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Those Conspiracy Guys is a comedy, history and True Crime podcast based in Ireland and deals with everything from the out-there conspiracy theories like aliens, time travel, and ancient civilisations to the more grounded, historical and provable conspiracies like political and financial corruption, scientific chicanery and secret government agency shenanigans.
From the high concept topics like inter dimensional lizard men, complicated assassination plots and future technology like alternative simulated universes to the much more tangible topics like discussing serial killers and mysterious disappearances, exploring religions and cult leaders and examining unbelievable true crime cases. You are brought on a light hearted and hilarious exploration of these fantastic stories by TCG host Gordo and a cavalcade of comedians and fabulously interesting guests.

Those Conspiracy Guys Gordon Rochford

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    • 4.4 • 2.7K Ratings

Those Conspiracy Guys is a comedy, history and True Crime podcast based in Ireland and deals with everything from the out-there conspiracy theories like aliens, time travel, and ancient civilisations to the more grounded, historical and provable conspiracies like political and financial corruption, scientific chicanery and secret government agency shenanigans.
From the high concept topics like inter dimensional lizard men, complicated assassination plots and future technology like alternative simulated universes to the much more tangible topics like discussing serial killers and mysterious disappearances, exploring religions and cult leaders and examining unbelievable true crime cases. You are brought on a light hearted and hilarious exploration of these fantastic stories by TCG host Gordo and a cavalcade of comedians and fabulously interesting guests.

    Charlie Manson: Revisited

    Charlie Manson: Revisited

    On this episode we talk about one of the most notorious men in modern history; a dude whose simple and crazy face is synonymous with manipulation, mind control and murder; whose idea of family will have you thinking twice about complaining about going home for thanksgiving this year; this time we are chatting about the one and only Charlie Manson.
    This is a revisited episode on this topic with about 10 years in between; I wanted to give the fantastic source material a fresh outlook and using my more modernised and thorough process and higher quality treatment in the new TCG regime. Not only that but new revelations in the case itself; new media, documentaries and information about Charlie and his family members; recent prisoner releases and even a new book called Chaos written by Tom O'Neill have been released in the mean time. 
    We discuss Charlies rotten upbringing and his almost ubiquitous incarceration up until the age of 20 for various crimes and the psychological toll this must have taken on his psyche. This semi-permanent incarceration would also give ample opportunity to practice his innate and effective ability for persuasion and manipulation; as well as condition him to do 'what ever it takes' to get the job done.
    Charlie was a cultural figurehead of the 1960s hippy movement, and some say he was the bell that rang out in its last dying days to signal the end of the Free Love era. His notorious family, which at one time included famous rock stars and celebrities, were a raggle taggle gaggle of drug addled ne'erdowells whom Charlie gathered up through emotional manipulation. This crowd of crusties eventually became responsible for the deaths of 9 people in a murder spree that shook the US and Hollywood elite in particular. 
    Great conversations in this one with Danny and Micky and we chat about everything from how Charlie learned to meddle with minds; to the allusions by experts that he, among others in the movement, was a government agent working to destroy the cultural resistance in California to maintain status quo and military complex supremacy in the face of an escalating war. There are also rumours and conjecture that the acid and drugs the family consumed and distributed were 'military grade' and their motives and image were anything but authentic. Good times! :) Its good to be back, thanks for your patience and enjoy the show :)
    You can watch/listen to the video version of this episode on the Patreon Only feed that now integrates with Spotify. Just click this link https://open.spotify.com/episode/0gnyuuL2wgNE3RiYk3qXMK?si=3399944fb57b4206 and link your accounts and get Patreon Only content direct to your Spotify app!
    Joining me on this episode are comedians Danny O'Brien and Micky Bartlett. You can find them both here:
    Danny can be found on his website https://www.dannyobriencomedy.com/ and he is literally touring all over the world all of the time so no matter where you are, you'll be most likely able to catch him live someplace! Keep up to date with his whereabouts on his social media such as IG https://www.instagram.com/dobcomedy/ and he is @dobcomedy everywhere else. Danny is touring all over Ireland and the UK for 2024 with his new show 'Sweet Child O Brien' so get tickets before they are gone!
    Micky can usually be found at the bar in the middle of a crowd of people having the craic; but if you want to find him for professional reasons he is @mickybartlett on all social media and specifically https://www.instagram.com/micky_bartlett/on Instagram and the same of similar on the others. Micky is currently at the Perth Comedy Festival so you can also possibly see him anywhere in the world, and it is a treat to se the man in his personal glory, go check it out.
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    The Salem Witch Trials

