BAFTA award winning comedian Jolyon Rubinstein and Pulitzer prize-winning investigative journalist James Ball are to launch a new series of their podcast New Conspiracist.
Their goal is to separate the reality from the rubbish, the certitude from the codswallop, in a quest to discover what’s true – and what’s fake news – in the sometimes silly, sometimes serious world of conspiracy theorists.
In each episode Jol, self-declared “professional funny man and alien obsessive”, is kept on track and fact-checked by his investigative sidekick James. They are joined by expert guests to help them come to a decision on one particular theory – believable, or one to add to the reject pile?
Guests include actor and comedian Rosie Holt, queen of the satirical spoof sketch; Labour MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy; Caroline Criado Perez, activist and author of the Sunday Times Bestseller Invisible Women; and Ola Labib, who is currently the only Black, Muslim, female, Sudanese comedian performing in the UK.
New Conspiracist with Jolyon Rubinstein and James Ball is available on all major podcast providers from 20 June.