Fiasco

By Leon Neyfakh

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From the co-creators of Slow BurnFiasco is a narrative podcast that transports listeners into the day-to-day reality of America’s most pivotal historical events. 


Using original interviews with dozens of key players, host Leon Neyfakh brings to life the forgotten twists and turns of the past while shedding light on the present day. The new season of Fiasco goes deep on the AIDS epidemic in America, with a special focus on the early years of the crisis, when a diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. The eight-part series looks at the mystery and missteps around identifying and treating a new, contagious disease, and what it took to get the public - and the government - to care.


The complete 8-episode season of Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis is available on Audible at audible.com/fiascoeps.



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Episode 3: The Baths
53:18

Episode 3: A debate rages in San Francisco over whether or not to close the city’s famous bathhouses, as government officials and gay rights advocates weigh the implications for civil liberties and public health. You can find a list of books, articles, and documentaries we used in our research at bit.ly/fiascopod


From the creators of Slow Burn, Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis is a deep dive into the impact of a deadly virus that transformed American life. The complete 8-episode season is available on Audible at audible.com/fiascoeps.



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Jun 30, 2022
Episode 2: How to Have Sex in an Epidemic
49:17

Episode 2: As the AIDS crisis worsens, gay men in New York City improvise a response, forming alliances and drawing battle lines. You can find a list of books, articles, and documentaries we used in our research at bit.ly/fiascopod.


From the creators of Slow Burn, Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis is a deep dive into the impact of a deadly virus that transformed American life. The complete 8-episode season is available on Audible at audible.com/fiascoeps.



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Jun 30, 2022
Episode 1: Gay Plague
49:49

Episode 1: How doctors and scientists responded to the arrival of a strange and terrifying new disease. You can find a list of books, articles, and documentaries we used in our research at bit.ly/fiascopod.


From the creators of Slow Burn, Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis is a deep dive into the impact of a deadly virus that transformed American life. The complete 8-episode season is available on Audible at audible.com/fiascoeps.



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Jun 30, 2022
Introducing Fiasco: The AIDS Crisis
1:45
The new season of Fiasco — the story of the AIDS crisis in America — is now available to stream in full on Audible.

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Mar 04, 2022
Episode 6: No Precedent
52:29

How the 2000 presidential election was distilled and decided in a case called Bush v. Gore.

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Oct 29, 2020
Episode 5: Contingencies
46:00

How Democrats and Republicans hoped for the best and planned for the worst as the Florida recount remained undecided weeks after election day.

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Oct 27, 2020
Episode 4: Spin-Off
53:07

How public relations battles in the Florida recount yielded big legal wins for the Bush team.

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Oct 22, 2020
Episode 3: Ballot With Butterfly Wings
55:32

What happened in Palm Beach County when a bitterly-contested national election came to town – and who paid the price.

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Oct 20, 2020
Episode 2: Real Numbers
49:58

We go behind the scenes of election night 2000, when an ad hoc network of statisticians, news producers, TV anchors, and political operatives tried to figure out what the hell was going in Florida -- and failed spectacularly.

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Oct 14, 2020
Episode 1: Homestead
51:43

How the largely forgotten race between Al Gore and George W. Bush roiled Florida long before anyone had ever heard of a hanging chad.  

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Oct 14, 2020
Introducing Fiasco: Bush v. Gore
3:00
From the co-creators of Slow Burn comes a podcast documentary about politics, power, and uncertainty hosted by Leon Neyfakh. Fiasco season 1 takes listeners to the contested 2000 election between Al Gore and George W. Bush, and the extraordinary legal battle that unfolded in Florida.

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Oct 06, 2020