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A never-before-heard chronicle of the rise, fall and resurgence of the Bundy family, the armed uprisings they inspired and the fight over the future of the American West.
||CleanEpisode 7: The Future||The Bundys walked free in January 2018, but the story is far from over. The family has drawn large crowds on a multi-state speaking tour. Ryan Bundy is running for governor of Nevada. The national debate over public lands has tilted decidedly to the...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: The Murders||The Bundys want to talk about land rights and Constitutional law, but the fights they pick have real, tragic consequences. This episode assesses the damage done by the Bundys, a chronicle of pain that includes prehistoric artifacts trampled by cattle,..||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: The Followers||Welcome to Bundyville, a ghost town high in the Arizona mountains that used to be home to 200 people, most of them named Bundy. Find out how this family history has helped attract anti-government activists from around the country to Cliven Bundy’s...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: The Living Room||Many journalists have written about the Bundys, and much of that writing has been done during the chaotic armed standoffs the family led in 2014 and 2016. But few people have talked to Cliven Bundy at length in his home in Bunkerville, Nevada. The man..||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: The Prophecy||To understand the Bundys, and their unwavering belief that they alone can save the U.S. Constitution, you must understand their faith. The Bundys are Mormon and deeply religious, but their beliefs are rooted in fundamentalist scripture disavowed by...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: The Bomb||Dig into Cliven Bundy’s past and find out where his determination to dismantle the federal government began. It’s a story that takes us back to the government’s nuclear test program in the 1950s — imagine bombs in the Nevada desert — and culmi||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: The Battle||Our series begins in April 2014 in Bunkerville, Nevada, and chronicles the Bundys' leadership of two armed uprisings and their two victories over federal prosecutors. It also puts the Nevada and Oregon standoffs in a broader context of the growing...||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBundyville Trailer||“Bundyville” is a deep dive into the politics and fringe religious beliefs that drive the Cliven Bundy family and their followers. From prophecies and nuclear testing to white supremacists and radical plans to shrink public lands, “Bundyville”..||4/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Asorbing account of white supremacy in America
The Bundys represent white privilege, religious paranoia and the worst excesses of male patriarchy. This arresting podcast series shows just how delusional the Bundys and their believers are and how impotent the US government is in stopping them. Quite to the contrary, some elected politicians are gleefully enacting their demands while prosecutors imprison non-white Americans for far less serious transgressions.
Great longform reporting
I was very bothered with reporting on these courtdates and events at the time. I had many more questions that it seemed weren't even being considered. This podcast answers those questions and more. It also addresses the roots of the issues and what they may mean for future of movemnts like this. The production was great and features first-hard interviews over recycled news coverage.
Great look into what drives the Bundy family. The narrator/reporter is critical but still fair in all of her assessments of the Bundys. Episodes were extremely well written and extremely engaging.