EP 159: UFO Disinformation

Patrick invites guest hosts podcaster, Roejen, from the Project Archivist podcast and author Eric Wojciehowski to discuss UFO subcultures, intelligence agency disinformation campaigns, and black budget tomfoolery.   We discuss the possibility of the United States government using UFO sightings as cover for black budget projects.  We also touch on the history of the UFO subculture and the seeding of agents within the subculture to monitor larger groups and political movements.

Notes

We believe Tom DeLonge, who quit blink-182 to prove aliens exist

The real Men in Black, Hollywood and the great UFO cover-up

WHAT IS UP WITH THOSE PENTAGON UFO VIDEOS?

Cassidy’s Run: The Secret Spy War Over Nerve Gas

Mirage Men

Silver Screen Saucers

Hypernormalisation

 

 

 

 

 

 

EP 141: The Paranoid States of America

This week Patrick invites guest author, history professor, and podcaster, Aaron Gulyas on the show to discuss his book Conspiracy Theories: The Roots, Themes, and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives

Patrick picks Aaron brain on how these narratives have always been part of the undercurrent in American culture and politics.  When did they stop being something fun to peek at in zines and message boards? How have they transformed over the decades?  Finally, how has social media mutated them into something more sinister and infected the mainstream in the past two decades?  

Show notes

Conspiracy Theories: The Roots, Themes, and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives

The Chaos Conundrum

The Paranoid Style in American Politics

Project Archivist Ep-221 Aaron Gulyas and Conspiracy Theories

Paranoia is America’s national religion: Wingnuts, gun culture & the disturbing cost of living in constant fear

Sean Wilentz: Trump Ushers in the Age of American Paranoia

The Saucer Life Podcast

 

EP 131: Chrononauts N Boyscouts

Patrick invites Roejen on from the Project Archivist to discuss guys who claim to have made time machines, guys who built nuclear piles, John Titor defenders, DARPA and where you can buy the time machine featured in Napolean Dynamite.

Links

Project Archivist

John Titor Podcast

Radioactive Boyscout

Madman Marcum

Steven Gibbs inventor of HDR

The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency

Q fever: a biological weapon in your backyard.

Researcher uses math to investigate possibility of time travel

 

 

EP 130: Generation Snitches

Cyberpunk dystopia of 1992 is here, thanks to Peter Theil, Zuckerberg, and the FCC.  Patrick fears Big Brother is your next door neighbor.  Dennis fears the “deep state” of kid’s with cell phones.  Patrick wonders if we are heading towards a transhuman dystopic far right silicon valley libertarian hellscape?  We wrap things up with another round of “are we still a republic?”

How Silicon Valley Utopianism Brought You the Dystopian Trump Presidency

The Techno-Libertarians Praying for Dystopia

THE RECLUSIVE HEDGE-FUND TYCOON BEHIND THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY

Zuckerberg’s dystopian vision of the Silicon Valley echo chamber

Donald Trump’s ‘shadow president’ in Silicon Valley

Kids can’t use computers… and this is why it should worry you

When Spies Come Home

EP 120: Non Podesta Emails

Patrick and Dennis empty out the email bag and hold court on various topics.

Topics included are…

Batman of the 1800’s

Protests at Berkley and Free Speech

Betsy Devos ughh

Free speech in high school classroom

The Progressive swing in Democratic Party

Open letters about fan art

EP 119: This is Not Normal

Dennis thinks we are looking down the barrel of either World War Three or an American Reich.  Patrick tries to calm the waters by hoping America is on the precipice of great radical change that will change the political landscape.

Notes

Notes (Or Whew check your news feed right?)

Warren calls for congressional inquiry into Russia: ‘This. Is. Not. Normal.

This Man Is the Most Dangerous Political Operative in America

South Dakota Legislature try to repeal ethics bill

Mikhail Gorbachev: ‘It All Looks as if the World Is Preparing for War’

Trump is Violating the Constitution

Republicans Even More Clueless on Obamacare in Private Than in Public

SEAL, American Girl Die in First Trump-Era U.S. Military Raid

 

 

EP 112: Alternate History of Cuba

 

Two educators attempt to educate one another on a subject using a thought experiment or random thesis as the premise. A big what if show includes four different scenarios. World War Three via Cuban Missile Crisis,  Baseball Diplomacy opening Cuba in the 1970s, The .Revolution never gets off the ground, finally for fun would the Spanish-American War ending in 1903 result in Cuban statehood.

Notes

Cuba 46th State 

Baseball Diplomats 

Ted Williams Was Mexican? 

Ted Williams Interview 

World War 3 Real Bad!

Resurrection Day

When Angels Wept

World War 3 Kinda Bad

No Castro did not try out for the Yankees