SPYCRAFT 101

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Nick S
 Jun 12, 2021
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Welcome to your clandestine classroom.

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KGB Agent to US Informant: Nikolai Khokhlov
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Today, Justin tells the story of former KGB officer Nikolai Evgenievich Khokhlov. Starting his career as a vaudeville performer before being recruited by pre-KGB Russian intelligence, Nikolai was highly skilled, and lived an incredible life. Hear all about his story from assassinating world leaders to testifying about the true cruelty of the KGB on national television.

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101
Buy the book: here on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Shots-Tales-World-Espionage/dp/B09BY3WH71/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1628473373&sr=1-2

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/spycraft101)

Sep 20, 2021
9/11 and Beyond with Toby Harnden
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Today, author and journalist Toby Harnden provides timely reflection on the events leading up to and following the September 11th attack on the World Trade Center. Hear unique details on the CIA mission launched to avenge those lost, as well as an interesting comparison between the current state of global politics and the very beginning of the war on terror.

Connect with Toby:
www.tobyharnden.com
Twitter: @tobyharnden
Check out Toby's book, First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11, here.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08RYQY1KQ/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101
Buy the book: here on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Shots-Tales-World-Espionage/dp/B09BY3WH71/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1628473373&sr=1-2

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/spycraft101)

Sep 13, 2021
An NSA Agent Abroad with Dr. Eric Haseltine
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In this episode, Dr. Eric Haseltine  (self-proclaimed neuroscientist gone bad) tells the story of NSA agent Charles Gandy. Gandy was part of an uncharacteristic collaboration between the CIA and the NSA to find out what was happening in Cold War-era Moscow. Secret information was constantly ending up in Soviet hands, and assets were compromised left and right. It's a true tale of American hubris (and psychology) Haseltine believes we can learn from today. There may be people out there who are smarter than we are--and have better tech. Instead of ignoring or laughing off these threats, it's imperative to investigate and prepare.

Connect with Dr. Haseltine:
www.drhaseltine.com
Check out Dr. Hasletine's book, The Spy in Moscow Station, here.

https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Moscow-Station-Counterspys-Deadly/dp/125078137X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101
Buy the book: here on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Shots-Tales-World-Espionage/dp/B09BY3WH71/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1628473373&sr=1-2

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/spycraft101)

Sep 06, 2021
Shadows of the Cold War: A Murder Investigation with Fred Burton
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This week, Fred Burton shares details on the Cold War-era murder of an Israeli diplomat, Colonel Joe Alon, in the US. Fred is a former special agent and current executive director for the center for protective intelligence at ONTIC. Hear him share his personal connections to the case as well as what it took to finally solve who pulled the trigger.


Connect with Fred:
officialfredburton.com
Twitter: @fred_burton
IG: @officialfredburton
Fred's book, Chasing Shadows here on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/Chasing-Shadows-Special-Lifelong-Assassin/dp/0230620558

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101
Buy the book: here on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Shots-Tales-World-Espionage/dp/B09BY3WH71/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1628473373&sr=1-2

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/spycraft101)

Aug 30, 2021
The Despondent Rise and Joyful Fall of the Berlin Wall with Helena Merriman
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This week, Author and BBC reporter Helena Merriman shares the story of the covert construction of the Berlin Wall, and the way it tore families apart. Hear heartbreaking accounts of "orphaned" children whose parents were alive and well on the other side, lovers separated, and the desperate measures East German citizens took in attempts to escape oppression. How many were able to flee?

Helana's book, Tunnel 29: The True Story of an Extraordinary Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall
 
https://www.amazon.com/Tunnel-29-Extraordinary-Escape-Beneath/dp/154178884
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Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101
Buy the book: here on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Shots-Tales-World-Espionage/dp/B09BY3WH71/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1628473373&sr=1-2

Aug 23, 2021
From Forest Fires to CIA Resuppliers with Lee Gossett
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Lee Gossett (friend of  Spycraft 101 alumnus Neil Hansen) shares his experience from starting his flight career as a smoke jumper fighting remote forest firs to flying for Air America, the CIA's secret airline, in Laos. Lee shares stories about friends who passed and what it was like flying above Laos and Vietnam. Do you know the difference between hard rice and soft rice? (Hint: one isn't actually rice.)

Check out Lee's book:
Smoke Jumper to Global Pilot: a True Odyssey here.
https://www.amazon.com/Smokejumper-Global-Pilot-True-Odyssey/dp/0578614715

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101
Buy the book: here on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Shots-Tales-World-Espionage/dp/B09BY3WH71/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1628473373&sr=1-2

Aug 16, 2021
Life in FBI Counterintelligence with James Gaylord
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What you do if you found the man responsible for sharing classified Navy secrets with the Chinese government? Former FBI agent James Gaylord shares his story.  From covert house searches to arresting Chinese spies at the airport tune in to this episode to hear what it's really like working counterterrorism for the FBI.

