Radicalized – Max Kutner

This is an Audible Original Podcast

In 2017, Devon Arthurs went from neo-Nazism to Islamic extremism, and he allegedly murdered his two roommates in defense of his new Muslim faith….

In Radicalized, a seven-part docu-series, reporter Max Kutner investigates how Devon went from one extreme to another, shedding light on the online pathways​ …

Max Kutner is an award-winning journalist and frequent television and radio guest. He is a reporter at Law360 and the host and creator of Radicalized, an Audible Original podcast about violent extremism that was a best-seller in the U.K. Previously, he was a senior politics writer at Newsweek, where he led coverage of the U.S. Department of Justice. His political scoops have received coverage from The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Politico.

He has also written for The Boston Globe, Smithsonian, Wired, Los Angeles, BostonVice, Nautilus, Chronogram, Newsweek Japan, Just Security, and Vassar: The Alumnae/i Quarterly. He has appeared on the BBC, MSNBC, CBSN, ITV, CTV, France 24, NY1, WNYC, KCRW, KVPR, and WBUR. He is a two-time finalist for the National Awards for Education Reporting. He holds an MS from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a BA from Vassar College.

My Review:

On my quest to listen to every true-crime podcast, Radicalized is a free 7 episode podcast only available on Audible.

Max Kutner looks closely at the case of 18 year old Devon Arthurs who converted to Islam and described himself as a Salafist National Socialist. In May 2017, Arthurs was accused of killing two of his roommates and fellow Atomwaffen Division members with an assault rifle in retaliation after they ridiculed his conversion from a Neo Nazi to Islam.

Over the 7 episodes Max meets and interviews Arthurs father and sister, his victims families and we listen to the actual footage of Devon Arthurs being arrested and interviewed.

This is a chilling account of how a young man with obvious mental health issues becomes obsessed first as a white supremist and actually runs a Neo-Nazi Group and then converts to Islam.

Rating: 4 out of 5.