale’s mysterious “Skull and Bones” fraternity. To finish this episode, subscribe to SECRET SOCIETIES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
January 7, 2020
At the time, doctors believed the 57-year-old’s symptoms could have been caused by a stroke, but there have been many other medical theories since then. Some people even believe that President Warren G. Harding was poisoned.
December 31, 2019
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Once modern medicine recognized Fatal Familial Insomnia as a disease, it faced a greater challenge: finding a cure.
December 24, 2019
Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Don’t let the complicated name fool you—this mystery is no laughing matter: Inability to sleep. Loss of coordination. Slow, painful loss of mental faculties.
December 17, 2019
It’s a terrifying infection that liquefies skin and muscle. Though rare, doctors are still ill-equipped to fight flesh-eating bacteria, and it still continues to take lives to this day.
December 10, 2019
Alexandra Allen’s nightmare first began in 2009 when she was 12 years old. After swimming in a hotel pool, she nearly went into anaphylactic shock. After a battery of tests, doctors were shocked by what caused her reaction. She was allergic to water.
December 3, 2019
After Lorenzo Odone was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy in 1984, his parents developed a treatment that saved his life. But in 1993, they faced accusations of fraud when a Hollywood movie based on Lorezno's story gave false impressions to a number of other desperate patients. Apologies, this is the correct file.
December 3, 2019
After Lorenzo Odone was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy in 1984, his parents developed a treatment that saved his life. But in 1993, they faced accusations of fraud when a Hollywood movie based on Lorezno's story gave false impressions to a number of other desperate patients.
November 26, 2019
In a matter of months, eight-year-old Lorenzo Odone lost his hearing and sight, as well as his ability to move, swallow, and speak. Doctors told him he had five years to live at most. But his parents refused to accept this and went on a frantic search for a cure.
November 24, 2019
They’re sport’s greatest heroes… displaying superhuman-like abilities to overcome intense pressure. But when it comes to the downfalls of fame, money, and ego—they’re far more human than super. Every Thursday, Parcast’s original series SPORTS CRIMINALS keeps score on the darker side of sports. Each episode chronicles the meteoric rise and fall of some of sport’s biggest names. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first of two captivating episodes on disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding. To finish this episode, subscribe to SPORTS CRIMINALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
November 19, 2019
Could being a workaholic actually have dangerous effects? Just ask the victims of Leisure Sickness—a psychological phenomenon in which individuals who are especially devoted to their work become physically ill when they try to relax.
November 14, 2019
They’re four-legged, full of love and often times more like family than their nickname suggests. Parcast’s endearing original series, DOG TALES, tells the true stories of heroic canines that have gone above and beyond their “best friend” duties. Every Monday, embark on a new journey of courage, service and unwavering sacrifice by our most loyal companions. Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Buddy the German Shepherd—America’s first seeing-eye guide dog. To finish this episode, subscribe to DOG TALES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
November 12, 2019
Twenty-four-year-old journalist Susannah Cahalan’s illness continued to wreak havoc on her brain after a month-long hospital stay in 2009. With no change in her condition, one doctor would finally figure out her diagnosis using one simple test.
November 5, 2019
24-year-old journalist Susannah Callahan began coming down with a troubling set of symptoms in 2009. She experienced hallucinations, numbness and delusions, which grew life-threatening as doctors struggled to diagnose her.
November 3, 2019
Check out Richard's new show POLITICAL SCANDALS! Every Tuesday leading up to the 2020 election, it counts down the 52 most controversial events in American history—uncovering the crimes and deceptions by some of our most infamous elected officials. And now you can hear a special clip from the first episode on the cutthroat circumstances surrounding the election of 1800. To finish this episode, subscribe to POLITICAL SCANDALS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
October 29, 2019
A condition in which a person possesses cells with more than one distinct genetic makeup. This can alter DNA evidence linking a mother’s relation to her child—even if she had conceived, carried, and given birth to them.
October 23, 2019
Bad guys. Black hats. Evildoers. They are the bane of every hero’s existence…and the subject of Parcast’s dastardly new original series, VILLAINS. Every Friday, VILLAINS dissects the greatest foils from history and fiction—uncovering origins, analyzing impacts, and exploring the complexity of character and motive.  In this clip, we explore the creation of an iconic, modern-day psychopath of the silver screen—Anton Chigurh from No Country for Old Men. To finish this episode, subscribe to VILLAINS free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
October 22, 2019
It wasn’t until Doug Preston and his team returned from their expedition in Honduras in 2015 that tragedy struck. What they had contracted in the ruins was a horrifying, sometimes lethal and incurable disease of leishmaniasis, a tropical parasitic disease.
