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  • Episode 1: Devon Arthurs

    Sep 24 2020
    Devon acts out after he meets a mysterious friend online named Odin, who teaches him about “national socialism.” [Contains sensitive content]
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    29 mins
  • Episode 2: The Atomwaffen Division

    Sep 24 2020
    Brandon Russell recruits members for his neo-Nazi group, a radicalization method experts call “the extremist equation.” [Contains sensitive content]
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    19 mins
  • Episode 3: Andrew Oneschuk

    Sep 24 2020

     The Oneschuks struggle to understand Andrew’s anger, while he plots a getaway on the dark web. [Contains sensitive content]
     

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    26 mins

About the Creator and Performer

Max Kutner is an award-winning journalist who has published national magazine features on politics, education, crime, mental health and culture. He was a senior writer at Newsweek, where he led coverage of the U.S. Department of Justice. His writing has also appeared in The Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Los Angeles, Boston and Vice, and he has appeared as a guest on MSNBC, the BBC, CBSN, ITV, CTV, France 24 and public radio. He is a two-time finalist for the National Awards for Education Reporting. Radicalized is his first audio documentary.

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Audible Left editing VALID INFORMATIVE review!!!

This show is promoted as a boy who kills his two roommates due to exposure to extremist Neo-Nazi and Islamic ideology. Well, it takes until Episode 5 to dare to mention extremist Islamic ideology especially in the context of killing. Episodes 1- 4 focus on neo-Nazis and then it veers as a byline into radical Islam, the real root of the killing. Episode 4 focuses on President Trump bashing. President Trump is portrayed in this podcast as a white supremacist despite his constant and clear denouncement of white hate groups and efforts to help minorities. What caused me to stop entirely this disgusting program was the promotion and portrayal of the terrorist organization CAIR as a mild, helpful pro-islam group, CAIR is an extremist Islamic organization known to promote hate against Jews and adhere to promotion of Islam above Western countries. Beware, this murderer is an extremist Islamic who yelled Allahu Akbar after killing two roommates, yet the true motive is a byline in this program. This seems to be in line with Audible's current pro liberal agenda. Audible thugs, you can keep removing this review but I will post this here and elsewhere if necessary in search of honest take on events. It’s been removed over 15 times so far!

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Couldn’t make it past the propaganda

Once they started talking about video games and violence I checked out. I can’t listen to factually inaccurate information. Wish Audible vetted fake news content on their platform.

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Good but Audible podcast setup is infuriating

This is an interesting - and scary - story about extremism in the US and beyond. It's told well, in a familiar format.
It's the first time I've got an Audible 'podcast'. I downloaded all the episodes. Very annoying that it just stops after each one, no way to automatically play the next episode. There also appears to be no way to order them, they are listed from last to first. Wouldn't get something in podcast format again for that reason

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Didn't Hear About It in the news

interesting podcast. I have a pretty vast knowledge of the Alt Right but was unaware of this group and this story. It was researched and told well

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Excellent!!

This podcast is fantastic! Unbiased reporting and worth the listen. 10 out of 10 I’ll listen to you again

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  • RL
  • 10-05-20

Unsettling, but gripping

Another reciewer mentioned that once the podcast discussed video games and violence, he check out. If he would have listen further he would have learned that the podcast wasn't supporting the claim that video games correlate to violence.
This was an informative podcast and is unsettling because it shows that young individuals can be swept away by extremists without parents realizing what is happening.

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Powerful

What a powerful story and dynamic narrative. The interviews with Devon Arthurs are chilling. I could not stop listening!

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Disturbing, but Excellent

Really great storytelling and narration. I wish it was a work of fiction though. Hopefully, others will be able to see signs in their youngsters and seek help at the earliest possible onset.

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Well researched, very interesting pod!

I binged this podcast in two days because it had me hooked from the beginning! My partner also tuned in halfway through because he overheard it and was curious to hear the story through. Max did a great job on this; it was well researched, thorough, and moving. One of the interviews even had me in tears, and I felt his skills as a journalist shine through as the subjects of his interviews shared vulnerable, heartbreaking stories. Would definitely recommend.

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If you believe this kid your a tool

First off I wanna say this book is completely biased and is pure fake news. So this kid Devon Arthur’s let me start on him so this kid was never a neo-nazi nor was he a member of Islam or isis he is also not a Christian this is the perfect example of some punk kid who wants to impress some online goofs he meets so kills his 2 roommates who are “nazis” because they are in humane & planning these awful things I call complete BS on his entire story. When you get to the interrogation part this kid sounds so stupid he is in there for killing 2 roommates but tries to completely deflect everything from himself & make it out they were the ones in the wrong he was just doing the world a good deed. This is also some of what is wrong with the justice system because now he has been deemed incompetent to stand trail because he is playing the “crazy card”. This is why people do what they do now because you can do things like this then act “crazy” & get away with it this punk kid knows what he is doing he realizes while he was sitting in jail that once he gets to prison he will get treated in there & nobody will have his back so he is doing whatever it takes to not go. I can’t believe how dumb this author is that wrote this because it sure sounds like he is just sucking up every word this kid says like it’s the truth. Also it seems very biased because they blame video games & president trump & the “far right” for a lot of his problems. This book is nothing more then a leftist view & propaganda stay away from this trash. Audible you should do better then releasing this kind of nonsense.

