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Undone

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When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended; they were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from Gimlet Media that digs up the surprising things that happened when we weren’t looking.

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When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended; they were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from Gimlet Media that digs up the surprising things that happened when we weren’t looking.

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By Gba18 - Jan 10 2019
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It’s a really interesting podcast, with stories told beautifully and well researched.

love it!

By dakarjp - Aug 07 2018
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Wonderful show, so interesting! Keep up the good work!

iTunes Ratings

999 Ratings
Average Ratings
825
81
34
20
39

Love this podcast

By Gba18 - Jan 10 2019
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It’s a really interesting podcast, with stories told beautifully and well researched.

love it!

By dakarjp - Aug 07 2018
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Wonderful show, so interesting! Keep up the good work!

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Undone

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When big news happens, the world tunes in and then moves on. But often the stories we thought were over haven’t really ended; they were the beginning of something else. Undone is a new show from Gimlet Media that digs up the surprising things that happened when we weren’t looking.

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Rank #1: The Ancient One

Nov 15 2016
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In 1996, two teenagers stumbled across some very old human remains. The struggle to identify them and determine who owns them kicked off a fight that has lasted 20 years -- and is finally about to be resolved.Our SponsorsBlue Apron - Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/undoneSquarespace - Go to squarespace.com and use the offer code UNDONE at checkout to get 10% off your first purchaseCreditsUndone is hosted by Pat Walters.This episode was produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson.Editing by Alan Burdick and Catlin Kenney.Fact checking by Michelle Harris. This episode of Undone was mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. With additional scoring by Nate Sandberg of Plied Sound, and Kevin SparksSpecial thanks to … Jack Hitt, Rosita Worl, Michael Coffey, and Carl Zimmer.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past ... to today. You can find them here.

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Rank #2: The Deacons

Nov 22 2016
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This is a story about a forgotten part of civil-rights history that is still very much alive. In 1965, a group of black men in Louisiana called the Deacons for Defense and Justice took up arms against the Klan. Now a daughter of the Deacons wants to start a museum in their honor, but not everyone in town wants their story told.Go to GimletMedia.com/FallSeason to subscribe to Undone and Gimlet’s other new podcasts.CreditsUndone is hosted by Pat Walters.This episode was reported and produced by Eric Eddings, along with Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson. We are edited by Alan Burdick and Caitlin Kenney. Isabella Kulkarni is our intern.The show is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. Additional music by Nate Sandberg of Plied Sound. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Maude Eddings and Ward Colin.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past to today. You can find them here.Selected Referenceshttp://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15932coll2/id/53842/rec/12https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4085340https://roberthicksfoundation.squarespace.com/Our SponsorsBlue Apron - Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/undoneAutotrader – To start searching for your new car go to autotrader.com/undone

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Rank #3: Ibrahim

Dec 13 2016
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Ibrahim Parlak came to the U.S. in 1991 as Kurdish refugee; his friends and neighbors see him as the ideal American immigrant. But the U.S. government considers him "the complete terrorist package" and has been trying to deport him for over a decade. We try to figure out why the two see him so differently.CreditsUndone is hosted and produced by Pat Walters. This episode was reported by Alex Kotlowitz, and produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson.Editing by Alan Burdick and Catlin Kenney. Production assistance by Isabella Kulkarni.Undone is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Robert Carpenter and Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions, who provided tape we used in this episode. You can check out their other work here.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past to today. You can find them here.

