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Timesuck with Dan Cummins

Each week, Dan Cummins takes fascinating listener suggested topics and enthusiastically dives into time sucks about everything from Charles Manson to the Lizard Illuminati, absurdly and sarcastically sharing the best of what he uncovers with you. Time to get curious! Time for Timesuck.
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Jul 17, 2017

What does it actually mean to be transgender? Why does one person identifying as transgender scare, disgust, or enrage so many others? Does it really matter? Listen, be entertained, and maybe gain a new perspective on a topic you either knew nothing about, or learn something new about a topic you know a lot about, as I throw out some Transgender info and speak with a Transgender Timesucker in the Suck's first ever interview. 

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And - follow the show on Instagram to help pick the show's next bonus topic! @timesuckpodcast on Instagram. CIA experiment MK ULTRA, the Heaven's Gate Cult, or convicted hitman, Richard "the Iceman" Kuklinski 

Jul 14, 2017

How do you become the real life basis for the most famous monster of our time? By being one of the most sadistic and terrifying figures who ever lived. Vlad impaled, disemboweled, boiled, burned, hacked, tortured, and beheaded his way in world wide notoriety, his name still recognizable over 500 years after his death. Forget medieval - we go full-evil - on the darkest edition of Timesuck yet. 

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Live in or near Ft. Collins, Colorado? Head over to Maxline Brewing, Tuesday, July 18th, for a FREE Timesuck Trivia night starting at 7PM! Meet other Timesuckers, drink some great beer, and win some cool prizes! 

Jul 10, 2017

Atlantis! Did a highly advanced civilization sink into the sea tens of thousands of years ago?  Can the cultures of the Romans, Maya, Incas, Mesopotamians, Greeks and more all be traced back to it?  Or is Atlantis just another myth? An oceanic metropolis invented by the Greek philosopher Plato to teach a moral lesson to ancient Athenians? Find out in the wild and crazy ride we have to take to unravel the mystery of today’s Timesuck.

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Jul 3, 2017

How much do you really know about Martin Luther King, Jr.? Did you know he was so committed to nonviolence that he refused to even defend himself from a white supremacist that once attacked him on stage? That he urged angry neighbors to stay calm after someone bombed HIS house? Did you know a government investigative committee determined that his assassination was likely a part of a conspiracy? A verdict a civil court also later confirmed. Find out all this and more in the longest, deepest Timesuck yet! 

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Jun 26, 2017

If it weren't for the Texas Rangers, Texas probably wouldn't be a state today. These wild, eccentric frontiersman rode into battle on crippled legs, gun wound shortened arms, shot horseshoes out of cannons and did whatever it took to get the job done and win independence from Mexico. Meet the real Walker, Texas Ranger, meet the man who brought down Bonnie and Clyde, and learn some gritty Texas history along the way. Timesuck goes deep in the heart of Texas to tell Texas-sized tales of it's first and fierce lawmen. 

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Jun 19, 2017

Did Nostradamus predict a series of major world events that would occur hundreds of years after his death? Did he know when the world would end? Or is it all just a bunch of ridiculous nonsense? Find out who Nostradamus was, what he predicted, what I think of those predictions and learn a little about what most doomsday predictions are based on and how many times doomsday prophets have been wrong the past few millennia in this apocalyptic edition of Timesuck!

 

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Jun 12, 2017


On May 23rd, 1934, 23 year old Bonnie Parker was shot 26 times. 25 year old Clyde Barrow was shot 17 times. They died in a hail of gunfire, initiated by legendary Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who'd come out of retirement to catch them.  Why did the law man want them that dead? Because for over two years, the Barrow gang had been behind a preposterous number of bank robberies, prison breakouts, and murders. Who were Bonnie and Clyde? Why'd they do it? Find out in this high speed pursuit, bustin' loose edition of Timesuck!

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Jun 5, 2017

The conclusion of Timesuck's first two part episode. Do I think Oswald killed Kennedy? I don't think so. Do I think the CIA was involved in Kennedy's death? I do think so. I know this all sounds crazy! But take a listen and find out why I came to the conclusions I did researching the most mind-bending topic I've looked into so far. Today's episode is brought to you by Dollar Shave Club. Go to www.dollarshaveclub.com/timesuck today and get their badass Executive razor handle, four stainless steel, six blade cartridges and a tube of Dr. Carver's Shave Butter sent to your door for only 5 bucks! Best razor you'll ever use Timesuckers! 

Jun 2, 2017

We know that on November 22nd, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, was assassinated at 12:30PM CST while traveling through Dallas, Texas, in a 1961 open-top, Lincoln Continental convertible limousine. Why can't we all agree on who killed him or why he was killed? Listen in for the deepest suck yet! www.timesuckpodcast.com  

May 29, 2017

Why do sharks terrify us? How dangerous are they? Can they attack in fresh water!?! Can they nibble your dick off!?! SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! So many answers on this getting ready for summertime, shark-infested edition of Timesuck! Today's episode is brought to you by Dollar Shave Club. Go to www.dollarshaveclub.com/timesuck today and get their badass Executive razor handle, four stainless steel, six blade cartridges and a tube of Dr. Carver's Shave Butter sent to your door for only 5 bucks! Best razor you'll ever use Timesuckers! 

May 22, 2017

Sadist. Rapist. Pedophile. Murderer. Cannibal. Necrophiliac. Jeffrey Dahmer was all of these things. But why? Why did he do it? What exactly did he do? Find out on this fascinating and cringeworthy edition of Timesuck! This episode of Timesuck is brought to you by Audible. Go to www.audible.com/TIMESUCK and get a free audiobook with your 30 day trial membership! 

