Spies The Dry CleanerCast public
[search 0]
More

Download the App!

show episodes
 
Loading …
show series
 
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 Spain who was tragically killed on that operation and became the first American casualty in the Afghan War. You can get a copy…
 
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 f…
 
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! Check out the trailer here: youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4 And you can buy the film here: www.dryclea…
 
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/tdgpark…
 
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! Check out the trailer here: youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4 And you can buy the film here: www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm Music Music on this p…
 
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…
 
Hello everyone One of our regular guests, Iain Ballantyne from Warships IFR magazine now has his own podcast. It's called Warships Pod and you can check it out via the link below. https://pod.fo/e/e3f8c Alternatively search "Warships Pod" on all podcast apps. The show is available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcast and Spotify.…
 
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 example…
 
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 …
 
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 Sai…
 
My short spy film “The Dry Cleaner” is out now on Spyflix You can watch it for free here: https://watch.spyflix.com/en/index.html (The film is available 8-14th August) The Dry Cleaner was awarded an “Honourable mention” by the judges who watched and selected the film. Judges for the film festival include Simon Cornwell (son of John Le Carré) produc…
 
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…
 
Hello everyone, some great news! My short spy film “The Dry Cleaner” will screen online for one week from 8th August 2021 for free, as part of the SPYFLIX Film festival “Spotlight series”. The film will be available to watch here from 8th August: https://watch.spyflix.com You can watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/rFX9cyaMlww The Dry Cleaner …
 
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-…
 
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 abo…
 
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. You c…
 
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 o…
 
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…
 
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 Understanding Economic Espionage: The Present Understanding Economic Espionage: The Past …
 
“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 Bradle…
 
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…
 
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 o…
 
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 Amer…
 
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:/…
 
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…
 
“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…
 
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 art…
 
“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 …
 
"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 websi…
 
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 f…
 
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 sto…
 
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 Please support this podcast Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a monthwww.patreon.com/DryCleanerCast If you don’t wis…
 
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 Vi…
 
“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 leg…
 
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 …
 
WELCOME TO NEED TO KNOW 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. You can read that article here: https://…
 
WELCOME TO NEED TO KNOW 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 world…
 
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. You can find out more about Gordon and his books here: https://www.harpercollins.com/author/cr-128450/…
 
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. To get a copy of Warships IFR go to WWW.WARSHIPSIFR.COM/ For more information about Iain check out his website here: WWW.IAI…
 
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. You can read it here: https://foreignpolicy.com/2020/04/03/coronavirus-pandemic-intelligence-china-russia/ Calder is also the a…
 
On this special podcast, we are joined by independent author Matt Fulton and we discuss his spy book “Active Measures”. You can connect with him on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/fultonmatt Check out his website here: https://mattfulton.net/ Please support this podcast Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access f…
 
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 Cont…
 
Please support this podcast Get early access with a Patreon monthly subscription www.patreon.com/DryCleanerCast PayPal — One-time tip www.paypal.me/drycleanercast -- Payments over $5 please Include your email in a note and I'll send over this months bonus content. Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released! You can buy the film here:www.drycleane…
 
WELCOME TO EPISODE THIRTY-TWO On this month’s podcast, we are joined by author John Calvert. We discuss his book “Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism” You can purchase the book at the following links Amazon (UK) https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1849049491/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0 Amazon (US) https://www.amazon.com/Sayyid-Qutb-O…
 
WELCOME TO NEED TO KNOW 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…
 
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. The book is available at your preferred sit…
 
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) Check out the film trailer here: youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4 You can buy the film here: www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watcht…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2021 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login