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Jewelweed. Spotted touch-me-not. Orange Balsam It’s a plant known by many names, and, even if you don’t recognize any of them, you’ve probably popped one of its exploding seed pods. A favorite of hummingbirds and nature-lovers young and old, it’s a species with many stories to share. Listen in as the guys dive deep into the jewelweed patch, eating …
 
EPISODE 43 | Conspiracy U with Scott Shay Guest: Scott Shay, author of Conspiracy U, In Good Faith & Getting Our Groove Back; President of Chai Mitzvah, Chairman of the Board & Co-founder of Signature Bank The academic world is supposed to be a place to open and expand minds, but some professors actively promote conspiracy theories about Israel and…
 
EPISODE 42 | J.K. Rowling & the Gauntlet of Hysteria A secretary got an idea on a train and some years later had created an international entertainment sensation, gaining fame and fortune. A feel good story? Or is she a witch? A Satanist? A spendthrift? A TERF? A transphobe? A spendthrift Satanist TERF transphobe witch? Or maybe she doesn't really …
 
EPISODE 41 | Critical Race Theory - Re-examining "Normal" A loose framework for thinking about how America's racist roots permeate many social, legal and political systems has become a flashpoint for the far right. And so a war on ideas has started in the country that holds itself up as the beacon of freedom in the world, led by white, heteronormat…
 
EPISODE 40 | When Nerds Attack - Gamergate, Elevatorgate & Sad Puppies A short late night chat in an elevator becomes a flashpoint in a storm of online misogyny; a woman has to hide because she dares critique the depiction of women; a relationship ends, sparking off a campaign of hate against women that lasts for years, and not even the venerable H…
 
This month, Bill and Steve look into the fall and (potential) rise of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata), and they’re joined by Erik Danielson, Stewardship Coordinator of the Western NY Land Conservancy. The Conservancy recently embarked on an effort to acquire the Allegany Wildlands, a unique piece of property that harbors, among its many ab…
 
This month, Bill and Steve look into the fall and (potential) rise of the American chestnut (Castanea dentata), and they’re joined by Erik Danielson, Stewardship Coordinator of the Western NY Land Conservancy. The Conservancy recently embarked on an effort to acquire the Allegany Wildlands, a unique piece of property that harbors, among its many ab…
 
EPISODE 39 | A Weirdness Travelogue: Henges, Tiles & Plaques Mystery is all around us - we just need to seek it out. Here are a few offbeat and weird places in the US to go see: some henges, some tiles and some plaques. Like what we do? Then buy us a beer or three via our page on Buy Me a Coffee. #ConspiracyClearinghouse #sharingiscaring #donations…
 
EPISODE 38 | The Dirty Dozen - Medical Misinformation Miscreants For a more visual experience, see the video and dedicated playlist on our YouTube channel. Just 12 people are responsible for the vast bulk of misinformation about COVID vaccines on social media. 12. Are they cuckoo banana pants true believers or just modern day snake oil hucksters en…
 
EPISODE 37 | Magnificent Desolation - The Moon Landing Was a Hoax (Big 'Uns 3) For images and many videos, check this episode and its dedicated playlist on our YouTube channel. Yesterday was the anniversary of humans landing on the moon. Or was it? A surprisingly large number of people have their doubts, and they also have all sorts of "proof" as t…
 
EPISODE 36 | The Georgia Guidestones - An NWO Billboard For images and many videos, check this episode and its dedicated playlist on our YouTube channel. 40 years ago, an anonymous group paid a lot of money to have an odd structure erected in a field in Northern Georgia - a series of stone megaliths with carved inscriptions in several languages. Wh…
 
This month, the guys set out to discover if daddy longlegs really are the most poisonous spider in the world, but, along the way, they uncover a fascinating array of arachnids and adaptations in the group known collectively as harvestmen. Join them for some mythbusting and a deep dive into the little-known order of arachnids called Opiliones. Episo…
 
EPISODE 35 | A Field Guide to Aliens For images and many videos, check this episode and its dedicated playlist on our YouTube channel. "The aliens" are not one group, but many, often with competing goals and motivations. Starting back in 1946, the Russians compiled a handbook for elite KGB and SMERSH agents on 58 separate alien races that visit our…
 
EPISODE 34 | Magic Carpet Ride - UFOs & the New Age For images and many videos, check this episode and its dedicated playlist on our YouTube channel. Many supposed abductees report scary experiences, but some have a counter-narrative: the aliens are friendly and very attractive and really, really into sex. A close encounter of the groovy kind often…
 
The northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) is a common bird that has some exceptionally uncommon behaviors. Unlike most bird species, male flickers take an equal share of egg incubation and feeding, and, in up to five percent of females, a lady flicker will take up with two mates - an older male and a younger male - raising young in two different nest…
 
