Fate of Fact

Fate of Fact

Fate of Fact

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Fate of Fact is a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham studio. Throughout the course of five episodes in season one of this audio documentary, Pulitzer-Prize winning and best-selling historian, Jon Meacham and esteemed guests, will explore the question of how fear conquered truth, the history and origins of the strong grip misinformation and disinformation have on our politics, and how we got here today. Meacham will trace the roots of America’s prevailing culture of polarization, with an emphasis on why the right has chosen to break with a governing consensus that, however imperfect, was once embodied by the figurative conversation between Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan. Fate of Fact offers a historically grounded perspective on the forces that led to the presidency of Donald Trump and the insurrection of January 6—an attack on the Capitol and on democracy as grave as any American moment since the Civil War.
  1. April 16, 2021
    3 min
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    Welcome to Fate of Fact
    Welcome to a new audio documentary, Fate of Fact, a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham studio. Throughout the course of five episodes in season one, Pulitzer-Prize winning and be…
  2. April 28, 2021
    29 min
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    Rendezvous With Destiny
    LBJ announces his vision for a "Great Society" in an America predominately defined by two competing visions, both rooted in a shared sense of reality. But on the far right wing of the political spectrum there i…
  3. May 05, 2021
    31 min
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    First Blood 
    From the Yalta Conference to the centrist Dwight Eisenhower administration, members of the far-right feel a sense of betrayal as the country integrates and embraces separation of church and state, laying the fo…
  4. May 12, 2021
    35 min
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    Dashed Hopes
    Republican presidents in second half of the 20th century were not strangers to extreme rhetoric and hardline statements, but in practice they were more centrist than members of the far-right might have hoped. O…
  5. May 19, 2021
    25 min
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    One Nation, Under God?
    The religious right becomes a force in American politics. Guided by a belief that Christianity belongs at the center of public life, some Evangelical voters view secularism as an existential threat: a threat th…
  6. May 26, 2021
    32 min
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    To Bend The Arc
    Progress isn’t inevitable. Justice is forever elusive. Liberty is always fragile. What will it take for America to find its better angels?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
  7. June 23, 2021
    4 min
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    Presenting: Gangster Capitalism Season Three: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University
    The C13Originals Peabody nominated series is back for Season Three: Jerry Falwell Jr. and Liberty University. A sex scandal rocks one of the world’s largest Christian universities, and the man at the center of…

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