Episode 97: Appalatchiks (w/ special guest Hannah Gais)

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Writer Hannah Gais (@hannahgais) joins us to talk about her article in The Baffler about what the late Soviet Union's obsession with conspiracy theories can tell us about our current political and cultural moment. After that we discuss an article in the New York Times about an Appalachian coding nonprofit that turned out to be a fraud. Read Hannah's article here: https://thebaffler.com/latest/psychic-healing-at-the-end-of-history-gais Read the New York Times article here: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/us/mined-minds-west-virginia-coding.html And support our Patreon here: www.patreon.com/trillbillyworkersparty

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