Spy Affair

Spy Affair

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 15, 2021 2 min

A story about deception, appearances and betrayal.

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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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March 29, 2021 48 min

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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Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.

Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to bla...

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May 18, 2021 6 min

Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix...

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June 8, 2021 8 min

It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life.

Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part of a Satanic Cult, sparking a nationwide hysteria now known as the “Satanic Panic”

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