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Having heard Shane interview author Michael Brady on the show nearly a year ago, Into The Shadows: The Fever has long been on my radar. It wasn't until Spy-Con this past spring that I finally acquired a copy of the novel in question and only in the last couple of weeks that I've had the...
  I am quite fond of the saying that “truth is stranger than fiction.” As those of us who read spy fact (and those fiction works which blur the boundaries between the two) know, it is often the case. The film The Good Shepherd, directed by Robert De Niro and released by Universal Pictures in...
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...
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...
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...
Those who have heard my previous appearances on the podcast, such as my pitching the TV series The Prisoner to Shane in episode 22, will know I have a particular fondness for science fiction. So perhaps it comes as no surprise that I enjoy works that cross between science fiction and spy thriller. The film...
No Man Dies Twice
Former Intelligence Officer and Journalist Michael Smith talks to Spybrary about his debut fiction novel No Man Dies Twice.   English journalist Michael Smith (Killer Elite and Foley the Spy Who Saved 10,000 Jews) has penned his first ever fiction novel. On this our 36th episode of the Spybrary Spy Podcast, host Shane Whaley talks...
Jeremy Duns
Jeremy Duns Interview on the Spybrary Podcast   I straightened my Sony headphones, tapped the radio mic for levels, hit call on Skype and the nerves kicked in. It is not every day this spy fan gets to call an author who has earned such plaudits as ‘a treat for fans of traditional Len Deighton-style...
Charlie Muffin Spybrary Spy Podcast Episode 10
‘Charlie Muffin was an anachronism. Past his prime, overtired and hung over, he was about as far from the traditional espionage agent as it was possible to get' Charlie M (Charlie Muffin) – By Brian Freemantle Charlie Muffin is not your ordinary spy, in this first ever round table episode of the Spybrary Podcast, we...
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