68 episodes

Conspiracy? Unexplained Correlation? Just a Coincidence? Conspiracy theories are being discussed more than ever. BAFTA award winning comedian Jolyon Rubinstein and Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist James Ball are deliberating what makes conspiracy theories believable or rejectable. From who shot JFK to who replaced Melania Trump? James and Jol dive into the silly and the serious world of conspiracies theorists. Every episode joined by expert guests to help them come to a decision, throughout a somewhat unplanned discussion. But let’s face it, the truth is never the best story to tell, so might as well have some fun along the way.

Once a week with us not enough? join us in the exclusive Tier 4 Platinum circle to get extra episodes every week, where we’ll be discussing new developments in the world of conspiracies, serving up extended tangents and more. Plus, subscribers get all episodes of New Conspiracist completely ad-free. Visit the New Conspiracist show page on Apple Podcasts and hit ‘try free’ at the top of the page to start your free trial. Or visit NewConspiracist.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.

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The New Conspiracist New Conspiracist

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    • 3.8 • 24 Ratings

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Conspiracy? Unexplained Correlation? Just a Coincidence? Conspiracy theories are being discussed more than ever. BAFTA award winning comedian Jolyon Rubinstein and Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist James Ball are deliberating what makes conspiracy theories believable or rejectable. From who shot JFK to who replaced Melania Trump? James and Jol dive into the silly and the serious world of conspiracies theorists. Every episode joined by expert guests to help them come to a decision, throughout a somewhat unplanned discussion. But let’s face it, the truth is never the best story to tell, so might as well have some fun along the way.

Once a week with us not enough? join us in the exclusive Tier 4 Platinum circle to get extra episodes every week, where we’ll be discussing new developments in the world of conspiracies, serving up extended tangents and more. Plus, subscribers get all episodes of New Conspiracist completely ad-free. Visit the New Conspiracist show page on Apple Podcasts and hit ‘try free’ at the top of the page to start your free trial. Or visit NewConspiracist.com to get access wherever you get your podcasts.

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    Introducing… Shrink The Box

    Introducing… Shrink The Box

    Ever wondered why Tony Soprano’s therapist stuck with him? Why Fleabag is obsessed with sex or why Walter White is always in his underpants? ‘Shrink the Box’ is where actor comedian Ben Bailey Smith and psychotherapist Sasha Bates put their favourite fictional characters such as Shiv from Succession, Omar from the Wire and Ross from Friends on the couch to analyse why their behaviour causes them so much drama. Sasha and Ben explore why these characters make certain decisions, what would happen if they made different ones and what we can learn from their mistakes. The perfect combination of psychology, self-help and the best TV since the birth of the box-set.



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    • 1 min
    Introducing Where There's A Will, There's A Wake

    Introducing Where There's A Will, There's A Wake

    If you could plan your perfect death, what would you do?



    If you were getting married you’d consult a wedding planner, who takes you through everything from what music you're walking into, what flowers to buy and who you’re going to invite.



    Now change the word “wedding” to “funeral”...



    Kathy Burke is the host of the brand new podcast, ‘Where There’s a Will, There’s a Wake’, where she chats to her famous friends about their fantasy funeral.



    How do they want to die? Where are they going next? And who gets their prized possessions?



    It will be a hilarious, irreverent, dark and sometimes moving podcast with guests from the world of comedy, TV film and celebrity. From Dawn French to Diane Morgan, Jamali Maddix to James Acaster, our guests will see their death brought to life as they plan their final day from dawn to dusk and into the afterlife.



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    • 1 min
    Is Elon Musk purposefully tanking Twitter to create an Elon fanboy utopia?

    Is Elon Musk purposefully tanking Twitter to create an Elon fanboy utopia?

    Are these the last days of Twitter? That’s what a lot of people are suggesting online. But might Elon Musk purposefully be trying to rid Twitter of all the annoying libs in order to create an Elon utopia? Ever thought about that, annoying libs?



    To hear the episode in full head over to www.newconspiracist.com and join the Tier 4 Platinum circle today, or select 'Try Free' on Apple Podcasts. Subscribers get an extra episodes, where we’ll be discussing new developments in the world of conspiracies, extended tangents and the exclusive opportunity to get in touch and tell us what we’ve got wrong. Plus, subscribe now to get all episodes of the show completely ad-free.



