9 episodes

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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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. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    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. 

    To hear the rest of this six-part series, and other seasons of Fiasco, go to apple.co/fiasco

    • 48 min
    Introducing Season 4, Fiasco: Benghazi

    Introducing Season 4, Fiasco: Benghazi

    From the co-creators of Slow Burn comes Fiasco: Benghazi. How a city in Libya became the namesake for a scandal that changed the course of American politics. Coming June 17th on Luminary. http://www.luminary.link/fiasco

    • 3 min
    Ep 6: No Precedent

    Ep 6: No Precedent

    How the 2000 presidential election was distilled and decided in a case called Bush v. Gore.
    For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit.ly/3kITyLO

    • 57 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.
    For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit.ly/3owYTbo

    • 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.
    For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit.ly/34fGQPa

    • 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.
    For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit.ly/3meXCEj

    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
207 Ratings

207 Ratings

gore shouldve won ,

2000 election

This has been the most informative thing about the 2000 election I have come across so far. Loved every episode!

Jason Hoj ,

Well done!

This is the first Presidential Election I voted in so I remember it well. The podcast does an excellent job of recreating that era and all the dynamics that were at play. You also get to hear current interviews from the people that were involved and old news clips that really bring the time period back. Highly recommended!

Joel T. Patterson ,

Lots of info

But voter suppression is barely mentioned. These episodes are interesting but this podcast spends little time on the large effect of Florida’s racist laws and Republicans’ use of them for power. Just remember that as you listen.

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