Mar 17, 2021 • 36M

BB17: How States Use Fear to Foment Mass Hysteria with Philipp Bagus

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How States Foment Mass Hysteria with Philipp Bagus

Ever since reading The Crucible in tenth grade, I have always been quite interested in the phenomenon of mass hysteria. I almost started a podcast on the subject, chronicling history’s hysterias. As it turns out, I’m not much of a hystorian (though I do secretly hope someone steals the idea).

When I heard today’s guest, Philipp Bagus, had co-authored a paper on the current mass hysteria surrounding the covid-19 pandemic, I needed to talk to him. I know you’ll enjoy and be enlightened by this brief chat!

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