Whirlwind

By Cadence13 / Tim Weiner / Jigsaw Productions / Prologue Projects

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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.

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Ep 5: The Department of Disinformation
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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
Oct 14, 2020
Ep 4: The Italian Job
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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
Oct 07, 2020
Ep 3: Poland is Not Yet Lost
3597
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
Sep 30, 2020
Ep 2: Wilderness of Mirrors
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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
Sep 23, 2020
Ep 1: Agents of Influence
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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
Sep 23, 2020
Ep 0: Welcome to Whirlwind, Season One
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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 21st century, how Vladimir Putin struck blows against American power and influence beginning in 2007 – and how the next president could strike back. In partnership with Cadence13, Jigsaw Productions and a production of Prologue Projects. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 02, 2020