Can you ever put forward a logical argument against an emotional one?

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Darryl Morris is a late-night radio show presenter on TalkRadio in the UK, meaning he is often at the front-line when tackling misinformation. Are we grasping any emotional argument, no matter how ludicrous it might seem, to make senses of the world we live in when fact-based info is scarce? Matteo Bergamini talks to Darryl about what types of misinformation he comes across, the role of the media in society and how he is fighting misinformation, including his top tips for ensuring you don't get caught out.

Media Minded mini audio clips give teachers classroom friendly audio to help teachers and students explore the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each mini audio clip focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed, perfect for class-based activities or teacher CPD. Listen to first-hand experience working in the fast-moving world of breaking news and hear in-depth accounts of investigations into disinformation campaigns.

Presented by Matteo Bergamini
Edited and recorded by Sabina Mckenzie Brown.

This podcast is made possible thanks to the kind support and sponsorship of the US embassy in London and the global engagement centre at the US state department.