The New Conspiracist

16 October 2020, 17:59 | Updated: 20 October 2020, 10:29

The New Conspiracist podcast
The New Conspiracist podcast. Picture: Radio X

Comedian Jolyon Rubenstein and investigative journalist James Ball pick apart conspiracy theories - one by one.

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Brit Award-winning comedian Jolyon Rubenstein and investigative journalist James Ball are here to save the day. Or at least try. Every episode takes one conspiracy theory – from niche to widespread, deadly serious to trivial – and one great guest, and dissects what makes it tick, what it tells us, and why it matters. After all, the truth is (probably) still out there.

In the first episode, Jolyon and James kick off the podcast with Josh Pieters and Archie Manners, talking about the conspiracy theory that’s crossing continents – did Avril Lavigne die, only to be replaced with Melissa, her former body double?