From the New World
From the New World
Michael Shermer: The Conspiratorial Mind

Michael Shermer: The Conspiratorial Mind

Plus Evolution, Media, Algorithms, Trump, and the IDW

Michael Shermer is the Founding Publisher of Skeptic magazine and the author of many books, including Why People Believe Weird Things, the Moral Arc, and most recently, Conspiracy: Why the Rational Believe the Irrational.


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Richard Hanania Interview:

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Richard Hanania: Why Activists Control the World, Groomerism as Right-Wing Wokeness, and the Libertarian Machine
Listen now | Richard Hanania is the president of the Center for the Study of Partisanship and Ideology (CSPI), author of Public Choice Theory and the Illusion of Grand Strategy, a visiting fellow at UT Austin, and the writer of He is a brilliant analyst and policy thinker of social change, bureaucracy, civil rights law, and political ins…
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Jon Askonas: Reality is Just a Game Now

0:00 History

6:30 Conspiracy Theories

24:00 Religious Sects

41:00 Evolutionary Adaptation

57:30 Social Media Algorithms

1:13:30 Sex Differences

1:17:00 Trump

1:31:00 Pandemics

1:36:00 Deep State

1:51:00 Lab Leak

1:59:00 The Intellectual Dark Web

2:10:00 Academia

2:28:00 Chaos and Order