‎Podcast recommendation: Spy Affair from Wondery

April 6, 2021 | By Jim Stovall | Filed in: journalism.

Podcast producer Wondery has come up with what sounds like another winning series: Spy Affair.

It’s the story of Russian operative Maria Butina, who came to America and inserted herself into politics at the time that Donald Trump was on the rise within the Republican Party.

Here’s part of the official description:

A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected, she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. Source: ‎Spy Affair on Apple Podcasts

Hosted by Celia Aniskovich. several episodes are available with more to come. Wondery does its usual high level of audio production. The true crime fans will enjoy this one.

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