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The Signal

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The Signal is the ABC's daily news podcast that helps cut through the noise to cover the biggest stories, explaining not only what is happening but why. It's an entertaining 15-minute show, perfect for the daily commute.


When wellness and conspiracy collide

The wellness industry has a dangerous streak of conspiratorial thought, and it's only become wider during the pandemic.

What seems at first like an unlikely link can in fact be traced back to the birth of modern counterculture in the 1960s.

Today on The Signal, we discover how conspiratorial thinking and far right ideology wound its way into the wellness industry.

Can the damage be undone?


Ariel Bogle, Technology Reporter, ABC Science Unit

Dr Natalia Petrzela, Cultural Historian, Professor, The New School

Dr Stephanie Alice Baker, Sociologist, City University of London

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