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UK Spy Podcast – Ep 55, Sunday Spy Show

Join THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL guide Brian Gray for his monthly take on the key UK intelligence issues, on the Sunday Spy Show at Spies & Shadows TV.

Episode 55 of the UK’s leading intelligence podcast is here for you to listen to.

As always, US contributor Michael Brady offers his Stateside perspective of what’s going on in the US intelligence community.

And as usual, there’s seriousness, sensibility, and a wee tad of stupidity as well, all in the right proportions. It almost sounds like one of my London spy tours!

 

LISTEN TO IT NOW!

or download it to your device of choice – click here! And don’t forget iTunes.

Anyway, as far as the news stories go…listen out for the following…

  • NEWS
    • Latest MI5 declassified files – Portland and Cambridge Spy Rings
    • Cairncross widow claims files show husband not one of Cambridge Ring
    • The KGB at Oxford
    • The real MI6 ‘Reptile Fund’ ?
    • MI6 Chief that’s not in line for a blue plaque
    • Professor Michael Brady: US intel round-up
    • MI5 terror review – reaction to Anderson Report
    • Spy Theatre – George Blake and ‘Cell Mates’
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UK Spy Podcast – Ep 54, Sunday Spy Show

Join THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL guide Brian Gray for his monthly take on the key UK intelligence issues, on the Sunday Spy Show at Spies & Shadows TV.

Episode 54 of the UK’s leading intelligence podcast is here for you to listen to. There’s THREE lovely voices for you to feast your ears on in this jam-packed and guest featured show.

As always, US contributor Michael Brady offers his Stateside perspective of what’s going on in the US intelligence community.

Plus, author Timothy Phillips talks about his recently released book, “The Secret Twenties: British Intelligence, the Russians and the Jazz Age”

As usual, there’s seriousness, sensibility, and a wee tad of stupidity as well, all in the right proportions. Just like what you’d experience on tour!

 

LISTEN TO IT NOW!

or download it to your device of choice – click here! And don’t forget iTunes.

Anyway, as far as the news stories go…listen out for the following…

  • NEWS
    • MI5 counter terror review
    • Has Parker lost the plot?
    • CIA and Caversham Park
    • Professor Michael Brady: US intel round-up
    • Spyscape museum update
  • SPOOK BOOK-ERY!
    • Timothy Phillips talks about his book, “The Secret Twenties: British Intelligence, the Russians and the Jazz Age”
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UK Spy Podcast – Ep 52, Sunday Spy Show

Join THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL guide Brian Gray for his monthly take on the key UK intelligence issues, on the Sunday Spy Show at Spies & Shadows TV.

Episode 52 of the UK’s leading intelligence podcast is here for you to listen to. And as it turns out, it’s a bit of a lengthy one, thanks to some very welcome guests.

As always, US contributor Michael Brady offers his Stateside perspective of what’s going on in the US intelligence community. Oh, and did you know his first novel is released this month? Of course you did – well remembered!

But you’re also treated to veteran intelligence writer and former podcast contributor Michael Smith, who explains the motivations for spying. Yep, he’s got a book to flog too!

As usual, there’s seriousness, sensibility, and a wee tad of stupidity as well, all in the right proportions.

 

LISTEN TO IT NOW!

or download it to your device of choice – click here! And don’t forget iTunes.

Anyway, as far as the news stories go…listen out for the following…

  • NEWS
    • Intelligence services and the media vs Joe Public?
    • ex-GCHQ Head Robert Hannigan’s questionable parenting advice…and the response!
    • WannaCry UK hero detained in US: GCHQ acquiescence
    • Professor Michael Brady: US intel round-up
  • SPOOK BOOK-ERY!
    • Michael Smith – ‘The Anatomy of a Traitor’ – motivations to spy.
    • John Le Carre evening at the Royal Festival Hall
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UK Spy Podcast

What other London spy tour besides THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL also creates and produces a critically acclaimed UK spy podcast for you to listen to? That’s right, none.

Listen to ‘Trail guide Brian Gray dissect and comment on the latest UK intelligence issues each month on the Sunday Spy Show from Spies & Shadows TV: available here and on iTunes.

You’ll have probably already realised that THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL is all about offering content-rich (while highly enjoyable!) learning experiences. The most obvious examples are the private spy tours in central London, but talks and visits are other vehicles for educating those interested in the second oldest profession.

Spies & Shadows TV logoBack in 2015 however the decision was made to take things a step further. A BIG step further. And so Spies & Shadows TV was born….

A few years later and the monthly Sunday Spy Show has been called “…the best spy podcast anywhere in the world.”  That’s praise indeed, especially when that endorsement came from a seasoned US intelligence practitioner who also just happened to be previously in charge of the White House Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC).

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Now settling on a monthly UK spy podcast (it’s been weekly, fortnightly and bi-monthly over the years) schedule, it’s the perfect opportunity to understand what’s going on with MI5, MI6, and GCHQ as reported by the world’s media. Trail guide Brian Gray has the ominous task of selecting the key stories that will make the show, and then dissect it for further comment and opinion. And he doesn’t hold back!

