9/11 was the moment that validated conspiracy theories for a generation. This week, Mick West interviews Ryan, an individual who once believed, who no longer does.
9/11 was a moment that defined a generation, and for many, marks a point in history where innocence split from reality. In the face of sudden, visceral horror (and the violence enacted in its name) pushed some into the arms of the 9/11 truther movement, in an effort to seek answers in this generation’s greatest question.
This week, Mick West welcomes Ryan, an individual who gave himself to conspiracy theories in his teens, only to emerge from the other side. Welcome to the Tales from the Rabbit Hole podcast.
Tales from the Rabbit Hole is an interview-style podcast focusing on people whose lives have been affected by the conspiracy theory rabbit hole. Guests will include both former and current believers in a variety of conspiracy theories, as well as debunkers, sceptics, and the investigators of those theories.
In the words of Mick West, your host: “I wrote the book Escaping the Rabbit Hole – How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories using Facts, Logic, and Respect. This book came from my experiences running Metabunk – a debunking forum. Over the years I realised simply presenting corrections to people is not enough. We need effective communication, and we can’t do that if we don’t listen to and talk with each other. I’m hoping this podcast will help bridge that gap.”