Conspiracy Clearinghouse

Conspiracy Clearinghouse

A rather skeptical look at conspiracies and mysteries. Each episode will examine conspiracy theories, most of which are not true, a few of which might be a little bit true and even a couple that turned out, in fact, to be true. This is the podcast that dares to look behind the curtain that's behind the curtain.

Episodes

February 1, 2023 46 min

EPISODE 77 | Monster Mash - Werewolf? There Wolf!

Tales of shapeshifters go back many moons in human history, and wolves seem to be especially in the spotlight. When people get accused of this, they often find themselves in serious trouble. And once in a blue moon, someone claims that they are actually a werewolf. This is often a mental disorder known as clinical lycanthropy.

And then there are those today who think that they reall...

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EPISODE 76 | Klown Kar - The KKK Can KMA (World Is Weird 8)

We're always products of the time and place we live in, so when a Southern group of friends got together in the wake of the American Civil War to start a fun club, it’s really not that big a surprise that it quickly transformed into the largest racist organization in the country. We’re talking about the Ku Klux Klan, a terrorist group that has been responsible for lite...

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January 4, 2023 47 min

EPISODE 75 | Org Chart - Insidious Institutions

Men with power meeting behind closed doors - an idea that makes some people pretty suspicious.

Perhaps memories of old star chambers, which carried out extra-judicial proceedings, are what worry people. Or maybe it’s just an inherent distrust of powerful people plotting to influence the world and reshape it to their own benefit, which just might also mean to the detriment of the rest ...

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December 21, 2022 48 min

EPISODE 74 | Red Alert - UFOs as Threat!

Some think UAPs might be a "threat" and there have been a few incidents that might be indicative of intent to harm. Or at least, encounters that we interpret as maybe not so friendly, though that might say more about us than about any glowing orbs flying around in the sky.

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December 7, 2022 46 min

EPISODE 73 | My Chemtrail Romance

Planes go by in the sky and leave white trails behind them. Some of us see this and think, wow, ice crystals. Other think it’s a nefarious evil plot to take away our minds or our virility or something else.

As soon as someone starts talking about chemtrails, you sort of know where you stand with them. They're a conspiracy nut and can be easily dismissed. Especially since there seems to be littl...

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November 23, 2022 45 min

EPISODE 72 | Everywhere Is Haunted

Guest: Bob LeMent, creator and host of the Static Radio podcast and Everywhere Is Haunted YouTube channel

The unseen world is intriguing to many of us, especially those of us embroiled in pop culture. Plenty of people believe in ghosts, spirits, shades, spectres, shadows, phantoms, eidolons, or whatever you want to call them. We talk with Bob LeMent, who runs the Everywhere Is Haunted YouTube chan...

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November 9, 2022 41 min

EPISODE 71 | The Starfighter & the Condor (World Is Weird 7)

The story of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter starts fine, but then takes a turn into comedy, then tragedy before veering into corporate malfeasance, corruption, far-right ultranationalism, secret agents, a modern kamikaze attack, a finance giant and a bag lady, MK-ULTRA Manchurian Candidates and South American state-sponsored terror. 

Because the world is weird.

Like w...

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October 26, 2022 42 min

EPISODE 70 | Monster Mash: Vampires

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s natural to start think about the supernatural. While superheroes and characters from TV and movies are increasingly popular costumes, it’s very often the classics we turn to when choosing what to dress up as for All Hallow’s Eve.

Vampire is still a popular choice, and the idea of undead blood-drinking fiends frightens some and titillates others. And som...

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EPISODE 69 | Electoral Collage – Voter Fraud, Election Interference & Other Shenanigans (The World Is Weird 6)

The US midterms are coming up and there's lots of chatter about fraud. Are they legit? Has there been fraud and interference in the past? Yes, but not every time foul has been cried. A look at claims and scandals 1792-1982, plus a thumbnail history of American political parties.

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September 28, 2022 48 min

EPISODE 68 | Persistent Illusion: Time Travellers

We are accustomed to thinking of time as a fourth dimension, though Einstein says space and time are really, when you get down to it, the same thing. As he once said, “The distinction between the past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.”

