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S7 Ep6: ESPRESSO MARTINI - EPISODE ONE
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We have a brand new show on Secrets & Spies! Welcome to episode one of Espresso Martini.

Once a month, Chris Carr & Matt Fulton will pick out stories that catch their eye about espionage, terrorism, geopolitics and pretty much anything that relates to the themes of the podcast.

In episode one, we look at the legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, who died at the beginning of September. According to "C", the head of MI6, Britain's foreign intelligence service, Queen Elizabeth was the longest serving reader of intelligence briefs. 

We then look at a Russian Spy in Italy who tried to get close to service NATO members. We also take a look at Russia's latest citizen, Edward Snowden, who was a former employee of the CIA & NSA.

Other topics discussed in the podcast are the nuclear threat from Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine, Luxury Nuclear bunkers and the world's most famous spy, James Bond, celebrating 60 years on screen.


Topics and links to articles discussed:

Her Majesty's Secret Service becomes His Majesty’s Secret Service. Her Majesty the Queen dies after a 75-year reign.
https://www.pressreader.com/uk/yorkshire-post/20220909/281547999727062

Russian Spy at NATO: Socialite, Widow, Jeweller, Spy: How a GRU Agent Charmed Her Way Into NATO Circles in Italy
https://www.bellingcat.com/news/2022/08/25/socialite-widow-jeweller-spy-how-a-gru-agent-charmed-her-way-into-nato-circles-in-italy/

Snowden becomes a Russian citizen.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63036991

Ronald Pelton, a convicted spy for the Soviets, dies aged 80
https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2022/09/16/ronald-pelton-nsa-spy-dead/

The CIA turns 75! As part of the CIA’s 75 birthday celebrations, they opened up its refurbished museum to journalists:  https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-63023876

Writing tips about uncertainty from a former CIA officer who worked on the Presidential Daily Brief
https://medium.com/@aaronbman/writing-tips-from-the-pdb-conveying-uncertainty-ccf9769ee031

The growing nuclear threat posed by Putin
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/09/26/putin-nuclear-threat-bluff-us-biden-response/

Apocalypse hacking; Luxury nuclear bunkers for rich people
https://www.cnet.com/science/features/inside-the-survival-condo-nuclear-bunker-protecting-the-ultrarich-hacking-the-apocalypse/

James Bond 60th

https://variety.com/2022/film/global/james-bond-007-barbara-broccoli-michael-g-wilson-1235378239/

The Walk In
In the UK on ITV, a new 5 part terrorist drama based on a true story called “The Walk In.”
https://www.itv.com/presscentre/ep1week40/walk

Jack Ryan returns in December

https://collider.com/jack-ryan-season-3-release-date-john-krasinski-prime-video/?utm_medium=Social-Distribution&utm_campaign=Echobox-CL&utm_source=Facebook&fbclid=IwAR1PT1ROgJb4mB08l1qb-LMH3IFFCHhCWzOyTWOsIpORjnQBFkum7wAh8sA#Echobox=1664374912

The Old Man on Disney plus in the UK

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5645432/


Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird). You can check out his work here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewbirduk


For more information about the podcast, check out our website: https://secretsandspiespodcast.com/

Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways:
 
* Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

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Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime. 
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

Oct 01, 2022
Episode one of Espresso Martini will be out this Saturday
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For more information about the podcast, check out our website: https://secretsandspiespodcast.com/ 

Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/ 


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways: 
 
* Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

* Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

* You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996?asc=u


Connect with us on social media 

TWITTER twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies
 FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/secretsandspies
  
Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime. 
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

Sep 27, 2022
S7 Ep5: Philby, Angleton and JFK
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On today's podcast, I am joined by Dr Anthony Wells, and we discuss his latest book, “Crossroads in Time: Philby & Angleton A Story of Treachery”, which looks at the relationship between Kim Philby and James Jesus Angleton. The book also takes a look at if Angleton, whilst at the CIA, could have done more to prevent the assassination of President John F Kennedy in 1963.

You can get a copy of “Crossroads in Time” here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crossroads-Time-Philby-Angleton-Treachery-ebook/dp/B09Y7R55SG/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1EB2LGU13Z5ET&keywords=CROSSROADS+IN+TIME&qid=1663851282&s=digital-text&sprefix=crossroads+in+time%2Cdigital-text%2C52&sr=1-2

And you can read more of Anthony’s writing here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Anthony-Wells/e/B08DMYF75P?ref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share


Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird). You can check out his work here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewbirduk


For more information about the podcast, check out our website: https://secretsandspiespodcast.com/ 

Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/ 


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways: 
 
* Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

* Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

* You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996?asc=u


Connect with us on social media 

TWITTER twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies
 FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/secretsandspies
  
Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime. 
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

Sep 24, 2022
S7 Ep4: Western Foreign Fighters and the Yazidi Genocide
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On today's podcast, Liam Duffy from the Counter Extremism Project. In this episode, we discuss Liam’s report on Western Foreign Fighters and the Yazidi Genocide.

You can read Liam’s report here: https://www.counterextremism.com/press/cep-report-launch-western-foreign-fighters-and-yazidi-genocide

And you can read more of his writing here: https://unherd.com/author/liam-duffy/


Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewbirduk


For more information about the podcast, check out our website: https://secretsandspiespodcast.com/

Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways:
 
* Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

* Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

* You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996?asc=u


Connect with us on social media

TWITTER twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies
 FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/secretsandspies
 
Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

Sep 03, 2022
Autumn update - Secrets and Spies needs your help.
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Hi all, I am back from my summer break, and I am ready to make more podcast episodes. 

I’m planning to increase output over the next four months to see if we can boost our listener numbers and Patreon subscribers so we can raise revenue to make even more episodes in 2023. 

If you enjoy this podcast, please support us in the following ways:


* Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

* Please share episodes to friends, family and anyone who you think may enjoy the show.

* Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

* You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996?asc=u


Don’t forget to

* Check out our website: https://secretsandspiespodcast.com/ 

* Connect with the podcast on social media TWITTER twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/secretsandspies
  

And please check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime. 

Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4


Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewbirduk

Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/ 
Sep 01, 2022
S7 Ep3: Heat 2 with Meg Gardiner
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On our 100th podcast, we are joined by best-selling novelist Meg Gardiner, and we discuss “Heat 2”, which she co-authored with legendary film director Michael Mann.

Heat 2 is available here: https://www.harpercollins.com/products/heat-2-michael-mannmeg-gardiner?variant=40050976129058

You can find out more about Meg at her website: http://meggardiner.com/

You can follow Meg on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/MegGardiner1

You can follow Michale Mann on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/MichaelMann


Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewbirduk

This episode was edited by Rob Daniel 

For more information about the podcast, check out our website: https://secretsandspiespodcast.com/ 

Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/ 

You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways: 
 
* Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

* Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

* You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996?asc=u


Connect with us on social media 

TWITTER twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies
 FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/secretsandspies
  
Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER”, which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.  Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

Aug 09, 2022
S7 Ep2: The Wayward Assassin with former CIA analyst Susan Ouellette
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We are joined by former CIA analyst Susan Ouellette on today's podcast. We discuss her novel “The Wayward Assassin”, and we talk about how the Chechen war influenced her book.

You can find out more about Susan at her website below: https://www.susanouellette.com/


Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
You can check out his work here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewbirduk

This episode was edited by Rob Daniel

For more information about the podcast, check out our website: https://secretsandspiespodcast.com/

Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways:
 
* Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

* Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

* You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996?asc=u

Connect with us on social media

TWITTER twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies
 FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/secretsandspies
  
Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime. 
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4
Jul 29, 2022
S7 Ep1: Spy Game with Michael Frost Beckner
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On today's podcast, we are joined by Michael Frost Beckner. Michael was the writer of my favourite spy film “Spy Game”. He joins us to discuss the making of that film and we also look at his TV show “The Agency” which was the first TV show to get access to the CIA headquarters and it had direct assistance from the CIA on certain stories and episodes.

You can find out more about Michael at the following links below:

Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: https://soundcloud.com/andrewbirduk

This episode was edited by Rob Daniel For more information about the podcast, check out our website: https://secretsandspiespodcast.com/


Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways:
 



Connect with us on social media

TWITTER twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies
 FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/secretsandspies
 
Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.
Watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4
Jul 15, 2022
S6 Ep24: Radicalisation and Counter-Radicalisation in Higher Education
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On today's podcast, we are joined by authors Catherine McGlynn and Shaun McDaid. 

In this episode, we discuss their writing and research on Radicalisation and Counter-Radicalisation in Higher Education. 

You can get a copy of their book here: https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/doi/10.1108/9781787560024

This episode was edited by Rob Daniel

For more information about the podcast, check out our website: https://secretsandspiespodcast.com/

Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. 

Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/

Music 
Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: 
https://www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0%E2%80%A6BdNQbuCvt9KWU


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways:

- [ ] Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

- [ ] Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

- [ ] You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996

- [ ] Connect with us on social media
TWITTER
twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies
FACEBOOK
www.facebook.com/secretsandspies 

Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.
Watch the trailer here: youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4 

Jun 16, 2022
S6 Ep23: Putin's Plan B for Ukraine with Frank Snepp
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In this episode, we are joined by former CIA officer and investigative journalist Frank Snepp. 

Frank Snepp won the CIA's second-highest award, the Medal of Merit, for his intelligence work in Vietnam. He went on to become a CIA whistleblower, a US Supreme Court precedent-maker; a Peabody award-winning investigative journalist, and the author of two CIA memoirs.

Frank recently published a very detailed article titled "Putin's Plan B for Ukraine", which delves into two murky peace plans connected to Russian intelligence and associates of former President Donald Trump. 

In the last section of the podcast, we look at the situation today and discuss how the war in Ukraine could end.

You can read Frank's article "Putin’s Plan B For Ukraine: The Trump Primer"
here: http://franksneppexclusives.com/?p=468

You can connect with Frank here:
Website: franksnepp.com; franksneppexclusives.com.
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzpM-owwI_CQBLlx6RZjkA
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063466695236


Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network.
Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/


Music 
Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: 
https://www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0%E2%80%A6BdNQbuCvt9KWU


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways:

- [ ] Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

- [ ] Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

- [ ] You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996

- [ ] Connect with us on social media
TWITTER
twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies
FACEBOOK
www.facebook.com/secretsandspies 

Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.
Watch the trailer here: youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4 







May 28, 2022
S6 Ep22: The Betrayal with Robert Mazur
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On this podcast, I am joined by Robert Mazur, and we discuss his book “The Betrayal”, which looks at his time working undercover against the Cali cartel for the DEA.

Robert previously worked undercover for US Customs against the Medellin cartel in the legendary  “Operation C-Chase”. That story was later turned into an excellent film called “The Infiltrator”, and Robert was played by Bryan Cranston from “Breaking Bad.”

You can get a copy of Robert’s excellent book here:
https://uk.bookshop.org/books/the-betrayal-the-true-story-of-my-brush-with-death-in-the-world-of-narcos-and-launderers/9781785788390

You can find more about Robert at his website here:
https://www.robertmazur.com/


Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network.

Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/


Music 

Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: 
https://www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0%E2%80%A6BdNQbuCvt9KWU


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways:


Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

Become a “Friend of the podcast” on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

You can buy merchandise from our shop:
https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996

Connect with us on social media

TWITTER
twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies

FACEBOOK
www.facebook.com/secretsandspies 


Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER”, which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.
Watch the trailer here: youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4 

May 19, 2022
S6 Ep21: Impact of the Ukraine War on Russian Espionage activity in Europe.
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On today's podcast, I am joined by Sam Lichtenstein. Sam is Director of Analysis at RANE, the Risk Assistance Network and Exchange

In this episode, we discuss Sam’s articles about the impact of the Ukraine War on Russian Espionage activity in Europe. 

Sam’s Articles 

To read Sam’s articles, you can subscribe to Stratfor Worldview here: 
https://cloud.subscribe.stratfor.com/worldview (just $1 for 4 weeks)

The Impact of the Ukraine War on Russian Espionage in Europe, Part I 

The Impact of the Ukraine War on Russian Espionage in Europe, Part II

RANE

To find out more about RANE, please visit their website here:
https://www.ranenetwork.com/


Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. 

Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/


Music 

Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird). You can check out his work here: 
https://www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0%E2%80%A6BdNQbuCvt9KWU


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways:


- [ ] Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

- [ ] Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

- [ ] You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996

- [ ] Connect with us on social media

TWITTER
twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies

FACEBOOK
www.facebook.com/secretsandspies 


Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.
Watch the trailer here: youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4 





May 06, 2022
S6 Ep20: Everyday Spy with Andrew Bustamante
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On today's podcast, I am joined by former CIA officer and fellow podcaster Andrew Bustamante. We discuss his excellent website “Everyday Spy” which enables people to learn valuable lessons from the world of intelligence and apply them in their everyday life. Andrew also shares his thoughts and insights on the war on Ukraine towards the end of the episode.

Check out Andrew’s website here: https://everydayspy.com/

And his excellent podcast “Everyday Espionage” is here: https://everydayspy.com/podcast/

Andrew also supports the Mountain Seed Foundation which are doing vital humanitarian work in Ukraine. Please visit their website here: https://mountainseedfoundation.org/


Secrets and Spies is part of the Spy Podcast Network. Check out our other excellent spy-related podcasts here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/


Music 

Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: 
https://www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0%E2%80%A6BdNQbuCvt9KWU


You can support Secrets and Spies in a few ways:

- [ ] Subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

- [ ] Become a “Friend of the podcast”  on Patreon for £3 www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

- [ ] You can buy merchandise from our shop: https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/60934996

- [ ] Connect with us on social media

TWITTER
twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies

FACEBOOK
www.facebook.com/secretsandspies 


Check out our short spy film “THE DRY CLEANER” which is now available to buy on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.
Watch the trailer here: youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4 
Apr 15, 2022
Spy Podcast Network
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Secrets and Spies Podcast has been recruited into the Spy Podcast Network.

We've joined a family of excellent spy podcasts. Check out the range of shows on our website here: https://www.spypodcasts.com/

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Apr 14, 2022
S6 Ep19: Bio Labs, Chemical Weapons and Nukes with Dan Kaszeta
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On todays podcast we are joined by Dan Kaszeta, who is chemical and biological weapons expert. He is also the author of the fantastic book “Toxic” which is a history of nerve agents from Nazi German to Putin’s Russia. On this episode we discuss the conspiracy theories around so called “Bio Labs” and we also discuss the potential use of Chemical and Nuclear weapons in the war in Ukraine.

You can find out more and connect with Dan here: https://twitter.com/DanKaszeta

You can also buy a copy of his book “Toxic” here: https://uk.bookshop.org/shop/Kaszeta


Episode edited by Rob Daniel

Music 

Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here: 
https://www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0%E2%80%A6BdNQbuCvt9KWU


Please support this podcast


YOUTUBE
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PATREON
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 THE DRY CLEANER

Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released on Apple TV & Amazon Prime.

Check out the trailer here: youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4 
Mar 25, 2022
Spy Hards interview about my love of the film "Spy Game"
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Hi everyone

Just a quick shoutout, I was a guest on an excellent podcast called “Spy Hards”. On that episode we discuss one of my favourite spy movies “Spy Game”, directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt.

You can listen to the episode here:

https://www.podpage.com/spyhards/081-spy-game-2001/

You can connect with “Spy Hards” here: https://linktr.ee/SpyHards

I hope you enjoy it 
Mar 24, 2022
S6 Ep18: Fighting Evil with Macer Gifford
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On todays podcast we are joined by Macer Gifford and we discuss his book “Fighting Evil”, which looks at the controversial topic of volunteer fighters who joined the Kurds in the fight against ISIS.

You can find out more and connect with Macer here: https://twitter.com/macergifford

Episode edited by Rob Daniel

Music
Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird) You can check out his work here:
https://www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0%E2%80%A6BdNQbuCvt9KWU

Please support this podcast

YOUTUBE
Please subscribe to our Youtube page: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVB23lrHr3KFeXq4VU36dg

PATREON
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Mar 18, 2022
S6 Ep17: Putin and Ukraine with Dr. Taras Kuzio
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On todays podcast I am joined by Dr Taras Kuzio from the Henry Jackson society. Dr Kuzio wrote a great book called “Putin's War Against Ukraine: Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime”. 

On this episode we take a look at the background to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

You can also visit Dr Kuzio’s website here:
http://www.betweeneuropeandrussia.com/

You can also visit the Henry Jackson Society here:
https://henryjacksonsociety.org/


Episode edited by Rob Daniel

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Mar 08, 2022
S6 Ep16: Russia Today & Ukraine with Dr Precious N Chatterje-Doody
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Today we are joined by Dr. Precious N Chatterje-Doody who co-authored the book “Russia Today and Conspiracy Theory” with with Dr Ilya Yablokov

On this episode we discuss how Russia Today has covered the Russian invasion of Ukraine. And we also take a look at the recent banning of the channel in the EU, UK and America.

The book is available with here: https://www.routledge.com/Russia-Today-and-Conspiracy-Theories-People-Power-and-Politics/Yablokov-Chatterje-Doody/p/book/9780367224677# 


You can also visit Dr Chatterje-Doody’s website here: https://www.preciouschatterjedoody.com 

Podcast edited by Rob Daniel


Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

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Mar 04, 2022
S6 Ep15: Invasion of Ukraine with Edward Lucas
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On todays special podcast about the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we are joined by Edward Lucas. Edward is the author of the 2008 book “The New Cold War”. He has been warning us for many years of an increasing aggressive Russian foreign policy dictated by President Vladimir Putin.

