14 episodes

Imagine you were a fly on the wall at a dinner between the mafia, the CIA, and the KGB. That’s where this unprecedented story begins. A journey through the dark world of Russian intelligence where, for the first time, a professed “sex spy” tells her story. All of it. 

Host Neil Strauss (Rolling Stone, The New York Times) brings listeners into the dangerous world of sexpionage, where enemies of the State are not the only victims. So too are the spies themselves, brainwashed to believe that their bodies belong to Russia and meticulously trained to become “the perfect weapons.” Who is Aliia Roza? From the creators of the hit podcast series To Live and Die in LA, this is To Die For.

To Die For Tenderfoot TV

    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 520 Ratings

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Imagine you were a fly on the wall at a dinner between the mafia, the CIA, and the KGB. That’s where this unprecedented story begins. A journey through the dark world of Russian intelligence where, for the first time, a professed “sex spy” tells her story. All of it. 

Host Neil Strauss (Rolling Stone, The New York Times) brings listeners into the dangerous world of sexpionage, where enemies of the State are not the only victims. So too are the spies themselves, brainwashed to believe that their bodies belong to Russia and meticulously trained to become “the perfect weapons.” Who is Aliia Roza? From the creators of the hit podcast series To Live and Die in LA, this is To Die For.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    1) The Perfect Weapon

    1) The Perfect Weapon

    A source from a mafia-connected family introduces a true crime podcaster to a KGB-trained sex spy. What could possibly go wrong?

     

    Show Credits:


    Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
    Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
    Guest: Aliia Roza
    Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
    Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
    Additional Editing: Miles Clark and Christian Brown
    Supervising Producer: Tracy Kaplan
    Consultants: Nooshin Valizadeh, Chelsey Goodan and Jaime Albright 
    Cover Art Design: Byron McCoy
    Original Music: Makeup and Vanity Set, with additional music by Ben Fleisch
    Mixed and Mastered: Dayton Cole
    Theme song: Killer Shangri-lah by Pshycotic Beats featuring Pati Amor
    Special thanks to: Oren Rosenbaum and the team at UTA, Beck Media and Marketing, Oren Segal, Rebecca Jensen, Rose Baruc, The Nord Group, Meredith Stedman, and Alex Vespestad 

     

    For free, confidential, 24/7 support for survivors of sexual assault, as well as information and resources, visit rainn.org, or call 1-800-656-4673.

    For more podcasts like To Die For, search Tenderfoot TV on your favorite podcast app, or visit us at tenderfoot.tv.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    2) License to Kill

    2) License to Kill

    "We studied all kind of poisons. Where to place them, how long will this poison affect the body, and when the poison will disappear so when there's an autopsy they won't find anything." 

     

    Show Credits:


    Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
    Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
    Guest: Aliia Roza
    Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
    Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
    Additional Editing: Miles Clark and Christian Brown
    Supervising Producer: Tracy Kaplan
    Consultants: Nooshin Valizadeh, Chelsey Goodan and Jaime Albright 
    Cover Art Design: Byron McCoy
    Original Music: Makeup and Vanity Set, with additional music by Ben Fleisch
    Mixed and Mastered: Dayton Cole
    Theme song: Killer Shangri-lah by Pshycotic Beats featuring Pati Amor
    Special thanks to: Oren Rosenbaum and the team at UTA, Beck Media and Marketing, Oren Segal, Rebecca Jensen, Rose Baruc, The Nord Group, Meredith Stedman, and Alex Vespestad  

     

    For free, confidential, 24/7 support for survivors of sexual assault, as well as information and resources, visit rainn.org, or call 1-800-656-4673.

    For more podcasts like To Die For, search Tenderfoot TV on your favorite podcast app, or visit us at tenderfoot.tv.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 38 min
    3) Your Body Belongs to the State

    3) Your Body Belongs to the State

    "If you had a checklist of how to brainwash people, that checklist would include: Number one, isolate them from contrary influences. Number two, put them under a lot of stress. Number three, deprive them of sleep. Number four, involve them in a group that hammers home the same messages repeatedly."

     

    Show Credits:


    Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
    Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
    Guest: Aliia Roza
    Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
    Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
    Additional Editing: Miles Clark and Christian Brown
    Supervising Producer: Tracy Kaplan
    Consultants: Nooshin Valizadeh, Chelsey Goodan and Jaime Albright 
    Cover Art Design: Byron McCoy
    Original Music: Makeup and Vanity Set, with additional music by Ben Fleisch
    Mixed and Mastered: Dayton Cole
    Theme song: Killer Shangri-lah by Pshycotic Beats featuring Pati Amor
    Special thanks to: Oren Rosenbaum and the team at UTA, Beck Media and Marketing, Oren Segal, Rebecca Jensen, Rose Baruc, The Nord Group, Meredith Stedman, and Alex Vespestad  

     

    For free, confidential, 24/7 support for survivors of sexual assault, as well as information and resources, visit rainn.org, or call 1-800-656-4673.

