Full Fact Vs Scroobius Pip

7 January 2015 | Conor James McKinney

While most of Scroobius Pip’s guests on his Distraction Pieces podcast are celebrities, he also likes to interview people “that aren’t as famous but are very much worth our audience hearing”. When he asked us to take part, we were happy to oblige.

The latest episode sees Will and Phoebe spend an hour chatting with the artist and presenter about what we do, why it’s important and how we carry out our factchecking. We look back at some of our achievements to date, and ahead to our ambitious plans for the general election.

In the podcast, Scroobius Pip says: "I've always been really glad that I've been brought up to be happily proved wrong, enthusiastic to be proved wrong". We talk about how we try to encourage politicians and journalists to adopt a similar attitude, taking pride in accuracy and making an effort to set the record straight if they’ve made a mistake or used an incorrect source of information.

You can download the podcast from iTunes here, or listen online at DistractionPiecesPodcast.com.

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