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Consiracyland Season 2 is a three part series, hosted by Yahoo News' Chief Investigative Correspondent MIchael Isikoff, that investigates the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, an aide to then Congressman Joe Scarborough, and how it spawned nearly two decades of conspiracy theories that this year were aggressively promoted by President Trump and the QAnon conspiracy cult. The series includes exclusive interviews with the chief of detectives at the Fort Walton Beach, Florida police department, the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, and Lori's husband, T.J. Klausutis, who describes how the conspiracy theories have caused "inhuman" pain and anguish for him and the rest of her family, resulting in his powerful letter this spring pleading with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to delete the president's false tweets about his wife.

Consiracyland Season 2 is a three part series, hosted by Yahoo News' Chief Investigative Correspondent MIchael Isikoff, that investigates the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, an aide to then Congressman Joe Scarborough, and how it spawned nearly two decades of conspiracy theories that this year were aggressively promoted by President Trump and the QAnon conspiracy cult. The series includes exclusive interviews with the chief of detectives at the Fort Walton Beach, Florida police department, the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, and Lori's husband, T.J. Klausutis, who describes how the conspiracy theories have caused "inhuman" pain and anguish for him and the rest of her family, resulting in his powerful letter this spring pleading with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to delete the president's false tweets about his wife.

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Consiracyland Season 2 is a three part series, hosted by Yahoo News' Chief Investigative Correspondent MIchael Isikoff, that investigates the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, an aide to then Congressman Joe Scarborough, and how it spawned nearly two decades of conspiracy theories that this year were aggressively promoted by President Trump and the QAnon conspiracy cult. The series includes exclusive interviews with the chief of detectives at the Fort Walton Beach, Florida police department, the medical examiner who conducted the autopsy, and Lori's husband, T.J. Klausutis, who describes how the conspiracy theories have caused "inhuman" pain and anguish for him and the rest of her family, resulting in his powerful letter this spring pleading with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to delete the president's false tweets about his wife.

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English

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Episodes

Season 2 Bonus Episode #2: The Strange Roots of Q

10/21/2020
Zach Dorfman, Senior Staff Writer at the Aspen Institute, joins Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman on this special bonus episode of Conspiracyland presented by "Skullduggery." The group discuss Larry McDonald, a former member of the United States House of Representatives that represented Georgia's 7th congressional district. McDonald, who was killed on board Korean Air Lines Flight 007 when it was shot down by Soviet interceptors, eerily anticipated conspiracies now held by the QAnon...

Duration:00:45:16

Season 2 Bonus Episode #1 - "QAnon Enters the Mainstream"

9/26/2020
NJ Congressman Tom Malinowski and National Correspondent for TIME Charlotte Alter join Michael Isikoff and Daniel Klaidman for a special bonus episode of Skullduggery's "Conspiracyland." Malinowski reacts to the recent unfounded ad attack against him straight from the QAnon playbook. Then, Alter weighs in having just written an in-depth piece about the fringe supporter group and how it's slowly working its way into the mainstream. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:48:11

Season 2 Episode 3: "The Twitter Dodge"

9/10/2020
This episode explores how, once President Trump started tweeting about Scarborough and Lori Klausutis, devotees of the QAnon conspiracy theory took up the cause and started spreading even more bizarre and nonsensical conspiracy theories claiming that Klausutis had been “suffocated” after she read secret documents about the 9/11 terror attacks and the Oklahoma City bombing. The episode also examines how Twitter has come under pressure over its handling of Trump’s tweets — an issue that the...

Duration:00:35:47

Season 2 Episode 2: "The Blood Feud"

9/9/2020
This episode traces the conspiracy theories about Lori Klausutis as they evolved over the years, starting with liberal activists such as Markos Moulitsas, founder of the blog Daily Kos, who was once banned from MSNBC for pushing the media to investigate Joe Scarborough’s alleged role in Lori Klausutis’s death. The episode also explores the feud between President Trump and Scarborough. The two were once on friendly terms, with Trump appearing as a frequent guest on “Morning Joe.”...

Duration:00:39:32

Season 2 Episode 1: "A Death in Florida"

9/8/2020
This episode explores the life of Lori Klausutis, a vivacious 28-year-old who worked in a tiny office in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., as the constituent service coordinator for then-congressman Joe Scarborough. A devout Catholic who wore a “Precious Little Feet” lapel pin, a symbol for the anti-abortion movement. Klausutis was a well-liked woman who served as president of the local Young Republicans club and sang in the church choir. The podcast, relying on detailed police reports and interviews...

