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: https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/aug/06/coronavirus-conspiracy-theories-plandemic-moms You can find out more about Debra and her work here: http://www.debrawinter.com/ In our discussion we refer to the following: “If You Found That ‘Plandemic’ Video Convincing, Read This Too” by Beth Skwarecki https://vitals.lifehacker.com/if-you-found-that-plandemic-video-convincing-read-th-1843339002 Ted Talk with Andrew Marantz who spent three years embedded in the world of internet trolls and social media propagandists: https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_marantz_inside_the_bizarre_world_of_internet_trolls_and_propagandists?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare ‘I was a Macedonian fake news writer’ https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20190528-i-was-a-macedonian-fake-news-writer? How do fake websites make money: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-38919403 A good resource on misinformation online: https://www.stopfake.org/en/tag/internet-trolls/ I refer to the book “Voodoo Histories” by David Aaronovitch which really helped challenge the conspiratorial views I once held. https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/306318/voodoo-histories-by-david-aaronovitch/ Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…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
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