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What if the government actually did cover something up in Roswell? What if yetis exist and are just really shy? What if super-intelligent lizards are wearing human skin suits, influencing international affairs and recording podcasts? Conspiracy theories are cool because they appeal to our evolved logical human brains and our stupid mammal idiot brains. So join comedian and skeptic Katelyn Hempstead as her brilliant friends try to convince her of these and many other conspiracy theories.

What if the government actually did cover something up in Roswell? What if yetis exist and are just really shy? What if super-intelligent lizards are wearing human skin suits, influencing international affairs and recording podcasts? Conspiracy theories are cool because they appeal to our evolved logical human brains and our stupid mammal idiot brains. So join comedian and skeptic Katelyn Hempstead as her brilliant friends try to convince her of these and many other conspiracy theories.
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What if the government actually did cover something up in Roswell? What if yetis exist and are just really shy? What if super-intelligent lizards are wearing human skin suits, influencing international affairs and recording podcasts? Conspiracy theories are cool because they appeal to our evolved logical human brains and our stupid mammal idiot brains. So join comedian and skeptic Katelyn Hempstead as her brilliant friends try to convince her of these and many other conspiracy theories.

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The Cuban Embassy Plot with Mel Cowan

4/26/2019
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In 2016, a group of American diplomats at the US embassy in Cuba got sick. Weird sick. Many reported dizziness, memory loss, headaches, hearing problems, and more. But what happened to these intrepid civil servants? And could their sickness be tied to something nefarious? Mel Cowan thinks so, and Mel Cowan is very very smart. Mel has a theory that is so devious, so terrifying, so confusing, that it will change how you think about microwaves forever. Prepare to learn about political...

Duration:01:08:50

A Star Is Born Takes Place In An Alternate Universe Where 9/11 Never Happened with Cait Raft

4/19/2019
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Look, the title of this episode kind of says it all. Cait Raft is a brilliant writer and comedian and she has a personal theory that Bradley Cooper's version of the film A Star Is Born doesn't actually take place in our universe. Her theory is a real sci-fi mind-freak, you're gonna love it. Along the way we discuss Saturday Night Live, the definition of country music, terrorism, Dolly Parton. Drag Race, Nicholas Sparks, and cocaine. You will never watch a film the same way again.

Duration:00:56:52

Men in Black with Dave Child

4/12/2019
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Well, Dave Child is back. And this time he's bringing with him some theories on what might really be going on with the Men In Black. If you think you know MIB from the films starring the entertainment industry's most charming man Will Smith, think again! Stories about the mysterious dudes in black suits get way stranger than anything Hollyweird could come up with. This week we're talking flying saucers, mystical weirdos, the American government, and the nature of belief. It's a doozy of an...

Duration:01:09:20

Jesus' Stolen Body with Holly Laurent and Greg Hess

4/5/2019
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Ok so did you know that after Jesus was resurrected he allegedly stayed on earth for another MONTH? Just HANGING OUT??! The last days of our buddy Jesus Christ are truly shocking when you get down to the nitty gritty. But the theories about what might have happened to his body when it disappeared from his tomb get even more shocking. The biblically literate and hysterically funny Holly Laurent and Greg Hess stopped by to talk JC and religion in general this week, and it was an absolute...

Duration:01:09:31

Michael Jordan's Dad with James Mastraieni

3/29/2019
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You might have heard somewhere about Michael Jordan's gambling habit. Boy oh boy, did it get habitual for a while there. But there's someone we don't talk about when we talk about MJ's golf wagers, and that's his papa James Jordan. Because some people out there in the dark corners of the sports internet believe that James Jordan's tragic death was the result of some jerk mob guys collecting on a debt that MJ owed. And one of those people is hilarious comedian and writer James Mastraieni!...

Duration:00:58:15

Ace of Base is a Nazi Band with Adam Tod Brown

3/22/2019
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Have you seen the sign? Do you know all that she wants? Do you live in a happy nation? That's right, this week we're taking a deep dive into the reggae-euro-pop band Ace of Base. Specifically, Ace of Base's secret neo-Nazi agenda. Adam Tod Brown joins us from the Unpops network to lay out his own personal theory that the chipper Swedes are in fact nazi nasties whose dark past reveals their ties to white nationalism. But whether they're nazis or not, we can all agree that Ace of Base was...

Duration:00:49:59

PETA Is a Sham with Brona C. Titley and Tom Neenan

3/15/2019
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It’s our live London show! And the conspiracies are as thick as the smoke was in Victorian times or something. That was a thing right? Anyway our guests are the delightful and hilarious Brona and Tom, and they’re bringing that classic British heat to the stage. We talked about the animal rights organization PETA, and their extremely weird tactics for getting people to go vegan. Their tactics are so weird, in fact, that they just might be covering up the hidden agenda of Big Meat!

Duration:01:16:09

Bigfoot Was Indigenous Cryptozoology with Jana Schmieding

3/8/2019
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The elusive Sasquatch has entranced a nation with it's grainy videos and big ol' footprints. But where did Bigfoot come from? Are there multiple Bigfeet? And if the Bigfeet have always been with us, what did the people who lived here before European colonization think about them? This week we're joined by host of the Woman of Size podcast Jana Schmieding, who's asking the important questions. We talk about ambiguous poo piles, white neighbors, and how America can start decolonizing its...

