We get inside one of the oldest conspiracy theories in the book for Volume 39. Alongside JFK and 9/11 is the ongoing suspicion that NASA never actually landed a man on the moon in 1969, and that the entire Apollo programme was a hoax from start to finish. Marcus Allen, UK publisher of Nexus Magazine, has researched the story extensively, and here highlights some of the many anomalies and discrepancies with NASA’s claim, involving photographic quirks, problems with radiation and extreme heat, and the strange and elusive behaviour of the astronauts on their ‘return’ to Earth.
We question the motive behind John F Kennedy’s 1960 claim that America would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade, plus the space race with the USSR. Marcus also addresses researcher Jay Weidner’s theory that Stanley Kubrick was responsible for directing fake footage of the lunar surface, and discusses the 1977 movie Capricorn One, whose plot echoes a great many elements of the hoax story – as does a particular sequence of the James Bond movie Diamonds Are Forever.
The podcast finishes with a profile of Nexus, the world’s leading alternative media magazine, as Marcus recalls some of his favourite articles.