Spy Affair

Spy Affair

All episodes are available for free, with ad-free episodes available for Wondery+ subscribers. 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. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story about deception, appearances and betrayal. Hosted by Celia Aniskovich.

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March 29, 2021 32 min

Graduate student. Gun enthusiast. Political activist. There are several sides to this mysterious Russian woman who arrives in America. But soon, her connections with powerful politicians and wealthy businessmen will begin to raise suspicions. 


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As Patrick and Maria grow closer, someone else begins to take a closer look at the young Russian: the FBI. They dig into her background in Russia as a gun rights activist, and her strange connection to a top Russian official with close ties to Putin.


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April 5, 2021 45 min

Patrick invites Maria to a party but he has an ulterior motive. Maria is enjoying American student life but a knock at the door will spell trouble for her and Paul.

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April 12, 2021 45 min

Maria meets Patrick in his hotel to share some good news and some troubling news. Patrick advises her to talk to Uncle Sam but as political tensions rise in Washington DC, it’s not clear who is friend and who is foe.

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April 19, 2021 47 min

As the walls close in on Maria, Patrick believes he holds information that might turn Maria’s case around. But will it be enough?


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Patrick gets closer to the highest office in the land than Maria ever did as tensions in Washington DC reach breaking point.  

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May 3, 2021 33 min

Celia chats with Aricia Skidmore-Williams and Brooke Siffrin of Wondery’s Even the RIch podcast about her relationship with Maria, the making of the series and the one question she never found the answer to.  

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August 31, 2021 5 min

A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in part...

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September 14, 2021 6 min

How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspi...

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