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Here on PhysPhil, we ask the biggest questions in the universe. We look at science, philosophy, religion and true crime. We have interviewed a wide variety of guests, from famous cults to religious fanatics and homicide lieutenants. Our mission is simple; we ask the craziest and biggest questions that everybody really wants to know. Hope you enjoy, my fellow nerds.
 
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Jim was appointed to take part in the Mads Brügger movie The Mole. Named as Mr. James, he was tasked with pretending to be an investor in North Korea. Jim Latrache links: https://twitter.com/jimqvortrup Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choi…
 
Daniella Mestyanek Young was born into the Children of God cult, where she was subjected to all sorts of abuse as a child. Daniella M Young links: https://www.uncultureyourself.com https://www.amazon.co.uk/Uncultured-Memoir-Daniella-Mestyanek-Young-ebook/dp/B09NTK34N7 https://twitter.com/daniellamyoung Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgo…
 
Dr. Sohom Das is a forensic psychiatrist and the creator of the YouTube channel 'A Psych For Sore Minds'. Go check it out! Link below. Dr Sohom Das links: https://twitter.com/Dr_S_Das https://www.youtube.com/c/APsychForSoreMinds Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Lea…
 
Mike Codella is a former NYPD detective sergeant, who worked as an undercover officer and was heavily involved with the missing persons squad, special frauds squad and west African task force. Mike Codella links: https://www.amazon.com/Michael-Codella/e/B004GW46Q2%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share https://twitter.com/codellaacademy https://www.amazon.…
 
Doug Kramer was forced into the cult of scientology at nine years old when his father decided it would be a good idea for the family. Today he talks to me about the way that scientology and other cults like it manipulate people into signing up. Doug Scott Kramer links: https://www.youtube.com/c/DazedbutNotConfuzed https://twitter.com/dougscottkrame…
 
Harold Shipman, just another friendly family practitioner in England..... NOOOOOOT. Harold Shipman is one of the most prolific serial killers in modern history. He was suspected by the undertaker who was seeing a high number of his patients with the same cause of death and in the same position. In 1998, one of Shipman's patients, Kathleen Grundy, w…
 
Matt Thornton is a prominent Jiu Jitsu trainer, and has trained such high profile names as Conor McGregor. Matt Thornton links: http://mattthornton.org https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gift-Violence-Practical-Knowledge-Surviving/dp/1634312309 https://twitter.com/aliveness_ape Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold…
 
Benjamin Boyce is a youtuber known for his CalmVersations, where he has very calm dialogues with various speakers of renown. I’m even one of them, bringing the tone of his show right down, so do check that out on the Benjamin A Boyce youtube channel. Benjamin Boyce links: https://www.youtube.com/c/benjaminaboyce https://twitter.com/BenjaminABoyce A…
 
Bill Edgar is the Coffin Confessor. People with not long to live go to Bill to ask him to get up and say certain things at their funerals, or to get things done once they pass on. You can find our first chat on episode 19, so about 2 years ago, on this podcast. Bill Edgar links: https://www.billedgar.com.au https://twitter.com/coffinconfessor https…
 
Retired shop owner Jerry Selbee spent most of his mornings hanging around gas stations drinking coffee and reading the Detriot times. During one of these many mornings, in 2003, Jerry read the back of a lottery ticket game called Winfall and after 2 minutes of doing an analysis found a loop hole in the game that made the game profitable to the play…
 
Elgen Strait grew up in the Moonies cult, also known as the Unification Church. Elgen Strait links: https://www.fallingoutpod.com https://twitter.com/elgenstrait Falling Out Pod Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com/andrewgold_ok Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/a…
 
The Black Belt Barrister gives free legal advice on his very popular YouTube channel, and we will talk today mainly about big celebrity cases. Black Belt Barrister links: https://www.youtube.com/c/blackbeltbarrister https://twitter.com/dshensmith Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andrewgold_ok http://twitter.com…
 
When Sarah Ferris’ sister became involved with a new man who seemed too good to be true, Sarah’s spidey senses were tickled. Sarah tells her story of how they turned the tables, and conned the con, in her excellent podcast Conning the Con. Sarah Ferris links: Conning the Con Klooghless Stop the Killing https://www.instagram.com/conmunitypodcast/ An…
 
Vlad the Imapler...what a guy. The history of Vlad the Imapler is like a Real Housewives of Transylvania episode from the 1400s, grown men murdering thousands to be ruler of Wallachia. There are a lot of people involved in this history lesson, so if you enjoyed keeping the people in Game of Thrones straight, you'll enjoy this. If you hate when peop…
 