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  • Kieran McLoughlin
  • 11-18-20

fascinating insight.

This is a fascinating yet also tricky audio drama to review. There are just so many potential landmines that could be stepped on here. To begin, I feel this audio drama was fascinating in one respect. The study of what turns someone to extremist thinking and paths is one many will find greatly interesting. Especially when you look at how it begins early for many young people. I have no doubt that many will find this account interesting to say the least. However, there is a strong narrative play which almost detracts from the idea that anyone is capable of becoming these people, and instead pushes more a narrative about how it only happens to very select people. in addition to this (and I tread carefully with this next sentence), there is a very strong left/liberal slant to how this is presented. Now, obviously this documentary is based on mostly neo-nazism which is far right and absolutely horrible. However,I do think this plays a little too much on the "oh my gosh, look at these monsters" dynamic, once again almost playing down the idea that we're all capable and more likely contributing to people like this existing and how we develop. it's all purely on the individual themselves, society has no blame on this. Unfortunately, by saying this, I make myself sound as though I am on the right and trying to defend these people. I'm not. However, I would amiss as a balanced and fair reviewer if I didn't mention these points. Alas, I do recommend this, because insights like these are always worth learning from. The more we educate ourselves on these issues, the better prepared we are to stop them.

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  • Kevin Bell
  • 10-20-20

Dissappointed

I thought it would be interesting, but it devolved into just another liberal attack on conservatism. Not brave enough to delve into the leftist history behind the KKK and fascism.

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  • Adrian Chan-Wyles Ph.D
  • 10-29-20

US Anti intellectualism

In 2014, the Obama Administration financed, armed and encouraged the illegal seizure of power in West Ukraine by the Neo-Nazi Maidan Junta, No one in this documentary mentions the US foreign policy which encourages anti-Russian neo-Nazi movements throughout Eastern Europe or the fact that young Americans are being damaged at home because of this policy. The Asov Battalion is a neo-Nazi unit in the West Ukraine Army funded by the US. A recent academic article states that since 1945 the US military has killed between 20-30 million people around the world. Furthermore, the UN has continuously accused Israel of War Crimes and the US continuously prevents any action being taken!

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  • Aoife K
  • 10-11-20

Interesting listen

Very interesting. I hadn't heard of this case before this and the podcast took us, in detail, on the path of the people involved.
I thought it was a well balanced view of the story and was a good listen.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-10-20

Lost lives

This really opens your eyes to how vulnerable the young are to such hate. Brainwashing.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-10-20

Vital journalism, terrific presentation.

A balanced, compassionate and humane insight into the darkest of worlds. Inspirational in the best sense, encouraging listeners to think deeper and learn more to understand these problems better.

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  • daniel Jones
  • 09-30-20

Washy

Just wayward in narrative and execution. There are lots of extremist groups mentioned and the tethering of mental health/disorders.

just a flaccid 55 for me

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  • Grovesy
  • 10-22-20

Fascinating

this is a really well researched and informative insight into the development of extremist thinking. Well worth a listen, an excellent series.

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  • BB
  • 05-16-21

Shocking, insightful & informative

It was fascinating to hear about the perfect storm of how mental illness (not a cause) could make individuals vulnerable to those with extreme views taking advantage of those individuals. As a society we need to do better we need to look out for signs and help safeguard those who are at risk.

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  • Benjamin
  • 05-02-21

Interesting

I found this story tragic, shocking and highly interesting it was well written, presented and narrated I listened to this in one go i was gripped from start to finish.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-08-20

Interesting

This was very interesting. I liked the story telling and all the audio interviews that came with it even the way max describes what people are wearing and their facial features ! A very well executed piece. Thank you for sharing your findings!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-20

compelling story

I loved it, I struggled to turn it off when life got in my way lol. absolutely compelling and very well reported

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  • Jeffrey
  • 11-19-20

immersive

love it. can't wait for more like it. pace was good and story was told clearly and easy to follow.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-20

insightful

I found this series was quite insightful into the thoughts of experts regarding radicalism

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-22-21

Fight for your child's life every day. Suspect all

This book was very well researched and not biased. I learnt a lot from it .

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  • Angelina
  • 03-23-21

Hmmmm

just solidifies the injustice black and coloured cultures are subjected under the legal system in America. a black person, if murdered in cold blood would have got death row. little white boy gets out in 5 years. little boy white plans a mass.murder, gets out this year. WTF

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-21

Scary

It is very scary how potential criminals can be permitted to take radicalised path without any action taken by the law enforcement with the excuse that it is domestic terrorism. This is insane.

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  • lisapisa
  • 02-05-21

Well researched reportage

Fascinating listening. Insightful and thought provoking. Uncomfortable topic but gave me a better understanding of the issues behind radicalism.

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  • Jennifer2
  • 01-31-21

eye opener

Thanks for enlightening folks to aspects of youth cultures. Forewarned of signs is fore armed.

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  • Christopher
  • 01-06-21

meh it was okay i guess

the narrator was kindof wimpy sounding and they made it out like we are of the cusp of a wave of neo nazi violence which is ridiculous.
It was okay