CONSPIRA-THON

[PODCAST] #430: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 3) – From the Metropolis Future To the Star Wars Past

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBack by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to School Sucks for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. DISCUSSION: -Maybe the environment is a little sick? -Disney's X-Rated Easter eggs? -Roland Emmerich - writer (The Day After Tomorrow, Godzilla, Stargate, Independence Day, 10,000 B.C., 2012) -Terry Rossio and Ted Elliot (National Treasure, The Road to El Dorado) -German Expressionism, with historical context -Fritz Lang and Metropolis (1927) -L. Frank Baum, Theosophy and the allegorical Wizard of Oz -Occult themes in Star Wars -Maybe the environment is a little sick? (revisited) Look Closer: Sovryn ...

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[PODCAST] #429: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition, Intermission) – A Sprint Through the World of Symbols

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBrian Sovryn takes the lead in this discussion; his explanations of esoteric symbols are juxtaposed with the interpretations of several popular You Tube Hollywood/Illuminati amateur semioticians. DISCUSSION: - For whom are these symbols intended? - Do we have an innate respond to certain symbols? - Occult Symbols (All-Seeing Eye, phoenix rising, the pentagram, baphomet, fire, owls) - Masonic Symbols (the two pillars, square and compass, checkerboard floors, the number 13) - Mind-Control Symbols (broken mirrors, robots, monarch butterflies) - Much, much, much more; many great tangents Look Closer: Sovryn Tech Podcast - https://soundcloud.com/sovryntech Check out Stephanie and Brian on The Sex and Science Hour - https://zog.ninja Stephanie Murphy: Website - http://www.smvoice.info/ Brett's Notes - ...

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[PODCAST] #428: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 2) – Satan, Sex Magick, Scientology and Symbols

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadThis show might mess with you a little. Back by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. OPENING COMPILATION: What was responsible for the dramatic changes Hollywood experienced in the late 1960s and early 1970s? Was it simply a shifting of industry standards and politics? Or was it...Satan? DISCUSSION: - The wood of the magical holly tree - What is the Illuminati? Does it control Hollywood? - A brief history of the Bavarian Illuminati: agenda, interactions with Freemasons, Jesuits and Rosicrucians - ...

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[PODCAST] #427: CONSPIR-A-THON (Silver Screen Edition Part 1) – An Introduction to Hollywood, the Land of Suspicion

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadBack by popular demand! Stephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn return to the School Sucks studio for an extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. This time our focus is on Hollywood, pop culture, film and the broader entertainment industry. In this first installment, we set the stage. - The five types of conspiracy theories - How Jewish immigrants invented the American Dream - Modern suspicions seem to grow out of observations of strange behavior from people in Hollywood;there is no empathy - Historical suspicions seem to grow out of cultural conservative or vigilant Christian concerns - Names given to the general suspicion directed at Hollywood and film over the last 120 years - ...

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[PODCAST] #373c: CONSPIRA-THON (The Prequel) Conclusion – No Planes?

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAustralian researcher Nick Ulbrick, aka "The Transcendental Tangent General" joins me for another long-form conversation on the topic of "conspiracy theories," which he refers to as "conspiracy narratives." Nick has worked in the university system as a Teacher’s Assistant (called Tutor in Victoria). In the past, he was an artist liaison at major music festivals and has also made 10 feature length documentaries following the Australian Motorsports scene (which can be found at www.hpheaven.com.au). His interest in alternative media was fostered through the works of Tragedy and Hope, James Corbett and School Sucks. In this final installment, we talk about -The Prussian Ph.D system -Cognitive Dissonance -The magic information suitcase thought experiment -No planes ...

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[PODCAST] #373b: CONSPIRA-THON (The Prequel) – Political and Cultural Typologies

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAustralian researcher Nick Ulbrick, aka "The Transcendental Tangent General" joins me for another long-form conversation on the topic of "conspiracy theories," which he refers to as "conspiracy narratives." Nick has worked in the university system as a Teacher’s Assistant (called Tutor in Victoria). In the past, he was an artist liaison at major music festivals and has also made 10 feature length documentaries following the Australian Motorsports scene (which can be found at www.hpheaven.com.au). His interest in alternative media was fostered through the works of Tragedy and Hope, James Corbett and School Sucks. ty·pol·o·gy tīˈpäləjē/ noun: typology; plural noun: typologies a classification according to general type, especially in archaeology, psychology, or the social sciences. ...

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[PODCAST] #373a: CONSPIRA-THON (The Prequel) – A Problematic Term and Its Implications

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadAustralian researcher Nick Ulbrick, aka "The Transcendental Tangent General" joins me for another long-form conversation on the topic of "conspiracy theories," which he refers to as "conspiracy narratives." Nick has worked in the university system as a Teacher’s Assistant (called Tutor in Victoria). In the past, he was an artist liaison at major music festivals and has also made 10 feature length documentaries following the Australian Motorsports scene (which can be found at www.hpheaven.com.au). His interest in alternative media was fostered through the works of Tragedy and Hope, James Corbett and School Sucks. In this first installment of three, we talk about - Nick's Masters Degree (Master of Arts) from Monash University, where he ...

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[PODCAST} #366c: CONSPIRA-THON (Part Three) – Space Invaders

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadStephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn are in the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. In this third installment... - Do you believe in UFOs? - Brett's UFO hoax - Project Blue Beam and Wehrner von Braun - New reasons why Ancient Aliens sucks - Zecharia Sitchin, the Anunaki and the genetic engineering of the human race - Could we actually be alone in the universe? - Nephilim, men of renown - the utility of studying certain conspiracy theories - did George HW Bush kill JFK? - or was it Marilyn Monroe? - Bigfoot (why not?) Discussed: George HW Bush and the Kennedy Assassination Look Closer: Sovryn ...

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[PODCAST] #366b: CONSPIRA-THON (Part Two) – Top Men

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadStephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn are in the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. In this second installment, we talk about - how far are each of us willing to go? - a lost or hidden history of the ancient world - who built the pyramids? what planet were they from? - How did my exposure to Coast to Coast Radio and Alex Jones (circa 2004) affect my teaching - The story of Squanto and why it was omitted from American history class in public school - 9/11, conspiracy solved? no - Apollo 11 and moon mysteries - is reality a hologram? - confirmation bias in ...

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[PODCAST] #366a: CONSPIRA-THON (Part One) – Don’t Even Blink

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadStephanie Murphy and Brian Sovryn are in the School Sucks studio for a free-form, extended discussion on the topic of conspiracy theories. In this first installment, we talk about - how were we introduced to the world of conspiracy? - was this introduction helpful? - the process of waking up, aligned with the 5 stages of grief - communication failure due to anger - are there some reasonable psychological generalizations of conspiracy theorists? - is that even a fair question? - Tim Melley: "agency panic" - too much individualism coupled with a sense of powerlessness - the problem with the psychologizing of conspiracy theorists - what is the emotional payoff of promoting liberty and/or ...

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