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Stephan Lewandowsky talks about his recent study: NASA Faked the Moon Landings, Therefore (Climate) Science is a Hoax: An Anatomy of the Motivated Rejection of Science.
Neurologist and host of The Skeptic's Guide to the Universe Steven Novella discusses the psychology and neuroscience behind conspiracy theories and conspiracy theorists.
We talk to political scientist Eric Oliver about the surprisingly high percentage of people who believe in conspiracy theories and the reasons behind those beliefs. His forthcoming book is Enchanted America: How Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics.
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Scott Crow explains why the rise of progressive-left movements are always countered by a rise in right-wing conspiracy theories and why fascism downright requires conspiracies to survive.
How did an outlandish conspiracy theory born on the fringes of the internet end up in the spotlight at a rally for President Trump? Guest: Kevin Roose, who writes about technology for The New York Times.
Ch. 7: Sticking with the litmus test - Elizabeth from Virginia
Ch. 8: Success story for political change - Jordan from Minneapolis, MN
Ch. 9: Final comments on strategy and theories of change
THE MIDTERMS MINUTE
4 THINGS YOU CAN DO BEFORE NOV. 6TH
House: DCCC Red to Blue Program
Toss ups/Battlegrounds: The Midterms Minute H.Q.
2. Virtual Phone Banking
Indivisible Phone Banking (Sen/House/Gov)
Swing Left Phone Banking (House)
Candidates websites: Visit The Midterms Minute H.Q.
4. Talk to Friends & Family (and text people)
Talk, invite them to volunteer with you, etc.
Use OutVote to text friends and encourage them to vote
TOSS UP GUBERNATORIAL RACES!
Connecticut (Open Seat (D))
Ned Lamont (D) (vs. Bob Stefanowski (R))
Georgia (Open Seat (R))
State House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D) (vs. GA Sec of State Brian Kemp (R))
Iowa (R Incumbent)
Fred Hubbell (D) (vs. Incumbent Gov. Kim Reynolds (R))
Maine (Open Seat (R))
State Attorney General Janet Mills (D) (vs. Shawn Moody (R))
Nevada (Open Seat (R))
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak (D) (vs. NV Attorney General Adam Laxalt (R))
Ohio (Open Seat (R))
Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray (D) (vs. OH Attorney General Mike DeWine (R))
Oregon (D incumbent)
Incumbent Gov. Kate Brown (D) (vs. OR Rep. Knute Buehler (R))
South Dakota (Open Seat (R))
SD Sen. Billie Sutton (D) (vs. Rep. Kristi Noem (R))
Wisconsin (R incumbent)
WI Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers (D) (vs. Incumbent Gov. Scott Walker (R))
Kansas (Open Seat (R))
KS Sen. Laura Kelly (D) (vs. KS Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R))
Written & Researched by BOTL Communications Director Amanda Hoffman
- Opening Theme: Loving Acoustic Instrumental by John Douglas Orr
- Tranceless - Caruthersville (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Vernouillet - The Sweet Hots (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Our Fingers Cold - K2 (Blue Dot Sessions)
- UpUpUp and Over - The Balloonist (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Gullwing Sailor - Migration (Blue Dot Sessions)
- Voicemail Music: Low Key Lost Feeling Electro by Alex Stinnent
- Closing Music: Upbeat Laid Back Indie Rock by Alex Stinnent
Produced by Jay! Tomlinson
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