Floodlines

Floodlines

Floodlines

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Some call it Hurricane Katrina. Some call it the Federal Flood. Others call it the day the levees broke. On August 29, 2005, the city of New Orleans was submerged. That story of hubris, incompetence, and nature's wrath is now etched into the national consciousness. But the people who lived through the flood and its aftermath have a different story to tell. A story of rumors, betrayal, and one of the most misunderstood events in American history. Hosted by Vann R. Newkirk II.
  1. March 03, 2020
    5 min
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    Richard
    A preview of the show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  2. March 12, 2020
    32 min
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    Antediluvian
    Part I: It all started long before a hurricane named Katrina.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  3. March 12, 2020
    24 min
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    Come Sunday
    Part II: In New Orleans, the disaster wasn’t the hurricane. The disaster was what happened after.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  4. March 12, 2020
    29 min
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    Through the Looking Glass
    Part III: A universe of rumor and misinformation plays out on television.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  5. March 12, 2020
    25 min
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    The Bridge
    Part IV: Rumor becomes tragedy.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  6. March 12, 2020
    31 min
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    Exodus
    Part V: A hero arrives. But not the one everyone expected.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  7. March 12, 2020
    36 min
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    Reckoning
    Part VI: How could the levees have failed?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  8. March 12, 2020
    30 min
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    Destiny
    Part VII: People try to come home. But does home want them anymore?Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  9. March 12, 2020
    55 min
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    The Wake
    Part VIII: Water, like history, repeats itself.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
  10. February 11, 2021
    29 min
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    Introducing: The Experiment
    A new podcast from The Atlantic and WNYC Studios, The Experiment, tells stories from our unfinished country. On this episode, Vann R. Newkirk II tells the story of his mother's life. Marylin Thurman Newkirk gre…
  11. October 26, 2021
    2 min
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    Introducing: How to Build a Happy Life
    Hello Floodlines listeners, we'd like to introduce you to a new show!In this series, host Arthur Brooks digs into research and offers tools to help you live more joyfully. Join us for deep conversations with ps…
  12. October 29, 2021
    2 min
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    Presenting: The Review, a new podcast from The Atlantic
    Hello Floodlines listeners — a new podcast is here just for you. On The Review, The Atlantic's writers and guests discuss how we entertain ourselves and how that shapes the way we understand the world.Learn mor…
  13. December 16, 2021
    42 min
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    Presenting: "Some of My Best Friends Are" from Pushkin
    Here's a sneak peek of a Pushkin podcast called Some of My Best Friends Are. As in, "I'm not a racist, some of my best friends are..."The show is hosted by Khalil Muhammad and Ben Austen, two best friends who g…

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