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The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moments that transformed politics, culture, science, religion, and more? And how does the nation’s past shape our present?

The new season of One Year covers 1995, a year when homegrown terrorists attacked Oklahoma City, America went online, and the Macarena took over nightclubs.

One Year Slate Magazine

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The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moments that transformed politics, culture, science, religion, and more? And how does the nation’s past shape our present?

The new season of One Year covers 1995, a year when homegrown terrorists attacked Oklahoma City, America went online, and the Macarena took over nightclubs.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    1995 Plus: The Making of Season 2

    1995 Plus: The Making of Season 2

    In this Slate Plus episode for One Year, host Josh Levin and producer Evan Chung share behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the second season.

    Production by Chau Tu.

    1995: Carolyn's Diary

    1995: Carolyn's Diary

    The first true online diarist got famous for blurring the lines between private and public life. She also paid a price for her radical transparency.
    This episode of One Year was produced by Evan Chung, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. Additional production help from Cheyna Roth. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.
    Slate Plus members get to hear more about the making of One Year. Get access to extra episodes, listen to the show without any ads, and support One Year by signing up for Slate Plus for just $1 right now.
    For a behind-the-scenes look into some of the articles we read when we create the show, check out our Pocket collection at http://getpocket.com/slate. 
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    • 34 min
    1995: Carolyn's Diary

    1995: Carolyn's Diary

    The first true online diarist got famous for blurring the lines between private and public life. She also paid a price for her radical transparency.

    This episode of One Year was produced by Evan Chung, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. Additional production help from Cheyna Roth. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.

    For a behind-the-scenes look into some of the articles we read when we create the show, check out our Pocket collection at http://getpocket.com/slate.

    1995: Hey Macarena!

    1995: Hey Macarena!

    In the mid-1990s, a bilingual pop song brought a huge amount of joy to a huge number of people. And then, very quickly, the Macarena became a cultural pariah.
    This episode of One Year was produced by Evan Chung, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. Additional production help from Cheyna Roth. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.
    Slate Plus members get to hear more about the making of One Year. Get access to extra episodes, listen to the show without any ads, and support One Year by signing up for Slate Plus for just $1 right now.
    For a behind-the-scenes look into some of the articles we read when we create the show, check out our Pocket collection at http://getpocket.com/slate. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 58 min
    1995: Hey Macarena!

    1995: Hey Macarena!

    In the mid-1990s, a bilingual pop song brought a huge amount of joy to a huge number of people. And then, very quickly, the Macarena became a cultural pariah.

    This episode of One Year was produced by Evan Chung, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. Additional production help from Cheyna Roth. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.

    For a behind-the-scenes look into some of the articles we read when we create the show, check out our Pocket collection at http://getpocket.com/slate.

    1995: Ann Arbor's DNA Dragnet

    1995: Ann Arbor's DNA Dragnet

    When a serial rapist struck Ann Arbor, Michigan, the police turned to drastic measures, based on the promise and power of DNA. For law enforcement, genetic testing seemed like a can’t-miss idea. But DNA didn’t fix anything in Ann Arbor. Instead, it ripped the community apart.
    This episode of One Year was produced by Evan Chung, Cheyna Roth, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.
    Slate Plus members get to hear more about the making of One Year. Get access to extra episodes, listen to the show without any ads, and support One Year by signing up for Slate Plus for just $1 right now.
    For a behind-the-scenes look into some of the articles we read when we create the show, check out our Pocket collection at http://getpocket.com/slate. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
75 Ratings

75 Ratings

Colleenmo73 ,

I want more!

Great story, so many layers. I really want to know more. You could have made a full season hour omg episodes.

J. Oatmon ,

meh

Makes 1995 sound like a boring and uneventful year.

KatKenz ,

Excellent series

Riveting story told in a very thoughtful way. Loved it !!

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