Cops and Writers Podcast

044 KGB Secret Agent Jack Barsky, Spying In America During The Cold War (Part Two)

December 05, 2021 Patrick O'Donnell / Jack Barsky Episode 44
Cops and Writers Podcast
044 KGB Secret Agent Jack Barsky, Spying In America During The Cold War (Part Two)
Show Notes

Welcome back for episode two of KGB Secret Agent Jack Barsky, spying in America during The Cold War!  Check out episode 43 of the Cops and Writers Podcast  with Jack Barsky (Part One)

Jack takes us deeper into spying on America during the cold war as a KGB agent and gives us insight into what a typical day of a spy who is living a double life in America was like. 

Jack also gives us a look into his life post-spy where he is now a public speaker, author of “My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances As A KGB Spy In America”, devoted family man and American citizen. He has been featured on many news shows including 60 Minutes and was the technical advisor for the hit T.V. series, The Americans. 

In today’s episode you will learn:

·      How Jack used his training in counterintelligence in his day-to-day operations as a spy for the KGB in America.

·      How he prepared himself for “dead drop” missions.

·      How Jack juggled the pressure of being a spy, businessman, and father/husband. 

·      How and why he quit the KGB. Buy the way, nobody quits the KGB.

·      The events that led to his capture and interrogation by the FBI and this former KGB spy’s path to becoming a United States citizen.

 All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.

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