Chasing Conspiracies

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  • 2016
  • 1 Season

Chasing Conspiracies is a captivating series on American Heroes Channel that delves into some of the world's most controversial theories and conspiracies. This show goes beyond the surface of popular beliefs to unravel the facts behind some of history's most perplexing events. Each episode features two expert investigators, dedicated to uncovering evidence and dispelling myths.

The show is hosted by Craig Sawyer, a former Marine Sniper and Navy SEAL, and Dr. Michael Shermer, a renowned skeptic and author. Together, they bring a unique perspective to the subject matter, combining scientific expertise with military training to approach each theory with an open mind and critical thinking.

The first episode of the show, titled "JFK Assassination," investigates the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, which remains one of the most talked-about conspiracies of all time. The episode covers the different theories put forth over the years, from the infamous grassy knoll to the mafia's involvement to the CIA's alleged role. Using factual evidence and interviews with experts in the field, Sawyer and Shermer dig deep to separate fact from fiction.

In another episode, titled "Area 51," the team travels to the infamous government facility in Nevada, known for its alleged alien encounters and government cover-ups. They explore the history of the base, including its origins as a testing site for the U-2 spy plane and its more recent connections to alleged extraterrestrial activity.

Chasing Conspiracies also takes a look at more recent controversies, such as the "Russiagate" scandal, which investigated the alleged interference of the Russian government in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. In the episode, Sawyer and Shermer investigate the evidence and the various claims made by both sides, interviewing experts in foreign relations and intelligence.

One of the show's standout episodes is "AIDS Conspiracy," which explores the myth that the U.S. government created the HIV virus as a form of population control. Sawyer and Shermer interview patients, healthcare workers, and researchers, as well as those who believe in the theory. Through careful analysis of the facts, the team ultimately debunks this highly dangerous and unfounded theory.

The show also takes on some more light-hearted conspiracy theories, such as the "moon landing hoax," which claims that the 1969 moon landing was staged. In the episode, Sawyer and Shermer explore the evidence and provide insight into the technology and science behind the event.

Throughout the series, the hosts demonstrate an impressive ability to separate fact from fiction while maintaining a respectful and engaging discourse with those who hold alternative beliefs. Their approach is never dismissive or condescending, and they make a point of respecting the convictions of those who hold opposing views. This approach makes for an insightful and thought-provoking series that is sure to appeal to viewers with an interest in all things mysterious and controversial.

In summary, Chasing Conspiracies is a well-produced and engaging series that delves deep into some of the world's most enduring mysteries. The hosts are knowledgeable and approachable, and their investigative approach is both entertaining and informative. The series is sure to appeal to fans of true crime, history, and conspiracy theories alike.

Chasing Conspiracies is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (12 episodes). The series first aired on June 21, 2016.

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Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll
12. Sex, Drugs & Rock 'n' Roll
September 28, 2016
Examines Conspiracies surrounding Led Zepplin, The Sex Pistols and the Doors.
The Nazi King
11. The Nazi King
September 21, 2016
The British Royal Family may have changed its name from Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to Windsor but some believe they didn't lose their allegiance to Germany. Was Edward VIII a Nazi sympathizer? Did his brother try to negotiate peace with Germany?
The Pearl Harbor Cover Up
10. The Pearl Harbor Cover Up
September 14, 2016
History says that this was the ultimate sneak attack, but the conspiracists are convinced that the US President knew it was coming but decided to sacrifice their own troops to give the USA a cast iron excuse to join the war against Germany.
The Lockerbie Plot
9. The Lockerbie Plot
August 31, 2016
Was Iran really behind the Lockerbie Bombing? Did the CIA invent and promote suicide bombing in the Middle East? Why were there no photos of Bin Laden's body, and is he really dead? Was 9/11 actually an inside job?
Cold War in Space
8. Cold War in Space
August 24, 2016
July 21st 1969 saw one of the iconic events of the 20th century, the Apollo 10 crew set foot on the moon. But some claim the moon landings were faked. A hacker claims to have found evidence of a US space fleet fueled by alien technology.
Murder at the Vatican
7. Murder at the Vatican
August 3, 2016
Explore four conspiracy theories relating to the Catholic Church. Was Pope John Paul I poisoned? Did the church know about Nazi war criminals fleeing to South America?
The Kennedy Killings
6. The Kennedy Killings
July 27, 2016
Conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination of Robert Kennedy, the murder of TV presenter Jill Dando and the death of government weapons inspector Dr David Kelly are examined.
The Alien Files
5. The Alien Files
July 20, 2016
The final edition of the series examines a range of conspiracy theories relating to extra-terrestrials. There are those who believe that we have already made contact with aliens and that world governments are concealing this.
The Hollywood Syndicate
4. The Hollywood Syndicate
July 13, 2016
Examine some of the common conspiracy theories surrounding Hollywood. Suspicions about the activities of the Church of Scientology and the hacking of Sony Pictures are amongst the topics discussed.
The Vanished
3. The Vanished
July 6, 2016
Documentary examining some of the most famous cases of disappearances that have gone on to spawn conspiracy theories to explain them. John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan, union leader Jimmy Hoffa and Robert Maxwell come under discussion.
The Cold War Files
2. The Cold War Files
June 29, 2016
Reinhard Gehlen was the head of Nazi Germany's intelligence operation against the Soviets. That made him invaluable to the West during the Cold War, but did he simply tell his new allies what they wanted to hear, fueling the arms race?
The Death of Hitler
1. The Death of Hitler
June 21, 2016
Chasing Conspiracies walks us through the shadowy boundaries that lay between fact and fiction. From the media mogul undercover MI6 and Mossad spy, alleged UFO Sighting cover-ups by the UK government, to the murky world of Hollywood - each chapter connects the conspiracy theory dots.
Where to Watch Chasing Conspiracies
Chasing Conspiracies is available for streaming on the American Heroes Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Chasing Conspiracies on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV and AHC.
  • Premiere Date
    June 21, 2016