Conspiracy Corner – Boston Marathon 2

Every Thursday, about 8:15am, Matthew talks with Ethan and Zac on 95bFM’s “Breakfast Show” about conspiracy theories.

Well, after recording the first segment a whole lot more information has come out about the who (but not really the why) of the Boston Marathon bombing. As such, I thought it prudent to devote another segment to the story that just keeps on generating conspiracy theory after conspiracy theory.

Also, I must apologise for getting Sunil Tripathi’s name wrong. This is what happens when you don’t work from notes but hazy recollections obscured by early morning fugue1.

Topics we discussed

Reddit and their amateur sleuthing2

Glenn Beck and his mysterious Saudi

The Russian Establishment warning the American Establishment

The Chechens saying it’s a conspiracy

Other topics we did not touch upon

The FBI and their weird behaviour

More on the Chechen claim that its a conspiracy

Notes

  1. I’m seriously considering going back to working from notes, something I did back in the early days of “The Dentith Files”. I think I need to mix things up a little.
  2. Charlie Brooker had the best commentary on this: Reddit users were really only looking for people who were brown and alone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lVkjg8BtzNM

About Matthew Dentith

Author of "The Philosophy of Conspiracy Theories" (Palgrave Macmillan), Matthew Dentith wrote his PhD on epistemic issues surrounding belief in conspiracy theories. He is a frequent media commentator on the weird and the wonderful, both locally and internationally. On occasion he can be caught dreaming about wax lions but, mostly, it is rumoured he works for elements of the New World Order.