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The Last Archive
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. 
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Ratings & Reviews
4.4 stars from 542 ratings
So Good
Love this - Jill Lepore is an amazing researcher and writer and this new show is fantastic!!
Nightvale listener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/20
Late to the party always- You know that feeling that you get when EVERYONE around you knows something about YOUR circumstances, and you’re CLUELESS !!! That’s me ! Forgive my lack of tech skills and knowledge or experience with mane community 101.......YES I’m truly that ridiculous lost person...Read full review »
red herring but dont shoot via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/02/20
Well executed
Captivated me and was a well-done and fascinating look at history. Great diversion in these times.
Mienke via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/01/20
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