Denver International Airport is crammed to its high peaked ceiling with strange conspiracy theories. Lizard people, the New World Order, a menacing giant blue horse...where's a person even supposed to start with all of this...? Thankfully on this episode? We're talking with an expert.
Finally!!! And not a moment too soon...!
Just when the New World Airport Commission was starting to get the better of us...We have the great opportunity to speak with Joseph Uscinski, an expert on the principles of conspiracy theories and what makes them so attractive to people.
Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, Professor Uscinski studies public opinion and mass media, with a focus on conspiracy theories. He’s the coauthor of 'American Conspiracy Theories', editor of 'Conspiracy Theories and the People Who Believe Them' and has been featured in the Washington Post, Vox, Politico and CNN
and now Whatever Remains, but try not to hold that against him.
We were very fortunate to have him join us and highly recommend his books:
American Conspiracy Theories by Joseph E. Uscinski