EPISODE 33 | Kaspar Hauser -The Boy, The Syndrome (The World Is Weird 5) 193 years ago today, a boy stumbled into the Bavarian city of Nuremberg. He was carrying two letters, could barely speak and no one knew where he had come from. Speculations flew about the mysterious young man. Was he of royal blood? Had he been raised by wolves? And was he te…
 
EPISODE 32 | A View to Vril Did a 19th century novelist accidentally tap into a long hidden truth about an underground race of godlike beings who control an electrical fluid called the Vril? Of course not. But that hasn't stopped plenty of folks from claiming it as fact, including Theosophists, Nazis, New Agers, a race car journalist turned UFO chu…
 
INSPIRATIONS: "Women Who run with Wolves" by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, "Wherever you go there you are" by Jon Kabat-Zinn, "How to Love" by Thich Nhat Hanh, "Consolations" by David Whyte, "Eternal Echos" by John O’Donohue, "Life is a Garden by: Kurt Vonnegut" // 🤸‍♀️ You can also follow me on Instagram where 104,000 others are part of this community: …
 
Season 2: Episode 3 "Choose Joy" // References: World as Lover, World as Self by: Joanna Macy Consolations by: David Whyte The Gifts of Imperfection by: Brene Brown Mary Oliver, Terry Tempest Williams, Alan Watts 🤸‍♀️ You can also follow me on Instagram where 104,000 others are part of this community: https://www.instagram.com/chelseykorus/ 💚…
 
EPISODE 31 | Scammers, Inc. - MJ-12, Bennewitz & Serpo Sometimes the crap piles up so high in the UFO world you'd need a flying saucer to stay above it all. And yet, man, these are some good stories! We look at three key events from the 1980s: the Majestic 12 claims, Project Serpo, and the sad & infuriating Bennewitz Affair. And some of the people …
 
Season 2 is here!! 🤸‍♀️ Thank you for your incredible support of Season 1. Because of you, I'm back with Season 2, which will include ten NEW episodes, out every Friday. It's been a rough year and I cannot wait to share what I've learned with you. I love you. I see you. No more waiting. No more postponing your joy. Now it's like this! You can also …
 
EPISODE 30 | UFOs in Czecho Guest: Sam Beckwith, editor of Prague Pig Today Conspiracy Clearinghouse celebrates one year of delving into the weird, so we thought we'd celebrate by doing a crossover episode with our sister podcast Prague Times. The UFO thing is not exclusively an American phenomenon, and even here in the Czech Republic, where we're …
 
EPISODE 29 | The Notorious M.I.B. One of the most sinister UFO-related phenomena - the Men in Black. Sure, they dress like the Blues Brothers, but they are super creepy and often menacing. And also pretty ineffective. And while they may have been created wholesale by a hoaxer, people have been reporting, and even photographing, them for years. We'r…
 
Episode Notes Spring is here! So, what better time to talk about winter-active insects? Steve recorded this one in February with entomologist and all-around-great-guy Dr. Wayne Gall, and there was no way we could wait until next winter to share it! Join Steve and Wayne as they head into the winter woods, peeling back the snowy curtain that conceals…
 
EPISODE 28 | Back in Black: BEKs, Black Helicopters, Black Knight & More Black is the new black. We in the West sure seem to have an issue with this darkest of dark shades. It often symbolizes nefarious things, especially in the conspiracy world. Black is the colour of my true love's hair, but it's also the colour of evil black-eyed children, Sovie…
 
EPISODE 27 | Walk Into My Parlour - Early UFO Abductions For several decades, people have been claiming that they've not only seen aliens in spaceships, they've been taken by them. And the aliens...did things to them. We'll look at some notable cases as well as false memory syndrome, sleep paralysis and alien abduction insurance. Like what we do? T…
 
This winter (2021) marked the first time a Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) was spotted in New York City’s Central Park in 130 years. Why was it there? Where did it come from? Since 99.9% of the population immediately just thinks of Harry Potter when Snowy Owls are mentioned, the guys wanted to cast the proverbial “Lumos!” and shed some light on the sub…
 
EPISODE 26 | Come On Vaccine! Vaccine Hesitancy & You Science marches on, eradicating debilitating diseases (among other things). However, there have always been some who are skeptical, or even downright hostile, to this. There are lots of reasons: maybe God wants your kid to get sick, the ingredients used are harmful and/or weird, or they have ter…
 
This winter (2021) marked the first time a Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) was spotted in New York City’s Central Park in 130 years. Why was it there? Where did it come from? Since 99.9% of the population immediately just thinks of Harry Potter when Snowy Owls are mentioned, the guys wanted to cast the proverbial “Lumos!” and shed some light on the sub…
 
EPISODE 25 | The Dyatlov Pass Incident: More Than a UFO Story - The World Is Weird 4 People love mysteries but also hate them. Unanswered questions drive us crazy, especially when the stakes are high. Like when someone dies. Or when nine people die on the side of a mountain in the dead of winter, found in various states on undress, with unexplainab…
 
