Conspiracy Theories or Con’s Piracy Facts? Finding Reality in a Post-Truth World

Aired 26 January 2021 – 5:00 PM EDT

Interview with Author, Publisher and Psychedelic Traveler Daniel Pinchbeck

“There’s so much fake news and real lies out there, we don’t know what to NOT believe.” — Swami Beyondananda



With reality checks bouncing like crazy for Q-Anon folks and others who believed that Donald Trump really won the election, one might imagine folks would sober up and join a group like Q-Anon-Anon to recover a bit of sanity.

But … no.

People continue to believe what they want to believe, and take shelter in preferred realities regardless of what is happening in “real” reality.

At a time when the veils are being lifted on toxic perpetrations, some of which challenge our most fundamental beliefs about what is real, what do we do? At a time when folks on one side believe EVERYTHING is a conspiracy, and folks on the other believe that NOTHING is, how do we find a story that will help us move ahead together?

Our guest this week, Daniel Pinchbeck is the author of a new book, Conspiranoia: The Betrayed States of America, where he shines a light down the rabbit hole to help us find a likelier (if not lovelier) story, and seeks to balance conspiracy theory with con’s piracy fact. That is, he is willing to look at the exploitative practices and relationships behind our true malaise, and recognize many of these conspiracies as trance-like distractions.

The founder of Reality Sandwich magazine, and co-founder of, Daniel is the author of Breaking Open the Head, 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl, and How Soon Is Now, as well as his most recent, Conspiranoia. He has also appeared on The Colbert Report, Coast to Coast AM, The History Channel, Whitley Strieber’s Unknown Country, BrandX with Russell Brand, Interview Magazine, Purple, and many other places.

If you’re ready for a journey “beyond belief” to find a more “real” reality, please join us.

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