The Conspiracy Skeptic
The Conspiracy Skeptic
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Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 98 - True Crime with Dr. David D. Perlmutter
Dr. David D. Perlmutter, a professor of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University, returns to talk about the the similarities between the true crime genre and conspiracy thinking.
Nov 24, 2022
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 97 - Tartaria and Phantom Time with Sean Ondes
Sean Ondes is cohost of the fantastic Wetwired podcast. You really need to add this to your feed! Sean comes on to talk about a nutso conspiracy theory about the hidden history of Tartaria, giants, phanon time, and why old buildings have high ceilings. Hint. It's for giants.
Jul 18, 2022
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 96 - The Georgia Guidestones II with Blake Smith
Eleven years ago Blake Smith came on to talk about his trip to visit the Georgia Guidestones. Someone blew them up July 6, 2022. Blake and I talk about what we've learned about "America's Stonehenge", who most likely paid for them to be built, and what this bombing says about the modern world of conspiracy cranking. We also spend some time looking how being a conspiracy skeptic, and a skeptic in general, has changed (not for the better) in the last 11 years.
Jul 11, 2022
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 95 - Comic Conspiracy with Celestia Ward and F Andrew Taylor
Comic book artists and experts Celestia Ward (Squaring the Strange podcast) and F Andrew Taylor (Geek Shock Podcast) join me to talk about comic books, the comic book moral panic, and various conspiracy theories surrounding the early comic book industry.
Mar 17, 2022
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 94 - In from the Cold War with Dr. Brian Regal
Dr. Brian Regal is a history professor at Kean University in New Jersey. He has become the go-to guy for cryptid topics by the media. Before he started tucking into things with big feet, Dr. Regal was a Cold War warrior. I have him on to talk about his days on the front lines as a tank commander and his experiences as an 18-year old in West Germany staring down the barrel of an M60 tank at T72s.
Feb 21, 2022
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 93 - NESARA with Aaron Gulyas
Host of Saucer Life Aaron Gulyas has written a book on conspiracies. He returns to this podcast to talk about one of his chapters that delves into one of the weirdest pyrmaid schemes in history (the Omega Trust), a weird fantasy law called NESARA, and a massive conspiracy involving the space brothers and world wide revolution. Get his book new book Conspiracy and Triumph on Amazon. You can also listen to his Saucer Life podcast
Jan 28, 2022
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 92 - Covid Conspiracies with Dr. Ivor Mectin
Ivor Mectin is a pseudonym of a UK-based author who has written a guide to all manner of unhinged Covid conspiracies and crank ideas. He's come on to talk about writing his book and the many facets of Covid conspiracy thinking. Get his book on Amazon Covid-19: Ultimate Misinformation.
Jan 11, 2022
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 91 - Sharon Hill, Geology, and the End Times
Geologist and legendary blogger Sharon Hill comes to discuss the ways aspects of geology is used to totally 100% prove the world is going to end. Not so much. Get her book Scientifical Americans: The Culture of Amateur Paranormal Researchers.
Oct 10, 2021
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 90 - Science for Hippies: An alternative guide to how we know anything at all
Tom Thumb, world traveler and author, talks about his latest book titled "Science for Hippies: An alternative guide to how we know anything at all". It's a brilliant, approachable book on how we know what we know. You can pick it up at a great price on Amazon in either Kindle or print on demand.
Sep 4, 2021
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 89 - Gamestop Short Squeeze
Dr. David D. Perlmutter, a professor of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University, returns to talk about Gamestop, conspiracies, and how major institutions are doing themselves no favors by playing into conspiracy perceptions
Jun 25, 2021
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