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Known to be the podcast real spies listen to -(STOP)- eavesdrop on conversations with high level sources from around the world -(STOP)- spychiefs molehunters defectors covert operators analysts cyberwarriors and researchers debriefed by SPY Historian Hammond -(STOP) stories secrets tradecraft and technology discussed -(STOP)- HUMINT SIGINT OSINT IMINT GEOINT and more -(STOP)- rumored to be professional education internal communication and public information -(STOP)- entire back catalog available online for free -(STOP)- please investigate this claim with all possible haste -(STOP)- SPY Historian Hammond said to have a Scottish accent -(STOP)- is this a countermeasure or a hearts-and-minds campaign?


Recent Episodes

Ep 629 | 4.16.24

“The Foundations of American Intelligence in WWI” – with Mark Stout

Mark Stout joins Andrew Hammond to discuss his new book, "World War I and the Foundations of American Intelligence." Mark Stout is a former intelligence analyst and former SPY Historian.

Ep 628 | 4.9.24

“The Director-General of NZ Security Intelligence Service” – with Andrew Hampton

Andrew Hampton joins Andrew Hammond to discuss intelligence in New Zealand. Andrew is the Director General of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service.

Ep 627 | 4.2.24

“I Helped Solve the Final Zodiac Killer Cipher” – with David Oranchak

David Oranchak joins Andrew Hammond to discuss his work helping to solve the 340 Zodiac cipher. Dave is a software developer and avid puzzle solver.

Ep 626 | 3.26.24

“Bond After Fleming, the Continuation of an Icon” – with Mark Edlitz

Mark Edlitz joins Andrew Hammond to discuss how James Bond lived on in literature after the death of Ian Fleming. Mark is an author and pop culture expert.

Ep 625 | 3.19.24

“The Skinny on American Intelligence & the Law” – with D.C. “Super Lawyer” Mark Zaid

Mark Zaid joins Andrew Hammond to discuss American intelligence and the law. You’ve heard of a “lawyer to the stars,” Mark is the “lawyer to the spies.”

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Andrew Hammond
Erin Dietrick
Andrew Hammond, Ph.D. is Historian & Curator at the International Spy Museum, home of the world's preeminent collection of intelligence-related artifacts. Previous chapters have included seven years in the RAF, Public Humanities at the 9/11 Museum in NYC, Fellowships here, there, and everywhere, and academia. He is author of the forthcoming book: "Struggles for Freedom": Afghanistan & US Foreign Policy Since 1979. He loves bialys.
Erin Dietrick is the Programs & Podcast Assistant at the International Spy Museum. Erin is a Cleveland native and graduate of the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY, where she studied history. Currently gaining her MA in Museum Studies from the George Washington University, Erin is passionate about storytelling, inspiring critical thinking, and inciting joy through museum programming. She has a special place in her heart for music history and named her orange cat Ringo after Ringo Starr.
Schedule: Tuesdays, 7am EST (weekly)
Credits: SPY: Mike Mincey and Memphis Vaughn III, Co-Producers; Emily Rens and Emily Coletta, Graphics; Afua Anokwa and Ariel Samuel, Social Media; Erin Dietrick, Researcher, Scheduler, Editor, Co-Producer, Social Media; Andrew Hammond, Writer, Editor-in-Chief, Executive Producer. CYBERWIRE: Elliott Peltzman, Sound Design; Elliott Peltzman and Tré Hester, mixing; Jen Eiben, Co-producer, Social Media; SpyCast opening music: Wayne Jones, “Cypher” (2018).
Creator: International Spy Museum
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