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Host Leon Neyfakh transports listeners into the day-to-day reality of our country’s most pivotal historical events, bringing to life the forgotten twists and turns of the past while shedding light on the present. Fiasco season 1 takes listeners to the contested 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, and the extraordinary legal battle that unfolded in Florida. Fiasco is a Luminary original. To hear all the other seasons of Fiasco, subscribe to Luminary on Apple Podcasts. Or visit luminarypodcasts.com.
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Fiasco: Bush v. Gore Leon Neyfakh

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    • 4.6 • 24 Ratings

Host Leon Neyfakh transports listeners into the day-to-day reality of our country’s most pivotal historical events, bringing to life the forgotten twists and turns of the past while shedding light on the present. Fiasco season 1 takes listeners to the contested 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, and the extraordinary legal battle that unfolded in Florida. Fiasco is a Luminary original. To hear all the other seasons of Fiasco, subscribe to Luminary on Apple Podcasts. Or visit luminarypodcasts.com.
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    Season 4, Benghazi -- Episode 1: The Dictator

    Season 4, Benghazi -- Episode 1: The Dictator

    A sneak peek at the new season of Fiasco, on the Benghazi scandal. In episode 1, a prison massacre carried out under Libya's longtime dictator, Muammar Gaddafi, sets the stage for the Benghazi attack. 
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    • 48 min
    Ep 1: Homestead

    Ep 1: Homestead

    How the largely forgotten race between Al Gore and George W. Bush roiled Florida long before anyone had ever heard of a hanging chad.  
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    • 51 min
    Ep 2: Real Numbers

    Ep 2: Real Numbers

    We go behind the scenes of election night 2000, when an ad hoc network of statisticians, news producers, TV anchors, and political operatives tried to figure out what the hell was going in Florida -- and failed spectacularly.
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    • 49 min
    Ep 3: Ballot With Butterfly Wings

    Ep 3: Ballot With Butterfly Wings

    What happened in Palm Beach County when a bitterly-contested national election came to town – and who paid the price.
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    • 55 min
    Ep 4: Spin-Off

    Ep 4: Spin-Off

    How public relations battles in the Florida recount yielded big legal wins for the Bush team.
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    • 53 min
    Ep 5: Contingencies

    Ep 5: Contingencies

    How Democrats and Republicans hoped for the best and planned for the worst as the Florida recount remained undecided weeks after election day.
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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Tytdidvj ,

Amazing

The reporting style is a breath of fresh air.

Helly UK ,

Fascinating

Well told, interesting podcast

carlose7777 ,

Biased but still interesting

Obviously produced from a pro gore pro democratic perspective but gives enough information that you can draw your own conclusions about the whole affair. Interesting and well produced

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