The Smiley Face Killers

February 1, 2019

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?

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This is not “The RFK Tapes”

January 28, 2019

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 of some ten or more episodes.

(Obviously this episode will make more sense if you listen to The RFK Tapes first...)

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Catching up with the Olds

January 18, 2019

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.

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It’s Episode 200!

December 14, 2018

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. Subscribe to our Patreon to find out more!

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A Cup of Joe

December 8, 2018

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)

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The Stab in the Back Myth of WWI

November 30, 2018

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.

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An interview with Dr. Pat Stokes (Deakin)

November 22, 2018

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 “Conspiracism” here:

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and learn more about their academic work at:

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