The subtitle of this podcast should be: How to Stop Worrying and Love the Surveillance State.
As we mentioned in last week's show, Adam purchased an Alexa Echo, which has been making the news lately for randomly laughing at it's users. Amazon claims they've addressed the problem and fixed it. But this story raises some troubling questions about the sinister nature of these new technologies. How much control do we want to cede to these behemoth tech companies for convenience?
In this week's episode we review a fascinating UFO incident that occurred in October of last year. What makes this case so interesting, is that researchers were able to obtain the audio recording of the air traffic controllers, pilots, and the FAA while it was happening in real-time. Fighter jets were scrambled, but still there are no definitive answers yet on what the object was, its final destination, or intention.
What the hell was it?
Another Bigfoot lawsuit filed in California. The...
In this week's episode, John and Adam tackle the Parkland School Shooting conspiracies, the disinformation, and outright bullshit surrounding this tragic event.
Shouts of "False Flag" and "Crisis Actor" are all too common these days and, far more often than not, without merit. We'll dissect these claims and, hopefully, contribute a little critical thinking to the conversation.
In the second half, John breaks down the recent Mueller indictments of the 13 so-called "Russian Trolls" who...
John and Adam take a deep dive into the pros and cons of having too much information at our fingertips. Are we in the midst of an information overload? How do we know what's true or false? With all the frightening new technologies coming down the pike, how can we even determine that what we're seeing is real?
Are we entering a new dark age - an "Infopocalypse," if you will?
Adding insult to injury to all this is our penchant for focusing on the negative, as well as our tendency to over-...
We review the fascinating and disturbing documentary, HOLY HELL.
The film chronicles the 22-year journey of former members who were trapped in the bizarre Buddhafield cult.
Through personal archive footage and interviews, the film chronicles the rise and fall, not only of the cult itself, but of its strangely charismatic leader, Michel Rostand (aka Andreas).
This is one of those "cautionary tales" of how cult leaders use time-tested techniques to manipulate and coerce vulnerable and...
How can we communicate with our descendants thousands of years in the future about the dangers of nuclear waste? Sounds easy enough right? Well, maybe not. Maybe what we need is an elite secret society of scientists, an Atomic Priesthood if you will, to help protect the future of humanity with a kind of "language of eternity" built on myth and symbols.
Win $70,000! All you gotta do is catch Bigfoot. Or Nessie. Or the Chupacabra. Or the Cornish Owl Man, whatever the hell that is. Easy...
In this weeks episode John and Adam get all random again with a hodgepodge of topics.
We begin talking about filmmaker Craig Baldwin's avant-garde cinema, specifically Tribulation 99 and Mock-Up on Mu. Using archival footage from the early pulp serials, clips from industrial films, and other found footage, Baldwin creates a collage of paranoia and conspiracy that's been dubbed as, "an X-Ray of a rabid slacker's seething brain."
Next up... has Andy Kaufman reincarnated as a hilarious and...
On this, our special 100th episode, John completely solves Russiagate! Well, maybe not completely, but close enough. ;-)
Plus, predictions from the past about the future and... our very own predictions for 2018.
Take a listen to find out what's "really" gonna happen.
In tonight's podcast, we discuss a fascinating documentary on Netflix called JIM & ANDY: The Great Beyond, which chronicles the behind-the-scene antics of Jim Carrey playing Andy Kaufman - and his alter-ego Tony Clifton - on the set of Man on the Moon.
At first glance this might not seem very paranormal, but the questions this documentary raises about the notion of the self, the other, etc., are nothing short of profound.
JIM & ANDY is the extraordinary story of the meeting of the minds,...
We discuss DISCOVERING BIGFOOT, the new documentary by Todd Standing, a controversial figure in cryptid circles. Is Standing nuts? Is he sincere? Is he lying? Is he the target of an incredibly long and unlikely con?
The movie is available on NETFLIX. Give it a watch. Let us know what you think.
NOTE: We apologize for the inconsistent audio in the first half, as Skype was buggy. Second half much better.
