Independent podcast production companies Tenderfoot TV and Campside Media are launching a new podcast this December, the two companies have announced, as part of their newly-announced multi-show partnership agreement.
The investigative documentary podcast series, created in collaboration with iHeartMedia, is titled Radical and tells the story of human rights activist and Muslim leader Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin who was convicted of shooting two sheriff’s deputies in a trial that took place months after the September 11 attack.
Throughout the series, the host of Radical - former New York Times and ProPublica reporter Mosi Secret - looks at how a number of significant events including the Civil Rights Movement and 9/11 have impacted the community of Black Muslims in the South, based on his own experience of growing up in an African-American Muslim community in Atlanta.
“Jamil Al-Amin was a crucial figure in Black history, and a vibrant leader who played an integral role in establishing a religious community in one of Atlanta’s oldest neighbourhoods, yet many people do not know his story,” said Secret. “This podcast is not just a story of a brutal murder and a manhunt, but a complex historical and political story, and one that showcases the consequences of violence for a small community of African American Muslims in the South.”
“Atlanta’s cultural and political influence is unmatched both nationwide and globally. The stories and figures that have shaped Atlanta — both historical and present-day — are as complex as the city itself,” said Tenderfoot TV CEO Donald Albright. “We’re proud to partner with Campside Media to take a deeper dive into the events taking place in our own backyard and told through the voices of our neighbors.”
In addition to launching Radical, which premieres on 5 December 2023 across all major podcast platforms, Tenderfoot TV and Campside Media also recently announced that they are working on another podcast series on Atlanta public safety training centre Cop City as part of their upcoming slate of shows.
The Cop City podcast will be a companion series to a documentary film that Tenderfoot TV and Campside Media are working on in partnership with creative studio Ventureland. The companion podcast is set to release in the first quarter of 2024 and will deep dive into the movements that are opposing the construction of the centre and the death of Manuel “Tortuguita” Teran, a protester who was killed by police when taking part in the Defend the Atlanta Forest movement.
“Tenderfoot is a leader in the podcast space for a reason: This is a company with tremendous reach, a massive audience, and a bold, aggressive approach to the market,” said Campside Media co-founder Matthew Shaer. “I’ve been wanting to work with Donald and his team for a long time now – this is a dream come true for us.”