It‘s Probably (not) Aliens!

Was Earth really visited by mysterious extraterrestrial travelers thousands of years ago as many proponents of ”ancient astronaut theory” believe? What are the hidden secrets and mysteries behind ancient monuments and forgotten civilizations? Every week, historian Tristan Johnson and regular human person Scott Niswander dive through the archives to learn about the fascinating histories of ancient civilizations while also debunking the myths and straight-up lies presented in History Channel‘s massively popular tv show Ancient Aliens that has sparked a new generation of conspiracy theorists. We hope through this show, you can gain an appreciation for just how cool ancient societies were, and not simply credit their impressive advancements to alien visitors. NEW EPISODES EVERY WEEK! Follow the show so you don‘t miss an episode, and leave us a review! It really helps us out!

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Episodes

Tuesday Mar 15, 2022

HOLES! What are they for? How are they made? We’ll never know for sure. But today we’re talking about the Band of Holes and how this strange mile-long stretch of shallow holes may have played an important part in the Incan Empire, but not the way Ancient Aliens thinks. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

Tuesday Mar 08, 2022

We're traveling back to 1984 today to meet ALH84001, or as we like to call him, Al! Al is an ancient chunk of Mars that made its way to Earth, and scientists have been arguing for decades if this cute little space potato may prove the existence of alien life! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

Tuesday Mar 01, 2022

Once again Scott takes the reins and teaches Tristan about the Ark of the Covenant! Is it a nuclear reactor? Is it a big battery that aliens need to recharge every so often? Are there dozens of them scattered throughout the world? I don't really know, but here's what my research found. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws  

Tuesday Feb 22, 2022

Tristan is away so Scott will play... with rocks! Why do people see strange lights in the sky right before an earthquake? Is there a secret city of aliens hidden in the depths of a volcano? What's the deal with plateaus, like in general? And most importantly, do aliens control the weather as a way of manipulating the human species? Let's dive into some 4th-grade earth science to find out! Check out Kevin on Twitter and listen to PixelLit! Donate to Sunrise Movement if you can. Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

Wednesday Feb 16, 2022

Look, we’re not smart enough to explain the physics of time travel to you all. But thankfully Isaac Arthur is! So let’s explore the big question of if time travel is even physically possible before we answer the main question plaguing our minds: are aliens just time traveling humans? Check out Isaac Arthur on YouTube! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

Tuesday Feb 08, 2022

We're exploring another claim about ancient aliens creating life on Earth. This time, it's not about us humans, but folks a little bigger. Did aliens create mythical giants like the biblical Goliath? We have Trey the Explainer on to help us get to the bottom of it! Check out TREY the Explainer on YouTube and Twitter @Trey_Explainer! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

Tuesday Feb 01, 2022

Were the ancient Sumerian deities known as the Anunnaki secretly aliens who created humanity to be their slaves to mine gold? And how is this all connected to a talking dog cartoon?? Let’s find out! Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

Tuesday Jan 25, 2022

Today, Tristan is joined by astrobiologist Lena Vincent to talk about the search for alien life, how we could make some fresh new life of our own, and what "life" even is. Scott is not in this episode because he got distracted making dinner and completely missed out on this rad conversation. Seriously, I wish it was a better excuse. ADHD, man. What can you do? Follow Lena on TikTok at @astrobiolena Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

Tuesday Jan 18, 2022

Did the Zuni people make first contact with alien life forms? Are they still in contact with them? Is this all just a really sad story of exploitation? The answer to at least one of those questions is yes, unfortunately. This one gets us all kinds of steamed up. Donate to help out the Zuni people: https://pueblorelieffund.org/home https://www.firstnations.org/covidfund/ Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

Tuesday Jan 11, 2022

How did the Dogon people know about a small companion star to Sirius A that you can’t see with the naked eye… without access to advanced equipment? Did aliens swoop down and tell these folks about the universe? Or was it a roaming band of French nerds? Donate to Friends of the Dogon: https://www.friendsofdogon.org Subscribe to It's Probably (not) Aliens for weekly episodes about cool ancient history! And give us a 5-star review if you have the time. It would really help us out! Suggest topics for us to tackle: http://ProbsNotAliens.com Follow the show on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ProbsNotAliens Tristan Johnson: https://StepBackHistory.com Scott Niswander: https://twitter.com/scottniswander Music by Rod Kim: https://RodKim.com Cover art by Skutch: https://twitter.com/Skutchdraws

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