Mother Country Radicals Podcast Conversation
Campus Arts Event
Mother Country Radicals Podcast Conversation
Mother Country Radicals creators Zayd Ayers Dohrn, Ariana Gharib Lee, and Thai Jones, in conversation with Professor Samuel G. Freedman for a discussion of their award-winning podcast.
Pulitzer Hall
April 25, 2023 | 6:30 pm
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Podcast Details

Zayd Dohrn was born underground—his parents were radicals and counter-culture outlaws, on the run from the FBI. In Mother Country Radicals, Zayd takes us back to the 1970s, when his parents and their young friends in the Weather Underground Organization declared war on the United States government. They brawled with riot cops on the streets of Chicago, bombed the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, broke comrades out of prison, and teamed up with Black militant groups to rob banks, fight racism—and help build a revolution.

Participant Details

Zayd Ayers Dohrn
Project Creator, Host, Writer, Executive Producer
Ariana Gharib Lee
Senior Producer
Thai Jones
Writer, Researcher, Historical Consultant
Samuel G. Freedman


Pulitzer Hall
2950 Broadway
New York, NY

About The Event

Join Mother Country Radicals creators Zayd Ayers Dohrn, Ariana Gharib Lee, and Thai Jones, in conversation with Professor Samuel G. Freedman for a discussion of their award-winning podcast.

Zayd Ayers Dohrn is the Project Creator, Host, Writer, Producer, and Executive Producer of Mother Country Radicals. He is also a playwright and Director of the MFA in Writing for Screen and Stage in the Department of Radio/Television/Film at Northwestern University. 

Ariana Gharib Lee is an award-winning podcast producer and the senior producer of Mother Country Radicals. She currently is a producer for NPR’s enterprise storytelling unit and an adjunct professor for Daniel Alarcon’s “Telling True Stories in Sound” at Columbia Journalism School.

Thai Jones worked as writer, researcher, and historical consultant for Mother Country Radicals. He is the Curator for American History at Columbia University, where he teaches the history of radicalism. He is the author of several books, including A Radical Line: From the Labor Movement to the Weather Underground, One Family’s Century of Conscience (Free Press, 2004). His writing has appeared in The New YorkerThe Washington PostThe New York Times, and the Occupied Wall Street Journal.

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Image: Artwork for Mother Country Radicals podcast / courtesy of Crooked Media