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Amateur Intellectuals - Caitlin Ward and Kendall Smith EPISODE 12, 23rd August 2020
12 Conspiracy Theories
00:00:00 01:31:30

12 Conspiracy Theories

It's a bird! It's a plane! Wait ... it's some kind of secret military plane. Nope, it's a UFO. WTF IS IT?!?

On this episode Caitlin talks American conspiracy theories, from Area 51 to Pizzagate 2.0 (QAnon). She also educates us on the science of why we find conspiracy theories so attractive and ... *looks over shoulder* ... she lists some conspiracy theories that have ended up being true.

Drink of the episode: The UFO

  • 1/3 glass genever gin or regular gin
  • 2/3 glass lemon soda (if you don’t have lemon soda, use lemon juice, sugar and club soda)
  • Add ice cubes and serve

More resources:

https://www.dictionary.com/browse/conspiracy-theory

https://www.insider.com/popular-conspiracy-theories-united-states-2019-5

https://time.com/4897819/elvis-presley-alive-conspiracy-theories/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pizzagate_conspiracy_theory

https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/0963721417718261

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0b_eHBZLM6U

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/talking-apes/201801/why-do-people-believe-in-conspiracy-theories

https://www.readersdigest.com.au/true-stories-lifestyle/12-crazy-conspiracy-theories-actually-turned-out-be-true