Alex Jones

Conspiracy theories are no longer the conversation currency of weirdos and society’s outer fringes. They’ve gone mainstream. And one of the people responsible for this is the subject of our latest show.

Alex Jones started out as an oddball on Austin’s Public Access Television but ended up being a national celebrity of sorts thanks to his never-ending fountain of bullshit. Is he just a harmless nutball that sincerely believes all the insanity that he peddles? Or is there something darker to his brand of “entertainment”? Listen in and find out as we dig deep for a clearer picture of the 21st century Carnival Barker. 

 

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