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August 29, 2021

Havana Syndrome and Mass Hysteria
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Havana Syndrome and Mass Hysteria, Hr 1
Richard welcomes a sociologist specializing in mass hysteria and social panics, rumors, gossip, fads, crazes, manias, moral panics, stampedes, urban legends, community threat panics, riots, 'cults,' social movements, and folie a deux.

Guest: Dr. Robert Bartholomew is a sociologist who studies topics on the margins of science, such as UFOs, Bigfoot and lake monsters. He has also published widely on mass hysteria and social panics including a recent groundbreaking study in The Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine on how social media is spreading mass psychogenic illness. He teaches history at Botany College in Auckland, New Zealand.

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Havana Syndrome and Mass Hysteria, Hr 1
Richard continues the conversation about mass hysteria with Dr. Robert Bartholomew, touching on microwave targeted individuals, Trump Derangement Syndrome, alien abductions, and the documented story of a young man who believed he was a cat.
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