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Slate Presents: Standoff | What Happe...
In 1992, hundreds of armed federal agents surrounded a family of white separatists in a ramshackle mountaintop cabin. Eleven days later, three people were dead—and the story of Ruby Ridge was just beginning. Journalist Ruth Graham explores a tragedy that’s become a foundational myth for the modern right, and finds some frightening lessons about power and paranoia. Standoff: What Happened at Ruby Ridge? is the first in a new line of in-depth narrative podcast miniseries from Slate.
History
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4: Afterlife
How did a brief incident become an enduring myth on the far right?
31 min
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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
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The Order and Women in White Power
More about the white power movement in the 1980s and '90s.
26 min
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2: Rules of Engagement
The tense situation on the Weaver family compound erupts into violence.
30 min
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1: Two Shotguns
Ruth Graham explores the ideologies and influences that led to the deadly siege at Ruby Ridge in 1992.
29 min
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Trailer: Introducing Standoff
2 min