Episode 261: Are You More of a Dunning, Or More of a Kruger?
Show Notes Episode 261: Are You More A Dunning or More of a Kruger?
This week Host Dave Bledsoe trudges up the Slope of Enlightenment only to find himself lost in the forest of Drunken Stupor. (Again) On the show this week, we examine what makes Americans so susceptible to nonsense theories and phony experts. (Turns out it isn’t ENTIRELY Facebook’s fault.)
Along the way we meet the two dudes who discovered why we are all dumb in the pretty much the same way. (Of course, they could be stuck on Mt. Stupid, who knows?) We dip our toes in the cold, deep water of dumb that is the Plandemic video and then quickly towel off with the warm fluffy towel of Q-Anon! (Fresh from the dryer, like you love!) Then we ask a series of hard hitting questions about the future of America in a serious tone of voice designed to make us sound both logical and appealing. (Like the kind of voice you would buy insurance from!) Then we come crashing back to Earth by telling you that we told you so.
Our Sponsor this week is a returning one, The Association and their annual pledge drive! We open the show with a trope that has gotten FAR to much mileage since its inception and close Casandra Kubinski who just wants us to trust her.
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An Initial Exploration of the Diminishing Role of Facts and Analysis in American Public Life
Virus Conspiracists Elevate a New Champion
Debunking the most dangerous claims of ‘Plandemic’
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