You can find out more about Edward Lucas here: https://www.edwardlucas.com/about

Podcast Edited by Rob Daniel 



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Mar 03, 2022
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Feb 21, 2022
S6 Ep14: Marc Polymeropoulos - Clarity in a Crisis
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Marc Polymeropoulos - Clarity in a Crisis

On this episode we are joined by former senior CIA officer Marc Polymeropoulos and we discuss his book “Clarity in a Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the CIA”

You can find out more about Marc and get a copy of his book on his website: https://marcpolymeropoulos.com/


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Feb 18, 2022
S6: Podcast Update Feb 2022
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Hello everyone, this is just a quick update about the podcast and upcoming episodes.

This is a link to the Warships Pod episode I was on about the Ukraine crisis
https://pod.fo/e/10808c

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Feb 11, 2022
S6 Ep13: Syria, CIA & Damascus Station with David McCloskey
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On this episode I am joined by former CIA analyst turned author David McCloskey.

David has written a fantastic new spy novel called Damascus Station”. I have to be honest David’s book is brilliant and sits in my favourite spy novels of all time.

On this episode David and I take a look at the situation in Syria, and look at how those real life elements informed his writing. 

And we ask the burning question…. Will the CIA hotdog machine return in David’s next book?

Tune in to find out more

You can connect with David and get a copy of “Damascus Station” via David’s website: https://www.davidmccloskeybooks.com/


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Jan 20, 2022
S6 Ep12: "Rutland From Jutland" -- Was a British war hero a Japanese spy?
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On this episode we are joined by Bradley W. Hart and Ron Drabkin, who have both been researching the life of Fredrick Rutland. Fredrick Rutland was a British war hero who was nicknamed “Rutland From Jutland” and it is alleged that he may have been a spy for the Japanese intelligence services in the build-up to World War Two.  

You can read Bradley and Ron’s paper on Fredrick Jutland here: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/08850607.2020.1871252

Also the story has recently been reported in the Hollywood Reporter


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Jan 14, 2022
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
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I'm signing off for the year so I just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

I'll catch you on 14th Jan 2022 with a brand new episode

Thank you for your support over 2021

Here's to a great 2022!
Dec 15, 2021
S6 Ep11: Russia Today and Conspiracy Theories with Dr Precious Chatterje-Doody
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On this episode we are joined by Dr Precious.Chatterje-Doody and we discuss her book which she co-authored with Dr Ilya Yablokov called “Russia Today and Conspiracy Theory: People, Power and Politics of RT” 

The book is available with a 20% discount here (Use the code SOC21) : https://www.routledge.com/Russia-Today-and-Conspiracy-Theories-People-Power-and-Politics/Yablokov-Chatterje-Doody/p/book/9780367224677# 


You can also visit Dr Chatterje-Doody’s website here: https://www.preciouschatterjedoody.com 


Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

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Music 

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Dec 03, 2021
S6 Ep10: Mike Spann - First Casualty with Toby Harnden
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On this episode we are joined by Toby Harnden and we discuss his new book “First Casualty” that takes a look at the first CIA team that went into Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks. The book also focuses on CIA officer Mike Spann who was tragically killed on that operation and became the first American casualty in the Afghan War.

You can get a copy of the book here:https://tobyharnden.com/first-casualty/

You can find out more about Toby’s work on his website: https://tobyharnden.com/


Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

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Music 

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Nov 25, 2021
S6 Ep9: Spymaster with Dr Helen Fry
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On this episode we are joined by Dr Helen Fry and we discuss her fantastic new book “Spymaster” that takes a look at the life and work of MI6 officer Thomas Kendrick

You can get a copy of the book here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Spymaster-Man-Who-Saved-MI6/dp/0300255950/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=helen+fry+spymaster&qid=1633709106&sr=8-1

You can find out more about Helen’s work on her website: https://www.helen-fry.com/

You can also connect with her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrHelenFry and Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DrHelenFry


Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

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Music 

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Nov 05, 2021
S6 Ep8: Ian Fleming’s War
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On this episode we are joined by author Mark Simmons and we discuss his book “Ian Fleming’s War”


You can get a copy of the book here: https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/publication/ian-fleming-s-war/9780750993265/



Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

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Music 

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Sep 29, 2021
S6 Ep7: Reflecting on 9/11 with Tom Parker
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On this episode we are joined by author Tom Parker and we reflect on the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Tom has written a fantastic in-depth book called “Avoiding the Terrorist Trap”.  

You can get a copy of the book here: https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/p995

You can follow Tom on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/tdgparker


Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

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Sep 17, 2021
S6 Ep6: Reflecting on 9/11 with Angie Gad
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We are joined by counterterrorism analyst Angie Gad and we reflect on the legacy of 9/11.

You can connect with Angie on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/Angieslyst 


Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

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Sep 14, 2021
S6: Reflections on 9/11 & Podcast Update
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On this brief podcast, I just wanted to take a moment to share my memories of 9/11 in London 20 years ago. 

I also wanted to give you a quick update about the podcast. We will have two 9/11 specials over the following week. 

The podcast will then take a break over October and return on Friday 5th November and continue once a month, with the odd extra episode if time allows.

I just want to say if anyone listening was affected in 9/11 you are in my thoughts on this anniversary.


Sep 10, 2021
S6 Ep5: License to Parent with former CIA officer Christina Hillsberg
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License to Parent

On today’s podcast we are joined by former CIA officer Christina Hillsberg, who has written a fantastic book about how she and her husband Ryan have used their CIA training to raise resourceful and self-sufficient children.
 
Christina’s book is great as it gives a real snap shot of how CIA officers think and gives practical examples of how they use that training in their day to day lives. I personally think the book is great for spy buffs and it is also a great self-help book for adults who don’t plan to raise children but want to sharpen their own personal skills. There is literally something for everyone in this book!

You can find out more about Christina and Ryan’s story and their book here: https://www.christinahillsberg.com/


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Sep 03, 2021
S6 Ep4: Dr Ayesha Ray on the fall of Afghanistan and its geopolitical consequences
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On this episode we are joined Dr Ayesha Ray who is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Kings College in Pennsylvania.

We discuss the situation in Afghanistan, the media and online reaction to the fall of Kabul.  We also take a look at the wider geo-political consequences of the Taliban take over of Afghanistan and we discuss why Pakistan supports them.

It’s quite a packed episode!

You can follow Dr Ray on twitter here: https://twitter.com/DrAyeshaRay


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Aug 25, 2021
S6 Ep3: The fall of Kabul and the fall of Saigon with Frank Snepp
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On this episode of Secrets & Spies, we are joined by former CIA officer and Peabody Award-winning investigative journalist Frank Snepp.

Frank was a CIA officer who served in the Vietnam war and he was there at the fall of Saigon, so in light of the recent events in Afghanistan we take a look at the similarity and differences between the fall of Saigon and Kabul.

We also discuss the intelligence picture that led up to the chaotic scenes we have witnessed as US and NATO forces attempt to evacuate personnel and Afghan allies from Afghanistan.

Frank has asked me to add this about the fall of Saigon:

"Because of US Ambassador Graham Martin’s reluctance to accelerate departures and risk upsetting the “controlled conditions he thought were needed for a diplomatic solution to the military crisis, the pullout from Saigon devolved into every man and woman for themselves. 

Every agency battled for seat space on outgoing aircraft, violating the quotas assigned to each one. Vietnamese girlfriends and maids were often shoehorned into evacuee lists ahead of Vietnamese who had loyally at great hazard worked with US agencies in sensitive positions.  On the last day of the war there was no master list in the embassy of the Vietnamese at highest risk and most deserving of being flown to safety. 

As Snepp points out in his memoir of these events, Decent Interval, nearly 52,000 people were lifted out of Vietnam in the month of April 1975 on American military aircraft – 6,763 Americans and roughly 46,000 Vietnamese and other third-party personnel. Counting people who departed by commercial carriers, undocumented black flights and the 6,000 who came out by barge the total number of evacuees for which the embassy could claim some responsibility that month was 65,000. 
Another 65,000 escaped on their own just before the Communist takeover and in the two years that followed, bringing the total evacuees for that period to 140,000.

Ambassador Martin told Congress in early 1976 that 22,294 Vietnamese employed by US agencies had been evacuated by April 30 of the previous year. That was a small fraction of the indigenous employees of these agencies and their families – 90,000. To judge from Martin’s figures less than one third of these deeply imperiled people benefitted from the airlift.

Only the Defense Attaché’s Office which had largely controlled available aircraft and the boarding process, came close to evacuating all the “locals” on its payroll, 3,800. But Colonel William Le Gro, who headed DAO intelligence operations, later acknowledged that only 20 percent of the Vietnamese whom his staff had ushered onto outgoing aircraft were truly high risk.

Out of the 1,900 “indigenous employees” of the CIA station only about 500 were finally evacuated – together with 2,000 others including family members who had enjoyed privileged contacts with the Agency over the years." 

