S8 Ep1: Espresso Martini: Coups in Africa, Prigozhin’s death and a Russian pilot defects.

S8 Ep1: Espresso Martini: Coups in Africa, Prigozhin’s death and a Russian pilot defects.

On today’s Espresso Martini, Matt & Chris look at a coup in Niger and Gabon, Prigozhin’s death, his legacy haunting us from the grave and a Russian pilot involved in a dramatic defection to Ukraine with his Mil Mi-8 helicopter.

On "Extra Shot", immediately following this show on Patreon, Chris & Matt take a look at concerns of a NATO collapse if Donald Trump is re-elected as President, a mysterious submarine sinking off the coast of Taiwan, a new security agreement between China and Fiji and an update on the GCHQ stabbing story. Plus some spy entertainment news as legendary documentary filmmaker Erroll Morris has a new film about the life of spy author John Le Carré.

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Links to articles discussed in Espresso Martini

Recent coups in Niger & Gabon





Prigozhin’s death and Putin’s ambitions in Africa




Russian pilot defects with Mil MI8 Helicopter

Laugo Arms Alien pistol

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