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What starts with a mysterious gun in an airport bathroom and a fake refugee identity opens the door to a nationwide network of far-right extremists inside Germany’s military and police. It’s a story about a changing national identity — and the backlash against it — raising a question that democracies across the world are waking up to: What happens when the threat is coming from within?
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Transcripts of each episode are available by the next workday. You can find them at the top of the page.
Day X is made by Lynsea Garrison, Clare Toeniskoetter, Kaitlin Roberts, Larissa Anderson, Michael Benoist and Katrin Bennhold. Additional reporting by Christopher Schuetze. Engineered by Dan Powell. Original music by Hauschka and Dan Powell. Research and fact-checking by Caitlin Love. Special thanks to Anita Badejo, Liz Baylen, Lisa Tobin, Lisa Chow, Claudine Ebeid, Rachelle Bonja, Stella Tan, Soraya Shockley, Lauren Jackson, Nora Keller, Desiree Ibekwe, Julia Simon, Tanjev Schultz, Jörg Echternkamp, Miro Dittrich, Michael Slackman, Jim Yardley, Kirk Kraeutler, Sam Dolnick, Matt Purdy and Cliff Levy.