You can read more about Frank’s experiences in Vietnam in his excellent books “Decent Interval” and “Irreparable Harm” which are both available to buy via Frank’s website:http://franksnepp.com/

Frank’s journalism and other writings can be viewed on his blog: franksneppexclusives.com/

Check out our past interview with Frank about the CIA mission in Vietnam
https://pod.fo/e/213e1

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Aug 19, 2021
S6 Ep2: Future Intelligence threats with Rolf Mowatt-Larssen
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On this episode of Secrets & Spies, we are joined by Rolf Mowatt-Larssen. 

Rolf is a senior fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Belfer Centre, prior to that appointment he was the Director of Intelligence & Counter Intelligence at the US Department of Energy. Before that he served in the CIA for 23 years as an intelligence officer.

On this podcast we discuss future intelligence threats such climate change, WMD’s, Chemical Weapons and more.

You can find out more about Rolf here: https://www.belfercenter.org/person/rolf-mowatt-larssen

And you can get an copy of his excellent memoir “A State of Mind: Faith and the CIA.” https://amzn.to/3eBqUeN

Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

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Aug 06, 2021
S6 Ep1: Money Laundering, Organised Crime and Trojan Shield
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On today’s podcast we are joined by Ben West and we take a look at money laundering, its connection to organised crime and an FBI sting operation called “Trojan Shield”
 
Ben is a Senior Global Security Analyst with Stratfor, a RANE company.

You can read Ben's two articles on money laundering here:

https://worldview.stratfor.com/article/basics-money-laundering-how-criminal-organizations-move-illicit-revenue-legal-economy 



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Jul 02, 2021
S5: The Podcast is five years old!
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On 28th June 2016 I recorded my first interview for the podcast.

Back then the podcast was called “The Dry Cleanercast” named after my film “The Dry Cleaner” and now the podcast is “Secrets & Spies”

I have decided to re-air the first episode with a little behind the scenes story about the recording of that first interview.

You can find out more about Meredith Tax and her two books “The Double Bind” & “A road unforeseen” here at here website: https://www.meredithtax.org/book.php

Thank you for listening to the podcast for five years.

Keep an ear out for Season Six starting on Friday 2nd July



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MUSIC

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Jun 27, 2021
S5: Between Five Eyes with Anthony Wells
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On this episode of “Secrets and Spies”, we are joined by author and former intelligence officer Anthony Wells

We discuss Anthony’s excellent book “Between Five Eyes”, which takes a detailed look at UK-US intelligence through a personal lens based on working uniquely for UK intelligence as a British citizen and US intelligence as a US citizen.
 
 
 
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Jun 04, 2021
S5: The Spy Who Was Left Out In The Cold with Tim Tate
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On this episode of “Secrets and Spies”, we are re- joined by author Tim Tate

We discuss his latest book “The Spy Who Was Left Out In The Cold” which takes a look at Polish intelligence officer Michal Goleniewski who became one of the West’s most effective Cold War spies. 

Michal has largely been written out of western intelligence history. 

Join us on the podcast to find out why.

You can find out more the book which is available from 27th May here: https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/112/1120299/the-spy-who-was-left-out-in-the-cold/9781787634015.html

You can find out more about Tim’s previous work here: https://timtate.co.uk/ and connect with him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/TimTateBooks


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May 20, 2021
S5: “Our Man In New York”
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On this episode of “Secrets and Spies”, we are joined by author Henry Hemming

We discuss his book “Our Man in New York” which takes a look at the history of the secretive BSC and its mysterious spymaster William Stephenson. Henry and I discuss the myth and facts of BSC’s operations in the US prior to America joining the fight in World War 2

You can find out more about Henry and his book here:
http://henryhemming.com/


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May 07, 2021
S5: Economic Espionage - Ben West from Stratfor
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On today’s podcast we are joined by Ben West and we take a look at economic espionage past, present and future. 
 
Ben is a Senior Global Security Analyst with Stratfor, a RANE company. 

You can read Ben's reports here:

Understanding Economic Espionage: The Future

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Apr 01, 2021
S5: “Hitler’s American Friends” with Bradley W. Hart
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“Hitler’s American Friends” 

On this of “Secrets and Spies”, we are joined by author Bradley W. Hart

We discuss his book “Hitler’s American Friends” which takes a look at the history of Nazi sympathisers in America before and during World War Two. 

You can get a copy of Bradley’s book here:
https://t.co/HcyUt8s6mB?amp=1

And you can connect with Bradley on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/DrBHart


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Mar 05, 2021
S5: Everything you wanted to know about COVID but were afraid to ask
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On this special COVID-19 episode of “Secrets and Spies”, we are joined by author and expert Dan Kaszeta

We discuss what is known about COVID-19, we take a look at the vaccines now available and we tackle some of the myths and conspiracy theories that have grown online since the pandemic began.

Dan is a Chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) security specialist. He previously served in the US Army and the US Secret Service. Dan is also the author of 'Toxic' which looks at the history of nerve agents from Nazi Germany through to Putin’s Russia.

So we are in good company on this episode!

You can get a copy of Dan’s book “Toxic” here: www.hurstpublishers.com/book/toxic/

And you can connect with Dan on Twitter here:
https://twitter.com/DanKaszeta


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Feb 20, 2021
S5: Avoiding The Terrorist Trap with Tom Parker
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On this episode of “Secrets and Spies”, we are joined by author Tom Parker

Tom has written a fantastic in-depth book called “Avoiding the Terrorist Trap”.  Tom and I discuss his research into the history of terrorism and we look at what he calls “The Terrorist Trap”, that governments frequently fall into when fighting terrorism. 

You can get  a copy  of “Avoiding the Terrorist Trap”  here: https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/10.1142/p995

Use these codes to get an exclusive discount:

Hardback: 55% discount code: P995PARKERHC
Ebook: 30% discount code: P995PARKEREB


You can also  follow Tom on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/tdgparker


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Feb 05, 2021
Podcast Update Feb 2021 - "The Tiers (or tears) of Patreon"
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Just a quick update on how the podcast will be released in the months ahead and some changes to how we will use Patreon going forward
Feb 03, 2021
S5: 6th January Capital Attack, Trump's Legacy and the future of the Far-Right
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On this episode of “Secrets and Spies”, we are joined by author and journalist David Neiwert.

We discuss President Trumps Legacy, the rise of the far-right during his time in office, the events of 6th January and what they mean for the future as President-Elect Joe Biden is sworn into office.

David is the author of a fantastic book called "Alt America: The Rise of the Alt-Right in the Age of Trump". and “Red Pill Blue Pill: How to counteract the conspiracy theories that are killing us”

All of his books are available here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Books-David-Neiwert/s?rh=n%3A266239%2Cp_27%3ADavid+Neiwert (UK)

https://www.amazon.com/s?i=stripbooks&rh=p_27%3ADavid+Neiwert&s=relevancerank&text=David+Neiwert&ref=dp_byline_sr_book_1 (US)


You can follow David on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/DavidNeiwert

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Jan 20, 2021
S5: The Unexpected Spy - Interview with Tracy Walder
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On today’s episode, I am joined by Tracy Walder. We discuss her career from the CIA, the FBI and as a teacher today inspiring the next generation. 

Find out more about Tracy here: https://www.tracywalder.com/

You can get a copy of Tracy’s book here: https://www.tracywalder.com/preorder-book-retailers

You can connect with her on Twitter here:  https://twitter.com/tracy_walder


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Jan 15, 2021
S5: Secret Twenties with Timothy Phillips
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On today’s episode, I am joined by author Timothy Phillips.  

We discuss his book “The Secret Twenties” which takes a look at espionage in 1920’s Britain.

You can get a copy of Timothy's book here: https://granta.com/contributor/timothy-phillips/ 

You can connect with him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/tsjphillips and Instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/curtainandwall 

Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
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Dec 31, 2020
S5: Prevent Two Years On
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“Prevent Two Years On”
On the podcast, we are re-joined Sean Arbuthnot and William Baldet, who both work on the UK government’s Countering Violent Extremism programme called “Prevent”.
On this episode, we discuss what has changed, what hasn’t changed, and the reaction to Prevent since we last spoke in 2018.
You can listen to our original discussion here: https://pod.fo/e/14f9d
For more information about “Prevent” you can visit the “Let’s Talk About It” website here: https://www.ltai.info/
For more information about Extremism today please visit Educate Against Hate: https://educateagainsthate.com/
Show Notes:
This is a link to the Guardian article Will mentioned that was critical of NGO’s supporting the CVE work of “Prevent”
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/may/02/uk-government-covert-propaganda-stop-muslims-joining-isis
The Guardian article was reportedly based on information provided by Cage
https://www.cage.ngo/product/we-are-completely-independent-report
Cage became famous when Asim Qureshi called the ISIS terrorist “Jihadi John” a “beautiful young man” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-31650427
Cage reportedly held events and campaigned in support of notorious hate preacher and Al Qaeda terrorist Anwar Al-Awlaki Author and Terrorism researcher Shriaz Maher wrote about this in Standpoint magazine here:
https://standpointmag.co.uk/anwar-al-awlaki-s-british-supporters-part-2/
Music
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Aug 24, 2020
S5: Pandemic and Anti Vaccination Conspiracy Theories with Debra Winter
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Pandemic and Anti Vaccination Conspiracy Theories with Debra Winter
On today's “Secrets and Spies” podcast I am joined by Debra Winter.

Debra is a professor of Literature and Critical Thinking at New York University and she is the author of the up and coming book “Global Catastrophe and Literature: Writing the sublime”.
We discuss her excellent article that was published in The Guardian titled “Meet the white, middle-class Pinterest moms who believe “Plandemic”. Which looks at the rise in conspiratorial thinking towards vaccinations and the dangers that presents in todays world.
You can find out more about Debra and her work here: http://www.debrawinter.com/
In our discussion we refer to the following:
“If You Found That ‘Plandemic’ Video Convincing, Read This Too” by Beth Skwarecki
https://vitals.lifehacker.com/if-you-found-that-plandemic-video-convincing-read-th-1843339002
Ted Talk with Andrew Marantz who spent three years embedded in the world of internet trolls and social media propagandists: https://www.ted.com/talks/andrew_marantz_inside_the_bizarre_world_of_internet_trolls_and_propagandists?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare
How do fake websites make money:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/business-38919403
A good resource on misinformation online: https://www.stopfake.org/en/tag/internet-trolls/
I refer to the book “Voodoo Histories” by David Aaronovitch which really helped challenge the conspiratorial views I once held.
https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/306318/voodoo-histories-by-david-aaronovitch/
Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU
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Aug 14, 2020
S5: Spies Of The Deep
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“Spies of the deep”
On this episode of “Secrets & Spies” I am joined by William Craig Reed, who is a former US Navy diver, turned best-selling author.
We discuss the tragic sinking of the Kursk Submarine, and how that tragic event is linked to President Vladimir Putin’s geopolitical plans in the Arctic today.
For more information about William and his fantastic book “Spies of the deep” go to http://wcraigreed.com/nonfiction/spies-of-the-deep/
Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
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Aug 07, 2020
S5: Secrets of the Kashmir Valley
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"Secrets of the Kashmir Valley”
On this episode, we are joined by author and counterterrorism expert Farhana Qazi and we discuss her book "Secrets of the Kashmir Valley"
Farhana was previously on the podcast back in November 2018. You can listen to that interview here: https://pod.fo/e/14f94
You can find out more about Farhana by going to her website: https://farhanaqazi.com/
Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
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Jul 27, 2020
S5: "Need To Know" - Russia Report With Calder Walton
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Secrets & Spies Present: Need to Know
Need to Know is our current affairs strand of the podcast that complements our regular interviews. 
Today on "Need to Know" we are joined by author and intelligence historian Calder Walton. 
We discuss the recent UK Government looking at Russian interference in British politics. 

Calder is also the author of the fantastic book “Empire of Secrets” which is available at all resellers.

You can find out more about Calder and his work at his website: www.calderwalton.com/

This is a link to the report Calder mentions on the Bio-Revolution that is transforming economics and society
https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/pharmaceuticals-and-medical-products/our-insights/the-bio-revolution-innovations-transforming-economies-societies-and-our-lives

