Conspiracy and Politics

Podcast 67: The Conehead Conspiracy, Homo Capensis, and the Insidious Meme of Antisemitism

We discuss the “World’s Smartest Man”, Christopher Langan, whose reported IQ is somewhere between 190 and 210. This leads us into a rambling discussion on IQ, empathy, and the “dehumanization” of our fellow sentient beings.

Adam inserts a non-sequitur about ghosts, Ed and Lorraine Warren, and some crazy Warner Bros. lawsuit.

After the break, John addresses the strange theory of an advanced, hidden race of beings living alongside us, secretly controlling the world. Former senior counsel to the World Bank, Karen Hudes, spills the beans on the financial malfeasance of the elites, the Vatican, and the Conehead “Critters.”

Unfortunately, the initial proponent of her theory, Dr. Edward Spencer, takes a cannonball leap into the cesspool of antisemitic nonsense and ruins what might otherwise be a very cool conspiracy…


Podcast 66: “Boy Genius” Invents Free Energy Device & Proves Multiverse, May 15 is THE END, UFO Sightings On the Rise, Hi-Tech Juicer Fail

The world ends May 15, 2017. No, really. This is it. For reals. Seriously. Don’t believe us? We’ll see who’s laughing in 19 days (and counting)…

13-year-old boy invents free energy device, proves the existence of a multiverse, discovers our “real” universe was destroyed by Large Hadron Collider at Cern. Either that or he’s a bright, eager young science nerd unfairly lionized by a scientifically illiterate media.

And speaking of scientific literacy: Heard the one about the $400 juicer? Silicon Valley startup spends millions on a hi-tech juice machine only to discover that human hands can do the job at least as well. More venture capital well spent.

UFO sightings are on the increase! Why? Are we earthlings suddenly more interesting than we were this time last year? Nah, that can’t be it…




Podcast 63: VAXXED: From Cover-Up to Catastrophe?

Do vaccines cause autism? That’s the central question that’s been raging in the minds of many since Andrew Wakefield and colleagues held a press conference to discuss their controversial Lancet paper claiming to have identified a possible link between the MMR Vaccine and autistic enterocolitis. That was in 1998. Since then, all hell has broken loose.



Podcast 59: #Vault7 or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Surveillance State

The suspense was killing us. After months of teasing, master hype-builder Julian Assange finally opened his chamber of secrets: Vault 7. Surely this would be an earth-shaking trove of revelations – the final word on alien life, the impending apocalypse, or – at the very least – “crooked Hilary.” Well, the cache was opened, its riches generously shared with the virtual unwashed.

And we all yawned. Why? Have we grown so complacent that privacy is little more than a distant memory, a concept no more relevant to modern life than 8-track tapes or civics lessons? (Is it just me or is “public education” starting to sound like an oxymoron?)


Podcast 58: ZEITGEIST – Secret History of Jesus, 9/11 Mysteries, False Flag Follies

ZEITGEIST (2007) is a phenomenon. It is a meandering, globe-spanning, time-trotting epic of free association and paranoia. Here we have the “real truth” behind Jesus Christ, Pearl Harbor, Viet Nam, 9/11, the military-industrial complex, the banking industry… Pretty much everything.

Join us as we discuss Peter Joseph’s overstuffed opus ZEITGEIST.




Podcast 51: CROPSEY

What if the bogeyman turns out to be real? That’s the premise of 2009 documentary CROPSEY, written and directed by Joshua Zeman and Barbara Brancaccio. The filmmakers explore the origins of the urban legend they heard about as children, only to discover that there may, in fact, be some truth behind the tale.

And the truth, as they say, is… terrifying.


Podcast 49: Robot Rights, Demon Kills Exorcist, Civilization Collapse, D.B. Cooper Clues

Quite the cornucopia of conundrums and conspiracies:

The meaning of unlucky 13. What the heck is so unlucky about it? Who came up with that ridiculous idea, anyway?

Have we really reached a point in the development of artificial intelligence where we need to start considering the legal rights of “electronic persons”? Some in the European Parliament seem to think so.

We discuss up-to-the-minute developments in the decades-old mystery of D.B. Cooper, who jumped from a plane over Oregon with two hundred thousand dollars cash and disappeared without a trace.

…and much, much more!


Podcast 48: HYPERNORMALISATION

Hypernormalisation is a nearly three-hour epic that leaps from subject to subject in a circuitous journey toward revelation. The film paints a vivid portrait of corporate control and increasing social insularity as it tries to make sense of our modern world’s pervasive anxiety and uncertainty.

In filmmaker Adam Curtis’s world, we are minds in the matrix, doomed to feed the machine with our bodies and souls.