50 minutes | Aug 9, 2020

Twisted truths – conspiracy theories and disasters

https://open.spotify.com/episode/59t09a2O37n6OT4qenReb5 From FEMA camps to chemtrails designed to start bushfires – conspiracy theories have been garnering increased media attention in recent weeks as the coronavirus pandemic continues Today on the podcast we speak with political scientist Joseph Uscinski, Associate Professor at the University of Miami about the impact of conspiracy on the disaster landscape. Who is more likely to believe in conspiracy theories? Why do people hold these views? And how do emergency managers communicate with a diverse community holding a range of opinions during a disaster? Josh and Andrew get sceptical and undercover the truth about conspiracy theories in this week’s podcast. Learn more about Joe at his website.
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