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How did conspiracy theories lead to an attempted coup in Germany?
Episode 523rd March 2023 • For Fact's Sake • The Ferret
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In 2022, dozens of people were arrested for planning an attempt to overthrow the German government.

It was linked to the 'Reichsbürger', a disparate movement of conspiracists who believe the current government in Germany is illegitimate.

We spoke to Claire Burchett, an expert on the radical right in Germany, about the so-called 'Reichsbürger plot', the broad set of beliefs behind it, and its links to the far-right and the military.

Ali and Paul also fact-checked some of the statements made in the SNP leadership election, and in Paul's Curiousity Corner we explain a bizarre claim that a bank collapse in the US was caused by its 'woke' policies.

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