For Fact’s Sake podcast: How did conspiracy theories lead to an attempted coup in Germany? 2

For Fact’s Sake podcast: How did conspiracy theories lead to an attempted coup in Germany?

In 2022, dozens of people were arrested for planning an attempted coup to overthrow the German government.

It was linked to the ‘Reichsbürger‘, a disparate movement of conspiracists who believe the current government in Germany is illegitimate.

We spoke to Claire Burchett, an expert on the radical right in Germany, about the so-called ‘Reichsbürger plot’, the broad set of beliefs behind it, and its links to the far-right and the military.

Ali and Paul also fact-checked some of the statements made in the SNP leadership election, and in Paul’s Curiousity Corner we explain a bizarre claim that a bank collapse in the US was caused by its ‘woke’ policies.

For Fact’s Sake podcast: How did conspiracy theories lead to an attempted coup in Germany? 3

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