Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Binge Listening to a Fun-Yet-Scary Podcast

I spent most of the day in bed, bundled up and fighting off a cold. Being laid up, I decided that a good way to spend the day would be to binge-listen to the QAnon Anonymous podcast- the podcast is the opposite of Coast-to-Coast AM, being a critical exploration of the conspiracy theories that 'Coast-to-Coast' uncritically promulgates. The hosts of the show seem to be a couple of 'Bernie bros', often being critical of establishment Democrats, from a further left perspective. They have some great guests, though, including Jared Holt of Right Wing Watch and Will Sommer of The Daily Beast.

The podcast is a deep dive into the fever swamps of the mother of all conspiracy theories (one that even old conspiracy mavens are grafting onto in order to continue their grifts). I confess to being a big fan, albeit a 'hate-fan' of conspiracy lunacy, so hearing a bunch of wags ripping onto this nonsense is right up my alley.


Bea said...

They sound like the type of people who would refer to the rest of us as 'sheeple'. Get well soon, btw.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Thanks, Bea. They aren't so obnoxious, just a little salty.