Conspiracy Theoryology

Hosted ByRyan Nelson

A biweekly discussion about why conspiracy theories and alternative beliefs capture our imagination and gain popularity.

CT003 – The Day Paul McCartney Died

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Episode 3 – Paul McCartney is dead, and the world hears about it after some astute college journalists follow the trail of clues left within song lyrics and album art. The world of Beatlemania is turned upside down and a new conspiracy is born that has endured for over half a century as a text book example of “confirmation bias.” 

On this episode we discuss the possible motivations that lead to the unplausible acceptance of this theory, and the real power of secrets and super-fandom.

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