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Rank #4: Gimlet Presents: Uncivil

Oct 09 2017
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America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official history of the Civil War… that boring, safety-first version you were taught in school. They’ll bring you untold stories of covert ops, mutiny, counterfeiting, and the 1860s version of drone warfare. And give you a better sense for how these forgotten struggles connect to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.In this first episode of Uncivil, The Raid, a group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.New episodes of Uncivil come out every week. Listen on:Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Stitcher | Pocketcasts

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Rank #5: Mindbomb

Dec 20 2016
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In 1975 a group of activists set off into the Pacific Ocean to confront some Soviet whalers. They ended up starting a movement. But then things changed, and today some of them don’t even talk to each other.Undone is hosted by Pat Walters.This episode was produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson. Editing by Alan Burdick and Caitlin Kenney. Production assistance by Isabella Kulkarni.Undone is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord, with additional music by Nate Sandberg of Plied Sound and Sean Jacobi. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Jerry Rothwell, Ron Precious and Emily Hunter, Carlie Trueman, and Bunny McDiarmid.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past to today. You can find them here.Our SponsorsAutotrader – To start searching for your new car go to autotrader.com/undoneBlue Apron – Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/undone

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Rank #6: Chitlins at Bergdorf’s

Aug 15 2017
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Pat is back to present a brand new show from Gimlet Media called The Nod. Hosted by best friends Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings (who reported the Undone episode The Deacons) The Nod gleefully explores all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life. This episode will especially appeal to fans of Undone as Brittany and Eric look back at one night in 1973 that transformed the fashion world. This is the story of The Battle of Versailles—where one Black designer and his ten Black models brought legitimacy to American fashion, forever changing the game.

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Rank #7: Introducing We Came To Win

Jun 14 2018
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Just in time for the World Cup, we bring you the first installment of Gimlet’s new show, We Came To Win. The show tells the stories behind the World Cup’s biggest moments, and this episode brings you inside one of the most miraculous turnarounds in sports. It was 1990, and English soccer was in the doldrums. The national team was crap, the stadiums were crumbling, and there was the pervasive threat of violence from football hooligans. But one summer—and one World Cup—changed English soccer forever.Credits: We Came to Win is hosted by Nando Vila. This episode was produced by Emily Ulbricht, Emma Morgenstern, and Ngofeen Mputubwele, with help from Anna Foley and Jasmine Romero. Our senior producer is Matthew Nelson. Our editors are Caitlin Kenney, Devon Taylor, and Jessica Weisberg. This episode was scored, sound designed, and mixed by Bobby Lord. Check out more Gimlet podcasts at gimletmedia.com.

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Rank #8: Operation Match

Dec 06 2016
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Before Tinder, before eHarmony, before the internet, there was Operation Match. This is the story of the roots of online dating, when, in 1965, a computer the size of a van helped people find their perfect dates. Credits:Undone is hosted by Pat Walters.This episode was produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson. Editing by Alan Burdick and Catlin Kenney. Our intern is Isabella Kulkarni.Undone is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Marden and Joan Paru, Robert and Beth Smith, Paul Eastwick, Eve Peters, Vaughan Morrill and David Crump.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past ... to today. You can find them at retroreport.org. 

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Rank #9: Introducing Twice Removed

Jan 09 2017
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This episode features an excerpt from Twice Removed, a new Gimlet show that proves we’re all just one big family. We think you’ll really like it. The guest for this episode is writer Dan Savage. We will return with a brand new episode of Undone in a couple of weeks.CreditsUndone is hosted by Pat Walters and produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson.Editing by Alan Burdick and Catlin Kenney. Production assistance by Isabella Kulkarni.Undone is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord.

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Rank #10: The Columbia

Jan 24 2017
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In 2003 the space shuttle Columbia was returning from two weeks in orbit. It was a routine mission. So routine that most of America barely paid attention. Until something went terribly wrong. Many of us watched shuttle break apart over Texas on television. All seven of the crew members were lost. Jon Clark’s wife, Laurel, was one of them, and her death that day inspired his life’s work: helping get more people to space.Undone is hosted and produced by Pat Walters, with Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry.Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson. We are edited by Alan Burdick and Caitlin Kenney. Production assistance by Isabella Kulkarni. Undone is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Janna Levin.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past to today. You can find them here.If you want to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @undoneshow or e-mail us at undone at gimletmedia dot com.Our SponsorsBlue Apron – Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/undoneSquarespace - Go to squarespace.com and use the offer code UNDONE at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase

