Stand­off Pod­cast

The Guardian - The Guide - - Audio - GM

The round-robin stage con­tin­ues. A new nar­ra­tive pod­cast from Slate re­call­ing the siege of Ruby Ridge, an 11-day stand­off be­tween the FBI and a fam­ily of rad­i­cal antigov­ern­ment ac­tivists that re­sulted in the deaths of a woman, a child and a fed­eral agent. It’s an event that rightwingers, 26 years on, con­tinue to point to as ev­i­dence of gov­ern­men­tal tyranny but in re­al­ity might have more to do with in­sti­tu­tional in­ep­ti­tude. Episode one con­sid­ers the trou­bled back­ground of the man at the cen­tre of events, Randy Weaver.

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