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Wind of Change
It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to the revolution is one of the best selling songs of all time, the metal ballad “Wind of Change,” by the Scorpions.Decades later, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe heard a rumor: the song wasn’t written by the Scorpions. It was written by the CIA. This is his journey to find the truth.Wind of Change is an Original Series from Pineapple Street Studios, Crooked Media and Spotify.
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4.6 stars from 5,431 ratings
Another Conspiracy theory
It was an intriguing premise but it doesn’t take long to ascertain that there is scant evidence for the hypothesis. The lack of evidence doesn’t stop them from ruining the song for unsuspecting people for whom it actually meant something. There was no need for that. I found this a really rotten...Read full review »
Jeckleberry via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 07/20/21
Heavy speculation
The reporter appears to think he found a satisfying conclusion though it’s just rumors that brought him there. Reporter barely thinks about the international implications of this podcast and his illy formed conclusions, which is just deeply negligent. Who has the incentive for this podcast to be...Read full review »
Dannerzz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/02/21
This origin story of a tumultuous time in history is interesting. If you don't know anything about the fall of Communism, this podcast is an entertaining introduction. If you believe that historical events are driven by the machinations of individuals, this tale is completely plausible. Well...Read full review »
AndrewJacksonsBigToe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/01/21
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