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The Q-Dropped Podcast

Courtney Heard & John Simmonds

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Stories of Families Ripped Apart by Qanon. When the covid-19 vaccines began to roll out in Canada, my brother and I made a concerning discovery: my parents had bought into the Qanon conspiracies. What ensued was two months of arguing in email, just trying to get them to get vaccinated. They are both in their 70s, and our father has had some medical issues that caused concern when the pandemic began. It was crucial to get them vaccinated. In an unexpected turn of events, after months of arguing, they finally agreed. I went with them, and I witnessed them both get vaccinated. They insisted that they finally realized the conspiracy theories had duped them, and all seemed to be well again. But, at the beginning of 2022, my brother noticed that our parents had drained several of their investment and banking accounts. When he confronted them, it became clear: they were deeper into Q than ever before. We don't know where the money is or the full extent of the conspiracy theories they have accepted, but we do know one thing: the people who raised us are gone. In their place are two strangers and a lot of hurt. I have decided to funnel this sadness and anger into a project to raise awareness about what Qanon is doing to families and relationships. Qanon is everywhere. In every country. They could be your family, your friends, your neighbours. They could be your lawyers, your doctors, or your police officers. They can even be your elected representatives. But what no one is talking about is how they are destroying relationships. They are Qanon, and these are the stories of the people who love them.

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02/28/23 • 55 min

Watch the video version of this episode: https://youtu.be/PiqAIoS9PIw
In this episode, John and Courtney go back over each episode and update listeners on where the interviewee is today where possible and talk about how they felt about each episode.
In March, we’ll be doing a Q&A so if you have any questions for us or our interviewees, send them to qdropped@porthosmedia.net
Get an ad-free version of this episode at https://www.patreon.com/qdropped as well as bonus clips from all episodes, patron-only episodes and more.
Find out more about and get in touch with the Q-Dropped Podcast and subscribe on your favourite podcast platform here: https://www.porthosmedia.net/qdropped
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Mastodon: https://masthead.social/@Qdropped
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/QDropped/
Further Reading:
Bruce’s blog: https://brucegerencser.net/
Brent Lee’s YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@BrentlyBrentLee

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03/22/23 • 71 min

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In the season 2 opener of the Q-Dropped Podcast, we talk to two brothers, Caleb and Josh whose QAnon father ran for Secretary of State in the state of Colorado so he could control the election certification process. Find out how it turned out and how Caleb and Josh responded.

Western Canadian Reason Conference: https://wecanreason.com/

Get an ad-free version of this episode at https://www.patreon.com/qdropped as well as bonus clips from all episodes, patron-only episodes and more.

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Mastodon: https://masthead.social/@Qdropped

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/QDropped/

Further Reading:

Quiverfull movement: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5kO3tUe-s0

Young Earth Creationism: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Young_Earth_creationism

Kent Hovind: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_Hovind

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10/25/22 • 33 min

The Q-Dropped Podcast: Stories of relationships torn apart by QAnon welcomes Hale to the show in episode 2. Hale is a young man getting ready to cut ties with his parents over their QAnon beliefs.

You can listen to portions of my interview with Hale that didn’t make it to the final cut on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/qdropped

Find out more about and get in touch with the Q-Dropped Podcast and subscribe on your favourite podcast platform here: https://www.porthosmedia.net/qdropped

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Papa Smurf/Paul Karason

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Karason

The dangers of colloidal silver

https://www.nccih.nih.gov/health/colloidal-silver

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11/01/22 • 36 min

The Q-Dropped Podcast: Stories of relationships torn apart by QAnon is speaking with Katherine in episode 3. Katherine’s relationship with her parents has suffered irreparable damage as a result of their QAnon views.

