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Undone

When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended. They were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from Gimlet Media that digs up the surprising things that happened when we weren’t looking. Hosted by Pat Walters.

Episodes

Podcast: Undone: The Columbia

In 2003 the space shuttle Columbia was returning from two weeks in orbit. It was a routine mission. So routine that most of America barely paid attention. Until something went terribly wrong. Many of us watched shuttle break apart over Texas on television. All seven of the crew members were lost. Jon Clark's wife, Laurel, was one of them, and her death that day inspired his life's work: helping get more people to space. [more inside]
posted by eotvos on Jan 29 at 8:19 AM - 6 comments

Podcast: Undone: Ibrahim

Ibrahim Parlak came to the U.S. in 1991 as Kurdish refugee; his friends and neighbors see him as the ideal American immigrant. But the U.S. government considers him "the complete terrorist package" and has been trying to deport him for over a decade. We try to figure out why the two see him so differently.
posted by ellieBOA on Dec 13, 2016 at 3:35 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: Undone: The Deacons

This is a story about a forgotten part of civil-rights history that is still very much alive. In 1965, a group of black men in Louisiana called the Deacons for Defense and Justice took up arms against the Klan. Now a daughter of the Deacons wants to start a museum in their honor, but not everyone in town wants their story told.
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 24, 2016 at 3:33 AM - 0 comments

Podcast: Undone: Disco Demolition Night

One summer night in 1979, 50,000 people got together at a baseball stadium to kill disco. And it worked. Kind of. In this first episode of "Undone" we meet someone who worked as an usher at Disco Demolition Night and played a vital role in keeping the spirit of disco alive today. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Nov 17, 2016 at 12:03 PM - 2 comments

Podcast: Undone: The Ancient One

In 1996, two teenagers stumbled across some very old human remains. The struggle to identify them and determine who owns them kicked off a fight that has lasted 20 years -- and is finally about to be resolved. [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Nov 16, 2016 at 8:29 AM - 3 comments