April 24, 2015
War. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing except generating podcast content. This week Josh and Matthew look at the War to End All Wars, the Great War, World War I, a war so successful that no warts have been waged since. Following on from an earlier episode about the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, they look at some other conspiracy theories about the Great War. Why? Because it's almost ANZAC Day (and the 100th Anniversary of it to boot).
Music: "Pack up your troubles in your old kitbag" by Oscar Seagle and the Columbia Stellar Quarette
April 16, 2015
Will Hillary Clinton succeed in garnering the Democratic nomination to become a presidential hopeful, or will the conspiracy theories surrounding her and her husband, Bill, lead only to disaster. Two people who are ineligible to vote in the US elections, Matthew and Josh, weigh in on the matter. Parts of national anthems are sung, allegations are made about someone's inappropriate uses of sick days and a great many conspiracy theories are discussed. For the sake of democracy and the American way of life!
This week's Miami segment is a discussion between Brian L. Keeley, James F. Tracy and Lee Basham, focussing on their take home messages from the conference.
Music: "Ignite the People (Like Obama)" by 6th Sense and Mick Boogie.
April 9, 2015
Who watches the watchers, and why is it important that we have faith in the constabulary? A serious topic for the "lads" (and the term is used loosely) at The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy. Looking at a recent spate of high profile retrials in Aotearoa/New Zealand, Josh and Matthew look at the various claims of conspiracy which have spread in their wake. After all, if we can't trust the defenders of law and order, who can we trust?
This week's interview from Miami is Martin Orr, Associate Professor, Chair of the Department of Sociology at Boise State Univeristy, Idaho. Matthew interviews him about a recent paper, 'From U.S. Ghettos to the “Arab Street”: Race and the “Conspiracy Theorist”'.
Music: Serial/Mail Kimp Remix by Anonymous.
Next week: A more light-hearted topic. Things have been a bit grimdark here at Podcaster's Towers recently.
April 2, 2015
Unsolved mysteries and disappearances; why is it we are so interested in the disappearances of people like Jimmy Hoffa and Lord Lucan? What is it about the disappearance of a celebrity or political that makes people think there has to be more to it? Why might the Australian Navy be keeping assassins in harbours and billabongs throughout Australia (or even the world)? All these questions and more are not answered by Robert Stack, but rather Josh and Matthew. Shame, really.
The subject of this week's guest interview from the Miami conference is Michael J. Wood, who talks to Matthew about a paper he co-wrote, "What About Building 7: A social psychological study of online discussion of 9/11 conspiracy theories".
Music: "A Man Who Went Missing" by Kirk Pearson and Julian Korzeniowsky.