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16 minutes | May 6, 2014
10: The Spy Who Stayed In The Cold
On August 9, 1990, two U.S. Embassy employees trying to enjoy a beer at the Mezhdunarodnaya Hotel in Moscow were interrupted by a stranger. What wouldn't come out until much later: This stranger was Edward Lee Howard, who slipped past federal agents to defect to the Soviet Union years before. This is the story of how.
15 minutes | Apr 22, 2014
9: Seeing Red: A Cold War Case of Mistaken Identity
What's in a name? Potentially, quite a lot of trouble, particularly in the 1940s when the Red Scare was at its height. This is the story of two men, both named Irving Adler, which were investigated by the FBI, and how MuckRock accidentally got its hands on their files.
15 minutes | Jan 14, 2014
7: Who Watches The Watch Lists?
For years, a dedicated public servant found himself on the wrong end of an FBI investigation. They had been tracking his overseas movements, his reading materials, his family connections. The only problem was that the interrogations, the tails, and the leads were all chasing after the wrong guy.
12 minutes | Sep 16, 2013
1: The Feynman Files
A look at the life and times of Richard Feynman, as told through his rather impressive FBI file. Robert Hovden joined us for the podcast.
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