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?
The series 9/12 earned three Podcast Academy Awards at the 2022 Ambies, including Podcast of the Year.
In this bonus episode, Dan Taberski (host of Missing Richard Simmons and 9/12), and Whit Missildine (host of This Is Actually Happening), discuss 9/11 and their approaches to their respective series honoring and remembering the tragedy.
While 9/12 takes a sweeping look at the cultural, social, political, and conspiratorial implications of 9/11 and what it means for us today. Whit's series, The Long Shadow, focuses on the deep personal histories, experiences of the 9/11, as well as the long aftermath for people who experienced the tragedy up close.
You can listen to the full season of 9/12 and TIAH's The Long Shadow on Amazon Music, Wondery+, or wherever you are listening now.