12 episodes

A podcast taking a light hearted approach to fact checking unbelievable news stories and memes being shared online. We tell you what's true, what's bull and we have a little fun along the way.

And yes, we know, it is a stupid name. But then so is Tokyo Sexwale.

So why not join the Secretary of State for Nonsense and the team as they step up and do the research you can't be bothered to do for yourself in the battle against the real fake news.

The Ministry of Swooping: A Fake News Podcast Al Galpin

    • News Commentary
    • 5.0, 6 Ratings

A podcast taking a light hearted approach to fact checking unbelievable news stories and memes being shared online. We tell you what's true, what's bull and we have a little fun along the way.

And yes, we know, it is a stupid name. But then so is Tokyo Sexwale.

So why not join the Secretary of State for Nonsense and the team as they step up and do the research you can't be bothered to do for yourself in the battle against the real fake news.

    Irene Sendler / Extinction Rebellion / Super Mario Bros - with Tiernan Douieb

    Irene Sendler / Extinction Rebellion / Super Mario Bros - with Tiernan Douieb

    AKA: What is Batman's guilty pleasure? Shitting out a perfect Cumberland sausage.

    This week Al is joined by comedian and podcaster Tiernan Douieb. The pair discuss the possibility of food being cheaper post-brexit (which turns into a discussion about battery bees), the story of Irene Sendler and how she lost a Nobel Peace Prize to Al Gore's "slide show on global warming", Extinction Rebellion's Diesel generator, making as much money as Jeff Bezos, Supreme Court judges EU stipends and the size of the Super Mario Bros cartridge.

    Plus Tiernan takes on the Fact Check Quiz and tells Al about how he almost fell asleep at a gig.

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    You can find Tiernan on Twitter: @TiernanDouieb and @ParPolBro. For details of his upcoming stand-up gigs see tiernandouieb.co.uk and his podcast, the Partly Political Broadcast, is available wherever you get your podcasts.

    Want more details about the stories we've discussed on this episode? Read our show notes Google Doc.

    You can now buy Ministry of Swooping Merch, check out moswooping.teemil.com.

    Come like our Facebook Page, join our Facebook Group, follow us on Twitter and Instagram,  or email moswooping@gmail.com.


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    • 1 hr
    NASA fake global warming / Rolex solves a murder / Plastic from Christmas Crackers

    NASA fake global warming / Rolex solves a murder / Plastic from Christmas Crackers

    AKA: They said we were crazy. They said we couldn't put A**l Beads inside of Tories. They were wrong.

    Al is joined by Matt Lees and the two discuss two things Boris Johnson said, or supposedly said, how much plastic crap really comes from British Christmas Crackers, the alleged faking of global warming data by NASA, how a Rolex watch solved a murder and what activated charcoal in food does for your health.

    Plus Matt becomes the first person to play the Fact Check Game and not get 7 out of 10. But did he score higher or lower?

    As a special bonus for our Anchor listeners only you can hear a clip from "Maybe I'm Not Leavin'... But Baby, I'm Leavin' You" by the Matt Lees Band at the end of the show.

    Want more details about the stories we've discussed on this episode? Read our show notes Google Doc.

    You can now buy Ministry of Swooping Merch, check out moswooping.teemil.com.

    Come like our Facebook Page, join our Facebook Group, follow us on Twitter and Instagram,  or email moswooping@gmail.com.

    You can find Matt on Twitter: @LegendPodcast and check out his music on Spotify.


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    • 58 min
    Common Misconception Special

    Common Misconception Special

    AKA: What's there a ton of in Heaven? Balls.

    So it's #InternationalPodcastDay and we're doing something a bit different. Instead of the usual fake news and meme debunking Al's here flying solo doing a special episode looking at seven common misconceptions.

    So prepare to be schooled on Daddy Longlegs, George Washington's teeth, Sleepwalking, Napoleon, Twinkies, Duck Quacks and the origins of the word Fuck!

    Tune in next week for a much better episode. For now, courage. 

    You can now buy Ministry of Swooping Merch, check out moswooping.teemil.com.

    Come like our Facebook Page, join our Facebook Group, follow us on Twitter and Instagram,  or email moswooping@gmail.com.


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    • 12 min
    Climate Strike Rubbish / Area 51 Raid Deaths / Diane Abbott Balloon Headcase

    Climate Strike Rubbish / Area 51 Raid Deaths / Diane Abbott Balloon Headcase

    AKA: Menstrual Rage, good to the last drop

    This week Al is joined by wife Kitty as they discuss rubbish left by climate change strikers,  Area 51 raid deaths, Nikola Tesla's mobile phone predictions, Robin Williams friendship with Christopher Reeve, Diane Abbott Balloon Headcase and the cost comparisons between Donald Trump's border wall and the Obamacare website.

    Plus can Kitty end the three-way tie at the top of the Fact Check Leaderboard?

    Want more details about the stories we've discussed on this episode? Read our show notes Google Doc.

    You can now buy Ministry of Swooping Merch, check out moswooping.teemil.com.

    Come like our Facebook Page, join our Facebook Group, follow us on Twitter and Instagram,  or email moswooping@gmail.com.

    You can find Kitty on Twitter: @kitty_galpin and find out more about the National Childbirth Trust at www.nct.org.uk.


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    • 47 min
    Lisbon Treaty / Bottled Water / Admissions Scandal

    Lisbon Treaty / Bottled Water / Admissions Scandal

    AKA: Today on the Jeremy Kyle show: "Help, my son is inserting a Mason Jar into my anus!"

    This week Al is joined by Jack & Ada from the Totally Unprepared Politics Show as they discuss the Tory ad which was removed from Facebook, whether Boris Johnsons backers are really betting on a no deal Brexit, the truth behind the Lisbon Treaty,  the man who buried vodka on the site of a festival and dug it up on entry, bottled water from public supplies and a meme about the college admissions scandal.

    Plus can the pair topple Jim & Karin from the top of the Fact Check Leaderboard?

    Want more details about the stories we've discussed on this episode? Read our show notes Google Doc.

    You can now buy Ministry of Swooping Merch, check out moswooping.teemil.com.

    Come like our Facebook Page, join our Facebook Group, follow us on Twitter and Instagram,  or email moswooping@gmail.com.

    You can find Totally Unprepared Politics Show on Twitter: @TheTUPShow


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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Flag burning Remainers / Dominic Cummings / The Suicide Plant

    Flag burning Remainers / Dominic Cummings / The Suicide Plant

    AKA: What don't you want to find in your Kung Pao chicken? Emma Watson.

    This week Al is joined by Karin Robinson from the Primarily 2020 podcast as they discuss flag burning remainers, Dominic Cummings beliefs on the poor, the women who sued an amusement park after they broke in and injured themselves, a plant that causes so much pain you want to kill yourself, taxes in Scotland and how much Oxygen is created by the Amazon.

    Want more details about the stories we've discussed on this episode? Read our show notes Google Doc.

    You can now buy Ministry of Swooping Merch, check out moswooping.teemil.com.

    Come like our Facebook Page, join our Facebook Group, follow us on Twitter and Instagram,  or email moswooping@gmail.com.

    You can find Karin on Twitter: @karinjr


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    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

#ahhgee ,

Good news!

An enjoyable listen to the week’s news, fake or otherwise.. recommended. Presented by delightful hosts with a variety of guests each episode. This is the news.

Albie Baggins ,

Definitely not fake news

A fun light hearted look at some unusual news stories, mixed with some friendly chat. It's an easy listen that's very enjoyable.

SparetimeLegend81 ,

Definitely not fake

Excellent concept for a podcast in a world full of fake news and memes.

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