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Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 99 - The Montreal Screwjob with Dr. Dónal Gill and Cian Gill
Cian Gill hosts an excellent podcast called Wide Atlantic Weird. It's skepticism meets Forteanism. Cian covers a wide range of topics but some of his best are when he brings on his brother Dr. Dónal Gill to talk about pro wrestling. No. Seriously. They come on my show to talk about one of the greatest pro westing conspiracies ever: the legendary Montreal screwjob.
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 98 - True Crime with Dr. David D. Perlmutter
Dr. David D. Perlmutter, a professor of Media and Communication at Texas Tech University, returns to talk about the the similarities between the true crime genre and conspiracy thinking.
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 97 - Tartaria and Phantom Time with Sean Ondes
Sean Ondes is cohost of the fantastic Wetwired podcast. You really need to add this to your feed! Sean comes on to talk about a nutso conspiracy theory about the hidden history of Tartaria, giants, phanon time, and why old buildings have high ceilings. Hint. It's for giants.
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 96 - The Georgia Guidestones II with Blake Smith
Eleven years ago Blake Smith came on to talk about his trip to visit the Georgia Guidestones. Someone blew them up July 6, 2022. Blake and I talk about what we've learned about "America's Stonehenge", who most likely paid for them to be built, and what this bombing says about the modern world of conspiracy cranking. We also spend some time looking how being a conspiracy skeptic, and a skeptic in general, has changed (not for the better) in the last 11 years.
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 95 - Comic Conspiracy with Celestia Ward and F Andrew Taylor
Comic book artists and experts Celestia Ward (Squaring the Strange podcast) and F Andrew Taylor (Geek Shock Podcast) join me to talk about comic books, the comic book moral panic, and various conspiracy theories surrounding the early comic book industry.
Conspiracy Skeptic Episode 94 - In from the Cold War with Dr. Brian Regal
Dr. Brian Regal is a history professor at Kean University in New Jersey. He has become the go-to guy for cryptid topics by the media. Before he started tucking into things with big feet, Dr. Regal was a Cold War warrior. I have him on to talk about his days on the front lines as a tank commander and his experiences as an 18-year old in West Germany staring down the barrel of an M60 tank at T72s.
Super nice and funny guy, but his interview style could use some work. Questions kind of end awkwardly, since he has the tendancy to follow up answers with statements rather than more questions.
It was okay
Could use a little more work
Disappointed with the quality of host and guest research. Was hoping for more thorough logical discussions, rather than regurgitated personal attacks. I chose several episodes at random because the subject matter was intriguing, but now moving on.