Zero Hour: A History of 9/11

Zero Hour: A History of 9/11

A narrative nonfiction podcast chronicling the people and events leading up to the attacks of September 11th, 2001.

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July 19, 2021 70 min

1989 – 1996?

Battle-hardened Osama bin Laden is a war hero back in Saudi Arabia when Saddam Hussein threatens the peace and stability of the Middle East by invading and occupying Kuwait. He offers the services of his Afghan mujahedeen to the Saudi royal family to force the Iraqi army out of Kuwait.? ?

Much to his dismay and growing anger, the royal family declines his offer and invites the United States and its coalition allies to ba...

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1957 - 1989
 
 How and where does the story of 9/11 begin? The answer is in two countries: Saudi Arabia and Afghanistan.  
 
 This first episode looks into Osama bin Laden's family history and formative years, his education, and the bin Laden family's long and highly profitable relationship with the Saudi royal family. 
 
 The scene shifts after the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 outrages Muslims around the world, includi...

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July 6, 2021 3 min

It's considered one of the defining events of the 21st Century, whose consequences are still being felt and are playing out two decades later. If we are to understand how we got to that terrible day, it is necessary to understand the people and the geopolitical events that set the stage for 9/11, sometimes decades in advance. 

Based on an extensive review of the historical record, combined with original interviews with experts a...

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