How do you know what's real on social media or TV? That's the premise behind "Disinformation" - with award-winning Evergreen host Paul Brandus. Get ready for amazing stories - war, espionage, corruption, elections, and assorted trickery showing how false information is turning our world inside out - and what we can do about it. Remember: Don't believe everything you read! A co-production of Evergreen and Emergent Risk International.


November 29, 2022 18 min

We were told decades ago of television’s immense power to do good—or to rip at the fabric of our democracy. Thanks to disinformation, the same holds true today for the internet and social media.

Special thanks to analyst Meredith Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Emergent Risk International, Counter-terrorism expert John Cohen, and former CIA officer Cindy Otis, author of “True or False."

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One of just three people in American history to be both Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency - Leon Panetta shares his views on Russia, Vladimir Putin, China, disinformation, and his worries for the survival of the United States in an age of division and lies. Analyst Meredith Wilson also weighs in.

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October 27, 2022 23 min

What lessons have social media firms learned from the 2020 election — and what are they doing as the 2022 midterm election looms? Analyst Meredith Wilson - the chief executive officer of Emergent Risk International - and guest Katie Harbath, a technology executive, chief executive officer of Anchor Change and former director of public policy at Facebook, weigh in.

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October 14, 2022 19 min

The immense power and reach of social media and the internet can act as accelerants for disinformation. Paul's guests include Meredith Wilson, chief executive officer of Emergent Risk International and ERI's Brady Roberts.

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September 29, 2022 27 min

Disinformation played a critical role during the Cold War, a half-century struggle between Washington and Moscow.

In this episode, host Paul Brandus speaks with Meredith Wilson, CEO of Emergent Risk International, Paul Kolbe, a veteran CIA officer who spent years working behind the Iron Curtain, and intelligence expert and historian Calder Walton. A co-production of Evergreen and Emergent Risk International .

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September 15, 2022 29 min

Disinformation played a huge role in winning the greatest conflict of the second World War. Host Paul Brandus explores the guille behind D-Day, Midway, and other key battles and moments that led to Allied success in WWII.

Special guests: Paul Reid (Winston Churchill biographer), Craig Symonds (historian emeritus, U.S. Naval Academy), Ernest Tavares (U.S. Air Force Lt. Col., ret.), Meredith Wilson (CEO, Emergent Risk International)

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