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Lizard People (Comedy & Conspiracy Theories)

What if the government actually did cover something up in Roswell? What if yetis exist and are just really shy? What if super-intelligent lizards are wearing human skin suits, influencing international affairs and recording podcasts? Conspiracy theories are cool because they appeal to our evolved logical human brains and our stupid mammal idiot brains. So join comedian and skeptic Katelyn Hempstead as her brilliant friends try to convince her of these and many other conspiracy theories.
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Sep 23, 2016

Do you enjoy hearing hardcore theatre nerds geek out over Shakespeare? Well then you're gonna go gaga for this ep! The very funny and shockingly smart comedian Jeff Zuschlag came on the podcast to cover on of the nearest and dearest subjects to our hearts: SHAKESPEAH! Namely, the theory that Shakespeare didn't actually write the plays that are attributed to him. We discuss the Bard, his buddies, horny theatre teens, zines, dead languages, and the eternal mystery surrounding the true source of genius. It's pretty fun!

Sep 16, 2016

In this episode acclaimed director, writer, and Canadian Matt Johnson stops by the studio to tell us the real deal truth about the moon landing. Namely, that it for sure actually happened! Turns out he knows more than just about anyone under 70 about lunar landings, because he had to become an expert to make his magnificent movie Operation Avalanche. If you're a fan of independent film, science, powerful storytelling, budget talk, car chases, movie tech, and strangers becoming friends, this episode is most definitely for you. Have a nice time!

Sep 9, 2016

In this episode, we find out that Jake Regal (actor and comedian and multi-talented man) can play a college student with uncanny accuracy. Plus, he knows literally everything about wrestling. This week we explored the dramatic (and probably rigged) 1985 NBA draft. It was wild! In addition, we compare NBA commissioners to Archie characters, explore the logistics of freezing paper, discuss the homoerotic nature of MMA, and do a mini-episode about the Montreal Screw Job. Enjoy hearing a very patient person explain sports to an idiot.

Sep 2, 2016

Get ready for a high-intensity, fast-talking, chakra-busting, Catalina-denying, chicken-teething good time! Genius writer and director Brandon Blanks stopped by to talk about interdimensional lizard aliens and the possible messiah David Icke. We say lots of possible slurs for aliens and planets, and spin out some truly wild ideas about what might really be controlling our beliefs and actions. Feat. fan favorite Omri Kruvi in a hot cameo!

Aug 26, 2016

JFK's assassination is one of the greatest American conspiracy theories. And our guest, the hilarious and crazy smart Maria Perros fully did it justice with her amazing argument that he was betrayed by the CIA. By his own CIA, people!!! In this intense episode we deal with Lee Harvey Oswald, dirty commies, unfortunate turns of phrase, fat babies, and Jewish teeth. It's a delight.

Aug 19, 2016

Our guest this week is Allegra Ringo, hilarious comedian and co-host of the amazing podcast Can I Pet Your Dog? This conspiracy involves the very sad passing of Kathleen Peterson, who seems like an extremely nice person. Her husband was jailed for her murder, but since the trial some very weird evidence has come to light. OWLY EVIDENCE. Guys, owls are metal as hell. Listen in for a sizzling hot critique of the justice system, and so so many swears. Sorry to both of our families!

Aug 12, 2016
It's the return of a champion! Fran fave Todd McClintock is back, this time with an appallingly stupid conspiracy theory involving The Beatles, eyebrows, earlobes, lies, money, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. This theory posits that there were multiple actors playing each Beatle, and that their deaths were staged. Sound insane? It is! This episode is mostly screaming and giggling and visual jokes, aka the greatest episode of any podcast ever. Bonus: Todd writes an original song!
Aug 5, 2016

What if angels were just aliens? What if the pyramids were build by lazers? What if the war on Christmas was a real thing? All these questions and more are answered on this episode, in which Mark David Christenson addresses the theory that ancient alien astronauts came to earth to teach us junk like architecture and then mess around with our DNA. And as a bonus, we get verrrrrrry fiesty about organized religion. Westboro Baptist, sashay away!

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Jul 29, 2016

We all know Brit Brit had a pretty tough go of it in 2007. But not a lot of people remember that George W. Bush was doing the political equivalent of shaving his head and fighting paparazzi with umbrellas. Guest Sarah Franklin makes a SHOCKINGLY compelling argument that Spears was an off-the-books employee of the Bush White House. You might disagree with our politics, and you might disagree with our pop-culture obsession. But you can't disagree that Crossroads is the greatest film of our generation.

Jul 22, 2016

Melania Trump had a pretty bad night at the Republican National Convention. Oh well, everyone screws up sometimes and plagiarizes from one of the most famous people in the world. OR DO THEY??? Maybe Melania was actually sabotaged by one of the merry miscreants associated with the Trump campaign! But was it the campaign manager, the speech writer, the son-in-law, the mysterious dancer, or famed director Werner Herzog? You're about to find out, in Lizard People's first ever solo episode tackling a Fran Theory. Featuring accordion music!

Jul 15, 2016

At first it's gonna seem like Dave Child (actor and comedian and wonderful person) doesn't believe his own conspiracy theory. But about halfway into this episode things got really weird. Maybe the Bohemian Grove is just a campground where rich old Republicans get together to pee outside. Or maybe it's something...stranger.

Jul 8, 2016

Look, we all agree that the pharmaceutical industry is messed up. Like real messed up. But is it messed up...on purpose? Eh, probly not. Our guest this week, writer and funny guy Omri Kruvi, isn't quite a skeptic or a believer, and the conversation gets real silly and then real serious. Come along for the ride!

