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Was Earth really visited by mysterious extraterrestrial travelers thousands of years ago as many proponents of ”ancient astronaut theory” believe? What are the hidden secrets and mysteries behind ancient monuments and forgotten civilizations? Every week, historian Tristan Johnson and regular human person Scott Niswander dive through the archives to learn about the fascinating histories of ancient civilizations while also debunking the myths and straight-up lies presented in History Channel‘s massively popular tv show Ancient Aliens that has sparked a new generation of conspiracy theorists. We hope through this show, you can gain an appreciation for just how cool ancient societies were, and not simply credit their impressive advancements to alien visitors. NEW EPISODES EVERY WEEK! Follow the show so you don‘t miss an episode, and leave us a review! It really helps us out!

Was Earth really visited by mysterious extraterrestrial travelers thousands of years ago as many proponents of ”ancient astronaut theory” believe? What are the hidden secrets and mysteries behind ancient monuments and forgotten civilizations? Every week, historian Tristan Johnson and regular human person Scott Niswander dive through the archives to learn about the fascinating histories of ancient civilizations while also debunking the myths and straight-up lies presented in History Channel‘s massively popular tv show Ancient Aliens that has sparked a new generation of conspiracy theorists. We hope through this show, you can gain an appreciation for just how cool ancient societies were, and not simply credit their impressive advancements to alien visitors. NEW EPISODES EVERY WEEK! Follow the show so you don‘t miss an episode, and leave us a review! It really helps us out!

Location:

United States

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Was Earth really visited by mysterious extraterrestrial travelers thousands of years ago as many proponents of ”ancient astronaut theory” believe? What are the hidden secrets and mysteries behind ancient monuments and forgotten civilizations? Every week, historian Tristan Johnson and regular human person Scott Niswander dive through the archives to learn about the fascinating histories of ancient civilizations while also debunking the myths and straight-up lies presented in History Channel‘s massively popular tv show Ancient Aliens that has sparked a new generation of conspiracy theorists. We hope through this show, you can gain an appreciation for just how cool ancient societies were, and not simply credit their impressive advancements to alien visitors. NEW EPISODES EVERY WEEK! Follow the show so you don‘t miss an episode, and leave us a review! It really helps us out!

Language:

English


Episodes

The Super Villain Origin Story Of David Icke

5/24/2022
We’re back with another two-part biography episode about well-known conspiracy theorists. Join us as we discuss the life of footballer turned news reporter turned antisemitic conspiracy spreader David Icke, the man who popularized the idea of lizard people secretly controlling the world. It’s a bad time! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Follow the show on...

Duration:00:52:45

What Conspiracy Theories Do We Actually Believe? (Q&A Special!)

5/17/2022
In this special episode, we’re answering your questions about conspiracies, weird aliens, Star Trek, and the ethics of watching Ancient Aliens for fun. You can ask us more questions for future episodes at http://ProbsNotAliens.com Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson:...

Duration:00:55:29

35. The Baghdad Battery, Alien Bones, & The Hollow Moon Theory! (feat. Thought Slime)

5/10/2022
We're back with another grab bag episode of ancient astronaut theories featuring Mildred from Thought Slime and Scaredy Cats! Did the famed Baghdad Battery power ancient civilizations with electricity? What's with the weird bones archaeologists found hidden in Egypt? And most importantly, is our precious moon secretly hollow for some reason? Let's find out! Check out Thought Slime and also Scaredy Cats because they're great! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about...

Duration:01:15:41

35. The Baghdad Battery, Alien Bones, & The Hollow Moon Theory! (feat. Thought Slime)

5/10/2022
We're back with another grab bag episode of ancient astronaut theories featuring Mildred from Thought Slime and Scaredy Cats! Did the famed Baghdad Battery power ancient civilizations with electricity? What's with the weird bones archaeologists found hidden in Egypt? And most importantly, is our precious moon secretly hollow for some reason? Let's find out! Check out Thought Slime and also Scaredy Cats because they're great! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about...

Duration:01:15:41

34. Crop Circles: It Was Just Two Guys & Some Stoned Wallabies

5/3/2022
Crop circles were all the rage decades ago, but the trend has died out in recent years. Why is that? Are the aliens not wanting to doodle for us anymore? Or did the human artists who made them just get better paying jobs? We’ll never know! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter:...

Duration:01:04:31

33. The Many Authors Erich von Däniken Stole From

4/26/2022
In part 2 of our biography series on Erich von Däniken, we’re discussing the many books and authors that the daddy of fake history (allegedly) plagiarized ideas from. We also go on a big rant near the end about von Däniken’s legacy in the present day, and how it’s infuriating. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle:...

Duration:00:37:47

32: Erich von Däniken: The Girlboss Daddy Of Fake History

4/19/2022
It's about time we dove into a little biography of the man who started the whole Ancient Aliens trend, Erich von Däniken. Who was he? Who is he? Who hasn't he stolen from? All of these questions and less will be answered in this two-part series! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on...

Duration:00:50:26

31: What Actually Caused The Mayan Collapse?

4/12/2022
Today, we’re taking a nice long look at the many potential reasons why the Mayan Empire collapsed. All of them are interesting, but none of them involve space aliens. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson:...

