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Scene on Radio S4E1: Rich Man’s Revolt

Long Shadow

Long Lead & PRX & The Trace & Campside Media

Narrative, 9-11, History, Terrorism, Anniversary, America

4.81.8K Ratings

🗓️ 30 April 2024

⏱️ 47 minutes

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In the American Revolution, the men who revolted were among the wealthiest and most comfortable people in the colonies. What kind of revolution was it, anyway? Was it about a desire to establish democracy—or something else? Episode 1 of Scene on Radio’s Season 4 series, The Land That Never Has Been Yet, explores American democracy and the lack thereof.

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Garrett here.


Long Shadow in Guns We Trust will return with episode 4 on Tuesday, May 7th.


In the meantime, we'd like to share an episode of another podcast that we think long shadow listeners will love, seen on radio.


A Peabody Award-nominated podcast, seen on radio does season-long dives


into big issues like race, gender, the climate crisis.


Its fourth season, titled The Land That Never Has Been Yet, retails the story of American


Democracy and its flaws and contradictions at a time


when American democracy is under threat from within. The episode you'll hear


today, episode one,


one, which man's revolt, offers a take on the American Revolution that


chances are you've never heard.


Though the series was released in 2020, it's just as relevant during this election year.


We think listeners of Long Shadow Season 2, Rise of the American Far Right,


we'll find it particularly fascinating.


We hope you enjoy this episode of Seen on Radio, and will return with a new episode of


Long Shadow in Guns We Trust next week. The reality of this is that the president's apparent disregard for the rule of law has been a theme.


This is in fact a violation of our democratic norms, the separation of powers, and there's so many other norms that President Trump...


And today, the country of James Madison, has a leader who vilifies the media,


making honest journalists all over the world more vulnerable to abuse.


One of my proudest moments is when I looked at Barack Obama in the eye and I said


Mr President you will not fill this Supreme Court vacancy.


In the last few years powerful people have assaulted some of the basic practices of democracy


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