    For more podcasts like To Die For, search Tenderfoot TV on your favorite podcast app, or visit us at tenderfoot.tv.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    4) Lessons From a Sex Spy

    4) Lessons From a Sex Spy

    "Once you get your target to trust you, you can you can do what you want to them: kill, get information, betray, recruit, wherever." 

     

    Show Credits:


    Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
    Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
    Guest: Aliia Roza
    Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
    Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
    Additional Editing: Miles Clark and Christian Brown
    Supervising Producer: Tracy Kaplan
    Consultants: Nooshin Valizadeh, Chelsey Goodan and Jaime Albright 
    Cover Art Design: Byron McCoy
    Original Music: Makeup and Vanity Set, with additional music by Ben Fleisch
    Mixed and Mastered: Dayton Cole
    Theme song: Killer Shangri-lah by Pshycotic Beats featuring Pati Amor
    Special thanks to: Oren Rosenbaum and the team at UTA, Beck Media and Marketing, Oren Segal, Rebecca Jensen, Rose Baruc, The Nord Group, Meredith Stedman, and Alex Vespestad  

     

    For free, confidential, 24/7 support for survivors of sexual assault, as well as information and resources, visit rainn.org, or call 1-800-656-4673.

    For more podcasts like To Die For, search Tenderfoot TV on your favorite podcast app, or visit us at tenderfoot.tv.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min
    5) Pandora's Box

    5) Pandora's Box

    "When I entered the house, two people immediately jumped on me. One kicked me in the stomach and I collapsed. Another one jumped on me put his hand on my mouth, silencing me. Another woman came and injected me and then I lost consciousness."

     

    Show Credits:


    Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
    Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
    Guest: Aliia Roza
    Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
    Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
    Additional Editing: Miles Clark and Christian Brown
    Supervising Producer: Tracy Kaplan
    Consultants: Nooshin Valizadeh, Chelsey Goodan and Jaime Albright 
    Cover Art Design: Byron McCoy
    Original Music: Makeup and Vanity Set, with additional music by Ben Fleisch
    Mixed and Mastered: Dayton Cole
    Theme song: Killer Shangri-lah by Pshycotic Beats featuring Pati Amor
    Special thanks to: Oren Rosenbaum and the team at UTA, Beck Media and Marketing, Oren Segal, Rebecca Jensen, Rose Baruc, The Nord Group, Meredith Stedman, and Alex Vespestad  

     

    For free, confidential, 24/7 support for survivors of sexual assault, as well as information and resources, visit rainn.org, or call 1-800-656-4673.

    For more podcasts like To Die For, search Tenderfoot TV on your favorite podcast app, or visit us at tenderfoot.tv.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    6) Dancing with the Devil

    6) Dancing with the Devil

    "Every single mission, I would ask myself, 'Why would you do that?' And I'd tell myself, 'I'm saving lives. I'm saving the world. That's why I sacrifice my body for this mission."

     

    Show Credits:


    Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
    Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
    Guest: Aliia Roza
    Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
    Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
    Additional Editing: Miles Clark and Christian Brown
    Supervising Producer: Tracy Kaplan
    Consultants: Nooshin Valizadeh, Chelsey Goodan and Jaime Albright 
    Cover Art Design: Byron McCoy
    Original Music: Makeup and Vanity Set, with additional music by Ben Fleisch
    Mixed and Mastered: Dayton Cole
    Theme song: Killer Shangri-lah by Pshycotic Beats featuring Pati Amor
    Special thanks to: Oren Rosenbaum and the team at UTA, Beck Media and Marketing, Oren Segal, Rebecca Jensen, Rose Baruc, The Nord Group, Meredith Stedman, and Alex Vespestad  

     

    For free, confidential, 24/7 support for survivors of sexual assault, as well as information and resources, visit rainn.org, or call 1-800-656-4673.

    For more podcasts like To Die For, search Tenderfoot TV on your favorite podcast app, or visit us at tenderfoot.tv.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
520 Ratings

520 Ratings

Luna031221 ,

Great podcast!

Neil is an incredible host/investigator who’s empathy, determination and professionalism shows in his work.

Nik@Knite ,

Comes off as a fiction podcast

Disappointed compared to Neil’s other work, which is usually great.

Laurence Duff ,

Incredible Story

I could listen to this forever. I didn’t want it to end. I can’t wait till episode 11. What an incredible story of overcoming such a difficult situation. Aliyah is such a strong human and so smart. I can really feel the pain and honesty in her voice. I love that you really did create a safe space for her to tell her story. Thank you for creating this podcast. It’s my top rated of all time.

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