234 episodes

True Spies takes you inside the world's greatest espionage and detective operations. Our hosts Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Kirby, Sophia Di Martino and Daisy Ridley talk to the real spies behind the missions. What do they know? What are their skills? And what would you do in their position? We explore and investigate real life thrillers, mysteries and crimes - stories that prove truth is stranger than fiction! These stories cover lies, murder, theft, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. You’ll meet experts from the top intelligence agencies including FBI, CIA, MI5, MI6 (SIS), KGB, GRU, Mossad and many others. You’ll discover characters who spied because of money, ideology, coercion or just plain old ego. And, if you’d like to dig deeper into the world of secrets, and test your own secret intelligence skills, head over to spyscape.com for articles, games, experiences, puzzles and videos. A Cup & Nuzzle production. Series producers: Gemma Newby, Joe Foley. Music: Nick Ryan.

True Spies: Espionage | Investigation | Crime | Murder | Detective | Politics SPYSCAPE

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True Spies takes you inside the world's greatest espionage and detective operations. Our hosts Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Kirby, Sophia Di Martino and Daisy Ridley talk to the real spies behind the missions. What do they know? What are their skills? And what would you do in their position? We explore and investigate real life thrillers, mysteries and crimes - stories that prove truth is stranger than fiction! These stories cover lies, murder, theft, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. You’ll meet experts from the top intelligence agencies including FBI, CIA, MI5, MI6 (SIS), KGB, GRU, Mossad and many others. You’ll discover characters who spied because of money, ideology, coercion or just plain old ego. And, if you’d like to dig deeper into the world of secrets, and test your own secret intelligence skills, head over to spyscape.com for articles, games, experiences, puzzles and videos. A Cup & Nuzzle production. Series producers: Gemma Newby, Joe Foley. Music: Nick Ryan.

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    MEMBERS' EPISODE - True Spies: Debriefs - Pamela and Kevin Barnum on surviving undercover

    MEMBERS' EPISODE - True Spies: Debriefs - Pamela and Kevin Barnum on surviving undercover

    Exclusive to SPYSCAPE+ members - this new True Spies: Debrief catching up with Canadian undercover heroes: Pamela and Kevin Barnum.

    This week, hear more from Pamela and Kevin on what they've learnt in their years undercover; including the psychology of deep cover work, and how they got closer to the Hell's Angels than anybody else...

    From SPYSCAPE, the HQ of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Joe Foley. Produced by Max Bower.

    MEMBERS' EPISODE - True Spies: Debriefs - Julia Ebner on extremism going mainstream

    MEMBERS' EPISODE - True Spies: Debriefs - Julia Ebner on extremism going mainstream

    New to SPYSCAPE+ members - True Spies: Debriefs. In each of these new episodes, we'll dive back behind the scenes with some of our favourite True Spies, from episodes past.

    This week, the fantastic Julia Ebner discusses the causes in a global rise of extremism, and how ideology once at the fringes of societies, increasingly finds itself embedded in the mainstream .

    From SPYSCAPE, the HQ of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Joe Foley. Produced by Morgan Childs.

    PO Box 1142 | WW2

    PO Box 1142 | WW2

    Join chief historian of the National Parks: Robert K Sutton, as he tells the story of Nazis on the Potomac, and those sworn to secrecy at Fort Hunt...
    From SPYSCAPE, the HQ of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Joe Foley. Produced by Max Bower. Music by Nick Ryan.
    Robert K Sutton is the author of Nazis on the Potomac: The Top-Secret Intelligence Operation that Helped Win World War II
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    • 46 min
    Operation Kronstadt | Historical

    Operation Kronstadt | Historical

    Former MI6 Officer Harry Ferguson tells the nail-biting story of an unlikely British spy in Bolshevik Russia - and the daring naval mission to bring him home.
    From SPYSCAPE, the HQ of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Joe Foley. Produced by Louise Sinnerton. Music by Nick Ryan.
    Harry Ferguson is the author of Operation Kronstadt, and makes content on TikTok as The English Spy (https://www.tiktok.com/@theenglishspy)
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    • 50 min
    MEMBERS' EPISODE - True Spies: Debriefs - Douglas London on empathy

    MEMBERS' EPISODE - True Spies: Debriefs - Douglas London on empathy

    Brand new to Spyscape+ members - True Spies: Debriefs. In each of these new episodes, we'll dive back behind the scenes with some of our favourite True Spies, from episodes past.

    This week, ex-CIA case officer Douglas London discusses how empathy, an undervalued tool in the spy's arsenal, played a crucial role in bringing in active Al Qaeda members. And, how he believes leaders embroiled in the current conflicts in the middle east, could seek to use empathy to bring an end to hostilities.

    From SPYSCAPE, the HQ of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Joe Foley. Produced by Morgan Childs.

    The Woman Who Rescued Orwell | Historical

    The Woman Who Rescued Orwell | Historical

    It's 1937. The Spanish Civil War is raging, and author George Orwell is fighting on the Socialist front. But as Orwell lives out his anti-Fascist adventure, his wife, Eileen O'Shaughnessy, is embroiled in a subtler conflict. At the headquarters of the Workers' Party of Marxist Unification in Barcelona, she's dealing with a brutal police force, Stalinist spies, and an atmosphere of political terror. And on top of all that, it's up to her to stop her husband falling into enemy hands...
    From SPYSCAPE, the HQ of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Joe Foley. Produced by Louise Sinnerton. Music by Nick Ryan.
    Anna Funder is the author of Stasiland and Wifedom: https://www.annafunder.com/
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

Roger_Gilbert ,

Great

Informative and entertaining to listen to

wil4power ,

Shhh

Listen to the one on Orwell, why is the guest whispering? Weird.

kez-m ,

Excellent

Utterly brilliant recounting, story-telling, production, editing… the works. Well done to all involved.

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