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Rank #1: The Ancient One

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In 1996, two teenagers stumbled across some very old human remains. The struggle to identify them and determine who owns them kicked off a fight that has lasted 20 years -- and is finally about to be resolved.Our SponsorsBlue Apron - Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/undoneSquarespace - Go to squarespace.com and use the offer code UNDONE at checkout to get 10% off your first purchaseCreditsUndone is hosted by Pat Walters.This episode was produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson.Editing by Alan Burdick and Catlin Kenney.Fact checking by Michelle Harris. This episode of Undone was mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. With additional scoring by Nate Sandberg of Plied Sound, and Kevin SparksSpecial thanks to … Jack Hitt, Rosita Worl, Michael Coffey, and Carl Zimmer.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past ... to today. You can find them here.

Nov 15 2016
34 mins
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Rank #2: The Deacons

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This is a story about a forgotten part of civil-rights history that is still very much alive. In 1965, a group of black men in Louisiana called the Deacons for Defense and Justice took up arms against the Klan. Now a daughter of the Deacons wants to start a museum in their honor, but not everyone in town wants their story told.Go to GimletMedia.com/FallSeason to subscribe to Undone and Gimlet’s other new podcasts.CreditsUndone is hosted by Pat Walters.This episode was reported and produced by Eric Eddings, along with Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson. We are edited by Alan Burdick and Caitlin Kenney. Isabella Kulkarni is our intern.The show is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. Additional music by Nate Sandberg of Plied Sound. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Maude Eddings and Ward Colin.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past to today. You can find them here.Selected Referenceshttp://content.wisconsinhistory.org/cdm/singleitem/collection/p15932coll2/id/53842/rec/12https://searchworks.stanford.edu/view/4085340https://roberthicksfoundation.squarespace.com/Our SponsorsBlue Apron - Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/undoneAutotrader – To start searching for your new car go to autotrader.com/undone

Nov 22 2016
35 mins
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Rank #3: Ibrahim

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Ibrahim Parlak came to the U.S. in 1991 as Kurdish refugee; his friends and neighbors see him as the ideal American immigrant. But the U.S. government considers him "the complete terrorist package" and has been trying to deport him for over a decade. We try to figure out why the two see him so differently.CreditsUndone is hosted and produced by Pat Walters. This episode was reported by Alex Kotlowitz, and produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson.Editing by Alan Burdick and Catlin Kenney. Production assistance by Isabella Kulkarni.Undone is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Robert Carpenter and Dan Collison and Elizabeth Meister of Long Haul Productions, who provided tape we used in this episode. You can check out their other work here.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past to today. You can find them here.

Dec 13 2016
38 mins
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Rank #4: Gimlet Presents: Uncivil

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America’s divided. And it always has been. Uncivil, Gimlet’s new history podcast, takes you back to a time when America was so divided that it split in two. In each episode hosts Jack Hitt and Chenjerai Kumanyika ransack the official history of the Civil War… that boring, safety-first version you were taught in school. They’ll bring you untold stories of covert ops, mutiny, counterfeiting, and the 1860s version of drone warfare. And give you a better sense for how these forgotten struggles connect to the political battlefield we’re living on right now.In this first episode of Uncivil, The Raid, a group of ex-farmers, a terrorist from Kansas, and a schoolteacher attempt the greatest covert operation of the Civil War.New episodes of Uncivil come out every week. Listen on:Apple Podcasts | Overcast | Stitcher | Pocketcasts

Oct 09 2017
25 mins
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Rank #5: Mindbomb

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In 1975 a group of activists set off into the Pacific Ocean to confront some Soviet whalers. They ended up starting a movement. But then things changed, and today some of them don’t even talk to each other.Undone is hosted by Pat Walters.This episode was produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson. Editing by Alan Burdick and Caitlin Kenney. Production assistance by Isabella Kulkarni.Undone is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord, with additional music by Nate Sandberg of Plied Sound and Sean Jacobi. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Jerry Rothwell, Ron Precious and Emily Hunter, Carlie Trueman, and Bunny McDiarmid.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past to today. You can find them here.Our SponsorsAutotrader – To start searching for your new car go to autotrader.com/undoneBlue Apron – Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/undone

