Investigative writer Brad Steiger joined John B. Wells to examine conspiracy theories, debunk popular myths, and present evidence for an invisible world controlled by the elite. "Conspiracists believe that everything is connected, nothing happens by accident, and that there's some kind of order in the world, even if that order is evil," Steiger said. He noted that conspiracies abound in contemporary America because of a general distrust of the government forged through decades of truth spinning and lies. For instance, Steiger pointed to questionable and sometimes altogether fictitious intelligence reports that have been used to justify wars in various places around the world, such as Vietnam and Iraq. Such deceptions have created a cynical and alienated citizenry that is extremely skeptical of the motivations of those in power, he added. And there may be more good reasons to distrust the government and question official stories.
According to Steiger, in the 1950s the Department of Defense detonated nuclear devices in several desert areas and then monitored unsuspecting civilians downwind of the blast to see how radiation affected health and mortality rates. Many of the film crew and cast of The Conqueror, including John Wayne and Susan Hayward, may have died of cancer directly caused by one of these Nevada a-bomb tests, Steiger revealed. In 1966 more than a million people in New York were exposed to germ warfare when U.S. Army scientists dropped biological agents on the city, he continued. Steiger suggested that chemtrails could be linked to weather control and that contagions in the spray may be the cause of Morgellons disease. He further noted that many individuals believe Hurricane Katrina and the Fukushima disaster were the result of weather manipulation by HAARP. Steiger also commented on the Aurora shooting and gun control conspiracy, apocalyptic thinking, and the electronic spy grid.
The first hour featured national news and political commentator Malcolm Out Loud. Malcolm denounced complacency and greed, and encouraged listeners to break out of the box and embrace brink (or absurd) thinking mentality. "That's where the best stuff is," he added. Malcolm criticized the waste of food in America, noting that a family of four tosses out over $2000 of food each year. Supermarkets throw away an additional $15 billion in produce annually, and the U.S. eats up 10% of its energy budget just getting the food to the table, he said. Malcolm lamented loss of freedoms due to government control over various aspects of our private lives. He also blamed the country's struggles on politicians who fuel class warfare as well as programs that keep people dependent on the government and prevent them from taking responsibility for their own lives.