6 episodes

Rosanne Boyland hated politics. She was shy, and she rarely left her home in Georgia. But then her family got a shocking call: Rosanne had died at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in the middle of a crowd trying to force its way past a police line.

From the depths of their grief, the Boylands vow to figure out what happened to Rosanne. Her brother-in-law, Justin Cave, reaches out to an old high school friend he hopes can help: MSNBC journalist Ayman Mohyeldin.

The quest for the truth takes Ayman back to his hometown of Kennesaw, Georgia, where he retraces the last six months of Rosanne's life and picks up a trail that leads to childhood haunts, missing boyfriends, and down shadowy internet rabbit holes. American Radical is a five part series, with new episodes every Thursday and Sunday through December 19.

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    • 4.3 • 3.5K Ratings

Rosanne Boyland hated politics. She was shy, and she rarely left her home in Georgia. But then her family got a shocking call: Rosanne had died at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in the middle of a crowd trying to force its way past a police line.

From the depths of their grief, the Boylands vow to figure out what happened to Rosanne. Her brother-in-law, Justin Cave, reaches out to an old high school friend he hopes can help: MSNBC journalist Ayman Mohyeldin.

The quest for the truth takes Ayman back to his hometown of Kennesaw, Georgia, where he retraces the last six months of Rosanne's life and picks up a trail that leads to childhood haunts, missing boyfriends, and down shadowy internet rabbit holes. American Radical is a five part series, with new episodes every Thursday and Sunday through December 19.

    Monsters and Martyrs

    Monsters and Martyrs

    The investigation into January 6 grabs the spotlight on Capitol Hill. An alternative news site begins to investigate Rosanne’s death, and Lonna suddenly regrets giving them an interview. Members of Congress take up the call and ask whether Rosanne was killed by police. The search for Justin Winchell takes one last turn.

    • 33 min
    Cause of Death

    Cause of Death

    Rosanne Boyland’s autopsy report and cause of death are hotly debated. Ayman speaks with friends of Rosanne and medical examiners for a closer look at her last moments.

    • 36 min
    14 Hours

    14 Hours

    Conspiracy theory YouTube videos are Ayman's next clue in Rosanne's QAnon journey, and he learns how they could lead to radicalization for her and many others.

    • 33 min
    The Other Justin

    The Other Justin

    Justin Winchell appears to be a key figure in Rosanne Boyland's radicalization. Ayman Mohyeldin talks to the last journalist to speak to Winchell before he vanished.

    • 33 min
    Who Killed Rosanne Boyland?

    Who Killed Rosanne Boyland?

    Rosanne Boyland's family asks host Ayman Mohyeldin three days after she dies at the Capitol riot how she may have gotten radicalized in just a few months.

    • 39 min
    Introducing: American Radical

    Introducing: American Radical

    Rosanne Boyland hated politics. She was shy, and she rarely left her home in Georgia. But then her family got a shocking call: Rosanne had died at the Capitol on January 6, 2021, in the middle of a crowd trying to force its way past a police line.

    From the depths of their grief, the Boylands vow to figure out what happened to Rosanne. Her brother-in-law, Justin Cave, reaches out to an old high school friend he hopes can help: MSNBC journalist Ayman Mohyeldin.

    The quest for the truth takes Ayman back to his hometown of Kennesaw, Georgia, where he retraces the last six months of Rosanne's life and picks up a trail that leads to childhood haunts, missing boyfriends, and down shadowy internet rabbit holes. American Radical launches December 5, wherever you get your podcasts.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
3.5K Ratings

3.5K Ratings

1357924681357 ,

Good

I found it ironic that the family’s concern was that Rosann had been taken in by conspiracy theories, which is what took her to DC. Rosann’s sister did not agree with the cause of death in the autopsy. Rather than trying to find the opinion of a doctor/medical examiner (which MSNBC did find), she attempted to interpret the autopsy based on her knowledge, though she clearly had no expert training. The family also refused to believe that Rosann may have resumed substance use, though evidence suggested that was the case and it’s not uncommon for a family to not know about a relative’s relapse. Instead of looking at the evidence, they clung to their beliefs. Just seems to suggest a tendency to avoid the evidence and think what they want to think in the family.

Breeb714 ,

Zero sympathy

Excellent reporting. I did have Zero sympathy for the woman that died, and the family trying to clear her name is shameful.

messi2619 ,

Pod

Cool pod

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