23 episodes

2022 Webby Award Honoree, Podcast Documentary Limited Series and Specials.

The Agent is the remarkable true story of Jack Barsky, the longest-surviving known member of the KGB illegals program operated during the height of the Cold War. Barsky hid in plain sight in America for 10 years, all the while leading dual lives on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. On one fateful day, he was confronted with an impossible choice.

The Agent is a production of Imperative Entertainment in association with Windjoy and is created, written, produced and edited by Jason Hoch. Narration by Alden Ehrenreich. Executive Producers are Jason Hoch, Jack Barsky and Alden Ehrenreich. Original score by Jasha Klebe. Sound engineering and additional editing by Shaine Freeman. 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 965 Ratings

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2022 Webby Award Honoree, Podcast Documentary Limited Series and Specials.

The Agent is the remarkable true story of Jack Barsky, the longest-surviving known member of the KGB illegals program operated during the height of the Cold War. Barsky hid in plain sight in America for 10 years, all the while leading dual lives on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. On one fateful day, he was confronted with an impossible choice.

The Agent is a production of Imperative Entertainment in association with Windjoy and is created, written, produced and edited by Jason Hoch. Narration by Alden Ehrenreich. Executive Producers are Jason Hoch, Jack Barsky and Alden Ehrenreich. Original score by Jasha Klebe. Sound engineering and additional editing by Shaine Freeman. 

Listen on Apple Podcasts
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    Code Red | Chapter 1

    Code Red | Chapter 1

    On his way to the subway one morning, Jack Barsky receives a signal from the Center.
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    • 45 min
    The Mission | Chapter 2

    The Mission | Chapter 2

    Albrecht must decide on his future path.
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    • 39 min
    The Dance | Chapter 3

    The Dance | Chapter 3

    Just as Albrecht finds love, Moscow comes calling.
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    • 39 min
    Belly of the Beast | Chapter 4

    Belly of the Beast | Chapter 4

    Albrecht learns the craft of an agent while with the KGB in Moscow. But where is this all going?
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    • 44 min
    My Name is... | Chapter 5

    My Name is... | Chapter 5

    Albrecht heads West on his first and very dangerous mission.
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    • 42 min
    Bright Lights | Chapter 6

    Bright Lights | Chapter 6

    Jack Barsky arrives in New York City, hiding in plain sight amongst the millions.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
965 Ratings

965 Ratings

O Woods ,

Great great story

Every since I seen his Vlad interview , I've been a fan !!!

kjhwill72 ,

Suspenseful

Excellent show. I listened with my husband and we both enjoyed it.

ekyles ,

Russian "experts"

They has a Fauci-style "expert" on Russia who literally confused and the names of the premieres and obviously was lying / making stuff up. I am not even a history major and knew the order of succession.

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