Lee Mengistu is an audio producer at Pushkin Industries, where she helps make Revisionist History and other projects, like Malcolm Gladwell’s forthcoming audiobook on Paul Simon’s career. Her work has been published by NPR and the New York Times, as well as independently as the former producer of Mad Chat, a podcast about mental health depictions in pop culture.
This playlist is about people in pursuit of a truth. Each episode journeys into the past, the present, and the personal, and what each person finds isn’t always the truth they expected.
Propaganda and misinformation, aka fake news, are not new. However, social networking has eased the deployment of these weapons to the political and cultural war front. How can we fight fake news in a post-truth world? Listen to this playlist to find out.