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The Paranoid Strain

The Paranoid Strain

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

Recent Episodes

New! Qanon: How we got here - The plot to DESTROY Russia. (Not really)

Aug. 9, 2022

Our second full part on the topic of Putin's Russia, we cover more of that fun-loving gaggle of nationalist extremist conspiracy theorists who run that place these days, and with the help of our intrepid guide, Professor Yab…

New! Qanon: How we got here - Russia collapses into conspiracy

July 27, 2022

Having finished our dissection of Fed conspiracies, we now move on to consider how the other great world power of the 20th Century ended up becoming a dysfunctional autocracy overwhelmed by conspiracies. We learn what makes …

New! Qanon: How we got here - JP Morgan Sinks the Titanic

July 12, 2022

(Plus, satanic giants found the Federal Reserve)

New! Qanon: How we got here - The Fed the Bitcoin Bros, and the Goldbugs

June 28, 2022

Episode 3! We hope you like hearing Federal reserve conspiracy theories debunked, because boy, that's what you're getting this time. Thrill to the history of monetary policy. Experience the chills of arguing with bitcoin ent…

New! Qanon: How we got here - Part 2: Q and the Jekyll Island Conspiracy

June 14, 2022

Second episode! Which means the introduction to this series literally took up an entire episode. Does that mean we're getting better or worse? Hard to say. This time, we're taking on the conspiracist view of what actually tr…

New! Qanon: How we got here - Part 1 - Introductions

May 31, 2022

We're back, bay-bee! For the next umpty-bajillion episodes, we're going to take a new angle to look at Qanon. Why, when we've already done Qanon several times? Because we believe the Qanon conspiracy is...in a sense "eating"…