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In this week’s episode of Fiction/Non/Fiction, co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan are joined by author Jenny Offill and literary and film critic James Plath. First Offill shares her reaction to the insurrection and attempted coup at the Capitol last week, and discusses her latest novel, Weather, out in paperback next week. Then, Plath explores the origins of conspiracy theories in history and literature and how right-wing extremists have weaponized them under Trump, and talks about editing Critical Insights: Conspiracies.
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This podcast is produced by Andrea Tudhope.
- Critical Insights: Conspiracies
- “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Conspiracy”
- “The American Abyss,” by Timothy Snyder, The New York Times Magazine
- On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder
- Hannah Arendt
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Three Days of the Condor (film) by Sydney Pollack
- Utopia (TV series) by Gillian Flynn
- “Stop Making Sense, or How to Write in the Age of Trump” by Aleksandar Hemon, The Village Voice
- “Jenny Offill: 'I don't miss the world as much as, perhaps, I should'” by Alex Preston, The Guardian
- JFK (film) by Oliver Stone
- Libra by Don DeLillo
- Gravity’s Rainbow by Thomas Pynchon
- V (TV series)
- Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison
- “The Psychology of Conspiracy Theories” by Brielle A. Marino, Psychology Today
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
- “The Hull Case” by Peter Ho Davies
- “Teen Names Family Who Harassed A Black Woman On Video,” Buzzfeed
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