21 episodes

Each season, Secrets We Keep investigates a different Australian secret.  

Shame Lies & Family: A mystery photo of Amelia Oberhardt’s mum exposes the practice of shotgun marriages, forced adoption, and quiet abortions carried out in Australia until the 1980s  

Nest of Traitors: Joey Watson is pulled into the world of espionage, attempting to track down an Australian spy who turned to work for the enemy during the Cold War 

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

Each season, Secrets We Keep investigates a different Australian secret.  

Shame Lies & Family: A mystery photo of Amelia Oberhardt’s mum exposes the practice of shotgun marriages, forced adoption, and quiet abortions carried out in Australia until the 1980s  

Nest of Traitors: Joey Watson is pulled into the world of espionage, attempting to track down an Australian spy who turned to work for the enemy during the Cold War 

    Nest of Traitors - Episode 1 - Operation Liver

    Nest of Traitors - Episode 1 - Operation Liver

    Three years ago, journalist Joey Watson learnt about the ultimate spy story. During the Cold War, the Australian spy agency ASIO was infiltrated by the enemy - one of their spies turned and began working for the KGB, the Soviet Union’s feared spy agency. They became a mole. 

    For decades, the mole's identity remained a mystery and the damage they caused unknown. To uncover the truth, Joey sets out to find them.  

    Joey starts by meeting the main suspect who was arrested in the early 1990s and uncovers a much bigger story about secrets and power.


    Nest of Traitors: Declassified is a behind-the-scenes peak at what goes into making the podcast series with Joey Watson and Clair Weaver. 

    If you have any feedback or information about this story you can email  secretswekeep@sca.com.au or you could send Joey a letter GPO Box 22, Sydney NSW 2000.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 28 min
    Nest of Traitors - Episode 2 - Fabric of nightmares

    Nest of Traitors - Episode 2 - Fabric of nightmares

    Who were the KGB? What was ASIO up against? To help his mole hunt, a former spy takes Joey inside ASIO during the Cold War. 

    He points Joey to a KGB spy called Gerontiy Lazovik who may have recruited a mole in Australia. As Joey dives deeper into this story, he begins to suspect there was more than one mole.


    If you have any feedback or information about this story you can email  secretswekeep@sca.com.au or you could send Joey a letter GPO Box 22, Sydney NSW 2000.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 29 min
    Nest of Traitors - Episode 3 - Welcome to Woomera

    Nest of Traitors - Episode 3 - Welcome to Woomera

    Joey drives into the middle of the desert to find out why Australia became a target for the KGB. He learns that Australia was a bigger player in the Cold War than he’d ever imagined, and how the mole could’ve had access to secrets from its powerful Western allies.


    If you have any feedback or information about this story you can email  secretswekeep@sca.com.au or you could send Joey a letter GPO Box 22, Sydney NSW 2000.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Nest of Traitors - Episode 4 - Cold War Warriors

    Nest of Traitors - Episode 4 - Cold War Warriors

    Joey meets a man who investigated ASIO in the 1970s, to find out what made the spy agency vulnerable to being infiltrated by the KGB. ASIO was directed to search for traitors, but the internal investigations were inconclusive.


    If you have any feedback or information about this story you can email  secretswekeep@sca.com.au or you could send Joey a letter GPO Box 22, Sydney NSW 2000.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    Nest of Traitors - Episode 5 - Looking for moles

    Nest of Traitors - Episode 5 - Looking for moles

    A rendezvous leads Joey to an apartment where a source tells him that more information about the suspected moles might lie in a top secret government report. When he realises only the Prime Minister’s office can authorise the report to be released, Joey takes his questions all the way to the top.


    If you have any feedback or information about this story you can email  secretswekeep@sca.com.au or you could send Joey a letter GPO Box 22, Sydney NSW 2000.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 33 min
    Nest of Traitors - Episode 6 - The suspects

    Nest of Traitors - Episode 6 - The suspects

    A KGB defector directs Joey towards a former British politician. Joey investigates and finds the names of four potential moles who operated inside ASIO during the Cold War. He begins searching for the four suspects. 


    If you have any feedback or information about this story you can email  secretswekeep@sca.com.au or you could send Joey a letter GPO Box 22, Sydney NSW 2000.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Angry-Albino ,

Fantastic research!

Discovered this on Do Go On and love the full series!

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