10 episodes

American Jihadi is the incredible story of a complicated relationship between journalist Christof Putzel and Omar Hammami, the American-born Christian who became one of the FBI’s most wanted Islamic extremists. Follow the evolution of their risky relationship, dodging government surveillance to confide in one other—until it all came to an abrupt end. American Jihadi is hosted and Executive Produced by Christof Putzel in partnership with Endeavor Content. Executive Produced by Adam Levine, Josh Gummersall, and Adam Harrison at 222 Productions. To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.2 • 1.1K Ratings

American Jihadi is the incredible story of a complicated relationship between journalist Christof Putzel and Omar Hammami, the American-born Christian who became one of the FBI’s most wanted Islamic extremists. Follow the evolution of their risky relationship, dodging government surveillance to confide in one other—until it all came to an abrupt end. American Jihadi is hosted and Executive Produced by Christof Putzel in partnership with Endeavor Content. Executive Produced by Adam Levine, Josh Gummersall, and Adam Harrison at 222 Productions. To see how we use your data, visit https://www.endeavoraudio.com/privacy-policy.

    The Matrix

    The Matrix

    Journalist Christof Putzel gets a mysterious message from a source he believes is already dead.

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    • 24 min
    The Exclusive

    The Exclusive

    Christof learns more about Omar's life in Al-Shabaab and has to decide how far he will go to get the story.

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    • 24 min
    Origin Story

    Origin Story

    Christof searches for answers in Alabama to uncover Omar's path to Al-Shabaab.

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    • 29 min
    The Test

    The Test

    Secrets about Omar come to light. And his conflict with Al-Shabaab takes a turn for the worse.

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    • 21 min
    The Ride

    The Ride

    Omar has disappeared, leaving behind a haunting audio recording.

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    • 25 min
    Abu M American

    Abu M American

    As Christof's access to Omar slips away, the circle of people tracking him expands.

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    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

majicomac ,

Shame on dad!

The father should be very ashamed of himself. He was the one to throw the wrench into the lives of his children. Also to cause his son to feel so insecure and inadequate.Life seemed pretty happy for the entire family before he stepped in to make them feel inadequate and push his son towards radicalization.

I am also having to question the show host. It seems as though he is somewhat humanizing acts of terrorism, as if the terrorist is a star. Also seems to me like some of what the interviewer is doing would be considered illegal...... or at a minimum anti-American security

jmackpattywack ,

Wow

Powerful, gripping podcast.

jloplah798 ,

5 stars

Enjoyed this podcast. Surreal. My heart aches for the family.

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