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.
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.
Episode 4: The Homeland
Stevens County, Washington, has been the origin point for a litany of white supremacist and anti-government violence over the past 40 years. In a time of extreme political rhetoric and conspiratorial thinking, we explore how the Patriot movement is workshopping some of their most radical ideas here and who is being recruited into the movement.
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Leah did a beautiful and thorough job diving deep into the world of domestic terrorism, radical groups, and white supremacy. Leah’s natural way of reporting and brilliant writing made me feel like I was right there along side of her. I binged both seasons in 2 days. I feel a little guilty of begging for a 3rd season, as it is a dangerous group of people to investigate. Thank you and your editor for your bravery to help educate me further about something that as an Oregon resident, hits closer to home than I like to admit.
After living in Portland, OR for 12 years, I had no idea this other part of the PNW existed to this extent. This podcast does an incredible job deep-diving and connecting the dots between the Bundy’s and western anti-government extremism.
maybe not well researched
I feel like this podcast is heavily biased, and when it comes to a subject the writer believes she already knows, she does no research. I didn’t enjoy this podcast because I felt a lack of effort when it came to understanding and explaining how all the mentioned religions work.