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I Can't Believe it's Not News: A Podcast about Fake News
66 minutes | a year ago
Now it's Time to Say Goodbye
It's our final episode, and the gang is all here. Beth, Elizabeth and Kelly join up for one last time to talk about all they've learned in the three plus years since I Can't Believe it's Not News began. Join us as we talk about our journey and how you can keep fighting fake news.
78 minutes | a year ago
The Fathers of Fake News
We're back with our final episode of our series on the Family Tree of Fake News. This week we take a look at the fathers of Fox News, Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes. Both men have done extensive damage to media credibility and divided Americans into two sides. Join us as we discuss these two perpetrators of misinformation.
69 minutes | 2 years ago
Slum Lords and White Saviors
This week, in our 'Fake New Family Tree' series we are focusing in on two white hot fake news overachievers - Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham. Both contribute to the spread of misinformation from the most watched fake news platform, Fox News. The High Priest and Priestess of Hate make quite the iconic duo as they spin and weave a narrative of lies on a nightly basis to their misled fans.
65 minutes | 2 years ago
Call Your Dad; the Government is a Cult!
This week we explore the broken branches of this fake news family tree- our current president and his Igor...I mean his VP. Trump and Pence may have literally nothing in common, but boy, are they willing to do anything to hang on to their current power. Lying is apparently perfectly fine, as long as you have God in your corner!
71 minutes | 2 years ago
Limbaugh and Levine, the Duplicitous Duo
We're back! Beth and Kelly are off and running this week on part two of the new series on the greatest fake news makers of our time. This week we turn the dial over to the radio - where we look at Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin. They're fightin' mad, as long as they don't actually have to leave the studio!
69 minutes | 2 years ago
Fake News Family Tree, Part One
This episode Kelly and Beth take on a new series, where we look at fake news makers as opposed to the fake news itself. We think it's important to know who runs the behind the scenes for the fake news industry we see today. We begin by looking at some of the keystone components of fake news media - the John Birch Society and the Koch Brothers.
57 minutes | 2 years ago
False Memories and Fake News
And we're back! This week Kelly and Beth talk about fake memories and how they play a role in fake news and possibly the future of politics. Much of our discussion is related to a study entitled False Memories for Fake News During Ireland’s Abortion Referendum published in the journal Psychological Science in August 2019. This study indicates that during a campaign people are most likely to believe fake news and/or form false memories if that story lines up with previously held beliefs of the participant.
64 minutes | 2 years ago
En(gender)ed - An Interview with Teri Yuan
This week Beth and Kelly continue to explore the theme of when fake news happens to you... and we talk with Teri Yuan, from the En(gender)ed podcast about a syndrome called PAS or "Parental Alienation Syndrome". Trigger warning/Content Warning: This episode contains discussion of domestic violence, and violence against children. Please be aware before listening or reading further. Thank you.
41 minutes | 2 years ago
When Fake News gets Personal
Hey listeners, this episode we are taking a brief moment to talk about something that happened to us after we posted the last episode. We received a bunch of comments on Facebook from people who definitely had not listened to our show, yet felt they had to reach out to tell us how horribly wrong we are. We've gotten a few of these comments before, but nothing like the 70+ comments we received this past time. Because of this, we decided to use this moment to address what happened.
51 minutes | 2 years ago
Smokey Eyes and Black Mirrors
We're back! This week we're providing a fitting send off to one of our favorite lying liars by talking about - you guessed it! - the lies she's told us. Farewell Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and may the odds be ever in our favor...
64 minutes | 2 years ago
Hear Yourself Think
This week Beth and Kelly have guests! Dave and Erin Ninehouser from Hear Yourself Think join us to discuss how they started and how to bring reason back to the table. Beth originally heard about this great organization during our prep for our last episode, where we reviewed the documentary "The Brainwashing of my Dad" and Dave and Erin graciously agreed to join us.
66 minutes | 2 years ago
What does the Fox say?
This week Beth and Kelly take a moment to appreciate Amazon Prime. Specifically the movie The Brainwashing of my Dad on Amazon Prime. Filmmaker Jen Senko explores the radical change of her once Democratic father to an angry right-wing fanatic after his immersion in talk radio and Fox News. She discovers this to be a powerful phenomenon that has divided families across the nation. Take a listen as we fact check, discuss and reveal our own stories of right wing media taking control of our own family members.
67 minutes | 2 years ago
Hit Me With Your Best Shot
Welcome back! This week Beth and Kelly look at a topic that is pretty controversial - the Anti-Vaccine movement. Let's discuss why this misinformation campaign is so dangerous to the public's health, whether vaccines should be mandatory and just how dangerous some of these diseases are. Are you ready to give this a shot?
49 minutes | 2 years ago
Under the (Russian) Bridge
This week Beth and Kelly are back to talk about troll farms. Not just any troll farms either - we got you the best, most prolific Russian troll farm in the world - the Internet Research Agency - aka the IRA. Not like that other one. Or the other other one. This is the Russian one that was placed under sanction by the US government for their role in interfering with the US elections in 2016. Sound fun? Let's dive in!
47 minutes | 2 years ago
Wildfire and Murder Rumors
In this week's episode, Beth and Kelly look into the popularity of the death hoax in its many, many forms. What is that, you say? Well, we'll tell you! A death hoax is a deliberate or confused report of someone's death that turns out to be incorrect and murder rumors. Join us as we take a look at fake death rumors, faked deaths and even faker fake deaths!
62 minutes | 2 years ago
The Biggest Fool
Happy April Fools Day! Beth and Kelly are back with a new episode about the stories that fooled them, and the story that fooled us all: Theranos and the magic blood test. Take a listen as they discuss #FakeMelania (Kelly is maybe still a believer) and the urban legend about flashing your lights to strangers. Finally, Kelly and Beth take on the whirlwind case of Elizabeth Holmes and her Edison machine. Was she a genius or just another grifter ready to take a fool's money? Let's get into it!
54 minutes | 2 years ago
We're Going Deep
And, we're back! Beth and Kelly return after a much needed break for a new episode about the dark web of youtube; yes, they are talking deepfakes this week. So, what are deepfakes? Let's get into it. Deepfakes are AI generated video that pretty perfectly simulate the facial movements/features of any person and superimpose them into a video (usually porn, because the internet is 75% porn anyway). It is a BIG. DEAL.
56 minutes | 2 years ago
That's a Wrap (Up)
In the final episode of 2018, Beth and Kelly try to leave it on the lighter side by discussing some of the funnier fake news items of 2018. Why do so many fake news stories revolve around guys doing stupid stuff? You'll laugh, you'll learn, you'll get some great jams!
52 minutes | 3 years ago
It's a Trap!
This week Beth and Kelly talk about the fake news in the run-up to the November 6th election, and a tiny bit of post election fakery. Did Mueller sexually assault a woman in the past? Is the caravan full of criminals and people from the Middle East, as Trump claims? Are we saying goodbye to the 14th Amendment? Did democrats just elect a bunch of racist, anti-semites? Join us and find out!
59 minutes | 3 years ago
To the Source
This week Beth and Kelly check in with Vanessa Otero, the creator of Media Bias Chart. The chart is now of version 4.0 and is working it's way to becoming an interactive web version along with an actual data company that will provide analysis of media sources over time. Kelly and Beth also discuss the recent murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and why the story is important, despite Breitbart's claims.
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