Episode Ninety-Two – On The Truth About Conspiracy Theories – Dragon*Con 2011 Panel

The Truth About Conspiracy Theories - moderated by Robert Blaskiewicz and featuring panelists Benjamin Radford, Tom Lolis, Kylie Sturgess.

This episode is brought to you with tremendous thanks to Derek Colanduno of Skepticality.com and Mark Ditzler at Abrupt Media. Recorded at Dragon*Con 2011.

“The stories spawned by conspiracy theorists are as numerous and varied as they are improbably. This panel will explore many of these stories and the people telling them.”

Robert Blaskiewicz is a Marion L. Brittain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he teaches courses in writing and twentieth-century American literature. He specializes in WWII veterans’ writings, extraordinary/paranormal claims and conspiracy theory. He co-edits the blog Skeptical Humanities and he has authored a number of articles for the Skeptical Inquirer Magazine.

Tom Lolis received his PhD at the University of Miami. His teaching and research focus on Renaissance literature, graphic novels, and the history and rhetoric of dissenting communities.

Benjamin Radford is deputy editor of the science magazine Skeptical Inquirer, and a columnist for Skeptical Inquirer magazine Skeptical Briefs newsletter, Discovery News, LiveScience.com and MediaMythmakers.com. He also co-hosts, Skeptic magazine’s audio podcast MonsterTalk, which critically examines the science behind cryptozoological (and legendary) creatures, such as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster and werewolves.

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