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Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But on Foreign Policy’s podcast I Spy, we get them to open up. We hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, kill adversaries, and turn agents into double agents. Each episode features one spy one telling one dramatic story. Coming November 12.
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The Jumper

The Jumper

2019-12-1000:23:163

A man jumps from a burning plane, exposing a covert U.S. operation and nearly bringing down the president. This week on I Spy, Eugene Hasenfus tells his story.
The Art Dealer

The Art Dealer

2019-12-0300:30:175

Amaryllis Fox worked for a decade as an undercover agent at the CIA, cultivating arms merchants and preventing them from selling fissile material to terrorist groups. On this episode, she describes courting one particular dealer whose ties to terrorist groups in Indonesia and elsewhere raised alarm bells at Langley. Fox has changed some of the details of her story on avoid exposing the agency's assets and methods.
The Counterspy

The Counterspy

2019-11-2600:32:415

The CIA thought it had thoroughly penetrated Cuban intelligence, with scores of agents and informants in Havana, until one day a Cuban officer walked into the U.S. Embassy in Vienna and broke the news—the agents were actually double agents. James Olson was the CIA station chief in Vienna at the time. He would go on to serve as the agency’s head of counterintelligence.
The Man With the Antidote

The Man With the Antidote

2019-11-1900:32:305

On this episode, the Israeli Mossad operative Mishka Ben-David is sent to the Jordanian capital of Amman to help assassinate Khaled Mashal, the political leader of the Palestinian Islamic group Hamas. But the mission doesn’t go quite as planned.
The Sleeper Agent

The Sleeper Agent

2019-11-1200:37:237

On this episode, we talk to Albrecht Dittrich—aka Jack Barsky—who was born in East Germany, recruited by the KGB, and sent to the United States to influence U.S. policymaking. Barsky began his mission in 1978. He was one of hundreds of sleeper agents the Soviets planted in the United States over the years.
The Master of Disguise

The Master of Disguise

2019-11-1200:31:4610

On this first episode of I Spy, CIA agent Jonna Mendez is sent to a capital city in Asia to help steal a top-secret encryption machine from a Soviet Embassy. Mendez’s job in the operation is to fashion disguises for the team. She would go on to become the chief of disguise at the CIA’s Office of Technical Service.
Trailer: I Spy

Trailer: I Spy

2019-10-0300:01:392

Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But on Foreign Policy’s podcast I Spy, we get them to open up. We hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, kill adversaries, and turn agents into double agents. Each episode features one spy’s most thrilling story. Coming November 13.
Comments (8)

ZeeHumura Show!

What?? It was all a show? Sounds like a good movie plot!

Dec 24th
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ZeeHumura Show!

I loved his message at the end, "Do something good for your neighbor, for yourself and don't pretend to be someone else"!!! And yes love conquers all!

Dec 24th
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Ramy Sadek

WOW how is that not in a movie yet!

Dec 10th
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Bahram Kalviri

its really interesting and enjoyable to hear real life spy stories

Dec 6th
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Malcolm X

Great podcast.

Dec 5th
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Ramy Sadek

that was awesome! I really liked the ending and it was a really enjoyable walk listening to that story with the jazzy background track

Dec 1st
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IronAgate

This is amazing!

Nov 13th
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