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The Ministry of Swooping: A Fake News Podcast

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A podcast taking a light hearted approach to fact checking unbelievable news stories and memes being shared online. We tell you what's true, what's bull and we have a little fun along the way. And yes, we know, it is a stupid name. But then so is Tokyo Sexwale. So why not join the Secretary of State for Nonsense and the team as they step up and do the research you can't be bothered to do for yourself in the battle against the real fake news.

A podcast taking a light hearted approach to fact checking unbelievable news stories and memes being shared online. We tell you what's true, what's bull and we have a little fun along the way. And yes, we know, it is a stupid name. But then so is Tokyo Sexwale. So why not join the Secretary of State for Nonsense and the team as they step up and do the research you can't be bothered to do for yourself in the battle against the real fake news.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

A podcast taking a light hearted approach to fact checking unbelievable news stories and memes being shared online. We tell you what's true, what's bull and we have a little fun along the way. And yes, we know, it is a stupid name. But then so is Tokyo Sexwale. So why not join the Secretary of State for Nonsense and the team as they step up and do the research you can't be bothered to do for yourself in the battle against the real fake news.

Twitter:

@MoSwooping

Language:

English


Episodes

Sporting Myth Special @ SuperPod 2020

6/19/2020
Back when we were allowed to go into bars, there was SuperPod 2020; a two day podcast festival in Southampton. Ministry of Swooping opened the whole weekend as Al was joined by Doctor Squee for a special Sporting Myth's episode, in aid of Sport Relief. So listen in to find out the truth about the phrase "Last guys finish last", the football chant "Who ate all the pies?" and more. Plus a sporting version of the fact check quiz. As well as this there's also a special update about the future...

Duration:00:55:47

Irene Sendler / Extinction Rebellion / Super Mario Bros - with Tiernan Douieb

10/17/2019
AKA: What is Batman's guilty pleasure? Shitting out a perfect Cumberland sausage. This week Al is joined by comedian and podcaster Tiernan Douieb. The pair discuss the possibility of food being cheaper post-brexit (which turns into a discussion about battery bees), the story of Irene Sendler and how she lost a Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore's "slide show on global warming", Extinction Rebellion's Diesel generator, making as much money as Jeff Bezos, Supreme Court judges EU stipends and the...

Duration:01:00:07

NASA fake global warming / Rolex solves a murder / Plastic from Christmas Crackers

10/8/2019
AKA: They said we were crazy. They said we couldn't put Anal Beads inside of Tories. They were wrong. Al is joined by Matt Lees and the two discuss two things Boris Johnson said, or supposedly said, how much plastic crap really comes from British Christmas Crackers, the alleged faking of global warming data by NASA, how a Rolex watch solved a murder and what activated charcoal in food does for your health. Plus Matt becomes the first person to play the Fact Check Game and not get 7 out of...

Duration:00:58:38

Common Misconception Special

9/30/2019
AKA: What's there a ton of in Heaven? Balls. So it's #InternationalPodcastDay and we're doing something a bit different. Instead of the usual fake news and meme debunking Al's here flying solo doing a special episode looking at seven common misconceptions. So prepare to be schooled on Daddy Longlegs, George Washington's teeth, Sleepwalking, Napoleon, Twinkies, Duck Quacks and the origins of the word Fuck! Tune in next week for a much better episode. For now, courage. You can now buy...

Duration:00:12:33

Climate Strike Rubbish / Area 51 Raid Deaths / Diane Abbott Balloon Headcase

9/24/2019
AKA: Menstrual Rage, good to the last drop This week Al is joined by wife Kitty as they discuss rubbish left by climate change strikers, Area 51 raid deaths, Nikola Tesla's mobile phone predictions, Robin Williams friendship with Christopher Reeve, Diane Abbott Balloon Headcase and the cost comparisons between Donald Trump's border wall and the Obamacare website. Plus can Kitty end the three-way tie at the top of the Fact Check Leaderboard? Want more details about the stories we've...

