10 episodes

Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature's wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.

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Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature's wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.

    Introducing: The Experiment

    Introducing: The Experiment

    A new podcast from The Atlantic and WNYC Studios, The Experiment, tells stories from our unfinished country. On this episode, Vann R. Newkirk II tells the story of his mother's life. Marylin Thurman Newkirk grew up as part of the first generation of Americans who lived in what Vann calls "true democracy" — but that democracy is now at risk.
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    • 29 min
    The Wake

    The Wake

    Part VIII: Water, like history, repeats itself.
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    • 55 min
    Destiny

    Destiny

    Part VII: People try to come home. But does home want them anymore?
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    • 30 min
    Reckoning

    Reckoning

    Part VI: How could the levees have failed?
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    • 36 min
    Exodus

    Exodus

    Part V: A hero arrives. But not the one everyone expected.
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    • 31 min
    The Bridge

    The Bridge

    Part IV: Rumor becomes tragedy.
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    • 25 min

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