Standoff

Serials Standoff

: Standoff Website

: Podcast

: 4 episodes

In 1992, hundreds of armed federal agents surrounded a family of white separatists in a ramshackle mountaintop cabin. Eleven days later, three people were dead—and the story of Ruby Ridge was just beginning. Journalist Ruth Graham explores a tragedy that’s become a foundational myth for the modern right, and finds some frightening lessons about power and paranoia. Standoff: What Happened at Ruby Ridge? is the first in a new line of in-depth narrative podcast miniseries from Slate.

4: Afterlife

4: Afterlife

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: Nov 28th, 2018

In the final episode of Standoff, our narrative miniseries on the story of Ruby Ridge, host Ruth Graham recaps the prosecution of Randy Weaver and Kevin Harris, and explores how the story of the standoff became legendary among the modern far right.Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Standoff each week. Sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/standoff.
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3: The Wisdom of the Crowd

3: The Wisdom of the Crowd

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: Nov 21st, 2018

Host Ruth Graham describes what happens for the bulk of the 11-day siege on the Weaver family property. As the surviving Weavers stayed holed up inside their cabin, their story attracted droves of supporters and rabble-rousers to rural Idaho.Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Standoff each week. Sign up for Slate Plus at slate.com/standoff.
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2: Rules of Engagement

2: Rules of Engagement

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: Nov 7th, 2018

Ruth Graham breaks down what led to a shootout on the Weaver family property on Aug. 21, 1992, that left three people dead.
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1: Two Shotguns

1: Two Shotguns

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: Oct 31st, 2018

Randy and Vicki Weaver moved their family to a remote Idaho cabin. They feared their world would be destroyed in an apocalyptic confrontation with the federal government. They were right.In this first episode of our new narrative miniseries Standoff, host Ruth Graham explores the ideologies and influences that led to the deadly siege at Ruby Ridge in 1992.This episode is brought to you by Care/Of. For 25% off your first month of vitamins, go to takecareof.com and use the promo code ridge at checkout.
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