The Unabomber is the subject of Apple's next big podcast release

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What you need to know

  • Apple is launching a new podcast all about the Unabomber.
  • Project Unabom will premiere on June 27 and run for eight episodes.

Apple has a new original podcast coming, with Project Unabom telling the story of Ted Kaczynski — a man better known as the Unabomber.

The new Apple podcast series will debut on June 27, reports Deadline, with the eight-part series telling the story of a man who terrorized a nation for 18 years.

Based on new original reporting, the podcast takes a look at what actually happened during those 18 years—what drove Kaczynski to his dystopian vision of people overrun by technology and why does it feel so familiar? And why did it take nearly two decades to catch him?

Kaczynski killed three and injured a further 23 across a bombing campaign that he believed worked on technology that would lead to the destruction of the environment. He was finally arrested in 1996 and was later sentenced to eight consecutive life terms in prison. The podcast will dive into whether Kaczynski is "a genius who went astray" or whether he is " simply a madman who murdered three people in cold blood."

Podcast listeners will no doubt want to add this to their feeds ahead of that June 27 premiere, with the podcast sure to be a must-listen for true-crime fans everywhere.

While this podcast is offered by Apple, it won't be exclusive to the Apple Podcasts app — you will be able to listen to the episodes using your favorite podcasting app just fine. Overcast is one of the best iPhone podcast apps around and I just added this to my queue!

Oliver Haslam

Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.

Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.