The Ministry of Swooping: A Fake News Podcast

The Ministry of Swooping: A Fake News Podcast
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
Oct 17, 2019 • 60 min
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…
NASA fake global warming / Rolex solves a murder / Plastic from Christmas Crackers
Oct 8, 2019 • 58 min
AKA: They said we were crazy. They said we couldn’t put Anal 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…
Common Misconception Special
Sep 30, 2019 • 12 min
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…
Climate Strike Rubbish / Area 51 Raid Deaths / Diane Abbott Balloon Headcase
Sep 24, 2019 • 47 min
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…
Lisbon Treaty / Bottled Water / Admissions Scandal
Sep 18, 2019 • 69 min
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…
Flag burning Remainers / Dominic Cummings / The Suicide Plant
Sep 10, 2019 • 65 min
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…
EU Regulations on Cabbages / Paracetamol on the NHS / MP’s on Brexit
Sep 4, 2019 • 61 min
AKA: In her latest feature-length film, Tracy Beaker struggles with Land mines for the first time. This week Al is joined by Jim Cliff from the Fallacious Trump podcast as they discuss 9 things women couldn’t do in 1971, the EU regulations on Cabbages,…
EasyJet Backless Seats / Nicola Sturgeon / Russian Explosion
Aug 20, 2019 • 58 min
AKA: A Mopey Zoo Lion This week Al has dragged his wife Kitty back onto the show, and they’re joined by Andy Harland from the Dredgeland Podcast Spectacular. The trio answer such questions as: did a woman really sat on an airline seat with no back? Is…
Ministry of Swooping Trailer
Aug 8, 2019 • 1 min
A little teaser from our first three episodes. —- Send in a voice message:
Win Vegas Holidays / El Paso Shooter / Killer Seagulls
Aug 6, 2019 • 53 min
AKA Why am I sticky? Surprise sex! This week Al is joined by former colleague and podcast virgin Nik Chapple and former school buddy Lloyd Collins. They discuss winning Vegas holidays on Facebook, a woman who defecated on her bosses desk, Steve Jobs’ last…
Eating Prime Ministers / Zombie Chicken / Mr Rogers
Jul 30, 2019 • 48 min
AKA: Airport security guidelines now prohibit full frontal nudity. This week your Secretary of State for Nonsense, Al Galpin, is once again joined by the most reluctant podcaster Kitty Galpin; and podcaster extraordinaire Matt Lees. The trio tackle some…
FaceApp / Area 51 Raid / Center Parcs
Jul 25, 2019 • 52 min
AKA: I get by with a little help from bioengineered assault turtles with acid breath It’s the first ever episode of the Ministry of Swooping, the podcast taking a tongue-in-cheek look at fake news and untrustworthy memes. Joining the Secretary of State…