If only Tupac has lived to today. The brilliant rapper, writer, actor, and activist was killed in a Las Vegas shooting in 1996, depriving the world of a whole bunch of great music and poetry and smartness. But there are some who believe that we don’t know the whole story behind Tupac’s death. People like comedian Cara Meyers, who thinks Tupac maybe never died at all. She thinks he just may be living a beautiful carefree life in Cuba, releasing music through younger rappers and drinking rum and cokes all the live long day. This shocking theory will take you on a roller coaster ride from imprisoned Black Panthers to performances of the Nutcracker to blunts made of human ashes, and beyond. Hope we did ok!!!
She’s a pop star. She’s a model. She’s a nihilist YouTube influencer. She’s a robot. She’s… the product of a manipulative narcissistic madman? Y’all who the HECK is Poppy? Comedian and podcaster Max Lasser stopped by to try to get to the bottom of this internet mystery. Sure, you could just say Poppy is Moriah Pereira and call it a day. But that would be ignoring the fact that Poppy’s whole shtick may have been stolen from Mars Argo by Titanic Sinclair (sorry about the wacky names, you should get used to it). Join us as we journey through the twisty turny weirdness of Poppy’s career… won’t you?
Ready to get your brain squished up and shoved through a pasta press? Because this episode is gonna cook your noodle. Lee Rubenstein, writer and teacher and very smart dude, is here to explain the theory of Roko’s Basilisk. A basilisk, obvs, is a mythical creature that kills you if you look at it. And Roko’s version is an artificial intelligence from the future that may or may not be punishing us retroactively because we hindered it’s creation by talking about it. This ep features deep philosophical thought, wiki dorks, the possible origins of depression, the meaning of god, critiques of The Terminator, and Katelyn sounding incredibly dumb. It’s a very fun time!
Conspiracy theories surround Britney Jean Spears like flies around an empty frappucino cup. Was she in league with the Bush Administration? Is she actually a clone? Can she even sing??! And most poignant, is she trapped in an endless childlike limbo created by her dad and a shady lawyer? This week Rachel is back on the ‘cast to discuss the possibility that Britney Spears has not had an authentic moment of freedom since 2008. Is she Lucky? Is she Britney Bitch? WHO IS BRIT BRIT??? Along the way we also discuss whether her fiance is a real person, what her nice boys are up to, and why Justin Timberlake is the worst person ever born.
Do you believe in birds? Well then you, my friend, are a chump. See Kyle Kenyon knows something that The Powers That Be don’t want you to know, something that might just lead to the greatest cover-up in history. He knows that birds are actually drones. Well, most birds. Well, there used to be more real birds but now some of them are fake. Well, when we say fake… Listen, it’s complicated. But this episode lays out the conspiracy to pass off surveillance robots as birds, and we also get into PewDiePie, why you can’t kill bald eagles, the founding father’s nano-technology, and Kyle’s obvious virginity.
Now picture this - you’re a 1st century Roman emperor with a restless populace to control. Sects of jews were fighting each other and the empire. How are you gonna chill out Rome’s Judean subjects without killing everybody? Well if you’re smart, maybe you make up a religious leader who wants everyone to be peaceful and non-violent and to render unto Caesar. Maybe you invent Jesus. The delightful and hilarious Steve Hernandez stops by to tell us all about how big JC may have been a Roman invention. Along the way you’ll also hear all about Steve’s former job as a youth pastor, whether it’s ok to call Jewish people The Jews, and whether that whole lion pit thing is bullshit. It’s a DEEP one y’all.
Have you heard The Hum? If you live in Taos, Bristol, Los Feliz, or Auckland, perhaps The Hum has become part of your life. Perhaps The Hum has even... driven you mad! This week we deal with the spooky phenomenon that’s irritating folks all over the world, with the ever delightful hosts of the podcast Ghost Town. Jason and Rebecca have a couple of theories on the cause of The Hum, and a couple of thoughts on otherworldly phenomena in general. Listen in for some ghost chat and a lot of hyper-local Los Angeles references!
The Buffett Boys are in town, and nothing will ever be the same again! The delightful hosts of The Parrothead Podcast came on the podcast to try to convince us all that Jimmy Buffett is so incredibly powerful that he was able to break the Bambino’s Curse and lead the Red Sox to victory in the World Series. When you mix music and magic anything can happen, is basically their argument. It’s a treat!
Along the way we watch a funny/sad dog video, learn about the difference between Buffett and Springsteen (and Taylor Swift), and have some nice gentle laughs. Plus, there’s an extra conspiracy about Jimmy Buffett’s song Come Monday that will absolutely blow your mind! Maybe. If you’re a Parrothead.