October 15, 2019
Explorers set out on an expedition into the wilderness of Honduras in 2015. They were seeking a lost city, but returned with far more than they bargained for.
October 11, 2019
On this day in 1969, the Zodiac Killer’s last confirmed victim was shot and killed.
October 8, 2019
A sleeping sickness that swept its way across the globe after World War I vanishes almost as abruptly as it arrived.
October 1, 2019
Swelling of the brain. Involuntary movements. Extreme exhaustion. A little-known and poorly understood disease swept its way across in the globe in the aftermath of World War I. But as the number of diagnoses swelled, so did the confusion. Agreeing on the symptoms was hard enough, how could anyone hope to find a cure?Sponsors!BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month! Go to BetterHelp.com/MEDICALMYSTERIES and use discount code MEDICALMYSTERIES!
September 24, 2019
In 1991, President George H.W. Bush was hospitalized with an erratic heartbeat. For three tense days, the nation watched with bated breath, planning for the worst - until the doctor came back with a surprising diagnosis.Sponsors!BetterHelp - Get 10% off your first month! Go to BetterHelp.com/MEDICALMYSTERIES and use discount code MEDICALMYSTERIES.
September 17, 2019
Once modern medicine recognized Fatal Familial Insomnia as a disease, it faced a greater challenge of finding a cure. With research ongoing, the answer may lie in similar medical mysteries which have plagued humanity for centuries.
September 10, 2019
Inability to sleep. Loss of coordination. Slow, painful loss of mental faculties. These are the symptoms of a mysterious disease, passed on through generations of one family. For centuries, they believed they were cursed, until the modern era brought them a diagnosis.
September 3, 2019
Drooping eyelids. Difficulty swallowing. Weak arms. None of these symptoms by themselves seem particularly deadly. Nor do they seem like they could all be symptoms of the same illness. But they are. And the illness does kill - suddenly, and without warning. A diagnosis evaded doctors for centuries. With such a mysterious background, it seemed that a treatment for the disease was impossible.
August 27, 2019
With conventional medicine proving unable to cure her case of intractable hiccups, Jennifer Mee turned to unorthodox methods to get them under control. However, in 2013, the hiccups turned out to be the least of Jennifer's problems.Parcasters - Which UFO sighting kicked off the alien craze? It wasn’t Roswell! Subscribe to Extraterrestrial today to learn about the close encounter that started it all, the Mount Rainier flying saucer sighting. Search for Extraterrestrial on Spotify to listen now!
August 20, 2019
In 2007, 15-year-old Jennifer Mee began to hiccup. Seven weeks later, she still hadn't stopped. As doctors struggled to cure Jennifer's condition, she began to wonder if she'd have them for the rest of her life.Parcasters - Two men, one account. The Pascagoula abduction is one of the most credible in U.S. history, but where do you stand? Follow the case this week on Extraterrestrial, available on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts.
August 13, 2019
Around 1886, after two years on the freak show circuit, Joseph Merrick was once again in the care of the London Hospital’s top surgeon, Frederick Treves. But even Britain’s best medical minds were unsure if they could explain Joseph’s disorder before it was too late.Parcasters - Thank you so much for listening to our new podcast!
August 6, 2019
In 1867 in Leicester, England, five-year-old Joseph Merrick began developing strange symptoms - overgrown limbs, massive facial tumors, and rough, loose flaps of skin. His condition baffled doctors, terrified the public, and eventually launched him to nationwide fame as “The Elephant Man.”Parcasters - Thank you so much for listening to our new show!
July 19, 2019
Parcast's Original Show, Medical Mysteries brings high-stakes story-telling and intrepid investigation to the hospital, in a medical procedural for the podcast space. Every week, we follow desperate patients battling mysterious symptoms--from the bizarre to the terrifying--as determined doctors race against the clock for a diagnosis. Medical Mysteries premieres Tuesday August 6th. New episodes available every Tuesday on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Subscribe today!
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