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conspiracy theorists go after the james webb space telescope
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conspiracy theorists go after the james webb space telescope

Proving that we can’t just have nice things in the age of social media, the conspiracy theory industry jumped on the first images from JWST.

why is right wing social media obsessed with ukrainian biolabs?
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why is right wing social media obsessed with ukrainian biolabs?

Combine malicious propaganda with paranoid people who want to believe they know secrets they don’t, and you get a noxious mess.

how our mismanaged boredom is destroying the world
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how our mismanaged boredom is destroying the world

Today’s conspiracy theorists are baffling to old school skeptics because their motives are completely different, much simpler, and much more disturbing.

world of weird things podcast: how did we end up with coronavirus?!
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world of weird things podcast: how did we end up with coronavirus?!

As the world is locked down in mass quarantine, we ask how we ended up with a pandemic and why are so many people so eager to blame everything but nature for it.

so, you elected a conspiracy theorist…
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so, you elected a conspiracy theorist…

It's bad enough when conspiracy theorists with an axe to grind decide who gets to run nations. It's far worse when those they elect are just as wild-eyed and paranoid.

the real reason why moon landing conspiracies endure
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the real reason why moon landing conspiracies endure

The idea that the lunar landing was faked has by now been debunked by just about everyone and their twice removed sister-in-law's grandma. So how and why is it still around?

world of weird things podcast: how to (profitably) defuse yellowstone
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world of weird things podcast: how to (profitably) defuse yellowstone

Supervolcanoes pose a dire threat to humanity, able to easily kill millions when they erupt with their full power, and there's nothing we can do to stop them. Or is there?

world of weird things podcast: down the conspiracy rabbit hole with travis view
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world of weird things podcast: down the conspiracy rabbit hole with travis view

What happens when conspiracy theories take over your life? We dive into the dark underbelly of QAnon to learn just how far the conspiracy rabbit hole can really go.

world of weird things podcast: turning tbt into tuberculosis thursdays
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world of weird things podcast: turning tbt into tuberculosis thursdays

We're on the verge of driving many childhood illnesses into extinction but a group of obsessed conspiracy theorists is trying to stop us, with thousands of kids as collateral damage.

breaking news: tinfoil hats are the real conspiracy
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breaking news: tinfoil hats are the real conspiracy

According to an empirical study of the subject, if you're trying to avoid the mind control rays of sinister government agencies, a tinfoil hat is the worst choice you could make.

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