Conspiracy theories: what's your favorite?

November 06, 2021 01:31:06
Conspiracy theories: what's your favorite?
Loving the Strange
Conspiracy theories: what's your favorite?
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Carrie Jones Shaun Farrar

Show Notes

We all have a tiny bit of conspiracy theory in us? So what actually is a conspiracy theory? And what’s the one buzzing around in your head?

It might be about Tupac’s fate or the Flathead Lake Monster?

It might be about Bigfoot or Truman Capote and To Kill a Mockingbird or a flat Earth?

It might be about the moon landing, Snapple, or Stanley R. Mickelsen Safeguard Complex?

Let’s talk about your favorite (and ours) and why.

LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/12-of-the-most-popular-conspiracy-theories-in-american-history.html

https://www.truthcontrol.com/articles/top-100-conspiracy-theories-all-time

https://theweek.com/articles/466777/11-crazy-bigfoot-conspiracy-theories

https://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/g35766929/crazy-conspiracy-theories/?slide=8

https://www.verywellmind.com/why-people-believe-in-conspiracy-theories-4690335

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