A weekly study of converging right-wing conspiracy theories and faux-progressive wellness utopianism. At best, the conspirituality movement attacks public health efforts in times of crisis. At worst, it fronts and recruits for the fever-dream of QAnon. As the alt-right and New Age horseshoe toward each other in a blur of disinformation, clear discourse and good intentions get smothered. Charismatic influencers exploit their followers by co-opting conspiracy theories on a spectrum of intensity ranging from vaccines to child trafficking. In the process, spiritual beliefs that have nurtured creativity and meaning are transforming into memes of a quickly-globalizing paranoia. Conspirituality Podcast attempts...
Charlie Phillips • The Guardian • Apr 16, 2021
"Each episode is dense with information but also accessible to the newcomer to this strange world. But the real usefulness of this podcast isn’t understanding who might storm government buildings, but rather why your hippy uncle is spreading misinformation on Facebook – and where he got it from. …"