EPISODE 24 | Agenda 21 - This Land Is My Land A secret international elite plans to depopulate much of the earth, and enslave the rest of it. We know because they keep publishing papers about it. Like Agenda 21, a set of environmental goals created in 1992 and pretty much ignored ever since. This is really a declaration of war against freedom and t…
 
EPISODE 23 | Signs, Grudges & Blue Books - Early UFOlogy Hidden inside the new COVID relief bill is a mandate for US Congress to be fully briefed on UFOs, so it might be worth it to take a look at the early days of UFO sightings and American investigative efforts. And tomorrow is the anniversary of the Mantell UFO Incident, called by some the first…
 
EPISODE 22 | Jingle Hells - The War on Xmas Some members of the largest religion in the world, over 2.4 billion people, somehow feel aggrieved or under siege, especially when it comes to one of their most important holidays. We're talking about Christians and Christmas, and the narrative that claims there's a concerted effort to destroy the celebra…
 
EPISODE 21 | The Knights Templar - Big 'Uns 2 They were the most powerful group in Medieval Europe, and then they vanished. Who were the Templars? Warrior-priests with good patronage? Keepers of the Holy Grail and other mystical secrets? Blasphemous gay Satan worshiping freaks? All of the above? For centuries, people have claimed to have figured ou…
 
EPISODE 20 | Time for Timer: Pseudohistories & Historical Revisions History may not have happened like you think. Is it possible that whole swaths of so-called "history" have been made up to bolster various people and downplay others, or maybe even to cover up the existence of the greatest historical force ever known - the Russian Horde. What year …
 
Now that Bill’s done droning on about animals, we can finally talk about PLANTS! and CARNIVOROUS plants at that. Steve reviews carnivorous plants in general and then breaks into examples of carnivorous plants that have evolved to eat poop: Roridula spp. in South Africa, Sarracenia purpurea in North America, & Nepenthes spp. in Southeast Asia. 00:00…
 
With the high-end guests we’ve recently had on, we’re concerned that the podcast is getting a bit too classy. So, this month, we’re getting down and dirty, delving into the delightful topic of defecation. Specifically, animals that eat poop. We know, it seems gross. We thought so, too. But once we started exploring this surprisingly common behavior…
 
EPISODE 19 | The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress - Facts & Fictions About Our Nearest Neighbour You can be over the moon, bark at the moon, ask for the moon, shoot the moon; something can happen once in a blue moon, there's a man in the moon (or a woman or a rabbit or a toad). Maybe there are ruins on the moon. Maybe there's an alien base there. Maybe Naz…
 
EPISODE 18| The Illuminati - Bavarian Brouhaha - Big 'Uns 1 The first major conspiracy theory of the modern age is the tale of the Illuminati. Started in Bavaria by a power-hungry professor with poor social skills, it has become one of the overarching theories of our times. This is one of the Big 'Uns. Like what we do? Then buy us a beer or three v…
 
The final episode in our 10-part series! The Heroines Journey Part 3: WALK IN A GOOD WAY Thank you for listening to "Field Notes for Belonging" and I hope you continue to share, review, and enjoy these teachings. Thanks to YOU 💚, I'm considering a 2nd season. In the meantime, you can find me on Instagram! . . . Share, review, + Join 105,000 others …
 
EPISODE 17 | Project Blue Beam - Abandon Hope All Ye Who Research Here What do you get for the conspiracy theorist who has everything? How about a conspiracy theory that has everything? Project Blue Beam has it all - a bleak techo-apocalypse that culminates in the enslavement of most of humanity by demons pretending to be god and/or aliens, with th…
 
Welcome to part 2 of our field trip to the Roger Tory Peterson Institute. In this segment, Bill and Steve take a hike with Twan Leenders, Senior Director of Science & Conservation at the Institute. Twan has had a career in conservation that deserves to be made into a movie. From researching wildlife in the treetops of Central American rainforests t…
 
Visit the Roger Tory Peterson Institute’s website to find out more about the site, events/exhibitions, and the good work they are doing. Steve and Arthur discussed the hellbender head-start program, and the question came up about whether it was connected with the Buffalo Zoo. Here’s what we found: “The “hellbender head-start program” is a collabora…
 
Episode 16 | Studies & Signals: Insights into the Conspiracy Mindset - Because Reasons 4 Guest: John Poston, Theatrical Artist & Writer We talk about the origins of some clichés about conspiracy folks, as well as some actual scientific studies about the mindset. We also deftly use Star Trek as a metaphor for the brain. And some questionnaires you c…
 
"Forgiveness means giving up all hope for a better past.” — Lily Tomlin In this episode, I share a vulnerable story of withholding forgiveness because I felt like there was a debt to be paid. Have you ever become exhausted from hoping your past turned out differently? This one is for YOU....Join 104,000 others ♥︎https://www.instagram.com/chelseykor…
 
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