Whirlwind

Whirlwind

Whirlwind

CATEGORY: History
The United States won the cold war against the Russians through political warfare. But in the 21st century, Russia is winning the battle. Our democracy is under attack. America is edging toward autocracy under the leadership of a president that Russian spies helped elect. Pulitzer Prize-winning and NYT best-selling author Tim Weiner tells the story of how we got here. Once triumphant, American democracy now teeters at a terrible precipice; over ten episodes of this documentary podcast franchise, season one of WHIRLWIND provides a penetrating look at the decisions, mistakes, and mischief that led us to this point. In partnership with Cadence13, Jigsaw Productions and a production of Prologue Projects.
  1. October 21, 2020
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    Ep 6: The Cold Peace
    The Cold War finally ends, but a series of American actions in the 1990s lay the groundwork for renewed tensions. Host Tim Weiner is joined by Andrei Kozyrev, Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1…
  2. October 14, 2020
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    Ep 5: The Department of Disinformation
    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…
  3. October 07, 2020
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    Ep 4: The Italian Job
    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…
  4. September 30, 2020
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    Ep 3: Poland is Not Yet Lost
    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…
  5. September 23, 2020
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    Ep 2: Wilderness of Mirrors
    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…
  6. September 23, 2020
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    Ep 1: Agents of Influence
    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 Alexande…
  7. September 02, 2020
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    Ep 0: Welcome to Whirlwind, Season One
    Season One of Whirlwind is a 10-part documentary podcast franchise that tells the story of how the United States sped the collapse of the Soviet Union, how American political warfare sputtered and died in the 2…

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