Get set to Question Everything
From the mind of comedian Wil Anderson and hosted by The Project’s Jan Fran comes Question Everything, an ABC eight-part series taking a fine-toothed comb to news and misinformation, sorting truth from hearsay and fiction.
If this sounds, well, boring, then never fear! A revolving panel of upand-coming comedians help Anderson and Fran humorously dissect the truth. Look out for some big names too.
Not just light entertainment, the show is also designed to provide the skills to understand everything people hear or see without reading.
Fran said while the show was designed to be entertaining, she hoped viewers came away a bit more empowered.
“I want people to walk away feeling like they’ve had a good time, maybe they’ve learned something interesting. But most of all, I want them to feel like they’re in a much better position to tackle misinformation, disinformation, clickbait, spin — not just what they see in the media, but in their own life.”
She also said the common ground between those who believed conspiracy theories and misinformation and those who didn’t was as simple as shared curiosity and scepticism.
With more misinformation and lies being presented as the truth, from the mildly plausible to outright bizarre, identifying and labelling common truth and misinformation related tactics and behaviour sis more important than ever.
Question Everything airs Wednesdays at 8.30 pm on ABC TV and ABC iview.