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