Episodes
Al-Shabaab carries out an unprecedented attack on a shopping mall in Kenya. Omar's family struggles to find solace and meaning after his death. ADs: DoorDash: $5 off your first order of $15 or more when you download the DoorDash app and enter promo code JIHADI SimpliSafe: SimpliSafe.com/AJ for free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/03/20
As Godane consolidates his power in Al-Shabaab, Omar flees to the forest. ADs: BetterHelp.com/AMERICAN 10% off first month NativeDeodorant.com with promo code AJ for 20% off first purchase Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/27/20
As Christof's access to Omar slips away, the circle of people tracking him expands. ADs: Download DoorDash and use code AMERICAN for $5 off $15 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/20/20
Omar has disappeared, leaving behind a haunting audio recording. ADs: Download DoorDash and use code AMERICAN for $5 off $15 BetterHelp.com/american for 10% off first month SimpliSafe.com/aj for free shipping and 60-day money-back guarantee Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/13/20
Throughout the series, Christof has shared samples of Omar's raps which he used as a recruiting tool for Al-Shabaab. In this special episode, hear the full versions of two of Omar's most famous raps. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/06/20
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Published 12/30/19
Secrets about Omar come to light. And his conflict with Al-Shabaab takes a turn for the worse. ADs: EthosLife.com/American to get a personal quote BoxOfAwesome.com 20% off first box w/ promo code: AJ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/23/19
Christof searches for answers in Alabama to uncover Omar's path to Al-Shabaab. EthosLife.com/American to get a personal quote Download DoorDash and enter code AMERICAN for $5 off $15 Upstart.com/American to check your rate Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/16/19
Christof learns more about Omar's life in Al-Shabaab and has to decide how far he will go to get the story. Bespoke Post: Get 20% off your first monthly box at BoxOfAwesome.com with promo code AJ. Blinkist: Visit Blinkist.com/AMERICAN to get a free 7-day trial and save 25% off your new subscription. Native: For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code AJ at checkout. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/09/19
Journalist Christof Putzel gets a mysterious message from a source he believes is already dead. DoorDash: For $5 off your first order of $15 or more, download the DoorDash app and enter promo code AMERICAN. Ethos: Get a fully personalized quote by going to EthosLife.com/AMERICAN. Upstart: Find out how low your Upstart rate is at Upstart.com/AMERICAN. Bespoke Post: Get 20% off your first monthly box at BoxofAwesome.com with promo code AJ. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 12/02/19
How does an American become one of the FBI’s most wanted terrorists? Journalist Christof Putzel investigates the true story of Omar Hammami, the Alabama-born terrorist who joined Al-Shabab in Somalia, in this serialized audio documentary podcast premiering November 18th. 
Published 11/01/19
Introducing American Jihadi, a new series premiering November 18th. 
Published 10/22/19