Sept. 28, 2021

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

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'...

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Sept. 15, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 13 - The Rosicrucians 2

More stories of the best darned secret society that didn't technically exist,! We return to the weird and wonderful world of the Rosicrucians this time, with stories of those who tried in vain to join the ephemeral brotherhoo...

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Sept. 1, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 12 - The Rosicrucians

If you, like Mike Schmidt, believed that our final statement at the end of last episode meant we were done with Secret Societies...well, I guess you had understandable reasons for thinking that. But it's not true. That just e...

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Aug. 11, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 11 - Priory of Sion and Rennes-le-Chate…

And here we are--about to hear the final revelations of the misleading nonsense, con jobs, and pranks that eventually led to the edifice of bullshit that is The Da Vinci Code. We pick up with the story of Pierre Plantard …

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July 27, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 10 - Holy Blood, Holy Grail 2

Another fortnight, another episode about silly men and their silly book. Once again, we're discussing the work of Messrs. Lincoln, Baigent,and Leigh, who apparently never met a historical counterfactual they didn't immediately embrace. This t...

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July 14, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 9 - Holy Blood, Holy Grail 1

Episode 9 of the Secret Societies series, but also the second episode in our sub-series about the strange origins of the conspiracy theories that ended up powering Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code. Now, though, we actually move past that book …

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June 30, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 8 - The Da Vinci Code

YAY! We've reached Jesuit's favorite part of this series--a sort of 4-part sub-series of inter-connected conspiracy theories that build on each other to trace a tale that we think is honestly one of the most interesting subjects we've ev...

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June 15, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 7 - Cathars 2

I know that most of you woke up this morning and had that same thought you do every time you open your eyes. "How am I going to face the day without a podcast about a medieval French heresy, its …

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June 2, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 6 - Templars and Cathars

Yes, many of you, including notably the 40 Year Old Boy, Mike Schmidt, noticed that I made a typo in the numbering of the show last time. Regardless, we're back on track now, delivering the properly numbered 6th episode of …

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May 18, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 4 - Knights Templar 3

And so we...nearly(?) come to the end of our coverage of the Knights Templar. I mean, there's a little bit that carries over to the next episode, but hardly any. And by the way, we know this one ends at …

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May 4, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 4 - Knights Templar 2

And so we move on to the fourth installment of our Secret Societies series, where we get to the heart of the historical story of the rise and fall of the Knights Templar. Thrill to tales of papal interrogation! Hiss …

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April 21, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 3 - Crusades and the Knights Templar

Day late, but definitely no dollars short, we bring you the beginning of our in-depth analyses of historical secret societies with one of the most interesting and legendary of them all--the Knights Templar. Before we fill you in on these …

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April 6, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 2 - Temple of Solomon and Other Ancient…

When the new episode train starts runnin', you know you best get out of the way. And so we barrel down the tracks to episode 2, which is still technically part of the introduction to this monster of a topic, …

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March 23, 2021

New: Secret Societies I, Part 1 - Introduction and the Eleusinian Mys…

Holy shit, we're BACK, BAYBEE! This is the first of a projected we-have-no-real-idea-how-many shows we're doing on Secret Societies. All we do know is that from now until we wrap up the Illuminati, it's all new content for a long …

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March 15, 2021

Archive: Episode 17, Part 7

And now, the end is near, and Episode 17, Reality Show 1's archive presentation faces...the final curtain. The important thing to know is that this part, part seven--the final part...it did it seven's way. This is, indeed, the final part …

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March 8, 2021

Archive: Episode 17, Part 6

Coming into the home stretch, it's part six and seven neck and neck. Seven surges ahead but NO! LOOK AT THAT! Six has come up behind and wins by a nose! And that's the story of how part six of …

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March 1, 2021

Archive: Episode 17, Part 5

Number Five...IS ALIVE! That joke meant nothing to the vast majority of you, but for a few middle-aged listeners, it brought the kind of smile that only a Fisher Stevens in brownface can induce. This piece of our shattered Reality …

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Feb. 22, 2021

Archive: Episode 17, Part 4

Part 4 has nestled safely into your podcast feed, just as your horoscope predicted. Today's segment of what was originally Episode 17, Reality Part 1 deals in a snack-sized way with how our most brilliant scientific minds have tried to …

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Feb. 15, 2021

Archive: Episode 17, Part 3

Third time's the charm? Well, that's definitely the case here, as we settle into the third segment of our archive presentation of what was originally Episode 17, Reality Part 1. This segment features our full interview with Professor Martin J...

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Feb. 10, 2021

Archive Episode 17, Part 2

The time has come for the second part of our Archive presentation of Episode 17. This segment of our Reality Part 1 Episode is mostly concerned with the ideas of philosophers who are thought of as idealists, rather than materialists. …

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Feb. 2, 2021

Archive: Episode 17, Part 1

It's a new year! And it's time for new content! But not quite yet. We're working hard on the new Secret Societies series, but to keep your feed full in the meantime, We've broken one of our longest episodes up …

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Dec. 15, 2020

Historical Political Conspiracies--Complete

Hi, everybody. This is our first show with our new hosting service, so hopefully you're receiving this the same way you did previously, and nothing wonky has happened with your feeds. If it has, all apologies. This, as promised, is …

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