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Podcast Profile: The Podcaster’s Guide to the Conspiracy

podcast imageTwitter: @PodGuideCon@conspiracism@monkeyfluids (@conspiracism followed by 121 philosophers)
Site: conspiracism.podbean.com
300 episodes
2017 to present
Average episode: 46 minutes
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Categories: Interview-Style • Two Hosts

Podcaster's summary: Dr. M R. X. Dentith and Josh Addison dissect and analysis conspiracy theories new and old, looking at conspiracy theory through the lens of Philosophy!

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List Updated: 2022-Dec-04 12:36 UTC. Episodes: 300. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Episodes
2022-Dec-01 • 83 minutes
An Interview with David G. Robertson
M interviews Dr. David G. Robertson, Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the Open University, and a fellow conspiracy theory theorist! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Nov-26 • 49 minutes
Gamergateagain
It's Back to the Conspiracy time, as Josh and M travel back to 2014 to revisit #gamergate, then go on to look at everything that flowed from it. It's almost inspiring to see how far a little hashtag has come, only it isn't. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://...
2022-Nov-18 • 73 minutes
An Interview with Matt Shields
M interviews Matt Shields, an assistant professor at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. Matt is the author of "Rethinking conspiracy theories" (Synthese, 2022) and "Conceptual Engineering, Conceptual Domination, and the Case of Conspiracy Theories" Social Epistemology, forthcoming). — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com...
2022-Nov-10 • 68 minutes
Applied Epistemology with Aaron Rabinowitz
Josh looks at M and Brian's jointly-authored "The Applied Epistemology of Conspiracy Theories", accompanied by Aaron Rabinowitz of the "Embrace the Void" podcast. — On Twitter, Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism On Mastodon, M is @[email protected] and Josh is @[email protected] You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... P...
2022-Nov-05 • 61 minutes
A Kick in the Listicles
Ah, listicles - the lowest form of low-effort content. Except, of course, for the content that consists of reading out listicles and reacting to them. And that's just what M and Josh are up to this week, when they're not discussing X-rated autocorrect fails or X-rated VPN fails! You're welcome. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreo...
2022-Oct-28 • 53 minutes
Episode 384 - Celebrity Deaths (Back to the Conspiracy)
What's more Halloween-y than death? A celebrity death-focussed episode of the Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Oct-22 • 58 minutes
The Death of David Kelly
By audience request, Josh and M look into the death of Dr. David Kelly, the UN weapons inspector who made the UK government look bad, then committed suicide in 2003. Or not, depending on who you listen to. Along the way, we discover a puzzling error in our own reporting of the event from years ago - an error we could have edited out to make ourselves look better, but we're above such deceptions. Or couldn't be bothered, one or the other. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also...
2022-Oct-13 • 64 minutes
An interview with Julia Duetz
M interviews Julia Duetz, author of "Conspiracy Theories are Not Beliefs" (Erkenntnis), and the forthcoming coming paper "What does it mean for a conspiracy theory to be a 'theory?'" (Social Epistemology). — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pa...
2022-Oct-06 • 43 minutes
The Problem of Conspiracism
In this Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre episode, Brian and Josh take a look at M Dentith's paper "The Problem of Conspiracism". What exactly is the problem of conspiracism, and does it have anything to do with the hordes of zombies descending on Brian's position? No, you're right, probably not. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www....
2022-Oct-01 • 47 minutes
The Podcasters Who Cried Naomi Wolf (Back to the Conspiracy)
Join Josh and M as they update you all on the trials and tribulations of Dr. Naomi Wolf!
2022-Sep-24 • 59 minutes
None Dare Call it Conspirituality!
M and Josh take a look at the sadly departed Dean Ballinger's last paper - published the day of his funeral - to see what he and Ann Hardy had to say about David Icke's brand of "conspiritualism". — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crow...
2022-Sep-17 • 60 minutes
Online Extremism - A Case Study concerning Action Zealandia
Josh and M review two recent papers concerning Aotearoa's white supremacist/nationalist group, Action Zealandia, which look at why violent rhetoric online does not necessarily lead to violent acts offline. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pa...
2022-Sep-12 • 69 minutes
In Memorandum Dean Ballinger - The Great Beast vs. Waikato
We present a remastered version of episode 62, our interview with Dean Ballinger, as part of our remembrance of him.
2022-Sep-10 • 59 minutes
What’s a Monological Belief System?
Time for another Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre - this week we're looking at Kurtis Hagen's "Conspiracy Theorists and Monological Belief Systems". — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Sep-01 • 71 minutes
Critical Race Theory with Aaron Rabinowitz
M talks with Aaron Rabinowitz (of "Embrace the Void" and "Philosophers in Space") about Critical Race Theory, a topic Josh seems to not be prepared for... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Aug-27 • 50 minutes
Josh and M get a new prescription (Back to the Conspiracy)
Josh and M revisit 2015's episode on Medical Conspiracies, and finally talk about Tuskegee and the Unfortunate Experiment. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Aug-20 • 57 minutes
Not the Conspiracy!
M and Josh bid farewell to the "What the Conspiracy!" segment and say "hello again!" to The Podcaster’s Guide to the Conspiracy Grab Bag Cavalcade of Conspiracy Nuggets! That's three exclamation marks in one sentence, so you know this episode will be a riot! By which we mean it will involve numerous deaths and some amount of property destruction. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Cons...
2022-Aug-12 • 50 minutes
Another Interview with Joe Uscinski
M interviews Professor Joe Uscinski (Miami) about whether or not polling supports the claim belief in conspiracy theories is on the rise. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Aug-06 • 62 minutes
Dennis Wheately, Hitler and Norway (What the Conspiracy!)
In this (final? maybe?) edition of "What the Conspiracy!", M thrills Josh with stories of espionage and disinformation from Word War 2. Tune in and let yourself be similarly thrilled. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile...
2022-Jul-30 • 54 minutes
Not the Nine O’Clock News (It’s a podcast; you could be listening to it anytime!)
Josh and M do some old: a fullblown news episode! From Somerton Man to Scotland, with a little stop over in... Well, we forget! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Jul-23 • 61 minutes
The Uber Files
The Uber Files told us a bunch of things about Uber that we probably assumed already, but it's nice to know for sure. M and Josh take a look into some of the company's dodgy dealings. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile...
2022-Jul-16 • 84 minutes
An Interview with Kurtis Hagen
M talks with Kurtis Hagen about his new book, "Conspiracy Theories and the Failure of Intellectual Critique" which is about to be published by the University of Michigan Press. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv...
2022-Jul-08 • 54 minutes
Josh and Brian Examine the Evidence
Brian and Josh look at "Conspiracy theories on the basis of the evidence", another paper from the ever-elusive Dr. M Dentith. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Jul-02 • 49 minutes
Four Tales of CIA Shenanigans (What the Conspiracy!)
Sex dolls in Moscow! Vampires in the Philippines! Two other things! Josh lets M in on a few of the weirder things the CIA got up to in the latter half of the 20th Century. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Jun-23 • 104 minutes
Circling the Void with Aaron Rabinowitz
M chats with Aaron Rabinowitz, of the "Embrace the Void" podcast, about the Better Way Anti-vax conference in the UK, the problem of "them" when it comes to problematic belief in conspiracy theories, and much more beside... Listen to Aaron's podcasts here: https://voidpod.com — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersgui...
2022-Jun-19 • 57 minutes
The Treaty of 1213
Josh and M discuss how the Pope controls the world via the Treaty of 1213 and secret "Treaty of Verona." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Jun-11 • 35 minutes
It’s Another Filler Episode!
M's hectic life in academia got in the way of recording this week, so Josh put together a quick episode to tide you over until next week. There's a Top 10 article, a Top 100 article and more besides! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: podcastconspira[email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/c...
2022-Jun-05 • 50 minutes
Coady on Sunstein and Vermeule
Josh and M review David Coady's review of the work of Cass Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-May-28 • 57 minutes
The Calculus Wars (What the Conspiracy!)
M schools Josh in the mud-slinging history of calculus! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-May-21 • 68 minutes
Buffalo Bull
Josh and M discuss the recent (at time of recording) racially-motivated mass shooting in the USA: the Buffalo Shooting of May 2022. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-May-16 • 66 minutes
(More) Conspiracy Theories in Fiction
Josh and M return once more to the well that is conspiracy theories in fiction. There are a lot of spoilers to that show you probably watched an episode of. You know the one. It ran, what? A season? You probably only saw it on late night TV. Indeed, it rather annoys me now that M didn't talk at all about the "War of the Worlds" TV series. Not the recent French or BBC one. No, the show which ran at the end of the 90s and the early 80s. It even had TV's "The Highlander" in it. Well, for one season. One inferi...
2022-May-06 • 68 minutes
Kurtis Hagen’s Conspiracy Theories and the Paranoid Style (Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre)
Josh and M (with terrible audio on M's part) review Kurtis Hagen's "Conspiracy Theories and the Paranoid Style" (Social Epistemology, 2017). — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Apr-28 • 41 minutes
M muses on Twitter and Elon Musk via InfoWars
Josh is sick with the novel coronavirus, so M fills in forty minutes talking about free speech, Elon Musk, and trying to remember whatever was the issue with Hunter Biden's laptop...
2022-Apr-24 • 41 minutes
Three Potential Russian Spies (What the Conspiracy!)
Josh tells M about three potential Russian spies in this episode of "What the Conspiracy!" — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Apr-20 • 44 minutes
The CIA interferes with Aotearoa
Josh and M discuss a recent article by Murray Horton, over at Covert Action Magazine, about the CIA's purported role in the Māori Loans Affair of the late 1980s. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Apr-10 • 11 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode - Another(?) Interview with M R. X. Dentith
Josh interviews his old university chum, M R. X. Dentith, to get the goss on the 2017 paper they co-authored with Martin Orr.
