38: Alternative Facts

The past several months have been marked by a growing concern over fake news. Where did this trend come from? How are so-called "journalists" getting away with it? How can you, as a consumer of information, identify and steer clear from the alternative facts that are blurring our sense of the truth?

The New York Times on the creation and dissemination of fake news.

Ten ways to detect fake news.

Vanessa Otero's fantastic breakdown of all things real and fake.

Daniel Levitin's Field Guide to Lies.

And for those of you who haven't read it yet (or at least listened to that musical that everyone's talking about), Ron Chernow's biography on Alexander "I'll Write Under a Pseudonym" Hamilton.

Music credits: Beck.