Benjamen Walker's Theory of Everything

112 EpisodesProduced by Benjamen Walker & Radiotopia

Personally connecting the dots. All of them. Benjamen Walker’s Theory of Everything is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at

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Wolfgang (False Alarm! part xii)

October 12th, 2018


The Hoaxers took over the Conspiracy Theory Championship Title from the Truthers in December of 2012 in response to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary. Eight years later the hoaxers are everywhere, the …

Mistakes were made

September 25th, 2018


We’re taking a short break from False Alarm! because your host made a big big mistake. More on that when we return to False Alarm next …

True Lessons (False Alarm! part xi)

September 12th, 2018



I set out on this False Alarm! journey with a quest to figure out how to better deal with this blurry line between fiction and reality. Phase Three of False Alarm! begins with a return to this question… …

Second time as fake (False Alarm! part x)

August 23rd, 2018


The Nazis believed the secret to turning a lie into a truth was repetition, for the Spiritualists it was denial, have computers come up with something new? Phase two of our mega-mini series concludes and we …

Heavenly Truths (False Alarm! part ix)

August 7th, 2018


A postmodern prehistory of post-truth and an alternative history of the Civil War. Our exploration of the Nazi Supernatural concludes with …

Pseudoscience (False Alarm! part viii)

July 24th, 2018


 As the border between border science and science dissolves we continue our examination of two other time periods when science tried to …

The Power of Magical Thinking (False Alarm! part vii)

July 11th, 2018


Magic! That’s what alt-right face-punchee Richard Spencer claims brought Trump to the White House. Esoteric historian Gary Lachman …

It is happening again (False Alarm! part vi)

June 22nd, 2018


Little girls who can talk to ghosts! The Nazi Supernatural! The legacy of artist Iris Häussler’s first fictional character Joseph Wagenbach. Plus America’s Greatest Lie!

2018 is not the first time truth, …

Real costs extra (False Alarm! part v)

June 6th, 2018



Many of us are struggling with the real and the fake – but if you’re willing to pay enough, you don’t have to worry about it. Your host …

The Fake in the Crowd (False Alarm! part iv)

May 21st, 2018



The power of the fake person, multiplied! Curator Karen Patterson puts a fake outsider artist in the museum and artist David Levine puts …


March 7th, 2016


Luc Sante takes us on a tour of “The Other ParisBenoît Peeters shows us Paris of 22nd century and your host learns why there is so much Brooklyn in the 10th arrondissement

image by Celeste Lai

When You’re Lonely, Life is Very Long

March 3rd, 2014


After moving to New York alone, writer Olivia Laing discovered the truth about loneliness. She says it is a gift.  Eric Klinenberg explains why more and more people are choosing to live alone and why cities …

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