2022-Apr-10 • 69 minutes
Secrecy and Conspiracy (Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre)
Josh and Brian review the 2017 Episteme article "Secrecy and Conspiracy" by M R. X. Dentith and Martin Orr.
2022-Apr-05 • 48 minutes
The VECTOR Explosion (What the Conspiracy!)
M tells Josh about an incident at a BSL-4 lab back in late 2019. No, not that BSL-4 lab! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Mar-26 • 66 minutes
Some Conspiracy Theories of Aotearoa
In kind of a gentle rebuke to David Farrier, Josh and M discuss some of Aotearoa's novel conspiracy theories. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Mar-21 • 50 minutes
Dangerous Machinery (Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre)
Josh (for the most part) reviews Ginna Husting and Martin Orr's "Dangerous Machinery: “Conspiracy Theorist” as a Transpersonal Strategy of Exclusion" (Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 30, Issue 2, 2007). — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/cro...
2022-Mar-11 • 13 minutes
Filler Episode!
M is sick and Josh is not, so Josh gives us a sneak preview of what is to come! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Mar-06 • 57 minutes
A Visit to the Unusual Suspects
Josh and M wander over to InforWars, Natural News, Veteran's Today, ad David Icke's website to see what is happening. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Feb-26 • 49 minutes
The Cholera Riots (What the Conspiracy!)
Josh elucidates M on the Cholera Riots. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Feb-18 • 56 minutes
Conspiracy Theory: Truth or Language Game? (Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre)
Josh and M review 20 "Conspiracy Theory: Truth or Language Game?" by Ole Bjerg and Thomas Presskorn-Thygesen (as published in Theory, Culture & Society 2017, Vol. 34(1) pp. 137–159). — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/...
2022-Feb-12 • 61 minutes
The God Damn Loch Ness Monster
Josh decides that episode 350 of the podcast should be devoted to a joke from South Park no one remembers... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Jan-28 • 47 minutes
Wild Animus (What the Conspiracy!)
M tells Josh about the 2004 book, "Wild Animus." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2022-Jan-22 • 70 minutes
A Conversation between Conspiracy Theory Theorists
Josh and M review 7 (short) papers: “The Need for Accountable Witnesses” - a reply to M’s “When Inferring to a Conspiracy might be the Best Explanation” by Lee Basham “Treating Conspiracy Theories Seriously” - a reply to Lee by M “Between Generalism and Particularism about Conspiracy Theory” - reply to both Lee and M from Pat Stokes “In Defence of Particularism” - M’s reply to Pat’s reply to M and Lee “Between Two Generalisms” - Lee’s reply to Pat’s reply to Lee and M “Reluctance and Suspicion” - Pat’s repl...
2022-Jan-16 • 40 minutes
The Lovecraft Investigations
Josh and M start the year talking about a hypothetical fourth season of the BBC podcast, "The Lovecraft Investigations." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Dec-17 • 35 minutes
2021: A Year in Review
Josh and M crank out a lazy pre-Xmas episode/end of year episode reviewing their own work over 2021. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Dec-10 • 17 minutes
Bonus Episode - An Interview with M R. X. Dentith
Brian is unavailable, so Josh takes the reins and interviews his old university pal, Associate Professor M R. X. Dentith.
2021-Dec-09 • 56 minutes
When Inferring to a Conspiracy Theory might be the Best Explanation (Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre)
Josh and Brian continue their series of "Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre," reviewing the 2016 paper "When Inferring to a Conspiracy Theory might be the Best Explanation" by M R. X. Dentith.
2021-Dec-06 • 44 minutes
Nazis and Anti-Semites in Aotearoa
Josh discusses the dreadful history of Aotearoa New Zealand not investigating Nazi war criminals living amongst, whilst M talks about the anti-Semitism of Social Credit NZ. —Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on TwitterYou can also contact us at: [email protected] not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracyor... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79......
2021-Nov-26 • 49 minutes
Tones! (What the Conspiracy!)
Josh informs M about concert tones, Nazi tones, love tones, and basically gets very tonal. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Nov-19 • 52 minutes
Vice Epistemology (Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre)
Josh and M review Quassim Cassam's "Vice Epistemology" from The Monist in 2016. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Nov-13 • 36 minutes
A Coup in Iran
Josh and M discuss the 1953 coup in Iran, which gets quite false flaggy... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Nov-04 • 53 minutes
Nikki Sixx and Matthew Trippe (What the conspiracy!)
M informs Josh about a conspiracy theory involving Mötley Crüe... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Oct-30 • 53 minutes
Havana Syndrome
Josh and M get topical, and talk about Havana Syndrome! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Oct-25 • 66 minutes
David Coady‘s Conspiracy Theories and Conspiracy Theorists (Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre)
Josh and M review a chapter from David Coady's "What to believe now?" — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Oct-17 • 44 minutes
The Columbus Letter (What the Conspiracy!)
Josh tells M about the Columbus Letter! Well, about the three forged copies of the Columbus Letter! That we know of... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Oct-07 • 49 minutes
The Cat‘s Meow
Josh and M discuss the conspiracy of silence around the fate of Thomas H. Ince! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Oct-02 • 79 minutes
Conspiracy Theories and Stylized Facts (Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre)
Josh and M review Kurtis Hagen's "Conspiracy Theories and Stylized Facts" from the Journal for Peace and Justice Studies, vol. 21 number 2, 2011. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Sep-24 • 62 minutes
The Plot to Make Aotearoa Non-Nuclear! (What the Conspiracy!)
M tells Josh of a foreign plot in the 80s to turn Aotearoa New Zealand against nukes! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Sep-16 • 32 minutes
Expertise from the Can!
Due to timetabling issues, Josh and M reach into the can to fetch a pre-recorded, emergency broadcast on... Expertise and conspiracy theories! Funnily enough, it was recorded in a previous lockdown in Aotearoa! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.c...
2021-Sep-09 • 44 minutes
20 Years of 9/11 Scholarship
Josh and M talk about 9/11 and the impact it had on academic scholarship. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Sep-03 • 48 minutes
Episode 331 - Susan Feldman‘s Counterfact Conspiracy Theories
Josh and Me review "Counterfact Conspiracy Theories" by Susan Feldman, as published in the International Journal of Applied Philosophy in 2011. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Aug-27 • 50 minutes
What the Conspiracy! - The Kidnapping of Shergar
Josh tells M about one of the most notable horse kidnappings in Ireland in the 20th Century... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Aug-19 • 49 minutes
Covert Infiltration
Josh and M discuss how someone infiltrated and then reported back on six months undercover with Action Zealandia - Aotearoa New Zealand's "premiere" white nationalist/supremacist group. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profi...
2021-Aug-13 • 59 minutes
Lee Basham's conspiracy theories and rationality
Josh and M review Lee Basham's chapter in "Beyond Rationality," "Conspiracy Theories and Rationality." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Aug-06 • 53 minutes
The Tartarian Empire
In this episode of "What the conspiracy!" M introduces Josh to the history of the Tartarian Empire! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Jul-30 • 53 minutes
Morgellons!
Josh and M attempt to discuss Morgellons Disease, although the dodgy internet connection at one of their ends keeps getting in the way... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Jul-23 • 58 minutes
Is Kurtis Hagen's "Is infiltration of extremist groups justified?" justified?
Josh and M take a look at Kurtis Hagen's 2010 piece, "Is infiltration of extremist groups justified?" — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Jul-17 • 50 minutes
The Ponzi Scheme
Josh educates M on the origin of the name, "The Ponzi Scheme." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Jul-07 • 67 minutes
In conversation with Ginna Husting and Martin Orr
Josh discovers that M has uploaded yet another interview; this time with Ginna Husting and Martin Orr of Boise State. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Jul-01 • 81 minutes
In conversation with Joe Uscinski
Josh discovers that M has interviewed Joe Uscinski once again... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Jun-24 • 82 minutes
In conversation with Brian L. Keeley
M talks with Brian L. Keeley (Pitzer College), and Josh wonders where M has got to... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Jun-17 • 25 minutes
Where is M?
M has disappeared, and Josh is trying to find out what happened... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M was @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Jun-09 • 1 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode Preview - Definitely Only About Nick Smith
From an episode in which Josh and M definitely only discuss the mystery of why National MP Nick Smith resigned. NOTHING ELSE IS DISCUSSED!
2021-Jun-09 • 57 minutes
The Reichstag Fire
Josh and M finally get around to discussing the Reichstag Fire of 1933, which some claim is a classic false flag. Josh and M disagree... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pa...
2021-Jun-03 • 1 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode Preview - That Old Havana Sound!
Josh, M, and some insects (from the most recent patron bonus episode).
2021-Jun-03 • 39 minutes
The Plot to Kill Castro! Raul Castro!
In this episode of "What the conspiracy!" M introduces Josh to a plot to kill a Castro... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-May-27 • 1 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode Preview - The Third Man
A preview of the patron bonus episode - The Third Man!
2021-May-27 • 51 minutes
We return to Uncle Sam's Snuff Factory
Josh and M revisit a story from 2019: the tale of Uncle Sam's Snuff Factory in Killeen, Texas. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-May-20 • 2 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode Preview - Waterworld
In a world without Earth, Wind or Fire, there is only... Waterworld!
2021-May-20 • 64 minutes
Symposium on Conspiracy Theories - Causes and Cures
Josh and M finally get around to discussing Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule's "Symposium on Conspiracy Theories - Causes and Cures."
