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Thinking Sideways Podcast

Devin, Joe and Steve have always been curious. Though they don’t have any formal education to guide them, they sit down every week to discuss unsolved mysteries of all kinds: weird noises, strange website and horrific suicides that look a lot like murders. They take a skeptical approach, but never discount the truly odd nature of the world.
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Jun 9, 2016

In May 1941 Rudolf Hess, the 3rd most powerful man in Nazi Germany and a close friend of Hitler, climbed into a Messerschmidt Bf 110 fighter and flew solo to Scotland, with the avowed intent of single-handedly brokering a peace deal with Britain. Hitler was reportedly furious and felt betrayed, and issued an order for Hess to be shot on sight if he returned to Germany. Why did Hess fly to Scotland? And was Hitler really totally in the dark?

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  • eight and a half months ago
    Mandi Farr
    Hi guys, love the show! After listening to the Rudolph Hess episode and hearing how much Hitler and co pushed Hess further away from the Nazi Party by giving him a dodgy title and fairly pretend positions etc.. is it possible that the higher-ups in the party set Hess up to go to Scotland to broker a peace deal that didn't actually exist just as a way for them to get rid of Hess entirely without Hitler himself being involved.....perhaps....