Jul 1, 2016

What is going on in the Denver metro airport? Were the Illuminati behind Nazi Germany? Can exes actually be friends? WHO KNOWS MAN. Artist, illustrator, writer and funny guy Oliver Carder came on the podcast in spite of his hatred for conspiracy theories, and discussed the strange details surrounding the Denver Airport. Listen to this ep if you want to hear a woman drive her former boyfriend to a mental breakdown.

Jun 24, 2016

And now, the extraordinary story of Katie Hitler, the nice, basic girl who happens to be Hitler's great-grand-niece. Just kidding! Just regular Hitler. Erika Curry is fascinated with World War Two, and she came on the podcast to talk about the theory that Hitler did not kill himself in the bunker, but in fact escaped to Argentina. We also talk about Korean spas, Captain America, accents, SoulCycle, race, guyabera shirts, and the nature of evil.

Jun 17, 2016

Comedian and director and writer and all around boss ass bitch Lindsay Stidham is on the show this week, and she's here to talk about a conspiracy theory surrounding one of the comedy greats. Andy Kaufman died in 1984 of complications from lung cancer. OR DID HE??? He said a lot of weird stuff before he passed about staging a hoax and escaping from celebrity. But was he just a big weird loon? Or was he the greatest comedian ever to live? Or both? Or neither? Either way, more comedians should take the audience out for milk and cookies.

Jun 3, 2016

Joe Quint came on the podcast to share a dangerous theory. A theory so powerful, it could undermine the very nature of existence. What if, like, The Matrix is totally real? But it's, like, scientists? Woah. This is the brainiest conversation ever to happen on LP and you're gonna either love it or hate it. But Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Elon Musk just endorsed simulation theory so you better jump on the train ASAP dudes. Also was Katelyn right about Wil Wheaton, or was Joe?!?! Gotta listen to find out.

May 20, 2016

Ok ladies, now let's talk about the Illuminati. Where did it come from? Why is it still relevant? Why are we so afraid of powerful black artists and culture-creators that we need to make up stories about them being satanists? Writer and social media whiz Olivia Duncan knows more Beyonce lyrics than you do, and she brings us the terrifying tale of the global conspiracy that's taking over our  awards shows and Walkmen. Way to go Olivia!

May 6, 2016

The Zodiac Killer is one of the great unsolved mysteries of American law enforcement. The string of deaths in northern California remains impossible to resolve, and the man who murdered as many as 37 people remains at large. OR DOES HE??? Michael Dean, funny comedian and very nice boy, believes that the Zodiac Killer is in fact none other than former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Why else would he drop out of the race? Not because he was losing (although dang did he get his butt handed to him). Not because he ate a booger on live TV. No, it's because he was about to be revealed as one of the most notorious serial killers in American History. Duh.

Apr 22, 2016

She was a tragic beauty, the first true royal celebrity, snatched away by a mysterious accident before her time. The world is still mourning Diana, even though Kate is arguably better at wearing nice dresses and waving. Join our guest Jamie Di Spirito, actor/writer/comedian/British guy, as he gets to the bottom of what may have really happened to the people's princess. Bonus: we all learn a lesson about what you're not allowed to call people in America.

Apr 8, 2016

1st question: Did you watch The People vs OJ Simpson? 2nd question: HOW MUCH DO YOU LOVE SARAH PAULSON? For our guest on this week's episode, the answers are 'yes' and 'very much'. Nicole Jeans, social media impresario and comedic powerhouse, brings the heat with her argument that OJ wasn't the murderer after all. This ep features chef's knives, some meditation on the nature of mental illness, and a very mysterious lawyer!

Mar 25, 2016

The conspiracy that launched a thousand 90's TV shows is finally making an appearance. Area 51 was it the home of a downed spaceship, an experimental research facility, or just an airport with an adorable name? Ian Hamilton, brilliant writer and excellent friend, has all the answers. And also several nutso stories about his dog. This episode also features: hot rocks! Weird boat guys! A very nice salesman! A fully insane dude! Also, we all find out that Ian's real name is Scott! Don't miss it.

Mar 11, 2016

Hot celebrity gossip. Dating in LA. Hysterical giggling. This episode has it all! Comedian and writer and model co-worker Nina Concepción came on the show to discuss the very popular and very insane theory that Katy Perry is secretly JonBenét Ramsey, hidden for years and re-engineered as a pop star. This episode is notable for being the one in which we spend the least amount of time discussing a conspiracy and the most laughing directly into the mics. Also, the Illuminati make a cameo appearance! That's Hollyweird, baby.

Feb 26, 2016

This one's a doozy. The rumor that the moon landing was faked is slightly older than the actual moon landing. But why would America bother to film a fake landing, and how did they fake zero gravity, and also why would they pick Kubrick when his movies are obviously so incredibly boring? All these questions and more are answered by writer, cool guy and great co-worker Evan Ponter. Bonus: Katelyn tries to Science.

Feb 15, 2016

Imagine, if you will, the most dashing criminal of the mid-20th century. A man with a well-pressed suit and a way with stewardesses, a man who wears sunglasses indoors. DB Cooper was only sort of that guy. Colton Stickney, comedian and friend, brings us the mysterious story of the man who disappeared one stormy night over the Oregon jungle. Grab a bourbon and scotch, and let Colton tell you a tale.

Jan 29, 2016

Are you a person that gets upset when the new IOS blows up your phone just before the new iPhone 9sxsw comes out? This episode is for you. Hilarious person Jessica Christian tells the surprisingly fascinating story of the creation of the lightbulb, and the dark and disturbing mysteries that have surrounded it ever since. If you're in to cartels, shady business practices, and tech industries screwing us all over, this one'll really switch you on! Oh also puns, terrible puns.

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