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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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.

    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
4K Ratings

4K Ratings

Emmerlove ,

Great information with an upsetting ending

Very interesting story on how Roseanne became the person she was and how people can get sucked into dangerous groups. However slightly irritating that you’re trying to find her killer. No one killed her. It was an accident. If you put yourself in a situation don’t blame anyone else for your decisions. The police warned those people numerous times! They were doing something illegal.

mrsSdH ,

Accountability is a two way street

Great podcast. I feel for her family and the need to get answers. My sympathy can only go so far for the people that were part of these riots though.. Maybe you should’ve stayed home. On the other side of things, am I shocked that the police are not being held accountable for there actions? No. These people are just used to being on the side of the cops. They’re the same people that will defend the police when someone of the BIPOC community are a victim of police brutality. Your white privilege didn’t protect you in this situation and now you’re playing victim to circumstances that you created.

Drucie57 ,

Enlightening Overview

Ayman did an excellent job at bringing the listener along for the discovery adventure. The process of discovering who Rosanne was to her friends and family was thorough. It was easy to see how this loving compassionate woman was drawn into becoming an activist as soon as she believed children were being mistreated. The family could not have known her actions would lead to a disaster. I’m glad I found this most enlightening story into a beautiful persons life. I abhor the radical GOP leaders who fuel the poisonous rhetoric distorting our great Democracy. Thank you Ayman.

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