Dec 20 2016
31 mins
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Rank #6: Chitlins at Bergdorf’s

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Pat is back to present a brand new show from Gimlet Media called The Nod. Hosted by best friends Brittany Luse and Eric Eddings (who reported the Undone episode The Deacons) The Nod gleefully explores all the beautiful, complicated dimensions of Black life. This episode will especially appeal to fans of Undone as Brittany and Eric look back at one night in 1973 that transformed the fashion world. This is the story of The Battle of Versailles—where one Black designer and his ten Black models brought legitimacy to American fashion, forever changing the game.

Aug 15 2017
34 mins
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Rank #7: Introducing We Came To Win

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Just in time for the World Cup, we bring you the first installment of Gimlet’s new show, We Came To Win. The show tells the stories behind the World Cup’s biggest moments, and this episode brings you inside one of the most miraculous turnarounds in sports. It was 1990, and English soccer was in the doldrums. The national team was crap, the stadiums were crumbling, and there was the pervasive threat of violence from football hooligans. But one summer—and one World Cup—changed English soccer forever.Credits: We Came to Win is hosted by Nando Vila. This episode was produced by Emily Ulbricht, Emma Morgenstern, and Ngofeen Mputubwele, with help from Anna Foley and Jasmine Romero. Our senior producer is Matthew Nelson. Our editors are Caitlin Kenney, Devon Taylor, and Jessica Weisberg. This episode was scored, sound designed, and mixed by Bobby Lord. Check out more Gimlet podcasts at gimletmedia.com.

Jun 14 2018
55 mins
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Rank #8: Operation Match

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Before Tinder, before eHarmony, before the internet, there was Operation Match. This is the story of the roots of online dating, when, in 1965, a computer the size of a van helped people find their perfect dates. Credits:Undone is hosted by Pat Walters.This episode was produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson. Editing by Alan Burdick and Catlin Kenney. Our intern is Isabella Kulkarni.Undone is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Marden and Joan Paru, Robert and Beth Smith, Paul Eastwick, Eve Peters, Vaughan Morrill and David Crump.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past ... to today. You can find them at retroreport.org. 

Dec 06 2016
33 mins
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Rank #9: Introducing Twice Removed

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This episode features an excerpt from Twice Removed, a new Gimlet show that proves we’re all just one big family. We think you’ll really like it. The guest for this episode is writer Dan Savage. We will return with a brand new episode of Undone in a couple of weeks.CreditsUndone is hosted by Pat Walters and produced by Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry. Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson.Editing by Alan Burdick and Catlin Kenney. Production assistance by Isabella Kulkarni.Undone is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord.

Jan 09 2017
36 mins
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Rank #10: The Columbia

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In 2003 the space shuttle Columbia was returning from two weeks in orbit. It was a routine mission. So routine that most of America barely paid attention. Until something went terribly wrong. Many of us watched shuttle break apart over Texas on television. All seven of the crew members were lost. Jon Clark’s wife, Laurel, was one of them, and her death that day inspired his life’s work: helping get more people to space.Undone is hosted and produced by Pat Walters, with Julia DeWitt and Emanuele Berry.Our senior producer is Larissa Anderson. We are edited by Alan Burdick and Caitlin Kenney. Production assistance by Isabella Kulkarni. Undone is mixed and scored by Bobby Lord. Our fact-checker is Michelle Harris.Special thanks to Janna Levin.Undone was conceived in collaboration with our friends at Retro Report, the documentary film series that connects iconic news events of the past to today. You can find them here.If you want to get in touch, you can find us on Twitter @undoneshow or e-mail us at undone at gimletmedia dot com.Our SponsorsBlue Apron – Get your first three Blue Apron meals delivered for free by going to blueapron.com/undoneSquarespace - Go to squarespace.com and use the offer code UNDONE at checkout to get 10% off your first purchase

Jan 24 2017
33 mins
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