Fake Geek Girls
Episode 45

Conspiracy Theories

Melissa Brinks published on
We're back with episode 45, discussing conspiracy theories. Where do they come from? How do they tie into shows like Gravity Falls and Stranger Things. Hey—what are our thoughts on Stranger Things? Don't worry, we're going to talk about it for fifteen minutes straight so buckle in. Also contains a history of the Illuminati, a suggestion for better secret societies to obsess over, and some righteous Dan Brown hating.

Warnings: There are serious Stranger Things spoilers contained within, both in our 'What We've Been Up To' section and the discussion of conspiracy theories. We do warn beforehand, but if you're really worried about it, skip forward by a significant amount when Missy starts talking about it early on, and maybe avoid when we shift gears after discussing Gravity Falls (which is miraculously spoiler free).

What Missy's Been Up To:


  • The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan
  • Hawkeye by Matt Fraction, David Aja, Annie Wu, Javier Pudilo, Matt Hollingsworth, Chris Eliopoulos
  • Demonic by Chris Sebela, Niko Walter, Dan Brown, and Sal Cipriano
  • The Backstagers by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh, Walter Baiamonte and Jim Campbell


  • Stranger Things


  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

  • Listening To:


  • What Merri's Been Up To:


  • Wayward Pines
  • Gravity Falls
  • Steven Universe

    Some Links You Might Find Interesting:

  • The Most Evil Secret Societies in History by Shelley Klein
  • Mysteries of Gravity Falls: Cryptograms and Ciphers by Insha Fitzpatrick
  • A Brief History Of "Satanic Panic" In The 1980s by Cheryl Eddy
  • The Selective Attention Test (AKA the gorilla video)

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