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How Do You Know What’s True?

That’s the premise behind “Disinformation” – with award-winning Evergreen host Paul Brandus. Get ready for amazing stories – war, espionage, corruption, elections, and assorted trickery showing how false information is turning our world inside out – and what we can do about it. A co-production of Evergreen and Emergent Risk International.

Ep 8: No Delete Button

Jan 5, 2023 | S:1 E:8

On the second anniversary of the attack on the U.S. Capitol, we look at the government’s need to recalibrate its approach to domestic terrorism. But a revamping of basic American institutions is needed as well – featuring Dr. David Gioe, Associate Professor of History at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Director of Studies for the Cambridge Security Initiative and co-convener of its International Security and Intelligence program.

Ep 7: A House Divided

Dec 15, 2022 | S:1 E:7

Americans see each other in increasingly tribalistic terms — one side or the other, and the nation seems, at times, a tinderbox for violence. Adversaries (or perhaps enemies) like Russia, China and others are only too happy to pile on. Featuring John Cohen, former acting under secretary for intelligence and the counterterrorism coordinator, U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Ep 6: Lights and Wires In A Box

Nov 29, 2022 | S:1 E:6

We were told decades ago of television’s immense power to do good—or to rip at the fabric of our democracy. Thanks to disinformation, the same holds true today for the internet and social media.
Special thanks to analyst Meredith Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Emergent Risk International, Counter-terrorism expert John Cohen, and former CIA officer Cindy Otis, author of “True or False.”

Ep 5: Leon Panetta: Disinformation in the Modern World

Nov 10, 2022 | S:1 E:5

One of just three people in American history to be both Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency – Leon Panetta shares his views on Russia, Vladimir Putin, China, disinformation, and his worries for the survival of the United States in an age of division and lies. Analyst Meredith Wilson also weighs in.

Ep 4: The Modern Election

Oct 27, 2022 | S:1 E:4

What lessons have social media firms learned from the 2020 election — and what are they doing as the 2022 midterm election looms? Analyst Meredith Wilson – the chief executive officer of Emergent Risk International – and guest Katie Harbath, a technology executive, chief executive officer of Anchor Change and former director of public policy at Facebook, weigh in.

Ep 3: Anyone Can Do It

Oct 13, 2022 | S:1 E:3

The immense power and reach of social media and the internet can act as accelerants for disinformation. Paul’s guests include Meredith Wilson, chief executive officer of Emergent Risk International and ERI’s Brady Roberts.

Ep 2: Disinformation in the Cold War

Sep 30, 2022 | S:1 E:2

A top CIA official and others explore the long struggle between America and the Soviet Union, and the role disinformation played.

Ep 1: Disinformation & World War II

Sep 15, 2022 | S:1 E:1
Disinformation played a huge role in winning the greatest conflict of the second World War. Host Paul Brandus explores the guille behind D-Day, Midway, and other key battles and moments that led to Allied success in WWII.

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