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The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moments that transformed politics, culture, science, religion, and more? And how does the nation’s past shape our present?

One Year Slate Podcasts

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The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moments that transformed politics, culture, science, religion, and more? And how does the nation’s past shape our present?

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    1977 Rewind: Anita Bryant's War on Gay Rights

    1977 Rewind: Anita Bryant's War on Gay Rights

    This is a reprise of the first episode of our season on 1977.
    Miami, 1977: Pop singer and orange juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant takes a stand against a local ordinance—and becomes the leader of a national anti-gay movement. Her campaign against gay rights, and the gay community's fight against her, would change America.
    One Year is produced by Josh Levin, Evan Chung, and Madeline Ducharme. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    One Year: 1977 Rewind: Anita Bryant's War on Gay Rights

    One Year: 1977 Rewind: Anita Bryant's War on Gay Rights

    This is a reprise of the first episode of our season on 1977.

    Miami, 1977: Pop singer and orange juice spokeswoman Anita Bryant takes a stand against a local ordinance—and becomes the leader of a national anti-gay movement. Her campaign against gay rights, and the gay community's fight against her, would change America.

    One Year is produced by Josh Levin, Evan Chung, and Madeline Ducharme. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.

    1995 Plus: The Making of Season 2

    1995 Plus: The Making of Season 2

    In this Slate Plus episode for One Year, host Josh Levin and producer Evan Chung share behind-the-scenes stories of the making of the second season.

    Production by Chau Tu.

    1995: Carolyn's Diary

    1995: Carolyn's Diary

    The first true online diarist got famous for blurring the lines between private and public life. She also paid a price for her radical transparency.
    This episode of One Year was produced by Evan Chung, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. Additional production help from Cheyna Roth. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.
    Slate Plus members get to hear more about the making of One Year. Get access to extra episodes, listen to the show without any ads, and support One Year by signing up for Slate Plus for just $1 right now.
    For a behind-the-scenes look into some of the articles we read when we create the show, check out our Pocket collection at http://getpocket.com/slate. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 34 min
    1995: Carolyn's Diary

    1995: Carolyn's Diary

    The first true online diarist got famous for blurring the lines between private and public life. She also paid a price for her radical transparency.

    This episode of One Year was produced by Evan Chung, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. Additional production help from Cheyna Roth. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.

    For a behind-the-scenes look into some of the articles we read when we create the show, check out our Pocket collection at http://getpocket.com/slate.

    1995: Hey Macarena!

    1995: Hey Macarena!

    In the mid-1990s, a bilingual pop song brought a huge amount of joy to a huge number of people. And then, very quickly, the Macarena became a cultural pariah.
    This episode of One Year was produced by Evan Chung, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. Additional production help from Cheyna Roth. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.
    Slate Plus members get to hear more about the making of One Year. Get access to extra episodes, listen to the show without any ads, and support One Year by signing up for Slate Plus for just $1 right now.
    For a behind-the-scenes look into some of the articles we read when we create the show, check out our Pocket collection at http://getpocket.com/slate. 
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
892 Ratings

892 Ratings

Sasha50+ ,

Loved It

I absolutely loved it. It’s remarkable how many significant events take place in just one year and how most of us fail to recognize or remember them. Really looking forward to the next season/year,

Zeappfffdhjk ,

Excellent!

Great storytelling and clever topics.

HPPAR ,

Interesting and well done

Levin does a great job of context, is credible and a fantastic storyteller. A great way to understand historical events and being entertained at the same time.

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