In 2013, Vice News brought a documentary crew, three Harlem Globetrotters, and Dennis ‘The Worm’ Rodman to North Korea. What happened there… changed the world forever. Or maybe it didn’t? Regardless, delightful comedians and hosts of the podcast Dunktown Anastasia and Agata came by to talk Rodman and Kim Jong Un. Turns out that the unlikely friendship between the dictator and the volatile basketball star might be more than it seems. Our guests think that Rodman may be spying for the US government using his own wacky brand of basketball diplomacy! We talk all things sports along with Rodman’s troubled childhood, Kim’s penchant for the Chicago Bulls and also murdering people, and of course, how Freedom Of Information Act requests hella suck. Also, doggies!
Our guest this week is fan favorite (and creator of the Lizard People logo!) Ashlyn Anstee. Ashlyn is an animator and she knows some truly fascinating secrets about the secret world of animation. But one secret in particular fascinated her so much that she had to come back on Lizard People - the rumor that every Pixar movie is connected and they all exist in the same world! We get into the SPECIFICS in this one, and along the way we also discuss the underrated genius that is George Lucas, the terrifying love of children for snails, Canada, and crying in movies. Also, please stick around til the end to hear our sexy Weird Al encounter stories!
You hear about the teenage boys who died mysteriously on train tracks and the series of shady deaths that knocked off three alleged witnesses? WELL YOU’RE ABOUT TO! Improviser and soothing-voiced comedian Cory Webster stopped by to tell the fascinating and also very sad tale of Kevin Ives and Don Henry, two kids whose deaths have been linked to meth, murder, the Clinton Body Count, marijuana overdose, and a missing tarp. Were they hit by a train in a terrible accident? Or did someone kill them over a package of meth that was part of a US government plot to dominate the drug trade? Who knows!!!
Michael Dean is BACK and he’s been watching sitcoms from the 80’s, baby! Friend of the show (and inventor of the term Hemphead Nation) has a theory about the sitcom that launched young Robin Williams to superstardom and helped cement bland earth-angel Gary Marshall as a major producer. Yes, it’s Mork and Mindy. And Michael thinks the show may have been a plot by the US government to get us all comfy cozy with the idea of living with aliens. We touch on many other important subjects too - the 17 Wilson siblings, why Ron Howard’s mother robbed a cemetary, what we would do if sharks had rockets, how Pam Dawber felt about all of this, and of course the poetry of John Milton. Plus guess what ALEXIS IS ON THE MIC. Enjoy, Sediment Heads!
What do you add when you’re ready to upgrade a podcast? Booze and an audience. And we had both at Lizard People’s first ever live show! Plus our guests were the amazing improv team Area 51 (Sarah Claspell, Dickie Copeland, and Jessica Jean Jardine) and they really put things over the top. And the theory they took on might be the most problematic one yet! Yes, there’s some ‘evidence’ that nazis were descended from tall blonde aliens who hurtled to earth in icy comets of destruction with a mission to do science and murder us all. Aryans = Aliens and that’s pretty much the episode in a nutshell if you want to save time.
The Kardashians are back baby! Are they eclipsing Bey and Jay to become the first family of conspiracy theories? Also, does Drake suck? All these questions and more will be answered on this extremely gossip-y episode of Lizard People. Our guest is Nick Casalini of Hella In Your 30’s, and he’s got a passion for Drake and an extremely scandalous conspiracy theory about who sired the son of Sophie Brussaux. Plus we touch on Pusha T, rap beefs, Kim K, single moms, how weird it must be to have your mental illness play out in front of billions of people, and the great state of Wyoming.
The list of suspects in the death of pop star Michael Jackson grows ever longer. Soon it might even include… you??? Nah just playing. Todd McClintock is back on the podcast and he has an explosive theory about who might really be behind the slaying of MJ. Yes, good ol Todd thinks Sega did it. Sega. Maker of console and cabinet video games. That Sega. Hear us out though! Because there are a few shocking clues that the plucky company that brought us beloved characters like Wario and Knuckles the Echidna had plenty of motive and opportunity to kill the king of hee-hee. It’s sus to say the least!
What’s the deal with aliens? Folks have close encounters with them all the time, but they always look different and want different things and won’t fess up about whether they’re just angels or not. Aliens are a mystery! But Cody Ziglar, podcast producer and gifted writer/director, thinks he might know what’s up with our goggle eyed buddies from outer space. Namely, that they’re not from outer space at all. No, Cody has a theory that aliens might be mutated humans from our horrifying future, here to harvest our sweet fresh chromosomes. And honestly, it really only gets weirder from there.
