American ISIS

American ISIS is an eight-episode documentary podcast that tells the remarkable story of Russell Dennison, an American ex-convict and Muslim convert who joined the Islamic State in Syria. As U.S. and coalition airstrikes rained down on ISIS fighters in 2018 and 2019, Dennison secretly recorded dozens of hours of audio about his past and his life with ISIS and sent them to journalist Trevor Aaronson with one condition: Nothing he said could be revealed until he was captured or — more likely — killed.

You can read more about American ISIS in The Intercept. Uproxx included “American ISIS” on its Best Nonfiction Podcasts of 2021, describing it as “a strange, unforgettable, bittersweet, Heart of Darkness kind of listen.”

High Rollers

Season Two of Chameleon 

Deceit, scandal, lies — it’s Las Vegas. It’s the FBI sting you have to hear to believe. High Rollers is a 10-episode documentary podcast that tells the stranger-than-fiction tale of a two-year FBI undercover sting that went bust, with no one convicted of crimes.

You can read more about High Rollers in Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, and Deadline. “High Rollers” was listed on Apple’s and Amazon Music’s Best Podcasts of 2021.

The Terror Factory

By Trevor Aaronson

A groundbreaking work of investigative journalism, The Terror Factory exposes how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror.


Al Jazeera English

Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit takes you inside the shadowy world of FBI informants and counterterrorism sting operations.

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