Conspiracy theories have been around for far longer than you might think, and their capacity to offer clarity when confusion reigns means that they are likely to remain part of popular culture for good.
In our current episode, Eileen Culloty of Dublin City University researches trust in the media, and explains what motivates some people to believe conspiracy theories.
This episode is presented in association with the Dublin Review of Books. We heartily recommend the drb to supporters of Field Day. In the words of Seamus Deane: “The drb sustains a level of commentary on Irish and international matters that no other journal in Ireland and few elsewhere can reach.”
Discover all our previous episodes here.
– Joe Cleary of Yale University on the World Literary System and postcolonial criticism.
– Jordan Peterson, the intellectual dark web, science fetishism and anti-feminism: Tina-Karen explains all.
– Angela Nagle, author of Kill All Normies, about internet subcultures and the disruptions of online politics
The Field Day Podcast is produced by Cormac Deane and usually presented by Feargus Denman.