Spy Games – The Bravo TV Reality Show – Episode 2 Recap

Matthew Bradford and Jeff Quest recap and give their opinions on episode 2 of Bravo's new reality TV show - Spy Games. Who will be crowned the ultimate spy? Find previous episodes here. Links - Matthew Bradford's site Bravo's page for Spy Games Cast List Mia Kang Website Doug Laux book Left of Boom Evy Poumpouras …

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His Secret Sharer: The Hidden Truths of John le Carré – Episode 1

In this episode I provide an introduction to the world's most famous spy writer. John le Carré began writing novels as a way to relieve the boredom of his duties as an upper-class raised British diplomat. That was what the world was told. The reality was that he wrote under a pseudonym; in truth he was a spy for MI6. His ability to live two lives at once was what made him both a successful spy as well as one of the most famous espionage novelists of all time. Much of the research came from Adam Sisman's essential biography of le Carré.
James Olson's book Fair Play was also quite helpful along with the collection of le Carré interviews called Conversations with John le Carré edited by Matthew J. Bruccoli and Judith S. Baughman.