The Paranoid Strain

The Paranoid Strain

The podcast that explains why so many people believe ridiculous conspiracy theories.

Recent Episodes

The Paranoid Strain Orchestra presents: 9116--The Rock Opera, Disc 2

Jan. 6, 2022

Welcome to “Disc 2” of what, as far as we know, is the first ever two-and-a-half-hour podcast episode that is actually a full-on rock opera. Please note there’s a first “disc”--be sure you download that one, and listen to it…

The Paranoid Strain Orchestra presents: 9116--The Rock Opera, Disc 1

Jan. 6, 2022

Welcome to “Disc 1” of what, as far as we know, is the first ever two-and-a-half-hour podcast episode that is actually a full-on rock opera. Please note there’s a second “disc”--be sure you download that one, too. We’ve been…

Not an episode--But something special is coming out this Thursday.

Jan. 4, 2022

Just a quick teaser for our release on 1/6. Can't wait for you to hear it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

New: Secret Societies I, Part 20 - The Freemasons 6

Dec. 22, 2021

We've reached the end of the Masons section, which means we're covering the sad story of the masons versus the various fascisms that dominated the pre WWII period. The tale is super-interesting, but isn't quite what the free…

New: Secret Societies I, Part 19 - The Freemasons 5

Dec. 7, 2021

Here we have perhaps our favorite of this Masons series, covering everything from the supposed coverup of the masonic murder of Mozart (alliteration!) to a Catholic-sponsored expose of Masonic evil that includes a ghostly, p…

New: Secret Societies I, Part 18 - The Freemasons 4

Nov. 24, 2021

Here's where the Masons story runs smack into 'MURICA! From the founding fathers' relationship to the Craft, to the very strange interplay between Mormonism (the most American religion of faiths) and Freemasons, and finally …