Stuff They Don't Want You to Know (Hardcover)

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"A well-researched book that separates fact from fiction (and from insane theories), this great collection is based on the podcast of the same name. Human experimentation, surveillance and secret societies are just a few chapters. The authors track the origins of some conspiracy theories as well as acknowledge those that are literally true.
Does it seem like Lyme Disease just came out of nowhere and now we all know someone who has been infected?  The strain of bacteria B.Burgdorferi  has been found in mice from 1896, as well as samples from before the last ice age. A financial baron that would stop at nothing, including financing a coup in Honduras for the sake of bananas? Yup, that's true.

What looks at first like a pro-conspiracy theory manifesto is in fact the exact opposite. A great gift for the realist or believer in your life, Stuff They Don't Want You To Know will be a valuable resource when you argue with that weird uncle at the holiday table once a year."--Reviewed by Jennifer


“Interesting...Bowlin's calmly rational approach to the subject of conspiracy theories shows the importance of logic and evidence.”—Booklist

"A page-turning book to give to someone who believes in pizza pedophilia or that the Illuminati rule the world."—Kirkus Reviews

The co-hosts of the hit podcast Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know, Ben Bowlin, Matthew Frederick, & Noel Brown, discern conspiracy fact from fiction in this sharp, humorous, compulsively readable, and gorgeously illustrated book.

In times of chaos and uncertainty, when trust is low and economic disparity is high, when political institutions are crumbling and cultural animosities are building, conspiracy theories find fertile ground. Many are wild, most are untrue, a few are hard to ignore, but all of them share one vital trait: there’s a seed of truth at their center. That seed carries the sordid, conspiracy-riddled history of our institutions and corporations woven into its DNA.

Ben Bowlin, Matt Frederick, and Noel Brown host the popular iHeart Media podcast, Stuff They Don’t Want You To Know. They are experts at exploring, explaining, and interrogating today’s emergent conspiracies—from chem trails and biological testing to the secrets of lobbying and the indisputable evidence of UFOs.

Written in a smart, witty, and conversational style, elevated with amazing illustrations, Stuff They Don’t Want You to Know is a vital book in understanding the nature of conspiracy and using truth as a powerful weapon against ignorance, misinformation, and lies.

About the Author

Ben Bowlin is the co-host of iHeart Media's hit podcast Stuff They Don't Want You to Know. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Matt Frederick is the co-host of iHeart Media's hit podcast Stuff They Don't Want You to Know. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Noel Brown is the co-host of iHeart Media's hit podcast Stuff They Don't Want You to Know. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250268563
ISBN-10: 1250268567
Publisher: Flatiron Books
Publication Date: October 11th, 2022
Pages: 240
Language: English