116: The Fireworks Conspiracy Fireworks Spectacular!

Released Monday, 29th June 2020
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The ladies take on the fireworks conspiracy! But first, a night message about Colorado intentional community Drop City. More commune geodesic domes and experimental theater companies. What is the most Night Call time zone? How should we return Mount Rushmore to its former sacred natural state? Then, checking out the story about the shitposting cult DayLife Army. What does it look like when a cult is extremely online, seemingly self-aware about being a cult, and dead set on exploiting people's better instincts? Then, it's the moment everyone's been waiting for: ten thousand hours of incredibly loud nonstop fireworks. We lay out the various theories about the fireworks and our own personal takes. Is it the cops? Just kids? Professional fireworks enthusiasts? Or the ghost of dead Paris Review legend, fireworks hobbyist and CIA plant George Plimpton? The big differences between the fireworks in different cities, and why this specific conspiracy feels convoluted but not far-fetched. Is it all a big psy-op? Just innocent 4th of July fun? Or something even more sinister...

FOOTNOTES
Drop City the place
Drop City the novel 
Murder Mountain 
Tumple/Day Life Army 
Ex-DLA member's Instagram 
Daily Dot article 
Son of Baldwin thread 
The Atlantic article on fireworks 

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