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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, not their own facts.

American politics is undergoing seismic changes that will alter the course of history. As hosts of Words Matter, Katie Barlow and Joe Lockhart believe that facts, evidence, truth and objective reality are necessary and v... More
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2019-11-11

Fox News & Impeachment with Gabe Sherman

Gabe Sherman sits down with Katie and Joe to talk about Fox News and the Impeachment of Donald Trump. Gabe is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and a special correspondent for Vanity Fair. Earlier this year his book The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – and Divided a Country, was turned into the television series Loudest Voice by ShowTime starring Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes.


Gabe's reporting on Fox News eventually lead to the termination of both Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes.

2019-11-11

Fox News & Impeachment with Gabe Sherman

Gabe Sherman sits down with Katie and Joe to talk about Fox News and the Impeachment of Donald Trump. Gabe is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and a special correspondent for Vanity Fair. Earlier this year his book The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – and Divided a Country, was turned into the television series Loudest Voice by ShowTime starring Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes.


Gabe's reporting on Fox News eventually lead to the termination of both Bill O’Reilly and Roger Ailes.

2019-11-7

Words Matter Library: Verify by Joelle Charbonneau

Season 2

This week we put Verify by bestselling author Joelle Charbonneau into the Words Matter Library. This eerily timely, high-stakes page-turner is destined to start important conversations at this particular moment in our history.

Meri Beckley lives in a world without lies. When she looks at the peaceful Chicago streets, she feels pride in the era of unprecedented hope and prosperity over which the governor presides.

But when Meri’s mother is killed, Meri suddenly has questions that no one else seems to be asking. And when she tries to uncover her mother’s state of mind in her last weeks, she finds herself drawn into a secret world with a history she didn’t know existed.

Suddenly, Meri is faced with a choice between accepting the “truth” or embracing a world the government doesn’t want anyone to see—a world where words have the power to change the course of a country and where the wrong ones can get Meri killed.

2019-10-28

LIVE from Politicon - Governor Bill Weld

Season 2, Ep. 45

A special LIVE edition from Politicon – the annual bipartisan “Unconventional Political Convention” held this year in Nashville, Tennessee.

Katie and Joe welcome former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld to Words Matter.

Governor Weld began his career as staff member and attorney for the House Judiciary Committee during Watergate.

He was later the US Attorney for the District of Massachusetts and Assistant Attorney General of the United States for the Criminal Division from 1986 to 1988 under President Ronald Reagan.

In 2016 he was the Libertarian Party Candidate for Vice President.

And in April of this year, Governor Weld announced he would challenge President Trump for the 2020 Republican Presidential Nomination.

2019-10-22

SPECIAL: Impeachment Update

Season 200

It's been one month since Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the start of the House Impeachment Inquiry. A lot has happened -- but has anything change? Katie and Joe discuss whether President Trump is any close to impeachment today than he was 4 weeks ago on this special Words Matter Impeachment Update.