The Gun Machine
Produced by WBUR, Boston’s NPR station, in partnership with The Trace, The Gun Machine looks into the past to bring you a story that most Americans never learned in history class: how early partnerships between mad scientist gunsmiths and a fledgling U.S. government created the gun industry in the Northeast, and how that industry has been partners with the government ever since.
Host Alain Stephens examines how this 250-year relationship underpins all Americans’ interactions with guns — including our failures in dealing with the fallout of gun violence.
The Gun Machine debuts on Oct. 4, 2023. Listen and follow on Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music, and wherever you get your podcasts.
Introducing ‘The Gun Machine’: A Podcast About How America Was Forged by the Gun Industry
WBUR and The Trace bring you a story that most Americans never learned in history class — about the firearms industry’s grip on our country.