Transcripts (5)

Ep 5: The Department of Disinformation

Whirlwind

  • 39 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 49:37

The KGB specialized in fake news, and its Department of Disinformation successfully spread lies around the world. But starting in the 1980s, America began to fight back. Host Tim Weiner is joined by two members of that fight, Dr. Kathleen Bailey and Dr. John Lenczowski. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 4: The Italian Job

Whirlwind

  • 24 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 33:33

In 1948, Italy has an important national vote and so begins one of the CIA's finest traditions: foreign election interference. Host Tim Weiner is joined by Professor Victoria de Grazia and journalists Maurizio Molinari and Paolo Mastrolilli. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 3: Poland is Not Yet Lost

Whirlwind

  • 30 views
  • 2 months ago
  • 56:32

The story of the CIA’s secret support for the Solidarity movement in Poland. Host Tim Weiner is joined by Polish political activist Jacek Bendykowski, former Director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and author Seth Jones.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 2: Wilderness of Mirrors

Whirlwind

  • 29 views
  • 2 months ago
  • 56:25

The story of James Jesus Angleton, an obsessive reader of poetry who became the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence, and grew obsessed with the threat of Soviet moles infiltrating American institutions. Host Tim Weiner is joined by former CIA officers John Sipher and Rolf Mowatt-Larssen and former KGB officer-turned-journalist Alexander Vassiliev. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

Ep 1: Agents of Influence

Whirlwind

  • 34 views
  • 2 months ago
  • 53:27

In the series premiere of Whirlwind, host Tim Weiner tells the story of Samuel Dickstein, an American Congressman who turned out to be working for the enemy as an “agent of influence.” Joined by guests Alexander Vassiliev, a former KGB officer turned journalist; Leon Panetta, former CIA director; Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, former CIA intelligence officer; and journalist Catherine Belton, Tim explores the possibility that there’s an “agent of influence” in the White House today. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices