Slow Burn: Gays Against Briggs | 2. Defend Our Children

Published: July 10, 2024, 7 a.m.

b'In 1977, John Briggs was a small-time state senator with big dreams. But Briggs\\u2019 plan to ban gay and lesbian teachers from California schools changed the arc of his life and career. Suddenly, he was a right-wing hero, and a villain of the gay rights movement. And his message seemed to be catching on all over the country.\\n\\nSeason 9 of Slow Burn was written and produced by Christina Cauterucci. Slow Burn is produced by Kelly Jones, Joel Meyer, and Sophie Summergrad.\\xa0\\n\\nJosh Levin is the editorial director of Slow Burn.\\n\\nDerek John is Slate\\u2019s executive producer of narrative podcasts.\\n\\nSusan Matthews is Slate\\u2019s executive editor.\\n\\nMerritt Jacob is our senior technical director. We had engineering help from Patrick Fort and Madeline Ducharme.\\n\\nOur theme music is composed by Alexis Cuadrado. Artwork by Ivylise Simones, based on an image of Silvana Nova and a poster designed by Larry Hermsen and the Too Much Graphics Collective.\\n\\nJoin host Christina Cauterucci and special guests as they record a special, live episode of Slow Burn at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 13.\\nLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices'