Ep. 37 Latitude Live - Anatomy of a conspiracy theory

In a crowded tent at Latitude Festival, journalist Charlie Mole explains how he tracked back how a conspiracy theory had grown and developed, finally ending up on US national news.

In this show, recorded in front of a live audience, Charlie explains how the death of a young Democrat staffer, sparked an elaborate story about revenge killings, secret leaks and shady forces at work.

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Hosted and produced: Maeve McClenaghan

Production support: Cheeka Ayers

Theme music: Dice Muse

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