Matt Chorley is a presenter on Times Radio and the host of The Times Redbox podcast. In an age of instant gratification, instant shopping and instant information, did Covid-19 and its lack of credible information at the start make us more susceptible to misinformation? Matteo Bergamini talks to Matt about the difference between opinion and news, trust in the media, extreme views, and the importance of healthy skepticism. Matt also gives you his top tips for ensuring you don’t get caught out by misinformation.

Media Minded explores the bizarre world of misinformation and conspiracies, with interviews from the journalists tasked with fighting them. Each episode focuses on accounts from the journalist being interviewed. 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.