    The Salem Witch Trials

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    On this episode we discuss one of histories most enduring mysteries where accusations flew and farcical trials condemned many young women to death in the name of religious purity which was disguising political subterfuge and using fear of the unknown as a tool of control; this one is all about The Salem Witch Trials.
    In 17th Century Massachusetts newly settled puritans began a campaign of accusations against potential witches in their community. Largely led by the testimonies of young girls against other young girls, this crusade against the forces of darkness was a thinly veiled attempt to gain control of a newly emerging civilisation in a new country.
    There are many theories as to why the girls acted as they did, and mass psychosis and even hallucinogenic poisoning are cited as the cause of these frivolous and deadly claims. We discuss it all and a whole lot more.
    You can watch/listen to the video version of this episode on the Patreon Only feed that now integrates with Spotify. Just click this link https://open.spotify.com/episode/5hnUbxbRfK1QaXdmNvAly9?si=ocQ6EAlKRaC7mdBO_SPBrQ and link your accounts and get Patreon Only content direct to your Spotify app!
    Joining me on this episode are comedians Ailish McCarthy and Betsy Speer. You can find them both here:
    Ailish can be found here https://www.instagram.com/thesleepycomedian/ and check out her podcast The Party T*ts here https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/the-party-t-ts/id1541995084 as well as many many live gigs all over the place including The Paddy Power Comedy Festival, Cherry Comedy, and The Craic Den among others.
    Betsy can be found here https://www.instagram.com/betsyspeercomedy/ and check out her podcast https://www.instagram.com/badbookbash/ her website here https://www.betsyspeer.com/ and many other live shows she does all over Ireland and beyond like Hysteria Comedy, The Comedy Crunch, and The Comedy Cellar.
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    If you want to follow TCG on social platforms including the TCG Guilded Server; watch video versions of the livestream podcast and documentaries; or even join in on live chats about current events; get notifications of tickets you can buy to upcoming live stage shows or any other way to connect with me; all the available links, info and instructions you can find by clicking this link http://www.taplink.cc/thoseconspiracyguys
    If you want to throw a few bucks up the internet to support the show on Patreon you can get exclusive Patreon-Only content; all seasons of ad-free episodes; exclusive access to live chats and private social media like Instagram and Guilded and a whole load of other stuff click here http://bit.ly/TCG-Patreon where you can get all this from just $2 per month subscription or an annual one-time payment with a month free!
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    • 5 hr 47 min
    Randy Kraft - The Scorecard Killer

    Randy Kraft - The Scorecard Killer

    On this episode we talk about one of the most prolific and brutal killers in US history and a guy who got his moniker The Scorecard Killer from a macabre list of nicknames he had for his many victims; this episode is all about Randy Kraft.
    Joining me on this episode is comedian Ger Staunton; international comedy powerhouse and fellow Mayo man :) Ger and I discuss these heinous crimes and what drives someone to commit such horrific sexual attacks on so many young men.
    Kraft operated in the prolific serial killer atmosphere of the 70s and 80s where it seemed all bets were off for catching murderers. There is estimates of up to 70 victims that Kraft cruelly dispatched but he was only found guilty for very few of these; and we discuss the ones we know about here.
    Acknowledgment to Murder, Murder, Murder (dot) com and Dennis McDougal author of Angel of Darkness for the nitty gritty on this one. Not a whole lot else online on this fella but both of these sources nail it pretty well.
    If you want to find Ger online he is @gerstaunton on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/gerstaunton/) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/gerstaunton) or listen to his podcast with Martin Angolo called 'Canary in a Comedy Goldmine' which you can find here http://canaryinacomedygoldmine.com/
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    If you want to throw a few bucks up the internet to support the show on Patreon you can get exclusive Patreon-Only content; all seasons of ad-free episodes; exclusive access to live chats and private social media like Instagram and Guilded and a whole load of other stuff click here http://bit.ly/TCG-Patreon where you can get all this from just $2 per month subscription or an annual one-time payment with a month free!
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    • 3 hr 46 min
    Tin Foil Hat with Sam Tripoli - April 2023

    Tin Foil Hat with Sam Tripoli - April 2023

    SWAPCAST -
    On this episode I join Sam Tripoli, XG and Johnny on the infamous Tin Foil Hat to chat about the state of 'conspiracy theories'; what mad stuff is going on in the world right now; how hard it is having a head going around the place and a bunch of other contemporary conspiracy topics. We also talk about the recent TCG Rothschild episode and all the shenanigans that entails.
    There's a big ol' intro on the front of this one too, because it's been a while! If you want to skip to 00:08:10 for the start of the show instead of listening to me :) This was a great episode and I got to ask Sam some of the questions Ive been wondering about. The world looks and feels like a really weird place right now (Jerry Springer is dead) but maybe it only feels like that.
    There's a bunch more episodes coming now including deep dives, interviews, swapcasts and a new season 9 starting recording in the next couple of weeks. The new website is almost fully up and running too if you want to check that out http://www.thoseconspiracyguys.com
    Hope you are all doing great and enjoy the show!
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    If you want to throw a few bucks up the internet to support the show on Patreon you can get exclusive Patreon-Only content; all seasons of ad-free episodes; exclusive access to live chats and private social media like Instagram and Guilded and a whole load of other stuff click here http://bit.ly/TCG-Patreon where you can get all this from just $2 per month subscription or an annual one-time payment with a month free!
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    • 1 hr 57 min
    The Rothschild Dynasty

