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Brainwashed investigates the CIA’s covert mind control experiments – from the Cold War and MKULTRA to the so-called War on Terror. It’s the story of how a renowned psychiatrist used his unwitting patients as human guinea pigs at a Montreal hospital, and the ripple effects on survivors, their families, and thousands of other people around the world.

Latest Episodes:

  • Introducing: The Flamethrowers
    The Flamethrowers captures the punch-you-in-the-mouth energy and sound of right-wing talk radio. Host Justin Ling takes us from the fringe preachers and conspiracy peddlers of the 1920s to the political... Read more
    Published on: 2021-09-08
  • Introducing: The Village: Season 2
    Transgender women, and trans sex workers in particular, know what it means to be marginalized, overpoliced, and underprotected. In season two of The Village, host Justin Ling investigates the stories... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-23
  • Introducing: The Next Call with David Ridgen
    From David Ridgen, the creator of Someone Knows Something, comes the new investigative podcast The Next Call. Tackling unsolved cases through strategic phone calls. From the victim's family members to... Read more
    Published on: 2021-06-09
  • Introducing: A Death in Cryptoland
    When the young CEO of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange is reported to have died while honeymooning in India, it sets off a cataclysmic chain of events that would leave about... Read more
    Published on: 2021-05-25
  • Introducing: Life Jolt
    Life Jolt - prison slang for a life sentence - examines the lives of women navigating Canada’s correctional system. The team gained unprecedented access to the Grand Valley Institution prison,... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-27
  • Introducing: Evil by Design
    More than 80 women from around the world have accused the fast-fashion mogul Peter Nygard of rape, sexual assault, and human trafficking in incidents across four decades and at least... Read more
    Published on: 2021-01-28
  • Introducing: Recall: How to Start a Revolution
    The 1950s & 60s saw a wave of radical movements. Che Guevara and the Cuban Revolution. The Black Panthers. Quebec and Canada had the FLQ — a showdown that dissolved... Read more
    Published on: 2020-11-12
    Host Michelle Shephard speaks to Ben Brock Johnson and Amory Sivertson from the podcast Endless Thread about their series, Madness. Like Brainwashed, Madness focusses on the CIA-funded mind control experiments... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-28

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