Mother Country Radicals - An Audacy Original

Mother Country Radicals - An Audacy Original

Mother Country Radicals - An Audacy Original

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Zayd Dohrn was born underground - his parents were radicals and counter-culture outlaws, on the run from the FBI. Now Zayd takes us back to the 1970s, when his parents and their young friends in the Weather Underground Organization declared war on the United States government. They brawled with riot cops on the streets of Chicago, bombed the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, broke comrades out of prison, and teamed up with Black militant groups to rob banks, fight racism - and help build a revolution.
  1. May 25, 2022
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    Mother Country Radicals coming June 9
    Zayd Dohrn was born underground - his parents were founders of the Weather Underground organization, and on the run from the FBI. Now Zayd takes us back to the 1970s, when his parents and their young friends br…
  2. June 08, 2022
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    Chapter 1: The Most Dangerous Woman in America
    In 1970, a former law student named Bernardine Dohrn declared war on the United States government. Decades later, her son Zayd Ayers Dohrn tells the story of how his mother was radicalized, and became the most…
  3. June 08, 2022
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    Chapter 2: Days of Rage
    Zayd’s father Bill Ayers joins the Weathermen, and he and his friends teach themselves to be revolutionaries, gearing up to build bombs and brawl with police on the streets of Chicago.For more of the story, che…
  4. June 08, 2022
    47 min
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    Chapter 3: I Am A Revolutionary
    Jamal Joseph is radicalized at 15, and joins the New York Black Panthers. And a deadly attack by Chicago Police puts both Panthers and Weathermen on a path towards violent revolution. For more of the story, che…
  5. June 08, 2022
    42 min
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    Chapter 4: Bring the War Home
    The Weathermen decide to bring the horrors of the Vietnam War back to America’s doorstep, planning an action that will change the future of the organization, and Zayd’s family, forever.For more of the story, ch…
  6. June 08, 2022
    44 min
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    Chapter 5: New Morning
    The Weathermen go underground, and become famous - and infamous - as counter-culture outlaws.For more of the story, check out: Thai Jones, A Radical Line: From the Labor Movement to the Weather Underground (200…
  7. June 08, 2022
    32 min
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    Chapter 6: The Belly of the Beast, Part I
    The FBI targets the Weather Underground, and a split in the Black Panther Party gives rise to a new, more militant organization - the Black Liberation Army. For more of the story, check out: The Weather Undergr…
  8. June 08, 2022
    32 min
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    Chapter 7: The Belly of the Beast, Part II
    The Weather Underground Organization and the Black Liberation Army go to war with the United States government.For more of the story, check out: The BLA, Black Liberation Army Papers (1963-1998)Sekou Odinga, Dh…
  9. June 08, 2022
    48 min
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    Chapter 8: Hard Times
    The end of the Vietnam War means the end of the Weather Underground. Zayd’s parents and their radical comrades, still on the run from the FBI, plan a different kind of future. For more of the story, check out:…
  10. June 08, 2022
    49 min
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    Chapter 9: Revolutionary Suicide
    Former members of the Weather Underground and the Black Liberation Army carry out one last action together, with deadly consequences that reverberate across generations. For more of the story, check out: Assata…
  11. June 08, 2022
    55 min
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    Chapter 10: Inheritance
    Zayd connects to other children of the underground. Out of the shards of the radical movements of the 1970s, a new generation fights to build a better future.For more of the story, check out: Chesa Boudin, Lett…

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