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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: 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 …

New: Secret Societies I, Part 17 - The Freemasons 3

Nov. 10, 2021

As you can probably tell by our episode art, this here is the episode where we find out why the Freemasons caused the French Revolution. Or rather, we find out why, just after the revolution, a whole lot of people began to t…

New: Secret Societies I, Part 16 - The Freemasons 2

Oct. 27, 2021

In this second part of our dive into the world's most successful secret society, we go deep into the early history of the Freemasons, as well as the pageantry behind their initiation ceremonies. Plus, we BLOW THE LID off of …

New: Secret Societies I, Part 15 - The Freemasons 1

Oct. 13, 2021

So we've finally reached a secret society that surely every listener to this show has already heard of, the Freemasons. To be totally honest here, we approached this topic more out of a sense of duty than out of genuine exci…

New: Secret Societies I, Part 14 - The Rosicrucians and Foucault's Pendulum

Sept. 28, 2021

We're fourteen goddamned episodes into this seemingly never-ending cavalcade of secret society information, and there are, at minimum, seven or eight episodes to go. We'd apologize for how long this series is getting, but we…