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For example, the podcast has arguably been the only one in the UK that’s regularly covered the progress and criticism of the formidable – and outright draconian – Investigatory Powers Bill at each stage, plus the possible overhauling of the Official Secrets Act. There’s also been in-depth reaction and opinion on the Chilcot Report. Where mainstream media fears to tread – either due to lack of thought, time, or editorial guidelines – there’s little to stop the Sunday Spy Show going head first into things.

With regular interviews featuring intelligence authors from the UK and beyond, plus established US intelligence contributor Professor Michael Brady (one third of podcast listeners are from the USA – bemusing for a UK intelligence podcast!) commenting on the latest Stateside intel issues, the Sunday Spy Show is firmly establishing itself in the realm of intelligent intelligence comment and opinion.

S&S Sunday Spy Show Ep 50, 05-06-17Just like the tours however, there’s always room for a bit of light-heartedness here and there. Whether it’s commenting on spy film news, or asking authors which spy dinner guests (alive or dead, real or fictitious) they’d invite around, you’ll hopefully have a smile on your face at some point when you listen to it.

And if you’ve not listened to it before, here’s your chance!  Just push play on the embedded player below to listen to Episode 50 which features some of the best bits from previous shows. There’s interviews and excerpts galore for you to get stuck into. Or you can either listen to it on the Spies & Shadows website, Sound Cloud, or on iTunes.

Here’s hoping you get your quick fix of UK intelligence news and comment courtesy of the Sunday Spy Show. And if that further whets your appetite to book your own private London spy tour with the ‘Trail, so much the better!

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UK Spy Podcast – Ep 51, Sunday Spy Show

Join THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL guide Brian Gray for his monthly take on the key UK intelligence issues, on the Sunday Spy Show at Spies & Shadows TV.

Episode 51 of the best UK spy podcast is here for you to listen to. Most of the material was collated then duly recorded in late June. But there was a problem, namely one particular article that REALLY irked. And so a suitably explosive reposte was called for. Then it was deliberated on for a while as to whether it should be kept in the podcast.

It got cut. Nearly twenty minutes of it. Will the ‘missing minutes’ ever see the light of day (or the audio equivalent) ? Who knows.

Anyway, there’s a few stories covered PLUS US contributor Michael Brady offers his Stateside perspective of what’s going on with Comey-gate.

As usual, there’s seriousness, sensibility, and a wee tad of stupidity as well, all in the right proportions.

LISTEN TO IT NOW!

or download it to your device of choice – click here! And don’t forget iTunes.

Anyway, as far as the news stories go…listen out for the following…

  • NEWS

    • MI5’s analytical shortcomings in wake of terror attacks
    • Professor Michael Brady: Comey-gate continued
    • Finding out your Dad is a spy
    • Winding up the spooks-to-be: Vetting Officers

PLUS: Your chance to join Spybrary podcast presenter and myself on THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL this September!

FEATURED WEB LINKS…and a few other mentions in dispatches

How a crippling shortage of analysts let the London Bridge attackers through | UK news | The Guardian

A moment that changed me: finding out at 15 that Dad was a spy | Charlotte Cooper | Opinion | The Guardian

London’s Old War Office to be Raffles Luxury Hotel – The Wealth Scene

Michael Brady – Spy Novel Thrillers, Spy Novels, Fiction Books

Spybrary Prize – Win a place on the Intelligence Trail Tour – Spybrary – Spy Podcast

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UK Spy Podcast – Ep 49, Sunday Spy Show

Join THE INTELLIGENCE TRAIL guide Brian Gray for his monthly take on the key UK intelligence issues, on the Sunday Spy Show at Spies & Shadows TV.

Episode 49 of the best UK spy podcast brings the usual top UK intelligence news stories for comment.

Plus there’s a double dose of opinion from US intelligence professional and author Professor Michael Brady.

AND…..an in-depth interview with Henry Hemming, whose new book – a biography of MI5 Director General Maxwell Knight – comes out in the next few days.

As usual, there’s seriousness, sensibility, and a wee tad of stupidity as well, all in the right proportions.

LISTEN TO IT NOW!

or download it to your device of choice – click here!  And don’t forget iTunes.

Anyway, as far as the news stories go…listen out for the following…

  • SPY NEWS
    • Sir Richard Dearlove interview
    • BREXIT spying allegations
    • British-Iranian spy case update
  • THE PROF
    • Professor Michael Brady talks Trump…again! PLUS Wikileaks, the intel agency ?
  • INTERVIEW: HENRY HEMMING
  • GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER

    • Henry Hemming gives his five spy figures he’d invite around.

FEATURED WEB LINKS…and a few other mentions in dispatches

Interview: Richard Dearlove—I spy nationalism | Prospect Magazine

Dutch security expert warns UK will hack Brexit negotiations – DutchNews.nl

German intelligence spied on Interpol: Spiegel | Reuters

British-Iranian woman loses final appeal against five-year-sentence for spying | Metro News

Ten basic forms of fake news used by major media « Jon Rappoport’s Blog

M Book Tour – Henry Hemming

Michael Brady – Spy Novel Thrillers, Author of into The Shadows – Black River, Fiction Books

BBC Radio 2 – Friday Night Is Music Night, Spies

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