This episode is a talk with political science professor Joe Uscinski, who coauthored the book, American Conspiracy Theories.


This one was a big struggle for me, which is why it took so long to come out. I had some major audio problems and scraped several parts of our conversation. I almost scrapped the whole thing but I don’t want to quit on this. So I chalked it up as a learning experience and made the best of it. Joe is an interesting guy and he’s done what almost no one else has; real empirical work about conspiracy theories, who believes them, and why.