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Three bombs. Two unlikely suspects. One wild investigation. Two misfits are ensnared in a sprawling sting operation. Reality and conspiracy are blurred in a story of love, faith and betrayal in the War on Terror.

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John and Amanda have lived on the fringes their whole lives. They're on welfare, living with John's grandma, and struggling with addiction to opioids and Dungeons and Dragons. They've followed crooked paths to this point. John played in heavy metal bands and dabbled with Satanism. Amanda left home and discovered heroin before her 18th birthday. The couple converts to Islam in an attempt to turn their lives around. But things take a wild turn when a mysterious figure enters their lives and draws them into a web of conspiracy, deception and terror.

In this five-part series, host Dan Pierce will take listeners deep undercover into a sprawling anti-terror investigation, drawing on more than a hundred hours of police surveillance tape and intimate interviews with John and Amanda. Pressure Cooker is a rare glimpse inside the minds of two accused as they recount a story of love, faith and betrayal in the War on Terror.

For a full list of production credits, scroll to the bottom of this page.


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Episodes

Episode 1: Project Souvenir.

Access the transcript for this episode here.

 

Episode 2: The Mysterious Uncle Abe

Access the transcript for this episode here.

 

Episode 3: Point of No Return

Access the transcript for this episode here.

 

Episode 4: Ticking Time Bombs

Access the transcript for this episode here.

 

Episode 5: Trapped

Access the transcript for this episode here.


Production Credits

Host: Dan Pierce
Producers: Dan Pierce, Rafferty Baker and Sarah Berman
Coordinating Producer: S.K. Robert
Sound Designer: Rafferty Baker
Theme Song: Humans
Artwork: Tierra Connor
Senior Producer: Geoff Turner
Story Editor: Chris Oke

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