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From antisemitism to flat earthers, JN podcast delves into conspiracy theories

Defining Conspiracism is hosted by journalist Oz Katerji and covers a range of conspiracies from Holocaust denial to anti-vaxxers and flat earthers.

Justin Cohen is the News Editor at the Jewish News

A new series of podcasts exploring conspiracy theories and featuring leading figures in the UK and America has been launched by Jewish News.

Defining Conspiracism is hosted by journalist Oz Katerji and will cover a range of conspiracies from Holocaust denial to anti-vaxxers and flat earthers.

The first episode in the three-part series features author and comedian David Baddiel, Lord Robert Winston, deputy director of Hope not Hate, Jemma Levene and Nicky Woolf, launch editor of New Statesman America and presenter of the Finding Q podcast.

Future guests will include the BBC’s disinformation correspondent Marianna Spring, the CST’s Dave Rich, actor Marlon Solomon and Baroness Catherine Heymans, Scotland’s Astronomer Royal.

Katerji said: “We live in an era of unfettered access to information, and a consequence of that is it has at times become difficult to discriminate between fact and fiction. This podcast was created with the mission to introduce people to the wider world of conspiracism and its potential for real world harm to better arm themselves against disinformation.”

Defining Conspiracism adds to a growing stable of podcasts from this newspaper including a weekly news panel show every Friday.

Producer Justin Cohen said: “The quality of the line-up and the topical nature of the conversation should make this new series a must-listen well beyond the Jewish community – just as Oz’s series exploring post-Corbynism was. We’re delighted to be working with him on his return to the airwaves.”

Defining Conspiracism adds to a growing stable of podcasts from this newspaper including a weekly news panel show every Friday.

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