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March 29, 2019

Anything Can Be Anything

People connecting the dots that maybe should not be connected.

Matt Chase

Note: The internet version of this episode contains un-beeped curse words. BEEPED VERSION.

Prologue

Host Ira Glass talks to producer Zoe Chace about what she learned about the President and conspiracy theories at a Trump rally. (9 minutes)




The Red Menace Hits the Crimson Tide

A Democrat in Alabama watches helplessly as Russian internet bots play dirty with the 2016 election. But a year later, those same tactics inspire him to organize an election conspiracy of his own. Producer Ben Calhoun has the story. (23 minutes)

Song:

“From Russia With Love” by Matt Monro