Duration:00:50:45

30. The Great Flood: Did It Really Happen? (w/ Dr. Andrew Mark Henry)

4/6/2022
Let’s welcome back special guest Dr. Andrew Mark Henry from the popular YouTube channel Religion For Breakfast to discuss the mythical Great Flood. Why do so many cultures and religions around the world have stories of a big flood wiping out civilization? Did such an event actually happen? Are aliens behind it? Let’s find out! Check out Religion For Breakfast: https://youtube.com/religionforbreakfast Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history!...

Duration:01:11:46

29. Did Ancient Egyptians Visit Australia With Their Alien Planes? (w/ Dael Kingsmill)

3/29/2022
Mysterious Egyptian hieroglyphs were found in Australia in the 1970s, and scholars were baffled. Some believe this is proof that ancient Egypt had access to advanced technology like planes or space ships. Is that the case? We have mythology enthusiast and certified Australian Dael Kingsmill on the show to help us get to the bottom of it! Check out Dael's fantastic YouTube channel and watch the full Dusk playlist! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool...

Duration:00:49:33

28: Cattle Mutilation: Why Are Aliens So Interested In Our Cows?

3/22/2022
WARNING: Please do not listen to this episode if you are not interested in hearing detailed descriptions of animals being killed and decomposing. Turns out, aliens can't get enough of earth cows. They love these little beauties! So much so that conspiracy theorists have long believed that aliens visit farms to steal, kill, and dissect our animals just for fun. But what could the real reasons be behind an alarming series of cattle mutilation starting in the 1970s? Let's find out! Subscribe...

Duration:00:54:01

27. Why Is There A Mile-Long Band Of Holes In South America?

3/15/2022
HOLES! What are they for? How are they made? We’ll never know for sure. But today we’re talking about the Band of Holes and how this strange mile-long stretch of shallow holes may have played an important part in the Incan Empire, but not the way Ancient Aliens thinks. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle:...

Duration:00:47:33

26. How A Space Potato From Mars May (not) Confirm Alien Life!

3/8/2022
We're traveling back to 1984 today to meet ALH84001, or as we like to call him, Al! Al is an ancient chunk of Mars that made its way to Earth, and scientists have been arguing for decades if this cute little space potato may prove the existence of alien life! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow...

Duration:01:02:08

25. The Ark Of The Covenant: A Big Box Of Alien Stuff

3/1/2022
Once again Scott takes the reins and teaches Tristan about the Ark of the Covenant! Is it a nuclear reactor? Is it a big battery that aliens need to recharge every so often? Are there dozens of them scattered throughout the world? I don't really know, but here's what my research found. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle:...

Duration:01:02:42

24. Weather Is Just Aliens, Actually (w/ Kevin from PixelLit)

2/22/2022
Tristan is away so Scott will play... with rocks! Why do people see strange lights in the sky right before an earthquake? Is there a secret city of aliens hidden in the depths of a volcano? What's the deal with plateaus, like in general? And most importantly, do aliens control the weather as a way of manipulating the human species? Let's dive into some 4th-grade earth science to find out! Check out Kevin on Twitter and listen to PixelLit! Donate to Sunrise Movement if you can. Subscribe...

Duration:00:59:53

23. Are Aliens Just Time Traveling Humans? (feat. Isaac Arthur)

2/16/2022
Look, we’re not smart enough to explain the physics of time travel to you all. But thankfully Isaac Arthur is! So let’s explore the big question of if time travel is even physically possible before we answer the main question plaguing our minds: are aliens just time traveling humans? Check out Isaac Arthur on YouTube! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us...

Duration:01:24:51

22. The Nephilim: Did Aliens Create Mythical Giants? (feat. Trey the Explainer)

2/8/2022
We're exploring another claim about ancient aliens creating life on Earth. This time, it's not about us humans, but folks a little bigger. Did aliens create mythical giants like the biblical Goliath? We have Trey the Explainer on to help us get to the bottom of it! Check out TREY the Explainer on YouTube and Twitter @Trey_Explainer! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help...

Duration:01:01:29

21. The Anunnaki: Did Aliens Create Humans To Mine That Sweet Earth Gold?

2/1/2022
Were the ancient Sumerian deities known as the Anunnaki secretly aliens who created humanity to be their slaves to mine gold? And how is this all connected to a talking dog cartoon?? Let’s find out! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter:...

Duration:01:07:36

20. How To Create Alien Life (feat. Lena Vincent)

1/25/2022
Today, Tristan is joined by astrobiologist Lena Vincent to talk about the search for alien life, how we could make some fresh new life of our own, and what "life" even is. Scott is not in this episode because he got distracted making dinner and completely missed out on this rad conversation. Seriously, I wish it was a better excuse. ADHD, man. What can you do? Follow Lena on TikTok at @astrobiolena Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And...

Duration:00:33:20

19. How Ancient Aliens Ghoulishly Exploited The Zuni People For Views

1/18/2022
Did the Zuni people make first contact with alien life forms? Are they still in contact with them? Is this all just a really sad story of exploitation? The answer to at least one of those questions is yes, unfortunately. This one gets us all kinds of steamed up. Donate to help out the Zuni people: https://pueblorelieffund.org/home https://www.firstnations.org/covidfund/ Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if...

Duration:00:45:46