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101
Buy the book: here on Amazon

https://www.amazon.com/Spy-Shots-Tales-World-Espionage/dp/B09BY3WH71/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1628473373&sr=1-2

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/spycraft101)

Aug 09, 2021
The Sacrifices of Adolf Tolkachev: A Soviet CIA Asset with David E. Hoffman
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In this episode, David E. Hoffman goes into detail on the long-running espionage of Russian radar scientist, Adolf Tolkachev. Tolkachev was so determined to bring down the USSR that he approached the CIA in Moscow himself and risked his life to bring the US hundreds of secret documents that would prove invaluable.

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/spycraft101)

Jul 26, 2021
An Ex-KGB Spy in America with Jack Barsky and Chelsea Dittrich
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In this episode, Jack Barsky tells of his time working against the US as a KGB spy. From dangerous situations and being followed by the FBI to the lie he told to 'retire' from the KGB, hear about Jack's work firsthand. His daughter, Chelsea, shares a unique perspective on what it's like to be a 'spy kid' in the real world.

Chelsea's documentary:
https://play.aetv.com/specials/the-spy-who-raised-me/full-special

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101


Jul 19, 2021
The Butcher of Lyon: The Crimes of Klaus Barbie
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In this solo episode, hear Justin tell the story of nazi hold out and eventual ally spy, Klaus Barbie. From WWII atrocities to giving up his own ex-SS colleagues and trying to take down the USSR, Barbie's life was continuously complicated thanks to his intelligence expertise and unique skills.

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101


Jul 12, 2021
Counterterrorism and Special Forces with Steven Emerson
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In this episode, author and journalist Steven Emerson shares inside information on covert military operation abroad during the Cold War era. Hear of covert organizations and secret missions you never knew happened, with unique details on the Screaming Eagles to Green Berets to Operation Eagle Claw. Have you ever heard of the Yellow Fruit Organization?


Find Steven's Book, Secret Warriors: Inside the Covert Military Operations of the Reagan Era, here.

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/spycraft101)

Jul 05, 2021
The CIA and the Shah with Tim Tyler
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In this episode of Spycraft 101, Tim Tyler shares details of the CIA's involvement in Iran following World War II. From constitutional action mistaken for coups to non-lethal missions after the Islamic fundamentalist revolution, Tim provides important background and context on events that still affect the global political climate today.

Tim's books:
Find The Decline and Fall of the Shah here.
Find A History of Panama 1502-2002 here.

Connect with Spycraft 101:
IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101


Jun 28, 2021
The Inventions and Espionage of Leon Theremin with Dr. Albert Glinsky
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In this episode, Dr. Albert Glinsky covers the life of Leon Theremin. Theremin invented the odd musical instrument that bears his name, but he also engaged in espionage in the US for the Soviet Union. His brilliance allowed him to invent a seemingly innocuous device known as The Thing, the world's fist covert listening tool.

IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101

Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/spycraft101)

Jun 21, 2021
Flying for the CIA's Secret Airline with Neil Hansen
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In this episode, hear from Neil Hansen about what it was like flying for Air America in Southeast Asia. Neil spent his time working with and defending the Hmong people in Laos--and he disagrees with tales of POWs held there long after the end of the Vietnam War. After leaving Laos, Neil used his flight experience in unorthodox ways to raise the money to bring home 100+ refugees from Malaysia and other parts of the Pacific.

Check out Neil's book: here on Amazon.
Connect with Air America on Facebook: Air America Historical Social Club

IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101

Jun 14, 2021
Cyanide Pills and Glowing Foxes with John Lisle
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In this episode, hear about the birth of American international espionage: the OSS. From cyanide pills to radioactive glowing foxes, the the USA's first intelligence organization was full of unique dirty tricks thanks to its Research and Development director, Stanley Lovell.

Connect with John:
Twitter: @JohnLisle

IG: @spycraft101
Patreon: Spycraft 101

Jun 07, 2021
The Man in Moscow with Michael D. Sellers
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In this episode of Spycraft 101, hear from retired CIA agent and movie producer Michael D. Sellers about his time as an agent in Ethiopia, Moscow, and The Philippines.  What is really like to be ambushed  by the KGB when you meet up with an asset?

IG: @spycraft101

May 31, 2021
The Reality of Life in the CIA with Doug Patteson
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In the second episode of Spycraft 101's double feature premiere, hear what it's really like to be a CIA case manager, with former agent Doug Patteson. Who's in more danger--a US agent or a foreign asset?

IG: @spycraft101

Connect with Doug:
https://www.ingloriousamateurs.com/
IG: @texasspydad

May 24, 2021
The Life and Lies of Fritz Joubert Duquesne with Andrew Blasco
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In the first episode of Spycraft 101's double feature premiere, hear about the infamous Fritz Joubert Duquesne from author Andrew Blasco. Was Duquesne really the man who killed Kitchener, or was it another intricate lie woven into his already eventful life?

IG: @spycraft101

Connect with Andrew:
https://www.andrewblasco.com/
IG: @andrew.joseph.blasco

May 24, 2021
SPYCRAFT 101 INTRO
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Welcome to the Spycraft 101 Podcast, your clandestine clasroom.

May 12, 2021