There’s something alluring about conspiracy thinking. A way of understanding and giving order to a world that is mostly chaotic and unknowable. Why is there pain and suffering? Well, either God is doing it or the Government is doing it. But it might not be tolerable to think that everything is random and that there’s nothing we can do to protect ourselves from pain. Susan Lepselter is the author of The Resonance of Unseen Things. She joins Jessa to discuss how some stories seem to become contagious, how the stories we tell actually shape how we experience trauma, and why conspiracy theories won’t stay dead. SUBSCRIBE to the #PublicIntellectual #Patreon page to access bonus content, merch, and more: https://www.patreon.com/publicintellectual
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