Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine

Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine

Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine

CATEGORY: History
Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner and created by the Peabody-nominated studio C13Originals, Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine examines the ongoing war in Ukraine -- the worst war in Europe since WWII -- in interviews with decorated, high-ranking CIA veterans who have led the American intelligence war with Russia for decades. These experts explain how Putin laid the groundwork for attacking Ukraine using deception and disinformation, how Russian disinformation has been amplified by American media figures and politicians, and how American political warfare can undermine Putin and the Kremlin.
  1. September 02, 2020
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    Ep 0: Welcome to Whirlwind, Season One
    Season One of Whirlwind is a 10-part documentary podcast franchise that tells the story of how the United States sped the collapse of the Soviet Union, how American political warfare sputtered and died in the 2…
  2. September 23, 2020
    55 min
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    Ep 1: Agents of Influence
    In the series premiere of Whirlwind, host Tim Weiner tells the story of Samuel Dickstein, an American Congressman who turned out to be working for the enemy as an “agent of influence.” Joined by guests Alexande…
  3. September 23, 2020
    58 min
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    Ep 2: Wilderness of Mirrors
    The story of James Jesus Angleton, an obsessive reader of poetry who became the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence, and grew obsessed with the threat of Soviet moles infiltrating American institutions. Host Tim…
  4. September 30, 2020
    59 min
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    Ep 3: Poland is Not Yet Lost
    The story of the CIA’s secret support for the Solidarity movement in Poland. Host Tim Weiner is joined by Polish political activist Jacek Bendykowski, former Director of the CIA and Secretary of Defense Robert…
  5. October 07, 2020
    36 min
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    Ep 4: The Italian Job
    In 1948, Italy has an important national vote and so begins one of the CIA's finest traditions: foreign election interference. Host Tim Weiner is joined by Professor Victoria de Grazia and journalists Maurizio…
  6. October 14, 2020
    52 min
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    Ep 5: The Department of Disinformation
    The KGB specialized in fake news, and its Department of Disinformation successfully spread lies around the world. But starting in the 1980s, America began to fight back. Host Tim Weiner is joined by two members…
  7. October 21, 2020
    47 min
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    Ep 6: The Cold Peace
    The Cold War finally ends, but a series of American actions in the 1990s lay the groundwork for renewed tensions. Host Tim Weiner is joined by Andrei Kozyrev, Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1991 to 1…
  8. October 28, 2020
    48 min
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    Ep 7: Perfect Weapons
    Russia develops new tools for political warfare in the 21st century, making Estonia and Ukraine victims of a new kind of combat - cyberwarfare - and laying the groundwork for an attack against the United States…
  9. November 04, 2020
    51 min
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    Ep 8: Crossfire
    In 2014, Russia began carrying out a new kind of Internet-based political warfare. It was an attack so brazen and so novel that American intelligence did not understand it until it was too late. Host Tim Weiner…
  10. November 11, 2020
    57 min
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    Ep 9: Post-Truth
    By undermining trust in facts and institutions, Donald Trump hasn’t just charted a new path for American government — he has followed a playbook perfected by Vladimir Putin. Host Tim Weiner is joined by John Br…
  11. November 18, 2020
    57 min
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    Ep 10: Counterforce
    As the United States moves on from the Trump presidency, it begins adjusting to meet the demands of 21st century geopolitics. In the final episode of the series, host Tim Weiner is joined by Linda Robinson, a a…
  12. February 19, 2021
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    Introducing: Unsolved Mysteries
    Before there were Reddit sleuths and dedicated true-crime forums, there was Unsolved Mysteries. Welcome to the official Unsolved Mysteries podcast from the original creators of the iconic television series, pre…
  13. October 27, 2021
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    C13Features Presents: Treat, Starring Kiernan Shipka
    A perfect town comes with a terrifying price. From C13Features comes Treat, a podcast movie starring Kiernan Shipka as Allie West, an unpopular teenager who is dealing with issues beyond her years while struggl…
  14. April 12, 2022
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    Welcome to Whirlwind, Season 2
    Russia is committing atrocities, destroying cities and killing thousands of civilians in Ukraine. But Putin’s dreams of conquest are being shattered – first and foremost by the will of the Ukrainian people – bu…
  15. April 13, 2022
    37 min
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    Part 1: The Invisible War
    Four CIA veterans explore how American intelligence is shaping the battlefield in Ukraine--and taking the fight to Russia. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyin…
  16. April 13, 2022
    35 min
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    Part 2: Empire of Lies
    As the war rages in Ukraine, experts examine the power of information and disinformation in the battle between democracy and autocracy--in Ukraine, Russia, and the United States. To learn more about listener da…
  17. June 15, 2022
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    Introducing History is US
    Written and narrated by award-winning author and Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, Dr. Eddie S. Glaude, “History is US” is a 6-part audio documentary produced and developed by C13Or…

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