Conspiracyland

Conspiracyland

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28 episodes

Conspiracyland Season 3 — "The Secret Lives and Brutal Death of Jamal Khashoggi" — is an eight episode series, hosted by Yahoo News' Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff, that investigates the grisly state-sponsored assassination of Saudi Arabia's most prominent journalist after he dared to criticize the country's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, or MBS. Isikoff has uncovered new details about the murder, including notes based on confessions by the assassins during secret Saudi interrogations. The series also presents new evidence of MBS' role in directing a global campaign of surveillance targeting Saudi dissidents, including a plot to plant spies inside Twitter to steal personal details about his critics. At the center of the saga is Khashoggi — a man of many secrets who once was close friends with Osama bin Laden and later was assigned special intelligence-collecting missions by the Saudi government only to become in his later years a fearless voice for democracy and freedom of speech. The series is based on more than 50 interviews with friends, colleagues, and lovers of Khashoggi, as well as senior U.S. and Saudi officials, including former Secretary of State John Kerry, former national security advisor John Bolton, former deputy national security advisor Ben Rhodes and former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Joseph Westphal.  


  • 10 JUL 2021
    Bonus Episode 2: "Khashoggi and the 9/11 lawsuit"
    49m 52s

    In the fall of 2017, Jamal Khashoggi secretly met with a former FBI agent working for the legal team suing the Saudi government for alleged complicity in the terror attacks of 9/11. Although he had for years been a loyal defender of his gov...

  • 08 JUL 2021
    Bonus Episode 1: "Training the Assassins"
    31m 55s

    This special bonus episode of Conspiracyland explores how the Trump White House covered up evidence that a U.S. security firm helped train members of the Saudi Tiger Team that flew to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi. When Louis Bremer, a managin...

  • 08 JUL 2021
    Episode 8: "Anatomy of a Cover-up"
    50m 38s

    In the aftermath of Khashoggi’s brutal murder, the Saudis launch a bungled cover-up, denying any knowledge of what happened to him inside their consulate while destroying key evidence. The hard drives on the consulate security cameras are r...

  • 05 JUL 2021
    Episode 7: "A Tale of Two Women"
    39m 47s

    As Khashoggi moves to the United States to live in exile, he becomes more outspoken in his criticisms of the new Crown Prince’s harsh crackdowns on dissent, writing columns for the Washington Post one of which compares MBS to Putin. But as...

  • 01 JUL 2021
    Episode 6: "Influence Operations"
    40m 49s

    The Saudis launch covert influence operations on U.S. soil. Just weeks after the 2016 election, Saudi lobbyists arrange to fly hundreds of American veterans to Washington — and put them up at Trump hotel — ostensibly to lobby against alread...

  • 28 JUN 2021
    Episode 5: "The Rise of the Bullet Guy"
    36m 34s

    This episode tells the story of the rise of Mohammed bin Salman, the brash impulsive son of King Salman who is initially embraced by U.S. officials as a change agent and reformer despite troubling episodes in his past. The episode recounts...

  • 24 JUN 2021
    Episode 4: "A Revolution Crushed"
    34m 0s

    This episode recounts the story of the Arab Spring — a wave of pro-democracy protests that swept through the Middle East and a cause that Khashoggi enthusiastically embraced. But Saudi leaders feared the protests and backed a military coup...

  • 21 JUN 2021
    Episode 3: "Jamal and Osama"
    29m 33s

    This episode recounts the story of Jamal Khashoggi’s years-long relationship with Osama bin Laden. As a young journalist, Khashoggi was invited by bin Laden — a friend through their mutual involvement with the Muslim Brotherhood — to cover...

  • 17 JUN 2021
    Episode 2: "The Arms Dealer's Harem"
    28m 41s

    The episode recounts the story of Adnan Khashoggi, a billionaire arms dealer and Jamal Khashoggi’s cousin, whose flamboyant lifestyle and sybaritic tastes made him the most conspicuous public face of Saudi Arabia. Yet he played a crucial ro...

  • 14 JUN 2021
    Episode 1: "The Henchman"
    52m 34s

    The episode focuses on the role of Saud al-Qahtani, the right hand man and enforcer of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in the intimidation of Saudi dissidents, including journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Qahtani was known for his ruthless...

  • 11 JUN 2021
    Season 3: The Secret Lives and Brutal Death of Jamal Khashoggi
    2m 23s

    Conspiracyland Season 3 — "The Secret Lives and Brutal Death of Jamal Khashoggi" — is an eight episode series, hosted by Yahoo News' Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff, that investigates the grisly state-sponsored assassinati...

  • 21 OCT 2020
    Season 2 Bonus Episode #2: The Strange Roots of Q
    43m 54s

    Zach Dorfman, Senior Staff Writer at the Aspen Institute, joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this special bonus episode of Conspiracyland presented by "Skullduggery." The group discuss Larry McDonald, a former member of the United...

