Spy Affair

Spy Affair

Spy Affair

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers.A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story about deception, appearances and betrayal. Hosted by Celia Aniskovich.
  1. April 01, 2021
    32 min
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    I Just Met a Girl Named Maria | 1
    Graduate student. Gun enthusiast. Political activist. There are several sides to this mysterious Russian woman who arrives in America. But soon, her connections with powerful politicians and wealthy businessmen…
  2. April 05, 2021
    45 min
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    Hello, Uncle Sam | 3
    Patrick invites Maria to a party but he has an ulterior motive. Maria is enjoying American student life but a knock at the door will spell trouble for her and Paul.Listen to new episodes of Spy Affair early and…
  3. April 12, 2021
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    Loose End | 4
    Maria meets Patrick in his hotel to share some good news and some troubling news. Patrick advises her to talk to Uncle Sam but as political tensions rise in Washington DC, it’s not clear who is friend and who i…
  4. April 19, 2021
    47 min
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    The Byrne Ultimatum | 5
    As the walls close in on Maria, Patrick believes he holds information that might turn Maria’s case around. But will it be enough?Listen to new episodes of Spy Affair early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in…
  5. April 26, 2021
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    Truth is in the Eye of the Beholder | 6
    Patrick gets closer to the highest office in the land than Maria ever did as tensions in Washington DC reach breaking point.   Listen to new episodes of Spy Affair early and ad-free by joining Wondery Plus in t…
  6. May 03, 2021
    33 min
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    The Maria I Know | 7
    Celia chats with Aricia Skidmore-Williams and Brooke Siffrin of Wondery’s Even the RIch podcast about her relationship with Maria, the making of the series and the one question she never found the answer to.…
  7. May 04, 2021
    7 min
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    What to Listen To Next: American Scandal
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  8. May 18, 2021
    6 min
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    Wondery Presents: The Vaping Fix
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  9. June 08, 2021
    8 min
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    Introducing: The Devil Within
    It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to t…
  10. June 29, 2021
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  11. July 13, 2021
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    Wondery Presents: Killer Psyche
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  12. July 27, 2021
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  13. August 16, 2021
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  14. August 31, 2021
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    Wondery Presents: SUSPECT
    A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime su…
  15. September 14, 2021
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    Stories from after 9/11
    How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day…
  16. October 11, 2021
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    Wondery Presents: Over My Dead Body - Fox Lake
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  17. October 27, 2021
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    Introducing: Shadow of Truth
    It’s one of the most haunting murder cases you’ll ever hear about, and it takes place in a small town in Israel. Tair Rada was only 13-years-old when her body was found inside a locked bathroom stall. She was v…
  18. November 08, 2021
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    Introducing: Operator
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  19. November 29, 2021
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    Introducing: Harsh Reality - The Story of Miriam Rivera
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  20. January 04, 2022
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