You can listen to portions of my interview with Katherine that didn’t make it to the final cut on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/qdropped

Find out more about and get in touch with the Q-Dropped Podcast and subscribe on your favourite podcast platform here: https://www.porthosmedia.net/qdropped

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The rise of QAnon in Germany

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/01/germany-has-qanon-problem-its-not-going-away-any-time-soon/

https://www.europenowjournal.org/2021/07/25/querdenker-querfront-and-qanon-on-the-german-far-right-and-its-american-occupation/

My 9000-word argument for the safety and efficacy of the covid-19 vaccines

https://www.godlessmom.com/post/there-are-zero-valid-arguments-for-not-getting-vaccinated-against-covid-19

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Episode 4 - QAnon in Germany

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11/08/22 • 36 min

Flo is a psychology student in Germany whose parents were driven to do something so out of character as a result of their QAnon views. Flo shares with us what they did and how it made him feel. We’ll also explore the rise of QAnon in Germany.

You can see Flo, and I chat on video in the bonus clips for this episode posted at https://www.patreon.com/qdropped

Find out more about and get in touch with the Q-Dropped Podcast and subscribe on your favourite podcast platform here: https://www.porthosmedia.net/qdropped

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Further reading:

The rise of QAnon in Germany

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/11/01/germany-has-qanon-problem-its-not-going-away-any-time-soon/

https://www.europenowjournal.org/2021/07/25/querdenker-querfront-and-qanon-on-the-german-far-right-and-its-american-occupation/

The German Democratic Republic

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_Germany

The Berlin Wall

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Wall

The Great Migration

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syrians_in_Germany

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11/15/22 • 51 min

From the Michigan Militia to QAnon

Josh’s father leaves the Michigan Militia behind, only to turn around and get sucked into QAnon. Josh joins us to tell us how this had affected his life and his family.

You can catch four extra clips from this episode on Patreon, as well as video of some of our other interviews. Sign up for those and be a supporter of the show at https://www.patreon.com/qdropped

Find out more about and get in touch with the Q-Dropped Podcast and subscribe on your favourite podcast platform here: https://www.porthosmedia.net/qdropped
Do you have a story of a relationship affected by QAnon? Reach out to us: qdropped@porthosmedia.net

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Mastodon: @Qdropped@masthead.social

Further reading:

Oklahoma City Bombing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing

Michigan Militia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Militia

Timothy McVeigh

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_McVeigh

Terry Nichols

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terry_Nichols

Ruby Ridge

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruby_Ridge

Waco Siege

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege

Pizzagate

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizzagate_conspiracy_theory

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Episode 6 - Living with QAnon

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11/22/22 • 33 min

Brendan and his partner are both on the autism spectrum while they raise their son, who is also autistic. Brendan has had no choice but to live with his QAnon mother who blames vaccines for the autism in her family. In this episode, Brendan tells us what that is like and how he copes.

You can find Brendan on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Brendan1617

You can catch an extra from this episode on Patreon, as well as video of some of our other interviews. Sign up for those and be a supporter of the show at https://www.patreon.com/qdropped

Find out more about and get in touch with the Q-Dropped Podcast and subscribe on your favourite podcast platform here: https://www.porthosmedia.net/qdropped

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Mastodon: @Qdropped@masthead.social

Further reading:

Andrew Wakefield

https://briandeer.com/mmr/lancet-summary.htm

Autism

https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/condition/autism-spectrum-disorder/#causes

Waiting for JFK Jr

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/a-federal-way-man-is-leading-a-qanon-gathering-in-dallas-waiting-for-the-late-jfk-jr-to-show-up/

Med Beds

https://newsmobile.in/articles/2021/02/26/fact-check-5d-medical-beds-no-these-are-3d-models-from-a-futuristic-sci-fi-lab/

Adrenochrome

https://www.mcgill.ca/oss/article/pseudoscience/qanons-adrenochrome-quackery

MMR Vaccines do not cause autism

https://www.immunize.org/catg.d/p4026.pdf

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11/29/22 • 47 min

Today we welcome Dan, who is a moderator on the popular subreddit, QAnon Casualties. Dan talks to us about losing his relationship with his parents to the QAnon cult, and what the QAnon Casualties subreddit means to him.

