The Line

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Publisher:
Apple, JigSaw Productions

The Line

4.9/5

Critic Rating

In 2018, a group of Navy SEALs broke ranks and accused their chief, Eddie Gallagher, of murder—sucking them all into the biggest war crimes trial in a generation. Did a Navy SEAL cross the line in Iraq? Dan Taberski (“Running from COPS”) takes you inside that courtroom for the first time, peeling back the curtain on how America wages its wars now and revealing the story that the media covering the trial blew right past. Through intimate conversations with over 50 special operators, the series explores just how blurred the line between right and wrong has become in the forever wars—and what...


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.7

Mythili Rao • The Guardian May 21, 2021

"The Line boasts impressive access: courtroom audio from Gallagher’s military trial, eye-opening interviews with dozens of Navy Seals, and extensive conversations with Gallagher himself. Told across just six episodes, it’s tightly crafted, too."

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Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture May 7, 2021

"[Updated Review] ...an excellent piece of audio documentary. The Line’s concluding episode also happens to break some news in the Eddie Gallagher story. Which is to say, this is a mystery that has an answer. …"

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Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Apr 6, 2021

"...thankfully, The Line, or at least the podcast version, is genuinely excellent and I don’t think you should miss it. The Line delivers what is perhaps my favorite Taberski(host) iteration so far. In The Line, Taberski comes across as a full outsider — half fish out of water and half battle-tested investigator — navigating a deeply insular world and poking and prodding with an engaged curiosity."

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