Duration:00:42:52

Bonus Episode 6

8/6/2019
In this final bonus episode, Yahoo News Editor-in-Chief Dan Klaidman, alongside CNN Contributor Bianna Golodryga, discuss with Michael Isikoff the final installment of Conspiracyland's look into the unsolved murder of Seth Rich. They explore the political purpose of conspiracy theories, the devastating human consequences, as well as their final thoughts on the case. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:18:47

Episode 6: “Collateral damage”

8/6/2019
Even after the discredited story is retracted, the internet, unwilling to let the story go, takes the case in an entirely new direction, targeting Rich’s brother Aaron as a co-conspirator. The D.C. police explain how the conspiracies are hampering the official investigation into the murder, and author Anna Merlan explains why we are living in a modern golden age for conspiracy theories. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:42:18

Bonus Episode 5

7/30/2019
In this bonus episode, Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo News Dan Klaidman and CNN Contributor Bianna Golodryga talk with Conspiracyland host Michael Isikoff about Sean Hannity and his role in peddling the Seth Rich conspiracy and what the consequences have been for Fox News once the story had been debunked. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:12:53

Episode 5: “Fox News fallout”

7/30/2019
Sean Hannity heads an extensive campaign on Fox News with an explosive story that quickly crumbles in the face of facts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:32:52

Bonus Episode 4

7/23/2019
In this bonus episode, Isikoff talks in greater detail about how the Seth Rich WikiLeaks story made its way all the way up the ladder at Fox News. From legendary investigative journalist Seymour Hersh to Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler, and even with the uncertainty of the story, it still hits the airwaves. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:12:24

Episode 4: “Fox News fiction”

7/23/2019
Dallas money man Ed Butowsky decides to change the narrative of Russian meddling in the presidential election, working behind the scenes to get Fox News to go big on a story that Rich was the leaker to WikiLeaks. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:36:41

Bonus Episode 3

7/16/2019
In this bonus episode, Isikoff talks about the role of Washington lobbyist Jack Burkman in fanning the Seth Rich conspiracy flames, staging a filmed reenactment of Rich's murder that distorted reality and horrified the dead DNC staffer's family. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:13:15

Episode 3: “Fake news theater”

7/16/2019
Publicity-hungry D.C. lobbyist Jack Burkman takes the unsolved murder on a wild spree, casting and filming a reenactment of the killing for his own promotional purposes. He does so as another bizarre conspiracy theory takes root — “Pizzagate,” the claim that the Clintons were linked to the sex trafficking of children in the basement of a popular D.C. pizza parlor. The episode explores the indispensable role of “super spreaders” who perpetuate conspiracy theories on social media. See...

Duration:00:31:32

Bonus Episode 1 & 2

7/9/2019
In these special bonus episodes, Yahoo Editor in Chief Daniel Klaidman and CNN Contributor Bianna Golodryga talked to Yahoo Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff about his new six-part podcast series on the 2016 murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich. Isikoff discusses why he delved into his case and what he discovered as he traced how the conspiracy theories about the Rich murder proliferated throughout social media, migrating from obscure websites to...

Duration:00:15:49

Episode 2: “The Russia connection”

7/9/2019
Julian Assange fans the conspiracy flames, implying Rich could have been a source of the DNC leaked emails. Russia’s propaganda outlets and its notorious troll farm pump out the story, and “alt-right” websites latch onto it. Deborah Sines, the prosecutor in charge of the case, digs into where the conspiracy claims are coming from and makes a startling discovery: The original website report about Rich’s being assassinated by a Clinton hit squad was planted by the Russian SVR, the country’s...

Duration:00:29:43

Episode 1: “The last days of Seth Rich”

7/9/2019
Rich’s friends and family remember the idealistic political staffer and the last few days of his life. The shooting of Rich at 4:19 on Sunday morning, July 10, 2016, was viewed by Washington, D.C., police as the result of a botched robbery for good reason: There had been seven armed robberies in D.C.’s Bloomingdale neighborhood in the six weeks prior to Rich’s death, a crime spree that the cops believed was linked to a gang of drug dealers in a nearby housing project. And yet, three days...

Duration:00:34:17

Conspiracyland: Coming Soon

7/1/2019
Subscribe Now! Go inside the murder investigation that shook D.C. Episodes 1 & 2 coming July 9th, 2019. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Duration:00:01:30