As a Daily Show correspondent, comedian Roy Wood, Jr. knows a thing or two about fake news and truthiness as well as the truth-and-a-half that is comedy. By skewering the media and the people in the news, he has special insight into how misinformation affects the way we think about the world and what we know.
Roy Wood, Jr. got his start as a journalist, and we explore that with him as he traces his career from truth-based reporting to truth-based comedy. If you’ve ever wondered how a comedy show became America’s go-to source for unfiltered news, you’ll want to hear why Roy Wood, Jr. feels so strongly about what pundits wear when they opine on the day’s events, and why they shouldn’t be allowed to wear suits.
This week’s Tin Foil Swan continues the discussion about misinformation, the many ways it finds its way into your mind, why it exists, and how to make sure the news you read is the real.
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This episode originally aired 12/12/22.