Ted Kaczynski, the Harvard-educated mathematician who ran a 17-year bombing campaign that killed three people, died in prison in June 2023. But his manifesto promoting violent rebellion against the modern world continues to inspire copycat attacks. In this episode, we spoke to victims, law enforcement and academics to understand why some people still take inspiration from the Unabomber’s manifesto.

I produced this episode with Michael Safi and Phil Maynard. Sound design by Rudi Zygadlo.