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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.

Shining City Audio | C13Originals | Jon Meacham


    • Feb 3, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekdays NEW EPISODES
    • 6m AVG DURATION
    • 232 EPISODES
    • 1 SEASONS


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    February 3rd: George H.W. Bush Calls For Day Of Prayer

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2023 7:45


    On February 3, 1991, George H.W. Bush calls for a Day of Prayer amid the Gulf War. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    February 2nd: Queen Victoria's Funeral

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2023 6:07


    On February 2, 1901, Queen Victoria's funeral takes place at St. George's Chapel. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    February 1st: Greensboro Sit-ins Begin

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2023 5:37


    On February 1, 1960, the Greensboro, N.C., sit-ins begin. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 31st: Congress Approves Amendment Abolishing Slavery

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2023 6:46


    On January 31, 1865, Congress approves the abolition of slavery in the United States. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 30th: FDR Is Born

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2023 7:55


    On January 30, 1882, Franklin D. Roosevelt is born at Hyde Park. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 27th: Mahalia Jackson Dies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2023 6:19


    On January 27, 1972, Mahalia Jackson dies. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 26th: 54th Massachusetts Regiment Is Authorized

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2023 6:06


    On January 26, 1863, the 54th Massachusetts Regiment is authorized. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 25th: The Allies Prevail In Battle Of The Bulge

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2023 6:47


    On January 25, 1945, the Allies prevail in the Battle of the Bulge. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 24th: Winston Churchill Dies

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2023 7:50


    On January 24, 1965, Winston Churchill dies. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 23rd: Charles Lindbergh Urges Pact with Nazi Germany

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2023 6:24


    On January 23, 1941, Charles Lindbergh calls for a pact with Nazi Germany. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 20th: FDR Becomes First President Inaugurated On New Date

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2023 6:55


    On January 20, 1937, FDR becomes the first president inaugurated on January 20th. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 19th: The ACLU Is Founded

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2023 6:31


    On January 19, 1920, the ACLU is founded. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 18th: "The Jeffersons" Premieres On CBS

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2023 7:19


    On January 18, 1975, “The Jeffersons” premieres on CBS. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 17th: President Eisenhower's Farewell Address

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2023 7:45


    On January 17, 1961, Dwight Eisenhower delivers his Farewell Address. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 16th: Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2023 5:56


    On January 16, 1786, Virginia ratifies Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 13th: Trump Is Impeached For Incitement To Insurrection

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2023 6:17


    On January 13, 2021, Donald Trump is impeached for incitement to insurrection. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 12th: Earthquake Strikes Haiti

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2023 4:52


    On January 12, 2010, a devastating earthquake strikes Haiti. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 11th: Alexander Hamilton Is Born

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2023 6:41


    On January 11, 1755 (or 57), Alexander Hamilton is born. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 10th: Thomas Paine Publishes “Common Sense”

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2023 6:02


    January 13th: Trump Is Impeached For Incitement To Insurrection To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 9th: George H.W. Bush's Letter To Saddam Hussein

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2023 6:59


    On January 9, 1991, George H.W. Bush writes a letter to Saddam Hussein on the eve of war. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 6th: Insurrection At The U.S. Capitol

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2023 8:40


    On January 6, 2021, insurrectionists storm the U.S. Capitol. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 5th: Truman Announces A Fair Deal

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2023 6:21


    On January 5, 1949, Harry Truman announces a Fair Deal for America. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 4th: Nancy Pelosi Elected Speaker Of The House

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2023 7:17


    On January 4, 2007, Nancy Pelosi is elected Speaker of the House of Representatives. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 3rd: Alaska Joins The Union

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2023 5:53


    On January 3, 1959, Alaska joins the Union. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    January 2nd: JFK Announces Candidacy For President

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2023 5:51


    On January 2, 1960, John F. Kennedy announces his campaign for President. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 30th: Lincoln Prepares To Issue Emancipation Proclamation

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2022 6:12


    On December 30, 1862, Abraham Lincoln prepares to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 29th: Lincoln Resists The Crittenden Compromise

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2022 6:36


    On December 29, 1860, Abraham Lincoln resists calls for pro-slavery compromise. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 28th: John C. Calhoun Resigns

