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Will Be Wild is a new 8-part series about the forces that led to the January 6th insurrection and what comes next. Through in-depth stories from a wide range of characters – from people who tried to stop the attack to those who took part – hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz explore the ongoing effort to bring autocracy to America, the lasting damage that effort is doing to our democracy, and the fate of our attempts to combat those anti-democratic forces. Because January 6th wasn't the end of the story, January 6th was just a practice run.
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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.4 • 3.1K Ratings

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Will Be Wild is a new 8-part series about the forces that led to the January 6th insurrection and what comes next. Through in-depth stories from a wide range of characters – from people who tried to stop the attack to those who took part – hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz explore the ongoing effort to bring autocracy to America, the lasting damage that effort is doing to our democracy, and the fate of our attempts to combat those anti-democratic forces. Because January 6th wasn't the end of the story, January 6th was just a practice run.
Follow Will Be Wild wherever you get your podcasts, or you can listen early on Amazon Music or early and ad-free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app.

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    Warnings

    Warnings

    A teenager in Wylie, TX sends a tip to the FBI about his father's potentially violent plans. A local government official in DC learns of online plots to disrupt the certification of the presidential election. Why did so many alarm bells leading up to the January 6th insurrection fall on deaf ears?

    • 31 min
    Boots on the Ground

    Boots on the Ground

    Many of the men and women who heeded Trump’s call to march on the Capitol on January 6th had one surprising thing in common: nearly 1 in 7 of those charged for crimes related to the insurrection had a background in the military or law-enforcement. Why did the government look away as forces of radicalization spread amongst the military and in the public at large? And how prepared is the government to face that threat as it continues to grow today?




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    • 33 min
    Homeland

    Homeland

    The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting the United States against threats both foreign and domestic. But despite mounting evidence about the spread of homegrown radicalism in the U.S., no warnings were issued by DHS about the potential violence on January 6th. Two agency insiders help us understand why.




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    • 32 min
    Rules for Radicals

    Rules for Radicals

    What happens when a young man determines that his father has become a danger to society? How is the divisiveness of our politics wrenching apart families across America? And what is happening to the men and women who followed Trump’s orders and marched on the Capitol? We turn back the clock and tell the story of how the Reffitt family got to January 6th and what’s in store for them now.




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    • 41 min
    The Tunnel

    The Tunnel

    In a tunnel below the Capitol, the paths of an insurrectionist and a police officer converge. Will their lives ever be the same?

    • 43 min
    The War on Pineapple

    The War on Pineapple

    Disinformation about the 2020 election motivated thousands to march on the Capitol on January 6th. We follow one of those lies – about suitcases filled with fake ballots — and meet two of the men who tried to stop it. But as disinformation continues to spread through our society, is there anything we can do to keep straight what is fact and what is fiction?

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
3.1K Ratings

3.1K Ratings

LinAnnAlex ,

Must-listen to narration

Let me begin by sharing this was a five-star production—compelling evidence, heart-arching storytelling and a quality time stamp on American history. If there is binge-listening to a podcast, that’s exactly how I felt. My only feedback otherwise is that many of us listen to podcasts while exercising or walking and the credits at the end, which one has to sort of stop and try and adjust which is annoying, went on for so darn long that half my walk would be over by the time the next episode began to play. While giving credit to the cast and crew is important, is there a better way to handle this aspect than reading lists and lists of names after every single episode? That’s why I rated this four-stars—because it is a podcast and the mechanics count too. However,thank you for a high quality and historically significant production!

KajaXX ,

Brings together many strands

Even if you follow the news, including the January 6 hearings, you can get a lot out of this podcast. It brings together many strands—viewpoints of former government officials, attendees at Trump’s rally at the Ellipse, local journalists, family members of participants in the insurrection, etc.—to tell a complex story of increasing right-wing extremism and its culmination in the insurrection. If you enjoyed the Trump Inc. podcast from the same team, you will enjoy this.

CNote44 ,

Binge-Worthy

If you’re not completely brain-washed by Fox News and every other far-right media outlet, you’ll learn a great deal from this podcast. I feel for people like Danny Rodriguez that were completely fooled by Trump and the MAGA media machine. He thought he was doing the right thing, all from listening to Trump and his lackeys. Now he’s paying a price for his bad decisions (deservedly so), but it’s easy to see that Trump and many others deserve to pay for their actions too. Our democracy may not survive until they do.

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