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Hayley Atwell, Vanessa Kirby and Sophia Di Martino narrate an eclectic mix of stories past and present, told by the real spies behind some of the world’s greatest operations. What secrets did they know? What were their skills? And what would YOU do if you were in their position? From SPYSCAPE, the Home of Secrets.
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True Stories, Told By True Spies
True Spies Teaser
Week by week, mission by mission, you’ll hear the true stories behind the world’s greatest espionage operations. You’ll meet the people who navigate this secret world. What do they know, what are their skills and what would you do in their position? This is True Spies.
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EXODUS, PART 2: PASSPORTS & PRISON CELLS
In the late 1970s, the Mossad launched one of history's most audacious missions: Operation Brothers. Their goal? To rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jews facing violence and bring them safely to Israel. In this deep, three-part retelling of the first True Spies story, Sophia Di Martino meets Mossad operatives Daniel Limor, Rubi Viterbo, and Gad Shimron, who worked undercover to lead the covert evacuations. We also hear from Takele Mekonen, one of the thousands of Jews saved during the operation. In Part Two, Dani Limor and Ferede Aklum press on, despite growing uneasiness back in Israel. But a stroke of misfortune puts the men behind bars - and the mission at fatal risk.
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EXODUS, PART 1: THE TELEGRAM
In the late 1970s, the Mossad launched one of history's most audacious missions: Operation Brothers. Their goal? To rescue thousands of Ethiopian Jews facing violence and bring them safely to Israel. In this deep, three-part retelling of the very first True Spies story, Sophia Di Martino meets Mossad operatives Daniel Limor, Rubi Viterbo, and Gad Shimron who worked undercover to lead the covert evacuations. We also hear from Takele Mekonen, one of the thousands of Jews saved during the operation. In Part One, Dani Limor recounts the frantic early days of the mission and his partnership with Ferede Aklum, the heroic Ethiopian that helped to make it possible.
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BALKAN BETRAYALS PART 2: ESCAPE FROM SARAJEVO
In the early 1990s, the collapse of Yugoslavia sparked a brutal series of conflicts in Eastern Europe. At first, the US pursued a policy of non-intervention - officially. Unofficially? That's where H.K. Roy comes in. Sophia Di Martino joins H.K. as he keeps tabs on the war zone for the CIA. In Part 2, things heat up for H.K. on the war-torn streets of Sarajevo, where trust is in short supply.
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BALKAN BETRAYALS PART 1: THE CORRESPONDENT
In the early 1990s, the collapse of Yugoslavia sparked a brutal series of conflicts in Eastern Europe. At first, the US pursued a policy of non-intervention - officially. Unofficially? That's where H.K Roy comes in. Sophia Di Martino joins H.K. as he monitors the war zone for the CIA. In Part 1, H.K. makes the leap from plying his tradecraft in a quiet corner of the continent to becoming a spy-cum-war-reporter, brushing against danger at every turn. But the worst is yet to come.
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TRADECRAFT SECRETS: PART 6
The tools in a spy's arsenal are more varied than you might think. But they all come under one name: Tradecraft. In our sixth round of insights from the world of espionage, Sophia Di Martino learns how to spy in a war zone, meets undercover journalists in Putin's Russia and investigates a CIA mole in our annual digest of the series so far. Could you master the craft?
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TRADECRAFT SECRETS: PART 5
The tools in a spy's arsenal are more varied than you might think. But they all come under one name: Tradecraft. In our fifth round of insights from the world of espionage, Sophia Di Martino encounters a dictator on the run, an undercover Hells Angel, a mole in the NSA and more in our annual digest of the series so far. Could you master the craft?
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THE PYRAMID SCHEME PART 2: HOW TO STEAL A MiG
In the skies over Cairo, an unlit military transport plane makes a wary descent in to the city's international airport. Under cover of darkness, it's loaded with a precious consignment - an artifact that the US has gone to great lengths to procure. Not a cursed relic, or a crystal skull - but a cutting-edge Russian fighter jet. In Part 2, CIA Officer Jim Fees' daughter, Paula, and aviation expert Steve Davies guide Sophia di Martino through the final stages of a daring desert heist - and explain the true significance of this exceptional Cold War coup.
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THE PYRAMID SCHEME PART 1: HOW TO STEAL A MiG
In the skies over Cairo, an unlit military transport plane makes a wary descent into the city's international airport. Under cover of darkness, it's loaded with a precious consignment - an artifact that the US has gone to great lengths to procure. Not a cursed relic, or a crystal skull - but a cutting-edge Russian fighter jet. In Part 1, Sophia Di Martino flies cargo-class with the CIA's Jim Fees - the officer who stole a MiG-23 from under the nose of the Soviet Union in the late 1970s. To tell his story, we've enlisted Jim's daughter, alongside historian and aviation expert Steve Davies.
