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Fiasco (2021)

Fiasco (2021)

Leon Neyfakh transports listeners into the day-to-day reality of the country's most pivotal historical events, bringing to life the forgotten twists and turns of the past while shedding light on the present.

Cast: Leon Neyfakh

05Season 1

Shot Out of the Sky

October 17, 2021

Bizarre events in Iran and in Nicaragua, spark a frenzy among the press and public; Reagan's team debates how best to respond.

04Season 1

The Trip to Tehran

October 10, 2021

Reagan's cabinet strikes an illegal weapons-for-hostages deal with an Iranian arms merchant; proceeds pay for the Nicaraguan civil war.

03Season 1

A Difficult Dilemma

October 3, 2021

A civil war in Lebanon results in a new hostage crisis; National Security Advisor Robert "Bud" McFarlane's proposal.

02Season 1

Body and Soul

September 26, 2021

After Nicaragua, the Reagan Administration is convinced the Soviet Union is on the march; Lt Colonel Oliver North is tapped to support the Contras.

01Season 1

Setting the Stage

September 19, 2021

The 1979 Iranian revolution, Jimmy Carter's failure to free American hostages sets the stage for Reagan's own hostage crisis.