44 episodes

Not all spies look like James Bond and Ethan Hunt. Most of them look like ordinary people, which makes them all the more dangerous... So what does it really take to be a spy? Every week, we cover a real-life spy mission: the stakes, the deception, the gadgets, and how it changed the course of history. Each two-part series follows one mission of a historic spy, and if they made it out alive. Espionage is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

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Not all spies look like James Bond and Ethan Hunt. Most of them look like ordinary people, which makes them all the more dangerous... So what does it really take to be a spy? Every week, we cover a real-life spy mission: the stakes, the deception, the gadgets, and how it changed the course of history. Each two-part series follows one mission of a historic spy, and if they made it out alive. Espionage is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.

    Espionage Rewind: Henri Dericourt Pt. 1

    Espionage Rewind: Henri Dericourt Pt. 1

    On the last Sunday of every month, Parcast Rewind replays a classic episode of Espionage that you might have missed! 

    Born in 1909, Henri Dericourt went from quiet beginnings in a small hamlet northeast of Paris, to working his way to the center of one of the most consequential clandestine operations in WW2.

    • 54 min
    Morris and Lona Cohen Pt. 1

    Morris and Lona Cohen Pt. 1

    In 1945, American activists Morris and Lona Cohen provided the Soviet Union with a complete diagram and description of the atomic bomb, expediting the development of Russia’s own A-bomb and giving them a substantial advantage during the Cold War.

    • 43 min
    Sidney Reilly Pt. 2

    Sidney Reilly Pt. 2

    Sidney Reilly had escaped the clutches of the Soviet secret police before, but his mission wasn't complete. He would need to create a new alias for himself to return to Russia, even if it meant risking his entire career.

    • 49 min
    Sidney Reilly Pt. 1

    Sidney Reilly Pt. 1

    He was a British intelligence agent who was the inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s fictional spy James Bond. Sidney Reilly traveled the world on covert missions, but his womanizing, gambling, and lavish lifestyle were what made him a legend in the world of spycraft.

    • 59 min
    Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!

    Listen First! SECRET SOCIETIES, A Parcast Original Series!

    They’ve been around for thousands of years…orchestrating some of history’s most controversial events. And if not for their radical actions, you may never have even known they existed. Every Thursday, take a journey through hidden passageways and become a member of Parcast’s diabolical series, SECRET SOCIETIES. Each society is explored in 2 episodes—exposing the people and context responsible for its founding, and analyzing the psychology behind their beliefs.

    Enjoy this exclusive clip from the first episode on Yale’s mysterious “Skull and Bones” fraternity. To finish this episode, subscribe to SECRET SOCIETIES free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts!

    • 14 min
    Best of 2019: Aldrich Ames Pt. 2

    Best of 2019: Aldrich Ames Pt. 2

    Here’s one of our listeners’ most requested episodes of 2019: Despite his below-average job performance and his secret work as a soviet spy, Aldrich “Rick” Ames managed to keep his CIA position well into the 1960s. In the hunt for their elusive mole, the Agency was battling against their own inefficiency and ineptitude. 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

Tone the Trucker ,

The name is James ..

I love this podcast. So interesting...,been listening for a year .. but just binged the whole cast again.. Excellent!

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5 star

Great- like all the other Parcasts.

Listener in London ,

Compelling listening

Brilliantly done

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