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Topic: Al-Qaeda

Al-Qaeda is a militant Islamist organization founded by Osama bin Laden that carried out the 9/11 attacks and other terrorist operations worldwide.

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The podcast episodes provided focus extensively on the topic of al-Qaeda, exploring various aspects of the terrorist organization, its members, and their activities.

For example, the episodes The Spy Who Betrayed Bin Laden | Holy War | 1, The Spy Who Betrayed Bin Laden | Londonistan | 2, and The Spy Who Betrayed Bin Laden | Twin Towers | 3 delve into the personal experiences of Aimen Dean, a former al-Qaeda member who later became a spy for British intelligence, providing crucial information about the group's operations and plans.

Additionally, the episode 829: Two Ledgers and its companion episode S04 - Ep. 8: Two Ledgers focus on the story of Majid Khan, another former al-Qaeda member, and his experiences with the organization and the subsequent torture he endured at the hands of the CIA.

The podcast episodes also touch on the broader context of the War on Terror, exploring topics such as radicalization, the ethics and impact of drone strikes, and the challenges faced by intelligence agencies in combating terrorist threats.

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