Bundyville: The Remnant, a co-production between Longreads and OPB, explores the world beyond the Bundy family and the armed uprisings they inspired. This series investigates extremist violence that results from the conspiracy theories of the anti-government movement, who is inspiring that violence and who stands to benefit.
Timber Wars: A New Podcast for Bundyville Fans
The story of how a small group of activists and scientists fought to save America's last old growth forests, and in the process upended the Pacific Northwest, turned environmental conflicts into culture wars, and transformed the very way we see the natural world. Produced by Oregon Public Broadcasting and 30 Minutes West, with original music by Laura Gibson.
Cat People - A new podcast from Longreads
Hosted by Peter Frick-Wright and award-winning journalist Rachel Nuwer, Cat People examines the strange relationships some Americans have with big cats and the legal loopholes that have made this country home to more captive tigers than there are left in the wild.
Bundyville Live Q&A, July 2019
In July 2019, Leah Sottile and Ryan Haas sat down with OPB's Dave Miller for a live Q&A event in Portland, Oregon. The discussion covered a range of topics, from how the second season of Bundyville came together to why conversations about white supremacy and extremist violence are necessary -- even when those conversations are uncomfortable.
Episode 7: The Bombshell
The bombing in Panaca, Nevada, was a case that led journalist Leah Sottile on an unexpected journey to a nerve center of hate and anti-government sentiment in the West. But newly uncovered evidence in the case offers a broader view of extremist violence — and some possible solutions.
Episode 6: The Preachers
To find out how radical ideas enter the mainstream, we trace one back to a secretive religious community in Stevens County, Washington. That place — Marble Community Fellowship — has a dark past and is preparing for an apocalyptic future. One exile takes us inside to see what's really at the heart of anti-government extremism.
Episode 5: The Politician
The violence perpetrated by the anti-government movement has long been fringe and rare. But more politicians are starting to accept extremist language and ideas as a part of their platform. One of those people is Washington state Rep. Matt Shea. He says he sees a chance for a 51st state in the Northwest — a place that would be governed by strict biblical laws and made up almost entirely of white people.
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Absolutely fantastic and addicting.
I actually enjoyed season 2 more then season 1. Can not recommend enough
We should have listened earlier
Really well reported show that I binged all the way in a single Saturday evening. And, this story as far from over. In retrospect, the through-lines from what we heard about here in the 2 seasons of this show, to the events January 6th are so clear and eerily prescient. That’s what’s scary: once you hear this show, and the background it illuminates, you don’t have to have a phD in criminology or anything to see what’s happening, right in front of all of our eyes, less and less in forgotten-about corners of rural America and more and more out in the open, even inside the very symbols and centers of power themselves.
The fringe is out in the open and not shy to tell us what their endgame is. Will we listen to them, to their own words, and act accordingly? Or do we need another January 6th, a ‘next time’, when the ‘good guys’ might not prevail over the hordes, to see how threatening to a decent, open, self governed society this is? Silence is complicity; silence IS violence
Bundyville is a striking look at how Americans, and people across the world, are being radicalized without even realizing it. Fringe ideas are noses accessible than ever, and I highly recommend listening to this work!