Long Shadow

By Long Lead & PRX & The Trace & Campside Media

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Subscribers: 309
Reviews: 4
Episodes: 27

 May 25, 2023
A very thorough investigation of low points in our history.

 Sep 14, 2021
Outstanding! However, it should do more on its webpage: most of the information is of general public knowledge still it would be helpful if it provided a bibliography or a list of sources available in the public domain.

 Sep 12, 2021
thank you

 Aug 24, 2021


The April 1999 massacre at Columbine High School hurtled the United States into an era of mass shootings. Now, a quarter century later, the horrors of that day have become an almost regular facet of American life, and gun violence a record-smashing epidemic. Clad in both camouflage and Kevlar, 21st-century America is a bastion of freedom where workplaces require active shooter protocols, schools run lockdown drills, and the Second Amendment has become a religion unto itself.

Guns are a uniquely American problem, but the U.S. wasn’t always like this. LONG SHADOW: IN GUNS WE TRUST explores the story of the people — some names you'll know, some you won't — who changed the way America relates to guns, for better or worse. This season, host Garrett Graff, in collaboration with The Trace, chronicles how firearms moved from being an ordinary part of the background of rural life to a menacing element of modern American life.

Crackling with rich archival tape and riveting eyewitness and expert interviews, this narrative podcast examines threads of history that are vitally relevant to our current political climate. In LONG SHADOW’s first season, Graff, a Pulitzer-finalist and a best-selling author and historian, examined the lingering questions of 9/11, the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil. Season two chronicled how bloody tragedies at the hands of federal agents led to the rise of American far-right extremism and ultimately the January 6 insurrection. Season three will help listeners understand how simply carrying firearms has become its own act of defiance, and how a very specific, carefully manufactured fear has driven explosive demand for guns across America. How did we get here? Subscribe and listen to LONG SHADOW to find out.

LONG SHADOW: IN GUNS WE TRUST is produced by Long Lead and Campside Media in collaboration with The Trace, and is distributed by PRX.

Episode Date
Generation Lockdown
May 22, 2024
Under the Gun
May 21, 2024
A Good Guy with a Gun
May 14, 2024
The Right to Bear AR-15s
May 07, 2024
Scene on Radio S4E1: Rich Man’s Revolt
Apr 30, 2024
The Hardliners
Apr 23, 2024
Shall Not Be Infringed
Apr 16, 2024
A Uniquely American Problem
Apr 09, 2024
Trailer: In Guns We Trust
Apr 02, 2024
January 6: Day of the Rope
May 24, 2023
MAGA: American Carnage
May 17, 2023
The Bundys: A Call to Arms
May 10, 2023
Info War: From the Fringe to Fox News
May 03, 2023
Oklahoma City: Sic Semper Tyrannis
Apr 26, 2023
Ruby Ridge: The Revolution Begins
Apr 19, 2023
Waco: The Spark
Apr 12, 2023
Trailer: Long Shadow: Rise of the American Far Right
Mar 29, 2023
Long Lead Presents: The Depths She'll Reach
Nov 18, 2021
How do we move on from 9/11?
Sep 11, 2021
What was the Saudi connection to 9/11?
Sep 10, 2021
Who was the 20th hijacker?
Sep 08, 2021
Could 9/11 have been stopped before it happened?
Sep 03, 2021
Was there a “fifth plane” on 9/11?
Sep 01, 2021
Who issued the order to shoot down Flight 93?
Aug 25, 2021
What was the target of United Airlines Flight 93?
Aug 20, 2021
Why weren’t more people rescued from the Twin Towers?
Aug 18, 2021
Trailer: Long Shadow: 9/11's Lingering Questions
Jul 21, 2021