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A journalist is jailed in an Iranian prison. His fate is tied to a ground-breaking diplomatic mission. Here’s the story of what it took to get him out.


For 544 days, Jason Rezaian was held hostage in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Interrogated. Sealed off from the outside world. He was accused of being an American spy, though his formal title was Washington Post Tehran Correspondent. This is a story about government and family and journalism, and what it took to free an innocent man… all while navigating the high-stakes world of nuclear diplomacy. 544 Days is a Spotify Original podcast, produced by Gimlet, Crooked Media and A24. Listen for free only on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. All episodes are out now!

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October 19, 2021
It Isn’t Over | Episode 9
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October 19, 2021
The 544th Day | Episode 8
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October 12, 2021
The Lying Shepherd | Episode 7
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