46 episodes

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

    Slate Plus Exclusive: The Making of 1986

    Slate Plus Exclusive: The Making of 1986

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

    Slate Plus members have access to this whole interview. Sign up for Slate Plus to listen to this exclusive episode and support the show at slate.com/oneyearplus.
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    • 1 min
    The Making of One Year: 1986

    The Making of One Year: 1986

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

    Production by Cleo Levin.

    1986: The Man From Fifth Avenue

    1986: The Man From Fifth Avenue

    After Joe Mauri gets evicted from his New York apartment, he becomes a star in the USSR, the subject of a documentary about the injustices of capitalism. But this Cold War icon was using the Soviets just as much as they used him.
    One Year is produced by Evan Chung, Sophie Summergrad, Sam Kim, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.
    Derek John is Sr. Supervising Producer of Narrative Podcasts and Merritt Jacob is Sr. Technical Director.
    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 $15 for your first three months.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 58 min
    1986: The Miracle of Cokeville

    1986: The Miracle of Cokeville

    On May 16, 1986, a man with a bomb held an entire elementary school hostage in the tiny town of Cokeville, Wyoming. Instead of becoming victims of unimaginable tragedy, all of the hostages in this predominantly Mormon community survived. But how? This week, Evan Chung explores what—or who—saved the children of Cokeville.
    One Year is produced by Evan Chung, Sophie Summergrad, Sam Kim, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. 
    Derek John is Sr. Supervising Producer of Narrative Podcasts and Merritt Jacob is Sr. Technical Director.
    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 $15 for your first three months.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 7 min
    1986: Herschel vs. the Blubber Busters

    1986: Herschel vs. the Blubber Busters

    In Seattle, a pack of voracious sea lions decimates the local fish population. When fireworks and an underwater air horn don’t scare away the whisker-y mammals, bureaucrats and scientists are faced with a thorny question: Who decides which creatures get to live, and which have to die?
    One Year is produced by Evan Chung, Sophie Summergrad, Sam Kim, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. 
    Derek John is Sr. Supervising Producer of Narrative Podcasts and Merritt Jacob is Sr. Technical Director.
    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 $15 for your first three months.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 51 min
    1986: A Boycott in Mississippi

    1986: A Boycott in Mississippi

    Black residents of Indianola, Mississippi, were fed up with decades of separate-and-unequal classrooms. When a white outsider got hired as school superintendent, they decided to take a stand. This week, Joel Anderson tells the story of how their boycott of white businesses transformed the community and captivated the nation.
    One Year is produced by Evan Chung, Sophie Summergrad, Sam Kim, Madeline Ducharme, and Josh Levin. Mixing by Merritt Jacob.
    Derek John is Sr. Supervising Producer of Narrative Podcasts and Merritt Jacob is Sr. Technical Director.
    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 $15 for your first three months.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
936 Ratings

936 Ratings

Readingirl33 ,

Great series but big chunks missing!

Someone needs to listen to the final cuts. In the latest finale the audio jumped forward during the pivotal reunion scene and we didn’t get to hear what happened. Other episodes repeat sections, etc. Give it some love please.

Ltlcro ,

5*

Interesting stories.

tadaker ,

The best!

One of my favorite podcasts! Very interesting and well put together. Can’t wait for more!

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