The Last Archive

The Last Archive

The Last Archive

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
The Last Archive​ is a show about the history of truth, and the historical context for our current fake news, post-truth moment. It’s a show about how we know what we know, and why it seems, these days, as if we don’t know anything at all anymore. The show is driven by host Jill Lepore’s work as a historian, uncovering the secrets of the past the way a detective might. iHeartMedia is the exclusive podcast partner of Pushkin Industries.
  1. May 06, 2021
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    Believe It
    Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! was one of the most popular radio shows of the 1930s, and for good reason: Early radio, not unlike the Internet of nearly a century later, was obsessed with doubt about belief. On th…
  2. April 29, 2021
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    Monkey Business
    In 1925, John Scopes, a high school teacher from Dayton, Tennessee, was put on trial for teaching evolution. It came to be called the "monkey trial," a landmark in the history of doubt. All over the country, Am…
  3. April 15, 2021
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    Coming Soon: Season Two
    Coming Soon: the second season of The Last Archive, a podcast about the history of truth and the shadow of doubt written and hosted by New Yorker writer and celebrated historian Jill Lepore. Learn more about yo…
  4. March 30, 2021
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    Presenting: The Bomber Mafia from Malcolm Gladwell
    We’re excited for you to join us for our new season later this spring. Until then, we wanted to share a new audiobook from Pushkin's President, Malcolm Gladwell. The Bomber Mafia looks at what happens when tech…
  5. March 23, 2021
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    Presenting: Lost Hills
    Season 2 of The Last Archive is coming later this spring. But in the meantime, here's an episode of Lost Hills: A new show from Pushkin and Jill Lepore's fellow New Yorker writer Dana Goodyear. Dana is a great…
  6. October 22, 2020
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    Election Special
    We're back with a special, election-themed episode of The Last Archive! While reporting Episode 5: Project X, Jill spoke to Bob Schieffer, famed TV newsman of CBS, about how computers and the Internet changed t…
  7. October 12, 2020
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    The Last Archive Presents: Brave New Planet
    Introducing Brave New Planet, a seven-part series that delves deep into the powerful technologies changing our world. These technologies have amazing potential upsides, but if we’re not careful, some might leav…
  8. September 03, 2020
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    The Last Archive Presents: Into the Zone
    The newest show from Pushkin Industries is Into the Zone, a podcast about opposites and how borders are never as clear as we think. In Episode 1, Hari’s visit to Stonehenge on the Solstice prompts an investigat…
  9. July 23, 2020
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    The Last Archive Presents: The Chronicles of Now
    The Last Archive presents: The Chronicles of Now. Three billion birds have gone missing in North America over the past 50 years. Or is that fake news? J. Courtney Sullivan, the New York Times bestselling author…
  10. July 16, 2020
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    Tomorrowland
    For ten episodes, we’ve been asking a big question: Who killed truth? The answer has to do with a change in the elemental unit of knowledge: the fall of the fact, and the rise of data. So, for the last chapter…
  11. July 09, 2020
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    For the Birds
    In the spring of 1958, when the winter snow melted and the warm sun returned, the birds did not. Birdwatchers, ordinary people, everyone wondered where the birds had gone. Rachel Carson, a journalist and early…