829: Two Ledgers

829: Two Ledgers

Update: 2024-05-128
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For years, Majid believed that if he could testify in court about what happened to him when he was held in a CIA black site, a judge and jury would give him a break. Finally, he got a chance to see if he was right.

  • Prologue: Ira talks about the exciting new series that Serial is doing about Guantánamo Bay. We’re airing two of those episodes on the show – one this week and one next. (2 minutes)
  • Act One: Majid Khan struggled with his identity when he was young. And then he realized exactly who he wanted to be – a member of Al Qaeda, carrying out orders for Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. He did bad things. But are the things that the U.S. Government did to him worse than his actual crimes?  (38 minutes)
  • Act Two: Majid finally gets his day in court. At his sentencing hearing, he describes to the jury what his interrogators did to him. (20 minutes)

Transcripts are available at thisamericanlife.org

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Adonnis Jamal

what does any of that have to do with this podcast?

May 21st
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POTUS 45, 46, & 47

Has anyone else noticed that supporters or President Trump have huge patriotic motorcycle and boat rallies while Biden supporters are rioting and burning down cities?

May 18th
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