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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, skeptics, and the investigators of those theories. I’m Mick West, a debunker. 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 realized 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.

Tales From The Rabbit Hole Mick West

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 19 Ratings

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, skeptics, and the investigators of those theories. I’m Mick West, a debunker. 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 realized 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.

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19 Ratings

z5oliM ,

Great episode, and great podcast

The debate with Paradigm Shift is the best episode so far, Mick. One discussion on the topic of 9//11 conspiracy I never hear much about is the motivation of the supposed conspirators: why would it be necessary to both plant explosives and hit the towers with aircraft? Hiding the installation of explosives seems like it would be much more difficult, involve far more people, than hijacking a number of planes. Was the goal of the conspirators to actually collapse the buildings? Or was it to instill fear? I’d argue that simply colliding aircraft into iconic buildings would achieve the goal, if your goal was to instill fear, even without a collapse. The collapse was an added bonus, so to speak, the icing on the cake, for the conspirators. If however, their goal was to collapse the building, why go through the hassle of both rigging the building with explosives, and then hijacking aircraft, if you’ve already rigged the building with explosives? Why not just blow it up, and save yourself the trouble of having to teach your attackers how to fly planes, and then actually hijacking them? In the countless other smaller explosive attacks by multitudes of terrorists throughout the decades, no terror organization ever tried to obscure the fact that they used explosives. If the conspiracy is, of course, that the US government tried to frame Al Qaeda, my argument still stands: why wouldn’t aircraft be enough, even without a collapse? And operationally, how did it work? Were the technicians observing from a rooftop somewhere remotely to see which floors the aircrafts hit, so that they could trigger the explosives to begin the collapse from those precise floors?

MichMusicMan ,

Friendly Dialogue

Nice to hear conversations between people who fundamentally disagree on issues but to do so cordially

bushcasa ,

Great Show

Mick is one of the smartest polite guys out there. He dives deep into conspiratorial thinking in order to give himself a better understanding. Along the way he’s able to help some people shed light on, and question their own beliefs.

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