2021-May-13 • 5 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode Preview - Cheat codes for the universe
Josh activates his inner potential with guidance from M, in this clip from the patron bonus episode, "Cheat codes for the universe."
2021-May-13 • 52 minutes
Patrick Ewing and the Frozen Envelope
In this episode of "What the Conspiracy?" Josh tells M about the NBA, the NBA Draft, and Patrick Ewing and the Frozen Envelope! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crow...
2021-May-06 • 3 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode Preview for "Dick Barton Investigates the Fate of MH370"
A very long blurb (from the patron bonus episode "Dick Barton Investigates the Fate of MH370").
2021-May-06 • 52 minutes
M Gets (Ex)cited Over MH17
Josh and M discuss a 2019 paper on MH17 conspiracy theories. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-May-06 • 45 minutes
Episode 116 (Redux) - Whatever happened to MH17?
Another look at one of our earlier accounts of the fate of MH17, in preparation for the next episode!
2021-May-06 • 26 minutes
Episode 11 (Redux) - MH17
In preparation for the next episode, why not go back to the year it started, and the first time Josh and M talked about the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17...
2021-Apr-30 • 2 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode Preview - The T-Shirt
A preview from the bonus episode "Returning to David Icke and Alex Jones" where Josh and M talk about a t-shirt...
2021-Apr-30 • 65 minutes
The Ethics of Conspiracy Theorizing
In this episode of Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre Josh and M review Juha Räikkä's 2009 paper, "The Ethics of Conspiracy Theorizing." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com...
2021-Apr-23 • 58 minutes
The Notting Hill Mystery
M introduces Josh to the Notting Hill Mystery in this episode of "What the conspiracy?" — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Apr-15 • 44 minutes
The Sinking of the USS Maine
Josh and M look at the least false flaggy alleged false flag, the sinking of the USS Maine! -- — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Apr-09 • 59 minutes
Buenting and Taylor's Fortuitous Data
Josh and M present another episode of Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre, and review "Conspiracy Theories and Fortuitous Data" by Joel Buenting and Jason Taylor. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfundin...
2021-Apr-01 • 43 minutes
TIMECUBE!
In this episode of "What the conspiracy!" Josh informs M of the science of... the TIMECUBE! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Mar-25 • 52 minutes
Josh and M go to the Art Gallery
Josh and M discuss the curious case of Dr. Dirk Obbink, whether or not the Salvator Mundi is the work of Leonardo, and the theft of... another Salvator Mundi! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? htt...
2021-Mar-19 • 58 minutes
Juha Räikkä on Political Conspiracy Theories
Josh and M review Juha Räikkä's "On Political Conspiracy Theories" from the Journal of Political Philosophy, 17(2) back in 2009. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/cro...
2021-Mar-12 • 45 minutes
The Campden Wonder
In this episode of "What the conspiracy!" M tells Josh about the Campden Wonder of the 1660s. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Mar-04 • 54 minutes
Bed of Lies
Josh and M discuss the Telegraph's podcast "Bed of Lies." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Feb-25 • 58 minutes
Charles Pigden and the Conventional Wisdom
Apologies for the levels at the beginning of this episode; it turns out M's pirate "accent" confused the system... Josh and M discuss the 2007 article, "Conspriacy Theories and the Conventional Wisdom" by Charles Pigden. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/...
2021-Feb-18 • 40 minutes
The Holodomor Terror Famine!
In this episode of "What the conspiracy?" Josh informs M about the Holodomor Terror Famine! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2021-Feb-11 • 50 minutes
Shit Happens
Josh and M review Pete Mandik's "Shit Happens," another classic paper on conspiracy theory from that special issue of Episteme in 2007. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat...
2021-Feb-05 • 66 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode - It's a god damn clip show!
Last week Josh and M reminisced about the podcast to their patrons. This week, you can listen in as well!
2021-Feb-04 • 33 minutes
Disinformation (redux)
Josh and M return to another "classic" episode and discuss "Disinformation!" Disinformation! Sorry, patrons; there is no bonus episode this week! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbe...
2021-Jan-29 • 53 minutes
We Get "Left Behind" (Episode 300)
Join Josh, M, and special patron Georgia, for a rousing game of "Left Behind", where the only person who had a Christian education is "forced" to do a Tricky Dicky impersonation... Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbe...
2021-Jan-21 • 38 minutes
Todd Noy
M tells Josh about the famous and mysterious Australian Pulitzer-prize winning author Todd Noy, and "Drago: On Mountains We Stand," the premiere piece of Rocky IV fan fiction he wrote. —Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy... or ...
2021-Jan-13 • 61 minutes
Dare to care
Josh and M review a 2017 paper by Amy Baker Benjamin - "9/11 as False Flag: Why International Law Must Dare to Care" | Note: the audio on this episode is a little off for the first third of the recording due to technical errors on M's part.
2021-Jan-06 • 12 minutes
Georgia 6th Update
M discusses that stuff in Georgia...
2020-Dec-31 • 14 minutes
New Year's Eve, 2020
M catches you up on the end of year conspiranews!
2020-Dec-25 • 28 minutes
A Very Special Xmas Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy
Josh and M reminisce about one of the best years ever!
2020-Dec-18 • 58 minutes
Are Conspiracy Theorists Irrational, David Coady?
Josh and M discuss “Are Conspiracy Theorists Irrational?” by David Coady, which appeared in the special issue of Episteme back in 2007. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat...
2020-Dec-11 • 32 minutes
Ferguson's Gang
Josh tells M about Ferguson's Gang, a group of conspirators who—in the early to mid Twentieth Century—conspired to preserve heritage buildings in the UK? — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://w...
2020-Dec-04 • 56 minutes
Neil Levy gets radical about conspiracy theories
Josh and M review the 2007 paper “Radically Socialized Knowledge and Conspiracy Theories” by Neil Levy. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-7...
2020-Nov-26 • 37 minutes
The Gowrie Conspiracy
M introduces Josh to the Gowrie Conspiracy, which features a king of Scotland, a weird foreigner with money, and a very improbable ruse... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/...
2020-Nov-20 • 56 minutes
Conspiracy Theories and the Internet according to Steve Clarke
Josh and M review Steve Clarke’s “Conspiracy Theories and the Internet: Controlled Demolition and Arrested Development” from the 2007 special issue on conspiracy theories in the journal Episteme. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconsp...
2020-Nov-13 • 35 minutes
Bill Gates
Josh and M discuss the enigma of Bill Gates (at least with respect to conspiracy theories). — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2020-Nov-07 • 47 minutes
2020 Election Special Part 2
Josh and M discuss the US election. Nothing is made clear. —Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on TwitterYou can also contact us at: [email protected] can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.comWhy not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracyor... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2020-Nov-01 • 42 minutes
Conspiranews is back, baby! October 2020 Edition
Josh and M deliver October's conspiracy theory news to you. It's predictably Trumpian!
2020-Oct-23 • 56 minutes
Brian L. Keeley and the Ultimate Conspirator
Josh and M review "God as the Ultimate Conspirator" by Brian L. Keeley, which appeared in the 2007 special issue on conspiracy theories in the journal Episteme. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? h...
2020-Oct-16 • 52 minutes
Election 2020 Special Part 1
Josh and M talk about the conspiracy theories of the 2020 Election in Aotearoa New Zealand the night before polling day! —Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on TwitterYou can also contact us at: [email protected] can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.comWhy not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracyor... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profil...
2020-Oct-09 • 41 minutes
David Coady's Pragmatic Rejection Rejection
Josh and M finish off reviewing the chapters in David Coady's edited collection "Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate" by looking at Coady's chapter "The Pragmatic Rejection of Conspiracy Theories." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersgui...
2020-Oct-02 • 62 minutes
Loose Change
Josh and M regret reviewing "Loose Change," the sometimes-taken-to-be-urtext of the 9/11 Movement.
2020-Sep-25 • 50 minutes
Charles Pigden's "Complots of Mischief"
Josh and M review Charles Pigden's "Complots of Mischief", another chapter from "Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate" (Ashgate, 2006). — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbea...
2020-Sep-19 • 82 minutes
A mature discussion about conspiracy theories with Brian L. Keeley
M interviews Brian L. Keeley (Pitzer College) about conspiracy theories, maturity, and conspiracy theorising in the Age of COVID-19. —Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on TwitterYou can also contact us at: [email protected] can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.comWhy not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracyor... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crow...
2020-Sep-11 • 70 minutes
Joe Uscinski crunches the numbers!
M interviews Joe Uscinski (University of Miami) about polls and polling data about belief in conspiracy theories. The numbers might not lie, but the way people do treat the polls might be a little suspect... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersgui...
2020-Sep-03 • 43 minutes
Lee Basham is Resilient and Ubiquitous
Josh and M continue their foray into Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre with a look at 2006's "Conspiracy Theory: Resilience and Ubiquity" by Lee Basham. Meanwhile, Lord Morissey Morrisey and Pluddles debate just how many apostles there are... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon...
2020-Aug-28 • 70 minutes
An interview with David Farrier
M interviews David Farrier, documentarian extraordinaire and someone who has recently taken up the mantle of looking not just at conspiracy theories but also talking to the people who not only believe them but are also part of their spread. Subscribe to David's Webworm here: https://webworm.substack.com — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podc...
2020-Aug-25 • 33 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode - Chima Chima Chima
What's this? Another patron bonus episode so soon? And before the main episode comes out? We're releasing this episode early because who wants to sit on news (and because Thursday's episode is a pre-recorded interview). We'll also be making this episode available to the public next week en lieu of a news episode for August. It's all very meta. Anyway, Josh and M discuss Kim Jong-Un allegedly being in a coma again, a Nazi in the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, the ostentatious arrest of Steve B...