Duration:00:47:59

Lisbon Treaty / Bottled Water / Admissions Scandal

9/18/2019
AKA: Today on the Jeremy Kyle show: "Help, my son is inserting a Mason Jar into my anus!" This week Al is joined by Jack & Ada from the Totally Unprepared Politics Show as they discuss the Tory ad which was removed from Facebook, whether Boris Johnsons backers are really betting on a no deal Brexit, the truth behind the Lisbon Treaty, the man who buried vodka on the site of a festival and dug it up on entry, bottled water from public supplies and a meme about the college admissions...

Duration:01:09:40

Flag burning Remainers / Dominic Cummings / The Suicide Plant

9/11/2019
AKA: What don't you want to find in your Kung Pao chicken? Emma Watson. This week Al is joined by Karin Robinson from the Primarily 2020 podcast as they discuss flag burning remainers, Dominic Cummings beliefs on the poor, the women who sued an amusement park after they broke in and injured themselves, a plant that causes so much pain you want to kill yourself, taxes in Scotland and how much Oxygen is created by the Amazon. Want more details about the stories we've discussed on this...

Duration:01:05:42

EU Regulations on Cabbages / Paracetamol on the NHS / MP's on Brexit

9/4/2019
AKA: In her latest feature-length film, Tracy Beaker struggles with Land mines for the first time. This week Al is joined by Jim Cliff from the Fallacious Trump podcast as they discuss 9 things women couldn't do in 1971, the EU regulations on Cabbages, the money spent on the Amazon wildfires compared with the film Venom, Wall Street's historical "border wall" to keep out the English, the NHS spend on paracetamol and everyone's favourite topic... Brexit! Plus find out which recent fact the...

Duration:00:00:52

EasyJet Backless Seats / Nicola Sturgeon / Russian Explosion

8/20/2019
AKA: A Mopey Zoo Lion This week Al has dragged his wife Kitty back onto the show, and they're joined by Andy Harland from the Dredgeland Podcast Spectacular. The trio answer such questions as: did a woman really sat on an airline seat with no back? Is Nicola Sturgeon really unhappy at being photographed with Boris Johnson and the Union Flag? Was there really a nuclear explosion in Russia? Did cops really spray themselves with fake blood? Do Facebook really own your content unless you post...

Duration:00:58:26

Ministry of Swooping Trailer

8/8/2019
A little teaser from our first three episodes. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/moswooping/message

Duration:00:01:55

Win Vegas Holidays / El Paso Shooter / Killer Seagulls

8/6/2019
AKA Why am I sticky? Surprise sex! This week Al is joined by former colleague and podcast virgin Nik Chapple and former school buddy Lloyd Collins. They discuss winning Vegas holidays on Facebook, a woman who defecated on her bosses desk, Steve Jobs' last words, bullet resistant backpacks, seagulls that kidnap dogs and did the El Paso shooter really post a gun homage to Donald Trump? If that isn't enough nonsense for you; find out what arcade game Al is useless at, Lloyd tells us what wild...

Duration:00:53:01

Eating Prime Ministers / Zombie Chicken / Mr Rogers

7/31/2019
AKA: Airport security guidelines now prohibit full frontal nudity. This week your Secretary of State for Nonsense, Al Galpin, is once again joined by the most reluctant podcaster Kitty Galpin; and podcaster extraordinaire Matt Lees. The trio tackle some questionable news stories and memes from the past week as they seek out the truth. Did the Dutch really eat a Prime Minister in 1672? Is that really a video of a Zombie Chicken? And did the Teletubbies sun baby really have a baby? Plus it's...

Duration:00:48:20

FaceApp / Area 51 Raid / Center Parcs

7/25/2019
AKA: I get by with a little help from bioengineered assault turtles with acid breath It's the first ever episode of the Ministry of Swooping, the podcast taking a tongue-in-cheek look at fake news and untrustworthy memes. Joining the Secretary of State for Nonsense, Al Galpin, are this weeks under-secretaries; "The worlds most reluctant podcaster" Kitty Galpin and "Your favourite podcasters favourite podcaster" Matt Lees. The MoS seeks out the truth and the fiction in stories about FaceApp,...

Duration:00:52:46