Dan Taberski's new podcast 9/12 has launched
PRESS RELEASE · New York NY, USA ·
From writer, director and acclaimed creator and host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Surviving Y2K, Running From COPS, and Apple’s The Line) comes 9/12, a brand new seven episode, narrative non-fiction podcast series. The series, from Pineapple Street Studios, Amazon Music and Wondery, marks the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks by shifting the focus to what happened the day after - examining how we reacted and how the idea of 9/11 evolved over the next 20 years, changing every aspect of life and culture in America.
Each episode of 9/12 zooms in on a series of characters who woke up on the day after 9/11, forced to navigate a different facet of just how radically their world was altered. The writers of The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”; a Pakistani business owner finds that hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors have disappeared seemingly overnight; an American Deadhead transforms into a radical jihadist and recruiter; a teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start; a group of Hollywood directors is secretly enlisted by the CIA to help prevent the next attack on America. 9/12 is filled with stories that help us understand how we process grief, why we resist letting go of such an awe-filled day, and what it means to think of 9/11 as history.
As we approach the 20th anniversary of what was the most impactful global event of a lifetime, 9/12 will explore if we finally have the distance and perspective to understand how it changed us, what it all meant and how to leave it behind.
“I’m a New Yorker born-and-raised, and when it happened, it was impossible to imagine that the world and the city would ever get back to normal. And it kind of never did. Now, twenty years later, it’s not the day that we need to 'never forget’ - it’s how we reacted afterwards, how we let it change us and how it still does. 9/12 is our attempt at figuring out where to put 9/11 now,” said creator Dan Taberski. “I’m excited to be working again with Pineapple Street Studios, and with Amazon Music and Wondery to bring these incredible and poignant stories to a global audience.”
The series is produced by Courtney Harrell. It’s written and executive produced by Dan Taberski. Henry Molofsky is the senior producer. Executive producers are Jenna Weiss-Berman and Max Linsky for Pineapple Street, Morgan Jones for Amazon Music, and Marshall Lewy from Wondery.
The entire series is available to binge exclusively on Amazon Music and Wondery+, with new episodes dropping weekly everywhere else beginning September 8.
About Amazon Music
Amazon Music reimagines music listening by enabling customers to unlock millions of songs and thousands of curated playlists and stations with their voice. Amazon Music provides unlimited access to new releases and classic hits across iOS and Android mobile devices, PC, Mac, Echo, and Alexa-enabled devices including Fire TV and more. With Amazon Music, Prime members have access to ad-free listening of 2 million songs at no additional cost to their membership. Listeners can also enjoy the premium subscription service, Amazon Music Unlimited, which provides access to more than 75 million songs and the latest new releases. And with Amazon Music HD, customers have access to the highest-quality listening experience available, with more than 75 million songs available in High Definition (HD), more than 7 million songs in Ultra HD, and a growing catalog of 3D Audio. Customers also have free access to an ad-supported selection of top playlists and stations on Amazon Music. All Amazon Music tiers now offer a wide selection of podcasts at no additional cost, and live streaming in partnership with Twitch. Engaging with music and culture has never been more natural, simple, and fun. For more information, visit amazonmusic.com or download the Amazon Music app.
Wondery is a premium podcast studio known for character-driven, binge-worthy stories including “Dr. Death,” “The Shrink Next Door,” “American Scandal” and “Business Wars.” Wondery is behind 10 of the Top 20 New Shows of 2020, according to Podtrac. Thirty-five of Wondery’s shows have hit #1 on Apple Podcasts including “In God We Lust” and “The Apology Line.” Several of Wondery’s shows are in the process of being adapted for scripted television, including Dirty John on USA, Dr. Death with Peacock, and the upcoming The Shrink Next Door and WeCrashed on Apple TV+. Wondery has gained critical acclaim and commercial success for its immersive approach to sonic, emotionally driven storytelling, which helps listeners to “Feel the Story.” Wondery’s unique podcast experience is now personalized in the Wondery app. The app is home to the premium ad-free offer, Wondery+, which has over 13,000 episodes, including exclusive podcasts, bonus episodes and early release of some shows. Listeners can also subscribe to Wondery+ for $4.99/month through Apple Podcasts.
About Pineapple Street Studios
Pineapple Street Studios was founded in May 2016 in Brooklyn by Max Linsky and Jenna Weiss-Berman. As the award-winning, Peabody-nominated studio marks five years in 2021, it continues to expand its slate of critically acclaimed high-quality original podcasts—including Wind of Change, Missing Richard Simmons, Welcome to Your Fantasy, Running from COPS, and The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow—as well as series created in partnership with leading brands including HBO, Netflix, Nike, and Hulu. Since its founding, twelve of Pineapple Street’s shows have reached number one on the Apple Podcast charts. Pineapple Street Studios swept the 2021 Ambies awards with three wins for Wind of Change, the most for any series.
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