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Jul 23, 2020
S5: Need To Know - Russian Bounties With Frank Snepp
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NEED TO KNOW: Russian Bounties with Frank Snepp
A few weeks ago, a story broke in the New York Times, claiming it had been discovered that the Russian government had been paying bounties to the Taliban to target and kill US and Allied forces in Afghanistan.
There has been an understandable shock and condemnation in the US and in the UK when the story first broke.
President Trump’s reaction to the story has been to claim ignorance to the whole thing and claim that he was never briefed by US intelligence officials about any of this.
On today’s “Need to Know” podcast we are joined by former CIA officer and Peabody Award-winning investigative journalist Frank Snepp and we discuss the Russian bounties story.
You can find out more about Frank and his books “Decent Interval” and “Irreparable Harm” on Frank’s website: franksnepp.com/
Frank’s journalism and other writings can be viewed on his blog: franksneppexclusives.com/
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Jul 22, 2020
Listener Update -- Podcast Reboot in progress & Summer break
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The Dry Cleanercast will be rebooted as "Secrets & Spies" in the Autumn.
A new show called "Espresso Martini" will join our regular interview show and "Need to Know".
Watch this space
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Jul 13, 2020
S4: Frank Snepp CIA In Vietnam
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CIA in Vietnam with Frank Snepp
On today’s podcast we are joined by Frank Snepp.
Frank served with the CIA during the Vietnam war. He was the chief analyst of North Vietnamese strategy. He was there at the fall of Saigon and today we discuss his experiences during the Vietnam war and the intelligence failures that contributed to the US and South Vietnamese loss of the war.
Frank published the book “Decent Interval” as an after-action report about the intelligence failures he witnessed in Vietnam. He hoped the book would galvanise the CIA into mounting rescue efforts for the hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese allies left behind.
Sadly nothing happened and Frank was instead sued by the US government for publishing his book.
After the CIA Frank went on to become an investigative journalist and he won a Peabody Award for his work.
You can find out more about Frank and his books “Decent Interval” and “Irreparable Harm” from Frank’s website: https://franksnepp.com/
Frank’s journalism and other writings can be viewed on his blog: http://franksneppexclusives.com/
This is our longest interviews and possibly one of the most fascinating.
So pour yourself your favourite drink, sit back and join me on a trip back in time to 1960s Vietnam.
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Jul 10, 2020
S4: Former CIA officer Sarah M. Carlson - In the dark of war
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“In the dark of war”
On this month’s podcast, we are joined by former CIA officer Sarah M. Carlson.
Sarah was deployed to Libya in 2013. A year into her deployment the situation in Libya deteriorated and it was decided to evacuate the US mission in Tripoli. Sarah played a key role in leading over 150 staff from the US mission to safety.
After a legal dispute with the CIA, she is now able to tell her story publicly.
We discuss her book “In the dark of war” which looks at her time in Libya.
You can find out more about Sarah here:
http://www.sarahmcarlson.com/
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Jun 14, 2020
S4: Why Spies Spy with Michael Smith
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Why Spies Spy
On this month’s podcast, we are joined by author and journalist Michael Smith.
We discuss his book “Anatomy of a Spy” which takes a look at why spies spy.
You can find out more about Michael and his books here:
https://www.michaelsmithauthor.com/
All of Michael’s books and “Anatomy of a spy” are available at Amazon and all other book sellers.
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May 31, 2020
S4: Dan Kaszeta - COVID19 is not a biological weapon
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On this month’s podcast, we are joined by Dan Kaszeta.
Dan is Security/CBRN specialist and a US Army Veteran. He is also the author of 'Toxic' which is due out on 1st July 2020
On this episode, we discuss Dan’s Washington Post article on why the Coronavirus is not a biological weapon.
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May 31, 2020
S4: David Neiwert COVID Conspiracy Theories And The Far Right
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On this month’s podcast, we are joined by author and journalist David Neiwert.
We discuss the latest Conspiracy Theories inspired by the Coronavirus and look at how many of those theories have their roots in far-right ideology.
We look at the economics of conspiracy theories, the dangers of conspiracy theories during a worldwide pandemic and Chris shares a few memories from his past as a conspiracy theorist.
David is the author of a fantastic book called "Alt America: The Rise of the Alt-Right in the Age of Trump". You can get a copy here: amzn.to/2PKvY5p and you can listen to our earlier interview with David about his book here: www.drycleanercast.co.uk/podcast/#/ep…ge-of-trump/
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May 07, 2020
S4: Gordon Corera Russians Among Us
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On this month’s podcast, we are joined by author and journalist Gordon Corera. Gordon is the BBC's Security Correspondent.
We discuss his book “Russians Among Us” which takes a look at the use of sleeper spies by the Russian intelligence services. 
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Apr 24, 2020
S4: A Naval Perspective On COVID - 19
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On this episode of “Need to Know” we are joined by author and journalist Iain Ballantyne. We take a look at how COVID-19 is effecting navies across the world and we also look at the first digital edition of Warships magazine.
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Apr 17, 2020
S4: SPIES FIGHTING A SHADOW WAR AGAINST COVID19
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On a special episode of "Need to Know" we are joined by author and intelligence historian Calder Walton. We discuss his brilliant article called “Spies Are Fighting a Shadow War Against the Coronavirus” for Foreign Policy.
Calder is also the author of the fantastic book “Empire of Secrets” which is available at all resellers.
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Apr 07, 2020
S4: Matt Fulton - "Active Measures" book and new chapter.
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On this special podcast, we are joined by independent author Matt Fulton and we discuss his spy book “Active Measures”.
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Mar 31, 2020
S4: Calder Walton British Intelligence in the age of Brexit and Bellingcat.
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On this month’s podcast we are joined by author and intelligence historian Calder Walton.
We discuss the future of British Intelligence in the age of Brexit and Bellingcat.
Calder is the author of the fantastic book “Empire of Secrets” which is available at all resellers. He also wrote a brilliant article called “The Spies Who Came In From The Continent” for Foreign Policy magazine which was the inspiration for this episode. You can read it here: https://foreignpolicy.com/2019/04/27/the-spies-who-came-in-from-the-continent-espionage-britain-brexit/
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Mar 27, 2020
Service announcement, COVID, new episodes & Patreon
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Mar 18, 2020
S4: John Calvert Discusses Sayyid Qutb
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On this month’s podcast, we are joined by author John Calvert. We discuss his book “Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism”
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Feb 28, 2020
S4: Need To Know: David Neiwert on latest Far Right developments
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On this month’s podcast, we are joined by author and journalist David Neiwert.
We discuss the latest developments with the far-right across the USA & Europe.
David is the author of a fantastic book called "Alt America: The Rise of the Alt-Right in the Age of Trump". You can get a copy here: amzn.to/2PKvY5p and you can listen to our earlier interview with David about his book here: www.drycleanercast.co.uk/podcast/#/ep…ge-of-trump/
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Jan 24, 2020
S4: The Spy In Moscow Station
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WELCOME TO EPISODE THIRTY ONE
“The Spy In Moscow Station”
On this months podcast, we are joined by the NSA’s former director of research Eric Haseltine.
We discuss his fantastic book “The Spy In Moscow Station”, which takes a look at an investigation into the suspected bugging of the US Embassy in Moscow.
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Dec 22, 2019
S4: Director Chris Carr discusses his spy film The Dry Cleaner
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WELCOME TO EPISODE THIRTY
On this month’s podcast, the tables have turned. Today host Chris Carr will discuss the making of his new spy film “The Dry Cleaner”.
There are some minor spoilers and a little swearing in the discussion (Sorry)
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Oct 11, 2019
S4: Tim Tate -- Hitler's British Traitors
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WELCOME TO EPISODE TWENTY NINE
We are joined by author and journalist Tim Tate, and we discuss his fantastic book “Hitler’s British Traitors”, which is quite timely with the 80th anniversary of World War 2 just passing.
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Sep 06, 2019
S3: My Islam With Angie Gad
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WELCOME TO TWENTY EIGHT
We are joined by Angie Gad and we discuss her website “My Islam”, which she set up to counter Islamic extremist propaganda with a more accurate interpretation of Islam.
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Jul 05, 2019
S3: DDAY75 Submarines & Submarine hunters with Iain Ballantyne
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WELCOME TO TWENTY SEVEN
We are joined by Iain Ballantyne, author of “The Deadly Trade: The Complete History of Submarine Warfare”
We discuss the role of Submarines and Submarine Hunters in the build-up to D-Day and their role in an allied victory that lead to the end of World War Two.
In the later section, we talk about veterans we have met and where to see some of the submarines and ships involved in WW2.
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HMS ALLIANCE, X24 MIDGET SUB AND MORE (ROYAL NAVY SUBMARINE MUSEUM - UK)
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TYPE XXI (21) U-BOAT WILHELM BAUER (GERMANY)
HTTPS://U-BOOT-WILHELM-BAUER.DE/EN/
U505 CAPTURED U-BOAT (USA)
HTTPS://WWW.MSICHICAGO.ORG/EXPLORE/WHATS-
HERE/EXHIBITS/U-505-SUBMARINE/
Jun 06, 2019
S3: Andrea Chalupa, Discusses Mr Jones Film And Gaslit Nation
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WELCOME TO EPISODE TWENTY-SIX
On this months podcast, we are joined by Andrea Chalupa. Andrea is a writer, author, producer, journalist, and podcaster!
She is the co-creator of the Gaslit Nation podcast and the writer of the feature film “Mr. Jones”. “Mr. Jones” is based on the true story of journalist Gareth Jones, who uncovered the Soviet-engineered famine in 1930’s Ukraine. The famine led to an estimated 7 million deaths and Gareth’s reporting was largely ignored and covered up by Soviet authorities.
On this episode, we discuss the film and its relevance today in the age of Trump.
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May 03, 2019
S3: David Neiwert, New Zealand Attacks, Rise Of Far Right
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On this Need to Know special we are joined by Author and Journalist David Neiwert.
David is the author of a fantastic book called "Alt America: The Rise of the Alt-Right in the Age of Trump". You can get a copy here: amzn.to/2PKvY5p and you can listen to our earlier interview with David about his book here: www.drycleanercast.co.uk/podcast/#/ep…ge-of-trump/
Chris & David take a look at the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand. The attack killed 50 people and injured another 50.
We look at the killers far-right links and we also discuss the role of social media in sharing far-right ideology. We also discuss the rise of the Far-Right in the age of Trump.
And we also ask what is Steve Bannon up to in Italy?
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Apr 18, 2019
S3: Fred Burton Discusses His Book Beirut Rules
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Welcome to Episode 25 of "The Dry CleanerCast"
