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A Cup of Joe

12/7/2018
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This week, a slightly longer than usual episode: M interviews friend of the show (and target of QAnon), Joe Uscinski (Miami), the political scientist working on conspiracy theory theory. Due to the longer than usual shenanigans, the news update was moved entirely to the bonus content, available at low-low prices to potential patrons. (Also, this episode has a few visual gags, so maybe go watch it: https://youtu.be/A9WZKMhyVgE) Watch M’s series “Conspiracism”...

Duration:00:57:30

The Stab in the Back Myth of WWI

11/29/2018
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Josh and M investigate the November criminals and the associated conspiracy theory that says the Germans could have won the First Great War if it hadn't been for those pesky kids. They also check in Julian Assange and Paul Manafort's (alleged) secret meetings, ask why a local opinion piece writer is engaging in crypto-antisemitism, and poke at a niggling IT issue. Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJEp7xTcFU3hc2W0kfdSvAQ and learn more about their...

Duration:00:30:38

An interview with Dr. Pat Stokes (Deakin)

11/22/2018
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In this special episode M interviews Dr. (soon to be an Ass. Prof.) Patrick Stokes, one of the contributor's to M's new book 'Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously.' From a discussion to what counts as a conspiracy theory to who gets to claim the nationality of Russell Crowe, Pat and M have a wide-ranging discussion on conspiracy theory and conspiracy theories over the course of nearly fifty minutes. But never fear; Josh is still there to update you on the latest conspiracy theory...

Duration:01:10:30

Book Review - Ethical Human Rights

11/15/2018
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In this week’s episode Josh and Dr. M review and discuss “Ethical Human Rights,” a book by New Zealand activist Anthony Ravlich. “Ethical Human Rights” suggests the existence of a UN conspiracy to destroy the self-determination of the West? Is it good? Is it awful? Let us be the judge(s). We also catch up on that alien autopsy film from 1995, talk a little about the latest Trump news, and discuss the ethics of bugging an consulate vs. murdering a journalist. — Watch M’s series...

Duration:00:40:18

Morning Star's Tale - A Book Review

11/8/2018
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This week Josh and M review "Morning Star's tale," a book by Lee Austin which may or may not reveal the truth of the Flat Earth. They also take a quick look at Australian Nazis, Surefire Intelligence, and update you on the Jami-Lee Ross/Simon Bridges scandal back in Aotearoa. Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJEp7xTcFU3hc2W0kfdSvAQ and learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the...

Duration:00:54:39

The Dead Popes' Society

11/5/2018
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In this episode Josh and M talk about the various conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Pope John Paul I, one of the Roman Catholic Church's shortest lived pontiffs. They also talk a lot about dog-whistle racism in recent U.S. politics, and reference both the works of Julian Sands and William Shatner. It's just a perfectly normal episode of The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy. Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJEp7xTcFU3hc2W0kfdSvAQ and...

Duration:00:54:19

Catholic Conspiracies

10/25/2018
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In this episode resident (lapsed) Catholic M and (dubiously) recently baptised Catholic Josh discuss a few Catholic conspiracy theories, the Know Nothings, and fake popes. They also catch us up on the death of Jamal Khashoggi, those suspicious packages in the US, and the never-ending saga that is the disappearance of MH370. Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJEp7xTcFU3hc2W0kfdSvAQ and learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why...

Duration:00:38:45

Numbers Station

10/18/2018
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This week Josh and M discuss Number Stations (and, for some reason, their favourite found footage films), before tackling Saudi Arabian-dismemberment plots and the curious case of Jami-Lee Ross, MP for Botany! -- Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJEp7xTcFU3hc2W0kfdSvAQ and learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our...

Duration:00:37:36

Disappearances!

10/13/2018
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This week Josh and M discuss mysterious (and sometimes) ominous disappearances, like that of Fan Bingbing and Meng Hongwei in China, and the suspected disappearance and murder of Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Arabian embassy in Turkey. We also catch up with Taylor Swift's political views, talk academic hoaxes, and pour scorn on a post "Do no evil" Google. Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJEp7xTcFU3hc2W0kfdSvAQ and learn more about their academic...

