Episode 3: Conspiracy Theories, Flailing Gatekeepers, and Democratic Decay

Jeffrey Epstein’s apparent suicide kicks off a frenzy of conspiracy theories in the media—and prompts Shadi and Damir to talk through whether we are living through a healthy democratic correction, or something much darker.

Articles mentioned in the podcast:
Ross Douthat on conspiracies (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/opinion/jeffrey-epstein-suicide.html)
YouTube and Bolsonaro (https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/11/world/americas/youtube-brazil.html)

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