In this episode, Natalia, Neil, and Niki discuss the conspiracy theory known as QAnon.
Here are some links and references mentioned during this week’s show:
- Spread online, QAnon is a conspiracy theory that claims “deep state” traitors, connected to a cabal of pedophiles, are plotting to undermine President Trump and the United States. Niki and Neil referred to Adrienne LaFrance’s Atlantic essay contextualizing “Q”’s prophecies. Natalia referred to this Rolling Stone article about the late John F. Kennedy, Jr.’s role in the QAnon imagination.
In our regular closing feature, What’s Making History:
- Natalia recommended Irina Aleksander’s New York Times Magazine article, “Sweatpants Forever.”
- Neil discussed the controversy over Ellen DeGeneres’ behavior on set – and how her celebrity defenders aren’t helping her case.
- Niki talked about Barrett Swanson’s New Republic article, “What I Learned From the Worst Novelist in the English Language.”