2020-Aug-23 • 42 minutes
Episode 280 - Steve Clarke’s “Was it All a Big Mistake?”
Josh and M review Steve Clarke's “Appealing to the Fundamental Attribution Error: Was it All a Big Mistake?” which was published in the 2006 edited collection "Conspiracy Theories: The Philosophical Debate." P.S. Sorry about the noise on M's side of the recording; this was only picked up once the recording was finished. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not...
2020-Aug-14 • 70 minutes
An interview with Byron C. Clark (@byroncclark) about Kerry Bolton and Action Zealandia
This week's episode features Aotearoa-based Breadtuber Byron C. Clark chatting with M about the alt-right, white supremacism, Action Zealandia, and one Kerry Bolton. See Byron's YouTube work here: https://www.youtube.com/user/Lossenelin and... check him out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/byroncclark — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcast...
2020-Aug-07 • 60 minutes
David Coady's "Conspiracy Theories and Official Stories"
Josh and M review David Coady's 2003 paper, “Conspiracy Theories and Official Stories” (International Journal of Applied Philosophy, 17:2, pp. 197–209). — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://ww...
2020-Jul-31 • 46 minutes
Episode 277 - Conspiranews for July 2020
Josh and M update you on COVID-19 news, Trump news, UFO disclosure news, and local politics. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy ... or Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-...
2020-Jul-24 • 50 minutes
Episode 276 - Josh and M visit InfoWars and DavidIcke.com
Josh and M take a trip to the websites of Alex Jones and David Icke, to see what is happening in the world of swirling conspiracy theories!
2020-Jul-17 • 50 minutes
Episode 275 - Brian L. Keeley's "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition"
Josh and M review Brian L. Keeley's 2003 paper, "Nobody Expects the Spanish Inquisition! More Thoughts on Conspiracy Theory" (Journal of Social Philosophy, Vol. 34 No. 1), whilst his Lordship and Pluddles investigate some ruins... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.pa...
2020-Jul-09 • 25 minutes
The Problem of Conspiracism (redux)
Josh and M reach into the "can" to pull out a redo of "The Problem of Conspiracism." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2020-Jul-01 • 53 minutes
Lee Basham's "Malevolent Global Conspiracy"
Josh and M review Lee Basham's 2003 article, "Malevolent Global Conspiracy" as part of Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre whilst Lord Morissey Morrisey and Pluddles check into a hotel. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or...
2020-Jun-26 • 50 minutes
Conspiranews for June 2020
Josh and M update you on the conspiracies of June: it's the end of the world (again); Trump might be about to disclose Roswell; fireworks in New York; that Tulsa Rally; poisoned police officers; SS police officers; hydroxychloroquine; and an update on the death of Olof Palme! We're now livebroadcasting episodes as they are recorded to our patrons, so maybe check that out! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more abou...
2020-Jun-19 • 47 minutes
Steve Clarke's Conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorizing
Josh and M continue on with Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre, discussing Steve Clarke's 2002 paper, "Conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorising." Meanwhile, Pluddles and Lord Morissey Morrisey find themselves on a train... to Alderthrop! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon:...
2020-Jun-12 • 50 minutes
COINTELPRO
Josh and M discuss the FBI's COINTELPRO operation, which seems oddly salient to what is happening here and how... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/...
2020-Jun-05 • 43 minutes
Lee Basham is "Living with the Conspiracy"
Join Josh and M for another episode of Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre in which they review Lee Basham's 2001 paper, "Living with the Conspiracy." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://ww...
2020-Jun-05 • 23 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode - Peter the First of New Germany
Josh and M regale their patrons with Germany's Nazi-sympathising Freeman-on-the-Land movement, looking at the so-called king of New Germany, Peter the First.
2020-Jun-05 • 44 minutes
Conspiranews, May 2020
Welcome to the end of May, a month which saw numerous conspiracy theories about world leaders such as Kim Jong Un, Nicolas Maduro, Jacinda Ardern, and the man who would be prime minister of Aotearoa New Zealand, Todd Muller. There's the usual COVID-19 news, although #OBAMAGATE seems to be Trump's bon mot at this time. David Icke gets a look in, and we possibly close the book on the VW Emissions Scandal...
2020-May-21 • 45 minutes
Brian L. Keeley's 'Of Conspiracy Theories'
In the second of the "Conspiracy Theory Masterpiece Theatre" series, Josh and M discuss Brian L. Keeley's seminal 1999 paper, 'Of conspiracy theories' which was published in the Journal of Philosophy. Special thanks to Joe Ulatowski (the judge), Simon McArthur (the bailiff), and our outraged and shocked audience members Aaron Wells, Angela C. Wells, and Mark Derricutt. The crowd noise was from Tomlija (https://freesound.org/people/Tomlija/so... is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also...
2020-May-17 • 58 minutes
Right Wing Dickery
How drunk was M when Josh talked to them about symbols and the like used by right wingers to troll people on the left? Listen in and find out... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbea...
2020-May-08 • 40 minutes
Charles Pigden's 'Popper Revisited, or What is Wrong With Conspiracy Theories'
Josh and M review Charles Pigden's seminal paper 'Popper Revisited, or What is Wrong With Conspiracy Theories', which was published in Philosophy of the Social Sciences back in 1995. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... P...
2020-May-01 • 67 minutes
Joe Uscinski updates us on COVID-19 conspiracy theory beliefs in the US (and more)
M (sans Josh) interviews Joe Uscinski (Miami) on his recent polling of American attitudes towards COVID-19 and other conspiracy theories. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/p...
2020-Apr-24 • 51 minutes
A Roundtable Discussion with Ginna Husting, Lee Basham & Martin Orr
Join M, Ginna Husting (Boise), Lee Basham (South Texas College) and Marty Orr (Boise) for a discussion of conspiracy theory in the age of COVID-19. Also, Josh pops at at some point, and there's rather more discussion of the John Turturro classic, "Brain Donors" than you might expect... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to t...
2020-Apr-17 • 45 minutes
The Disappearance of Harold Holt, Australia's Prime Minister
Josh and M discuss the drowning of Harold Holt, Australia's Prime Minister, and the various conspiracy theories that have arisen since his body was never found... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding?...
2020-Apr-09 • 44 minutes
The Kaczyński Twins and the Smolensk Air Disaster
Josh and M discuss the conspiracy theories surrounding the the Kaczyński Twins of Poland, the Smolensk Air Disaster, and Polish politics. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/...
2020-Apr-03 • 42 minutes
The Oklahoma City Bombing
Josh and M cover a topic they never realised they had never really spoken to: the conspiracy theories around the Oklahoma City Bombing back in 1995. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.po...
2020-Apr-03 • 22 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode Unlocked - The Curious Case of the Salvator Mundi
Josh and M discuss the allegedly lost (but now found) masterwork of Leonardo da Vinci, the Salvator Mundi, and the various theories as to what it really is, and where it currently might be...
2020-Mar-27 • 46 minutes
Conspiranews for March 2020
Josh and M discuss the conspiracy news for March. Most of it is COVID-19 or Russia-related... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b-79...
2020-Mar-20 • 26 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode [Unlocked] - The Case of the Stolen Gospels
Josh and M discuss the curious case of the stolen gospel (of Luke), and the most likely suspect, Dr. Dirk Obbink, papyrologist at Oxford.
2020-Mar-20 • 26 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode [Unlocked] - Zach
Josh and M fill you in on either Aotearoa New Zealand's greatest contribution to AI, "Zach," or the most obvious scam in the world...
2020-Mar-20 • 28 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode [Unlocked] - The Life, Death, and Afterlife of Jeanne Calment
According to the official records, the world's oldest person was Jeanne Calment, who died at the age of 122. But did she? Josh and M investigate.
2020-Mar-20 • 24 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode [Unlocked] - Soviet Sovereign Citizens
In which Josh and M entertain the patrons with a little talk about Soviet Sovereign Citizens.
2020-Mar-20 • 22 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode [Unlocked] - The Securitate of Romania
Josh and M discuss the Romanian Secret Police under the Communist Period, the Securitate, and what happened after the December Revolution of 1989.
2020-Mar-20 • 17 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode [Unlocked] - The (Alleged) Plot to Assassinate George Washington
Josh and M discuss a little known conspiracy theory, the plot to assassinate soon-to-be president but-then General George Washington!
2020-Mar-20 • 47 minutes
What the fake 2 - The Fakening
In this almost encore episode, Josh once again asks M to discuss their paper "What the fake." Except it's a completely different paper, but with the same name... What gives? Listen and find out! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspi...
2020-Mar-11 • 49 minutes
9/11 Truth and the Silence of the I(nternational) R(elations) Discipline
This week Josh and M discuss and "peer review" David A. Hughes article “9/11 Truth and the Silence of the IR Discipline,” as published in the academic journal Alternatives: Global, Local, Political. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheco...
2020-Mar-08 • 44 minutes
Evidence and Conspiracy Theories
An episode "from the can" (due to a recording snafu rendering this week's planned episode utterly unusable), wherein Josh and M talk evidence and conspiracy theories.
2020-Feb-27 • 41 minutes
Conspiranews for February 2020
In this episode Josh and M discuss all the news they deigned fit to spit: the tragic death of a Flat Earther by rocket; eugenics; COVID-19 (AKA the Coronavirus) conspiracy theories; a corporate conspiracy to aid the spread of opioids in the US; George Soros discussing conspiracies; problems with Julian Assange's extradition to the US; and the sentencing of Roger Stone. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M...
