Conspiracy theories

Squaring the Strange #174: A Musical History of the Devil

New episode of Squaring the Strange is out! This time the devil's not in the details, he's in the music! From violinists centuries ago to hard rock and even country music, the devil shows up quite a lot. Pascual takes us on a diabolical tour of musical folklore...

Revisiting the ‘Mystery Missile’ Scare of 2010

This month is the anniversary of one of the highest profile—and best documented—UFO reports in modern American history, with hundreds of eyewitnesses and reasonably clear (albeit nevertheless ambiguous) video footage. Despite the (at-least-temporarily) unidentified...

Squaring the Strange #153 – Brian Regal Talks Pseudoscience and Pseudohistory!

Did you hear our recent episode of Squaring the Strange? We talk a bit on the resurgence of dowsing and announce some upcoming appearances... then we sit down with guest Prof. Brian Regal, who takes us on a tour of pseudoscience and pseudohistory. Learn how...

Squaring the Strange #145: Bottomless Pits and Spooky Geology with Sharon Hill

In a recent episode of Squaring the Strange we have everything: Lil Nas X's Satanic Shoes, a sketchy alkaline water CEO, and geologist Sharon Hill educating us about spooky geology like bottomless pits, the mysterious "Mel's Hole," quicksand, and hollow earth...

Roots Of—And Responses To—COVID-19 Vaccination Hesitancy

My new blog examines some myths about, and ways to address, covid vaccine hesitancy. From concerns about efficacy to the "Dirty Dozen" social media anti-vaxxers, the first step is understanding the problem; the second step is knowing your audience.   As the...