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Not all spies look like James Bond and Ethan Hunt. Most of them look like ordinary people, which makes them all the more dangerous... So what does it really take to be a spy? Every week, we cover a real-life spy mission: the stakes, the deception, the gadgets, and how it changed the course of history. Each two-part series follows one mission of a historic spy, and if they made it out alive. Espionage is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
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Baltimore-born Virginia Hall only had one leg, but she wasn't going to let that stop her from joining the Allied war effort and fighting fascism. She arrived in Vichy France in 1941 to help Jews escape over the Pyrenees and sabotage the Nazis.Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/ESPIONAGE.
After being found out by the British government, George Blake's spy career was finally at an end. His punishment was likely far greater than he anticipated. But even today, some believe the spy escaped true justice.Sponsors!Native - For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com/ESPIONAGE and use promo code ESPIONAGE during checkout!Veestro - Visit TryVeestro.com/ESPIONAGE to try the six most popular Veestro meals for just $49! 
Held in a Korean POW camp in 1948, British intelligence agent George Blake converted to communism and was released back to England. He thus began a long career of spying on the British for the Soviets throughout the Cold War. Parcasters - When conservation advocate Joy Adamson turned up dead, the authorities initially suspected one of her lions. Little did they know one of her disgruntled employees would be much more dangerous! Listen to her story on Assassinations, available now on Spotify or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!
After his arrest and prison break in 1757, Casanova’s run-ins with the Venetian Inquisition were only beginning. To get protection from Venice, Casanova need to win the favor of a more powerful government: France.Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/ESPIONAGE.
In the 1700s, the Venetian State Inquisitors arrested anyone they deemed a security threat: Spies. Blasphemers. Gamblers. Social climbers. Anyone who upset the traditional order. All of these traits applied to Giacomo Girolamo Casanova.Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code SPY to get three cups FREE in your first box!
Despite his below-average job performance and his secret work as a Soviet spy, Rick Ames managed to keep his CIA position for years in the 1960s. In the hunt for their elusive mole, the Agency was battling against their own inefficiency and ineptitude.Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code SPY to get three cups FREE in your first box!
Aldrich Ames Pt. 1: Witless

Aldrich Ames Pt. 1: Witless

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He was a chronic underachiever - lazy, reckless, alcoholic, and barely hanging on to his desk job at the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1960s. But all of these flaws made Aldrich Ames perfectly suited for a new career: leaking state secrets to the KGB.Sponsors!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off your first order at PairOfThieves.com/ESPIONAGE.Upstart - Hurry to Upstart.com/ESPIONAGE to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate is. Checking your rate only takes a few minutes—and won’t affect your credit!
Linguist. Spy. Slumlord. Sex offender. Larry Chin was a man of many hats. But after 33 years spying for the Chinese government in 1985, the FBI still couldn’t force him into the role of “convicted prisoner.”Parcasters - Larry Wu-tai Chin became fabulously wealthy by selling state secrets, not unlike the subjects covered on our organized crime podcast, Kingpins! Listen to our new episode today on the notoriously vicious "El Azul," available now at parcast.com/kingpins 
During the Korean War in the 1950s, Chinese-born linguist Larry Wu-Tai Chin was hired by the US State Department to translate prisoner of war interrogations. Larry would use his new position to embark on the longest career of espionage in U.S. history.Parcasters - Our new show Not Guilty covered the infamous Central Park Five trial this week! Check it out at parcast.com/notguilty
Traveling to America, he finds his loyalties pulled between his home country and their new ally. Once Alan Turing returns home in 1942, he must navigate the end of the war and learn to live in the society he saved from extinction.Sponsors!Daily Harvest - Go to Daily-Harvest.com and enter promo code SPY to get 3 cups FREE in your first box!Pair of Thieves - Get 20% off when you go to PairOfThieves.com/ESPIONAGE.
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Comments (25)

Suby

Roy's voice is so captivating

Jul 5th
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Ken Illgen

I really enjoy this podcast. Well researched and great presentation.

Jun 27th
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Koenigsegg

Awesome Podcast. 🙂

Jun 6th
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Sean Rivera

five stars

May 24th
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Stephen Swayze

espionage or political trash? let's stay on topic folks not pushing an agenda

May 21st
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David

Stephen Swayze What are you talking about? The episode was perfect, if you don't like the subject matter, don't listen to it, it's as simple as that.

Jun 2nd
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EB3

I know you’ve only been doing specific people so far, but this episode makes me hope for an Episode on The Ghost Army that was confusing the Germans during World War II.

May 10th
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EB3

Dan Yeah and fake artillery and encampments and the fact hey we’re all recruited artists that did there job close enough to hear the fighting

May 10th
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Dan

EB3 the inflatable tanks and whatnot? great story...

May 10th
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Kenny Milne

I enjoy these podcasts

May 10th
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Shulamis Sperlin-Brown

Good material, too dramatic

May 8th
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fret fanatix

im really enjoying this series

May 7th
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Eunice Feichtinger

Very good

May 6th
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James Williams

New drinking game: Take a drink every time he says Henri.

May 4th
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Robert Harvey

very biased, presented like a melodrama. unsubscribrd

Apr 28th
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His FD Girl

I loved both episodes. however, the last few seconds of the second episode is cut short. this is where it erroneously ends regarding a denied last meeting with Greenglass: "The reason it was denied..." then nothing. can this be fixed, please?

Apr 27th
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Ian R

His FD Girl Yes. Infuriating to just stop, we need a proper ending to the story!

May 19th
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Randeep

His FD Girl I know, this was an infuriating end to a really good story

May 15th
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Santiago Arbelaez Valencia

Greeeat podcast!!!!!!

Apr 25th
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Spottswoode

Good job guys but yes, please pronounce nuclear correctly next time. These 2 communist scum deserved the death penalty multiple times over.

Apr 25th
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dtexlyn

Very over hyped and over dramatic.. not my cup of tea I'm afraid

Apr 23rd
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RECON WARROIR

I think it is just fine the podcast it's better the way it is made the 1st time version is A++++ 100% don't ever change your podcast keep it the way it is.

Apr 21st
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Maarya Cousin

please stop your narrator saying "nuculer." please.

Apr 19th
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Jo Zoggs

Maarya Cousin I think the widespread mispronounciation of nuclear started with Bush Jr. I don't get it, it's new-clear. Two simple syllables.

Apr 30th
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Tripp Jamerson

Could the beginning of this be more pro-Communism and less pro-America?

Apr 19th
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