9/11 and Popular Culture Part One

It’s the first episode of a six-part miniseries that examines the books, movies, music, comics, and other popular culture that directly addresses or is about the attacks of September 11, 2001. To begin, I take an historical look at the events of the day as well as some nonfiction about it, including the 9/11 commission report, news from professional and student journalists, as well as the works of bloggers and internet diarists.

A quick content warning: Though these events are now 20 years in the past, they are still traumatizing to many, and I also discuss some of my personal feelings and views, so listener discretion is advised.

Finally, I will be including a feedback section in the sixth episode of the series, and would love to hear what you think, so leave comments on the Pop Culture Affidavit Facebook page, follow me on Twitter, or email me at popcultureaffidavit@gmail.com.

Here’s where to listen:

Apple Podcasts:  Pop Culture Affidavit

Direct Download 

Pop Culture Affidavit podcast page

And here are some extras for you …

The Newseum’s collection of archived front pages from September 12, 2001 (note: free account required)

The Spectator‘s September 11 issue (pdf via the Internet Archive)

The 9/11 Commission Report at the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks on the United States website

The 9/11 Commission Report Graphic Novel (link to purchase)

“For Thou Art With Us” by Sarah Bunting on Tomato Nation

“Dark September, a 21st Century Odyssey” (via the Internet Archive)

The trailer for Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project (the source for some footage in the episode):

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