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History Happy Hour Episode 113:  The Cold War Superspy

Guest: Tim Tate

Sunday, September 18, 2022

This Week on History Happy Hour: We turn our attention to the Cold War and the dark art of espionage as we focus on the story of one of that era’s most effective spies. Chris and Rick talk to Tim Tate, author of Agent Sniper: The Cold War Superagent and the Ruthless Head of the CIA. It tells of the rise and fall of Polish espionage officer Michael Goleniewski, one of the CIA's most effective spies - until it all went wrong. Our friend Helen Fry calls the book [...] more

Episode 94: The Spy Hotel

Guest: Stephen Duffy, Security Manager, St. Ermin's Hotel

Sunday, March 6, 2022

This week on History Happy Hour: It’s been called “London’s House of Spies,” and suffice it to say, that for much of the twentieth century, St. Ermin’s hotel was at the epicenter of British intelligence efforts through two world wars and the subsequent Cold War. Used by various intelligence agencies during World War II, the top floor became the home of the Secret Intelligence Service’s Section D, while one floor below, the Statistical Research Department-the precursor to the Special Operations Executive-got its start. Later, at the height of the Cold War, traitors from [...] more
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