2020-Feb-23 • 45 minutes
They Might Be Giants (But They’re Probably Moa Bones)
This week Josh and M discuss the hunt for giant bones in Aotearoa New Zealand, whilst also introducing our new podcast artwork, which was designed by James Wendelborn (AKA "Smug Liberal" on Twitter). Quality stuff! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcas...
2020-Feb-14 • 40 minutes
An October Surprise (in February)!
In another episode recorded whilst M was drunk, Josh and M discuss recent news about the whole October Surprise theory... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/...
2020-Feb-06 • 40 minutes
Nazis in New Zealand
Josh and M investigate claims that the Nazis had infiltrated Rotorua, Aotearoa New Zealand, during the Second World War... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund...
2020-Jan-31 • 42 minutes
Conspiranews January 2020 Edition
It's the end of January, so it's time for a news update: Josh and M talk the Impeachment Saga; Aotearoa's own Watergate Affair; suspicious AIs; Space Force; Jeff Bezo's nudes; the Coronavirus; Jeffrey Epstein; and a QAnon kidnapping gone wrong. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: ...
2020-Jan-24 • 36 minutes
Episode 250 - The Whisperer in Darkness
In this special 250th episode, Josh and M discuss the recent BBC true crime podcast, The Whisperer in Darkness. How do Jack Parsons, Number Stations, a supposed governmental conspiracy, and the Rendlesham Forest Incident fit into the investigation of a missing person? — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by d...
2020-Jan-17 • 45 minutes
The Rendlesham Forest Incident
In preparation for their 250th episode, Josh and M discuss the Rendlesham Forest Incident, AKA the British Roswell Incident. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: pod[email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfu...
2019-Dec-26 • 21 minutes
Xmas Bonus Episode - The War on Xmas
Josh and M update you on the annual war on Christmas!
2019-Dec-20 • 46 minutes
2019 in Review
It's the end of the year, and the final episode of The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy of 2019; Josh and M will be back in mid January. So sit back (or stand/lie down/suspend yourself from the rafters/drift through the endless void) and relax (unless using heavy machinery) and let your podcast hosts talk about their favourite* episodes of the year. *. "Favourite" here is an ambiguous term. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Y...
2019-Dec-13 • 45 minutes
What the fake
Josh and M discuss M's latest conference presentation, "What the fake," an analysis of what is (and is not) "fake news" and why we should be worried about allegations of fake news even if there is no such thing. Patrons can listen to M's presentation; why not join them by going to Patreon? — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide ...
2019-Dec-06 • 46 minutes
The Late Edition: Conspiranews for November 2019
It's the monthly news conspiracy theory news update, and it's only a week late! This week Josh and M discuss a potential cover-up of a Russian election hack... in the UK! There's also some updates about that whole Jeffrey Epstein thing. A lack of resolution in the Cuban Sonic Weapon attacks is mused. We also discuss 1080 and, of course, the continuing adventures of a President called "Trump."
2019-Dec-01 • 28 minutes
What is a 'conspiracy theory?' (redux)
Josh and the other M (or M and the other Josh) go back to basics and ask "What is a 'conspiracy theory?'" — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcastersguidetotheconspiracy or... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund/profile/id/muv5b...
2019-Nov-21 • 41 minutes
The CIA, Castro, and Cuba
Join Josh and M as they travel to Cuba in the Sixties to tell a story of Dirty Tricks, Bingo, the Northwoods and more! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat...
2019-Nov-17 • 39 minutes
Charles Manson and the CIA
A few days late because Josh and M have suffered from malaise (and you can hear it in their voices), our (ig)noble podcasters look into Tom O'Neil's theory that Charles Manson might have been working with or for the CIA. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/...
2019-Nov-07 • 42 minutes
What is a 'conspiracy?' (Redux)
Join Josh and M (or is it Josh and M?) as they go back to the future and discuss what counts as a 'conspiracy!' — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] You can learn more about M’s academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat...
2019-Nov-02 • 53 minutes
Conspiranews for October 2019
This month's news update covers the following topics: the death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi the many travails of Facebook a cui bono theory about anti-vaccine exemptions Hillary Clinton's opinions on third party candidates, and shady dealings at InfoWars. We also update you on all the Trump news, say a little about that Sandy Hook lawsuit, and wonder why two medical examiners have contrasting views about the death of Jeffrey Epstein. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact...
2019-Oct-25 • 36 minutes
The Hunt for MH370
Josh (mostly) and M (vaguely) review Ean Higgin's "The Hunt for MH370," a new(ish) book published by Pan Macmillan (and provided to the podcast for review purposes). Is this a "Case Closed" when it comes to the fate of MH370? Is this the end of the podcast as we know it? Listen in to find out.
2019-Oct-18 • 36 minutes
The Guardian and the Polluters
Josh and M discuss the recent coverage by the venerable UK newspaper, The Guardian, on who are the world's biggest polluters, and why certain social media companies keep giving money to organisations that deny the scientific consensus about anthropogenic climate change. They would also like to apologise for a sound problem in the second half of the episode, which was just one of the many technical faults encountered in the recording of this particular episode. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism ...
2019-Oct-10 • 30 minutes
QAnon for Kids
Josh and M are joined in the "studio" by Josh's children, Jack and Lucas, to discuss QAnon. There is perhaps slightly more potty-based humour in this episode than you might expect given the seriously weighty subject matter. We strongly recommend watching this episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEGIx2M4kjg&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR3v0VVg26Zcp... is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspir...
2019-Oct-03 • 37 minutes
Operation Valkyrie
Josh and M discuss Operation Valkyrie, the plot by Nazi officers to kill Hitler!
2019-Sep-27 • 50 minutes
Conspiranews for September 2019
It's the September news episode, and what a bonanza Josh and M have for the loyal listeners: there's talk about whether Boris Johnson lied to the Queen, Pewdiepie, that attack on the Saudi Arabian oil fields, supposedly fiendish plotting by a finalist in the New Zealander of the Year competition, a missing underwater observatory, the whole Donald J. Trump impeachment thing, a judgement about Leave.EU, the fate of the Area 51 festivities, and more. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter Yo...
2019-Sep-19 • 42 minutes
We Face the Music
Josh and M revisit conspiracy theories about music, this time with more Blink 182 and Megadeth references! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www....
2019-Sep-15 • 35 minutes
Tesla 2: The Teslaning!
This week Josh and M revisit an old topic: the life, times, and conspiracy theories about Nikola Tesla. Now with added Trump (John. G, to be specific)! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com...
2019-Sep-05 • 48 minutes
America Unearthed
This week Josh and M review the fourth season of the (formerly) very conspiratorial show "America Unearthed." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://w...
2019-Aug-22 • 36 minutes
Conspiracy News for August 2019
A bumper crop of news for August: Josh and M start with news about the coronial report into Jeffrey Epstein's death, discuss the fate of Cardinal George Pell, ask what a TV-headed monster is doing with its eggs, lament the fact Ukrainian Nazis are selling that manifesto online, inquire into the Epoch Times' interest in QAnon, and reveal that a time-traveller called "Noah" is actually not a time-traveller at all. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: podcastcon...
2019-Aug-15 • 46 minutes
Jeffrey Epstein
This week Josh and M discuss the only thing in the news: the various conspiracy theories surrounding the life and death of Jeffrey Epstein. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... ...
2019-Aug-08 • 42 minutes
5G Conspiracy Theories
Josh and M investigate 5G conspiracy theories, many of which seem spurious, but some of which seem based upon a modicum of genuine worry. What good reason might someone have to be suspicious of the 5G rollout? Listen in to find out! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcas...
2019-Aug-02 • 35 minutes
Soviet Pseudolinguistics
Josh and M discuss Japhetic theory: another Soviet Pseudoscience promoted illegitimately by one Joseph Stalin... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http:...
2019-Jul-26 • 35 minutes
Nazi Pseudoscience
Josh and M discuss Nazi Pseudosciences and the conspiracy theories used by Nazis to justify said pseudosciences. From the racial pseudoscience behind the Holocaust to Ahnenerbe, Josh and M have got you covered. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Con...
2019-Jul-18 • 39 minutes
The Conspiracy News for July 2019
In their monthly news update, Josh and M discuss: the Vatican's missing bodies problem; weird goings in the New Zealand Police Force; why you probably shouldn't congregate near or at Area 51; how the final issue of "The Walking Dead" was covered up; and the White House Summit on Social Media. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their acade...
2019-Jul-14 • 32 minutes
Lysenkosim
Josh and M discuss the Soviet pseudoscience of Lysenkoism, which was also part-and-parcel of a conspiracy... — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://ww...
2019-Jul-05
Was Shakespeare a woman?
Josh and M discuss the latest contender for the throne of Shakespeare, Emilia Bassano. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat...
2019-Jun-28 • 33 minutes
Uncle Sam's Snuff Factory
This week Josh and M discuss Uncle Sam's Snuff Factory, an alleged child snuff/cannibalism facility outside Austin, Texas. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfund...
2019-Jun-21 • 36 minutes
It’s 8pm, June 20th, and this is the ‘Conspiracy News!’
The monthly news episode: Josh and M discuss Keanu Reeves' view on Shakespeare; they touch on the Gulf of Oman crisis; get concerned that maybe someone has planted child pornography on Alex Jones; discuss the fatal nature of reporting on the environment; ask whether MI5 can be trusted; worry about emboldening local Nazis; present findings on forced organ harvesting in China; ask why Seth Rich is in the news again; and, finally, go back the ur-text of the podcast, the disappearance of MH370. — Josh is @monke...
2019-Jun-16 • 40 minutes
Victorian Zeppelins
Join Josh and M as they take to the skies - Victorian stylez - and investigate mysterious zeppelin sightings from the late 19th and early 20th Century! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com...
