It‘s Probably (not) Aliens!

It‘s Probably (not) Aliens!

Was Earth really visited by mysterious extraterrestrial travelers thousands of years ago as many proponents of ”ancient astronaut theory” believe? What are the hidden secrets and mysteries behind ancient monuments and forgotten civilizations? Every week, historian Tristan Johnson and regular human person Scott Niswander dive through the archives to learn about the fascinating histories of ancient civilizations while also debunking the myths and straight-up lies presented in History Channel‘s massively popular tv show Ancient Aliens that has sparked a new generation of conspiracy theorists. We hope through this show, you can gain an appreciation for just how cool ancient societies were, and not simply credit their impressive advancements to alien visitors. NEW EPISODES EVERY WEEK! Follow the show so you don‘t miss an episode, and leave us a review! It really helps us out!

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February 22, 2024 57 mins

Are you sensing a theme yet? Because apparently the V-1 and V-2 rocket programs during WWII were also inspired by extra-terrestrials.


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We continue our dive into Ancient Aliens and the Third Reich (yay?) by covering the myth about how Germany definitely got aliens to build nuclear weapons for them during World War II.


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We're (unfortunately) starting a new series on Ancient Aliens and Nazi Germany. And where better to start than Victor Schauberger — a guy who definitely wasn't a nazi and definitely invented a flying saucer.


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Is there a cave hiding mysterious ancient writings from space? How does Niel Armstrong get involved in this? Let's talk about the Cave of Tayos and the Metal Library.

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January 23, 2024 60 mins

We're diving into the symbolism of ants and snakes throughout history, religion, and culture because a bad tv show is convinced they're connected to aliens.

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Finally, let's discuss Stonehenge and how it definitely wasn't built by aliens. We're joined by Justin from Well There's Your Problem to discuss his favorite thing: henges.


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When did UFO conspiracy theories start popping up? Why did they take hold? What can we do to stop them? Tristan has some ideas while Scott says "interesting."


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January 2, 2024 57 mins

BUT! This is a new format for how we do our quarterly corrections episodes, so we hope you appreciate that they are more fun now!


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The year is 7023. Humanity has admittedly had a rough go of it. Last christmas, a shapeshifting alien from Earth disguising itself as Santa wreaked havoc on the X Intellectual Conference at the X Convention Center, in X City. Nobody is sure how it got there, but everyone knows it was stopped by two brave heroes: Derrick Von Erican and Indianapolis Dave. Interestingly enough, those two ...

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In our first issue of the GALACTIC GAZETTE, We learn that the new speaker of the house doen't understand basic stuff about Roman history, and that NASA concluded that they are probably good people for studying the sky and space.


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There's a real, genuine underground city in Turkey, so you know they pretended aliens were there.


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December 5, 2023 51 mins

We all love Area 51, but this one is newer and fresher and also below us.


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What we thought would be a funny memey thing to do turned into existential dread. But at least we made content about it.

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The "real-life Indiana Jones" from Ancient Aliens doesn't know what he believes.


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We've done 100 episodes now, so we thought we'd take a step back and review our favorite episodes and yours!


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Ever think we get it all right? Think again! Tune in for our humble pie mukbang, own up to our goofs, and set the record straight.

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CHICAGO MEETUP!

November 4, 2023

Replay in Lincoln Park, 5PM

2833 N Sheffield Ave

See you there!

Ready to get spooked this Halloween—but with facts and science? Join us for a special Cryptozoology episode where we expose Bigfoot as the world's hairiest con artist and reveal why Nessie probably won't be attending your pool party.

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Two years of 'It's Probably (not) Aliens' and we haven't been abducted yet! It's an out-of-this-world birthday bash where we spill the intergalactic tea on what the show's done to us, and beam in some listener love.

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Ready to dive deep—like, Atlantis deep—into the mythical sunken lands of Kumari Kandam? Tune in for our next epic episode where we not only debunk this underwater enigma but also jam with our theme song creator Rod Kim! From claims of submerged ruins and extraterrestrial party-crashers at ancient Sangam assemblies, to the actual, you know, lack of evidence—we cover it all. Trust us, this episode is the vibey lifeboat ...

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Dive into the intriguing Utsuro-Bune incident with guest Trey the Explainer, as we dissect a tale from 1803 Japan where fishermen allegedly encountered a saucer-shaped craft and a mysterious woman with unknown origins. Through a lens of skepticism and a rich understanding of Japanese folklore, we'll unravel the claims of ancient extraterrestrial visitation and explore the cultural significances intertwined in this his...

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