Donald Trump’s Presidency has signalled a shift to the age of fake news and post-truth. In this conversation, linguist Professor Nick Enfield joins Chris to discuss striving for understanding in language.
Professor Enfield contributed to research showing that on average we seek clarification in our conversations every 90 seconds and heads the University’s Post Truth Initiative. It looks at a range of ways to understand and confront the problem of alternative facts, fake news, propaganda, and bullshit.
Host: Dr Chris Neff
Guest: Professor Nick Enfield
Producers: Verity Leatherdale and Annika Dean
Editor: Caitlin Gibson