A History of America's Radical Underground

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It's hard to imagine today, but during the 1970's, the United States was in a kind of chaotic, violent anarchy. Bombs went off every day in the early 70's, planted by revolutionaries. Police were targeted, banks were robbed, and a wealthy heiress was kidnapped and turned into an armed warrior. Responsible for all this violence were a handful of groups, like the Weather Underground, The Symbionese Liberation Army, and the Black Liberation Army, among others. We speak to an author whose new book is a fascinating, exhaustive history of these groups.

Credits

Guest:
Bryan Burrough - journalist and author - @bryanburrough

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal