To Die For

To Die For

Imagine you were a fly on the wall at a dinner between the mafia, the CIA, and the KGB. That’s where this unprecedented story begins. A journey through the dark world of Russian intelligence where, for the first time, a professed “sex spy” tells her story. All of it. Host Neil Strauss (Rolling Stone, The New York Times) brings listeners into the dangerous world of sexpionage, where enemies of the State are not the only victims. So too are the spies themselves, brainwashed to believe that their bodies belong to Russia and meticulously trained to become “the perfect weapons.” Who is Aliia Roza? From the creators of the hit podcast series To Live and Die in LA, this is To Die For.

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March 11, 2024 2 mins

An Israeli nuclear technician flees the country to share military secrets. He meets a beautiful woman, goes on a date to Rome, and wakes up in an Israeli prison. Enter the world of Sexpionage in this teaser for the latest podcast from the team behind To Live & Die in LA, named by The Associated Press as the best podcast of the year.

Follow To Die For and binge all 8 episodes March 26th.

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Host Neil Strauss (Rolling Stone, The New York Times) brings listeners on a journey through the dark world of Russian Sexpionage where, for the first time, a professed “sex spy” tells her story. From the creators of the hit podcast To Live and Die in LA, this is To Die For. Binge all 8 episodes on March 26th.

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March 26, 2024 27 mins

A source from a mafia-connected family introduces a true crime podcaster to a KGB-trained sex spy. What could possibly go wrong?

 

Show Credits:

  • Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
  • Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
  • Guest: Aliia Roza
  • Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
  • Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
  • Additional Editing: Miles Clark and Christian Brown
  • Supervising Pro...
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March 26, 2024 38 mins

"We studied all kind of poisons. Where to place them, how long will this poison affect the body, and when the poison will disappear so when there's an autopsy they won't find anything." 

 

Show Credits:

  • Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
  • Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
  • Guest: Aliia Roza
  • Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
  • Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
  • Additiona...
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March 26, 2024 30 mins

"If you had a checklist of how to brainwash people, that checklist would include: Number one, isolate them from contrary influences. Number two, put them under a lot of stress. Number three, deprive them of sleep. Number four, involve them in a group that hammers home the same messages repeatedly."

 

Show Credits:

  • Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
  • Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
  • Guest: Aliia Roza
  • Executiv...
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March 26, 2024 30 mins

"Once you get your target to trust you, you can you can do what you want to them: kill, get information, betray, recruit, wherever." 

 

Show Credits:

  • Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
  • Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
  • Guest: Aliia Roza
  • Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
  • Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
  • Additional Editing: Miles Clark and Christian Brown
  • Supervisin...
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March 26, 2024 35 mins

"When I entered the house, two people immediately jumped on me. One kicked me in the stomach and I collapsed. Another one jumped on me put his hand on my mouth, silencing me. Another woman came and injected me and then I lost consciousness."

 

Show Credits:

  • Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
  • Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
  • Guest: Aliia Roza
  • Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Linds...
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March 26, 2024 31 mins

"Every single mission, I would ask myself, 'Why would you do that?' And I'd tell myself, 'I'm saving lives. I'm saving the world. That's why I sacrifice my body for this mission."

 

Show Credits:

  • Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
  • Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
  • Guest: Aliia Roza
  • Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
  • Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
  • Additional Editi...
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March 26, 2024 32 mins

"It's similar to when you train a dog, to be honest, the way I train a man with the Circles of Hell technique."

 

Show Credits:

  • Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
  • Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
  • Guest: Aliia Roza
  • Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
  • Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
  • Additional Editing: Miles Clark and Christian Brown
  • Supervising Producer: Tracy Kapl...
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March 26, 2024 32 mins

"Knowing that I can kill, knowing that I can seduce anyone. knowing that my target was literally kissing my feet. In that moment, I felt so strong and so powerful."

 

Show Credits:

  • Produced by Tenderfoot TV in association with iHeart Podcasts
  • Host/Writer: Neil Strauss
  • Guest: Aliia Roza
  • Executive Producers: Neil Strauss, Donald Albright and Payne Lindsey
  • Lead Producer and Editor: Tristen Bankston
  • Additional Editing: Miles Clark...
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A death in the sauna. A human trafficking rescue. A devastating bomb attack. A Russian mafia boss takes revenge. Sex. Spies. Seduction. It’s all here as To Die For returns with Volume II, with 10-time New York Times bestselling author Neil Strauss. Eight concluding episodes that will bring you into a world never revealed on a podcast before, and leave you breathless for more. The first two episodes drop on June 4th. Brush up on the...

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June 4, 2024 33 mins

"If they would have a proof that you are the enemy of the country, they would usually take you to the sauna, which is banya in Russian, and then you just give you a drink with the poison. That's it. It's easy."

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June 4, 2024 35 mins

"The smell was the smell of death. When you smell man sweat…together with blood… together with the land. I can still remember it in my nightmares."

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June 11, 2024 36 mins

"We created a plan: What if we program his unconsciousness that there is a happy end, potentially, with another woman, but a better version.This is the manipulation technique where you create a virtual reality for the target's brain."

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June 18, 2024 33 mins

"There is one question which every man loves and wants to talk about. This is the question which brings a woman very close to the man. And the question is…"

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June 25, 2024 41 mins

"When big money is involved, we usually see some killings." 

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July 2, 2024 30 mins

"You'll notice that every time somebody is poisoned, it's usually two people or more involved. and this has a reason: The FSB does not trust its own assassins." 

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July 16, 2024 35 mins

"They pushed me into the middle seat. And then another guy put a bag over my head. And when he put this bag on my head, I understood, that's it." 

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