EP 141: The Paranoid States of America
This week Patrick invites guest author, history professor, and podcaster, Aaron Gulyas on the show to discuss his book Conspiracy Theories: The Roots, Themes, and Propagation of Paranoid Political and Cultural Narratives
Patrick picks Aaron brain on how these narratives have always been part of the undercurrent in American culture and politics. When did they stop being something fun to peek at in zines and message boards? How have they transformed over the decades? Finally, how has social media mutated them into something more sinister and infected the mainstream in the past two decades?