Season 8

S8 Ep29: The death of Alexei Navalny and its consequences with Edward Lucas
February 21, 2024x
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00:26:07

S8 Ep29: The death of Alexei Navalny and its consequences with Edward Lucas

On today’s podcast, I am joined by Edward Lucas to discuss the death of Alexei Navalny and its consequences.  Edward is the author of the 2008 book “The New Cold War”. He has been warning us for many years of an increasingly aggressive Russian foreign policy dictated by President Vladimir Putin....

S8 Ep28: Espresso Martini: Russian space weapons, Tucker Carlson in Russia and a beheading in Pennsylvania
February 17, 2024x
28
01:20:56

S8 Ep28: Espresso Martini: Russian space weapons, Tucker Carlson in Russia and a beheading in Pennsylvania

In today's episode, we are going to look at a potential new Russian threat in space, then we are going to look at Tucker Carlson’s trip to Russia, then look at Russian efforts to destabilise US politics, and more. Then we will move to our Patreon-only show, “Extra Shot”. On that, we will look at...

S8 Ep27: The Path Ahead For The Middle East with Laura Rozen
February 14, 2024x
27
00:44:03

S8 Ep27: The Path Ahead For The Middle East with Laura Rozen

On today’s episode, Matt speaks with the veteran foreign policy journalist and Middle East watcher, Laura Rozen. After four months of war between Israel and Hamas, the conflict seems to be entering a new phase with the possibility of another ceasefire on the horizon. Laura joins us to unpack what s...

S8 Ep26: US Airstrikes in Iraq & Syria with Phillip Smyth
February 06, 2024x
26
01:04:48

S8 Ep26: US Airstrikes in Iraq & Syria with Phillip Smyth

Phillip Smyth, a leading researcher of Iranian-backed militia groups, returns to Secrets and Spies to unpack the January 28th drone attack against a US military outpost in Jordan that killed three service members and the resulting round of airstrikes beginning on February 2nd targeting the militias...

S8 Ep25: The Year of the Locust with Terry Hayes
February 02, 2024x
25
01:00:08

S8 Ep25: The Year of the Locust with Terry Hayes

On today’s episode, Matt speaks with the global best-selling author Terry Hayes. Following a storied career as a journalist, Hollywood screenwriter, and film producer, his 2014 debut novel, I Am Pilgrim, was a revelation in the spy genre and sold millions of copies worldwide. Ten years later, Terry...