Words Matter

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

Words Matter Library: Election Ride Home with Chris Higgins

Season 2

This week we put Election Ride Home hosted by Chris Higgins into the Words Matter Library. Chris is a veteran journalist, a writer and a documentarian

His previous credits include The Atlantic, This American Life and Mental Floss.

Election Ride Home gives listeners a 15-20 minute update on all the day’s 2020 election news.


Moving Forward with Karine Jean-Pierre

Season 2, Ep. 51

Katie and Joe sit down with political activist, organizer, analyst and author Karine Jean-Pierre. Her experience ranges from presidential campaigns to local politics to grassroots activism.

Karine is the Chief Public Affairs Officer for and a lecturer in international and public affairs at Columbia University. Karine is also a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and the author of the new book – Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work and the Promise of America.


Impeachment Continues with Elie Honig

Season 2, Ep. 50

Last week the House Intelligence Committee wrapped two weeks of public impeachment hearings. We heard from 12 witnesses in more than 40 hours of televised testimony.

Katie and Joe talk to former federal prosecutor Elie Honig about what happened, what it means and what happens next.

Elie is a former state and federal prosecutor with extensive experience leading and managing criminal trials and appeals.

As a state prosecutor in New Jersey and a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York, He directed major criminal cases against street gangs drug trafficking organizations illegal firearms traffickers corrupt public officials, child predators and white-collar criminals.

Elie also serves as a Rutgers University scholar, is a CNN legal analyst and is featured on Cross Exam.