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2022 6:45


    On December 28, 1832, John C. Calhoun resigns as Vice President of the United States. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 27th: Apollo 8 Returns To Earth

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2022 5:39


    On December 27, 1968, Apollo 8 returns to Earth. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 26th: Churchill's Address To Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 26, 2022 6:36


    On December 26, 1941, Winston Churchill addresses the U.S. Congress. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 23rd: ‘On the Morning of Christ's Nativity'

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2022 6:48


    John Milton's 'On the Morning of Christ's Nativity' To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 22nd: Is There a Santa Claus?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2022 5:57


    Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 21st: F. Scott Fitzgerald Dies

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2022 5:18


    On December 21, 1940, F. Scott Fitzgerald dies. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 20th: South Carolina Secedes

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2022 6:11


    On December 20, 1860, South Carolina secedes from the Union. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 19th: Thomas Paine's ‘American Crisis' Is Published

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2022 6:47


    On December 19, 1776, Thomas Paine's ‘American Crisis' is published. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 16th: The Boston Tea Party

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2022 6:34


    On December 16, 1773, the Boston Tea Party takes place. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 15th: Adolf Eichmann Is Sentenced To Death

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2022 6:42


    On December 15, 1961, Adolf Eichmann is sentenced to death. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 14th: Tragedy Strikes Sandy Hook Elementary

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2022 5:43


    On December 14, 2012, tragedy strikes Sandy Hook Elementary. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 13th: Saddam Hussein Is Captured

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2022 7:11


    On December 13, 2003, Saddam Hussein is captured. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 12th: Hitler Accelerates The Holocaust

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2022 6:01


    On December 12, 1941, Adolf Hitler accelerates the Holocaust. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 9th: U.S. Troops Arrive In Somalia

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2022 6:42


    On December 9, 1992, U.S. troops arrive in Somalia. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 8th: John Lennon Is Shot Dead

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2022 8:54


    On December 8, 1980, John Lennon is shot to death in New York City. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 7th: Eleanor Roosevelt's Pearl Harbor Radio Address

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2022 5:49


    On December 7, 1941, Eleanor Roosevelt addresses the nation. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 6th: Jefferson Davis Dies

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2022 6:36


    On December 6, 1889, Jefferson Davis dies in New Orleans. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 5th: John Quincy Adams Takes Seat In U.S. House

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 5, 2022 5:15


    On December 5, 1831, John Quincy Adams takes a seat in the U.S. House. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    Presenting Gone South Season 2: The Dixie Mafia

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2022 3:21


    Welcome to Season Two of Gone South, the Edward R. Murrow Award winning documentary podcast from C13Originals.  Starting in the early sixties, a rag-tag confederation of traveling criminals known as The Dixie Mafia terrorized every state from Georgia to Oklahoma. Its hundreds of members, unofficially headquartered in Biloxi, Mississippi, specialized in scams, heists and murder. Their ringleader — the estranged son of a prominent Oklahoma politician — was a skilled and charismatic outlaw named Kirksey Nix. When Nix was sentenced to life in prison at Angola for a murder he committed in New Orleans, The Dixie Mafia was thought to be extinct. But fifteen years later, a sitting criminal court judge named Vincent Sherry and his wife Margaret, a mayoral candidate for the city of Biloxi, were assassinated. As the case ran cold, authorities were forced to confront a disturbing reality: the reign of Kirksey Nix and The Dixie Mafia was far from over.   Gone South is a creation and production of Peabody-nominated C13Originals, a Cadence13 studio, in association with Jed and Tom Lipinski.  To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 2nd: John Brown Is Executed

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2022 5:22


    On December 2, 1859, John Brown is executed. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    December 1st: Lincoln's Annual Message To Congress

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2022 6:15


    On December 1, 1862, Abraham Lincoln publishes his annual message to Congress. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    November 30th: Winston Churchill Is Born

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2022 8:14


    On November 30, 1874, Winston Churchill is born at Blenheim Palace. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    November 29th: The Tehran Conference Unfolds

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2022 6:25


    On November 29, 1943, the Tehran Conference unfolds. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    November 28th: The Grand Ole Opry Debuts

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2022 6:17


    On November 28th, 1925, the Grand Ole Opry debuts in Nashville. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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