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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 other seasons, go to luminarypodcasts.com. 

Fiasco: Bush v. Gore Luminary

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    • 4.8 • 65 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 other seasons, go to luminarypodcasts.com. 

    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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    • 51 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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    • 58 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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    • 1 hr
    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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    • 54 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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    • 56 min
    Fiasco season one: Bush v. Gore… Coming October 14.

    Fiasco season one: Bush v. Gore… Coming October 14.

    From the co-creators of Slow Burn comes a podcast documentary about politics, power, and uncertainty hosted by Leon Neyfakh. 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.
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    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
65 Ratings

65 Ratings

Cheky Katz ,

Amazing

The way he explains the story is just so intense. Love it.

joshuavmc ,

Sooo good!

I usually don’t leave Apple reviews but man this one deserves. So well done. It honestly feels like you are there... paints a perfect picture of what went down.

24mc ,

Love Leon

Love these ... the detail , the pacing .... podcast heaven!

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