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A documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, as she undertakes some of the most exciting and unpublished reporting she’s done to date.

A documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, as she undertakes some of the most exciting and unpublished reporting she’s done to date.
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United States

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A documentary audio series that follows Rukmini Callimachi, who covers terrorism for The New York Times, as she undertakes some of the most exciting and unpublished reporting she’s done to date.

Language:

English


Episodes

Prologue: The Mission

4/19/2018
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The war on terror has cost the U.S. billions and has been fought for nearly 20 years. Rukmini Callimachi, a foreign correspondent for The New York Times, asks, “Who are we really fighting?”

Duration:00:06:28

Chapter One: The Reporter

4/19/2018
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Rukmini describes the reality of being on the terrorism beat and why she brings trash bags with her to the frontlines of the war against ISIS.

Duration:00:24:16

Chapter Two: Recruitment

4/26/2018
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Who is it that ISIS appeals to, and how? Rukmini speaks with a former ISIS member about how and why he joined the fold.

Duration:00:32:33

Chapter Three: The Arrival

5/3/2018
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ISIS turns fantasy into reality for a new recruit.

Duration:00:23:36

Chapter Four: Us vs. Them

5/10/2018
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A new recruit proves his worth and gets invited to a secret meeting.

Duration:00:25:53

Chapter Five: The Heart

5/17/2018
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The recruit carried out the killing. Then he questioned everything.

Duration:00:21:33

Chapter Six: Paper Trail

5/24/2018
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“Something was off.” Rukmini’s doubt fuels a quest to uncover the truth.

Duration:00:43:11

Chapter Seven: Mosul

5/31/2018
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What did ISIS leave behind as their hold on Mosul crumbled?

Duration:00:34:41

Chapter Eight: The Briefcase

6/7/2018
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We found a trove of secret documents after Mosul fell. It led us to the mother of an ISIS official.

Duration:00:34:18

Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part Two

6/14/2018
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After three years in ISIS captivity, a young Yazidi girl returns to her family. Rukmini is there to witness it.

Duration:00:26:00

Chapter Nine: Prisoners, Part One

6/14/2018
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Slavery was enmeshed in the theology of ISIS. Rukmini speaks to an ISIS detainee who challenges her to find the girl he enslaved. She does.

Duration:00:27:25

Chapter Ten: One Year Later

6/21/2018
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What does the future hold for the ISIS returnee who confessed to murder? And what does he believe now?

Duration:00:33:03