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Welcome to Episode 183 of the Spybrary Spy Book podcast. This week, Spywrite‘s Jeff Quest welcomes Otto Penzler to the show. Otto shares stories from his many years of collecting books and meeting spy fiction authors. You’ll hear stories about Eric Ambler, Charles McCarry, John le Carré and many more. ,  Plus, hear about his...
Apple TV's Slow Horses Review
Spybrary joins forces with the Barbican Station podcast to discuss Apple TV's Slow Horses series starring Gary Oldman which airs today. The first half of this episode is spoiler-free. Today is the day many of us have been waiting for, the Apple TV's Slow Horses series starring Gary Oldman as Jackson Lamb is now airing.Through...
In this episode of Spy Rewind, our hosts Matthew and Jeff take a look at the episode “Enemy of the State” of the 60’s tv show The Baron. They discuss some reasons why The Baron was a misfire upon its release in the US, Steve Forest’s living up to his name with some wooden acting,...
In this episode of Spy Rewind Matthew and Jeff take a look at the episode “I Spy Apocalypse” of the early 2000’s tv show called Spooks in the UK and MI5 in the US. They discuss how the show helped revive the tv spy, why VX gas is so nasty and you should avoid being...
In this New Year’s Eve episode of Spy Rewind Matthew and Jeff welcome a special guest. Oscar winner and The Man From U.N.C.L.E. superfan Robert Short join them to take a look at “The Adriatic Express Affair” a New Year’s Eve-themed episode of the classic 60’s spy show. They discuss how Bob would explore the...
In this episode of Spy Rewind Matthew and Jeff take a look at the currently airing spy comedy starring David Schwimmer and Nick Mohammed – Intelligence. They discuss whether GCHQ is held in less esteem than MI5 or MI6, why spying is the perfect setting for a workplace comedy, and how Intelligence has more laughs...
In this episode of Spy Rewind, Double O Section‘s Matthew Bradford and SpyWrite‘s Jeff Quest take a look at the groundbreaking and Emmy winning spy tv comedy, Get Smart. They discuss whether all spies need a shoe phone, the importance of being self-assured for comedy, and why the movie reboot was such a misfire. Plus,...
In this episode of Spy Rewind, Double O Section‘s Matthew Bradford and SpyWrite‘s Jeff Quest take a look at the globetrotting cable spy tv show Covert Affairs They discuss whether all spies need to meet at the Berlin listening station, the benefits of location shoots and how to be a “fashion-forward” spy. Plus, Bowie in...
In this episode of Spy Rewind, Double O Section‘s Matthew Bradford and SpyWrite‘s Jeff Quest take a look at the groundbreaking 1960 TV series Danger Man, specifically the episode – Time to Kill.  They discuss whether John Drake is the JFK of spies, why you should always keep your bullets in loaves of bread, and the...
Spywrite's Jeff Quest talks with one of the foremost collectors of John le Carré novels, Steven Ritterman, whose collection of pristine le Carré editions numbers over 300 items. We learn about the Haycroft-Queen list, rare signed editions, and Steve’s undercover mission to meet le Carré himself.  All that plus talk on champagne toasts with Otto...
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