Exploring The Flat Earth Conspiracy With Kelly Weill
People have known the earth is a globe for thousands of years. So, why do some contemporary conspiracy theorists still insist that our planet is flat?
The author Kelly Weill sets out to answer that question and others in a new book. She says that when humans are confronted with a complex and often inscrutable world, it’s natural that many seek simple answers — such as the earth is flat, surrounded by an ice wall and safely capped off by a roof upon which outer space is depicted. Today, the flat earth conspiracy is growing, fueled by social media and tangled with other conspiracies. And while it might be easy to dismiss flat earthers as trolls, at least one man recently lost his life trying to prove its validity. Kelly Weill joins us Friday at noon to talk about the flat earth conspiracy, where it came from and why it’s growing.
Air date: April 22, 2022 at noon and April 23 at 11 a.m.