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A Matter of Facts Podcast

With so many sources of information, what is reliable and true can be hard at times to determine. The Delaware Humanities’ podcast, A Matter of Facts, addresses this issue by selecting a topic, supplying reliable information and, more importantly, giving listeners the tools to discern the value of information on their own.

This podcast is brought to you in partnership with Delaware Public Media.  We thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their Partnership.

Episodes air on the Green and new episodes can be found here, on SoundCloud, and iTunes at the end of each month from now through December 2018.

Episode 6 (September 21, 2018): Steve Coll, Know Your News
Steve Coll discusses if professional, evidence-led, fair-minded journalism can survive in this era of political polarization and active international propaganda campaigns on social media.

Episode 5 (July 27, 2018): Dr. John Logsdon, To Boldly Know
Dr. Logsdon discusses the politics of Apollo 11, the future of space exploration and NASA, and the concept of a “Space Force”.

Episode 4 (June 22, 2018): Jim Graham, Is Seeing, Knowing?
Mr. Graham discusses his Pulitzer nomination, the current state of photojournalism, and the ethics of photojournalism.

Episode 3 (May 18, 2018): McKay Jenkins, The “Known” Environment
Mr. Jenkins studies our environment, our food sources, and how we can truly know if the labels on our food accurately describe the contents.

Episode 2 (April 13, 2018): Dr. Danielle Ofri, What Doctors Say, What Patients Know
Dr. Ofri analyzes doctor-patient interacts and gives advice for seeking medical treatment and healthcare information.

Episode 1 (March 16, 2018 ): Dr. Joan DelFattore, How (and Why) We “Know” What We Know
Dr. DelFattore discusses what happens in our brains when we encounter new information and what this means for how we approach the news.