John Phipps

Shocked and moved me far more than I anticipated: Hoaxed reviewed

This podcast tells the story of a lie, one that was born in malice and propagated by zealots to the righteously ignorant

What do you do about conspiracy theorists, such as those who think there was a satanist paedophile cult in Hampstead? Photo: Carlos Jasso / AFP / Getty Image

I shied away from conspiracy stuff during the Trump era. Not the theories themselves, but the huge volume of content proclaiming that we lived in a post-truth age of misinformation and conspiracy. It wasn’t that I disagreed with the idea that something like this was happening, or the idea that it was bad.

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