Episodes
Published 11/16/22
Published 10/21/22
Published 10/11/22
Published 08/17/22
Published 08/12/22
A new series on the 1974 Huntsville, TX prison siege, one of the most infamous hostage crises in American history that played out in dramatic fashion over 11 days – all in front of a terrified national audience. 100 hours of newly uncovered audio containing the actual hostage negotiations and the deadly shoot-out tell the story like never before. Listen now: https://link.chtbl.com/standoff Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/24/22
In the series premiere, radio DJ Fred Heckman (Jon Hamm) receives an unexpected call from a listener that turns his life upside down. Follow American Hostage on Amazon Music, to hear all 8 episodes right now:   wondery.fm/TWB_AmericanHostage Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 03/07/22
 In this C13Features podcast movie presentation of Ghostwriter, Kate Mara and Adam Scott star in a psychological thriller about a former journalist who reluctantly accepts a job ghostwriting a new murder mystery novel for an eccentric billionaire. Kate Michaels has been living a solitary life after a traumatic experience, but after pressure from her rational agent and candid best friend, she begrudgingly concedes that she needs the work. As she collaborates with the enigmatic James Webber on...
Published 12/07/21
The Agent is the remarkable true story of Jack Barsky, the longest-surviving known member of the KGB illegals program operated during the height of the Cold War. Barsky hid in plain sight in America for 10 years, all the while leading dual lives on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. On one fateful day, he was confronted with an impossible choice. Narrated by Alden Ehrenreich. Listen now: https://link.chtbl.com/theagent Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 11/02/21
Enjoy a clip from Smoke Screen: The Sellout. Subscribe and listen to Smoke Screen: The Sellout wherever you get your podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 10/25/21
In the summer of 2017, the FBI's Deputy Director stood firm at the helm of that agency, guiding it through an all-out assault from the realm of mobsters and spies - foreign and domestic… and paid the price. LB sits down with Andrew McCabe to learn about how his early experience at the Bureau - as a street agent investigating Russian Organized Crime in Lucky Luciano's old territory, prepared him for an investigation into a Presidential candidate - who once housed those Kremlin-connected...
Published 09/02/21
Published 09/02/21
Now having walked through the origin and partial evolution of the Second Economy - built from a smuggling empire, we return to the two assassinations that launched the series. And find our way into the space between them - where a wave of Russian mobsters and spies landed, conquered, and left us buried alive in their avalanche of crime.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 07/01/21
LB sits down with author Jason Fagone to discuss his extraordinary book "The Woman Who Smashed Codes", and what we all can learn from the life and work ethic of our heroine, Elizebeth Friedman. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/30/21
The underworld re-organizes after the departure of Lucky Luciano. Elizebeth and William set down their swords and go gently into the good night. And Meyer Lansky's old business fronts lead us right to a modern President's old fixer.
Published 06/29/21
LB sits down with author and investigative journalist, Craig Unger, and former KGB agent Yuri Shvets - Unger's source for his deep dives on Donald Trump's Kremlin history before the Presidency, and career money-laundering for Putin's mobligarchs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/28/21
Elizebeth breaks the German enigma machine - twice, and defends the Western Hemisphere from an Axis invasion. The extensive clandestine intelligence operation she ran during World War 2 has finally rightfully been attributed to her, despite the machinations and thievery of the man who hijacked her legacy as his own - J Edgar Hoover. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/27/21
LB does the important work of asking dumb questions about spies, so that we can all learn the meaning and value of counter-intelligence from the former assistant director of that division at the FBI, Frank Figliuzzi.
Published 06/26/21
The President that Lucky Luciano put into office transforms into the leader a world at war needs. Meyer protects the homefront by taking on Hitler's American Bund and living rent-free in that monster's head. And Lucky finds his way into the sacred hen house - US intelligence, walking away with all of the eggs. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/25/21
Eunice Carter was the first woman prosecutor to take on the mob, and Jill Wine-Banks followed her lead to become the first to take on a President. LB sits down with the legend to discuss what it's like to be a woman warrior in the ultimate inner sanctum of male power. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 06/24/21