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Jan. 30, 2024

New! Quick-ish hit! Paul is Dead? Part 2

And here's the second part of our rundown of the Paul is Dead musical conspiracy theory. In this episode, we consider the long-term implications of this brief mania, as well as the modern conspiracists who just won't let it g...

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Jan. 16, 2024

New! Quick-ish hit! Paul is Dead?

We're back! But we're not doing UFOs yet. First, we're doing a two-parter on one of the most famous music-related conspiracies in modern history--that is, the sudden mania that gripped The Beatles fandom, who for very confusi...

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Jan. 2, 2024

Archive: PKD Part 6

To keep you company while we work on new content, we're breaking apart one of our classic episodes into digestible chunks. Enjoy one of our personal favorite episodes, and we'll be back with you in the new year with great …

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Dec. 26, 2023

Archive: PKD Part 5

To keep you company while we work on new content, we're breaking apart one of our classic episodes into digestible chunks. Enjoy one of our personal favorite episodes, and we'll be back with you in the new year with great …

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Dec. 19, 2023

Archive: PKD Part 4

To keep you company while we work on new content, we're breaking apart one of our classic episodes into digestible chunks. Enjoy one of our personal favorite episodes, and we'll be back with you in the new year with great …

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Dec. 12, 2023

Archive: PKD Part 3

To keep you company while we work on new content, we're breaking apart one of our classic episodes into digestible chunks. Enjoy one of our personal favorite episodes, and we'll be back with you in the new year with great …

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Dec. 5, 2023

Archive: PKD Part 2

To keep you company while we work on new content, we're breaking apart one of our classic episodes into digestible chunks. Enjoy one of our personal favorite episodes, and we'll be back with you in the new year with great …

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Nov. 28, 2023

Archive: PKD Part 1

To keep you company while we work on new content, we're breaking apart one of our classic episodes into digestible chunks. Enjoy one of our personal favorite episodes, and we'll be back with you in the new year with great …

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Nov. 16, 2023

Complete Qanon: How We Got Here--Part 7

They're finally here! The big, huge files that taken together make up the full Qanon series. There are seven in total, Collect them all! patreon.com/theparanoidstrain Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio...

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Nov. 15, 2023

Complete Qanon: How We Got Here--Part 6

They're finally here! The big, huge files that taken together make up the full Qanon series. There are seven in total, Collect them all! patreon.com/theparanoidstrain Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio...

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Nov. 14, 2023

Complete Qanon: How We Got Here--Part 5

They're finally here! The big, huge files that taken together make up the full Qanon series. There are seven in total, Collect them all! patreon.com/theparanoidstrain Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio...

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Nov. 10, 2023

Complete Qanon: How We Got Here--Part 4

They're finally here! The big, huge files that taken together make up the full Qanon series. There are seven in total, Collect them all! patreon.com/theparanoidstrain Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio...

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Nov. 9, 2023

Complete Qanon: How We Got Here--Part 3

They're finally here! The big, huge files that taken together make up the full Qanon series. There are seven in total, Collect them all! patreon.com/theparanoidstrain Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio...

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Nov. 8, 2023

Complete Qanon: How We Got Here--Part 2

They're finally here! The big, huge files that taken together make up the full Qanon series. There are seven in total, Collect them all! patreon.com/theparanoidstrain Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio...

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Nov. 7, 2023

Complete Qanon: How We Got Here--Part 1

They're finally here! The big, huge files that taken together make up the full Qanon series. There are seven in total, Collect them all! patreon.com/theparanoidstrain Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more informatio...

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Oct. 31, 2023

New! Qanon: How we got here - Conclusions

I can't believe it myself, but we actually got to the end of this series. In this one, we get a visit from Computer Guy, who leaves much the worse for wear, check in on the Qanon Children's Crusade, and …

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Oct. 17, 2023

New! Qanon: How we got here - Trump as Q's Messiah--Literally

Here, one episode away from the finish line, we finally consider the question that has haunted theologians for thousands of years. What if the messiah was actually Donald Trump? Yes, we engage with a strange branch of evangel...

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Oct. 3, 2023

New! Qanon: How we got here - Time travelers, plea deals, and the gre…

In this, our antepenultimate Qanon episode, we hear what's almost certainly the weirdest Q story of them all--the tale of Austin Steinbart, a man who believes Q is a future version of himself. Plus, we check in on those forme...

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Sept. 19, 2023

New! Qanon: How we got here - Epstein, butterflies, and the return of…

She has returned to us! Oh, blessed day. Yes, it is with gratitude that we say goodbye to Elena Pegasus and hello to our very own mythical horse lady, freshly returned from her monthlong European summer sojurn. MUST BE NICE. …

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Sept. 6, 2023

New! Qanon: How we got here - Q invades Deutschland and Down Under

One day later than you might have expected, due to the Labor Day holiday, we're wrapping up our Q world tour with a couple of scenic stops in Australia and Germany to learn how our favorite home-grown American nonsense has …

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Aug. 22, 2023

New! Qanon: How we got here - Romana Didulo, The Q-ueen of Canada

The terrifying reign of Elena Pegasus continues! Seriously, though, our guest co-host once again joins us to explore another truly bizarre story from the annals of Qanon. This one is Romana Didulo, the self-proclaimed Queen o...

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Aug. 8, 2023

New! Qanon: How we got here - Elena Pegasus explains "Let's Go Brando…

Don't Panic! Our lovely Dana Unicorn is on monthlong European vacation (MUST BE NICE! I'm not bitter), and the wonderful Elena Pegasus, her cousin, has stepped into the breach as we detail the fallout of Russiagate, and how i...

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