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 new season of One Year covers 1995, a year when homegrown terrorists attacked Oklahoma City, America went online, and the Macarena took over nightclubs.



History
Documentary
1
1995: Carolyn's Diary
The first true online diarist blurred the lines between private and public life—and paid a price for her radical transparency.
30 min
2
1995: Hey Macarena!
A musical phenomenon that wormed its way into our brains, and maybe never left.
54 min
3
1995: Ann Arbor's DNA Dragnet
A controversy over genetic testing ripped a college town apart, and put 160 innocent Black men under suspicion.
46 min
4
1995: Hitting the Spot
In 1995, an online soap opera revealed the internet’s potential as a venue for creative expression—and a tool for destruction.
56 min
5
1995: Dr. GIFT
At a fertility clinic in California, patients entrusted their dreams—and their genetic material—to a doctor who followed no code of ethics but his own.
52 min
6
1995: Fake Oxford
A group of American teenagers went looking for old-world excellence. They got a different kind of education.
50 min
7
1995: The Man Who Didn't Bomb Oklahoma City
How a Muslim American got blamed for one of the most horrific crimes in American history.
56 min
8
One Year: 1995 Trailer
1 min
9
Slow Burn S6 Ep. 1: The Tape
In 1991, a 68-second video set off a chain of events that would change Los Angeles forever.
38 min
10
1977: Jesus on a Tortilla
How a burn mark in the shape of Christ changed a family.
50 min
11
1977: Roots: The Saga of Alex Haley
The author who changed America—and ignited a controversy about fact and fiction.
51 min
12
1977: Elvis, the Pledge, and Extraterrestrials
Three stories from a single day in August 1977.
54 min
13
1977: The Miracle Cure
Medical experts said the cancer drug Laetrile was dangerous quackery. It became a national sensation anyway.
56 min
14
1977: Mary Shane's Rookie Season
The little-known story of the first woman hired as a legitimate major-league baseball announcer.
48 min
15
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
16
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
17
Introducing: One Year
A new history podcast from Slate, coming July 8th.
1 min
18
Slow Burn S4 Ep. 1: White Knight
45 min
19
Slate Presents: Lockdown
Living through the era of school shootings, one drill at a time.
24 min
20
Bonus | The Queen: An Audiobook Preview
Listen to the first chapter of The Queen.
23 min
21
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
22
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
23
The Queen | Ep. 04: Bobbie and Diana
28 min
24
The Queen | Ep. 03: Constance
25 min
25
The Queen | Ep. 02: An Incredible Con
23 min
26
The Queen | Ep. 01: Coronation
21 min
27
Season 3 Trailer | The Queen: The Forgotten Lif...
7 min
28
Charged | Ep 6: The Other Side
Once you're marked by the system, can you ever really be free of it?
27 min
29
Charged | Ep 5: The Long Tail
An unexpected detour about long half-life of punishment.
39 min
30
Charged | Ep 4: The Escape Hatch
Life on the knife's edge
29 min
31
Charged | Ep 3: The Ghost of Tyrone Howard
The limits of mercy in Brooklyn.
25 min
32
Charged | Ep 2: Criminogenic
One of the most infamous jails in the country and the battle to close it.
30 min
33
Charged 1+: The Making of Charged
The producers discuss making a show that deals with race and crime.
24 min
34
Charged | Ep 1: Born In Brooklyn
A brutal new court opens in Brooklyn. Two men's lives intersect inside of it.
26 min
35
Season 2 Trailer | Charged: A True Punishment S...
3 min
36
Standoff | Ep. 4: Afterlife
How did a brief incident become an enduring myth on the far right?
31 min
37
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
38
Standoff | The Order and Women in White Power
More about the white power movement in the 1980s and '90s.
26 min
39
Standoff | Ep. 2: Rules of Engagement
The tense situation on the Weaver family compound erupts into violence.
30 min
40
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
41
Season 1 Trailer | Standoff: What Happened at R...
2 min