The FFS Show episode 14: misleading trans headlines, and Edinburgh Zoo penguins

Ferret Fact Service | Scotland's impartial fact check project GERS

Ali and Sam are back again for episode 14 of The FFS Show.

In this podcast, we look at some misleading headlines around new guidance for schools in supporting trans young people.

Ali also explains and debunks an urban myth about a special job at Edinburgh Zoo helping penguins.

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Listen to episode 14 below and subscribe to The FFS Show on your favourite podcast platform.

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Photo credit: iStock/BrianAJackson.

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