Q Clearance: The Hunt for QAnon

Q Clearance: The Hunt for QAnon

An investigative podcast series that aims to uncover the true identity of QAnon

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December 13, 2021 8 min
Hi, Q Clearance fans! We're excited to introduce you to Megacorp - a series by Jake Hanrahan that exposes some of the world's most unethical corporations.  Here is a short introduction explaining exactly what Megacorp is and isn’t.  Listen and subscribe to Megacorp wherever you get your podcasts! Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy infor...
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Today is the final episode of Q Clearance. We’ll be recapping the damage QAnon has done and documenting the lives it’s taken.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Today we dive into the brutal and deeply upsetting world of QAnon Casualties, a place where people go to talk about the destruction QAnon has done to their families. As with any cult, QAnon is destroying relationships and sending people insane. We hear about it first hand. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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July 27, 2021 18 min
Today we speak to researcher and Japanese cult expert Sarah Hightower. She's going to explain to us how QAnon took root in Japan, and how it's evolved into its own highly organised franchise there.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Today we’ll be looking at how Jim and Ron Watkins (who we think is behind QAnon) have moved on to start a whole new grift. These include Cryptocurrency, aliens, and Christian fundamentalism.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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July 13, 2021 17 min
Today we imagine a world where QAnon was actually real as a means to consider what kind of economic system they’d be setting up. Spoiler alert: it’s absolutely insane.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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In this episode we're taking you inside the exclusive QAnon conference in Dallas, Texas. Journalists who are unfriendly to the QAnon cause were barred from entering, but we managed to speak to someone who went in undercover.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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June 29, 2021 20 min
Today we get a much needed QAnon update, looking into the radicalisation of Ghost Ezra, the mysterious B Drop, and John McAfee’s Q prank from the grave.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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June 22, 2021 28 min
In this episode we chart the bizarre rise and fall of one of QAnon's main characters: Lin Wood.  Once a famous US defamation lawyer, Lin Wood has completely alienated himself from his former colleagues, his political allies, and even his own family. Why? He did it all for QAnon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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June 15, 2021 21 min
In this episode we take a look at what happened when QAnon was taken off of mainstream social media and forced to go “underground” onto Telegram.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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June 8, 2021 19 min
Join us we take you inside the chaotic QAnon riot at the Capitol Building on January 6th. We’ll give you a blow by blow account of how it unfolded, and how all roads from it lead back to Q.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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June 4, 2021 3 min
When an angry crowd of MAGA supporters were seen storming the Capitol Building on January 6th, the whole world was suddenly forced to reckon with the power of the QAnon conspiracy theory.  Quickly though, after Trump lost the election, the QAnon reporting was dropped from the news cycle. Many presumed that QAnon was finished. After all, Q himself has vanished, none of their predictions came true, and Trump is out. Surely they’d lo...
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December 9, 2020 26 min
In the final episode of Q Clearance we recap on everything we've learned about QAnon, as well some new information about Paul Furber and a guide on how to rebuild lost relationships with QAnon fanatics when the dust settles. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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December 2, 2020 21 min
In this episode we take a closer look at yet more "coincidences" that link the Watkins family to QAnon. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 18, 2020 25 min
In this episode we’re finally naming who we think is currently behind the QAnon account. This will be the beginning of the end of our case against Q, as we join the dots and name names. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 11, 2020 25 min
Today we’re interrupting our scheduled plan to take a look at the QAnon movements wild reactions to the US Election. Some are losing faith, some are doubling down, but they’re all panicking.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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November 4, 2020 23 min
In this episode we dig deep into the day the QAnon account was hijacked by the admin of 8chan.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 28, 2020 21 min
In this episode we piece together clues that build a case for who we think one of the first people involved with Q is. We name them, look at their background, and speak to people who knew them when QAnon first became popular.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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October 21, 2020 20 min
In 2018 an article was published by Buzzfeed that connected the dots from QAnon to an old book about a shadowy figure called Q that leaked government information. On 4chan, users declared that it was all part of a leftist prank and that QAnon was run by the same group who wrote this old book. The idea was to fool MAGA followers into thinking Q was real. Many ran with this idea and never looked back. We're doing a deep dive into...
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October 14, 2020 26 min
In this first episode we give you a crash course on the various different facets to QAnon. We tell you a bit about the history behind this rampant conspiracy theory, explain the imageboards it was founded on, and speak to some of the people who saw it growing from behind the scenes. If you didn't know how dangerous the rapid build up of QAnon's following was, you will after this. Learn more about your ad-choices at https:...
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