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From radio program "On the Media"
In 2005, The Believer Magazine paired a contributing writer with a fact checker. Seven years later some version of their epic, contentious back and forth; first about facts, then about the genre of non-fiction and finally about the nature of truth itself – is a book. Essayist John D’Agata and erstwhile fact-checker Jim Fingal speak with Brooke about The Lifespan of a Fact.
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