Peek behind an Iron Curtain of secrecy with hosts Hayley Atwell and Vanessa Kirby, as they enter a world of KGB sleeper agents, FSB defectors, and American infiltrators in this curated selection of True Spies stories. If you’d like to dig deeper into the world of secrets, and test your own secret intelligence skills, head over to spyscape.com for articles, games, experiences, puzzles and videos. A Cup & Nuzzle production. Series producers: Gemma Newby, Joe Foley. Music: Nick Ryan.
Introducing: A History of the World in Spy Objects
The Enigma Machine. The B2 stealth bomber. The poisoned-tipped umbrella. Napoleon’s Briefcase of Secrets. As long as there has been conflict, there have been spies, and as long as there have been spies, there have been incredible gadgets and iconic objects. These are the stories of the tools that power the world of espionage, told by historian Alice Loxton. Coming soon to the Spyscape Podcast Network.
08/11/2023 • 1 minute 30 seconds
Introducing: Daisy Ridley And Edward Norton in True Spies: The Oswald Project
A new season of True Spies kicks off with Daisy Ridley as the Narrator and Edward Norton as Lee Harvey Oswald. The Oswald Project tells the shocking story of Oswald – the alleged assassin of President John F. Kennedy – and his relationship with the CIA. Was he being trained by the CIA to become a KGB double-agent – or to take the fall for JFK’s murder? Or was he, as he claimed just before his own assassination, “a patsy”?
Subscribers to SPYSCAPE+ – via Apple Podcasts – will have exclusive access to the first episode beginning on 11th July.
Everyone else will be able to access the first episode of The Oswald Project from 18th July.
06/07/2023 • 1 minute 11 seconds
True Spies: A New Era
Prepare for a new era of True Spies stories, told by Sophia Di Martino.
27/10/2022 • 1 minute 9 seconds
New Russia, New Rules | CIA
It's 1993, and Russia is tearing itself apart. A violent coup is threatening to derail Boris Yeltsin's fragile post-Soviet government. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, Deputy Chief of Station for the CIA in Moscow, is caught in the crossfire. To get out alive, he'll need to lean on an unlikely new ally - Russian Intelligence. Vanessa Kirby tells his story. Could YOU break bread with the enemy? From SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Gemma Newby. Produced by Joe Foley. Music by Nick Ryan.
26/07/2022 • 45 minutes 7 seconds
The Nuclear Superhighway | CIA
Undercover CIA agent James Olson takes Vanessa Kirby on a nail-biting mission behind the Iron Curtain. In the late 1970s, James was tasked with tapping an underground communications line between Moscow and a top-secret nuclear weapons facility. Under constant surveillance from the KGB, he would need to use a combination of traditional spycraft and hi-tech gadgetry to intercept this priceless intel without risking a diplomatic catastrophe. Could YOU evade detection? From SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets and skills. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Gemma Newby. Produced by Joe Foley. Music by Nick Ryan.
26/07/2022 • 54 minutes 52 seconds
The Illegal | KGB
Hayley Atwell relates the story of a KGB agent embedded deeply, too deeply, in US life, with Jack Barsky, a.k.a. Albrecht Dittrich. After many years undercover in New York, Barsky got the signal that he was compromised, yet by then he had an American wife and children. What would YOU do? From SPYSCAPE, the headquarters of all things spy. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Producer: David Waters. Series producer: Gemma Newby. Music by Nick Ryan.
26/07/2022 • 59 minutes 29 seconds
Putin's Palace? | Investigation
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny believes the Russian state poisoned him in August 2020. In January 2021, he released a film that sent shockwaves through the country. Part-exposé, part-psychological portrait, his investigation claimed to reveal a culture of corruption within the Kremlin - with President Putin at its heart. In February 2021, Navalny was jailed. In this special episode of True Spies, Vanessa Kirby presents an abridged version of Navalny's explosive investigation. The Kremlin deny everything - how far would YOU go to fight against your government? From SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Alexei Navalny is voiced by Konstantin Kisin. Series producer: Gemma Newby. Produced by Joe Foley. Music by Nick Ryan.
26/07/2022 • 48 minutes 2 seconds
The Billion Dollar Spy | CIA
`Hayley Atwell tells the story of Adolph Tolkachev, one of the CIA's most prolific Russian assets, with his handler David Rolph. David's task was to keep this priceless information flowing, but first he had to make sure the KGB weren't onto him. What would YOU do? From SPYSCAPE, the headquarters of all things spy. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Gemma Newby. Produced by Louise Clarke-Rowbotham. Music by Nick Ryan.
26/07/2022 • 52 minutes 37 seconds
N Is For Novichok | Investigation
Vanessa Kirby gets Christo Grozev, a modern Sherlock Holmes, to share the secrets of how he solved one of the most notorious assassination attempts of the 21st century - the poisoning of retired Russian double-agent Sergei Skripal, hospitalised by a mysterious nerve agent on British soil. Would YOU have the skills to do the same? From SPYSCAPE, the global HQ of secrets and skills. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Gemma Newby. Produced by Tim Mansel. Music by Nick Ryan.
26/07/2022 • 1 hour 5 minutes 33 seconds
The Ace of Spies | Historical
Who was Britain's Ace of Spies? The truth is, nobody really knows. But the name he used was Sidney Reilly - and nobody did it better.
Vanessa Kirby follows Sidney on his dark and bloody path through the early 20th century, reckoning with oil barons, personal pride, and the rise of Communism. Could YOU survive decades on the edge? From SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Sidney Reilly is voiced by Thomas Delacourt. Series producers: Gemma Newby, Joe Foley. Produced by Leo Hornak. Music by Nick Ryan.
26/07/2022 • 52 minutes 35 seconds
Stalin's Romeo Spy | Historical
In the fall of 1973, journalist Emil Draitser met an ageing Soviet super-spy. His name was Dmitri Brystrolyotov, and for him, sex and secrets went hand-in-hand.
At the time, Emil could scarcely believe what he heard - much less publish it. 30 years later, long after the collapse of the USSR, Brystrolyotov's story could finally be told. Vanessa Kirby enters a world of seduction, secrets and lies between the wars. Could YOU mix business and pleasure? From SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producers: Gemma Newby, Joe Foley. Produced by Joe Foley. Music by Nick Ryan.
26/07/2022 • 51 minutes 55 seconds
Russia's Most Wanted | Investigation
Bill Browder's fund made billions in the wake of the Soviet Union's collapse. But in the new Russia, the cost of doing business could be counted in more than cash. When Bill caught wind of widespread financial corruption in the country, he decided to act - making powerful enemies in the process. Vanessa Kirby unravels a story of money, power and terrible sacrifice. Would YOU challenge the powers that be? From SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Gemma Newby. Produced by Mariana Des Forges. Music by Nick Ryan.
26/07/2022 • 47 minutes 53 seconds
The Money Spy | FSB
How do you flee your country and join the other side? A former Russian intelligence agent gives Vanessa Kirby a rare masterclass in international tradecraft. Janosh Neumann fled Moscow armed only with his wits, a suitcase and the names of Russia's most influential money launderers, to begin a dangerous journey to the other side of the world. Could YOU do it? From SPYSCAPE, the home of secrets. A Cup And Nuzzle production. Series producer: Gemma Newby. Produced by Joe Foley. Music by Nick Ryan.
26/07/2022 • 53 minutes
True Russian Spy Missions - Teaser
Vanessa Kirby and Hayley Atwell enter the world of Russian espionage.