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Originally Published July 20, 2015


Written, Directed, Produced, Edited & Mixed by Kirby Ferguson

Produced by Kirby Ferguson, Nora Ryan

Contributors to This Episode
Louis WesolowskyAdam FarnsworthMathias FekjærJohn WoodsJoshua MichieRylaan Gimby

Music by Kirby Ferguson, Nora Ryan, Mathias Fekjær, John Woods
"This is Not a Conspiracy Theory Theme" by John Woods
"A Clockwork Universe" by Mathias Fekjær

Associate Producers: Kate Figgins, Kulvir Lehal

Fonts by The Font Bureau

Stock Footage by iStock

Legal Counsel
Jack Lerner, UC Irvine School of Law
Jasmine Braxton and M.J. Bogatin, Bogatin, Corman & Gold

Special thanks to all my backers, subscribers and donors. I couldn't do this without you.

With Additional Contributions From:
Louis Wesolowsky, Adam Farnsworth, Mathias Fekjaer, Hugh D’andrade, Brian Bjelovuk, Justin Gulenchyn, Michael Frazel, Jason Leimgruber, Joshua Michie, Timothy Davin, Mary Gilmore, Chris Dinardo, David Gross, Jonathan Maconachie, Rylaan Gimby, Jeff Engelhardt, Jan Sott, Jamie Kyne, John Armstrong, Rudolfs Rudd, Wayne Brace, Zohar Argaman, Jamie Kyne, David Salahi

Thank You:
Andreas Kohl, Ben Craddock, Ben Edmonds, Carl-Fredrik Thordenberg, Charles Shopsin, Eric Luce, Inoslav Biskupic, Javier Gutièrrez Pèrez, Jeff Byrnes, Jesse Desjardins, Keith Lewis, Lucio Silva, Matt Pollari, Matthew Ferrell, Max Leason, Michael Hudson, Michael Willemoes-Petersen, Roy and Amico Law Group, Sean Carroll, Stefano Paci, Stephen Lark, Thomas Paine, V. Olivier, Vitor Brock, Tanya Eliason, Daniel Senter, James Marion, Alan Korn, and everyone who has purchased the series

Script Drafts:
For those of you who like the behind the scenes stuff, here are all of the drafts of the script, from the first draft to the final one three months later.
1st Draft, February 5, 2015 .:. 2nd Draft, February 23, 2015 .:. 3rd Draft, April 20, 2015 .:. 4th Draft (Final), May 19, 2015


The Ideological Origins of the American Revolution, by Bernard Bailyn  
The Idea of America, by Gordon S. Wood  (In particular, the essay “Conspiracy and the Paranoid Style”)
The American Revolution: A History, by Gordon S. Wood
The Creation of the American Republic, by Gordon S. Wood
The Radicalism of the American Revolution, by Gordon S. Wood
Religion and the Decline of Magic, by Keith Thomas
The Barbarous Years, by Bernard Bailyn
American Colonies: The Settling of North America, Vol. 1, by Alan Taylor
American Literature, 1764-1789, by Everett Emerson
American Scripture: Making the Declaration of Independence, by Pauline Maier
Fire and Light: How the Enlightenment Transformed Our World, by James MacGregor Burns
Inventing America: Jefferson's Declaration of Independence, by Garry Wills
Science and the Founding Fathers, by I. Bernard Cohen
The Scientific Revolution, by Steven Shapin
Never at Rest, by Richard S. Westfall
Enlightening Symbols, by Joseph Mazur
Revolution in Science, by I. Bernard Cohen
The Newtonian Revolution, by I. Bernard Cohen
Isaac Newton, by James Gleick