One Year: 1977

Season 1: Episode 8
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The Making of Season 1

Josh Levin and Evan Chung discuss the stories behind the first season of One Year.

Episode Notes

In this Slate Plus episode for One Year, host Josh Levin and producer Evan Chung share behind-the-scenes stories of the making of this first season.

Mentioned in the episode:
High in America: The True Story Behind NORML and the Politics of Marijuana by Patrick Anderson
Grass Roots: The Rise and Fall and Rise of Marijuana in America by Emily Dufton

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Production by Chau Tu.

About the Show

The people and struggles that changed America—one year at a time. In each episode, host Josh Levin explores a story you may have forgotten, or one you’ve never heard of before. What were the moments that transformed politics, culture, science, religion, and more? And how does the nation’s past shape our present?

The first season of One Year focuses on 1977, a year when gay rights hung in the balance, Roots dominated the airwaves, and Jesus appeared on a tortilla.

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  • Chau Tu is a former editor of Slate Plus.