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Was Earth really visited by mysterious extraterrestrial travelers thousands of years ago as many proponents of ”ancient astronaut theory” believe? What are the hidden secrets and mysteries behind ancient monuments and forgotten civilizations? Every week, historian Tristan Johnson and regular human person Scott Niswander dive through the archives to learn about the fascinating histories of ancient civilizations while also debunking the myths and straight-up lies presented in History Channel‘s ...
 
Three rude boys ruin pop culture through dumb questions. Ever wanted to know the answer to what would make better hands than scissor hands for Edward Scissorhands? Of course not! But we’ll tell you. Somehow this podcast is a world-wide phenomenon, feel free to subscribe and join in. New episode every Monday! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/plumbingthedeathstar
 
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We're back with another grab bag episode of ancient astronaut theories featuring Mildred from Thought Slime and Scaredy Cats! Did the famed Baghdad Battery power ancient civilizations with electricity? What's with the weird bones archaeologists found hidden in Egypt? And most importantly, is our precious moon secretly hollow for some reason? Let's …
 
Crop circles were all the rage decades ago, but the trend has died out in recent years. Why is that? Are the aliens not wanting to doodle for us anymore? Or did the human artists who made them just get better paying jobs? We’ll never know! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star r…
 
Nate teaches us a very important lesson about moose and we teach Nate on an often forgotten era of the 1950s vacuum salesmen. Go listen to Nate on the Trashfuture podcast, just search for it on your little google machine and we're sure you'll figure it out. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.a…
 
In part 2 of our biography series on Erich von Däniken, we’re discussing the many books and authors that the daddy of fake history (allegedly) plagiarized ideas from. We also go on a big rant near the end about von Däniken’s legacy in the present day, and how it’s infuriating. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool a…
 
It's about time we dove into a little biography of the man who started the whole Ancient Aliens trend, Erich von Däniken. Who was he? Who is he? Who hasn't he stolen from? All of these questions and less will be answered in this two-part series! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-…
 
Today, we’re taking a nice long look at the many potential reasons why the Mayan Empire collapsed. All of them are interesting, but none of them involve space aliens. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics f…
 
To celebrate the Melbourne International Comedy Festival two of the worst podcast ideas of all time; Plumbing the Death Star and The Worst Idea of All Time have come together for a very special cross over episode where we delve deep into the rich universe of Grown Ups 2. So sit back, close your eyes and listen to 5 grown men dissect one of the many…
 
Let’s welcome back special guest Dr. Andrew Mark Henry from the popular YouTube channel Religion For Breakfast to discuss the mythical Great Flood. Why do so many cultures and religions around the world have stories of a big flood wiping out civilization? Did such an event actually happen? Are aliens behind it? Let’s find out! Check out Religion Fo…
 
Mysterious Egyptian hieroglyphs were found in Australia in the 1970s, and scholars were baffled. Some believe this is proof that ancient Egypt had access to advanced technology like planes or space ships. Is that the case? We have mythology enthusiast and certified Australian Dael Kingsmill on the show to help us get to the bottom of it! Check out …
 
Oh my god Dad! You just don't understand TikTok! This is actually fine and you're the weird one. And if you want to sign up to NordVPN just head to https://nordvpn.com/deathstar or use code deathstar on checkout to get a huge discount off your NordVPN Plan + 1 additional month for free and a bonus gift! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out…
 
WARNING: Please do not listen to this episode if you are not interested in hearing detailed descriptions of animals being killed and decomposing. Turns out, aliens can't get enough of earth cows. They love these little beauties! So much so that conspiracy theorists have long believed that aliens visit farms to steal, kill, and dissect our animals j…
 
Our foolproof plan to unalive the original five X-Men where we take inspiration from real life birds, time travel and our extensive knowledge of the human reproductive system. Buy tickets to our London Tour at sanspantsradio.com/events! And if you want to sign up to NordVPN just head to https://nordvpn.com/deathstar or use code deathstar on checkou…
 
HOLES! What are they for? How are they made? We’ll never know for sure. But today we’re talking about the Band of Holes and how this strange mile-long stretch of shallow holes may have played an important part in the Incan Empire, but not the way Ancient Aliens thinks. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient h…
 
We're traveling back to 1984 today to meet ALH84001, or as we like to call him, Al! Al is an ancient chunk of Mars that made its way to Earth, and scientists have been arguing for decades if this cute little space potato may prove the existence of alien life! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! An…
 
This episode has it all: hawks, copyright infringements, lying to the government, cults, lying to get into heaven and much more! Also come to our live shows if you're in London: sanspantsradio.com/events/ See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/plumbingthedeathstar.…
 
Once again Scott takes the reins and teaches Tristan about the Ark of the Covenant! Is it a nuclear reactor? Is it a big battery that aliens need to recharge every so often? Are there dozens of them scattered throughout the world? I don't really know, but here's what my research found. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes abo…
 
Welcome to the last episode of Plumblight! We hope you enjoyed our deep dive into the magnificent series that is Twilight. Also we're coming back to London! Grab your tickets here and follow us on socials for our inevitable second show! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/plumbingth…
 
We're coming back to London! Grab your tickets here and follow us on socials! You know how to search for biz, you don't need us to give you a hyperlink for everything do we? We know you listen to us so you have a wrong brain, but come on now, you're not that dense. And search for Plumbing the Death Star Live if you want to hear our live shows with …
 
Tristan is away so Scott will play... with rocks! Why do people see strange lights in the sky right before an earthquake? Is there a secret city of aliens hidden in the depths of a volcano? What's the deal with plateaus, like in general? And most importantly, do aliens control the weather as a way of manipulating the human species? Let's dive into …
 
