Soviets & Spies
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 531
- Jun 23, 2020 6:00 pm
- 52:43 mins
CIA Disguises Guest: Jonna Mendez, former Chief of Disguise, CIA, and co-author, "The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics that Helped America Win the Cold War" The US President couldn't detect her disguise until she unmasked in the Oval Office, before Tom Cruise made the face peel famous. But there's even more to going undercover than a great mask. Find out some of the tools of the spy trade. The Hollywood Producer Who Became a Cold War Double Agent Guest: Jonathan Gill, Professor, American History and Culture, University of Amsterdam, and author, "Hollywood Double Agent: The True Tale of Boris Morros, Film Producer Turned Cold War Spy" Hollywood film producer Boris Morros was a useful tool for Soviet intelligence operations—that is until he turned himself in to the FBI and became a double agent. At least that's what we think happened. His ex-wife said his memoir was full of lies, and his true history has been difficult to unravel.