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ALDRICH AMES PART 2: THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE AGENT, OPERATION NIGHTMOVER
The CIA is only as strong as the weakest link. And in the waning years of the Cold War, weak links were in ready supply. A number of trusted Agency officers were caught selling secrets to the Russian regime. And the most notorious traitor? Aldrich Hazen Ames. In Part 2, Sophia Di Martino joins FBI Special Agent Leslie G Wiser Jr. on the toughest assignment of his career so far. But to take down Aldrich Ames, he'll need to bend the rules...
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ALDRICH AMES PART 1: THE ULTIMATE DOUBLE AGENT - SELLING SECRETS
The CIA is only as strong as the weakest link. And in the waning years of the Cold War, weak links were in ready supply. A number of trusted Agency officers were caught selling secrets to the Russian regime. And the most notorious traitor? Aldrich Hazen Ames. In the first episode of a two-part True Spies story, Sophia Di Martino joins journalist and spy chronicler Bryan Denson to uncover the inglorious origins of Ames' betrayal - and the beginnings of his downfall.
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THE BIN LADEN FILES PART 3: A LION IN THE WINTER
As a new era of True Spies begins, Sophia di Martino joins the experts to reveal Osama bin Laden’s origins, methods and motivation. CIA operatives Gina Bennett and Tracy Walder join CNN’s Peter Bergen, the man who first interviewed Osama, to share the unvarnished truth about bin Laden’s rise to power. In Part 3, the hunt for the world's most infamous terrorist begins in earnest - and a humble courier has an important part to play.
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THE BIN LADEN FILES PART 2: TAKE THE SHOT
As a new era of True Spies begins, Sophia di Martino joins the experts to reveal Osama bin Laden’s origins, methods and motivation. CIA operatives Gina Bennett and Tracy Walder join CNN’s Peter Bergen, the man who first interviewed Osama, to share the unvarnished truth about bin Laden’s rise to power. In Part 2, the world begins to pay attention to bin Laden - and the CIA makes its first moves against the al-Qaeda kingpin.
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THE BIN LADEN FILES PART 1: THE MAKING OF BIN LADEN
As a new era of True Spies begins, Sophia di Martino joins the experts to reveal Osama bin Laden’s origins, methods and motivation. CIA operatives Gina Bennett and Tracy Walder join CNN’s Peter Bergen, the man who first interviewed Osama, to share the unvarnished truth about bin Laden’s rise to power. In Part 1 of this three-part epic, we follow Bergen to the mountainous Afghan-Pakistan border region for the recording of the first televised interview with the al-Qaeda leader.
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THE LEGAL ATTACHE PART 2: LOBSTERS IN A BOX
The men and women of the FBI are entrusted with defending Americans from their enemies at home and abroad. As an FBI Legat, Kathy Stearman performed that service in a variety of foreign locales. But even as she faced off against terrorists, she was fighting another insidious threat - one that affects women in every field. Vanessa Kirby joins Kathy for a no-holds-barred look at the realities of misogyny and sexism at the heart of the Bureau and how those realities affected her in some of the world's most dangerous environments. In Part 2, Kathy becomes a key witness at the trial of a deadly terrorist - and reaches the limits of her patience.
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THE LEGAL ATTACHÉ PART 1: KENTUCKY WINDAGE
The men and women of the FBI are entrusted with defending Americans from their enemies at home and abroad. As an FBI Legat, Kathy Stearman performed that service in a variety of foreign locales. But even as she faced off against terrorists, she was fighting another insidious threat - one that affects women in every field. Vanessa Kirby joins Kathy for a no-holds-barred look at the realities of misogyny and sexism at the heart of the Bureau and how those realities affected her in some of the world's most dangerous environments. In Part 1, Kathy finds herself in the white heat of the Sri Lankan civil war.
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THE FOURTH MAN PART II: THE ROCKSTAR
In the late '80s and early '90s, the Agency was rocked by a series of high-profile turncoats. Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen, and Edward Lee Howard all leaked secrets to the Russians, with often-deadly consequences for agents on the ground. Twenty years later, former CIA officer Bob Baer caught wind of a disturbing possibility - that a fourth and even more insidious mole might have been active at the heart of America's intelligence community. In Part 2, Vanessa Kirby joins Bob Baer in the present day, where renewed interest in the Fourth Man case throws up more questions than answers.
