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Season Four! Mis- and Dis- information

This season of Wonks and War Rooms is going to focus on mis- and dis- information. We'll talk about information disorder, political polarization, post-truth politics, and more! Tune in to hear from political strategists, journalists, public policy folks, and academics.

Get caught up on past episodes and find fully annotated transcripts in English and French at


Episode Transcript: S04 Trailer - Season Four! Mis- and Dis- information

Read the transcript below or download a copy in the language of your choice:

Elizabeth [00:00:05] Welcome to Wonks and War Rooms, where political communication theory meets on-the-ground strategy. I'm your host Elizabeth Dubois. I'm an associate professor at the University of Ottawa, and my pronouns are she/her. Today, I'm recording from the traditional and unceded territory of the Algonquin people.

[00:00:20] Today, it's just a quick teaser for what you can expect this season on Wonks and War Rooms. We're focusing on mis- and disinformation. We're going to be talking about how to define those terms, what wider ideas like information disorder are, how mis- and dis-info are the same or different from propaganda, what post-truth politics might mean, and so much more. I'll be chatting with political strategists and campaigners, journalists, public policy folks, and academics.

[00:00:48] Over the course of the season. I'm hoping that you'll learn what exactly mis- dis-info actually are and what we can and can't do about them.

[00:00:58] In the meantime, you can get caught up on past episodes of Wonks and War Rooms. You can download them wherever you get your podcasts or head over to There you'll also find full transcripts that are completely annotated with lots of extra resources. We've made those transcripts available in both English and French.

[00:01:17] This season, like last season, is brought to you in part through a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Digital Citizen Initiative.

[00:01:25] Thanks so much, and I'm excited to have you listen along this season.

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