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The Other Latif
Radiolab reporter Latif Nasser always believed his name was uniquely his own. Until he makes a shocking discovery that he shares his name with another man: Detainee 244 at Guantanamo Bay. The U.S. government paints a terrifying picture of The Other Latif as Al-Qaeda’s top explosives expert, and an advisor to Osama bin Laden. Nasser’s lawyer claims that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and that he was never even in Al-Qaeda. This clash leads Radiolab’s Latif into a years-long investigation, trying to uncover what this man actually did or didn’t do. Along the way, Radiolab’s Latif...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 513 ratings
Thank you
What a blessing this team was in undertaking the research to bring this story forward. I shed tears often while listening, sometimes getting an inside look into our government can be heartbreaking.
shebalv via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/24/21
Well done
Did you win all the awards for this? You should’ve won all the awards for this.
Waka101 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/21/21
Eye opening!
So happy Latif was released recently >_<
KittenBelly via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/20/21
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