Thursday, September 21, 2017

ISO 106: BEEEEEES!!!

This is possibly one of the most scientifically accurate episode in the show's six season run. Killer bees are actually a thing and the show actually discusses them honestly and truthfully and they have a bona fide expert to discuss them. There's not a whole lot of snark, but we try.



Thursday, September 14, 2017

ISO 105: Bigfeet? Bigfoots?

This week is the first of five episodes looking at the topic of Cryptozoology and one of the best known myths, Bigfoot. We meet an anthropologist who threw a successful career away to chase after this critter. We also find out that hygiene is not at the top of Bigfoot's list of priorities.


Penn & Teller's Bullshit: Cryptozoology (Not a high-quality video)
The Patterson Tape

Thursday, September 7, 2017

ISO 104: Creepy Voice Guy

We finally come to a topic that people are really familiar with. The Bermuda Triangle is pretty much a non-mystery anymore. Instead of trying to explain the science of the former mysteries, the show decides to look at a few anecdotal stories from people of questionable credentials. We also hear from a creepy caller to a Florida radio station (because of course it's Florida).


Want to know more about the Bermuda Triangle? Just search YouTube, there are plenty of conspiracy nut videos out there.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Episode 22: Gene Ray and Time Cube

Brent the Closet Geek joins me to talk about a bizarre, early internet conspiracy known as Time Cube. It was introduced to the internet by Gene Ray, but he was apparently handing out pamphlets around town prior to that. It has endured the test of time and continues to be referenced on Reddit.

ClosetGeek Show on Twitter
and on the internet

Time Cube on the Internet Archive
and on Wikipedia
and on RationalWiki

Thursday, August 31, 2017

ISO 103: Gross Speculation

Was man able to fly thousands of years ago? Spoiler alert: No. This episode looks at the Nazca Lines and other ancient, ground-based monuments and tries to say that the only way they could have been constructed was by flying over them. Or that they were used to show the aliens where to land. We are also introduced to an archaeologist who may not even exist.


Wednesday, August 23, 2017

ISO 102: Dubious Degrees

This week we watch "Strange Visitors" and wonder if this was a money-making scheme. There are plenty of dubious credentials and a very bad combover. We discuss the practice of placing prestigious institutions in front of people's names in order to make them sound more authoritative.


Thursday, August 17, 2017

ISO 101: Jealous Yogurt

Welcome to the first episode in a new Illuminati Social Club series where we discuss the classic(?) 1970's questionable science show, In Search Of.... Oliver Rocksid, Steve Cloutier and I discuss in this inaugural episode the first episode, "Other Voices" which asks the question if plants can talk and listen, and will yogurt will take over the world.