  • 26 SEP 2020
    Season 2 Bonus Episode #1 - "QAnon Enters the Mainstream"
    50m 36s

    NJ Congressman Tom Malinowski and National Correspondent for TIME Charlotte Alter join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman for a special bonus episode of Skullduggery's "Conspiracyland." Malinowski reacts to the recent unfounded ad attack a...

  • 10 SEP 2020
    Season 2 Episode 3: "The Twitter Dodge"
    34m 6s

    This episode explores how, once President Trump started tweeting about Scarborough and Lori Klausutis, devotees of the QAnon conspiracy theory took up the cause and started spreading even more bizarre and nonsensical conspiracy theories cla...

  • 09 SEP 2020
    Season 2 Episode 2: "The Blood Feud"
    39m 32s

    This episode traces the conspiracy theories about Lori Klausutis as they evolved over the years, starting with liberal activists such as Markos Moulitsas, founder of the blog Daily Kos, who was once banned from MSNBC for pushing the me...

  • 08 SEP 2020
    Season 2 Episode 1: "A Death in Florida"
    42m 52s

    This episode explores the life of Lori Klausutis, a vivacious 28-year-old who worked in a tiny office in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., as the constituent service coordinator for then-congressman Joe Scarborough. A devout Catholic who wore a...

  • 06 AUG 2019
    Bonus Episode 6
    17m 38s

    In this final bonus episode, Yahoo News Editor-in-Chief Dan Klaidman, alongside CNN Contributor Bianna Golodryga, discuss with Michael Isikoff the final installment of Conspiracyland's look into the unsolved murder of Seth Rich. They explor...

  • 06 AUG 2019
    Episode 6: “Collateral damage”
    41m 27s

    Even after the discredited story is retracted, the internet, unwilling to let the story go, takes the case in an entirely new direction, targeting Rich’s brother Aaron as a co-conspirator. The D.C. police explain how the conspiracies a...

  • 30 JUL 2019
    Bonus Episode 5
    12m 35s

    In this bonus episode, Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo News Dan Klaidman and CNN Contributor Bianna Golodryga talk with Conspiracyland host Michael Isikoff about Sean Hannity and his role in peddling the Seth Rich conspiracy and what the consequen...

  • 30 JUL 2019
    Episode 5: “Fox News fallout”
    32m 35s

    Sean Hannity heads an extensive campaign on Fox News with an explosive story that quickly crumbles in the face of facts. 
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  • 23 JUL 2019
    Bonus Episode 4
    12m 24s

    In this bonus episode, Isikoff talks in greater detail about how the Seth Rich WikiLeaks story made its way all the way up the ladder at Fox News. From legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh to Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler, an...

  • 23 JUL 2019
    Episode 4: “Fox News fiction”
    36m 41s

    Dallas money man Ed Butowsky decides to change the narrative of Russian meddling in the presidential election, working behind the scenes to get Fox News to go big on a story that Rich was the leaker to WikiLeaks. 
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  • 16 JUL 2019
    Bonus Episode 3
    12m 30s

    In this bonus episode, Isikoff talks about the role of Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman in fanning the Seth Rich conspiracy flames, staging a filmed reenactment of Rich's murder that distorted reality and horrified the dead DNC staffer's fa...

  • 16 JUL 2019
    Episode 3: “Fake news theater”
    31m 32s

    Publicity-hungry D.C. lobbyist Jack Burkman takes the unsolved murder on a wild spree, casting and filming a reenactment of the killing for his own promotional purposes. He does so as another bizarre conspiracy theory takes root — “Pizzagat...

  • 09 JUL 2019
    Bonus Episode 1 & 2
    14m 59s

    In these special bonus episodes, Yahoo Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and CNN Contributor Bianna Golodryga talked to Yahoo Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff about his new six-part podcast series on the 2016 murder of Democr...

  • 09 JUL 2019
    Episode 2: “The Russia connection”
    28m 53s

    Julian Assange fans the conspiracy flames, implying Rich could have been a source of the DNC leaked emails. Russia’s propaganda outlets and its notorious troll farm pump out the story, and “alt-right” websites latch onto it. Deborah Sines,...

  • 09 JUL 2019
    Episode 1: “The last days of Seth Rich”
    33m 26s

    Rich’s friends and family remember the idealistic political staffer and the last few days of his life. The shooting of Rich at 4:19 on Sunday morning, July 10, 2016, was viewed by Washington, D.C., police as the result of a botched robbery...

  • 01 JUL 2019
    Conspiracyland: Coming Soon
    1m 30s

    Subscribe Now! Go inside the murder investigation that shook D.C. Episodes 1 & 2 coming July 9th, 2019. 
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