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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The episode originally aired 12/12/22.
About the Hosts
Adam Levin is the former Director of Consumer Affairs for the State of New Jersey, serial entrepreneur and author of Swiped, which he wrote with his sidekick, writer and cyber mensch, Beau Friedlander. With expert commentary from Travis “Here’s What Actually Happened” Taylor, the show gets everything sorted out—or not—but either way you’re going to have a great time. Something weird happen to you? We’ve got your back.
What the Hack with Adam Levin is a production of Loud Tree Media and is produced by Andrew Steven and Beau Friedlander.