22 episodes

Linda Taylor was a con artist, a kidnapper, maybe even a murderer. She was also America’s original “welfare queen,” the villain Ronald Reagan needed to create a vision of a country being taken advantage of by its poorest citizens. In The Queen, Josh Levin reveals the never-before-told story of a woman whose singular life was forgotten in the rush to create a vicious American stereotype. Each season of Slate Presents brings you a new narrative mini-series.

Slate Presents: The Queen | The Forgotten Life Behind an American Myth Slate Magazine

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    • 4.1, 1K Ratings

Linda Taylor was a con artist, a kidnapper, maybe even a murderer. She was also America’s original “welfare queen,” the villain Ronald Reagan needed to create a vision of a country being taken advantage of by its poorest citizens. In The Queen, Josh Levin reveals the never-before-told story of a woman whose singular life was forgotten in the rush to create a vicious American stereotype. Each season of Slate Presents brings you a new narrative mini-series.

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Nkay666 ,

Binge worthy

I really like the podcast! Important issues of criminal justice being discussed here.
Only thing I don’t understand is, if the podcast is called “Slate” then why is the image/logo, say “The Queen”? It’s very confusing and frankly a really dumb thing to do if you’re trying to get people to listen. If someone asked me, I’d tell them to look up “the queen” as that’s how I found it....

NunyaBisnass ,

Biased

So a woman who steals from the government shouldn’t be prosecuted based on the color of her skin? Biased reporting.

ambird27 ,

Repetitive

It’s very repetitive. I keep thinking I’m re-listening to an episode I’ve already heard.

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