CT006 - The Day New Coke Fizzled

July 3, 2018

Episode 6 - The New Coke Conspiracy

Are you old enough to remember the introduction of New Coke? Afterward, when Coca-Cola Classic was re-introduced, did you hear all the stories about how the whole thing was a big marketing conspiracy, and New Coke was always meant to fail? Well, join me as we discuss the story behind the well intentioned but ill conceived business decision that lead to one of the biggest consumer backlash events in soda history. Also, find out how a better understanding of how and why rumors spread can help improve discussions of actual conspiracy theory.


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CT005 - The Day Area 51 Joined the Narrative (PART 2)

June 19, 2018

Episode 5 - Area 51 - Part 2

The conclusion of our discussion about of one of the most secure, highly restricted military installations in the United States, Area 51. This time we dive into an understanding of narrative psychology and how the concept of narrative identity can be used to explain the public appeal of Area 51.

Doesn't the whole thing sometimes feel like a great story? Almost a movie plot, that starts with a crashed UFO, leads into a secret base the is so secure it's own existence isn't acknowledged, and onto the accelerated advancement of our military technology through the reverse engineering of the crash debris. Well, if you think it reads too well to be coincidence, or, you think it's too good to be true because it isn't, this episode is for you.

No matter what you think of Area 51, you think of it. And...you like it. It captures the imagination and sparks a fascination like few other places.


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CT004 - The Day Area 51 Joined the Narrative (PART 1)

June 12, 2018

Episode 4 - Area 51 - Part 1

The first part in the discussion of one of the most secure, highly restricted military installations in the United States, Area 51. Ask yourself, what is the first thought that comes to mind when you hear "Area 51?" Did you say flying saucers, alien bodies and Roswell? Well, if you did, you share that opinion with a majority of the population. It may surprise you to know that those associations were not made of Area 51 until the 1990's, and that memory you have of Area 51 being in all the UFO stories since the early days of alien conspiracy is false.

On this first part, we talk about the history and origin of the conspiracy and Area 51, and discuss the standard argument given for why it holds such popular interest in the public consciousness. An argument that doesn't actually explain the fascination and longevity of Area 51 appeal in pop culture and public imagination.


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CT003 - The Day Paul McCartney Died

May 28, 2018

Episode 3 - Paul McCartney is dead, and the world hears about it after some astute college journalists follow the trail of clues left within song lyrics and album art. The world of Beatlemania is turned upside down and a new conspiracy is born that has endured for over half a century as a text book example of "confirmation bias." 

On this episode we discuss the possible motivations that lead to the unplausible acceptance of this theory, and the real power of secrets and super-fandom.

For further information regarding areas of discussion, please visit the links below:

    1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beatles
    2. http://turnmeondeadman.com/the-paul-is-dead-rumor/
    3. https://www.dawn.com/news/1307942
    4. https://www.thedailybeast.com/what-made-the-beatles-so-big-diagnosing-beatlemania
    5. https://psmag.com/social-justice/rihanna-doesnt-give-a-crap-about-you
    6. http://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-0923-keeping-secrets-20140923-story.html
    7. https://www.psychologicalscience.org/observer/the-science-behind-secrets
    8. http://www.apa.org/ed/precollege/ptn/2016/05/teaching-the-beatles.aspx

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CT002 - The Day Bigfoot Stepped Into Scene

May 15, 2018

Episode 2 - Bigfoot steps on the scene and into our hearts.

This is a fun episode as we figure out how a 1950's television western, a fish, and a trip to the zoo all helped to make Bigfoot the top tier celebrity that he is today. 

Below is a list of links for source information covered in this episode:








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CT001 - Welcome to Conspiracy Theoryology

May 6, 2018

Episode 001 - A quick welcome episode in which I explain the origin and structure of the show, and hopefully set the stage for a lot of great episodes and topics in the future.

As we begin this show series, please connect with me at Facebook.com/TheoryologyPodcast 

There's not a lot of content this week, but continue to check show notes in future episodes for links to research documents and informative podcasts, videos and books that I use in preparation for the shows.

Music for this episode is by Adam Henry Garcia