19 episodes

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, actual smart person Tristan Johnson and regular non-smart 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!

It‘s Probably (not) Aliens‪!‬ Tristan Johnson & Scott Niswander

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    • 4.8 • 105 Ratings

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, actual smart person Tristan Johnson and regular non-smart 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!

    18. The Dogon People Are Sirius Business

    18. The Dogon People Are Sirius Business

    How did the Dogon people know about a small companion star to Sirius A that you can’t see with the naked eye… without access to advanced equipment? Did aliens swoop down and tell these folks about the universe? Or was it a roaming band of French nerds?


    Donate to Friends of the Dogon: https://www.friendsofdogon.org


    Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens


    Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com


    Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander


    Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com


    Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

    • 46 min
    17. King Akhenaten: Was Egypt Ruled By A Half-Alien Half-Human Pharaoh?

    17. King Akhenaten: Was Egypt Ruled By A Half-Alien Half-Human Pharaoh?

    King Akhenaten has an absolutely buck wild history! Any art depicting him looks drastically different than other Pharaohs, with a bulbous head, spindly arms, and overall alien-esque appearance. And after he died, any mention of him was scratched out of Egyptian history almost like ancient Egyptians were trying to cover something up...


    SPOILERS: They were. But it's not what you think.


    Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com


    Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens


    Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com


    Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander


    Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com


    Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

    • 50 min
    16. The Roswell Incident: It Was Just Some Guy Named Dan

    16. The Roswell Incident: It Was Just Some Guy Named Dan

    Did aliens REALLY crash-land in Roswell, New Mexico? How well can we trust our memories? How many times can Scott gasp this episode? And is this all some random guy named Dan’s fault? Let’s find out!


    Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out!


    Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com


    Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens


    Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com


    Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander


    Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com


    Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws


     

    • 39 min
    15. Artificial Cranial Deformation: Did Humans Stretch Their Skulls To Look More Like Aliens?

    15. Artificial Cranial Deformation: Did Humans Stretch Their Skulls To Look More Like Aliens?

    Stretching skulls to look more oblong has been a common practice all around the world for thousands of years across dozens of different cultures. But why did they do it? Could it be that ancient civilizations were trying to imitate the appearance of big-headed alien visitors from the past? Or did they just think it looked cool? Let’s find out!


    Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out!


    Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com


    Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens


    Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com


    Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander


    Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com


    Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

    • 37 min
    14. How Many Pyramids Does It Take To Power A Lightbulb?

    14. How Many Pyramids Does It Take To Power A Lightbulb?

    We're back to talking about our favorite triangle buildings! Some ancient astronaut theorists believe that these big Egyptian beauties were once used as power plants to make and store electricity. What evidence does Ancient Aliens put forth for this enormous claim? Not a lot!


    Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out!


    Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com


    Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens


    Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com


    Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander


    Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com


    Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

    • 49 min
    13. Is Manna From Heaven, Or From An Alien Algae Machine?

    13. Is Manna From Heaven, Or From An Alien Algae Machine?

    Please do not listen to this podcast episode if you haven't eaten! We're talking about food in this one, folks! Specifically, the heavenly manna ancient jews survived on while wandering the desert.


    Some ancient astronaut theorists believe that this mysterious food didn't come from God, but instead came from a manna machine! And actually, manna is algae and not pancakes. We all thought manna was pancakes, right?


    Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out!


    Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com


    Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens


    Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com


    Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander


    Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com


    Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
105 Ratings

105 Ratings

KYGambler ,

Words are just thought fossils

Love the dynamic between the hosts as well as how fun the show is while still giving historical context to your favorite alien encounters!!

Brigitte2000 ,

Real cool show

I started to listen because I thought it was proving the existence of aliens not seeing the « not ». It turns out great because you do learn about all sorts of topic related to aliens and at the same time it is very informative. These two guys seem to enjoy themselves, which makes it fun to listen to. I am glad I found this podcast.

Debosaurus ,

Really Cool Show!!

I love the Step Back and Nerdsync YouTube channels but even if it wasn’t for their YouTube channels, Scott and Tristan are an unexpected fun duo to listen a podcast about! I knew a few things about the Ancient Aliens theory but I never knew about their racist implications and this show breaks it down in a very detailed but enjoyable way
I’ve learned so much about history and I won’t give this show 4-stars (despite Scott’s earlier pleas) because it really deserves 5 stars

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