Screw Loose Change on the Radio
I had the honor of giving an interview for the SETI Radio Network, which will be running next week on Sirius Sattelite radio, along with interviews with a guy from 911truth.org and a couple of academics.
We hear the arguments from the author of a web site claiming government involvement in 9/11, and from several experts about how plausible this conspiratorial view might be, and why unconventional theories are so quickly embraced. Also, Phil Plait gives the low-down on one of the most looney of conspiracy theories: the claim that astronauts never set foot on the moon. It’s Skeptical Sunday, but don’t take our word for it.
Michael Berger, spokesperson for the organization 911Truth.org
James Bennett, author of web blog “screw loose change”
Najib Abboud, Associate Principal at Weidlinger Associates, New York
Nicholas Lemann, Dean of the Columbia School of Journalism, New York
Mark Fenster, Associate Professor of Law a the University of Florida, and author of Conspiracy Theories: Secrecy and Power in American Culture
It will also be available on the net, which I will probably be listening to, as I don't have sattelite radio. This is only my second radio interview, so I hope I did a decent job. It was one of those cases where immediately after the interview I thought of 20 different things I could have said. I know for sure I was way too easy on the conspiracy theorists, it must have been that Thanksgiving Day spirit.