In the continuation of our 4 part mini-series we try to understand what everyone in the town of Forks thinks is going on, if they're all okay with a bunch of step-siblings making out in public or why an intelligent chimpanzee in running the school. Feel free to email us in at dearplumbingthedeathstar@gmail.com if you know why Carlisle has a whole d…
 
Look, we’re not smart enough to explain the physics of time travel to you all. But thankfully Isaac Arthur is! So let’s explore the big question of if time travel is even physically possible before we answer the main question plaguing our minds: are aliens just time traveling humans? Check out Isaac Arthur on YouTube! Subscribe to It's Probably (no…
 
In the continuation of our 4 part mini-series we try to understand what Carlisle's plan is and get caught in a loop. Feel free to email us in at dearplumbingthedeathstar@gmail.com if you know the answer. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/plumbingthedeathstar.…
 
We're exploring another claim about ancient aliens creating life on Earth. This time, it's not about us humans, but folks a little bigger. Did aliens create mythical giants like the biblical Goliath? We have Trey the Explainer on to help us get to the bottom of it! Check out TREY the Explainer on YouTube and Twitter @Trey_Explainer! Subscribe to It…
 
It's finally happening, the question on everyone's lips: do you want to be a hunk who wears jorts or a fancy boy who goes bald at the drop of a hat and can't eat spaghetti? We have special Plumblight merch you can wear and be the envy of all your friends. Also our garbage live show is still happening, much to my own disappointment. You can still bu…
 
Were the ancient Sumerian deities known as the Anunnaki secretly aliens who created humanity to be their slaves to mine gold? And how is this all connected to a talking dog cartoon?? Let’s find out! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would real…
 
Who knew Gotham's biggest export was $1600 milkshakes? Speaking of value for money, our live show is shockingly still not cancelled and you can still grab tickets here! And don’t forget to email us your response to another flawless episode at dearplumbingthedeathstar@gmail.com! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a mem…
 
Today, Tristan is joined by astrobiologist Lena Vincent to talk about the search for alien life, how we could make some fresh new life of our own, and what "life" even is. Scott is not in this episode because he got distracted making dinner and completely missed out on this rad conversation. Seriously, I wish it was a better excuse. ADHD, man. What…
 
Go buy tickets to our live show! When we inevitably have to cancel it you’ll get a complete refund! It’s a win-win baby! Don’t forget to email us at dearplumbingthedeathstar@gmai.com in case we forgot any other reasons why droids be like that, but this time I reckon we nailed it. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a m…
 
Did the Zuni people make first contact with alien life forms? Are they still in contact with them? Is this all just a really sad story of exploitation? The answer to at least one of those questions is yes, unfortunately. This one gets us all kinds of steamed up. Donate to help out the Zuni people: https://pueblorelieffund.org/home https://www.first…
 
Go buy tickets to our live show! When we inevitably have to cancel it you’ll get a complete refund! It’s a win-win baby! Don’t forget to email us at dearplumbingthedeathstar@gmai.com in case we forgot any dogs that would suck to train but I reckon we got em See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.a…
 
How did the Dogon people know about a small companion star to Sirius A that you can’t see with the naked eye… without access to advanced equipment? Did aliens swoop down and tell these folks about the universe? Or was it a roaming band of French nerds? Donate to Friends of the Dogon: https://www.friendsofdogon.org Subscribe to It's Probably (not) A…
 
King Akhenaten has an absolutely buck wild history! Any art depicting him looks drastically different than other Pharaohs, with a bulbous head, spindly arms, and overall alien-esque appearance. And after he died, any mention of him was scratched out of Egyptian history almost like ancient Egyptians were trying to cover something up... SPOILERS: The…
 
Starting off 2022 with a question that's been plaguing our minds ever since we read it. We do not know what they could possible mean and then get our brains broke by Tenet. Anyways, come see us live and have an unpleasant time. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/plumbingthedeathsta…
 
On the "make sure that toys are having a good time" to "becoming lovers" to "I will 100% be on Family Guy" where do you fall? Anyways, go buy tickets to our live show in Melbourne on February 19th right here! Not in Melbourne? Grab tickets anyway and convince someone to take in an iPad and prop your zoom'd self on a chair you coward. See acast.com/…
 
Did aliens REALLY crash-land in Roswell, New Mexico? How well can we trust our memories? How many times can Scott gasp this episode? And is this all some random guy named Dan’s fault? Let’s find out! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would rea…
 
Start your year off wrong by seeing us live! Grab your tickets here! My wife said we should pay attention to what we put in the show notes but I disagree, tell us what you think dear listener! And let us know if ladies indeed love a cumming man! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/p…
 
Stretching skulls to look more oblong has been a common practice all around the world for thousands of years across dozens of different cultures. But why did they do it? Could it be that ancient civilizations were trying to imitate the appearance of big-headed alien visitors from the past? Or did they just think it looked cool? Let’s find out! Subs…
 
We're back to talking about our favorite triangle buildings! Some ancient astronaut theorists believe that these big Egyptian beauties were once used as power plants to make and store electricity. What evidence does Ancient Aliens put forth for this enormous claim? Not a lot! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool an…
 
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Please do not listen to this podcast episode if you haven't eaten! We're talking about food in this one, folks! Specifically, the heavenly manna ancient jews survived on while wandering the desert. Some ancient astronaut theorists believe that this mysterious food didn't come from God, but instead came from a manna machine! And actually, manna is a…
 
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