Covert Contact: The Blogs of War Podcast

Covert Contact covers the key national security, intelligence, and technology stories that are shaping our world. Covert Contact is hosted by Blogs of War creator John W. Little. His work and analysis has been featured on the BBC, CNN, CBC, ABC (Australia), PBS Newshour, Fast Company, CBS, and other international media outlets. The Blogs of War Twitter feed, @Blogsofwar, was selected as one of the top Twitter accounts of 2014 by Time magazine.

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Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 31m. Bisher sind 94 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich
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The Poisoning of Sergei Skripal | Episode 94


Fred Burton, former deputy chief of counterterrorism at the Diplomatic Security Service and the author of GHOST: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent, Chasing Shadows: A Special Agent’s Lifelong Hunt to Bring a Cold War Assassin to Justice,


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 2018-03-22  30m
 
 

Team Leadership & Ethics | Episode 93


In his 3+ years as Chief of the Analysis Bureau at New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness Dean Baratta led a very capable team of intelligence analysts. Dean was a critical part of a small team that was widely recognized for its inno...


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 2018-02-05  39m
 
 

The Jerry Chun Shing Lee Case | Episode 92


William J. Tucker, a regular contributor on counterintelligence and security topics for Blogs of War and Covert Contact, returns for a look at the Jerry Chun Shing Lee case. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, a former CIA case officer,


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 2018-01-23  32m
 
 

North Korean Cryptocurrency Ops | Episode 91


In episode 91 security researcher and Stratfor Global Fellow Scot Terban (AKA Krypt3ia) joins me to discuss North Korea’s sophisticated exploitation of cryptocurrency.


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 2018-01-10  30m
 
 

Combatting Misinformation | Episode 90


Andrew Trabulsi (entrepreneur, consultant, and co-editor of Warlords, Inc.: Black Markets, Broken States, and the Rise of the Warlord Entrepreneur) joins me to discuss misinformation, the technology and platforms facilitating it,


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 2018-01-02  31m
 
 

Evaluating the North Korean Threat | Episode 89


Phil Walter joins returns to the show to look at how the U.S. processes and evaluates the threat posed by North Korea. We try to separate the rhetoric and action to cut through the hype. We examine American concepts of security and risk and how emotion...


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 2017-12-19  31m
 
 

Protecting the British Royal Family | Episode 88


Protecting the British royal family is incredibly difficult. Fred Burton, former deputy chief of counterterrorism at the Diplomatic Security Service and the author of GHOST: Confessions of a Counterterrorism Agent,


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 2017-12-12  28m
 
 

Beyond Bitcoin: Cryptocurrency Investing | Episode 87


Andrew Trabulsi (entrepreneur, consultant, and co-editor of Warlords, Inc.: Black Markets, Broken States, and the Rise of the Warlord Entrepreneur) joins me to discuss Cryptocurrency investing. We look at how blockchain and cryptocurrency models have e...


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 2017-12-04  41m
 
 

Bullets of Palestine | Episode 86


Author Howard Kaplan returns to Covert Contact to discuss Bullets of Palestine (the second novel in his Jerusalem Spy Series), chronic tensions in the Middle East, the prospect for reconciliation, Abu Nidal, and his approach to writing.


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 2017-11-29  32m
 
 

Terrorists and Technology | Episode 85


Levi West, Director of Terrorism Studies at Charles Sturt University in Canberra, returns to look at how terrorists leverage (or don’t leverage) emerging apps and platforms ranging from social media, to encryption, to cryptocurrencies.


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 2017-11-21  46m