A weekly podcast from The Daily Beast's Erin Gloria Ryan, Ben Collins and Gideon Resnick that tells you how conspiracies get started, as they happen.
Truther Episode 20 - Ted Cruzin The Internet
Join the Truther team and they convene a special counsel to investigate Ted Cruz's account liking a porn video last week. Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) joins us to discuss her detective work. Edited by Elizabeth Brockway
Truther Episode 19 - Humanity and a Hurricane in Houston
On this week’s Truther, hosts Erin Gloria Ryan, Ben Collins and Gideon Resnick turn the conversation away from us and towards people who were on the ground in Houston as Hurricane Harvey made landfall. Stephen Paulsen (@stephentpaulsen), writer for the Houston Press, talks about being trapped by the water. Alex Hannaford (@AlHannaford), contributor for The Daily Beast, gives us a first-hand account from the ground. And St. John B. Smith (@stjbs), public safety reporter for the Houston Chronicle, tells us about making it around the city and the tragedy and humanity he saw.
Recorded 8/30/2017 and 8/31/2017. Edited by Elizabeth Brockway.
Truther Episode 18 - Charlottesville From Inside
If you saw a video of a extremists becoming violent in Charlottesville this weekend that was too difficult to watch, Chris Matthias probably witnessed it firsthand.
On this week’s Truther, hosts Erin Gloria Ryan and Ben Collins talk to Huffington Post national reporter Chris Matthias, who has spent the last year covering white nationalists and neo-Nazis as they took over towns like Gettysburg.
When they marched on Charlottesville on Friday and Saturday, Chris saw it devolve into chaos. He describes his harrowing weekend in detail, and talks about how he’s moving past it.
Recorded 8/16/2017. Edited by Elizabeth Brockway.
Truther Episode 17 - The Mythical Secret Sexiness Of Disney Films
The Truther crew (Gideon Resnick, Ben Collins and Erin Gloria Ryan) discusses the myths around secret sexual innuendo in classic Disney films as well as getting VHS tapes stuck in the VCR. Film writer for Vanity Fair, Richard Lawson (@rilaws) joins in the perverted discussion. Edited by Elizabeth Brockway
Truther Episode 15 - Donald Trump's Large Adult Son Meets A Russian
Because America has the memory of a man who wakes up every morning and has a person named Dolph from a World’s Strongest Man competition drop a boulder on his head, Donald Trump Jr. is now saying a meeting with a woman described as a “Russian government lawyer” during the campaign wasn’t that big of a deal!
Or it was a setup by the Democrats! Or she didn’t describe herself as a Russian lawyer! Or it was about adoption!
Which is even weirder but who cares!
All that matters is that Donald Trump Jr. did nothing wrong, according to the far-right, who have all embraced different and equally impossible conspiracies since proof of his collusion has been released by the president’s son himself.
Erin Gloria Ryan, Gideon Resnick and Ben Collins talk about all of that in the new episode of Truther. Recorded July 12, 2017. Edited by Elizabeth Brockway.
Witty and brilliant
Witty and brilliant way to keep up with what's happening during President 🤡 Loco's Regime!
Not sure what the point is...
There are far superior take-downs of conspiracy theory out there (The Podcaster's Guide to the Conspiracy, for one). The hosts are personable, but it mostly seems to be an excuse for semi-informed self-congratulation.
They want to be comedians
There is some good content in this podcast, but it very often gets buried by the hosts trying (and not suceeding) to be funny. Please, just stick to the content.
You are not comedians.