This makes us wonder – will it one day be possible to travel in time the same way we do in space? If so, one can only as...

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EPISODE 67 | Pixels & Paranoia – Video Game Conspiracies

From its humble beginnings, the video game industry has expanded from cabinet arcade games to PCs and home consoles. Two-thirds of adults in the US and three-quarters of children play them. It makes more than the film industry, which got to around $21 bn last year; and music, which made almost $26 billion in 2021. Globally, gaming hit $192 bn in 2021 and is expected to br...

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EPISODE 66 | Really Stranger Things - The U.S. Satanic Panic of the 1980s

For episode 66 (that's two-thirds of the Beast), we look at the large-scale freakout about "Satanism" that swept across America in the 80s. Music was a frequent target, but so was Dungeons & Dragons, Proctor & Gamble and even McDonald's. Plus a pitstop in Northern Ireland in the early days of the Troubles, when it seems British Intelli...

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EPISODE 65 | Acronyms for Satan - CERN, LHC, WWW & More

Ever since its very beginning, wild speculation has circulated about the LHC at CERN. That it causes shifts in reality, leading to the dreaded Mandela Effect. That it actually sucked the earth into a black hole (where we now presumably reside). That it creates antimatter. That it is a secret temple to the dark lord of the underworld, SATAN, and it trying to open a portal t...

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EPISODE 64 | Accidental Tourists: Interdimensional Travellers

Sometimes the fabric of our world thins out, and people slip through - either from another dimension or into one. So some people think, while others claim it happened to them. Come along on a trip through different times and places, visiting 12th century England, 19th century Germany, Spain, Japan, Mormon mythology and, of course, the United States, including Ong's H...

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EPISODE 63 | Paranoia, the Destroyer – Gangstalking, Targeted Individuals & Havana Syndrome

A look at the phenomena of gangstalking and TIs, targeted individuals, who are either suffering a psychotic break, have schizophrenia, or have done something to royally piss off some very powerful people who possess technology so advanced, it borders on magic.

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EPISODE 62 | Nikola Tesla - The Monster from Venus (Big 'Uns 6)

Balkan genius inventor Nikola Tesla shows up all over the place in the conspirasphere, and the stories about him are legion. He was really the father of electricity but his rival Thomas Edison screwed him out of his due, he was assassinated, he never died, his clones live on, he built a death day, and an earthquake machine and oh, so many more. Tesla is one of the ...

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EPISODE 61 | The Great Replacement - The White Wing Goes Mainstream

The world keeps changing and some people have had just about enough. So they revert to tried and true paradigms that worked for them in the past, but with a new twist. Like the Great Replacement - the idea that white people are being systematically replaced by non-white people with an eye to eliminating whites altogether. They say the puppet masters are probably Je...

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June 10, 2022 51 min

EPISODE 60 | Under My Skin - Morgellons Disease

A boy with a rash, a concerned mother, the internet and a lack of medical knowledge combine to create the phenomenon known as Morgellons Disease. It's a nefarious condition where coloured fibers appear under your skin, causing fatigue and pain, possibly placed there by evil forces. Or it might be a mental delusion transmitted from person to person by reading about it on the intern...

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May 25, 2022 46 min

EPISODE 59 | Atlas Sank - Titanic Conspiracies

The lure of the sea is an ancient one, and perhaps no sailing vessel has garnered more attention than the RMS Titanic. It's a story we all know, or think we know - a classic tale of ship meets iceberg. But what if that's not the story? What if the iceberg is an innocent patsy and something else was the cause, like a fire, or a U-boat, or a cursed mummy? Maybe the Titanic never ...

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May 11, 2022 46 min

EPISODE 58 | Spanish Caravan (Travelogue 3)

Spain is a fascinating country - rich in variety and history, and its fair share of high weirdness. We travel to Madrid, Catalonia and Valencia for statues to Lucifer, UFOs, haunted metro stations, abandoned villages, tomato fights and much more.

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