This Is (NOT) A Conspiracy

A curated episode list by Cesar Moncada
Creation Date January 15th, 2020
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It's a conspiracy
9/11 was an inside job, Princess Diana was murdered in a government plot, and the Apollo 11 moon landing was faked. There’s a conspiracy theory for just about every major event—but believers aren’t just on the paranoid fringe, wearing tin foil hats.
Conspiracy Theories
This week we're revisiting one of our favorite episodes about one of our favorite topics: Conspiracy theories. They're a feature of today's news and politics. But they've really been a part of American life since its founding. In this episode, we'll explore how conspiracy theories helped to create the U.S. and how they became the currency of political opportunists.
The Incunabula Papers
Ong's Hat, or The Incunabula Papers, is a conspiracy theory that arose on the early internet. Combining cutting edge science, mysticism, and obvious hokum, it intrigued thousands of people who tried to find out what it all meant. Today we uncover the secrets of Ong's Hat, the man behind it, and the new art form it inadvertently birthed. Check out our showpage at slate.com/culture/decoder-ringThis episode is brought to you by the following advertisers: Aleph Mattresses, a handmade mattress experience: TrustAleph.com② Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
9: The Mattress Firm Conspiracy Theory
We go on a mission to find out why there are so many Mattress Firm stores. How do they end up next door and across the street from each other? Are the mattresses full of money? Reddit users started a conspiracy theory, so we teamed up with WBUR and Reddit’s Endless Thread podcast to put these questions to bed.If you like Household Name, please take a moment to leave a rating and review of Household Name on Apple Podcasts. It really helps people find the show. And if you have feedback, send it to householdname@businessinsider.com.
Conspiracy Theories
Why do some people believe unhinged conspiracy theories? How are they affecting our politics? How did insane theories—like QAnon—convert millions of people? Did John Kerry split a hurricane in half with a laser beam from Antarctica? What's really lurking beneath the Denver airport? And what can we do about these unhinged beliefs, given that America now has a Conspiracy-Theorist-in-Chief?   ------ Power Corrupts is written and narrated by Brian Klaas. The executive producer is George McDonagh. Alex Portfelix is the producer and sound editor. Theme music is by Scott Holmes.
Episode 101: Game On
In the series premiere of Rabbits, Carly Parker's search for her missing best friend leads her to a mysterious nameless ancient game the players refer to only as “Rabbits;” a secret, dangerous, and occasionally fatal underground game, where the prizes are unclear but may involve: large sums of money, NSA or CSI recruitment, and perhaps even the key to unlocking the secrets of the universe. RABBITS WEBSITE PUBLIC RADIO ALLIANCE TWITTER  

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