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THE FOURTH MAN PART 1
In the late '80s and early '90s, the CIA was rocked by a series of high-profile turncoats. Aldrich Ames, Robert Hanssen, and Jim Nicholson all leaked secrets to the Russians, with often-deadly consequences for agents on the ground. Twenty years later, former CIA officer Bob Baer caught wind of a disturbing possibility - that a fourth and even more insidious mole might have been active at the heart of America's intelligence community. In Part 1, Vanessa Kirby joins Bob at the outset of an ongoing investigation with the potential to rock the CIA all over again. Disclaimer: The investigations detailed in these episodes of True Spies are still ongoing, and no formal accusations have been levied. SPYSCAPE does not endorse any one conclusion to the so-called Fourth Man Case.
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VEIL OF BEADS PART 3: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE BEAUTIFUL
Everywhere on Earth has its own flavors of greed, corruption, and lies. And everywhere produces its own champions - beacons of light in the murk. In Sub-Saharan Africa, that champion is Anas Aremeyaw Anas - investigative reporter extraordinaire. Hiding his face behind a veil of beads, Anas goes deep undercover to expose the rot at society's heart. In Part 2, Vanessa Kirby follows Anas and a rookie journalist, Henry Mhango, into a dangerous confrontation with a gang of unscrupulous ritual killers.
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VEIL OF BEADS PART 2: THE RITUAL
Everywhere on Earth has its own flavors of greed, corruption, and lies. And everywhere produces its own champions - beacons of light in the murk. In Sub-Saharan Africa, that champion is Anas Aremeyaw Anas - investigative reporter extraordinaire. Hiding his face behind a veil of beads during public appearances, Anas goes deep undercover to expose the rot at society's heart. In Part 2, Vanessa Kirby follows Anas and a rookie journalist, Henry Mhango, into a dangerous confrontation with a gang of unscrupulous ritual killers.
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Episode 1
OPERATION BROTHERS
RELEASE APRIL 28
Episode 2
GRAY SUIT & THE GHOST
RELEASE MAY 5
Episode 3
FAIR GAME?
RELEASE MAY 12
Episode 4
THE ILLEGAL
RELEASE MAY 19
Episode 5
THE SPYCATCHER
RELEASE MAY 26
Episode 6
THE ROOKIE AND BIN LADEN
RELEASE JUNE 2
Episode 7
THE ART OF DISGUISE
RELEASE JUNE 9
Episode 8
TRUE NARCOS
RELEASE JUNE 16
Episode 9
SHADOW GAMES
RELEASE JUNE 23
Episode 10
UNDERCOVER JIHADI
RELEASE JUNE 30
Episode 11
THE PURPLE BATHROBE
RELEASE JULY 7
Episode 12
THE BILLION-DOLLAR SPY
RELEASE JULY 14
Episode 13
THE SURVIVOR
RELEASE JULY 21
Episode 14
THE SPY WHO SAID NO
RELEASE JULY 28
Episode 15
THE MAN FROM THE GETTY
RELEASE AUG 3
Episode 16
N IS FOR NOVICHOK
RELEASE AUG 11
Episode 17
BLACKBIRD
RELEASE AUG 18
Episode 18
THE REAL BLACK KLANSMAN
RELEASE AUG 25
Episode 19
THE TARGETER
RELEASE SEPT 01
Episode 20
EXIT STRATEGY
RELEASE SEPT 08
Episode 21
The NUCLEAR SUPERHIGHWAY
RELEASE SEPT 15
Episode 22
BLINKING RED
RELEASE SEPT 21
Episode 23
JUSTICE FOR LEON KLINGHOFFER
RELEASE SEPT 29
Episode 24
THE LIMPING LADY
RELEASE OCT 06
Episode 25
THE ARGONAUTS
RELEASE OCT 13
Episode 26
SISTER SPIES
RELEASE OCT 20
Episode 27
CODENAME: MADELEINE
RELEASE OCT 27
Episode 28
BURGERS AND SPIES
RELEASE NOV 3
Episode 29
HACKED
RELEASE NOV 10
Episode 30
DRUG WARS
RELEASE NOV 17
Episode 31
BLOOD ON THE WATERSIDE
RELEASE NOV 24
Episode 32
THE 'DREAMS COME TRUE' BUSINESS
RELEASE DEC 1
Episode 33
OLYMPIC GAMES
RELEASE DEC 7
Episode 34
THE IRISHMAN
RELEASE DEC 15
Episode 35
TRADECRAFT PART 1
RELEASE DEC 22
Episode 36
TRADECRAFT PART 2
RELEASE DEC 29
Episode 37
HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS AND STAGE COUPS
RELEASE JAN 05
Episode 38
FREEING MEEK MILL
RELEASE JAN 12
Episode 39
THE MONEY SPY
RELEASE JAN 19
Episode 40
MANDELA'S SPY
RELEASE JAN 26
EPISODE 41
SEVEN FEMALE SPIES
RELEASE FEB 01
EPISODE 42
INSIDE NAMBLA
RELEASE FEB 09
EPISODE 43
PUTIN'S PALACE?
