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Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But on Foreign Policy’s podcast I Spy, we get them to open up. We hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, kill adversaries, and turn agents into double agents. Each episode features one spy telling one dramatic story.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 94 Ratings

Spies don’t talk—it’s the cardinal rule of the business. But on Foreign Policy’s podcast I Spy, we get them to open up. We hear from the operations people: the spies who steal secrets, kill adversaries, and turn agents into double agents. Each episode features one spy telling one dramatic story.

    After Hotel Rwanda, Part 4: The Homecoming

    After Hotel Rwanda, Part 4: The Homecoming

    As pressure on the Rwandan government mounts, Paul signs a pardon request, expressing some contrition and agreeing to refrain from political activities if he's released. But, back at home, he finds it difficult to honor the pledge.
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    • 33 min
    After Hotel Rwanda, Part 3: The Campaign

    After Hotel Rwanda, Part 3: The Campaign

    A Rwandan court convicts Paul Rusesabagina on terrorism charges and sentences him to 25 years in prison. As he comes to terms with the prospect of spending the rest of his life behind bars, a team of lawyers, negotiators, and advocates works up a strategy to win his release.
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    • 34 min
    After Hotel Rwanda, Part 2: The Backstory

    After Hotel Rwanda, Part 2: The Backstory

    Tensions between ethnic Hutus and Tutsis in Rwanda began long before the 1994 genocide—a vestige of Belgian colonial rule in the country. On this episode, we trace the events leading up to the mass killing—and how they affected Paul and his wife.
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    • 28 min
    After Hotel Rwanda, Part 1: The Trap

    After Hotel Rwanda, Part 1: The Trap

    An old friend persuades human rights activist Paul Rusesabagina to travel from his home in San Antonio, Texas, to Burundi for a speaking engagement. But the friend turns out to be collaborating with the Rwandan government and the journey is a trap.
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    • 29 min
    Introducing: After Hotel Rwanda

    Introducing: After Hotel Rwanda

    Hello I Spy listeners. We're back in your feed to introduce you to a remarkable new podcast made by the producers of I Spy called: After Hotel Rwanda. The show tells the story of Paul Rusesabagina, who in 2020 was lured from his home in San Antonio, Texas, to his former country of Rwanda, were he was tried on terrorism charges and sentenced to 25 years in prison. Rusesabagina had been a national hero in Rwanda for saving the lives of more than twelve hundred people during the 1994 genocide there. His story was told in the Hollywood movie Hotel Rwanda. Our four-part series describes how Rusesabagina went from hero to dissident in Rwanda—and how a team of supporters in Washington and elsewhere managed eventually to bring him home. You can hear an extended trailer in this feed right now—and all four episodes, also in this feed, starting May 7.
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    • 4 min
    The Skeptic

    The Skeptic

    Long before Joe Weisberg created the award-winning television show The Americans, he served in the CIA. His brief period in the agency informed story lines in the show and helped shape Weisberg's views on espionage. Eventually, he came to believe that spying does more harm than good in the world.


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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
94 Ratings

94 Ratings

BigFellaTrix ,

Great show

Love this podcast - can’t wait for new season to come out!

Dex13bi ,

Each show a unique insight

Really enjoyed this show over the last three series. I look forward to them. Each has been very unique and varied in who they interview. The story is told at a good pace. Looking forward to the next series

Fullsterker ,

Excellent

The time flies by and leaves you wanting more....like a great spy novel would.

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