Triple-Barreled Questions

Given the state of… things (imagine us gesturing wildly as we say this) as they currently are, Jonah figured that this might be an apropos time to bring back a popular guest for his second showing:  Joseph Uscinski, a political scientist and professor at the University of Miami specializing in how conspiracy theories spread. Buckle up for the discussion of Jewish space lasers, QAnon, Frazzledrip, and much more. They also discuss why the conspiratorial tendency never seems to go away, thanks to its basis in personality type, as well as the fact that “politicians … use [them] as a cudgel to go around accusing their opponents of the worst things possible.” We’re sure you can imagine just what Joe is talking about with that one.

Show Notes:

Joseph E Uscinski – University of Miami

Our previous episode with Joseph


Every conspiracy theory promoted by Trump

Conspiracy theories are for losers

9/11 truthers

70 percent of Republicans don’t think the election was free and fair

Eric Voegelin and the roots of conspiracy theories

The God of the gaps

Conspiracy theories and evolutionary psychology

The Koch brothers control everything

Bernie and the rigged economy

Alienated America by Tim Carney


6 percent of Republicans and Democrats believe in QAnon

NYT: Biden should appoint a “reality czar”

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