Duration:00:56:08

The Black Dahlia Murder with Joey Bergren and Justin Sherman

3/1/2019
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The Black Dahlia killing captivated a nation and freaked out LA real bad. Elizabeth Short's murder is still technically unsolved, but Joey Bergren and Justin Sherman think they just might have found the guy. All with the help of that guy's son! In this episode, we attempt to solve the 70 year old murder case with a journey through freaky sex parties, nasty VD doctors, and a shaky grasp on how dark a joke can be before it's messed up. Plus, a dramatic reading of a very polite email. PS,...

Duration:00:51:56

Trump Is A Russian Asset with Betsy Stover

2/22/2019
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This darn president. Some people love hate him, some people love him, but pretty much everyone can agree that he wishes he could ride a horse shirtless with Vladimir Putin. But is Trump’s close relationship with Russia more than it seems? Are those hotel interests just fronts for an even creepier and more treasonous tie?

Duration:01:01:10

Tupac Is Alive In Cuba with Cara Meyers

2/15/2019
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If only Tupac has lived to today. The brilliant rapper, writer, actor, and activist was killed in a Las Vegas shooting in 1996, depriving the world of a whole bunch of great music and poetry and smartness. But there are some who believe that we don’t know the whole story behind Tupac’s death. People like comedian Cara Meyers, who thinks Tupac maybe never died at all. She thinks he just may be living a beautiful carefree life in Cuba...

Duration:00:54:06

Who Is Poppy? with Max Lasser

2/8/2019
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She’s a pop star. She’s a model. She’s a nihilist YouTube influencer. She’s a robot. She’s… the product of a manipulative narcissistic madman? Y’all who the HECK is Poppy? Comedian and podcaster Max Lasser stopped by to try to get to the bottom of this internet mystery.

Duration:01:03:02

Roko’s Basilisk with Lee Rubenstein

2/1/2019
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Ready to get your brain squished up and shoved through a pasta press? Because this episode is gonna cook your noodle. Lee Rubenstein, writer and teacher and very smart dude, is here to explain the theory of Roko’s Basilisk. A basilisk, obvs, is a mythical creature that kills you if you look at it. And Roko’s version is an artificial intelligence from the future that may or may not be punishing us retroactively because we hindered it’s creation by talking about it.

Duration:01:09:19

Britney Spears Is Trapped with Rachel Chapman

1/25/2019
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Conspiracy theories surround Britney Jean Spears like flies around an empty frappucino cup. Was she in league with the Bush Administration? Is she actually a clone? Can she even sing??! And most poignant, is she trapped in an endless childlike limbo created by her dad and a shady lawyer? This week Rachel is back on the ‘cast to discuss the possibility that Britney Spears has not had an authentic moment of freedom since 2008.

Duration:00:57:07

Birds Aren’t Real with Kyle Kenyon

1/18/2019
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Do you believe in birds? Well then you, my friend, are a chump. See Kyle Kenyon knows something that The Powers That Be don’t want you to know, something that might just lead to the greatest cover-up in history. He knows that birds are actually drones. Well, most birds. Well, there used to be more real birds but now some of them are fake. Well, when we say fake… Listen, it’s complicated.

Duration:01:00:09

Jesus Was Invented By The Romans with Steve Hernandez

1/11/2019
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Now picture this - you’re a 1st century Roman emperor with a restless populace to control. Sects of jews were fighting each other and the empire. How are you gonna chill out Rome’s Judean subjects without killing everybody? Well if you’re smart, maybe you make up a religious leader who wants everyone to be peaceful and non-violent and to render unto Caesar. Maybe you invent Jesus.

Duration:01:03:50

The Hum with Rebecca and Jason

1/4/2019
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Have you heard The Hum? If you live in Taos, Bristol, Los Feliz, or Auckland, perhaps The Hum has become part of your life. Perhaps The Hum has even... driven you mad! This week we deal with the spooky phenomenon that’s irritating folks all over the world, with the ever delightful hosts of the podcast Ghost Town.

Duration:00:48:22

Jimmy Buffett Won The World Series For The Red Sox with Patrick McDonald and Ryan Middledorf

12/14/2018
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The Buffett Boys are in town, and nothing will ever be the same again! The delightful hosts of The Parrothead Podcast came on the podcast to try to convince us all that Jimmy Buffett is so incredibly powerful that he was able to break the Bambino’s Curse and lead the Red Sox to victory in the World Series. When you mix music and magic anything can happen, is basically their argument. It’s a treat!

Duration:01:00:06

Dennis Rodman Is A Spy In North Korea with Agata and Anastasia

12/7/2018
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In 2013, Vice News brought a documentary crew, three Harlem Globetrotters, and Dennis ‘The Worm’ Rodman to North Korea. What happened there… changed the world forever. Or maybe it didn’t? Regardless, delightful comedians and hosts of the podcast Dunktown Anastasia and Agata came by to talk Rodman and Kim Jong Un. Turns out that the unlikely friendship between the dictator and the volatile basketball star might be more than it seems.

Duration:01:29:09

The Pixar Theory with Ashlyn Anstee

11/30/2018
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Our guest this week is fan favorite (and creator of the Lizard People logo!) Ashlyn Anstee. Ashlyn is an animator and she knows some truly fascinating secrets about the secret world of animation. But one secret in particular fascinated her so much that she had to come back on Lizard People - the rumor that every Pixar movie is connected and they all exist in the same world!

Duration:01:04:32