Welcome to episode 4 (part 1) of Cold War Conversations. Today we’re talking about Cold War espionage, East Germany and Berlin with Spybrary podcast host, and Radio GDR podcast founder Shane Whaley.
Shane runs the Spybrary podcast at spybrary.com. Their goal is to encourage people to read new spy novels, revisit an old espionage classic and discuss them with our community of like minded spy fans. It’s great fun if you like spy books I highly recommend his podcast.
We could have gone on for hours and indeed we did, so I have split this interview into two parts.
Settle in for a wide ranging and hopefully interesting conversation with my good friend Shane Whaley.
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Here are some links to the subjects we talked about
Günter Guillaume Stasi Spy
Gaby Gast Stasi Spy
Rainer Rupp Stasi Spy
Robert Maxwell Publisher of Erich Honecker’s biography
Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Sportpark – featuring those amazing floodlights
Memorial to the Socialists The final resting place of many of Germany’s most famous communists
Stasi Museum ** Please note they do English language tours now contrary to what we say on the podcast**