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Spybrary -a podcast for fans of spy books, spy tv and spy movies since 2017.

Spybrary Shane Whaley

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Spybrary -a podcast for fans of spy books, spy tv and spy movies since 2017.

    Spy TV Show Review - Intelligence starring David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed

    Spy TV Show Review - Intelligence starring David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed

    In this episode of Spy Rewind Matthew and Jeff take a look at the currently airing spy comedy starring David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed - Intelligence.

    They discuss whether GCHQ is held in less esteem than MI5 or MI6, why spying is the perfect setting for a workplace comedy, and how Intelligence has more laughs than Ted Lasso. Plus, why Nick Mohammed was more interested in the GCHQ cafeteria than the eavesdropping and when the computer asks you to delete those files, think twice!

    • 55 min
    Spycraft with ex CIA 'gadget guy' and author Robert Wallace

    Spycraft with ex CIA 'gadget guy' and author Robert Wallace

    Jeff Quest speaks to the former director of CIA’s Technical Service Robert Wallace about his time in the CIA and the various non-fiction books he has co-authored since leaving the agency.

    They discuss how the CIA is similar to all other bureaucracies, why spy tech is so important for successful spy operations and how hard it can sometimes be to get past the CIA Publications Review Board.

    Plus, we talk about the spy that pulled the “Reverse Beatles” maneuver and some Chicago spies!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Spy Rewind - Get Smart and the golden age of Spy TV! (163)

    Spy Rewind - Get Smart and the golden age of Spy TV! (163)

    Spy Rewind is back! Matthew Bradford and Jeff Quest go deep on an episode of Spy TV show Get Smart!

    Shownotes at www.spybrary.com/163

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    • 1 hr 17 min
    Transcription by Kate Atkinson

    Transcription by Kate Atkinson

    Author CP Bennison gives us her thoughts on the spy novel Transcription by Kate Atkinson on the Spybrary Spy Book Podcast. Brush Pass Review.

    Transcription is a spy novel by British novelist Kate Atkinson, published in September 2018. The novel focuses on the activities of British orphan Juliet Armstrong throughout World War II and afterwards, and how she begins a career as a low-level transcriptionist for MI5, before rising through the ranks.

    • 8 min
    The return of Dead Drop 5 with author Andy Onyx

    The return of Dead Drop 5 with author Andy Onyx

    Author Andy Onyx shares the 5 spy books, movies and tv shows he would want to be stashed in his dead drop. (our riff on desert island discs with a spy twist!)

    Check out our Facebook group for more spy discussions and chat!

    • 58 min
    The Man Who Was Thursday - Spy Book review (160)

    The Man Who Was Thursday - Spy Book review (160)

    Author Andy Onyx gives us the lowdown on G K Chesterton's The Man Who Was Thursday on the Spybrary Spy Book Podcast.

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Bk9net ,

Loving the 007 Novel Reviews!!!

Especially love that they are “in period” — brilliant !!!

mfreel ,

I Always Learn Something New

I’m a late arrival to the Spybrary fan club but I have enjoyed catching up and I always learn something new and valuable. I was already a big fan of LeCarre and Greene, but I have learned about new authors like Mick Herron and Paul Vidich. And I have even re-watched some episodes of The Prisoner! This is a great podcast and Shane is a great host. I highly recommend it.

Dubliner27 ,

Bond Books Are Back!

Awesome! Hopefully the series delay was not due to bad news for the hosts. Great job team on the episode! In the spirit of the show... I suspect this book series could turn to film, but the producers probably will turn Bond into a womanizing superhero! But the books, Fleming is doing some great character development for Bond, especially in the final chapters... In love with Vesper who was actually a villain...frolicking on the beach with Solitaire...what happened to her? Then, and then in Moonraker, Bond doesn’t get the girl! What, he’s human? What a twist from Fleming! I hope he writes another book :-)

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