Libertarians, those paranoid weirdos! Why do they believe that the government is out to get them? Well, it is, but libertarians are not thoughtless conspiracy theorists — we’re thoughtful ones! We know power is bad, and the state is the most powerful thing there is, so it is probably up to something. Join a delightful panel for a very special episodes of Politics for People Who Hate Politics, during which seven libertarians explore conspiracy theories, advocate for skepticism, but then get very distracted by how much they enjoy the stories for their sake.
-Jesse Walker: Books editor for Reason magazine and Reason.com, author of Rebels on the Air: An Alternative History of Radio in America and The United States of Paranoia: A Conspiracy Theory; @notjessewalker
-Franklin Harris: assistant metro editor for the Decatur Daily; @FranklinH3000
-Joe Steigerwald: Publisher for The Stag Blog, technical dude; @steigerwaldino
The United States of Paranoia by Jesse Walker
“The Greatest Fake Religion of All Time” by Jesse Walker
“In Defense of Paranoia” by Lucy Steigerwald
“The Alien” song by Zach Fountain