Of the (many) exhausting things about social media, one of the most tedious is the self-appointed authorities spouting armchair commentary on any and every subject, all while experts are increasingly degraded or ignored in our politics and media. From climate science to historical knowledge, if expert findings don’t suit a certain political narrative, they’re ultimately dismissed. Communications expert Ed Coper (Facts and Other Lies), economist Richard Denniss (Big: The Role of the State in the Modern Economy) and marine ecologist Adriana Vergés sit down with Sophie Black to consider how we make sense of the world and who we should be listening to when everyone’s an ‘expert’.
If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and follow our channel.
Sydney Writers' Festival podcasts are available on all major podcast platforms.