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We've been honored by Substack as 'unique'
This week the pioneering newsletter publisher singled out SpyTalk to its millions of readers as deserving of special attention.
“Each week our team combs through the platform to find publications to spotlight,” wrote Rose Garrett of Substack’s Community Storytelling team. “We look for writers like you who are covering a clear topic in a unique way…”
Thank you! But it’s not just me! The SpyTalk team includes a roster of highly accomplished contributing writers and editors. People like:
*Jonathan Broder, a former CQ foreign news editor, Newsweek writer and foreign correspondent for the A.P. and Chicago Tribune in the Middle East
*Matthew Brazil, a former US government officer in Beijing and co-author of the authoritative, “Chinese Communist Intelligence.”
*John Dinges, a former NPR News managing editor, Godfrey Lowell Cabot Professor of Journalism Emeritus at Columbia University, and author of The Condor Years: How Pinochet and His Allies Brought Terror to Three Continents.
*Peter Eisner, a prolific investigative author and former deputy foreign editor at The Washington Post. He’s also co-host of the penetrating podcast, Unconventional Threat.
*James Grady, prolific author of spy and crime dramas, including the iconic “Six Days of the Condor” (shortened by three days for the hit 1975 movie, still a worldwide favorite).
*Maria Hartwig, professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Director & Co-Founder, Project Aletheia. She is an internationally recognized expert on deception, counter-deception, and interviewing and interrogation strategy.
*Gail Helt, a former CIA analyst on East Asia who now directs the security and intelligence studies program at King University in Bristol, Tennessee.
*Filip Kovacevic, a leading expert on the history of Russian intelligence at the University of San Francisco.
*Olga Lautman, analyst and researcher focused on Kremlin, organized crime, intelligence and Eastern Europe, and senior fellow at The Center for European Policy Analysis. Co-Host of Kremlin File podcast.
*Elaine Monaghan, former Reuters correspondent in London, Moscow, Kyiv, Minsk, Kosovo and Ireland and Washington columnist for The Times. Co-author of On The Brink, the memoir of CIA officer Tyler Drumheller.
*Patricia Ravalgi, former staffer at the House Intelligence Committee, the FBI and the U.S. Central Command.
*Gus Russo, a nine-time author (including two books on the Kennedy assassination), documentarian, and musician. His latest book is his first novel, Gaia.
Stars all. Subscribe to get full access to these writers’ work and our growing archive. Never miss an update.
But wait, there’s more!
The SpyTalk podcast is also movin’ on up. This week Chartable, which keeps track of podcast traffic, said we’d shot up to #13 among all U.S. podcasts dedicated to government coverage. That put us atop the audio offerings of such luminaries as Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman, high profile former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti, Marketplace’s “The Uncertain Hour,” popular legal commentator and broadcast journalist Dan Abrams, and even “Palace Intrigue,” which tracks the British royals (way down at #28)!
So stick with us. See you there, or here!