Slate Presents: Standoff | What Happened at Ruby Ridge?

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In 1992, hundreds of armed federal agents surrounded a family of white separatists in a ramshackle mountaintop cabin. Eleven days later, three people were dead—and the story of Ruby Ridge was just beginning. Journalist Ruth Graham explores a tragedy that’s become a foundational myth for the modern right, and finds some frightening lessons about power and paranoia. Standoff: What Happened at Ruby Ridge? is the first in a new line of in-depth narrative podcast miniseries from Slate.

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4: Afterlife
2071
In the final episode of <a href="https://slate.com/slate-presents-standoff.html">Standoff</a>, our narrative miniseries on the story of Ruby Ridge, host Ruth Graham recaps the prosecution of Randy Weaver and Kevin Harris, and explores how the story of the standoff became legendary among the modern far right.<br><br><em>Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Standoff each week. Sign up for Slate Plus at </em><a href="http://slate.com/standoff."><em>slate.com/standoff.</em></a>
Nov 28, 2018
3: The Wisdom of the Crowd
1737
Host Ruth Graham describes what happens for the bulk of the 11-day siege on the Weaver family property. As the surviving Weavers stayed holed up inside their cabin, their story attracted droves of supporters and rabble-rousers to rural Idaho.<br><br><em>Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Standoff each week. Sign up for Slate Plus at </em><a href="http://slate.com/standoff."><em>slate.com/standoff.</em></a>
Nov 21, 2018
The Order and Women in White Power
1657
Sociologist James Aho offers more on the The Order, a white supremacist group that went on a violent crime spree in the 1980s, and historian Kathleen Belew describes the role women played within white power movements.<br><br>To join Slate Plus, sign up at <a href="http://slate.com/standoff">slate.com/standoff</a>.
Nov 14, 2018
2: Rules of Engagement
1995
Ruth Graham breaks down what led to a shootout on the Weaver family property on Aug. 21, 1992, that left three people dead.
Nov 07, 2018
1: Two Shotguns
1942
Randy and Vicki Weaver moved their family to a remote Idaho cabin. They feared their world would be destroyed in an apocalyptic confrontation with the federal government. They were right.<br><br>In this first episode of our new narrative miniseries Standoff, host Ruth Graham explores the ideologies and influences that led to the deadly siege at Ruby Ridge in 1992.<br><br><em>This episode is brought to you by Care/Of. For 25% off your first month of vitamins, go to takecareof.com and use the promo code </em><strong><em>ridge</em></strong><em> at checkout.</em>
Oct 31, 2018
Trailer: Introducing Standoff
151
In 1992, hundreds of armed federal agents surrounded a family of white separatists in a ramshackle mountaintop cabin. Eleven days later, three people were dead—and the story of Ruby Ridge was just beginning. Journalist Ruth Graham explores a tragedy that’s become a foundational myth for the modern right, and finds some frightening lessons about power and paranoia.&nbsp;<br><br>
Oct 23, 2018