The idea that we're living in a post-truth era is nonsense. Politicians have always lied. Instead, we're in a golden era of bullshit. We discuss the spread of bullshit in 2016 - Brexit, Trump and the deficit - and how best to counter it.
Jonathan Swift's essay on the art of political bullshit can be read here.
The two blogs on political bullshit by Jonathan Hopkin and Ben Rosamund can be read here and here.
A book we mention in this episode is Peter Oborne's The Rise of Political Lying.
We're back next week with a look back at the American Election. Hold on to your hats!