Haunted by ISIS

On The New York Times ' podcast The Daily , host Michael Barbaro dives into one critical story of the day with a Times’ reporter who knows it best.

2017 / Andy Mills / Rukmini Callimachi / New York Times, USA


On The New York Times ' podcast The Daily , host Michael Barbaro dives into one critical story of the day with a Times’ reporter who knows it best.

More than a simple two-way conversation, The Daily uses the medium of sound (hooray!) – ambiance, on-site interviews, archival tape - to enrich the telling.

The Daily is also doing ambitious original reporting and recently went to Iraq to witness life in Mosul after the fall of the Islamic State. Haunted by ISIS is a stunning story told by award-winning journalist Rukmini Callimachi, and produced by Andy Mills, after they encountered a group of Yazidi women who had been enslaved by the militant group for years. The women still believed that the Islamic State had taken over the world.

Andy produced this story on his laptap while in trucks, on rooftops and "in one sweaty and sleepless night." He takes us deep into the making of Haunted by ISIS in our Behind the Scenes Interview.

Additional Credits:
Haunted by ISIS was edited by Theo Balcomb and Lisa Tobin.
Photo by Alex Potter for The New York Times


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Andy Mills

Andy Mills is a producer and reporter with The New York Times, and helped create their podcast The Daily.

Rukmini Callimachi

Rukmini Callimachi is a three-time Pulitzer Prize Finalist, who has covered terrorism for The New York Times since 2014.


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