#031 – Psychology of Conspiracy Theories with Joe Uscinski

 

This episode we look into the psychology behind conspiracy theories, their prevalence and are they on the increase?
Our special guest is Professor Joe Uscinksi.

Joe is a Political Science Professor in the University of Miami College of Arts & Sciences and co-author of American Conspiracy Theories (Oxford, 2014).

Joe Uscinski, “Fake News Freakout,” http://reason.com/archives/2017/02/05/fake-news-freakout.

Lecture by Uscinski and Parent that covers everything discussed in the book:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f0XK2s920w.

And of course, Joe’s website: http://www.joeuscinski.com/.

 

Music: Rage Against the Machine: “Wake Up”

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Host: Nathan @thenatheist

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Jenn : @PhotoJennBo

 

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