Episode 38 - The Lupus of Conspiracy Theories

February 26, 2015
In the words of Josh Addison, false flags are the lupus of conspiracy theories. According to the fine(?) people at InfoWars, there are at least 42 proven false flags, so Matthew and Josh decide to fisk the list and render judgement. Are false flags really all that common, and if they are, does that tell us anything particularly interesting about belief in specific conspiracy theories? Is it also the case that the Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy is false flagging about false flags? Only by listening in will you know...

Music: Freak Flag Fly by The Womb

Episode 37 - President Evil

February 19, 2015

Why do our political elites conspire and who is listening to the Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy in Miami? These are the two central questions which preoccupy Josh and Matthew in this week's episode. Matthew finds that his vocabulary has taken a turn for the worst and Josh highlights that he and Matthew know nothing about the rules of succession if you next in line to become POTUS.

Music: For More Years by The Impossebulls

Episode 36 - You can’t spell Conspiracism without Racism!

February 13, 2015

This week Josh and Matthew discuss the Celtic New Zealand thesis - the hypothesis that a European people populated Aotearoa (New Zealand) before the arrival of the Māori. Consider this a part 1 of sorts, since Matthew and Josh will be coming back to this wacky theory and its near neighbour, Treatygate, in time. Meanwhile, enjoy Matthew's rubbish Irish accent and Josh rumbling Matthew's game to one-up him on Twitter follower counts.

Music: What a Wonderful World by Rupert Blazer

Episode 35 - She Suppressed Me With Science (And Failed Me In Biology)!

February 5, 2015

In this week's episode Josh and Matthew take a look at all the suppressed inventions they don't want you to know about. Josh reveals his ignorance about quantum zero point energy, Matthew talks about stomach ulcers (again) and if you listen to the end, Josh reveals a little known quote of Arthur C. Clarke you probably haven't heard before.

Music: Breathe in the Static by Kirk Pearson and BIT

Episode 34 – Antisemitism is bad!

February 5, 2015

How many times can a person condemn antisemitism? Josh and Matthew condemn it a lot during this very special episode of the Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy. Along the way they also condemn the Veterans Today website, the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, people who use anti-Zionism as a coded way to be anti-semitic, and Drew. It's positively damnable!

Music: Sinister Souls by Anitek

Episode 33 – Who’s Afraid Of Naomi Wolf?

February 5, 2015

In this week's episode, Josh and Matthew look at the curious case of the Wolf who conspiracy theorised in the night. We look at her some of her more recent claims: elements within the US State were conspiring to assassinate the leaders of the Occupy Movement, and that the Scottish Referendum result was jigged, and look back to her seminal work, "The Beauty Myth". Is there a common thread to her conspiracy theories? Are any of them warranted? Can Matthew sing? All this, and more.

Music: New Years Party by Kim & Buran 

Episode 32 – Medical Conspiracy Theories

February 5, 2015

It's a new year and thus a new "series" of "The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy". This week: medical conspiracy theories. Josh and Matthew look at the kind of conspiracy theories associated with medical claims, cures and treatments, why some people believe them and why there is sometimes good reason to believe them.

Music: Swine Flu Birthday by The Mostly Bad Virus