We’ve got a brand new series of podcasts, and a brand new name.
The FFS Show is now For Fact’s Sake! Paul and Ali are still here with great new podcast-exclusive guests and fact-checking.
This week we spoke to Robert Lawson, an associate professor in sociolinguistics at Birmingham City University, and an expert on masculinity and how men communicate online. He explained the appeal of Andrew Tate’s hyper-mascunile, mysogynistic persona to some young men, and how he managed to rocket from obscurity to international fame in such a short time.
Ali and Paul also discuss false claims that an increase in public defibrillators is linked to the Covid-19 vaccine, and Ali talks us through the UK’s controversial block on gender recognition reform in Scotland.
- Robert’s forthcoming book, Language and Mediated Masculinities, will be available in the UK soon.
- Further reading on the cult of Andrew Tate.
- Ferret Fact Service explainer on Scotland’s gender recognition reform and Section 35.
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