Secrets & Spies: The Dry CleanerCast

Pandemic and Anti Vaccination Conspiracy Theories with Debra Winter

Aug. 14, 2020

Pandemic and Anti Vaccination Conspiracy Theories with Debra Winter On today's “Secrets and Spies” podcast I am joined by Debra Winter. Debra is a professor of Literature and Critical Thinking at New York University and she is the author of the up and coming book “Global Catastrophe and Literature: Writing the sublime”. We discuss her excellent article that was published in The Guardian titled “Meet the white, middle-class Pinterest moms who believe “Plandemic”. Which looks at the rise in conspiratorial thinking towards vaccinations and the dangers that presents in todays world. You can read the article here: You can find out more about Debra and her work here: In our discussion we refer to the following: “If You Found That ‘Plandemic’ Video Convincing, Read This Too” by Beth Skwarecki Ted Talk with Andrew Marantz who spent three years embedded in the world of internet trolls and social media propagandists: ‘I was a Macedonian fake news writer’ How do fake websites make money: A good resource on misinformation online: I refer to the book “Voodoo Histories” by David Aaronovitch which really helped challenge the conspiratorial views I once held. Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here:…BdNQbuCvt9KWU Please support this podcast Become a Patreon Subscriber Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a month Get a Secrets & Spies t-shirt, cup, coaster and more. Visit our new memorabilia shop: My Spy Film My short spy “The Dry Cleaner” has been released! Check out the trailer here: And you can buy the film here: Connect with us here: TWITTER FACEBOOK neither hosts nor alters podcast files. All content © its respective owners.