FINALIST, ASSN FOR INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTING AWARDS 2020. The day John Daniell turned 10, his mum told him she had been a spy.
Now, he and Guyon Espiner are investigating a family story that could reveal New Zealand's biggest Cold War secret.
06: New Revelations
Guyon and John break radio silence with new revelations about SIS operations, the reactions from Iran and India and news about surveillance of one of New Zealand's most renowned writers. And Guyon re-thinks his conclusions.
Bonus: More Raids Confirmed
More raids. More embassies. More breaking of international law. Ongoing investigations have uncovered other break-ins by New Zealand's SIS to bug and steal from embassies in Wellington, teaming up with the CIA as well as MI6
05: The Raid
In the final episode, we close in on the details around the joint MI6/SIS operation targeting the Czechoslovakian Embassy. Finally, someone who was on the raid breaks their silence. But there’s a twist…
04: The Club
The Five Eyes is an intelligence alliance with roots that go all the way back to World War II. It’s a tight club – but just what does membership demand of us?
03: A Full Court Press from the KGB
In the mid-1980s, New Zealand's anti-nuclear policy is attracting international attention. With the ANZUS alliance in crisis, the KGB see an opportunity.
02: The Wilderness of Mirrors
New Zealand has Cold War spy stories we know about - and some we don't. Even now, it's hard to get people to talk. The big question is: who do you trust?
I love true crime and espionage so this gripped me from the beginning.
They tell the story so well, featuring interviews with people on the inside, and who knew NZ played such a big part in the Cold War!
This was awesome!
I loved this podcast! Who would have thought that New Zealand would have had Cold War intrigue? Would be a great Inspo for a tv show.