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New Podcast Homegrown: OKC Dives into the Legacy of the Oklahoma City Bombing. Listen To the Trailer

USG Audio's latest podcast Homegrown: OKC, debuting March 5, examines the rise of right-wing extremism through the story of the deadliest domestic terror attack in U.S. history, and how it's still relevant today.

By Elisabeth Ford
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On the morning of April 19, 1995, a homemade bomb inside a rented Ryder truck detonated in front of the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, literally ripping off an entire side of the nine-story structure, killing 168 people and wounding hundreds more. Among the dead were 19 children who had been in a daycare center in the building.

The stunning act of violence, masterminded by a right-wing extremist named Timothy McVeigh, remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. And one need only look at the storming of the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 to see how the story of the Oklahoma City Bombing and its lessons about political extremism resonate today. 

USG Audio's new podcast Homegrown: OKC, debuting March 5, takes on the tale of the Oklahoma City Bombing, exploring how McVeigh and co-conspirator Terry Nichols planned it, what drove them to their murderous ideology, and how it has left a legacy we're still grappling with as a nation. 

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Narrated by journalist and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, who covered McVeigh's trial for The New Yorker, the eight-episode series will feature first-person storytelling, archival news coverage, and expert analysis, including interviews with former President Bill Clinton and current Attorney General Merrick Garland, who was one of the federal prosecutors involved in the case.

A building after the Oklahoma City Bombing

"To understand the present, I've returned to the Oklahoma City Bombing to uncover the full truth about what happened. And once you hear what I've discovered, you'll see that the motivations for right-wing violence that we're seeing today actually started decades earlier," Toobin says in the trailer, which you can check out below:

Homegrown: OKC drops its first two episodes March 5; then it'll release two more episodes every week until its conclusion March 26. 

Here's a look at the descriptions for the first two episodes:

Episode 1: The Blueprint (available March 5)

Just days after the Oklahoma City Bombing, America discovered that the perpetrator was a right-wing extremist. Timothy McVeigh’s favorite book, a racist dystopian novel, connects him to a movement that is still thriving.

Episode 2: Mr. Spotless (available March 5)

McVeigh enlists in the Army and quickly gains a reputation as an exemplary soldier. He seems destined for a successful career as a focused member of the military. But soon after McVeigh returns to the United States, he suffers a devastating defeat. 

Homegrown: OKC, from USG Audio, Esmail Corp., and Western Sound, is available wherever you get your podcasts.

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