Episode 308

Conspiracy Theories


October 14th, 2020

17 mins 36 secs

Season 3

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Will Sommer has been covering conspiracy theories since the inception of Pizzagate. He joins me to discuss what drives people to believe seemingly incomprehensible conspiracy theories.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • What is the genesis of Pizzagate?
  • Why did people believe and amplify Pizzagate?
  • Why didn't Pizzagate end when Comet Pizza was shot up?
  • What is QAnon?
  • How do people get progressively deeper into QAnon?
  • What are the societal impacts of collective belief in conspiracy theories?
  • And more...
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