Hysteria 51

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Hysteria 51 is a weekly “odd-cast” that takes an every-man approach to conspiracy theories, aliens, mysteries, paranormal, the unusual, and the unexplained. Hosts John Goforth, Brent Hand, and Conspiracy Bot (a cranky robot bent on world domination who also happens to be the show’s head researcher) examine a different topic each week and generally come to one conclusion…the truth is out there, but you won’t find it here.

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Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers- An Interview With Jeremy Corbell | 120
Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers- An Interview With Jeremy Corbell | 120
Bob Lazar is on the Mount Rushmore of names in the UFO world. He (virtually on his own) brought the existence of Area 51 to the forefront by telling his story of working on real UFOs in the 80's. If a podcast, website, or movie is covering UFOs they can’t do a complete job without mentioning Bob. The challenge is he pretty much STOPPED talking to the press and giving interviews for more than 20 years. Then, came along documentarian Jeremy Corbell. He has produced a new documentary on Lazar with his FULL cooperation. This week we interview Jeremy about his experiences, if and why he believes the story, and a whole lot more. Plus, we somehow work John Lear into the discussion (you’ll see), Conspiracy Bot compares himself to Dr. Phil (he’s more like Judge Judy), and :spoiler alert: Mickey Rourke doesn’t join the show (C-Bot was disappointed). All of that and more on the podcast that isn’t on the Mount Rushmore of podcasts, but is on the Mount Rushmore of Mount Rushmores (in our own mind) – Hysteria 51. You can find Jeremy on his website: Extraordinary BeliefsAlso his:TwitterInstagramYouTubeFacebookand Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for you H51 Gear!You can follow us at the following:FacebookGroupTwitterInstagramSnapchatRedditiTunesWebsite
Antikythera Mechanism – The World’s First Computer? | 119
Antikythera Mechanism – The World’s First Computer? | 119
Imagine finding shipwreck from thousands of years ago and among the rest of the debris finding a laptop with instructions on how to use it. That’s ALMOST exactly what happened when the Antikythera Mechanism was found. OK, so it wasn’t exactly a laptop, but many refer to it as the world’s first analog computer. And no matter how you classify it, it certainly doesn’t fit the time frame it dates back to. How did the ancient Greeks create a machine so advanced that another example of its intricacies wouldn’t be found in the world for another century and a half? We attempt to get to the bottom of it or at least blame the aliens this week. Plus, the fellas talk about THEIR first computer, we’re able to compare the mechanism to both a magic 8-ball and Grays Sports Almanac, and Conspiracy Bot quotes bad 90’s music. All of that and more on the podcast that’s never built a fully functional computing machine that can output correct data (but we have Conspiracy Bot) - Hysteria 51.Special thanks to this week’s research sources: Books:The Antikythera Mechanism: The History and Mystery of the Ancient World’s Most Famous Astronomical Device Kindle Edition by Charles River EditorsA Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World by Alexander JonesDecoding the Heavens: A 2,000-Year-Old Computer--and the Century-long Search to Discover Its Secrets by Jo MarchantVideo:Technological Marvels of the Ancient World Season 1 ep 3 - ComputingMichael Wright - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eUibFQKJqINova: Ancient ComputerWebsites:Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antikythera_mechanismNova: Ancient ComputerThe Antikythera Mechanism Research Project - antikythera-mechanism.grMental Floss - http://mentalfloss.com/article/81445/15-intriguing-facts-about-antikythera-mechanismThe Smithson - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/decoding-antikythera-mechanism-first-computer-180953979/Vox - https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/5/17/15646450/antikythera-mechanism-greek-computer-astronomy-google-doodleScience Daily - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/07/080731143422.htmLive Science - https://www.livescience.com/55168-antikythera-mechanism-had-user-manual.htmland – of course – HowStuffWorks.Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear!You can follow us at the followingFacebookGroupTwitterInstagramSnapchatRedditiTunesWebsite
2018 Year-End Review and Orson Welles - Dracula | 118
2018 Year-End Review and Orson Welles - Dracula | 118
Man, 2018 flew by fast.  And what a crazy year it was for all of us at Hysteria 51.  New network, award nominations, iTunes top 200, the list goes on.  We could not have done it without all of you, so this week Producer Lisa and Brent take a look back at the year.  They talk achievements, (holy crap there was actually more than 1), how much prettier Lisa is than John (duh), our war with LeVar Burton (only in our heads), and what 2019 has in store for the show.  Oh, but it doesn't end there.  Then you are treated to our tradition of our favorite Audio Drama of the Year.  This time around it is a mouthful with The Mercury Theater on the Air, with Orson Welles presents – “Dracula”.  So break out the garlic and sharpen some sticks for this year-end review on the podcast that isn't hosted by Vampires because we don't need a reason to suck even more, Hysteria 51Don't forget to check out our TeePublic page for sweet H51 gear!You can follow us at the followingFacebookGroupTwitterInstagramSnapchatRedditiTunesWebsite

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Started
Sep 20th, 2016
Latest Episode
Jan 7th, 2019
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No. of Episodes
121
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About 1 hour

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