Joseph Uscinski received his bachelor’s degree from Plymouth State University, his Master’s from University of New Hampshire, and his Doctorate from University of Arizona. His research has appeared in many scholarly journals and outlets. His first book, The People’s News: Media, Politics, and the Demands of Capitalism addresses how audience demands drive news content. His most recent book, American Conspiracy Theories, addresses why people do or don’t believe in conspiracy theories in America. He is currently associate professor of political science at University of Miami.
In the first half, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Miami, Joe Uscinski, discussed why conspiracy theories are so popular among Americans and how some burn brightly and endure, while others flicker and fade.