The Big Hoax: Understanding the Conspiratorial Mind

Nathan Radke and Lee Kuhnle

The Big Hoax: Understanding the Conspiratorial Mind

Nathan Radke and Lee Kuhnle

5:30pm

Friday, October 22, 2021

Join a live recording of The Uncover Up podcast to explore conspiracy narratives with Humber College professors Nathan Radke and Dr. Lee Kuhnle. They will consider how the conspiratorial mind – unlike the stereotype of the paranoid loner – is actually a member of a community of minds, and will evaluate the concept of cognitive dissonance and the development of a new theory of the mind, “the superpositioned truth.” Fascinating listening.

This event is part of the annual interdisciplinary Humber Liberal Arts Conference. This year’s focus is The Big Hoax: The Anatomy of Anti-Intellectualism, Denialism and Conspiracy Theories, Past and Present. Tune in to plenary sessions, free and open to the public, October 22–23.

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Panel Discussion

Join a live recording of The Uncover Up podcast to explore conspiracy narratives with Humber College professors Nathan Radke and Dr. Lee Kuhnle. They will consider how the conspiratorial mind – unlike the stereotype of the paranoid loner – is actually a member of a community of minds, and will evaluate the concept of cognitive dissonance and the development of a new theory of the mind, “the superpositioned truth.” Fascinating listening.

This event is part of the annual interdisciplinary Humber Liberal Arts Conference. This year’s focus is The Big Hoax: The Anatomy of Anti-Intellectualism, Denialism and Conspiracy Theories, Past and Present. Tune in to plenary sessions, free and open to the public, October 22–23.

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Panel Discussion

Featured Authors

Nathan Radke is a Cultural Theory professor at Humber College, and completed his MA in Sociology at Lakehead University. He co-authored the 2018 textbook Ethnical Perspectives published by Oxford University Press. He specializes in conspiracy theories, particularly the manner in which ideas behave as social contagions. He is the author of Simveillance in Hyperreal Las Vegas and a contributor to Conspiracies and Conspiracy Theories in American History. He also co-founded the Conspiracy Theory podcast The Uncoverup which is available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

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Lee Kuhnle is a college professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Humber College, a co-host of The Uncover Up podcast as well as a regular contributor to the Conspiracy Roundtable radio show on CFRB1010. He is a graduate of York University's social and political thought doctoral program. Lee researches broadly in the field of 'ideology critique,' focusing most recently on the role of conspiracy theories in liberal democratic political cultures. 

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5:30pm

Friday, October 22, 2021

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