Episode 98

British & US Spies with Michael Smith

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This week’s pod features historian and intelligence expert Michael Smith who has written about British and American spy agencies and how they’ve worked well, and not so well, since the Second World War.

We talk the Russian spy Oleg Penkovsky, the Cambridge Spies, the impact of intelligence on the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Falklands and the Iranian Coup of 1953.

Michael Smith Links

The Real Special Relationship: The True Story of How the British and US Secret Services Work Together

The Special Relationship – Aspects of History

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