In this episode I’m joined once again by Lucien Greaves, co-founder and spokesperson for The Satanic Temple. We discuss the insurrection at the capitol, the role conspiracy theories play in American politics, the quagmire of tech platforms and free speech, and what he thinks of breakfast foods.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Conspiracy Insurrection with Lucien Greaves”
In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by Ross Blocher, cohost of the podcast Oh No Ross and Carrie. Every week Ross and Carrie investigate a different outlandish claim, try a spiritual practice, or join a fringe religion. Ross and I discuss what he’s learned from Scientology, the rise of conspiracy theories in America, my own relationship with Satanism, and much more.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Scientology, Conspiracy Theories, and Satanism with Ross Blocher”
In this episode of Sacred Tension I’m joined by Carrie Poppy.
Carrie Poppy is a journalist, host, podcaster, and speaker who examines everything at the corner of belief and behavior.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Carrie Poppy on Pseudoscience, Conspiracy Theories, and Claims of the Paranormal”
In this episode of Sacred Tension, I speak with professional conspiracy theory debunker Mick West about cognitive biases, aliens, real conspiracies, and much more.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: Debunking Conspiracy Theories with Logic and Respect feat. Mick West”
The history of the United States is dotted by moral panics: delusional mass hysterias over complete fictions like the Illuminati, 9/11 trutherism, Stranger Danger, and pedophilic satanists. Now, in a climate in which the fertile jungle of the internet seems to produce new conspiracy theories by the day, we need to understand the importance of moral panics: how they warp minds and destroy lives.Continue reading “Sacred Tension: FrazzleDrip, Satanists, and Other Moral Panics”