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I’m Not A Monster

Secrets, lies and lasting consequences. For the past four years, journalist Josh Baker has been trying to uncover the truth about an American family’s journey from Indiana to the Islamic State group’s caliphate and back. A new podcast series from FRONTLINE and BBC Panorama, now streaming.

Episode 11, epilogue: "The wounds and the scars"

November 19, 2021

Journalist Josh Baker returns to Mosul and finds that, while the fighting may be largely over, the people of Iraq are facing a different battle.

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Episode 10: "It's all behind me now"

February 12, 2021

Matthew talks about his escape, his future and how he feared he’d never see America again.

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Episode 9: "The rest be damned"

February 1, 2021

After years of insisting she’s innocent, Sam pleads guilty and Moussa’s exes reveal more about the man that led her to Syria.

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Episode 8: "I take my book back"

January 25, 2021

Josh retraces Sam’s steps in Syria and asks: could she have been an ISIS supporter all along?

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Episode 7: "On American soil"

January 18, 2021

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Episode 6: "Now I'm calling the shots"

December 28, 2020

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Episode 5: "We had a great life"

December 21, 2020

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Episode 4: "She's like my mother"

December 14, 2020

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Episode 3: "My name is Yusef"

December 7, 2020

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Episode 2: "Read between the lines"

November 30, 2020

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Episode 1: "I love you, I miss you"

November 23, 2020

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Introducing: I'm Not A Monster

November 12, 2020

Secrets, lies and lasting consequences. A new podcast series from FRONTLINE and BBC Panorama, coming Nov. 23, 2020.

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