Long Shadow

About Long Shadow

Long Shadow is an award-winning, limited series podcast produced by Long Lead that examines threads of history that are vitally relevant to the current moment. "With a little bit of distance," says historian, journalist, and host Garrett Graff, "listeners can learn how America got to be the way that it is.”

Using rich archival tape and riveting interviews to revisit historical events that people think they know well, Long Shadow puts these linchpin moments into a broader context, explaining how they continue to influence life in the United States today.

Garrett M. Graff

A distinguished journalist and internationally bestselling historian, Garrett M. Graff has spent nearly two decades covering politics, technology, and national security — helping to explain where we’ve been and where we’re headed.

The former editor of Washingtonian and Politico magazines and a contributing editor to Wired, Graff is the author of multiple books, including the #1 national bestseller The Only Plane in the Sky: An Oral History of 9/11, as well as The Threat Matrix: Inside Robert Mueller’s FBI, and Raven Rock, about the government’s Cold War doomsday plans. His book, 'atergate: A New History was a finalist in 2023 for the Pulitzer Prize in History, and his most recent book is When the Sea Came Alive: An Oral History of D-Day.

Long Shadow

About Long Lead

Long Lead is an award-winning story studio focused on finding, financing, producing, and publishing original, in-depth journalism. We contract and fund veteran independent writers, photographers, filmmakers, and designers to produce best-in-class editorial features and cover today’s most important issues.

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