18 episodes

The Ruby Ridge raid, the Waco siege at the Branch Davidian compound, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Jan. 6 insurrection… they are all explosive moments in recent U.S. history. But connect the dots between these—and other—seemingly disparate, violent events, and you’ll answer some of the most existential questions facing the U.S. today: How did America get the far right so wrong? What will it take now to get it right?
 
In LONG SHADOW’s first season, host Garrett Graff examined the lingering questions of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Season two, LONG SHADOW: RISE OF THE AMERICAN FAR RIGHT, explores how the modern domestic extremist movement grew from a fatal shootout on a mountain top in Idaho, was fanned by a fiery fiasco on the plains of Texas, and ultimately led to a riot on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. 
 
Crackling with rich archival tape and riveting eyewitness and expert interviews, this seven-episode narrative podcast examines a thread of history that’s vitally relevant to our current political climate. It will help listeners understand why the fringe is overrunning the mainstream, conspiracy theorists have captured offices in Congress, and peaceful protests are turning into riots. How did we get here? Find out by following and listening to LONG SHADOW: RISE OF THE AMERICAN FAR RIGHT.
 
Co-produced by Long Lead and Campside Media

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Long Shadow Long Lead & Campside Media

    • History
    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

The Ruby Ridge raid, the Waco siege at the Branch Davidian compound, the Oklahoma City bombing, the Jan. 6 insurrection… they are all explosive moments in recent U.S. history. But connect the dots between these—and other—seemingly disparate, violent events, and you’ll answer some of the most existential questions facing the U.S. today: How did America get the far right so wrong? What will it take now to get it right?
 
In LONG SHADOW’s first season, host Garrett Graff examined the lingering questions of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Season two, LONG SHADOW: RISE OF THE AMERICAN FAR RIGHT, explores how the modern domestic extremist movement grew from a fatal shootout on a mountain top in Idaho, was fanned by a fiery fiasco on the plains of Texas, and ultimately led to a riot on the steps of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. 
 
Crackling with rich archival tape and riveting eyewitness and expert interviews, this seven-episode narrative podcast examines a thread of history that’s vitally relevant to our current political climate. It will help listeners understand why the fringe is overrunning the mainstream, conspiracy theorists have captured offices in Congress, and peaceful protests are turning into riots. How did we get here? Find out by following and listening to LONG SHADOW: RISE OF THE AMERICAN FAR RIGHT.
 
Co-produced by Long Lead and Campside Media

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Waco: The Spark

    Waco: The Spark

    Out of the flames of a tragic government mishap—the 1993 siege at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas—the modern far-right movement is born.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 39 min
    Ruby Ridge: The Revolution Begins

    Ruby Ridge: The Revolution Begins

    The government lays siege to Ruby Ridge, Idaho, where Randy Weaver and his family are hiding out in the shadow of a growing white supremacist movement, a year before Waco.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 57 min
    Oklahoma City: Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Oklahoma City: Sic Semper Tyrannis

    Experts claimed 1995’s Oklahoma City bombing was a lone-wolf event, but Timothy McVeigh’s act of retribution for the Waco siege, shows how domestic extremism has evolved.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 40 min
    Info War: From the Fringe to Fox News

    Info War: From the Fringe to Fox News

    Using conspiracy theories and anger to amass enormous audiences in the 1990s, Rush Limbaugh and Bill Cooper pave the way for Fox News to mainstream far-right outrage.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 44 min
    The Bundys: A Call to Arms

    The Bundys: A Call to Arms

    When the government seizes Cliven Bundy’s cattle over unpaid grazing fees, militias like the Three Percenters and the Oath Keepers—which are later at 1/6—aid a standoff on his ranch.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 44 min
    MAGA: American Carnage

    MAGA: American Carnage

    After Trump’s election, far-right extremism explodes, and internet racism boils over into the real world. From Charleston to Charlottesville to Christchurch, experts warn of a race war.
    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Ad-Dogz ,

Great history

Great history of the fanatical movement that had been normalised over time. Well done to the presenters & producers for a ripping story.

MickR5709 ,

Truly exceptional podcast

This is a brilliant explanation of events which have led to the rise of the far right in America.

everynameevenmyownistaken ,

an informative reminder that violence only begets violence

this is a wonderfully poignant and nuanced explanation of the right wing extremist resurgence seen in the 20th and 21st centuries. That violence will never be the answer to combatting violence and that only through education will the radical polarisation of global politics be halted.

Top Podcasts In History

Goalhanger Podcasts
Goalhanger Podcasts
NOISER
Wondery
BBC Radio 4
History Hit

You Might Also Like

MSW Media
MSW Media
MSW Media
The Lincoln Project
Harry Litman
The Daily Beast