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Shane Whaley
Transmission received from Spybrarian Matthew Kresal: Review of The Little Drummer Girl by John le Carre. One of the familiar tropes of the spy genre is an intelligence agency recruiting a civilian into an operation. In fact, one might even say it's become a cliche at this point. So perhaps it comes as something of...
Berlin Game by Len Deighton. Spybrary Spy Book Club July 2018
Spybrary Spy Book Club July 2018 – Berlin Game by Len Deighton Spybrary listeners voted overwhelmingly for the classic ‘Berlin Game' by Len Deighton to be the inaugural Spy Book of the month. If you do not have the book yet, you can order here (and earn Spybrary a small commission which goes towards the...
Len Deighton
Follow in the steps of Bernard Samson – Len Deighton Meetup – Berlin Update: Listen to a special message that Len Deighton has sent us on Episode 50 of the Spybrary Spy Podcast! Rob Mallows from the Deighton Dossier returns to the show to talk with Spybrary Spy Podcast host Shane Whaley. We talk through...
Jeremy Duns author of Dead Drop talks more about the Oleg Penkovsky case.
The True Story of Oleg Penkovsky with Author Jeremy Duns   Thrilling, evocative and hugely controversial, Codename: Hero blows apart the myths surrounding one of the Cold War's greatest spy operations and potentially it's greatest spy Oleg Penkovsky   In the late 1950s the USSR appeared to be winning the arms race: their 1949 nuclear...
Chances are, if you're reading this blog post, you're a podcast listener. Non-fiction podcasts such as Spybrary aren't the only things out there though. The rise of the podcast has also led to a renaissance in audio drama, the medium of sound and story formerly seen as being on the brink of extinction. One of...
Spybrarians Review and Round Table of the new 007 novel Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz
Anthony Horowitz and James Bond is BACK with Forever And A Day!       Forever and a Day review by the Spybrary Podcast. Listen to our round table of Bond fans who give you their review of the latest Anthony Horowitz 007 novel   007 is dead. Long live 007. The heavily anticipated James...
Spybrary Shelf of Fame Winners 2018
On today's episode of the Spybrary Spy Podcast, Jeff Quest of Spywrite joins us to reveal the results of our Spybrary Shelf of Fame 2018. Which 7 spy books made it on the shelf? The categories were: Pre Cold War Spy Novels Cold War Spy Books Post Cold War Spy Books. Check out the runners...
Tom Colgan, Executive Director at Berkley/Penguins reveals his 5 favourite spy novels!
Tom Colgan is our special guest on episode 44 of the Spybary Spy Podcast with host Shane Whaley Tom is an Editorial Director of Berkley Books which is an imprint of Penguin Random House. Over a thirty year (actually 33 but who's counting?) publishing career he has worked with many authors including Tom Clancy, Mark...
Some films seem to stand the test of time. Not only are they popular on release but they find new audiences throughout the decades that follow. Where Eagles Dare, first released fifty years ago this year, is one such example. Starring the perhaps unlikely mix of Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood, this mix of spy...
Spies on Memoral Day
Today is Memorial Day in America. Most of us will take a moment to think about those who lost their lives fighting for our freedom. Memorial Day got me thinking though, what about our brave men and women in the clandestine services? Shouldn't we spare a moment to think about them as well? So this...
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