The Other Latif

A Society, Culture and True Crime podcast
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Radiolab reporter Latif Nasser always believed his name was uniquely his own. Until he makes a shocking discovery that he shares his name with another man: Detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. government paints a terrifying picture of The Other Latif as Al-Qaeda’s top explosives expert, and an advisor to Osama bin Laden. Nasser’s lawyer claims that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and that he was never even in Al-Qaeda. This clash leads Radiolab’s Latif into a years-long investigation, trying to uncover what this man actually did or didn’t do. Along the way, Radiolab’s Latif reflects on American values and his own religious past, and wonders how his namesake, a fellow nerdy, suburban Muslim kid, traveled such a strikingly different path.

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Podcast Details

Created by
WNYC Studios
Podcast Status
Potentially Inactive
Started
Feb 21st, 2020
Latest Episode
Mar 17th, 2020
Release Period
Monthly
Episodes
7
Avg. Episode Length
42 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Serial
Language
English

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