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Alex Jones built his Infowars brand on conspiratorial thinking and table-pounding rage. This week, we look at the three lawsuits testing whether Jones can sustain his business on lies alone. After the LGBT-rights advocate David Buckel committed suicide in Brooklyn's Prospect Park this past weekend, we review the difficult history of self-immolation and we zoom in on one such incident, in Texas in 2014. Plus, an LSD retrospective, featuring never-before-heard audio from author Ken Kesey's acid-fueled hijinks. 1. Lyrissa Lidsky [@LidskyLidsky], professor at University of Missouri's School of Law, on the legal threats to Alex Jones' conspiratorial media business. Listen.
- Andrew Poe, professor of political science at Amherst College, on the history of self-immolation. Listen.
4. River Donaghey and Tom Wolfe, of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, on the legacy of author and LSD evangelist Ken Kesey. Listen. Music: Lost, Night by Bill Frisell Coffee Cold by Galt MacDermot Whispers of Heavenly Death by John Zorn Unaccompanied Cello Suite No.4 in E-Flat Major by Yo-Yo Ma Walking by Flashlight by Maria Schneider Tomorrow Never Knows by Quartetto D'Archi Dell'Orchestra Sinfonica Di Milano