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4.5 stars from 57 ratings
Great content, poor delivery
This series is from a few years ago, but the topic is so relevant and fascinating; I was excited to learn about the podcast when I joined Slate Plus recently. I was looking forward to hearing each in-depth episode. Jamelle Bouie is excellent, but Rebecca Onion makes most of her declarative...Read full review »
Ninarun2017 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/07/22
Thank you Jamelle & Rebecca
I was very reluctant to subscribe to Slate+ but did it for the History of Slavery podcast - which was excellent. The Reconstruction podcast is just as impressive so far. Rebecca and Jamelle choose a particularly lively representative anecdote or two and dig in from there, interviewing scholars...Read full review »
Writer single mom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/16/17
Learning so much!
I love this podcast! It is so interesting and informative. I can’t wait for the next episode.
SJGust via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/17
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