    The Rothschild Dynasty

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    On this episode we discuss The Rothschild Dynasty and the beginning to one of the most powerful and covertly influential dynastic families in modern civilisation. From the Jewish ghettos of 18th century Frankfurt to seats at the most clandestine and unimaginably powerful boardroom tables in the modern day; the Rothschild family and their immeasurable wealth has had a secret hand in the shaping of our society and, undoubtedly, a huge influence on the future of humanity.
    In this episode I wanted to stay away from the inevitable global elite chat and give a factual and cultural history of the Rothschild family and how it all started with the patriarch Mayer Amschel Rothschild. We discuss how his shrewd business dealings and his willingness to do work others wouldn't; made him amounts of money some of us cant even fathom.
    Joining me on this episode are two proper mensches Shane Brown and Tom O'Mahony for the mad craic and lacht. I really hope you enjoy this one and there will be more shows, much sooner than this one came; now that I have my head screwed back on!
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    Michael Barrymore

    Michael Barrymore

    On this episode we discuss one of the most famous and contentious true crime cases this century; the death of Stuart Lubbock. Now this case is still unsolved and in the UK and Ireland it was a huge deal and was covered incessantly by the news and tabloid media because of the association with celebrity tv personality and comedian Michael Barrymore. Lubbock died in the swimming pool of Barrymore's house after a drink and drug fuelled night out in the local nightclub but, as yet, the killer or killers havn't been brought to justice.
    The nature of Stuart's death has led the public to believe (with the help of the ghoulish reporting of the tabloids) that this was some sort of gay orgy gone wrong or some other sort of violent sexual death. The injuries Stuart Lubbock sustained were severe and undeniably sexual in nature but the focus was not really on finding actual justice for Stuart; it was on Michael Barrymore himself and it was front page news for weeks, months and years.
    Michael Barrymore shocked a fairly conservative nation when he came out in 1995 and was, for the most part, loved and adored for who he was and for his wonderful ability to entertain rather than his sexual orientation. His career skyrocketed and he had the highest watched TV shows in the country. This gay lifestyle and the unconscious bias and uninformed rumour of LGBT sexual practice among the wider members of society at the time was then used against him in the salacious and macabre reporting of Stuart Lubbock's death by TV and Newspapers. Even after all this reporting and attention, The Lubbock family still seek justice and Terry, Stuart's father, took up a very public campaign, against Barrymore personally, to find answers about his sons death.
    A Channel 4 documentary called 'Barrymore: The Body in The Pool' from 2020 revisits and details all the facts and details about the case and while we can infer who possibly could have had a hand in the violent death of Stuart Lubbock at that party that terrible night; we regrettably cannot say for certain. What we can say is; a beloved and talented celebrity had his career and reputation irreparably destroyed and was the subject of a relentless tabloid media news cycle about this case which fascinated the nation for nearly two decades.
    This show has some honest and serious chat in it about Barrymore and our memories of the case and the reporting from the time and I would love to talk more about this case to anyone who is willing to join a LiveChat and discuss (that includes you Michael if you're listening!)
    Joining me on this episode is actor and comedian Patser Murray. You can find Patser on his website https://www.patsermurraycomedy.com/ and he is gigging all over the country on the regular.
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    There is an extra 40 minutes in the ad-free Patreon version of this show available here https://www.patreon.com/posts/michael-ad-free-76802222
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    If you want to follow TCG on social platforms including the TCG Guilded Server; watch video versions of the livestream podcast and documentaries; or even join in on live chats about current events; get notifications of tickets you can buy to upcoming live stage shows or any other way to connect with me; all the available links, info and instructions you can find by clicking this link http://www.taplink.cc/thoseconspiracyguys
    If you want to throw a few bucks up the internet to support the show on Patreon you can get exclusive Patreon-Only content; all seasons of ad-free episodes; exclusive access to live chats and private social media like Instagram and Guilded and a whole load of other stuff click here http://bit.ly/TCG-Patreon where you can get all this from just $2 per month subscription or an annual one-time payment with a month free!
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    • 3 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
2.7K Ratings

2.7K Ratings

joeyreup ,

Love the show but…

Serial killers are boring why do you create so much content on them when there’s plenty of interesting conspiracies, hidden history and current events to talk about. 6 month hiatus and you come back with another serial pod like come on now what are we doin here

Legibby1982 ,

Idk if Gordo is busy with kids or what

But he needs to get back on it. We miss him.

t4lj ,

Good show. A lot of time, research and humor!

Entertaining show. It’s interesting to hear things from a European/Irish perspective. But it’s weird when he trashes the U.S. for every problem in the the world but at the same time is obsessed with American cinema and culture. Also a bit out of touch on racial and ethnic issues. But I guess that’s expected from someone who lives on an island that’s population is as white as the driven snow for the most part. Definitely worth a listen. I can tell a lot of work goes into each episode. Gordo is also hilarious. 5 stars!!!

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