Counterculture, tragic events, and more: 5 podcasts to stream if you’ve already binged ‘Mother Country Radicals’

Society & Culture June 21, 2022

Mother Country Radicals” is a never-before-heard personal account hosted by playwright Zayd Ayers Dohrn. Shared 50 years after the Weather Underground bombed the Pentagon and U.S. Capitol, this story is about a family’s life and an overlooked chapter in American history. Zayd’s parents were radical leaders of the Weather Underground and became counter-culture outlaws on the run from the FBI.

The podcast speaks with Zayd’s family, various Weather Underground members, and voices from the 1970s. If you’ve already binged the series on Audacy’s app, we’ve rounded up 5 podcasts you might also enjoy.

I Was Never There

Listen to ‘I Was Never There’

“I Was Never There” treks back to West Virginia’s countercultural movements from the 1970s and ’80s. Jamie Zelermyer and her mother Karen examined their friend Marsha “Mudd” Ferber’s disappearance. Throughout the investigation, they uncovered more mysteries, explored their own backstories, and reflected on their lives. Jamie looks back at her unconventional upbringing while Karen makes sense of her choices and the consequences. This series is presented by Wonder Media Network.

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Will Be Wild

Listen to ‘Will Be Wild’

Wondery and Pineapple Street Studios’ “Will Be Wild” looks at the events leading to the January 6th insurrection and what followed. Hear interviews with an assortment of people ranging from some who participated in the attack to those who tried to stop it. Join hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz’s conversations in this 8-part series that deep-dives into autocracy in America and its threats on democracy. The podcast also investigates how we attempt to stop anti-democratic forces and what could happen in the future.

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Pod Save America

Listen to ‘Pod Save America’

Hosted by 4 of Barack Obama’s former presidential aids, Crooked Media’s “Pod Save America” unpacks current events and politics. Hosts Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, Dan Pfeiffer, and Tommy Vietor chat with politicians, journalists, activists, and more guests. Check out semi-weekly episodes.

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American Radical

Listen to ‘American Radical’

MSNBC’s “American Radical” is a 5-part series about Rosanne Boyland. Known as a shy homebody who hated politics, Roseanne’s family and friends were shocked to learn she died at the January 6th insurrection. She was stampeded to death in a crowd trying to get through a police barricade. With the help of Rosanne’s brother-in-law, Justin Cave, and his old high school friend/MSNBC journalist, Ayman Mohyeldin, the Boylands tried to make sense of what happened. The investigation retraced the last 6 months of Roseanne’s life and uncovered sketchy boyfriends, internet rabbit holes, and more.

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This is Actually Happening

Listen to ‘This is Actually Happening’

This is Actually Happening” shares real stories told firsthand from survivors of true crimes, unfortunate experiences, and events that changed their lives. Tune in to hear unexpected stories about the human experience and unforeseen tragedies in over 200 episodes from Wondery.

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