3 episodes

True Tales of the Illuminati is about conspiracies.

Ah, yes, conspiracies--where the strings of history are carefully pulled from behind the scenes to dance for the powerful like a puppet. In True Tales, the powerful are less puppet-masters and more... finger puppet-masters. At best.

Promoted from the Department of Cover-Ups to Direct Action, Deputy Head Underboss Rebecca and her crew of hapless idiots intrigue, scheme, and stab their way into ruining every Illuminati conspiracy. Supervisors hastily deploy staff to cover mishaps, suddenly and inexplicably lose interest in the projects they proposed, and hand down endlessly diverse and contradictory demands. The result is an absurdist, farcical office comedy where going to work involves collecting thousands of birds and creating an elaborate snake-based series of traps. Why? Well, if you want to know the Illuminati's Secret Occult Knowledge, you'll just have to listen.

Illuminati, Ollominoto!

True Tales of the Illuminati Max Kreisky, Katherine Cargill, Eric Trageser

    • Comedy
    • 4.9, 15 Ratings

True Tales of the Illuminati is about conspiracies.

Ah, yes, conspiracies--where the strings of history are carefully pulled from behind the scenes to dance for the powerful like a puppet. In True Tales, the powerful are less puppet-masters and more... finger puppet-masters. At best.

Promoted from the Department of Cover-Ups to Direct Action, Deputy Head Underboss Rebecca and her crew of hapless idiots intrigue, scheme, and stab their way into ruining every Illuminati conspiracy. Supervisors hastily deploy staff to cover mishaps, suddenly and inexplicably lose interest in the projects they proposed, and hand down endlessly diverse and contradictory demands. The result is an absurdist, farcical office comedy where going to work involves collecting thousands of birds and creating an elaborate snake-based series of traps. Why? Well, if you want to know the Illuminati's Secret Occult Knowledge, you'll just have to listen.

Illuminati, Ollominoto!

    Grave Consequences

    Grave Consequences

    Imhotep and Ishmael make the safest gamble. Beck and co steal from a hole in the ground. Jackie crafts the ultimate fantasy adventure experience. A camel finds his family.


    CW: deadly workplace situations, snakes and snake-adjacent violence, endings


    Stick around after the credits to hear news on season 2


    Find cast info, links and transcripts at truetalesteam.com, or follow us on twitter for more illuminati content @truetalesteam

    • 51 min
    Royal Pains

    Royal Pains

    Beck and Ishmael plumb the depths of aristocratic depravity. Jackie and Dal bond over their hobbies. A swan is complicit in a murder. The crew fails to sneak into a fort under cover of horses.


    CW: deadly workplace situations, gross kissing


    Find cast info, links and transcripts at truetalesteam.com, or follow us on twitter for more illuminati content @truetalesteam

    • 41 min
    Pyramid Scheme

    Pyramid Scheme

    Beck is asked to build a library for the Secret Occult Knowledge. Imhotep is bribed into constructing a tall pointy thing with the promise of birds. Jackie and Ishmael see the inside of a head.


    CW: deadly workplace situations


    Find cast info, links and more at truetalesteam.com, or follow us on twitter for more illuminati content @truetalesteam

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

ArtGeekMom ,

Spit take level funny

Ran across this totally by accident, and i’m convinced that the truth is being hidden. This is laugh out loud funny. This is more serial comedy fiction so start at episode 1!

MSchett2 ,

It’s all true...

It’s all true, and fortunately it’s all funny.

JLFB96 ,

Best absurdist comedy podcast ever

Listened to it while at work and was laughing hard enough to attract attention from my supervisor. Absolutely awesome!

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