Welcome to Fate of Fact

April 16, 2021 - 03:51
Welcome to a new audio documentary, Fate of Fact, a presentation of Shining City Audio, a C13Originals and Jon Meacham studio....

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First Blood

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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.

JON MEACHAM - Host

Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. His latest work is His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis and the Power of Hope (Penguin Random House). He is the author of #1 New York Times bestselling books including The Hope of Glory: Reflections on the Last Words of Jesus from the Cross; The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels; Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power; American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House; Franklin and Winston; Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush; and Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation. He is the host the C13Originals documentary podcast franchise It Was Said and the Cadence13 podcast docuseries Hope, Through History. He is a distinguished visiting professor at Vanderbilt University, a contributing writer for The New York Times Book Review, and a fellow of the Society of American Historians. Meacham lives in Nashville with his wife and children.

About C13Originals

C13Originals

C13Originals is the division of Cadence13 focused on original storytelling and developing a slate of IP through a new premium level in-house production studio, and creators of top podcast series Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia and the white-collar crime docuseries Gangster Capitalism.

Credits

Executive Producers - Jon Meacham and Chris Corcoran

Writer and Narrator - Jon Meacham

Director - Lloyd Lockeridge

Editor, Producer, Engineer - Chris Basil

Production Support and Research - Bill Schultz and John McDermott

Creative Consultation - Eli Lehrer and Jessie Katz

Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity - Josefina Francis, Curt Courtenay and Hillary Schupf

Theme Song - I Can Almost See You by Hammock

Closing Credits Song - Light by Michael Kiwanuka

About C13Originals

C13Originals

C13Originals is the division of Cadence13 focused on original storytelling and developing a slate of IP through a new premium level in-house production studio, and creators of top podcast series Root of Evil: The True Story of the Hodel Family and the Black Dahlia and the white-collar crime docuseries Gangster Capitalism.

Credits

Executive Producers - Jon Meacham and Chris Corcoran

Writer and Narrator - Jon Meacham

Director - Lloyd Lockeridge

Editor, Producer, Engineer - Chris Basil

Production Support and Research - Bill Schultz and John McDermott

Creative Consultation - Eli Lehrer and Jessie Katz

Graphic Design, Marketing and Publicity - Josefina Francis, Curt Courtenay and Hillary Schupf

Theme Song - I Can Almost See You by Hammock

Closing Credits Song - Light by Michael Kiwanuka