Open for Discussion
About This Show
Join lecturer in public policy, Dr Chris Neff from the University of Sydney as he turns his sceptical eye and curious mind to the world of research.
Each episode an academic will join Chris in his office to explore the latest research on topics that affect us all. From housing prices to diet guidelines and everything in between, Chris will question what the evidence says, debunking myths and assumptions along the way.
Open for discussion is a podcast series produced by the University of Sydney. As Australia’s first university we’ve been challenging traditions for more than 160 years.
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Most Recent Episode
Huh? Meaning, language and fake news - Professor Nick Enfield
Oct 19, 2017
In this conversation Professor Nick Enfield, Chair of Linguistics at the University of Sydney joins host Dr Chris Neff to discuss striving for understanding in language and its relation to the age of fake news.
Professor Enfield contributed to research showing that, worldwide, on average we seek clarification in our conversations every 90 seconds and heads the University’s Post Truth Initiative. It looks at a range of ways to understand and confront the problem of alternative facts, fake news, propaganda, and bullsh*t.
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