Episode 41 -- "Root of All Evil"

Today’s podcast features two separate, unique stories that share a theme: The terrifying things people will do for money. The audio from these stories has been pulled from my YouTube channel, which is just called MrBallen, and has been remastered for today's podcast.Story names, previews & links to original YouTube videos:Story 1 -- “Graphic Content" -- A popular TV show in Brazil reveals their awful secret. (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sj1nh-qnv0E)Story 2 -- "Inside a Nigerian Death Factory" -- A horrible thing was discovered inside of a warehouse in the middle of a Nigerian forest… (Original YouTube link -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JT3y8ZTgrtY)For 100s more stories like these, check out my YouTube channel just called "MrBallen" -- https://www.youtube.com/c/MrBallenIf you want to reach out to me, contact me on Instagram, Twitter or any other major social media platform, my username on all of them is @MrBallenSPOILERS BELOW THIS POINT:.....Main Sources:Story 1: Graphic Content1) Britannica entry on Manaus -- https://www.britannica.com/place/Manaus2) Wikipedia page for Wallace Souza -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wallace_Souza3) The Times UK coverage of the story -- https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/wallace-souza-and-the-incredible-true-crime-drama-behind-netflixs-killer-ratings-kkwvwd5xt4)  @60 Minutes Australia  - "TV host accused of committing murder to boost ratings | 60 Minutes Australia" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu03MpFaHDg5) BBC article in Portuguese -- https://www.bbc.com/portuguese/geral-48454730Story 2: Inside a Nigerian Death Factory**This story did not have very good reporting done on it, however I attempted to put together the best/most accurate version of events as possible.*****This story was suggested by Reddit user "-Big-Dazzle" on our MrBallen subreddit "r/mrballen"1) Twisted Travel & True Crime Podcast, "Forest of Horror, The Soka Forest Ritual Killings" -- https://www.audible.com/pd/Forest-of-Horror-The-Soka-Forest-Ritual-Killings-Podcast/B09KW8FL912) Vanguard article, "Disturbing tales from Ibadan forest of horror" -- https://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/03/disturbing-tales-ibadan-forest-horror/3) New Telegraph Online article, "Forest of horror that throws Ibadan into confusion" -- https://web.archive.org/web/20150704194736/http://newtelegraphonline.com/forest-horror-throws-ibadan-confusion/4) Punch website article, "Ibadan horror: Victim recounts ordeal in forest" -- https://web.archive.org/web/20150704171649/http://www.punchng.com/news/ibadan-horror-victim-recounts-ordeal-in-forest/5) BBC News article, "Nigerian 'House of Horror' riot in Ibadan" -- https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-267211126) YouTube channel  @SaharaTV  "Soka Forest Of Horror In Ibadan - One Found, More Victims Might Be Underground" -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVBNCGxMaYI&t=119s7) Information Nigeria website, "Ibadan Horror Forest: Eyewitness Recounts What Happened [Video]" -- https://www.informationng.com/2014/04/ibadan-horror-forest-eyewitness-recounts-what-happened-video.html8) The Nation article, "Ibadan forest of horror: Police arrest six suspects" -- https://thenationonlineng.net/ibadan-forest-horror-police-arrest-six-suspects/9) Ibadan Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibadan10) Okada Wikipedia page -- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okada_(motorcycle_taxi)11) Mysterious Universe article, "The Grim Tale of the Ibadan Forest of Horrors" -- https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2021/02/the-grim-tale-of-the-ibadan-forest-of-horrors/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


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