Motive To understand the white supremacist movement today, don't look at the old guys in white sheets. Look at the last time a wave of hate pulled in young Americans. Look at the neo-Nazi skinheads. From WBEZ Chicago, a new season of Motive.
Motive

Motive

From WBEZ Chicago

To understand the white supremacist movement today, don't look at the old guys in white sheets. Look at the last time a wave of hate pulled in young Americans. Look at the neo-Nazi skinheads. From WBEZ Chicago, a new season of Motive.

Most Recent Episodes

8: Bloodlines

Clark Martell was at the vanguard of reviving the white supremacist movement. Then, he disappeared. His trail reveals how sex, money, and blood have kept the movement alive.

7: Tipping Point

Atomwaffen was the most extreme white supremacist group, pushing for societal collapse. Today, their ideas are on the streets.

6: The New Nazis

How did President Trump, the border wall, and the 2017 Charlottesville rally play into the education of a white supremacist?

5: What To Do With Christian

Christian Picciolini grew a violent hate movement for eight years. After he left, it continued to grow. What's his role in fixing the harm?

4: Boots To Suits

Daytime TV discovered neo-Nazi skinheads and it was a ratings bonanza. But it also helped to grow the hate movement across America.

3: Union And Division

The Chicago Area Skinheads are, by some accounts, the first racist skinhead crew to organize in the U.S. What drew in those young recruits? And how one brutal event brought them down.

2: Romantic Violence

It was the '80s. Reagan was president. And for angsty, angry teens, the punk scene provided family and expression. Until the Nazis showed up and ruined everything.

1: The Hate Crate

A shy kid from Chicago shaves his head and prepares for an inevitable race war. In the early 1980s, it looked like organized white supremacy was declining in the U.S. But a generation of racist skinheads breathed new life into the movement. Season 3 of Motive examines the origins of the youth white supremacist movement in America. Episodes are released every Friday.

'Motive' Season 3 Podcast Trailer

To understand the white supremacist movement today, look at the last time a wave of hate pulled in young Americans. A preview of WBEZ's new season of Motive, coming September 4, 2020.

8: The 'After'

"Nobody talks about 'the after,'" one woman said about sexual assault. "The during is terrible, but it's the after, that's the hard part." On the final episode of Motive, the "remembering it for the rest of your life" part of the story.

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