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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1, 25 Ratings

Podcast by Secrets & Spies: The Dry CleanerCast

    Secrets of the Kashmir Valley

    Secrets of the Kashmir Valley

    "Secrets of the Kashmir Valley”

    On this episode, we are joined by author and counterterrorism expert Farhana Qazi and we discuss her book "Secrets of the Kashmir Valley"

    Farhana was previously on the podcast back in November 2018. You can listen to that interview here: https://pod.fo/e/14f94

    You can find out more about Farhana by going to her website: https://farhanaqazi.com/


    Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
    You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU

    Please support this podcast

    Become a Patreon Subscriber

    Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a month
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    Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!
    Check out the trailer here:
youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4
    And you can buy the film here:
www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

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    • 41 min
    "Need To Know" - Russia Report With Calder Walton

    "Need To Know" - Russia Report With Calder Walton

    Secrets & Spies Present: Need to Know

    Need to Know is our current affairs strand of the podcast that complements our regular interviews.

    Today on "Need to Know" we are joined by author and intelligence historian Calder Walton.

    We discuss the recent UK Government looking at Russian interference in British politics.

    Calder is also the author of the fantastic book “Empire of Secrets” which is available at all resellers.

    You can find out more about Calder and his work at his website: www.calderwalton.com/

    This is a link to the report Calder mentions on the Bio-Revolution that is transforming economics and society
    https://www.mckinsey.com/industries/pharmaceuticals-and-medical-products/our-insights/the-bio-revolution-innovations-transforming-economies-societies-and-our-lives


    Music on this podcast is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
    You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU

    Please support this podcast

    Become a Patreon Subscriber

    Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a month
https://www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

    One off payments
    If you don’t wish to subscribe you can leave a one off tip at
PayPal 
www.paypal.me/drycleanercast

    Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!
    Check out the trailer here:
youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4
    And you can buy the film here:
www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

    Connect with us here:
    TWITTER
https://twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies

    FACEBOOK
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    • 26 min
    Need To Know - Russian Bounties With Frank Snepp

    Need To Know - Russian Bounties With Frank Snepp

    NEED TO KNOW: Russian Bounties with Frank Snepp

    A few weeks ago, a story broke in the New York Times, claiming it had been discovered that the Russian government had been paying bounties to the Taliban to target and kill US and Allied forces in Afghanistan.

    There has been an understandable shock and condemnation in the US and in the UK when the story first broke.

    President Trump’s reaction to the story has been to claim ignorance to the whole thing and claim that he was never briefed by US intelligence officials about any of this.

    On today’s “Need to Know” podcast we are joined by former CIA officer and Peabody Award-winning investigative journalist Frank Snepp and we discuss the Russian bounties story.

    You can find out more about Frank and his books “Decent Interval” and “Irreparable Harm” on Frank’s website: franksnepp.com/

    Frank’s journalism and other writings can be viewed on his blog: franksneppexclusives.com/

    Music On this episode:

    Music is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
    You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU

    Please support this podcast

    Become a Patreon Subscriber

    Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a month
https://www.patreon.com/SecretsAndSpies

    One-off payments
    If you don’t wish to subscribe you can leave a one-off tip at
PayPal 
www.paypal.me/drycleanercast

    Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!
    Check out the trailer here:
youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

    And you can buy the film here:
    
www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

    Connect with us here:
    TWITTER

    https://twitter.com/SecretsAndSpies

    FACEBOOK
    
https://www.facebook.com/secretsandspies

    • 1 hr
    Listener Update -- Podcast Reboot in progress & Summer break

    Listener Update -- Podcast Reboot in progress & Summer break

    The Dry Cleanercast will be rebooted as "Secrets & Spies" in the Autumn.

    A new show called "Espresso Martini" will join our regular interview show and "Need to Know".

