• by Evan Davis
  • Narrated by Evan Davis
  • 9 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Low-level dishonesty is rife everywhere, in the form of exaggeration, selective use of facts, economy with the truth, careful drafting - from Trump and the Brexit debate to companies that tell us 'your call is important to us'. How did we get to a place where bullshit is not just rife but apparently so effective that it's become the communications strategy of our times?
This brilliantly insightful book steps inside the panoply of deception employed in all walks of life and assesses how it has come to this. It sets out the surprising logic which explains why bullshit is both pervasive and persistent. Why are company annual reports often nonsense? Why should you not trust estate agents? And, above all, why has political campaigning become the art of stretching the truth?
Drawing on behavioural science, economics, psychology and of course his knowledge of the media, Evan ends by providing listeners with a tool kit to handle the kinds of deceptions we encounter every day and charts a route through the muddy waters of the post-truth age.


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Brilliantly insightful

I'm in the middle of writing a dissertation on post truthism. Evans Davis methodically goes through everything from the concept of truth itself to the modern phenomenon of post truth politics. He does it through a series of relevant anecdotes which makes for very easy reading (listening in my case)
He's honest and sincere and makes it clear that for him, the truth is all he wishes to find
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- Laurie J.

Interesting, just not that interesting.

This is an interesting book. it sets out a case around fake news, admittedly going a little too far into advertising and away from the idea of starting rather than crafting a reality, and having described it decided it twas always thus and after giving a few tips decided that there is nothing much more to be said about the phenomenon
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- Michael Wood

Book Details

  • Release Date: 25-05-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK