What Next

No Lone Wolves

Why the mass shooting in Buffalo is part of a bigger movement.


Episode Notes

A shooting Saturday at a supermarket in a predominantly Black neighborhood in Buffalo, New York, left at least 10 people dead and three more injured. The suspected shooter left a manifesto riddled with racist ideology, laying out plans to specifically target Black people and citing the so-called great replacement theory as his motivation.

How much will white supremacist violence be a part of the everyday lives of Americans—and what’s being done to stop it?

Guest: Wesley Lowery, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist covering race in America.

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Podcast production by Mary Wilson, Elena Schwartz, Carmel Delshad, Anna Rubanova and Sam Kim.


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  • Mary Harris is the host and managing editor of What Next, Slate's new daily news podcast. She has reported throughout the public radio system, for NPR, Marketplace, and WNYC.