In this episode we introduce J. Edgar Hoover, former director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). We review Hoover's background, and how he obtained the leadership of the FBI. We describe how he ran the agency, and the methods of investigation that he innovated and utilized. We discuss aspects of his personal life (rife with rumors!). We question why he maintained that organized crime did not exist for decades. We discuss some of his more controversial actions and programs, such as Cointelpro. We briefly touch on his potential involvement in/investigation of the murders of Martin Luther King Jr., Robert Kennedy, and John F. Kennedy.

Intro Music: 'Destructoid' by MK2. Outro Music: 'Strut Funk' by Dougie Wood.

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