Ever get an ear worm stick in your head? One of those tunes you just can’t stop singing? Ever think that maybe there’s a terrifying ominous conspiracy behind it involving the Catholic Church and every great composer of classical music and also the International Standards Organization? Because that’s what Jess McKenna thinks! And she’s pretty much a musical genius so you have to listen to what she says. See there’s a theory that the frequency of modern music melts our brains, and it’s got some science behind it. Sort of. This episode is fun and wild and might just reprogram your brain.
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Can you even imagine a story that combines swingers, head injuries, America’s first family of scandal, tragic murder, and the ultimate baby daddy drama?! If you can’t you’re in luck, because comedy genius and podcast darling Carl Tart is here to tell you that very story. Carl suspects that Khloe Kardashian’s papa may in fact be OJ Simpson, and he’s got the facts to back it up. Along the way we also talk about whether football is worth it, who Playboy Carti actually is, and of course brunch.
Once again, friend of the show Ben Dietzel has learned the error of his ways. First he thought the earth was hollow. Then he realized it was flat. Then he learned that not only is it flat, there are no actual forests! Yes, Brainy Boy Ben is back and he’s here to argue that the things we think of as trees are just pale bushy imitations of the real thing, trunks of which still dot the landscape. What do those real trees look like now? You’re just gonna have to listen to find out. And along the way you’ll learn why we have gorges, whether some dinosaur fossils might actually be big trucks, and of course how to style your pubes.
Ever heard of ‘Britain’s Roswell’? If you haven’t, maybe it’s because ~they~ don’t want you to. But Colton Dunn wants you to hear about it, because Colton is both a talented actor AND a professional truth teller. What happened in Rendlesham Forest is still a mystery, but it definitely involves the US military, weird lights in the sky, possible rabbit warrens, maybe tons of LSD, Christmas egg nog, and more spooky details. Come with us on a journey to a quaint British forest and the freaky UFO stuff that may or may not have happened there.
Do you love Hollywood gossip? How about celebrity drama? Do you wish that the tea about famous people also included just a sprinkle of the supernatural? Ooh honey, this is your episode. The delightful Jen Zaborowski (of We Need To Talk About Britney) stopped by to give us all the hot hot goss about how Keanu Reeves and Brent Bolthouse are totally vampires and have been covering it up for centuries. Plus we also get into Keanu’s sexy creepy home, how weird it is to be over 30 in LA, and of course The Hills.
This episode is hard to describe. Oh everything started out normal enough - our guest was the gentle genius of podcasting Matt Gourley, host of Superego and I Was There Too (among a million other podcasts). Matt was desperate to tell the world the truth about the Illuminati and its most artistic member, H.R. Giger, illustrator of alien sex machines. But then something happened. Something you’ll never believe. Something Katelyn and Producer Grant barely believe, and we were there! And to find out what that something is, you’re just gonna have to listen. Buckle up, slime tubes.
How old is Lorde? You know, the shockingly young pop-music sensation who won a Grammy as a teen and took the world by storm with her clever lyrics and stadium rock vocals? Like 22? WRONG. Stevie Nelson is convinced that Lorde is actually a 40-year-old masquerading as a teen for the publicity. Stevie (who’s also a genius actor/comedian/artist) has a lot of evidence to support Lorde being a big fake faker, and she shares it on this episode. Along with a story about her best friend that will really touch your heart. It’s a blessing of an ep!
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What connects shark attacks in Egypt, lizards in Iran, and an endangered vulture in Saudi Arabia? Why, nothing but the fact that they’re all trained spies sent by Mossad to snoop on Israel’s enemies!!! This wild and wooly theory comes to us courtesy of the insanely funny Zach Reino, and it’s a whopper. There have been many incidences of weird camera wearing animals around Israel, and we get into all the possibilities of what might be going on. Discussion includes but is not limited to - robot dolphins, squid stabbings, whether lions eat other out, whether Mossad is scary or cool, and of course Birthright. It’s such a nice time!
This week’s episode is a very special one. The guest may be incarcerated, but his soul and his intellect are free as a bird. Jesse Ray Beaumont is an amateur horologist and full-time small-town scapegoat who is currently serving a life sentence for a crime he may not have committed. He’s the subject of the popular podcast M-Towne. And he’s very convinced that soy gives men big saggy tatas. It’s a conspiracy that’s near and dear to his heart because of his own boyhood bosoms, and we get into his soy bean farming past, the details of his current and former murder trials, and of course our own favorite nicknames for the male anatomy. Please enjoy this heartfelt interview with a sensitive southern genius.
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