2019-Jun-06 • 45 minutes
Places That Don't Exist
This week Josh and M investigate places that apparently don't exist, like Australia! Finland! Bielefeld! Acre! Molise! And those mysterious "paper towns" on maps! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www....
2019-May-31 • 42 minutes
The Murder of Olof Palme
Attempting once again to get the podcast back on track to a mere thirty minutes, Josh and M discuss the 1986 murder of Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme, and the various conspiracy theories as to why it has never been solved. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's G...
2019-May-24 • 28 minutes
All the News Which Is Fit to Print - Part 2
Still covering up a timetable snafu, Josh and M discuss news about Joe Biden, French political censorship, and a legal battle over Pepe the/le Frog. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/po...
2019-May-19 • 28 minutes
All the News That Is Fit to Print - Part 1
This week Josh and M get around a scheduling issue by talking about the news and only the news! Julian Assange; WhatsApp; crowdfunded Walls; and White House petitions! — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https:/...
2019-May-10 • 57 minutes
Chariots of the Erich von Däniken
This week Josh and M investigate one Erich von Däniken and his "Chariots of the Gods?" — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat...
2019-May-03 • 51 minutes
QAnon + On + On
Brought to you this week by the letters Q, N and Z, Josh and M broadcast their stereo take on a story which features a QAnon reading of Aotearoa New Zealand's Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, Baphomet, J. M. Barrie, and the death of Anthony Bourdain. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://mrxdentith.com Why not s...
2019-Apr-25 • 6 minutes
Not Episode 216
In this "episode" between episodes, M laments, chastises, and vamps. All in about six minutes.
2019-Apr-19 • 36 minutes
Notre Dame on Fire
In an episode where M is drunk enough for two people, they and Josh talk about the conspiracy theories surrounding the fire in Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.co...
2019-Apr-12 • 44 minutes
The Port Arthur Massacre
Josh and M take a look at the conspiracy theories about the Port Arthur Massacre, the mass shooting where 35 people were killed and 23 wounded in Port Arthur, Tasmania back in 1996. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patre...
2019-Apr-05 • 42 minutes
Stargates! All the Stargates!!
In an episode which features an awful lot of M humming the theme tune to "Stargate SG-1", Josh and M discuss the real reason for the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and the Stargate TV-series. The two are linked in such a way that even Teal'c would say "Indeed." — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: podca[email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why n...
2019-Mar-29 • 52 minutes
Palate Cleanser
In this episode Josh and M engage in a palate cleanse after last week's rather serious discussion about the conspiracy theories the March 15th Terror Attack in Ōtautahi/Christchurch. They look at the Concave Earth Theory, discuss a new comic book based on QAnon, and introduce the English-speaking world to Romania's own David Icke, Lorin Fortuna. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected] Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www....
2019-Mar-22 • 35 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode 35 - 18 Anomalies about the Mosque Shootings that aren't actually anomalies
Josh and M look over a list of 18 supposed anomalies about the Otautahi/Christchurch Mosque Shootings that don't seem very anomalous.
2019-Mar-21 • 64 minutes
The Ōtautahi/Christchurch Mosque Shooting
In this week's episode we talk (and only talk) about the various conspiracy theories which purport to *really* explain the March 15th shootings at Al-Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Ōtautahi/Christchurch, Aotearoa New Zealand. — Josh is @monkeyfluids and M is @conspiracism on Twitter You can also contact us at: [email protected]
2019-Mar-15 • 52 minutes
Conspiracy Theories in Your Industry
This week Josh and M discuss a recent thread on Twitter by Dr. David Shiffman (@WhySharksMatter) of Simon Fraser University who asked: “Scientists: what’s the weirdest, most illogical conspiracy theory you deal within your area of expertise?" It's quite amusing, especially the bit about sentient thunderstorms. — Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by don...
2019-Mar-08 • 44 minutes
Psychic Nukes!
This week Josh and M discuss a 1977 NSA memo detailing "PARAPSYCHOLOGICAL WEAPONS" from the "STARGATE" section. Startling enough, M doesn't talk at length about their love of Stargate SG-1, and the predicted talk of "Akira" ends up being very perfunctory. — Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast......
2019-Feb-27 • 27 minutes
A Filler Episode
An episode that is not an episode: Josh fills you in what happened years ago, and M discusses what they are working on right now. -- Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat... can contact us at: [email protected]
2019-Feb-22 • 47 minutes
The Passing of Lyndon LaRouche
This week Josh and M discuss the life (and recent death) of Lyndon LaRouche, someone who was a prominent conspiracy theorist in the late 20th Century (but no so much in the early 21st). From an imagined conversation between Elizabeth II, Queen of Auckland, and Jerry Garcia, to LaRouche's final advice to Baby Boomers, this episode ranges from one kind of absurd claim to another, because that was the life of Lyndon LaRouche in a nutshell. -- Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channe...
2019-Feb-17 • 46 minutes
The New 9/11 Inquiry
This week Josh and M return to 2001 and ask "What happened to those Twin Towers in New York City?" Well, actually, they ask the why, the who, and the how of a new Grand Jury inquiry into 9/11. -- Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat... can conta...
2019-Feb-08 • 54 minutes
Gang Stalking 2 - Targeted Individuals
This week Josh and M revisit the world of (purported) gang stalking by taking a look at the 'Targeted Individual' community. Along the way Josh gets distracted by M's knees... Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat... can contact us at: podcastcon...
2019-Feb-01 • 48 minutes
The Smiley Face Killers
This week Josh and M discuss the curious case of the Smiley Face Killers, a purported gang operating in the U.S. who predate on young men, leaving their drowned bodies near to distinctive graffiti. What do our conspirologists think of the claim there not only exists a criminal conspiracy, but also a cover-up of that conspiracy? Is this the episode which will turn Josh's frown upside down? -- Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: ...
2019-Jan-28 • 52 minutes
This is not "The RFK Tapes"
Over the Xmas and New year break Josh was entreated by M to listen to the podcast series The RFK Tapes (http://rfktapes.com). In this episode of The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy Josh and M talk not so much about the death of Robert Kennedy but more about the way in which the narrative of The RFK Tapes unfolds, looking at how a collaboration between someone who isn't sure what happened on that day back in 1968, and someone who is sure Sirhan Sirhan was a Manchurian Candidate, unfolds over the course o...
2019-Jan-18 • 48 minutes
Catching up with the Olds
It's been a month since Josh and M last spoke the dreaded words "The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy" so it seems apposite to find out what has been happening in the world of conspiracy theory and conspiracy theories in the interim. Which means news and updates, but split into new and "exciting" segments. Watch M’s series “Conspiracism” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donati...
2018-Dec-14 • 31 minutes
It's Episode 200!
The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy turns 200 episodes old (well, 200 canonical episodes) and so Josh, M and intern Sam present you with an intriguing conspiracy theory about 'page societies' and update you on some very interesting news. This is also the final episode of the year: the team will be back mid January to reluctantly update you on the only conspiracy theory the world seems interested in: Trump! Also: in this week's bonus episode we talk about the behind of the scenes of this historic episode...
2018-Dec-08 • 73 minutes
A Cup of Joe
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” here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... learn...
2018-Nov-30 • 31 minutes
The Stab in the Back Myth of WWI
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/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not s...
2018-Nov-22 • 65 minutes
An interview with Dr. Pat Stokes (Deakin)
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 news. Watch M’s series “Con...
2018-Nov-16 • 40 minutes
Book Review - Ethical Human Rights
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 “Conspiracism” here: https://w...
2018-Nov-09 • 55 minutes
Morning Star's Tale - A Book Review
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/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.pat...
2018-Nov-06 • 47 minutes
The Dead Popes' Society
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/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http...
2018-Oct-26 • 40 minutes
Catholic Conspiracies
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/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Consp...
2018-Oct-18 • 40 minutes
Numbers Station
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/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com...
2018-Oct-14 • 47 minutes
Disappearances!
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/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The...
2018-Oct-06 • 47 minutes
Phantom Cosmonauts... in Space!
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/UC... learn more about their academic work at: http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy by donating to our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/podcast... Podbean crowdfund...
2018-Sep-27 • 35 minutes
In Soviet Russia, America Plots to Undermine You!
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 here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC... more about M's academic wor...
2018-Sep-21 • 37 minutes
It’s a Flat, Flat, Flat, Flat World
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 donating to our Patreon:...
2018-Sep-14 • 51 minutes
They blinded us with (junk) science
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-conspi... poisoners caught on camera - https://www.b...
2018-Sep-06 • 24 minutes
Patron Bonus Episode - Experts on Unnatural Holes discuss Zina Bash, ISS, and the silence of Steve Bannon
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.
2018-Sep-06 • 44 minutes
What's got QAnon so Spooked?
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 Conspiracy by donating to ...
2018-Sep-01 • 43 minutes
Michael Michael Collins Collins!
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 Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/conspir......
2018-Aug-24 • 6 minutes
Lack of episodes update!
In which M apologises for a lack of content. It's all Josh's septum's fault. Honestly!
2018-Aug-10 • 41 minutes
Live from Auckland! It's (all about) Alex Jones!
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/conspir... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat.....
2018-Jul-30 • 44 minutes
The Russian Invasion of Auckland, 1873
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/conspir... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat... can contact us at: [email protected]
2018-Jul-20 • 37 minutes
Taking Conspiracy Theories Seriously
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/conspir... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat... can contact us at: [email protected]
2018-Jul-16 • 50 minutes
Southern, Molyneux and Free Speech
This week we defend free speech by defending the right to deplatform speakers! We also discuss the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court bench in the U.S., and even have some local Romanian news to share. It's a global conspiracy to keep you entertained. 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/conspir... Podbean crowdfunding? http...
