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Episode from the podcastMatt D’Elia Is Confused

Conspirituality & Its Discontents

Released Tuesday, 26th January 2021
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Matt welcomes his first guest in several weeks— writer / philosopher Jules Evans. Jules has written extensively on ‘conspirituality’— the strange and in many ways unexpected convergence of the New Age cultural movement and the Far Right political movement— most notably his two recent and widely shared essays, ‘Nazi Hippies: When The New Age & Far Right Overlap’ and ‘Conspirituality: The Overlap Between The New Age & Conspiracy Beliefs’. He and Matt go deep on the surprisingly long history of connections between various New Age ideas and fascist ideologies, the latent ways in which these seemingly very different strains of thought actually DO make sensical albeit strange bedfellows, the present ways in which they merge together, their apparent incoherence upon even the slightest scrutiny, and the social as well as cultural milieus that give rise to these types of particularly conspiratorial periods in world history.

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