Slate Presents: One Year

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?


The first season of One Year focuses on 1977, a year when gay rights hung in the balance, Roots dominated the airwaves, and Jesus appeared on a tortilla.

History
Documentary
1
1977: Jesus on a Tortilla
How a burn mark in the shape of Christ changed a family.
50 min
2
1977: Roots: The Saga of Alex Haley
The author who changed America—and ignited a controversy about fact and fiction.
51 min
3
1977: Elvis, the Pledge, and Extraterrestrials
Three stories from a single day in August 1977.
54 min
4
1977: The Miracle Cure
Medical experts said the cancer drug Laetrile was dangerous quackery. It became a national sensation anyway.
56 min
5
1977: Mary Shane's Rookie Season
The little-known story of the first woman hired as a legitimate major-league baseball announcer.
48 min
6
1977: Mr. Marijuana and the Drug Czar
Keith Stroup and Peter Bourne were on the verge of changing America’s pot laws—and then a blowout Christmas party in 1977 changed everything.
48 min
7
1977: Anita Bryant's War on Gay Rights
The pop singer who launched an anti-gay movement, and the activists who fought back.
60 min
8
Introducing: One Year
A new history podcast from Slate, coming July 8th.
1 min
9
Slow Burn S4 Ep. 1: White Knight
45 min
10
Slate Presents: Lockdown
Living through the era of school shootings, one drill at a time.
24 min
11
Bonus | The Queen: An Audiobook Preview
Listen to the first chapter of The Queen.
23 min
12
Bonus | The Queen: How to Write This Book
David Grann, Eliza Griswold, and James Forman Jr. on what it takes to write a reporting-intensive book.
20 min
13
Bonus | The Queen: The Kidnapping of Baby Fronczak
What connects the woman who was vilified as the “welfare queen” to a much graver crime.
11 min
14
The Queen | Ep. 04: Bobbie and Diana
28 min
15
The Queen | Ep. 03: Constance
25 min
16
The Queen | Ep. 02: An Incredible Con
23 min
17
The Queen | Ep. 01: Coronation
21 min
18
Season 3 Trailer | The Queen: The Forgotten Lif...
7 min
19
Charged | Ep 6: The Other Side
Once you're marked by the system, can you ever really be free of it?
27 min
20
Charged | Ep 5: The Long Tail
An unexpected detour about long half-life of punishment.
39 min
21
Charged | Ep 4: The Escape Hatch
Life on the knife's edge
29 min
22
Charged | Ep 3: The Ghost of Tyrone Howard
The limits of mercy in Brooklyn.
25 min
23
Charged | Ep 2: Criminogenic
One of the most infamous jails in the country and the battle to close it.
30 min
24
Charged 1+: The Making of Charged
The producers discuss making a show that deals with race and crime.
24 min
25
Charged | Ep 1: Born In Brooklyn
A brutal new court opens in Brooklyn. Two men's lives intersect inside of it.
26 min
26
Season 2 Trailer | Charged: A True Punishment S...
3 min
27
Standoff | Ep. 4: Afterlife
How did a brief incident become an enduring myth on the far right?
31 min
28
Standoff | Ep. 3: The Wisdom of the Crowd
As the Weaver family stayed holed up inside their cabin, their story attracted droves of supporters and rabble-rousers to rural Idaho.
26 min
29
Standoff | The Order and Women in White Power
More about the white power movement in the 1980s and '90s.
26 min
30
Standoff | Ep. 2: Rules of Engagement
The tense situation on the Weaver family compound erupts into violence.
30 min
31
Standoff | Ep. 1: Two Shotguns
Ruth Graham explores the ideologies and influences that led to the deadly siege at Ruby Ridge in 1992.
29 min
32
Season 1 Trailer | Standoff: What Happened at R...
2 min