2021 . History, News, Society & Culture . 6 m
How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives Pineapple Street Studios and award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift the focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever?All seven episodes of 9/12 are available to stream now on Amazon Music or Wondery+. Episodes will release weekly everywhere starting September 8th.
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9/12 Explores How September 11th Shaped American Life 9/12 certainly wants to push its listeners, but when it makes such provocations, I sometimes have a sinking feeling about where Taberski’s questions ultimately lead. The series often tries to destabilize our understanding of 9/11, asking listeners to examine ideas like whether the people responsible for 9/11 really hated America because of its freedoms. That impulse to challenge is valid at times, but it also makes me wonder where we draw the line between asking thought-provoking questions and gaslighting. In one moment, the series tries to paint a tour guide’s efforts to disprove a 9/11 conspiracy as equivalent to the ardor of those who believe in the theory. “I’m just curious as to what your apartment looked like at this point,” Taberski says. “I didn’t have the pictures with the strings connecting them up on the walls, if you’re wondering about that,” the tour guide replies. For a show that speaks out against conspiracy theorists, it doesn’t seem too fond of their opponents.