Monica Villamizar is a Colombian-American investigative journalist. She won the One World Media Journalist of the Year award in 2015, and has made riveting, scary and thrilling documentaries form PBS Newshour, Al Jazeera, Vice News and many others about drug cartels, sex trafficking, civil wars and viruses like Ebola and Covid Monica Villamizar lin…
 
Colin Wright is an evolutionary biologist, writer and founding editor of Reality’s Last Stand substack that is dedicated to content about sex differences from a gender critical perspective. He is a contributing editor for the publication Quilette and the academic advisor for Evidence-Based Gender Medicine. Colin Wright links: https://www.youtube.co…
 
Jacob Dunne was a teenager who, without many prospects, and growing up being laden with expectations that he’d never amount to anything, got involved in gang warfare that was common between rival estates. Then one night, he did a stupid, but awful thing – he punched a man unprovoked…the man fell and, a week later, died from his injuries. Jacob Dunn…
 
August 28, 2003 Brian Wells, who is a 46 year old pizza delivery driver for Mama Mia's Pizzeria in Erie, PA takes a phone call from a customer around 1:30 pm wanting 2 small sausage & pepperoni pizza's delivered to 8631 Peach Street, a few miles from the pizzeria. A half hour later, Brian approaches PNC Bank at Summit Towne Center on Peach Street a…
 
Today I’m talking to the guys at Crawlspace Podcast, Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pillieri. They talk twice a week in their podcast about all sorts of mad mysteries, oddities and true crime stories. They’re know for being extremely knowledgable on all these things, so I thought I’d put some questions to them. Crawlspace links: https://twitter.com/Craw…
 
Brett is a cyber criminal who grew up as a normal criminal before going to the internet to steal. He’s a real character perhaps worthy of his own movie or something, has a bit of Catch Me If You Can in him, especially in the way that, after serving time in prison, he teamed up with the FBI to stop basically the person that he used to be, stopping o…
 
Peter Boghossian is an American philosopher who taught at Portland State University and has long focussed on atheism, critical thinking and scientific scepticism. He was part of the grievance studies project that made up fake academic papers with ridiculous topics to expose the way that peer review publications accepted anything providing it was wo…
 
Monday, February 13, 2017 Liberty German (14 years old) and Abigail Williams (13 years old) are dropped off at Monon High Bridge trail in Delphi, IN around 1:30pm. Libby's father Derrick was going to contact the girls and pick them up from the trail once he was done with work. Around 3:15ish, Derrick pulls in to the parking lot to pick up the girls…
 
Rob is a comedian apparently affectionately known as the Ginger Führer, and he was the founder of website Beta, spelt B3ta, which dates back to 2001 and has all sorts of mad, crazy internet humour. Rob Manuel links: https://twitter.com/fesshole https://twitter.com/robmanuel Andrew Gold links: http://youtube.com/andrewgold1 http://instagram.com/andr…
 
Frans Von Der Dunk is a professor of space law at Nebraska College of Law, and he’s going to be telling us all about things you never thought about regarding law in space. Frans von der Dunk links: https://www.esa.int/About_Us/ECSL_-_European_Centre_for_Space_Law/Prof._Frans_von_der_Dunk https://law.unl.edu/frans-von-der-dunk/ Andrew Gold links: ht…
 
David McRaney is a journalist and self-described psychology nerd from Mississippi. He has written for many top science and philosophyey publications, including The Atlantic and Psychology Today, and he’s on to talk about his brand new book, How Minds Change: The New Science of Belief, Opinion and Persuasion. David McRaney links: https://twitter.com…
 
Tony is a former Jehovah’s witness, who wrote a semi-autobiographical book called Confessions of a Teenage Jesus Jerk, which was made into a film by director and actor Eric Stolz. Tony Dushane links: https://www.tonydushane.com https://twitter.com/tonydushane https://www.amazon.com/Tony-DuShane/e/B002W44BKC%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share Andrew Gol…
 
Count Dankula became famous for being arrested after teaching his dog to do a Nazi salute. Today, he talks about that experience, whether comedy should ever lead to jail, and the mystery of Purple Aki, who goes around squeezing people's muscles Count Dankula links: https://www.youtube.com/c/CountDankula?app=desktop https://twitter.com/countdankulat…
 
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