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.



Podcast 46: You ARE Being Watched: CITIZENFOUR

In 2013, Edward Snowden reached out to filmmaker Laura Poitras because of her history of uncompromising documentary filmmaking. He knew she had long been a target of government surveillance and was confident she would not be easily intimidated.

Citizenfour (Snowden’s handle in his secret correspondences with Poitras) places us in a Hong Kong hotel room with Poitras and journalist Glenn Greenwald as the young whistleblower shares knowledge and evidence of illegal mass surveillance by the National Security Agency (NSA).


Podcast 45: Parallel Universes, Trump Prophecies, Buzz Aldrin Tweets of Antarctic Evil

Buzz “Balls” Aldrin tweets a dire warning after falling ill in Antarctica: “We are all in danger. It is evil itself.” What’s going on here? Is he just messing with us? Or are we all about to experience the bone-chilling terror of an invading horde of refrigerated reptilians?

Does this video prove that Christian charismatic Kim Clement predicted the Trump presidency in 2007?

How do peanut butter, Queen, and Berenstain Bears prove the existence parallel universes? Let’s play the Mandela Effect game!



Podcast 43: A Suburban UFO Mystery: WESTALL ’66

In 1966, hundreds of students, teachers, and local residents witnessed a flying saucer hover overhead, land, and take off again at incredible speed. What was it? Extraterrestrial visitation? Top secret experimental aircraft? Weather balloon?

WESTALL ’66 is an intriguing documentary that tells the story of the largest and most impressive mass UFO sighting in Australian history. This is the Australian Roswell, and it amazes us that we (here in the States) haven’t heard more about it. While there is little physical evidence for the reality of this encounter – much less for the extraterrestrial hypothesis – there is palpable truth in the personal stories of the witnesses.


Podcast 42: Aliens in Antarctica, The Hum, Project Blue Beam, Ministry of Truth

That awkward moment when you realize everything is connected…

Adam prepared for this episode by looking into the strange sphere-like object that appeared in front of the sun in NASA images this week. He looked into Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to Antarctica (to meet with extraterrestrials under an alien-built pyramid, natch). He investigated cases of strange low-frequency hums that have been driving UK citizens mad since the 1970s.

As it turns out, all these things may have been signs of the realization of Project Blue Beam. What is Project Blue Beam? Only an alleged massive, multinational effort to stage the Second Coming and bring on the New World Order.



Podcast 32: RESURRECT DEAD: THE MYSTERY OF THE TOYNBEE TILES

For more than 25 years, someone has been placing mysterious tiles on the busiest streets in New York, Philadelphia, and other east coast cities – as far south as Brazil.

They all bear some variation of this message:

“Toynbee Idea/In Kubrick’s 2001/Resurrect Dead/On Planet Jupiter”

Who’s been doing this? How? Why?

And what does all of this have to do with playwright David Mamet?


Podcast 31: STRANGER THINGS Freaks Out DoE, Trump the Id Monster, Clowns Vs. Robots

Documents Reveal Stranger Things Really Freaked Out the Department of Energy

Guy sends in a Freedom of Information Act request for any documents circulated within the Department of Energy related to the Netflix show Stranger Things. Figures it might be fun to read what the fictitious bad guys’ real-life counterparts have to say about their portrayal in the hit show.

He certainly doesn’t expect hundreds of documents relating to human experimentation and actual research into parallel universes.


Podcast 30: Is Income Tax Illegal? AMERICA: FREEDOM TO FASCISM

Is the federal income tax unconstitutional? Is it a fraud perpetrated by a cabal of sneaky elites pushing their self-serving agenda through nefarious means? That would be nice, wouldn’t it? I mean, who loves paying taxes?

Aaron Russo’s America: Freedom to Fascism was a passion project for him. He put this thing together in the last years of his life as he struggled under a $2 million tax debt. He was certain he had found evidence of the unconstitutionality of the United States Federal Income Tax, and was determined to spread the word far and wide, calling for nothing short of revolution.

More accurately, he was certain he had not found evidence of the constitutionality of the tax code. But does lack of such evidence equate with the illegitimacy of the income tax?


Podcast 29: The Simulation Hypothesis

What would you say if I told you that everything you see, everything you taste, touch, and do, it’s all an illusion? Would you say I’d seen The Matrix a few too many times? Well, this seems to be an affliction affecting some prominent physicists and philosophers these days.

Turns out there’s actual scientific evidence for the idea that we are all living in a carefully crafted simulation. Are we in fact merely sprites in a video game played by some disaffected teenager sitting on a cosmic bed in some “greater” reality?

The Simulation Hypothesis is a documentary offering a brief overview of the theories and science behind this notion. It’s not all as implausible as it sounds.