Listening guide: “Flagrant foul: Misinformation and sports”
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In Season 3 Episode 3 “Flagrant foul: Misinformation and sports” guest host Jake Lloyd digs into how misinformation manifests in the sports world with author and journalist Jemele Hill, a contributing writer for The Atlantic and host of the Spotify podcast Jemele Hill is Unbothered. Hill discusses not only how sports falsehoods spread, but also how the nature of sports reporting makes it more resistant to manipulation than news coverage.