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    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 84 - Cyber Monday with Stephen Barnes

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 84 - Cyber Monday with Stephen Barnes

    Stephen Barnes is back to talk about his new expansion pack for his conspiracy themed trivia game called Conspiracy Theory: Trivia Board Game. A perfect gift for your skeptical pal or your Qanon thumping Uncle Frank. Stephen walks us through some choice, fun conspiracies found in his game.

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 83 - What ever became of Glen Kealey?

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 83 - What ever became of Glen Kealey?

    Glen Kealey was something of an anti-government folk hero back in the late 80s. For some, an amusing footnote in 80s Canadian politics. He's the man who pressed private criminal charges on Brian Mulroney. Kealey has returned but with a different story, one independent investigator of all things bizarre and frequent Monster Talk guest Jerry Drake has come on to talk about. Or aboot.

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 82 - The Conspiracy Theory Trivia Game with Stephen Barnes

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 82 - The Conspiracy Theory Trivia Game with Stephen Barnes

    Stephen Barnes has released a conspiracy themed trivia game called Conspiracy Theory: Trivia Board Game. It's an amazingly fun game and, if I can put in a plug, is a great Father's Day present for that hard-to-buy-for father. It's available on both Amazon and Amazon Canada. It's certainly a game True Believers can enjoy but Stephen has cleverly weaved in a helping of skepticism. On Conspiracy Skeptic we talk about the creation of the game, some of his favorite conspiracies, a few interesting Canadian conspiracies that made it into the game. And happy memorial day, American cousins.

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 81 - That Time When Conspiracy Theories Were More Fun

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 81 - That Time When Conspiracy Theories Were More Fun

    Wes Brown is a fellow fan of the Monster Talk podcast. He comes on to make the point before 2016 conspiracy theories were just a kind of fun. They're not so fun anymore when people in power now base policy on them. We have a wide ranging discussion of conspiracy theories pre and post 2016 as well as we discuss Wes's semi sarcastic theory that MRA types are suffering from a kind of penis theft panic. Warning we do say "penis" quite a bit in this episode.

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 64 - High Strangeness with Eric Bickernicks

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 64 - High Strangeness with Eric Bickernicks

    What if The Demon-Haunted World was written as madcap comedy novel? Eric Bickernicks, along with his covivant Jan Brady, has written a book about UFOs, conspiracy theories, Bigfoot, and pretty much everything else from a skeptical POV... all in the form of a comedic narrative. It's a fun read, a great idea, and currently available for free download at high-strangeness.net.

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 63 - The Tagish Lake Fireball with James Scott Berdahl

    Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 63 - The Tagish Lake Fireball with James Scott Berdahl

    James Scott Berdahl is a geologist working in Vancouver and points between there and Whitehorse in the Yukon. While researching my eventual book on Canadian conspiracies, I ran across a 2008 MA thesis by Berdahl on a meteor that smacked into Canada's Yukon and some of the conspiracy thinking that emerged from the locals. I got Berdahl to dig back into his academic past and talk about the Tagish Lake Fireball on The Conspiracy Skeptic podcast.

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