New season of Cover Up: The Conspiracy Tapes launches

The new season of Cover Up: The Conspiracy Tapes tells story behind the man who helped ignite the modern-day conspiracy theory.

Hosted by filmmaker and documentarian Paul Murphy, the series examines the way John Todd’s secret recordings set the stage for decades-long culture wars that continue today.

John Todd went from church to church in the 1970’s warning Christians to fear a vast conspiracy involving witches led by a sinister organisation known as the Illuminati. His fiery speeches were recorded, and tapes were passed around.

Through tape recordings, various interviews and first-hand encounters with those who followed John Todd, the podcast reveals how Todd’s teachings would eventually lead to the conception of modern conspiracies like Q Anon and Pizzagate.

The Conspiracy Tapes tells the shocking story of a man who was running from his own dark secrets while spewing misinformation and fantasy to his many followers.

“John Todd was not an ordinary con man who tricked people into following him and his beliefs,” said Paul Murphy. “Throughout this season, we peel back the curtain to provide an unprecedented look into one of the most influential ideologues that you’ve probably never heard of and one whose theories have truly changed our world forever, for the worst.”

Cover Up: The Conspiracy Tapes is produced by Sony Music Entertainment and Magnificent Noise. Its available on The Binge today to listen to all episodes, all at once and is also available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher.

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