From FEMA camps to chemtrails designed to start bushfires – conspiracy theories have been garnering increased media attention in recent weeks as the coronavirus pandemic continues

Today on the podcast we speak with political scientist Joseph Uscinski, Associate Professor at the University of Miami about the impact of conspiracy on the disaster landscape.

Who is more likely to believe in conspiracy theories? Why do people hold these views? And how do emergency managers communicate with a diverse community holding a range of opinions during a disaster?

Josh and Andrew get sceptical and undercover the truth about conspiracy theories in this week’s podcast.

Learn more about Joe at his website.

Joseph Uscinski

Joseph Uscinski

Joseph Uscinski is an American political scientist specializing in the study of conspiracy theories. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Miami and regular contributor to the Washington Post.