11 episodes

From the co-creators of Slow Burn, Fiasco is a narrative podcast that transports listeners into the day-to-day reality of America’s most pivotal historical events. 
Using original interviews with dozens of key players, host Leon Neyfakh brings to life the forgotten twists and turns of the past while shedding light on the present day. The new season of Fiasco goes deep on the AIDS epidemic in America, with a special focus on the early years of the crisis, when a diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. The eight-part series looks at the mystery and missteps around identifying and treating a new, contagious disease, and what it took to get the public - and the government - to care.
The complete 8-episode season of Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis is available on Audible at audible.com/fiascoeps.

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Fiasco Leon Neyfakh

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    • 4.7 • 264 Ratings

From the co-creators of Slow Burn, Fiasco is a narrative podcast that transports listeners into the day-to-day reality of America’s most pivotal historical events. 
Using original interviews with dozens of key players, host Leon Neyfakh brings to life the forgotten twists and turns of the past while shedding light on the present day. The new season of Fiasco goes deep on the AIDS epidemic in America, with a special focus on the early years of the crisis, when a diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. The eight-part series looks at the mystery and missteps around identifying and treating a new, contagious disease, and what it took to get the public - and the government - to care.
The complete 8-episode season of Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis is available on Audible at audible.com/fiascoeps.

Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    Episode 1: Gay Plague

    Episode 1: Gay Plague

    Episode 1: How doctors and scientists responded to the arrival of a strange and terrifying new disease. You can find a list of books, articles, and documentaries we used in our research at bit.ly/fiascopod.
    From the creators of Slow Burn, Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis is a deep dive into the impact of a deadly virus that transformed American life. The complete 8-episode season is available on Audible at audible.com/fiascoeps.

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    • 49 min
    Episode 2: How to Have Sex in an Epidemic

    Episode 2: How to Have Sex in an Epidemic

    Episode 2: As the AIDS crisis worsens, gay men in New York City improvise a response, forming alliances and drawing battle lines. You can find a list of books, articles, and documentaries we used in our research at bit.ly/fiascopod.
    From the creators of Slow Burn, Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis is a deep dive into the impact of a deadly virus that transformed American life. The complete 8-episode season is available on Audible at audible.com/fiascoeps.

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    • 49 min
    Episode 3: The Baths

    Episode 3: The Baths

    Episode 3: A debate rages in San Francisco over whether or not to close the city’s famous bathhouses, as government officials and gay rights advocates weigh the implications for civil liberties and public health. You can find a list of books, articles, and documentaries we used in our research at bit.ly/fiascopod
    From the creators of Slow Burn, Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis is a deep dive into the impact of a deadly virus that transformed American life. The complete 8-episode season is available on Audible at audible.com/fiascoeps.

    Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

    • 53 min
    Introducing Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis

    Introducing Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis

    The new season of Fiasco — the story of the AIDS crisis in America — is now available to stream in full on Audible.
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    • 1 min
    Episode 1: Homestead

    Episode 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.  
    For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit.ly/3iX8h4o

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    • 51 min
    Episode 2: Real Numbers

    Episode 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.
    For a list of books, documentaries and resources we used to research this episode visit our website: https://bit.ly/2Io5W5I

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
264 Ratings

264 Ratings

bam526 ,

Absolutely brilliant journalism

The extremely important story of AIDS in American is given the dignity it deserves with incredible research and storytelling at its finest. A must-listen — I cannot recommend more highly

ligamental ,

Incredible!

Best podcast I’ve heard in years.

whipitoutnowboy ,

ACT-UP

Powerful messages and many precious lives lost to ignorance and hatred.

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