Hysteria 51

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(Explicit) Hysteria 51 is a weekly podcast that takes an every-man approach to the World of the Weird – UFOs, Aliens, Mysteries, the Paranormal, the Unusual, and the Unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.

The Assassination of Rasputin: 99 Problems But a Tsar Ain’t One | 173

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There lived a certain man in Russia long ago. He was big and strong, in his eyes a flaming glow. Most people look at him with terror and with fear. But to Moscow chicks he was such a lovely dear. He could preach the Bible like a preacher, full of ecstasy and fire. But he also was the kind of teacher women would desire.

OK – that doesn’t have a ton to do with the actual Rasputin, but man it’s a fun 1978 Euro disco hit single by the Germany-based pop band Boney M. That’s where we start week 2 of our exploration of Rasputin. And while his eyes might not have actually been aflame, his supernatural reputation continues to precede him. Was he really a mystic healer? Did he actually eat enough cyanide to kill a small town without the slightest effect? How many bullets can you put into a “mad monk” before he goes down? We stay in Russia this week as we explore the death and legacy of everyone’s favorite miscreant – Ra-Ra-Rasputin. Plus, Conspiracy Bot admits a penchant for crocheting (we don’t know), Brent spends a little too much time researching…lil Rasputin (again, no idea), and John drops a Bonya and Kuzmich reference (we give up). All of that and more on the podcast that doesn’t always get its hosts back, but when we do – we aren’t sure they were better than the replacements – Hysteria 51.

Special thanks to this week’s research sources:
Research Assistant – Raymond Walden IV

Books
Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs | Douglas Smith
Rasputin: A Short Life | Frances Welch
The Big Black Book of Government Conspiracies | Andrè RavenSkül Venås

Videos
Simple History – https://youtu.be/JXdbseRz0lc
Cloud Biography – https://youtu.be/ev5dNfRncFo
Rasputin – https://imdb.to/2SAJ5qL
Ra Ra Rasputin – https://youtu.be/aiSdTQ9DW9g

Websites
Grigori Rasputin – https://bit.ly/2SDuB9w
Pierre Gilliard – https://bit.ly/30t3akP
LA Times – https://lat.ms/2MTHOaP
International Encyclopedia of WWI – https://bit.ly/2Q4kIQu
Tsar – https://bit.ly/2F9kfWR
History – https://bit.ly/2ZDJ46P
Khodynka Tragedy – https://bit.ly/2MF29An
Alpha History – https://bit.ly/39mq3dv
Tsar Nicholas II – https://bit.ly/2EZPdAZ
Ra Ra Rasputin lyrics – https://bit.ly/2toua97
TIME – https://bit.ly/367Mykz
The Awl – https://bit.ly/37o7u7b
Websters Dictionary – https://bit.ly/2ZzgALp
Alexander Palace – https://bit.ly/363FSmP
Local Life – https://bit.ly/2MFAH5C
Khioniya Guseva – https://bit.ly/3aMhMAw

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