2018-Jul-06 • 37 minutes
Falun Gong and Organ Harvesting
In our continuing (and inadvertant) crusade to get ourselves banned or mired in controversy with countries and large organisations, we talk about claims the Chinese government harvests the organs of the members of Falun Gong. We also talk a little about Roger Stone, another case of Novichok poisoning in the U.K., and explain why we are not going ahead with the production of hardcore pornography. Learn more about M's academic work on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories at: http://episto.org/ Why not suppor...
2018-Jun-29 • 40 minutes
Everything is Awesome(ly Fake)!
Stuck for content? Why not try a listicle! It's the sure fire way to generate nearly 40 minutes of jibber-jabber. Listen as Josh and M talk about all the apparent fakeness of the world, as well as proclaim their love for "The Tick." Also, as special bonus content, there are no bad accents this week. 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/cons...
2018-Jun-22 • 39 minutes
Episode 178 - Missing Persons (Or ARE They?)
This week Josh and M talk about celebrity disappearances, possibly get in trouble with Scientology, mangle both the Ghent and Kiwi accent, and sing the theme tune to "Different Strokes." It's a podcast about conspiracies and conspiracy theories with a difference! You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Sy4HsP3TbE ... 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 ...
2018-Jun-15 • 40 minutes
Fake News from Karlsruhe
This week we stroke the ego of the good Doctor and talk about their new (draft) paper, "What is fake about fake news?", whilst also catching up with Josh's hatred of 90s music. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23YmqgzZ-yQ ... 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/conspir... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat......
2018-Jun-08 • 38 minutes
The “Assassination” of Arkady Babchenko
This week we talk about the death and resurrection of Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko, a story of a conspiracy which countered a conspiracy. 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/conspir... Podbean crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat... can contact us at: [email protected]
2018-Jun-01 • 46 minutes
Population Control
Fresh from Bilderberg, the good Doctor and their trusty companion, Master Joshua, talk population health, the gayness of frogs, Malaysian Airline flights, and take a tour of the Georgia Guidestones. 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/conspir... crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat... can contact us at: [email protected]
2018-May-25 • 3 minutes
The Bilderberg Non-episode (or: How I Learnt to Stop Procrastinating and Donate to the Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy)
In which M tells you why they are not podcasting about the Hotel de Bilderberg workshop they happen to be 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/conspir... crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat... can contact us at: [email protected]
2018-May-18 • 40 minutes
The MH370 mystery is four years old and so are we
This week Josh and M celebrate their 4 year anniversary by looking back at one of the first stories they ever covered, the conspiracy theories around the disappearance of Malaysia Airline's flight MH370. There's also a primer on how rugby can be used to combat cultural imperium, and talk about a daytime Emmy! 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.patreo...
2018-May-13 • 36 minutes
Dirty Politics 3 - Season of the Witch
This week Josh and M discuss the dirty politics around the Prime Minister of Aotearoa New Zealand's partner, Clarke Gayford, and earlier dirty politicking in our nation state. 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/conspir... crowdfunding? http://www.podbean.com/pat... can contact us at: [email protected]
2018-May-04 • 52 minutes
Protecting Youself [sic] from the NWO Agenda
This week we snark at a listicle from WakeUpKiwi, and apologise to Daniel. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs87c_5Jn2Q 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? Contact us at: [email protected]
2018-Apr-28 • 38 minutes
Syria
This week we discuss White Helmets, Syria, and why even if you are skeptical about chemical weapon attacks you might still want to think Bashar al Assad is a bad person. 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? Contact us at: [email protected]
2018-Apr-20 • 43 minutes
Prophecy Conspiracies! Prophiracies!
Being a kind of sequel to last week's episode on QAnon/the Storm, we look at NESARA and the Iraqi Dinar Revalue conspiracy theories, talk a little about pre-human supercivilisations, and avoid the topic of what M was doing in Sofia earlier in the week. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3Z-eUA7ID0 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.pat...
2018-Apr-14 • 41 minutes
The Oncoming Storm (or: Trump's Double Bluff)
This week we discuss QAnon and the Storm, a complex 11th dimensional chess political strategy that Donald Trump is apparently using to root out collusion in the U.S. We also talk about a number of cover-ups in Aotearoa New Zealand, which suggests the home country is a lot more conspired than we would normally like to think. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FEosEuof_j4 Learn... more about M's academic work on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories at http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcas...
2018-Apr-08 • 40 minutes
A Kiwi Plots to Kill the Queen
This week we discuss the 1981 plot by a New Zealander to kill the Queen of England (and, admittedly, Aotearoa New Zealand), a plot which was covered up the authorities at the time. There's also a bit of news about the Skripals, including discussion about someone who didn't mew like a cat... Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQiz4HcF3g0 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 d...
2018-Mar-30 • 36 minutes
Occupy Garnet Rd & Agenda 21
This week we discuss the Occupy Garnet Rd movement in Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand, and it's connection to the Agenda 21 conspiracy theory. We also discuss Cricket Australia's sticky balls situation, ruminate on the inappropriateness of describing something as a 'conspiracy theory' and talk about sitcoms, but not as an aside... 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...
2018-Mar-23 • 33 minutes
The poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal
This week we cover the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in the U.K. and go through the timeline of what is most likely Russia's latest extrajudicial killing in a foreign state. We also take a quick look at the Cambridge Analytica story and make a geographically-based "Just like you Mum" joke. 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/conspir...
2018-Mar-15 • 34 minutes
Re-divided and it feels so good
A listener request episode: Josh and M discuss the USAF UFO initiative whilst navigating some interesting technical issues introduced by M's return to Romania. 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? Contact us at: [email protected]
2018-Feb-26 • 46 minutes
The politically incorrect Jordan Peterson
In this episode Josh calls right-wingers stupid whilst M demurs from such strong statements. Jordan Peterson is also discussed, along with claims that Elvis' post-death appearance in Home Alone might be connected with the death of Andy Kaufman. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTP2xXvJ7ls 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...
2018-Feb-18 • 43 minutes
Previously, in History
This week we go back in time to see if the claim large chunks of history never happened has any credibility, or is it just historical revision revised? Also, we update listeners on Devin Nunes and his new media outlet, "The Californian Republican." Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7z9OTo5xCo8&t=303s 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....
2018-Feb-12 • 38 minutes
Devin Nunes writes...
This week Josh and M talk about and around that Devin Nunes memo, completely failing to pronounce his name correctly. M tries to make Josh claim he didn't know something about Star Wars, and there is some autocue-induced skullduggery. All-in-all, just another episode. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N32ZgbDRVnk 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 ...
2018-Jan-26 • 44 minutes
Conspiracy Theories in Fiction 2
Join Josh and M as they finally discuss "Indiana Jones and the Crystal Skull" and Chelsea Manning, two topics united only by reference to those things we call "conspiracy theories." Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wMpply4HrE4 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdf...
2018-Jan-19 • 43 minutes
2018, Come at me
In a fresh episode for a new year, Josh and M discuss videogames (but legitimately this time), conspiracy theories about a videogame (Polybius) and catch up on some predictable Trump-centric news. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhausgUO9rw 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 (http://www.podbean.co...
2017-Dec-23 • 35 minutes
Yes, it’s a Year in Review Episode
Josh and M discuss the year and the news in this not particularly festive episode. Happy holidays! Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6RxXiLb1A8 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? Contact us at: [email protected]
2017-Dec-19 • 39 minutes
Episode 158 - The Return of the M(att)(hew)
In a trial of jubliation, Josh asks M to debrief us all about what happened in New York whilst they were overseas giving talks in LA and Boise. There's also news galore. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EivTVVuoqOk 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages...
2017-Dec-10 • 57 minutes
An Evening in Boise with Ginna Husting and Martin Orr
In which M enjoys the company of Ginna Husting and Martin Orr, talking about conspiracy theories and conspiracy theory theories in (rather cold) Boise, Idaho.
2017-Dec-06 • 4 minutes
A Report from Boise (about LA)
In which listeners are updated about the good doctor's whereabouts.
2017-Nov-27 • 33 minutes
The Katyn Massacre
Listen in as Josh and M debate when a false flag is not a false flag in the Katyn Forest, as well as news conspiratorial! Watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9BGBRIndZX8 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? Contact us at: [email protected]
2017-Nov-20 • 34 minutes
The USS Liberty Incident
In this episode Josh and M discuss the USS Liberty incident, something which appears on lists of 'actual false flag events' but doesn't seem to be much of one when you look into it. Plus news and other updates on matters conspiratorial. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4jMYhUlb1I 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/conspir...
2017-Nov-10 • 42 minutes
All the News That's Appropriate to Expectorate
In a special episode devoted to the news and only the news, Josh and M discuss the news, and ponder whether or not the Paradise Papers reveal anything conspiratorial. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVbxSPshbAM 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? C...
2017-Nov-02 • 42 minutes
JK2: Electric Boogaloo
In this week's episode we investigate the trove of recently released documents arounf JFK, discuss those Trump campaign indictments, and talk heavy metal. Watch the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESA9ub8FBRY -- 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? C...
2017-Oct-20 • 40 minutes
The Lavon Affair
This week we discuss the Lavon Affair, the Bad Business and the Unfortunate Affair and update you on what has been a very busy week in conspiracy. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f64nVcXPBOg -- 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? Contact us at: pod...
2017-Oct-16 • 32 minutes
Operation Embarrass
Operation Embarrass is a quintessential English name for a false flag; in this episode Josh and M discuss Operation Embarrass and what the English did post WWII when it came to taking in (or not taking in) Jewish refugees. Watch the episode here. -- 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/...
