The Paranoid Strain
New! Qanon: How we got here - Part 2: Q and the Jekyll Island Conspiracy
Season 5, Ep. 1
Second episode! Which means the introduction to this series literally took up an entire episode. Does that mean we're getting better or worse? Hard to say. This time, we're taking on the conspiracist view of what actually transpired on Jekyll Island back in 1910. Was it a conspiracy? Yes! Did mainstream historians already know that? Yes. What does it have to do with Qanon? We're more than happy to show you. Hope you enjoy it--see you next time.
New! Qanon: How we got here - Part 1 - Introductions
Season 5, Ep. 1
We're back, bay-bee! For the next umpty-bajillion episodes, we're going to take a new angle to look at Qanon. Why, when we've already done Qanon several times? Because we believe the Qanon conspiracy is...in a sense "eating" other conspiracy theories. Because we think it's metastasizing into the one uber-conspiracy theory that rules our current moment in time. But more than that, we want to know how it got here, by tracing the historical and cultural threads that fed into the Q morass. And most of all, we want to see what real problems Qanon conspiracies are obscuring. It's gonna be a helluva ride. Buckle up.
Archive: JFK Part 7
We did it! We reached the end of the marathon. In this one, we chat through the Zapruder film, and its cultural impact. But the most important thing about this episode is it marks the end of the new-content dry spell. We're putting out a brand new episode next time, and we can't wait to share it with you.
Archive: JFK Part 6
PENULTIMATE! It does not, as a young Jesuit believed, mean "better than ultimate". It means "the one before the last one." Which is what we have here. Some more discussions of the impact of JFK conspiracizing prior to the final wrap-up. We've finished the first episode of Year 5--like, totally finished, can't wait for you to hear it. Soon, my Strainiacs. In the meantime, enjoy.
Archive: JFK Part 5
This time, we focus not on Oliver Stone, but rather the real guy whom his movie portrayed as a fearless, untouchable campaigner for the truth--former New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison. Our analysis of the man's career and crusade to prove a JFK conspiracy is rather less sympathetic. Enjoy the episode, and we'll see you with the next part in a week.
Archive: JFK Part 4
Part 4, which includes the end of our Stone/Costner courtroom takedown, as well as a discussion of a bunch of other conspiracies that somehow Stone managed not to regurgitate in that scene. Year 5 coming in a matter of weeks. Can't wait for you to hear it.
Archive: JFK Part 3
Third part of JFK inbound. This one features one of the highlights of our cross-country conspiracy trek of 2017, an interview with Stephen Fagin of the 6th Floor Museum in Dallas, which we insist you visit if you find yourself in that town. We then get to the important business of taking Oliver Stone down a peg or two. Still working hard on new shows. Still very excited about what we'll be sharing with you once they're ready.
Archive: JFK Part 2
Part 2, better late than never. This episode covers Lee Harvey Oswald's desperate attempt to make his life matter in some way by murdering a President in broad daylight. We cover Oswald's crime, attempted escape, capture, interrogation, and murder by another loon. Then, it's an overview of the Warren Commission, and the subsequent official investigations over the years. See you soon with part 3.
Archive: JFK Part 1
Lo, we have entered the time prophesied--the time between episode arcs...the time...of the ARCHIVE! Seriously, though, we're once again breaking down one of our old, big, long shows into bite-sized chunks, to give you something to listen to while you wait for us to kick into year 5 of the show. Those new episodes will be here before you know it. In the meantime, enjoy this first chunk, of one of our favorite episodes of all time.