Why the hoax is a particularly American phenomenon

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We consider the history of misinformation. A new book called “Bunk” explores America’s relationship to hoaxes, plagiarists, fakery and facts.

Credits

Guest:
Kevin Young - poet and author of “Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Gina Pollack, Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Quinn O'Toole