2017-Oct-12 • 46 minutes
'Origin,' a Dan Brown muddle
In which M sighs and Josh is glad he isn't a fan of reading (Dan Brown novels). -- 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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? Contact us at: [email protected]
2017-Sep-28 • 35 minutes
Istanbul not Constantinople
This week in our 'celebration' of false flags that really did happen, we discuss the Istanbul Pogroms and Josh questions a dodgy reference to 'Predator'... | Watch us here: https://youtu.be/9FoKFJSJEiE
2017-Sep-22 • 38 minutes
The Gleiwitz Incident
In part two of our series on actual false falg events we discuss the Gleiwitz Incident, get used to the vagracies of videoing and perform our best worst accents. Oh, and yes, we are a video now. You should go watch us here: https://youtu.be/MgQjZN5kH...
2017-Sep-08 • 37 minutes
The Shelling of Mainila
In a new and exciting shorter format, M and Josh take a look at 'The Shelling of Mainila' in part one of their series dealing with actual instances of false flag events. Along the way Josh fails to stop making the same tired joke, whilst M might have developed a catchphrase. Music: Running by Jens East ft. Elske 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.patr...
2017-Sep-04 • 75 minutes
Champagne Chemtrails and Reptilian Dreams
When someone with the gravitas of a Charlie Sheen issues a statement, anyone is forced to listen. Apparently. This week Josh and M talk about celebrities who happen to be conspiracy theorists, in part because of all that talk about Newsradio last week… Music: Foolish Human by Tab & Anitek 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...
2017-Aug-25 • 73 minutes
The good doctor has a new paper they'd like you to know about
What unites the sitcom Newsradio and the journal Synthese? The work of M R. X Dentith, who is the subiect of this week's episode; specifically their new article 'Conspiracy theories on the basis of the evidence.' What is it about? What's in it? What's up with Big Farmer? All these questions (but no more) are answered in this week's episode. Music: Evidence Song by The Good Lawdz Learn more about M's academic work on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories at http://episto.org/ Why not support The Podcaster's ...
2017-Aug-19 • 75 minutes
Vote tampering and election fraud
What does New Zealand citizenship, the Australian political system and electoral troubles share in common? Conspiracy theories that is! In this episode Josh and M discuss election fraud, election tampering and troublesome security services as they seek to answer the ultimate question: just who has the whitest name? Music: Vote by Save Slaves 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...
2017-Aug-05 • 67 minutes
The Network has COSTs
In which M admits his ignorance, and Josh waxes lyrical about a podcast. Oh, and there's some explanation of why there was no episode last week; apparently M was off conspiring with some conspiracy theory theorists in Tübingen... Music: Through the Noise by Germany Germany Learn more about Matthew'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 (...
2017-Jul-22 • 52 minutes
Donald Fucking Trump Fucking Junior
In an episode plagued with issues both existential, metaphysical, and audible, M pushes Josh through yet another round of talk about Donald Trump both junior and senior, as well as possibly resolve the eternal mystery of who really directed "Poltergeist." Music: Mail Fraud by The Minor Thirds Learn more about Matthew'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/conspi...
2017-Jun-30 • 66 minutes
The Case for War
What do Gulf War I, Gulf War II, H. W. Bush and W. Bush all have in common? How many realities does Jet Li appear in? Is National MP Todd Barclay using time-travel to investigate himself, or is he just a clone? Find out in this week's episode of the Podacster's Guide to the Conspiracy, the last ever episode... at least for the next fortnight. Intro music: Weapons? What Weapons of Mass Destruction? by DJ's of Mass Destruction Outro music: 60s Quiz Show by Poddington Bear Learn more about Matthew's academic w...
2017-Jun-23 • 52 minutes
That Wacky Putin's At It Again!
Updates on the geopolitical status of Rhodes Island, as well as a look into 14 deaths in the U.K. that Buzzfeed show both a Russian assassination conspiracy and a British cover-up of that conspiracy... Music: The Spirit of Russian Love by Zinaida Trokai by Kosta T Learn more about Matthew'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 (http://ww...
2017-Jun-16 • 65 minutes
Keep watching the skis!
In an episode where geography and Gerry Adams collide, Josh and M discuss the recent solution to the 'Wow Signal,' and ask why the existence of alien life on Earth might be being kept from us. Music: They're On the Moon Right Now by FortyOne Learn more about Matthew'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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/cr...
2017-Jun-09 • 47 minutes
None Dare Call It the Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy
Josh is off sick, and phones it in, whilst M finds themself stuck in tangents talking about the John Birch Society and None Dare Call It Conspiracy. Music: I Dare You by Little Glass Men Learn more about Matthew'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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? Contact us at: [email protected]
2017-Jun-02 • 48 minutes
The Sverdlovsk Leak
In this episode Josh and M discuss the Sverdlovsk Leak of 1979, talk about the comic chops of Barry Bostwick, question whether the new series of Animaniacs will feature Bill Clinton references, and avoid a musical interlude... Music: Medium Leaker by Tab & Anitek Learn more about Matthew'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 (http://www...
2017-May-26 • 61 minutes
Red Mercury
In this episode Josh's tablet crashes, M disses MacGyver, and questions are raised about the merits of 'Mission to Mars.' Oh, and there's some talk about Red Mercury, the wonder ingredient for bombs and stealth vehicles everywhere... Music: You Are The Bomb by Frenic Learn more about Matthew'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 (http:/...
2017-May-18 • 63 minutes
A Trump Trifecta
This week Josh and M discuss the movie Tank Girl, the FBI, the Census Bureau, Russian Ambassadors, and Donald J. Trump. Somehow they are all connected. Intro Music: Homage to John Carpenter by Squire Tuck Outro Music: Foolish Human by Tab & Anitek Learn more about Matthew'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 (http://www.podbean.com/pa...
2017-May-14 • 58 minutes
Koching it up with the bros
In this episode Josh and M do a lot of Koch, and discuss what might be the next episode of the podcast, the firing of FBI Director James Comey. Along the way they discuss John Rogers, Soft Cell, and sundry other topics only tangentially-related to conspiracy theories. As per usual. Music: Brothers by the Impossebulls Learn more about Matthew'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...
2017-May-05 • 89 minutes
An(other) interview with Martin Orr
Join Josh and M, M and Marty, and M and Josh for a discussion of secrecy and its role in conspiracies, Justin Bieber's reptilian appearance, allegations against Big Yoghurt, and Operation O-KKK. Music: Your Secrets by Anitek Learn more about Matthew'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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages?...
2017-Apr-22 • 80 minutes
The Rise and Fall of David Crowley
Nominally an episode about the mysterious death of David Crowley, Josh and M delve into Trump-related conspiracy theory news, and get Kevin and Devin confused. Also, there are corrections to last week's fake news about films. Music: The Ancient Commonsense Of Things (Live) by Bishop Allen Learn more about Matthew'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/conspiraci...
2017-Apr-13 • 72 minutes
Who Directed What? The Alan Smithee Story
In an episode recorded in the Alan Smithee Studio, Josh and M ask the hard questions: Why is "Lockdown" so underappreciated, who wrote the screenplay to "Revenge of the Sith", and can two chuckleheads from Boston really write Oscar winning screenplays? Music: Director's Cut (Alan Smithee Mixx) by Cassette Tape Bandits Learn more about Matthew'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 (http...
2017-Apr-06 • 64 minutes
George Soros presents the Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy
What do the CEU, George Soros, and M's inability to pronounce anyone's name have to do with the price of fish? Listen in and be informed about fictitious John Carpenter films, Romanian politics, and the Bond villain naming system of NGOs... Music: Mind On The Music (Fender Mix) by Donnie Ozone ft. Pot-C & SKOL Learn more about Matthew'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....
2017-Apr-01 • 78 minutes
We get with the Creed
What do eWhales, Batmatthew, and schliffs have to do with Assassin's Creed? Listen in to Josh and M talk about a rather average film based upon a series of games positing ever increasingly complex conspiracies in this rather lengthy episode of the Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy. Music: Assassin's Creed by Texture Learn more about Matthew'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 (http...
2017-Mar-17 • 66 minutes
The Taiping Rebellion
In an episode with no Trump, Josh gets all misty eyed about history, and educates M on the intricacies of the Taiping Rebellion. Music: Monkey Magic by Eaters Learn more about Matthew'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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? Contact us at: [email protected]
2017-Mar-10 • 81 minutes
President Trump
Breaking through from one reality to another, M2 and Josh 2 become M1 and Josh 1, aka M and Josh, and discuss the latest developments in the Donald Trump, President of the United States of Conspiracy, saga. Music: A Self-induced Lap Dance by Chris Herb Watch the podcast here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l9Lnqo8lTI Learn... more about Matthew'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 ...
2017-Mar-01 • 22 minutes
About that Auckland University European Students Association...
In this short episode, M discusses the Auckland University European Students Association, and has a bit of a rant about racism! Learn more about Matthew'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 (http://www.podbean.com/patron/crowdfund... pages? Contact us at: [email protected]
2017-Feb-24 • 68 minutes
The Unlikely Death of the Dictator's Brother
Join Josh and Matthew as they discuss North Korea, Malayasia, China, and assassinations, as well as catching up on the news from the Trumpiverse. Vodast here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkeG5fCj9T4 Music:... Dark City by Anitex ft. Sara Grey Learn more about Matthew'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 (http://www.podbean.com/patr...
2017-Feb-16 • 60 minutes
In which Nixon was right all along
Why would Josh and M claim Nixon was right all along? What has this got to do with the gold standard? Whose content are our dastardly podcasters ripping off? Listen in to discover those answers and more (no answers guaranteed), Music: Money Ain't No Women by Frenic Learn more about Matthew'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 (http://w...