The 1/6 Insurgency

Reviewing the history of violence in the U.S. Capitol.

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Episode Notes

For this emergency episode reviewing Wednesday’s violence against Congress, we reached out to historian Joanne Freeman, author of The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War. Virginia Heffernan and Freeman review the history of political violence in Congress and why this week’s events had a different implication.

Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan. Engineering help from Richard Stanislaw.


About the Show

A podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

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