The Last Archive

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Detection of Deception

May 21, 2020 - 46:12
When James Frye, a young black man, is charged with murder under unusual circumstances in 1922, he trusts his fate to a strange new...

The Clue of the Blue Bottle

May 14, 2020 - 42:23
On a spring day in 1919, a woman’s body was found bound, gagged, and strangled in a garden in Barre, Vermont. Who was she? Who killed...

Introducing The Last Archive

April 30, 2020 - 02:59
The Last Archive​:​ a new podcast about the history of evidence written and hosted by New Yorker writer, author, and celebrated...

About The Show

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. 

More Episodes

Detection of Deception

May 21, 2020 - 46:12
When James Frye, a young black man, is charged with murder under unusual circumstances in 1922, he trusts his fate to a strange new...

The Clue of the Blue Bottle

May 14, 2020 - 42:23
On a spring day in 1919, a woman’s body was found bound, gagged, and strangled in a garden in Barre, Vermont. Who was she? Who killed...

Introducing The Last Archive

April 30, 2020 - 02:59
The Last Archive​:​ a new podcast about the history of evidence written and hosted by New Yorker writer, author, and celebrated...