Duration:00:51:10

Phantom Cosmonauts... in Space!

10/5/2018
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This week Josh and M discuss phantom cosmonauts, discuss Brett Kavanaugh for possibly the last time, discuss a taxpayer's onion, and check in on the Seth Rich saga. Oh, and there's a reminder to go watch M's new web series, "Conspiracism." Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJEp7xTcFU3hc2W0kfdSvAQ and learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our...

Duration:01:58:40

In Soviet Russia, America Plots to Undermine You!

9/27/2018
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This week Josh and M discuss the Dulles Plan (or Doctrine), which posits a huge conspiracy by the U.S. to undermine Russia from within. They also discuss Ben Carson's claims about the Fabian Society, touch on some purported Chinese espionage back in Aotearoa, and update you on the requistite Trump news. Just another week at the coalface of conspiracy theory. Oh, and M introduces their new YouTube series, "Conspiracism!" You can watch it...

Duration:02:34:11

It’s a Flat, Flat, Flat, Flat World

9/21/2018
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What do Pacman, billiard balls and transwarping all have in common? They are associated with the Flat Earth thesis. Join Josh and M as they puzzle over the Flat Earth and Flat Earthers. Along the way they comment on the continuing sore that is the Brett Kavanaugh story, and talk a little about the flipping of one Paul Manafort. Learn more about M's academic work on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by...

Duration:02:14:41

They blinded us with (junk) science

9/13/2018
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This week we discuss the junk science behind cancerous claims about Round-up, Agent Orange, 1080, and Autism diagnoses, looking at how legal findings do not necessarily tell you anything interesting scientifically. We also cover some shenanigans surrounding the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, a 9/11 missing person case, and the latest disinformation from Russia. Links: That 1080 image - https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2018/08/1080-activism-going-down-the-conspiracy-wormhole.html Russia...

Duration:00:45:06

Patron Bonus Episode - Experts on Unnatural Holes discuss Zina Bash, ISS, and the silence of Steve Bannon

9/5/2018
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Get a sneak peak at what the patrons get to hear for free this week, as we discuss the supposed white power hand symbol flashed by Zina Bash at the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, who drilled a hole in the ISS, and why we're not perturbed that Steve Bannon isn't getting a platform at the New Yorker Festival.

Duration:00:24:10

What's got QAnon so Spooked?

9/5/2018
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We return to QAnon to check in with their recent predictions, talk a little about 1080, cast shade on Twitter, and discuss the purported use of microwave weapons against U.S. diplomats in Cuba and Beijing. [The audio this week is better than last week, but due to a problem with the set up the audio recorded on the wrong mics... Sorry!] Learn more about M's academic work on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the...

Duration:00:50:11

Michael Michael Collins Collins!

8/31/2018
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The audio quality in this episode is, at times, terrible. Listeners should be advised! Join us as we discuss Michael Collins and Michael Collins. One of them is an Irish politician. The other is someone who remarkably never set foot on the Moon. All of them have associated conspiracy theories! Learn more about M's academic work on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our...

Duration:00:25:46

Lack of episodes update!

8/23/2018
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In which M apologises for a lack of content. It's all Josh's septum's fault. Honestly!

Duration:00:06:48

Live from Auckland! It's (all about) Alex Jones!

8/9/2018
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In this return to the ancestral seat of House Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy, Josh and M discuss the recent "todo" around Alex Jones and InfoWars, get into Bigfoot porn, and update you on antifa protests your hosts have been attending. -- Learn more about M's academic work on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/conspiracism or Podbean...

Duration:00:35:19

The Russian Invasion of Auckland, 1873

7/30/2018
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In this episode Josh and M take a step back to 1873 and report on the reporting of a Russian invasion of the port of Auckland, and the various conspiracy theories that surround it. Learn more about M's academic work on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/conspiracism or Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79 You...

Duration:04:11:09

Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously

7/20/2018
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This week Josh and M discuss a forthcoming book, Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously," edited by one Dr. M R. X. Dentith. Spooky... Learn more about M's academic work on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/conspiracism or Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79 You can contact us at: podcastconspiracy@gmail.com

Duration:00:47:05