You can check out the QAnon Casualties subreddit here: https://www.reddit.com/r/qanoncasualties

You can catch two extra clips from this episode on Patreon, as well as video of some of our other interviews. Sign up for those and be a supporter of the show at https://www.patreon.com/qdropped

Find out more about and get in touch with the Q-Dropped Podcast and subscribe on your favourite podcast platform here: https://www.porthosmedia.net/qdropped

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Mastodon: @Qdropped@masthead.social

Further reading:

Why injecting urine is a bad idea: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3162827/

Christopher Key, the “Vaccine Police” urges followers to drink urine: https://www.thedailybeast.com/anti-vax-leader-christopher-key-urges-followers-to-drink-their-own-urine-to-fight-covid-19

Christopher Key injects urine in live video: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10736679/Moment-anti-vaxxer-whos-injects-AGED-URINE-touting-virus-cure.html

Mick West’s Escaping the Rabbit Hole: https://amzn.to/3GUfO3B

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Episode 9 - The Racism of QAnon

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12/13/22 • 53 min

In this episode, Jane talks to us about facing racism from her QAnon mom. Jane is a young woman, married and is struggling to ignore her frustration with her own mother’s descent down the QAnon rabbit hole.

You can catch three extra clips from this episode on Patreon, as well as video of some of our other interviews. Sign up for those and be a supporter of the show at https://www.patreon.com/qdropped

Find out more about and get in touch with the Q-Dropped Podcast and subscribe on your favourite podcast platform here: https://www.porthosmedia.net/qdropped

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Mastodon: @Qdropped@masthead.social

Further reading/listening:

Link to special episode: https://youtu.be/kgdZ1VqujiM

Andersen’s Split Pea Soup: http://www.peasoupandersens.net/

https://www.reuters.com/article/factcheck-coronavirus-masks-idUSL1N2T01U3

Arguments against masks debunked: https://www.godlessmom.com/post/debunking-the-arguments-against-masks-with-godless-science

Essential Oils: Know the risks

https://drbaileyskincare.com/blogs/blog/chemical-burn-essential-oils

Charismatic Christianity

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charismatic_Christianity

Producers: Gene StGermain, Glenn White, Marc Nozell, Brendan O’Connell, Sarah Cook

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12/13/22 • 25 min

This is a special episode featuring stories from the QAnon Casualties subreddit that we couldn’t get an interview for. They feature talk of racism and references to a school shooting, so please listen with care.

You can catch extra clips and video of some of our other interviews on Patreon. Sign up for those and be a supporter of the show at https://www.patreon.com/qdropped

Find out more about and get in touch with the Q-Dropped Podcast and subscribe on your favourite podcast platform here: https://www.porthosmedia.net/qdropped

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/qdroppedpod/

TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@qdropped

Mastodon: @Qdropped@masthead.social

Further reading/listening:

Jaded Blossom’s post: https://www.reddit.com/r/QAnonCasualties/comments/lvaa1n/how_i_lost_my_husband_of_9yrs/

Throwaway096283’s post: https://www.reddit.com/r/QAnonCasualties/comments/onq9ig/i_survived_the_stoneman_douglas_school_shooting/

My dad’s paintings:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CmFn83Avihu/?igshid=YTY2NzY3YTc=

Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoneman_Douglas_High_School_shooting

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The Q-Dropped Podcast currently has 25 episodes available.

What topics does The Q-Dropped Podcast cover?

The podcast is about News, Society & Culture, Podcasts, Conspiracy, Conspiracy Theories, Cult and Politics.

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The episode title 'Episode 16 - Season 1 Updates & Recap: Part 1' is the most popular.

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The average episode length on The Q-Dropped Podcast is 50 minutes.

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Episodes of The Q-Dropped Podcast are typically released every 7 days, 1 hour.

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