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    Slate Presents: Lockdown

    Slate Presents: Lockdown

    If you have any school-aged children in your life, you know that lockdown and active shooter drills have become a routine part of their school experience. These drills now take place in 95 percent of American schools. What you’re about to hear is a collaboration between Slate and The Trace, a nonprofit newsroom covering gun violence in the United States. It’s an audio project featuring firsthand accounts from kids of all ages about what it’s like to go through these drills. We hear a lot about school shootings, but we’re only starting to have a larger conversation about how they affect even those kids who may never go through one. 

    You can hear more from the students at slate.com/lockdown.
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    • 24 min
    Bonus | The Queen: An Audiobook Preview

    Bonus | The Queen: An Audiobook Preview

    Listen to the first chapter of the audiobook version of The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth. Narrated by January LaVoy.
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    • 23 min
    Bonus | The Queen: How to Write This Book

    Bonus | The Queen: How to Write This Book

    In this excerpt from the second bonus episode of The Queen, Dan Kois talks to Josh Levin about the process of writing the reporting-intensive book the podcast series is based on. They’re joined by a panel of three distinguished authors, who share their own lessons about what it takes to write a book-length investigation: David Grann, a New Yorker staff writer and the author of Killers of the Flower Moon; James Forman Jr., winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for his book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America; and Eliza Griswold, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America. To hear the full episode, join Slate Plus.
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    Bonus | The Queen: The Kidnapping of Baby Fronczak

    Bonus | The Queen: The Kidnapping of Baby Fronczak

    Is it possible that Linda Taylor perpetrated one of the most infamous child abductions in American history? In this excerpt from the first bonus episode of The Queen, Josh Levin talks to Paul Joseph Fronczak about how Taylor could be connected to the April 1964 kidnapping of a 1-day-old boy born to Paul’s parents, Dora and Chester Fronczak. They also discuss Paul’s search for his true identity. To hear the full episode, join Slate Plus.
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    The Queen | Ep. 04: Bobbie and Diana

    The Queen | Ep. 04: Bobbie and Diana

    Linda Taylor had a tendency to emerge from out of nowhere, upend everything in her path, then vanish without leaving a forwarding address. The final episode of The Queen focuses on two different stories about the lives Taylor changed. In one case, she helped a vulnerable family escape the degradations of the Jim Crow South. In the other, she kidnapped a child and may have been responsible for her own husband’s death.
    This podcast is based on Josh Levin’s new book, The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth.
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    • 31 min
    The Queen | Ep. 03: Constance

    The Queen | Ep. 03: Constance

    A decade before she became known as the “welfare queen,” Linda Taylor put herself at the center of a different Chicago scandal. Upon the death of gambling kingpin Lawrence Wakefield, Taylor posed as the heir to his sizable fortune. The ensuing court proceeding was full of lies and surprise witnesses. That heirship hearing would ultimately reveal Taylor’s real identity and offer a window into her troubled past.
    This podcast is based on Josh Levin’s new book, The Queen: The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth.
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Biased

Implies Randy Weaver to be a nazi, what a biased show. As if the ATF had the right to kill an innocent 14-year old boy AND a grown woman holding a baby.

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Perpetuate stereotypes why don’t ya?

“The power that bureaucrats thrive on”? Most bureaucrats DON’T “thrive on power”. Just like bad journalists and bad podcasters, perhaps bad bureaucrats thrive on power. #thinkdeeper

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See title, sums up this podcast.

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