Our Lies: Jenny Offill and James Plath on Conspiracy Theories in History and Literature

James Plath, Jenny Offill, Whitney Terrell, V.V. Ganeshananthan

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In this episode of the podcast Fiction/Non/Fiction , co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan are joined by author Jenny Offill and literary and film critic James Plath. First Offill shares her reaction to the insurrection and attempted coup at the Capitol last week, and discusses her latest novel, Weather , out in paperback next week. Then, Plath explores the origins of conspiracy theories in history and literature and how right-wing extremists have weaponized them under Trump, and talks about editing Critical Insights: Conspiracies .
Original languageAmerican English
StatePublished - Jan 14 2021


  • Creative Writing
  • Nonfiction
  • English Language and Literature
  • American Politics

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