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Smart stories about the South. Subscribe to Reckon Radio's first narrative podcast, "Greek Gods," an examination of The Machine, a secret society that has been described as "the most powerful fraternity in America" with tentacles reaching to the State House, Washington and beyond. Hosted by Amy Yurk… read more

11 Episodes | 2018

Trailer: Greek Gods

July 31st, 2018

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Threats of violence, wire-tapping, boycotts, voter coercion, whatever it takes to win. That's the playbook of The Machine, a secret …

S1E1 - Greek Gods Episode 1

August 27th, 2018

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Episode One: What is “The Machine?” Hosts Amy and John trace the history of the secret society, with a focus on the events of 1970 – 1993, including allegations of arson, wiretapping, crossing burning and …

S1E2 - Greek Gods Episode 2

August 27th, 2018

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Episode Two: The Machine strikes back. Is the organization nefarious, or just a voting block of friends? Former members of the Machine share their side of the story, including Lee Garrison a Tuscaloosa …

S1E3 - Greek Gods Episode 3

August 27th, 2018

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Episode Three: What role does race play on campus? In recent years, the University of Alabama Greek system has been scrutinized by …

S1E4 - Greek Gods Episode 4

August 27th, 2018

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Episode Four: What does The Machine teach students about real world politics? John Archibald shares his reflections on how student …

Time Served

November 7th, 2018


Trailer: Recused

November 13th, 2018

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Reckon’s Amy Yurkanin dives into the untold story of Jeff Sessions, from the people who knew him best.

• How did Jeff Sessions …

Doug Jones: The Reckon Interview

November 21st, 2018


S2E1 - Recused Episode 1

December 11th, 2018

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In 2016, Jeff Sessions was announced as President Donald Trump's pick for attorney general. For nearly two years, he held his dream job -- but the experience turned into something of a nightmare due to …

S2E2 - Recused Episode 2

December 18th, 2018

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Years before he was the U.S. Attorney General, Jeff Sessions served as the Alabama Attorney General. And in that post, he faced a …

S2E3 - Recused Episode 3

December 25th, 2018

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In the 1980s and 1990s, Jeff Sessions fought political corruption and drug traffickers as a U.S. Attorney and Alabama attorney …

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