37 episodes

SpyTalk lives at the intersection of intelligence operations, foreign policy, homeland security and military strategy. Co-hosted by veteran national security journalist Jeff Stein and former star CNN homeland security correspondent Jeanne Meserve, the podcast will feature exclusives by SpyTalk’s roster of longtime reporters, news and profiles of US and foreign spymasters and interviews with policymakers and expert authors. There’s nothing quite like it—a place for experts and lay persons alike, who enjoy national security scoops and insights by SpyTalk's subject matter experts. 
For more SpyTalk go to: https://www.spytalk.co/

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    • 4.7 • 39 Ratings

SpyTalk lives at the intersection of intelligence operations, foreign policy, homeland security and military strategy. Co-hosted by veteran national security journalist Jeff Stein and former star CNN homeland security correspondent Jeanne Meserve, the podcast will feature exclusives by SpyTalk’s roster of longtime reporters, news and profiles of US and foreign spymasters and interviews with policymakers and expert authors. There’s nothing quite like it—a place for experts and lay persons alike, who enjoy national security scoops and insights by SpyTalk's subject matter experts. 
For more SpyTalk go to: https://www.spytalk.co/

    Hiding In Plain Sight

    Hiding In Plain Sight

    The CIA’s former chief of disguises tells Jeff Stein about some of her greatest capers, and Jeanne Meserve talks with author Garrett Graff about a top secret search for an Al Qaeda nuclear bomb. 
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    • 48 min
    SLINKING AROUND

    SLINKING AROUND

    Former senior CIA officer Duyane Norman talks with Jeanne Meserve about deep cover ops in the digital age, and extremism expert Jason Blazakis discusses Qanon as a national security threat with Jeff Stein.
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    https://twitter.com/durayno

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    • 55 min
    Assassins and Infiltrators

    Assassins and Infiltrators

    JFK assassination expert Jefferson Morley discusses Joe Biden’s continued suppression of Kennedy assassination documents with Jeff Stein, and Jeanne Meserve talks with former FBI agent and homeland security official Erroll Southers about extremist inroads in police forces.

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    • 41 min
    Spymasters and Crypto Cash

    Spymasters and Crypto Cash

    This week: Jeff talks with Chris Whipple, author of The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future; plus Jeanne speaks with Juan Zarate, former Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing, about the bad guys’ use of cryptocurrencies.

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    Chris Whipple
    https://twitter.com/ccwhip

    Juan Zarate
    https://twitter.com/JCZarate1
     
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    • 49 min
    Conspiracies of Dunces

    Conspiracies of Dunces

    Jeff Stein explores crazy coup plots and spy defectors in Venezuela with Latin America expert David Smilde, and Jeanne Meserve talks with ABC News investigative reporter James Meek about his disturbing new documentary about the deaths of Green Beret operatives in Niger.

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    • 46 min
    Spy World Frenemies

    Spy World Frenemies

    Mossad’s got a killer new boss and the US is buying China-made drones. Jeff Stein and Jeanne Meserve drill down on both.
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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

Tomes JT ,

Great practitioner views and hard cutting questions!

Really appreciate the team’s interviews and coverage. Jeff’s previous case officer experience allows for great discussions as well as the co-hosts ability to ask hard questions from their guests. Topics are top notch and relevant to Natsec viewers.

The mak69 ,

Insight

This is a wonderful insight into subjects I’ve always been intrigued by with facts and opinions from more informed knowledgeable people than I.

Doomlord69 ,

Amazing content, terrible audio

The content of this show is absolutely phenomenal, and it pains me to leave a three star review. But the audio quality on the show makes some of the episodes unbearable. The decibel level of the subjects being interviewed is so low it requires the volume to be turned all the way up, and then the intro music or narrators voice comes blasting in nearly exploding your eardrums. Additionally, two consecutive episodes will have completely different audio levels, so going from one to the next nearly blows out your speakers. Please, for the love of God, hire an audio engineer who knows how to use a compressor, EQ, and limiter. Low audio quality, at a time when mixing/mastering software is so readily available, is simply unacceptable.

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