EXCLUSIVE: , the podcast firm behind sequence comparable to To Live and Die in LA and Up and Vanished, and Campside Media, the corporate behind the Chameleon podcast franchise, have closed a multi-show deal and introduced their first slate. Their first two sequence, Radical and Cop City, are targeted on tales from Atlanta, GA, and intersect social justice, true crime and journalism.
Investigative documentary podcast Radical, distributed by iHeartPodcasts, premieres December 5. It tells the story of Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, a Muslim chief who was convicted of taking pictures two sheriff’s deputies — one fatally —in 2000, exterior a mosque in certainly one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods. Prior to changing to Islam, Al-Amin was generally known as the Black Power activist H. Rap Brown, and was some of the polarizing figures of the motion, gaining a repute as a charismatic orator and passionate revolutionary. H. Rap Brown was an honorary officer within the Black Panther Party, and like his friends, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King JR., and Stokely Carmichael, was a goal of the FBI’s COINTELPRO surveillance program.
The trial for the shootings came about simply months after the September 11 assaults — a time of unprecedented anti-Muslim fervor within the United States — and Jamil Al-Amin was convicted of homicide and sentenced to life in jail. However, the proof proved shaky and Al-Amin, who stays in jail, has maintained his innocence. By 2020, a “conviction integrity unit” started to reexamine the case.
Radical is hosted by Mosi Secret, a former reporter for The New York Times and ProPublica who grew up in Atlanta’s African-American Muslim group. Secret takes listeners via the odyssey that spans the Jim Crow South, the Civil Rights Movement, the War on Drugs, and post-9/11 America.
“Jamil Al-Amin was a crucial figure in Black history, and a vibrant leader who played an integral role in establishing a religious community in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighborhoods, yet many people do not know his story,” mentioned Secret. “This podcast isn’t just a narrative of a brutal homicide and a manhunt, however a posh historic and political story, and one which showcases the implications of violence for a small group of African American Muslims within the South.
Listen to the Radical trailer right here.
As beforehand introduced, Tenderfoot TV and Campside Media have teamed with Ventureland on documentary Cop City, together with an eight-episode investigative podcast on Atlanta’s controversial proposed police coaching facility. The indie podcast will cowl the protests, violence, arrests and accusations of home terrorism that erupted final 12 months in response to the proposed $90M, 85-acre ‘Cop City,’ which is ready to grow to be one of many largest militarized police coaching facilities within the United States. The narrative will middle particularly on the loss of life of Manuel Esteban Paez Terán, a younger activist killed by police in January of 2023.
“Atlanta’s cultural and political influence is unmatched both nationwide and globally. The stories and figures that have shaped Atlanta — both historical and present-day — are as complex as the city itself,” mentioned Donald Albright, CEO of Tenderfoot TV. “We’re proud to partner with Campside Media to take a deeper dive into the events taking place in our own backyard and told through the voices of our neighbors.”
“Tenderfoot is a leader in the podcast space for a reason: This is a company with tremendous reach, a massive audience, and a bold, aggressive approach to the market,” says Matthew Shaer, co-founder of Campside Media. “I’ve been wanting to work with Donald and his team for a long time now – this is a dream come true for us.”