    Jolyon and James recently recorded this very special live edition of The New Conspiracist at Web Summit 2022, where they asked this very question. They were joined by two people very much in the know: Jasper Jackson from the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, and Mike Butcher, Editor-at-large of Tech Crunch magazine.



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    • 4 min
    20. Was the covid vaccine one big conspiracy? With James O’Brien

    20. Was the covid vaccine one big conspiracy? With James O’Brien

    Remember when Bill Gates tried to vaccinate the world against the coronavirus in order to microchip us all? Or was the World Health Organisation trying to alter our DNA? Or make us infertile to control the global population? Whatever the explanation, misinformation and conspiracy theories around the covid vaccine was a huge part of the global pandemic.

    In the last episode on the season, the boys are joined by James O’Brien, LBC host extraordinaire, to enter the mirky world of anti-vaxxers.

    Jol and the two James’ chart the origins of the anti-vax movement, and discuss how and why wild conspiracy theories flourished during the coronavirus pandemic. James O’Brien also reflects on the state of the nation, giving his takes on Boris, democracy in general, and, surprisingly how he shouldn’t be bothered private members’ clubs.

    James O’Brien can be heard on LBC every weekday from 10-1. He is the author of the books ‘How Not To Be Wrong’ and ‘How To Be Right’.

    The New Conspiracist will be back in the new year.



    Once a week with us not enough? Join us in the Tier 4 Platinum circle. Subscribers to Tier 4 Platinum circle will get an extra episode every week, where we’ll be discussing new developments in the world of conspiracies, extended tangents and subscribers get the exclusive opportunity to get in touch and tell us what we’ve got wrong. Plus, subscribers get all episodes of the show completely ad-free. Visit the New Conspiracist show page on Apple Podcasts and hit ‘try free’ at the top of the page to start your free trial.



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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Rishi Sunak and the World Economic Forum: A globalist agenda?

    Rishi Sunak and the World Economic Forum: A globalist agenda?

    Barring any more Conservative party meltdowns, Rishi Sunak is into his second week as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. But was he placed there by a globalist cabal at the World Economic Forum? Did the WEF bring down Liz Truss to instil their guy in Number 10?
    James is joined by Producer Michael to investigate.

    Remember you can email us your questions/conspiracy theories at hello@newconspiracist.com right now.

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    19. Is the $2bn psychic medium industry a scam? With Rachel Fairburn

    19. Is the $2bn psychic medium industry a scam? With Rachel Fairburn

    With Halloween just around the corner, we here at New Con HQ are turning our attention to the world of psychic mediums. But the psychic listeners among you already knew that, didn’t you? In a way there’s no point us telling you what’s in the episode because you already know, but we’ll oblige for the non-believers.

    The boys are joined by comedian and supernatural on-the-fencer Rachel Fairburn, to discuss the $2bn psychic medium industry. Is ‘Big Medium’ a thing? Are psychics ripping us off? Or is there genuinely something to all of this? 

    Strap yourselves in for a spooky episode, complete with a flash of psychicness from James, an attempted tarot card reading, and the story of a psychic predicting Rachel’s career path. 

    Rachel Fairburn is a comedian and co-host of the smash hit serial killer podcast All Killa No Filla. Her new supernatural podcast Ghoul Guide is out on 31st October.



    Once a week with us not enough? Join us in the Tier 4 Platinum circle. Subscribers to Tier 4 Platinum circle will get an extra episode every week, where we’ll be discussing new developments in the world of conspiracies, extended tangents and subscribers get the exclusive opportunity to get in touch and tell us what we’ve got wrong. Plus, subscribers get all episodes of the show completely ad-free. Visit the New Conspiracist show page on Apple Podcasts and hit ‘try free’ at the top of the page to start your free trial.



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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

3.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

syrenssong ,

Good podcast but.....

So I love these boys and the guests are great. But the sound is weird at times. Ends up sounding muffled on occasion. Not sure if it’s on the guests end or with the show itself. It’s not all the time but hopefully something can be done about it.

ambre12-7 ,

Thoroughly enjoying this podcast

Thanks for the laughs!

Recordhigh ,

Conspiracies don't exist…

According to these two and their extremely biased “guests” every conspiracy in the mainstream consciousness is some crazy maga/Alex Jones ruse. If you want to listen to politically driven closed minded fools… this is your show!!

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