Kirby Farrell, Part I: Conspiracy Theories

Premiere DateApr 10, 2017
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 Intro
00:55 Kirby Farrell
03:25 Conspiracy Theories as Coping Mechanisms
06:42 Comfort in Higher Powers
09:40 Intrinsic to Human Nature
11:39 Outro
12:16 Fainted Lover Fai Baba
15:28 Finish

Kirby Farrell joins the show to discuss the psychological attraction to conspiracy theories, using conspiracy as a coping mechanism, the comfort of believing in higher powers, and more.

Kirby Farrell, Ph.D. is a professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and author of “The Psychology of Abandon,” “Post-Traumatic Culture,” and other books of literary and cultural criticism, as well as several novels. He also authors a blog on Psychology Today entitled “A Swim in Denial.”

Joe Virgillito is a staff writer and podcast producer at BTRtoday He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University with a degree in journalism. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and wandering around aimlessly, as…