50 episodes

News junkie Marty Duren and veteran journalist Bob Smietana discuss trending news stories with eyes on religion reporting, fake news, and good journalism.

The Fourth Estate Marty Duren, Bob Smietana

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    • 4.9, 16 Ratings

News junkie Marty Duren and veteran journalist Bob Smietana discuss trending news stories with eyes on religion reporting, fake news, and good journalism.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

PhillipOKC ,

Facts are friends

The most important attribute to a democracy (or democratically elected republic, if we are splitting hairs) is an informed electorate. As the media realized that money was to be made in making people anxious, fearful, or emotional, the Fourth Estate suffered. This is why Marty’s show is imperative.

atr1300 ,

Succinct and helpful

Marty peels back the layers of media agendas, bias, click bait, and general irresponsibility to find what is accurate and helpful. Because facts matter.

Iustitiaf ,

Excellent Podcast

A thoughtful, fact-based podcast. Marty speaks about issues that are important but that either are being misrepresented or ignored by national media. His “Drive Time” podcasts are excellent. They are 11-13 minute podcasts that touch on two or three issues in a precise but informative manner. I give this podcast 5 stars because I appreciate the information I receive each time I listen to The Fourth Estate.

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