John starts off talking about the reason we didn't record a show last week... he was playing with Litecoin 24/7 and hallucinating that he alone discovered using the Fibonacci sequence when trading. Hint: He didn't. ;-)
What's the Fibonacci sequence, and how can it be applied to trading?
Did the NSA create Bitcoin? The answer may surprise you.
Adam saw The Last Jedi! Don't...
In this week's episode, Adam and John talk all things crypto: the currency, the craziness, and yes, the kitties!
Adam finally takes the Bitcoin plunge, and wonders if maybe there's a secret world of hidden finance beyond the Blockchain.
John brings up the Internet of Things, and the currency (IOTA) behind it.
So, what are CryptoKitties, you ask? They're collectible, breedable, adorable... and they're gumming up the Ethereum Blockchain.
Can one man's gaze heal all ills? Or are we just a...
Remember the Area 51 caller on Art Bell in 1997? Whatever happened to that guy? The answer may surprise you.
Crypto-currency craziness! Bitcoin, Litecoin, and Ethereum all reached a new high the other day, then suddenly came crashing back down, spreading FUD in the community. At least for the noobs. Is Bitcoin a bubble, a Ponzi scheme, another example of Tulip mania? Or is it the way of the future for digital currencies, a true breakaway from the fiat system controlled by banksters? Those...
There's a proliferation of Time Travel LARPing on the Internet right now. Has this become a "Thing"? Is Adam to blame?
A new vid purports to prove the Berenstain/Berenstein Bears Mandela Effect. Real, or just a good use of After Effects?
Plus, an inter-dimensional portal to Sedona, AZ opens up in some guy's apartment using 525 Hz soundwaves and a Bluetooth Speaker! Looks like CERN just wasted a bunch of money. ;-)
Can Donald Trump just push the button... you know, like the evil...
John takes us down the rabbit hole on what's been happening on 4Chan these past couple of weeks, which has taken the Internet by storm, no pun intended. ;-)
Someone, or some group, calling themselves, "Q Clearance Patriot", has been posting a series of questions (breadcrumbs) on /pol/ and hinting that the storm everyone has been waiting for is finally upon us.
What storm? Well, nothing less than the end of the Old/New World Order, the Bush/Clinton/Obama crime cabal, and all their corrupt...
Declassified CIA documents suggest there WAS a conspiracy to kill JFK - and Hitler DID survive World War II. Wait, what?
Is this another case of the Mandela Effect? There's an epic frickin' piece of CARDBOARD co-starring in the Bela Lugosi Dracula! How has no one noticed this since 1931?
What to make of all these sexual harassment allegations coming out of Hollywood? Witch hunt? Overdue justice?
British horror classic CURSE OF THE DEMON - it's connection to Aleister Crowley and The...
Was Aleister Crowley the wickedest man who ever lived? (Spoiler: No. He was just a jerk.)
Adam and John are confirmed cinephiles, so they can be forgiven for reading too much into the "magical" qualities of film. Turns out early cinema actually grew out of the magical tradition. We discuss the occult roots of the film industry.
And, of course, we go off on a few tangents - including a discussion of acting as shamanistic pursuit, and why modern horror films suck.
How close are we to a Blade Runner reality? Will we see real replicants in our lifetimes?
John has an update on the unfolding Vegas investigation.
It's the 50th anniversary of the Patterson-Gimlin footage! And the big guy is back to parrrrrrr-tay!
Doppelgangers are trending. And Melania is the trendiest doppelganger.
And finally... Adam and John get all philosophical, attempting to parse the inherently contradictory nature of reality.
Why do people believe in flat earth theories? What's the attraction? Is it possible there's actually something to this?
Adam talks a little about Blade Runner 2049 - and then reveals an amazing anecdote about Philip K Dick, Stanislaw Lem, and a possible communist conspiracy. Could Lem have been a synthetic human?
John just can't let this Vegas thing go. He spent the past week in the rabbit hole and simply must share his latest findings.
We talk about the fall of Harvey Weinstein, and what...