With podcast #11, there are enough Medium podcasts to make a football team. However, that is not what this podcast is about. COVID-19 brings along very random conspiracy theories, such as a book mentioning that a respiratory virus was developed in Wuhan in the 1980s. These kinds of predictions are not exclusive to COVID-19, it has happened with other events too. Adel looks into why such silly predictions keep recurring.
In this edition, listen to why Adel compares Nike to Al Qaeda. Or more importantly, why do people like to believe that works of the past seem to predict the future? What makes those predictions salient? Lastly, an important question is asked, should Adel stay as an editor and never host podcasts again?
That is for you to judge.
Cover: Adel Al Khozaae
- Sopranos, HBO.
- Ahmed Almatrook – WhatsApp voice recording.