Episode 4 – Conspiracy Theories

Hello, and welcome to the Halloween episode of The Split Ticket!  Paige Harken, Camryn Kubicki, Madeleine Leigh, Paige Penningroth, Ireland Larsen, Sabina Idriz, Sterling McTee, Tanner Halleran, Dylan Gadberry, and host Liz Clarey discuss a whole range of conspiracy theories, including Scientology, Bohemian Grove, birds, the Mandela effect, UVB 76, 9/11, the Denver International Airport, and the Liberty Bell.


This Episode’s Sources:

  1. Scientology
    1. Ranker’s 13 Scariest Scientology Conspiracy Theories
  2. Birds Aren’t Real
    1. Birds Aren’t Real official website
  3. 9/11
    1. Educate. Inspire. Change. Facebook video on 9/11
    2. Images of planes after being hit by birds
    3. F4 Phantom Jet Hits Concrete Wall at 500 MPH
  4. Bohemian Grove
    1. Skeptoid on the Bohemian Club Conspiracy
    2. Ranker’s Creepy Stories and Theories About Bohemian Grove 
  5. Aliens
    1. CBS on UFO sightings
  6. Denver International Airport
    1. The Independent, on why the Denver International Airport is so weird
  7. UVB 76
    1. Wikipedia article on UVB 76
    2. The Daily Dot on UVB 76
    3. UVB 76 Live Stream Blog
  8. Mandela Effect/Multiverse Theory
    1. The Independent, on the Mandela Effect
    2. Big Think on how the Mandela Effect proves the existence of parallel universes
  9. The Liberty Bell
    1. Washington Post on the Missing Liberty Bell

Edited/Produced by Madeleine Leigh

Formatted for Radio by Maggie Littel

Episode 1 – Political Polarization

Hello, and welcome to the first episode of The Split Ticket!  In this episode David Mordini, Madeleine Leigh, Paige Harken, Tanner Halleran, and Melanie Schnurr, led by host Brady Silas, discuss what political polarization is, the forms that it takes, its roots, and what it means for our society as a whole.  Also: where do we draw the line on forgiveness for politicians’ past actions? Which actions are unforgivable?

#english #onlynewtknows

This Episode’s Sources:

  1. CGPGrey. “The Problems with First Past the Post Voting Explained.” YouTube, YouTube, 9 Mar. 2011, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7tWHJfhiyo.
  2. Boorstin, Daniel J. The Decline of Radicalism: Reflections on America Today. First Printing , 1970.
  3. http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/washing.asp
  4. https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/10/trump-partisan-divide-republicans-democrats/541917/
  5. https://www.the-american-interest.com/2018/05/16/the-top-14-causes-of-political-polarization/
  6. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/350364-parties-struggle-with-shifting-coalitions
  7. https://hbr.org/2017/05/research-political-polarization-is-changing-how-americans-work-and-shop
  8. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2014/01/24/the-two-key-factors-behind-our-polarized-politics/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.01e39d0fe812
  9. http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/08/23/republicans-and-democrats-agree-they-cant-agree-on-basic-facts/
  10. “Polarization.” Merriam-Webster, Merriam-Webster, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polarization.
  11. Wolchover, Natalie. “Why Did the Democratic and Republican Parties Switch Platforms?” LiveScience, Purch, 24 Sept. 2012, http://www.livescience.com/34241-democratic-republican-parties-switch-platforms.html.
  12. Dunn, Amina. “Republicans, Democrats See Opposing Party as More Ideological Than Their Own | Pew Research Center.” Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, Pew Research Center for the People and the Press, 20 Sept. 2018, http://www.people-press.org/2018/09/13/republicans-democrats-see-opposing-party-as-more-ideological-than-their-own/.
  13. Leuchtenburg, William E. “Franklin D. Roosevelt: Domestic Affairs.” Miller Center, 24 July 2018, millercenter.org/president/fdroosevelt/domestic-affairs.
  14. Strahan, Randall, and Daniel J. Palazzolo. “The Gingrich Effect.” Political Science Quarterly, vol. 119, no. 1, 2004, pp. 89–114. JSTOR, JSTOR, http://www.jstor.org/stable/20202306.
  15. http://articles.latimes.com/2009/sep/22/opinion/oe-neuman22
  16. https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/2016-newt-gingrich-scandals-accomplishments-veepstakes-running-mate-trump-gop-republican-214050
  17. https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/350364-parties-struggle-with-shifting-coalitions
  18. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDTBnsqxZ3k [Daisy Attack Ad]

Edited/Produced by: Madeleine Leigh