The Gray Mask: true espionage show

The Gray Mask: true espionage

Summary: The Grey Mask takes true spy stories from espionage history and brings them to life with enhanced audio and professional actors. Here you will find true stories of criminals and heroes, clandestine missions at midnight, black ops, or perhaps a suave James Bond like spy will peek around the corner. Spy mission are not always crime stories; sometimes the spy is a military hero fighting for his or her country and sometimes the clandestine operation can turn a war in another direction. Indeed, covert spies have altered the balance of power, whether it be nuclear weapons, or today’s Wall Street financial markets. Spies also exist in the world of modern corporate espionage. Here you will find brazen spies, stealing company secrets, or playing a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse between competing conglomerates. All the stories are fascinating because they lay forth every aspect of human nature found in a Shakespearean tragedy. Love, power, greed, honor, and betrayal are all found in the Gray Mask. The podcast looks at the history of espionage, from the days of the ancient Greeks, up to today’s cyber spies hacking into a competitor’s network to find dark web secrets not accessible to the public.

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  • Artist: Mark Hillenbrand
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 Cold War, Cold Water Spies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 42:15

  This is the story of the USS Cochino, a spy submarine from the early years of the Cold War.  In the end a German U boat from the World War Two era did in the Chochino. How could this be? How could a German U boat sink a US sub in 1949? Find out […]

 Nathan Hale: The Patriot Spy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 44:05

“I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.”  American patriot Nathan Hale said it on September 22, 1776, his last words before he was hanged for spying on British troops.  Nathan Hale was an American soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered […]

 Harbor Spies: a true espionage story | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 32:49

How did a German spy become one of the most notorious Pearl Harbor spies? This is the true story of Bernard Kuehn, a Nazi who moved his family to Hawaii to spy on the US Pacific Fleet. His espionage activities went undetected for years until an infamous day arrived. How did he get away with […]


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