Will Be Wild

Publisher:
Amazon, Pineapple Street Studios, Wondery

Will Be Wild

4.6/5

Critic Rating

Will Be Wild is a new 8-part series about the forces that led to the January 6th insurrection and what comes next. Through in-depth stories from a wide range of characters – from people who tried to stop the attack to those who took part – hosts Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz explore the ongoing effort to bring autocracy to America, the lasting damage that effort is doing to our democracy, and the fate of our attempts to combat those anti-democratic forces. Because January 6th wasn't the end of the story, January 6th was just a practice run.All episodes are available now...


Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Patricia Nicol • The Times UK Jun 19, 2022

"Will Be Wild gives a gripping account and backgrounder to the January 6 Capitol riots via first-hand testimony of protesters and state troopers and analysis from former senior figures within Homeland Security."

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Score: 5

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian May 7, 2022

"...another great investigation...The information it uncovers is indeed wild. Will Be Wild leads you to understand that 6 January wasn’t an end, but a staging post. Grimly gripping."

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Score: 3

James Marriot • The Times UK May 6, 2022

"Andrea Bernstein and Ilya Marritz, focus not on the wacky cultists, but on the various administrative missteps...Inevitably, this makes for a drier listen than Woolf’s investigation of a cult dedicated to the belief that the US is run by blood-drinking paedophiles. Listen and shudder for American democracy and the 2024 presidential election."

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Score: 5

Hannah Verdier • The Guardian Apr 21, 2022

"...an in-depth look at the attackers...Hearing a teenager make the difficult decision to tip off the FBI about his father’s behaviour is particularly chilling."

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Score: 5

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Apr 21, 2022

"I can say that what you’re going to get is a collection of reporting that assembles a clearheaded framework around how to think about the Capitol insurrection as a phenomenon. Bernstein, Marritz, and their team do this primarily by unpacking it through the experience of individuals from various corners of the event. At first, the narrative feels as though it sprawls indefinitely, until everything clicks together. Much like the work they did on Trump, Inc., these episodes eventually reveal an interlocking system."

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