Rules of Engagement

The tense situation on the Weaver family compound erupts into violence.

In this second episode of Standoff, our new narrative miniseries on the story of Ruby Ridge, host Ruth Graham breaks down what led to a shootout on the Weaver family property on Aug. 21, 1992, that left three people dead.

Listen to Standoff via Apple Podcasts or another podcast player.

Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Standoff every week. This week, Graham talks to Kathleen Belew, a historian and author of Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America, about the distinctions among white power, white supremacy, and white separatism and the surprisingly prominent role of women within these movements.

Standoff is produced by Nina Earnest and Ruth Graham, with production help from Andrew Parsons. The Plus episodes are produced by Chau Tu.