On this months podcast, we are joined by Fred Burton.
Fred was the deputy chief of the Counterterrorism division for the State Departments, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). He is currently the vice president of Stratfor, a strategic intelligence and analysis firm tracking global security and international affairs.
On this episode we discuss Fred's new book “Beirut Rules”, that looks at the 1984 kidnapping and murder of CIA station William Buckley.
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Mar 31, 2019
S3: Anti Semitism on the British Left with Dave Rich
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EPISODE TWENTY FOUR: DAVE RICH, ANTI-SEMITISM ON THE BRITISH LEFT
On this episode, we are joined by author Dave Rich, who wrote the book “The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel, and Anti-Semitism”
You can buy the book here: https://amzn.to/2Sf5kyx
Dave Rich is an Associate Research Fellow at the Pears Institute for the Study of Anti-Semitism, Birkbeck College, University of London, where he was awarded his PhD in 2015. He works at the Community Security Trust (CST), for whom he briefs ministers, MPs, civil servants and police officers about antisemitism.
The Community Security Trust (CST) is a British charity established in 1994 to ensure the safety and security of the Jewish community in the UK. You can find out more about the important work they do here: https://cst.org.uk/
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Feb 22, 2019
S3: Need To Know - Malcolm Nance looking at Brexit & Russia
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Malcolm Nance is back!
On this special episode of “Need To Know”, Malcolm joins us to discuss Russia’s connection to the far-right and the Ultra-Left in Europe, USA, and the UK. We take a look at Russia’s connection to Brexit, the Scottish referendum and the 2016 US Elections.
Malcolm Nance is an American author and media commentator on terrorism, intelligence, insurgency, and torture. He is a former United States Navy senior chief petty officer specializing in naval cryptology.
Malcolm is the author of several books including the New York Times bestseller “The Plot to Hack America” and his latest book “The Plot to Destroy Democracy”. He is also the Counter-Terrorism and Russia analyst on MSNBC and NBC News.
You can purchase “The Plot to Destroy Democracy” here: https://amzn.to/2Nkbqx3
NATO Handbook on Russian information warfare
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Feb 18, 2019
S3: Need To Know - South China Seas
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NEED TO KNOW: SOUTH CHINA SEAS WITH IAIN BALLANTYNE
THIS IS OUR FIRST PODCAST OF 2019!
On this episode of “Need To Know” we are joined we are joined by Author Iain Ballantyne and we discuss the situation in the South China Seas. We also look at developments in anti-ship and submarine weapons. We also ponder on the future of NATO and it’s importance.
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Jan 26, 2019
S3: Farhana Qazi, Invisible Martyrs
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WELCOME TO EPISODE TWENTY THREE!
On this episode, we are joined by author of “Invisible Martyrs” Farhana Qazi. Farhana was the first Muslim woman to have worked with the US Governments Counterterrorism Centre and she has been fascinated with the question of why some women turned to violence. Over the last decade, she has been on a global quest searching for an answer.
On this episode, Farhana tells us what she has discovered.
You can purchase her book "Invisible Martyrs" here: https://amzn.to/2zB0GVb
For more information about Farhana, please visit her Website: http://farhanaqazi.com/
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Nov 30, 2018
S3: Need To Know, Incel Movement, Alt Right And Violence
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On this Need to Know special we are joined by Author and Journalist David Neiwert.
Chris & David take a look at the growing Incel movement, its threats and use of violence against women and its connection to the Alt-Right.
On this episode, we also discuss the MAGA Bomber, the Pittsburg Synagog shooting and the Tallahassee yoga shooting.
David is the author of a fantastic book called "Alt America: The Rise of the Alt-Right in the Age of Trump". You can get a copy here: https://amzn.to/2PKvY5p and you can listen to our earlier interview with David about his book here: https://www.drycleanercast.co.uk/podcast/#/episode-eighteen-david-neiwert-alt-america-radical-right-in-age-of-trump/
Nov 09, 2018
S3: Robert F. Delaney discussing China and his book "The Wounded Muse"
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EPISODE TWENTY TWO: ROBERT F. DELANEY, THE WOUNDED MUSE & CHINA
On this episode we are joined by author and journalist Robert F. Delany and we discuss the inspiration behind his new China set book “The Wounded Muse”
You can connect with Robert on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RFDelaney
This is our first podcast to take a look at China and Chinese espionage. We intend to create more episodes in 2019 looking further at China on the world stage.
You can buy "Wounded Muse" here: https://amzn.to/2CXcuU7
Nov 02, 2018
S3: Amy Knight - Russian Intelligence & Political Murder
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EPISODE TWENTY ONE: AMY KNIGHT - RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE & POLITICAL MURDER
WE ARE JOINED BY AUTHOR & JOURNALIST AMY KNIGHT TO DISCUSS RUSSIAN INTELLIGENCE AND POLITICAL MURDER
AMY WAS DESCRIBED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES AS "THE WEST'S FOREMOST SCHOLAR" OF THE KGB. SHE IS THE AUTHOR OF A NUMBER OF BOOKS SUCH AS “HOW THE COLD WAR BEGAN”, “THE KREMLIN’S GREATEST MYSTERY” AND MORE RECENTLY “ORDERS TO KILL”.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AMY PLEASE VISIT HER WEBSITE: HTTP://AMYKNIGHT.ORG/
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Sep 28, 2018
S3: Need To Know - Salisbury Poisoning Revisited & Sonic Attacks With Fred Burton
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“The Dry CleanerCast” is back!
We kick off with a special episode of “Need to Know”.
On this episode, we are joined by former State Department Counterterrorism Agent and Author Fred Burton.
We discuss the latest information on the Salisbury poisoning case and we also look at the series of Sonic attacks against US embassies and embassy staff in Cuba and China.
Fred was the deputy chief of the Counterterrorism division for the State Departments, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). He is currently the vice president of Stratfor, a strategic intelligence and analysis firm tracking global security and international affairs.
Fred is also the author of a number of fantastic books, we discuss "Chasing Shadows" and "Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Officer".
Fred has a new book out on 25th October called “Beirut Rules: The Murder of a CIA Station Chief and Hezbollah's War Against America”
You can pre-order the book at Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2QOGl5O
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Sep 21, 2018
S2: Ian Fleming With Jeremy Duns
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EPISODE TWENTY: IAN FLEMING, LIFE & LEGACY WITH JEREMY DUNS
Welcome to Episode twenty!
On this months episode we take a look at the life & legacy of James Bond creator Ian Fleming.
We are joined by author and journalist Jeremy Duns who has written a new short ebook called “Agent of Influence: Anthony Terry and the shaping of Cold War fact and fiction”.
“Agent of Influence” reveals that during the Cold War, while he was writing the James Bond novels, Ian Fleming was working for MI6. It's a detailed analysis of how an MI6 operative called Antony Terry, working as a correspondent at the Sunday Times, fed Fleming information for his novels - it also explores Terry's interactions with John le Carre and Frederick Forsyth, declassifying his major impact on spy fiction. The short also explores how MI6 used the British press during the Cold War, following on from Jeremy Duns, 2013 Radio 4 documentary MI6 and the Media.
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Jul 02, 2018
S2: Discussing "Prevent" with Sean Arbuthnot and William Baldet
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On this month’s podcast we are looking at Prevent.
Prevent is name given to the UK governments Countering Violent Extremism programme.
“Prevent is about safeguarding people and communities from the threat of terrorism. Prevent is 1 of the 4 elements of CONTEST, the Government's counter-terrorism strategy. It aims to stop people becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.” (https://www.ltai.info/what-is-prevent/)
On the podcast we are joined by two Prevent practitioners Sean Arbuthnot and William Baldet to discuss how it works and the wider context of the programme.
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May 28, 2018
S2: David Neiwert, discussing "Alt America & Rise Of The Radical Right"
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EPISODE EIGHTEEN
On this months podcast we are joined by author and investigative journalist David Neiwert.
David has spent the majority of his career researching and documenting the far right in America. He is currently a correspondent for the Southern Poverty Law Centre and author of the book "Alt America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the age of Trump".
On this episode we discuss the rise of the radical right into the American political mainstream. We look at Conspiracy culture and we also discuss Chris's past as a conspiracy theorist and how he got himself out of that mindset.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT DAVID NEIWERT
You can visit David's website here: dneiwert.blogspot.co.uk/
WRITING COURSE
Writing or producing a military drama like The Last Post or Our Girl? Making an espionage series to rival Spooks?
Rossa McPhillips MBE, a former soldier in British military intelligence, is offering a one-day course to writers, directors and producers on the facts about the armed forces, its culture, traditions and how it operates overseas in conflict zones from a first-hand perspective. The course will also open a door on the closed world of the intelligence services. Course participants will get the opportunity to see what the role of an intelligence officer is really like, as they take part in a realistic conflict simulation exercise where they must make quick decisions based on disparate intelligence data to prevent a hypothetical terrorist attack.
Email Rossa for more information: rossa.mcphillips@googlemail.com
Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London, 11 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3R
Date: 30th June 2018 (10am–6pm)
Price: £85, £75 Concessions
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Apr 27, 2018
S2: Need To Know - Strikes against Syria With Iain Ballantyne
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NEED TO KNOW: STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA WITH IAIN BALLANTYNE
On 7th April there was a chemical attack against civilians in Douma, Syria. 70 people were reportedly killed and 1,000 people suffered effects from the attack. The bombs in question were suspected to be filled with chemical munitions such as chlorine gas and Sarin.
As with previous incidents of this nature, France, the UK and US governments accused the Syrian government as being responsible. French, UK and US forces launched joint strikes against targets on 14th April despite threats from the Russian government to retaliate against any strikes to their interests in Syria.
On this episode of "Need to Know" we are joined by Author Iain Ballantyne and we discuss the strikes against Syria and the wider implications of those strikes from a naval perspective.
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Writing Course
Writing or producing a military drama like The Last Post or Our Girl? Making an espionage series to rival Spooks?
Rossa McPhillips MBE, a former soldier in British military intelligence, is offering a one-day course to writers, directors and producers on the facts about the armed forces, its culture, traditions and how it operates overseas in conflict zones from a first-hand perspective. The course will also open a door on the closed world of the intelligence services. Course participants will get the opportunity to see what the role of an intelligence officer is really like, as they take part in a realistic conflict simulation exercise where they must make quick decisions based on disparate intelligence data to prevent a hypothetical terrorist attack.
Email Rossa for more information: rossa.mcphillips@googlemail.com
Venue: Royal Holloway, University of London, 11 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3R
10am–6pm, Dates TBC
Price: £85, £75 Concessions
Apr 25, 2018
S2: Need To Know - Salisbury Poisoning With Jeremy Duns
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NEED TO KNOW: SALISBURY POISONING WITH JEREMY DUNS