May 15, 2017

On Friday, May 25th, 2015, 31 year old Ross Ulbricht, aka the Dread Pirate Roberts, was sentenced to life in prison for money laundering, computer hacking, conspiracy to traffic narcotics, "drug kingpin" charges, and he narrowly avoided "procurement of murder" charges. All for running the online, dark web marketplace, The Silk Road. What is the "dark web", should we keep it around, and are online marketplaces for vice, like the Silk Road, actually a good idea?  Today's episode is sponsored by Mack Weldon. Go to www.mackweldon.com and use the promo code TIMESUCK at checkout to get 20% off! 

May 8, 2017

The most insane suck yet, Timesuckers. How did a pastor and political activist convince nearly 1,000 people to move from California to a communist jungle compound in Guyana and then kill themselves by drinking poisoned Flavor Aid? Listen, find out, and take advantage of some great deals from this episode's sponsors!  *** Turn your commute into something more with a free trial at Audible. Go to Audible.com/timesuck to start sucking their many audiobooks right now. *** Timesuckers can also join the Dollar Shave Club and get their 1st month of the Executive Razor with a tube of Dr. Carver’s Shave Butter for ONLY $5 with FREE shipping. You can only get this offer exclusively at DollarShaveClub.com/timesuck.

 

May 1, 2017

What exactly are designer babies? What plants and animals have scientists already genetically modified? Have any humans been genetically modified? How will genetic modification affect the future of the human race?  Find out and get 20% off any purchase at Mackweldon.com by using the promo code TIMESUCK 

Apr 28, 2017

How do you rise from being so poor your parents can't afford to buy you shoes for school to being the 7th richest man in the entire world? If you're Pablo Escobar you do it through violence, intimidation, and selling a crazy amount of cocaine. Eighty percent of America's 80's coke came from Pablo and at the height of his power it made him 420 million dollars... A WEEK. He had a fleet of yachts, hundreds of homes, even a personal zoo, but he still ended up dying essentially poor and alone with a bullet in his ear. Find out how on this week's Timesuck! 

Apr 24, 2017

What do you know about Marilyn Monroe? Did you know it took years after she being "discovered" for her to "make it"? That she spent part of her childhood in an orphanage? That she never knew who her father was? Or that her mother spent most of Marilyn's childhood committed to various mental institutions? Or that she took on the Hollywood studio contract system and won, paving the way for modern actors and actresses to also become producers and control their careers more than she ever could? She was so much more than just a pretty face. Find out exactly how much more in this Timesuck! 

Apr 17, 2017

The Mandela Effect: a large group of people remembering an event that never happened or remembering an alternate version of an event that did happen in the same, incorrect way. Is this proof that there are parallel dimensions some of us are slipping in and out of? Is it the perfectly explainable result of false memory creation? Or, is it a glitch in some futuristic computer simulation we're all currently (virtually) living in? We go full Twilight Zone on today's Timesuck! And please, if you haven't done so already, support Timesuck by filling out a quick survey at http://podsurvey.com/timesuck (You could win a $100 Amazon gift card!)

Apr 10, 2017

Special guest episode! The hosts of the wildly entertaining Crime and Sports and Small Town Murder podcasts, James Pietragallo and Jimmie Whisman, ride along for today's suck on ancient Rome and one of the tyrants it created, Caligula. Was Caligula a debaucherous madman? Or, just product of the times he lived in? Was he both? Find out for yourself on the most torturous, sex-crazed, over-the-top Timesuck yet. And PLEASE, help keep Timesuck keep going by filling one a 30 second survey at http://podsurvey.com/TIMESUCK

Apr 3, 2017

On February 1st, 2013, 21 year old Canadian college student Elisa Lam vanished while staying at the Cecil hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Her nude, decomposing body isn't found until the morning of February 19th, after hotel residents complain of foul-tasting water. A strange, four minute hotel elevator camera video capturing the last moments she's ever seen alive goes viral, and a murder mystery is born that has the internet obsessed to this day over what really happened. Find out what conclusion I come to on today's Timesuck. 

Mar 31, 2017

Scientology. What do they believe? How did it begin? Who, exactly, was L Ron Hubbard? What appeal does it have for Tom Cruise? So much crazy revealed on this OT9, beyond clear, Sea Org edition of Timesuck. 

Mar 27, 2017

In just a year as captain of his own fleet of pirates, Blackbeard made one hell of a name for himself. A name that's lasted to this day. Pistols, cutlasses, looting, plundering - even the lawless Buccaneer island of Tortuga and pirate city of Nassau explored on this swashbuckling edition of Timesuck!

Mar 20, 2017

Yup. ISIS. We're talking about them Timesuckers! A brief explanation of Islam, what's going on in Syria, and how President Assad may be even worse than ISIS (and they're pretty bad). An intense, controversial, and entertaining edition of Timesuck! 

Mar 13, 2017

It's the Skunk Ape from Shreveport, the Bigfoot from Bremerton squaring off against the Sea Creature from Scotland, the dinosaur of Drumnadrochit. Sasquatch versus The Loch Ness Monster! Which legend do you believe? Which creature’s believers are more insane? Two of the world's most famous mythological creatures get sucked… today on Timesuck!

Mar 10, 2017

How did Hitler and his Nazi Party ever gain political power in 1930s Germany? Why didn't the German people revolt? Why didn't America or any other countries intervene? How did the Jewish persecution begin? The foundation for Hitler and WWII examined and explained on this bonus episode of Timesuck!

Mar 6, 2017

Who has a murder castle!?! 19th century serial killer H.H. Holmes, that's who. Dubbed "America's first serial killer", Holmes' terrorized Chicago during the 1893 World's Fair, killing an estimated 200 women in his literal house of horror. Trap doors, a gas chamber, and a cellar full of torture devices awaited young women tricked into staying in Holmes' evil lair. A truly terrifying edition of Timesuck! 

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