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Recent Episodes

Ep 551 | 8.9.22

“CIA Officers Turned Authors” – with David McCloskey & James Stejskal

David McCloskey and James Stejskal join Andrew to discuss writing about espionage. They are both former intelligence officers.

Ep 550 | 8.2.22

“Becoming a Russian Intelligence Officer” – with Janosh Neumann

Janosh Neumann joins Andrew Hammond to discuss life in the FSB. He was born in the Soviet Union to parents in the “business.”

Ep 549 | 7.26.22

“The Spies Who Came in From the Cold” – with Chris Costa and John Quattrocki at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago

Chris Costa and John Quattrocki join Andrew to discuss coming in from the Cold War. They both had long illustrious careers in intelligence.

Ep 548 | 7.19.22

SPY@20 – “The Spy of the Century” – Curators Alexis and Andrew on Kim Philby

Show notes: Alexis Albion joins Andrew Hammond to discuss Kim Philby using some of his personal belongings as prompts. This episode on the Soviet mole inside MI6 coincides with SPY’s 20th Anniversary.

Ep 547 | 7.12.22

“Dealing with Russia” – A Conversation with Counterintelligence Legend Jim Olson

Jim Olson joins Andrew Hammond to discuss Putin and Russia. He had a 31-year career with the CIA including a tour in Moscow.

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Andrew Hammond
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.
Schedule: Tuesdays
Credits: Co-Producers Mike Mincey and Memphis Vaughn III; Writer, Researcher, Editor & Executive Producer Andrew Hammond.
Creator: International Spy Museum
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