The world is turning into a plot line from a Cold War novel, so we thought that it may be a good idea to chat with a Cold War novelist to try and make sense of it all.
So on today’s episode of “Need to Know” we are joined by author Jeremy Duns, who has written a number of Cold War based novels as well as books on contemporary issues such as the coverage of the Edward Snowden revelations back in 2013.
On this episode will have a look at a few stories that have caught our eye from the Salisbury poisoning and the reaction to it.
For show notes and links to what we discuss please visit our website: www.drycleanercast.co.uk
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Apr 07, 2018
S2: Need To Know - Salisbury Poisoning And Austin Parcel Bombings With Fred Burton
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NEED TO KNOW: SALISBURY POISONING WITH FRED BURTON
On Sunday 4th March, 2018, a former Russian Intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found on a bench in a catatonic state in the town of Salisbury. It has subsequently been found that the pair were poisoned.
On this episode of "Need to Know" we are joined by former State Department Counterterrorism Agent and Author Fred Burton.
We discuss the Salisbury poisoning, how professional assassins operate, and we ask who else could have been a target? We also have a look at the recent Austin Parcel Bombing case in Austin Texas.
Fred was the deputy chief of the Counterterrorism devision for the State Departments, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). He is currently the vice president of Stratfor, a strategic intelligence and analysis firm tracking global security and international affairs. Fred is also the author of a number of fantastic books, we discuss "Chasing Shadows" and "Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Officer".
Mar 31, 2018
S2: Need To Know Salisbuy Poisoning, British & Russian Submarines With Iain Ballantyne
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NEED TO KNOW: SALISBURY POISONING WITH IAIN BALLANTYNE
On Sunday 4th March, 2018, a former Russian Intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found on a bench in a catatonic state in the town of Salisbury. It has subsequently been found that the pair were poisoned.
On this episode of "Need to Know" we are joined by Author Iain Ballantyne. We discuss how our submarine forces used to be a deterrent to hostile Russian military activity and how defence cuts have made us weaker in the eyes of the Kremlin.
Mar 30, 2018
S2: Need To Know - Sergei Skripal And The Salisbury Poisoning With Edward Lucas
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On Sunday 4th March, 2018, a former Russian Intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found on a bench in a catatonic state in the town of Salisbury. It has subsequently been found that the pair were poisoned.
On this episode of "Need to Know" we are joined by Author and Journalist Edward Lucas. We discuss the poisoning, its context and why Russia is the main suspect in this assassination attempt that happened in broad daylight on the streets of Great Britain.
You can find out more about Edward Lucas and connect with him via his website: http://www.edwardlucas.com/
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Mar 24, 2018
S2: Fred Burton, the DSS And Pre 9/11 Counter Terrorism
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On this months podcast we are joined by Fred Burton.
Fred was the deputy chief of the Counterterrorism devision for the State Departments, Diplomatic Security Service (DSS). He is currently the vice president of Stratfor, a strategic intelligence and analysis firm tracking global security and international affairs.
Fred is also the author of a number of fantastic books, we discuss "Chasing Shadows" and "Ghost: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Officer".
On this episode we discuss Fred's career at the DSS, the terrorist scene pre 9/11 and a cold case that stayed with him after retiring from the DSS.
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Feb 22, 2018
S2: Todd Leventhal - Cold War Russian Active Measures
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On this month’s podcast, we are joined by Todd Leventhal who was the State Departments sole counter-misinformation officer in the last years of the Cold War from 1987 through until 2010.
We discuss Russian Cold War era "Active Measures"
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Jan 19, 2018
S2: The Rage - The vicious circle of Islamist and Far-Right extremism
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On Episode 15 we interview author Julia Ebner who has written a fantastic book called “The Rage” that looks at the relationship between Islamist extremists and the Western Far Right.
If you like the work we are doing please support this podcast by becoming a Patreon subscriber today by going to www.patreon.com/drycleanercast
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For more information about the podcast and to listen to past episodes please visit our website: www.drycleanercast.co.uk
Thanks for listening
All the best
Chris
Dec 15, 2017
S2: The Battle For British Islam
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On this months podcast, we are joined by journalist and author Tony McMahon. We discuss his book "The Battle for British Islam" which he co-authored with Sara Khan.
For more information about the work Sara and Tony do please visit: https://wewillinspire.com/
If you like the work we are doing please support this podcast by becoming a Patreon subscriber today by going to www.patreon.com/drycleanercast
You can join in the discussion by connecting with us on Twitter. Go to: www.twitter.com/drycleanercast
For more information about the podcast and to listen to past episodes please visit our website: www.drycleanercast.co.uk
Thanks for listening
All the best
Chris
Nov 24, 2017
S2: Discussing Moscow Gold, The Soviet Union & the British left
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It's the 100th Anniversary of the Bolshevik "October Revolution", so this month we have recorded a special on the complex relationship between the Soviet Union and the British Left.
We are joined by authors Paul Anderson & Kevin Davey to discuss their book "Moscow Gold".
If you like what we are doing please support the show by connecting with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/drycleanercast
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Oct 16, 2017
S2: Need To Know- Episode Two - North Korea, Parsons Green, Barcelona Attack And More-
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On this episode we will be looking at events that took place between July and September 2017.
Anthony Ruggiero from the Foundation for Defence of Democracies joins us to discuss North Korea for the first half.
Then we are joined by former Counter Terrorism Detective and Author, David Videcette, to discuss the Barcelona attacks and the failed Parson's Green tube bombing.
If you enjoyed the show please support us by becoming a subscriber on Patreon by going to www.patreon.com/drycleanercast
Oct 06, 2017
S2: Submarines for espionage & trident for nuclear defence - With Iain Ballantyne
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The Dry CleanerCast returns after a short summer break.
This month we go Nuclear on "The Dry CleanerCast".
We just hope your bunker has wifi.
We are joined by Iain Ballantyne, author of "Hunter Killers: The Dramatic Untold Story of the Royal Navy's Most Secret Service".
We discuss the use of submarines for espionage and nuclear defense. We also dive into dangerous waters disusing the renewal of Trident, the Royal Navy's nuclear deterrent.
If the podcast is not enough we have also created a submarine inspired playlist for you on Spotify:
https://open.spotify.com/…/…/playlist/6weE1SU0plFFxUaJiOqOEd
You can find out more about Iain Ballantyne, here: http://iainballantyne.com/
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Sep 22, 2017
S1: Need To Know- Episode One - Terrorist Attacks, Manchester, London, Paris.
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The "Dry CleanerCast" presents "Need to Know"
"Need To Know" is a new quarterly podcast featuring conversations with security experts focused on the terrorism and intelligence stories dominating the headlines.
On this episode of "Need to Know" host Chris Carr is joined by former CIA officer Yaya J. Fanusie. Chris and Yaya discuss the recent terrorist attacks that occurred in Manchester, London and Paris between April - June 2017 and the wider issues that surround these attacks.
Yaya has recently published an article titled "How to neutralise the violent Jihadist pull"
You can view it here: http://muslimmatters.org/2017/07/12/how-to-neutralize-the-violent-jihadist-pull/
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Jul 15, 2017
S1: Dr William Matchett Special Branch And The Intelligence War Against The IRA
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On this months "The Dry CleanerCast" we are joined by former Special Branch Officer, Dr William Matchett. We discuss his book "Secret Victory: The Intelligence War That Beat The IRA".
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May 19, 2017
S1: Peter Bleksley Undercover Policing, The War On Drugs, Organised Crime And Hunted
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On Episode 10 of "The Dry CleanerCast" we are joined by former London Met Detective Peter Bleksley.
Peter was one of the Met's top undercover detectives during the 1980's to the Mid 1990's. We discuss what it is like to work undercover, the war on drugs and the wider issue surrounding drugs and the illegal drugs trade.
We also discuss Peter's work in television on "Hunted", "Guerrilla" and "Murphy's Law".
Apr 07, 2017
S1: Brian Dunning from SKEPTOID discussing Fake News, Conspiracy Theories And Alternative Facts
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On Episode 09 of "The Dry CleanerCast" we are joined by fellow podcaster Brian Dunning of "Skeptoid".
Brian & Chris discuss Conspiracy Theories, Alternative Facts & Fake News. They also discuss what to do if a friend or family member has become a conspiracy theorist.
Mar 17, 2017
S1: Edward Lucas discussing Russia & Russian Espionage
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On this months "The Dry CleanerCast" we are joined by author & journalist Edward Lucas. We discuss Edward's book "Deception" which provides much needed insight into Russia & Russian Espionage.
Don't forget you can get a free copy of "Deception" and a 30 day free trial through Audible using our our link www.audibletrial.com/drycleanercast
Feb 17, 2017
S1: Dr Vince Houghton, International Spy Museum, Washington DC
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On this months "Dry CleanerCast" we are joined by Dr Vince Houghton from the International Spy Museum in Washington DC. We discuss the museum and its history and we look ahead to see what 2017 has in store for the world of espionage. We also talk nukes at the beginning. Why not start the year with a bang :)
Jan 19, 2017
S1: David Videcette - Former Counter Terrorism Detective London Met
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On Episode 6 we are joined by David Videcette.
David was a counterterrorism detective for the Metropolitan Police Service in London. He was involved in the investigation of the 7/7 London Bombings and the failed 21/7 Bombings.
He is now an author and he has released a novel "The Theseus Paradox" which is a fictional account of the investigation into the London bombings.
Dec 23, 2016
S1: Malcolm Nance - The Plot To Hack America
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On episode 5 of "The Dry CleanerCast" we are joined by author and former US intelligence officer Malcolm Nance. We discuss the alleged Russian plot to hack and disrupt the 2016 US Presidential Election.
Dec 18, 2016
S1: Shiraz Maher discussing "Salafi Jihadism: The history of an idea"
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We are joined by author Shiraz Maher and discuss the roots of Salafi Jihadism.
Dec 12, 2016
S1: Yaya J Fanusie - Former CIA Officer on Islam & Counterterrorism
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On Episode Three of "The Dry CleanerCast"
Former CIA officer Yaya J. Fanusie talks to us about Islam and counterterrorism.
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Nov 11, 2016
S1: Paddy Hayes - Spy Trade Craft
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On Episode Two of "The Dry CleanerCast" we discuss the need and function of intelligence and what makes a good spy with author Paddy Hayes.
Oct 11, 2016
S1: Meredith Tax - The Double Bind, The Islamic Right and the Anglo American Left
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Episode 1: Meredith Tax
In the first half of the show host Chris Carr discusses the problematic relationship between Anglo American left and the Muslim right with author Meredith Tax. Later in the podcast they discuss the role of Kurdish women in the fight against ISIS.
Sep 08, 2016