RELEASE FEB 16
EPISODE 44
THE NOT-SO-BEAUTIFUL GAME
RELEASE FEB 23
EPISODE 45
THE PROFILER
RELEASE MAR 02
EPISODE 46
SURVIVING NXIVM
RELEASE 09 MAR
EPISODE 47
BRING DOWN THE BIG MAN
RELEASE 16 MAR
EPISODE 48
THE SPY IN THE CORNFIELD
RELEASE 23 MAR
EPISODE 49
NEW RUSSIA, NEW RULES
RELEASE MAR 30
EPISODE 50
OPERATION ZULU CRICKET
RELEASE 06 APR
EPISODE 51
INDIAN ACTORS
RELEASE 13 APR
EPISODE 52
OPERATION GAME OVER
RELEASE 20 APR
EPISODE 53
RUSSIA'S MOST WANTED
RELEASE 27 APR
EPISODE 54
SEARCHING FOR THE SOLDIER
RELEASE 04 MAY
EPISODE 55
HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
RELEASE MAY 11
EPISODE 56
THE BOILING FROG
RELEASE MAY 18
EPISODE 57
MAKING JACK FALCONE
RELEASE 25 MAY
EPISODE 58
THE AVENGER
RELEASE 1 JUN
EPISODE 59
TRADE SECRETS
RELEASE JUN 8
EPISODE 60
THE DESTROYED MAN
RELEASE 15 JUN
EPISODE 61
THE SOCIOPATHIC SPY
RELEASE JUN 22
EPISODE 62
THE MOUSE AT PEARL HARBOR
RELEASE 29 JUN
EPISODE 63
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
RELEASE JULY 6
EPISODE 64
CIA? MORE LIKE CON
RELEASE JULY 13
EPISODE 65
THE ATHAR PROJECT
RELEASE JULY 20
EPISODE 66
MISSION IN THE DOG MEAT VALLEY
RELEASE JUL 27
EPISODE 67
YOU ME, SAME SAME
RELEASE AUG 3
EPISODE 68
THE RITCHIE BOYS
RELEASE AUG 10
EPISODE 69
PSYCHIC SPIES
RELEASE AUG 17
EPISODE 70
OPERATION: BULLWINKLE
RELEASE AUG 24
EPISODE 71
RISE AND KILL FIRST
RELEASE AUG 31
EPISODE 72
THE ARMAGEDDON PAPERS
RELEASE SEPT 7
EPISODE 73
A SPY AMONGST SKINHEADS
RELEASE SEPT 14
EPISODE 74
THE GADGET MASTER
RELEASE SEPT 24
EPISODE 75
THE PHILADELPHIA WIRE
RELEASE SEPT 28
EPISODE 76
THE CODE CLERK
RELEASE OCT 5
EPISODE 77
THE REAL SOPRANOS
RELEASE OCT 12
EPISODE 78
THE DIGITAL SILK ROAD
REALEASE OCT 19
EPISODE 79
THE RELUCTANT NARCO
RELEASE OCT 26
EPISODE 80
ALLIED WITH AL-QAEDA
RELEASE NOV 2
EPISODE 81
THE WAR DRIVER
RELEASE NOV 9
EPISODE 82
ME AND THE MULLAH
RELEASE NOV 16
EPISODE 83
MONKEY BUSINESS
REALEASE NOV 23
EPISODE 84
MOONLIGHT MAZE
RELEASE NOV 30
EPISODE 85
ASSET TERMINATED
RELEASE DEC 7
EPISODE 86
WHITE TRAITOR
RELEASE 14 DEC
EPISODE 87
STALIN'S ROMEO SPY
RELEASE 21 DEC
EPISODE 88
TRADECRAFT PART 3
RELEASE 28 DEC
EPISODE 89
TRADECRAFT PART 4
RELEASE JAN 4
EPISODE 90
UNDERCOVER WITH THE NIPSTERS
RELEASE JAN 11
EPISODE 91
THE CONSULTANTS
RELEASE 18 JAN
EPISODE 92
HUNTING THE WOLVERINE
RELEASE 25 JAN
EPISODE 93
OPERATION GOLDENROD
RELEASE FEB 1
EPISODE 94
THE MOLE
RELEASE FEBRUARY 10
EPISODE 95
OPERATION BLACK BISCUIT
RELEASE FEB 15
EPISODE 96
THE ACE OF SPIES
RELEASE FEBRUARY 22
EPISODE 97
HAVANA SYNDROME SPECIAL
RELEASE MARCH 1
EPISODE 98
LORD OF THE HIGHWAY
Release March 8
Episode 99
CATCHING NORIEGA
Release March 15
Episode 100
Q, FOLLOWED BY U
Release March 22

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