Redux: The danger of conspiracy theories; Plus Benjamin Dixon on his book God is Not a Republican and the Evangelical blurring of church and state

Trump Rally outside the Capitol Building, January 6 2021 by Tyler Merbler is licensed under CC 2.0

On this special holiday weekend edition of UpFront, we return to these two interviews recorded in January 2021:

0:08 – We discuss conspiracy theories, why they’re a problem and how to combat them with Spencer Sunshine (@transform6789), a sociologist who has been researching, writing about, and counter organizing against the far-right for over 15 years; and
Ramesh Srinivassan (@rameshmedia), a faculty member in the UCLA Information Studies departments. He studies the relationship between technology, politics and society, and is author of Beyond the Valley: How Innovators around the World are Overcoming Inequality and Creating the Technologies of Tomorrow.

0:34 – We speak with Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon), a political commentator, media entrepreneur, and the host of The Benjamin Dixon Show and The Morning Trap. He has shared political insight on a variety of networks and shows, including The Young Turks, CBS Digital, CNN, and MSNBC. He joins us to talk about his book God is not a Republican.

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