Uvalde & Sandy Hook: Hoax Conspiracy Theories & Why People Believe Them with David McRaney – Ask Dr. Drew

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Many people believe that the Sandy Hook school shooting was staged by actors; that the Uvalde and Buffalo shooters were CIA assets; that vaccines contain tracking microchips. When a conspiracy theorist clings tightly to a belief that can be easily refuted with evidence, how can their minds be changed? How can someone help a friend or family member who doesn’t even realize they are trapped in an echo chamber bubble – if they refuse to trust any evidence that proves them wrong?

David McRaney is a science journalist fascinated with brains, minds, and culture. In his new book “How Minds Change” (available June 21, 2022) he examines the psychology behind groupthink and how to guide the lost minds of loved ones to the truth.

Learn more about David at DavidMcRaney.com

“How Minds Change” by David McRaney is available for preorder now at amazon.com

Listen to David’s podcast “You Are Not So Smart” at YouAreNotSoSmart.com and the spinoff podcast: “Exploring Genius” at himalaya.com


Ask Dr. Drew is produced by Kaleb Nation and Susan Pinsky. This show is for entertainment and/or informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

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