    Watch this space

    Please support this podcast

    Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a monthwww.patreon.com/DryCleanerCast

    If you don’t wish to subscribe you can leave a one-off tip at
    PayPal www.paypal.me/drycleanercast

    Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!
    Check out the trailer here:youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

    And you can buy the film here:www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

    Connect with us here:

    TWITTER
    twitter.com/DryCleanerCast

    FACEBOOK
    www.facebook.com/drycleanercast/

    • 5 min
    Frank Snepp CIA In Vietnam

    Frank Snepp CIA In Vietnam

    CIA in Vietnam with Frank Snepp

    On today’s podcast we are joined by Frank Snepp.

    Frank served with the CIA during the Vietnam war. He was the chief analyst of North Vietnamese strategy. He was there at the fall of Saigon and today we discuss his experiences during the Vietnam war and the intelligence failures that contributed to the US and South Vietnamese loss of the war.

    Frank published the book “Decent Interval” as an after-action report about the intelligence failures he witnessed in Vietnam. He hoped the book would galvanise the CIA into mounting rescue efforts for the hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese allies left behind.

    Sadly nothing happened and Frank was instead sued by the US government for publishing his book.

    After the CIA Frank went on to become an investigative journalist and he won a Peabody Award for his work.

    You can find out more about Frank and his books “Decent Interval” and “Irreparable Harm” from Frank’s website: https://franksnepp.com/

    Frank’s journalism and other writings can be viewed on his blog: http://franksneppexclusives.com/


    This is our longest interviews and possibly one of the most fascinating.

    So pour yourself your favourite drink, sit back and join me on a trip back in time to 1960s Vietnam.

    Music On this episode:

    Music is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)

    You can check out his work here: www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0…BdNQbuCvt9KWU

    Please support this podcast

    Become a Patreon Subscriber

    Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a month
www.patreon.com/DryCleanerCast

    One off payments

    If you don’t wish to subscribe you can leave a one off tip at
    PayPal 
www.paypal.me/drycleanercast


    Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!

    Check out the trailer here:
youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4


    And you can buy the film here:
www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

    Connect with us here:

    TWITTER
twitter.com/DryCleanerCast


    FACEBOOK
www.facebook.com/drycleanercast/

    • 2 hr 38 min
    Listener Survey Update

    Listener Survey Update

    Hi everyone
    Thank you for taking part in the listener survey.

    The podcast will become bi-monthly from September with new episodes coming out on 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.

    Patreon subscribers will get early access and transcripts for new episodes.

    There will be more:

    -Historical Spy Stories
    -Counter-Espionage
    -Terrorism
    -Submarine espionage
    -Russia & China episodes

    As I mention in the podcast music is provided by Andrew R. Bird (Andy Bird)
    You can check out his music here: https://www.monsteromnibus.com/?fbclid=IwAR0Y8519TQ3VTjUl_fRKa1hYkFCFfOPAuN4ZEQ08d2fF89BdNQbuCvt9KWU

    And on Spotify here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1i7QOKMwaUAU9X9rzyBj4l

    Our next episode is out Friday 10th of July

    There may be a "Need to Know" in the next few days.

    Thank you for listening and your support over the four years the podcast has been going

    Thanks

    Chris

    Please support this podcast

    Get early access to episodes by becoming a Patreon subscriber. Early access from $5 a monthwww.patreon.com/DryCleanerCast

    If you don’t wish to subscribe you can leave a one-off tip at
    PayPal www.paypal.me/drycleanercast

    Our film “The Dry Cleaner” has been released!
    Check out the trailer here:youtu.be/j_KFTJenrz4

    And you can buy the film here:www.drycleanercast.co.uk/watchthefilm

    Connect with us here:

    TWITTER
    twitter.com/DryCleanerCast

    FACEBOOK
    www.facebook.com/drycleanercast/

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

LP8727 ,

Interesting interviews

Chris has really done a nice job expanding is interview list and really gets in-depth with his guests. It is very professionally produced and has a nice clean sound. Keep up the good work.

Bonorahector ,

Love it.

Really enjoy the show, great guests, and interesting topics.

Fenderman1984 ,

Love it

Excellent interviews, and fascinating guests.

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