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I'm former FBI Assistant Director Frank Figliuzzi. Join me on a journey to explore our nation's security - the forces that threaten it - and the people who preserve it. Let's talk with insiders in and around the intelligence community, law enforcement, and the military, and of course - the FBI. They'll take us deep into their stories, their mission, and their lives - as we go behind and beyond...The Bureau.
 
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How do you define Excellence? Find out if your definition matches up with some awe-inspiring notables who speak exclusively and candidly about their journeys of Excellence. This just might be the podcast you didn't know you needed.These discussions aren't a glorification of Excellence, but an examination of the entire path, which always includes challenges, successes, failures, inspirations and more. Go along with host Brian Hurlburt as the guests speak like never before about Excellence. Gu ...
 
Listen in on revealing and thoughtful conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to support and defend our Constitution and our nation – leaders in law enforcement, the military, the intelligence community, and many more. What inspired these people? What drew them to this work? How did they overcome adversity and failure? And what are the lessons for our country and our democracy as we move forward? These captivating stories exemplify what is best about our nation: integri ...
 
The first-ever series that defines and exposes the true nature of the underworld: a second economy of dirty money, born from the intersection of organized crime and intelligence operations. They are twin heads of this realm, and they have never been separated. This is the world of MOBSTERS & SPIES.
 
The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spectrum in the United States and the United Kingdom. The show takes listeners beyond the headlines and speaks to the individuals behind the stories that are shaping the America and the British political landscape. New episodes are released every week. If you enjoy the show, you can sign up to The Hardy Report's Patreon rig ...
 
Filmmaker. Actor. Activist. Rosanna Arquette has led many lives, always driven by curiosity, truth and activism. She's been a lightning rod for some of the most innovative minds on the planet. Whether holding conversations with world leaders and tastemakers, inspiring pop songs, or documenting the state of affairs in Hollywood, Rosanna has always walked the walk. Now she's going to talk the talk! Join one of Hollywood's shrewdest and most outspoken advocates for female empowerment for a one- ...
 
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Frank Figliuzzi addresses what we know and don't know about Saturday's hostage taking at Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleysville, TX. Who is the hostage taker? Who is the prisoner he wanted released? What is the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team? And - what was Donald Trump doing at the precise moment the FBI was taking care of business?? Follow Frank on Twi…
 
Renato and Patti discussed the recent indictment of the Oath Keeper leader and others for seditious conspiracy in connection with the January 6th insurrection. They were joined by MSNBC National Security Analyst Frank Figliuzzi, former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence. Thanks, BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com…
 
This was the most popular episode of 2020. Apparently, people are interested in the views of former GCHQ Director, Joint Intelligence Committee Chair, and first UK Security and Intelligence Coordinator on, well - how spies think. I am sure David – now a Visiting Professor at Kings College, London – has a few thoughts on the subject. Hear Andrew deb…
 
Alexis Albion – star of our 500th episode anniversary special – is a very good friend of the current Undersecretary for Arms Control & International Security, Bonnie Jenkins. Way back when, they were both on the 9/11 Commission Report – while Alexis’ focus was on the CIA and counterterrorism before the attacks, Bonnie’s was on the DOD and counterte…
 
MSNBC analyst Chuck Rosenberg joins Frank Figliuzzi for a very candid discussion of the current state of our country, the media, and the DOJ. Chuck shares insights from his career as a US Attorney, DOJ and FBI official, and as head of the DEA - a position he resigned from under Trump - now we learn why. Follow Frank: https://twitter.com/FrankFigliu…
 
Renato and Patti discussed the January 6th attack, the Congressional investigation, and potential DOJ criminal charges. They were joined by Congressman Mike Quigley, a member of the House Intel Committee. Thanks, BetterHelp. Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/ontopic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Spook. Warrior. Author. This week’s guest is one helluva interesting guy. He was in a clandestine Special Forces unit in Berlin during the Cold War, “stay behinds” who would sabotage, subvert and generally wreak havoc should World War III break out. He was badly wounded after driving over a land-mine in Somalia in 1992, almost losing his entire leg…
 
Project Prometheus. In the words of ex-Delta Force author Brad Taylor, “Super Double Daddy Bad Classified.” If you’re looking to find a podcast that helps break down the complexities of Chinese foreign policy through the vehicle of a page-turner written by a NYT Bestselling Author, you’ve arrived at the right doorstep my friend. Brad does serious r…
 
I was really good at buying drugs, which is how I got recruited into narcotics. Apparently, I make a really good crackhead.” “Frankly, fact-checking doesn’t matter in today’s world.” Intrigued? You should be. Avril and Lisa are absolutely fascinating! Avril built an intelligence team for the Attorney General’s Office in Pennsylvania, from scratch. …
 
Renato and Patti discuss the Omicron variant and what it means for our efforts to curb the spread of the pandemic. They were joined by Dr. Roby Bhattacharya, an infectious disease doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
Post 9/11, special operations and intelligence worked together side-by-side, shoulder-to-shoulder and hand-in-glove (or any other heavily-hyphenated term you care to mention that connotates BFFness). What will happen with the relationship now, though, and in American history how have these two important components of national security related to ea…
 
Beijing. New Delhi. Kathmandu. “Hang on, I thought the title said FBI, not CIA?” Well, it did. Kathy Stearman was an FBI Legat who lived and worked in all of those capital cities. “Well, I’ve heard of the Ambassador and the Station Chief, but not the Legat?” Well, that’s why you need to listen to this week’s SpyCast! Kathy Stearman is a retired FBI…
 
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was fired by AG Jeff Sessions just 26 hours before his scheduled retirement. In this episode, McCabe, now a CNN contributor, speaks freely and candidly about his career, his termination, and his successful settlement with the Department of Justice that restored his pension, benefits, and just maybe - his faith in j…
 
Renato and Patti were joined by Michael Cohen, who was formerly Trump's personal lawyer, and discussed his work for Trump, Trump's legal liability, the ongoing investigations against Trump, Cohen's legal cases, and much more. Please be aware that this episode includes explicit language. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
The Committee on Public Information (CPI) is the first and only Ministry of Propaganda the United States has ever had. It started one week after the United States entered World War I in April of 1917; in fact, there wasn't even conscription for some weeks, but the Committee on Public Information was created right away. Why? To explore this question…
 
Scott MacFarlane, Investigative Reporter at NBC4, Washington, is the nation's "go-to guy" for the deepest details on developments and defendants in the Jan 6 investigation. Now, MacFarlane reads the writing on the wall to reveal where this all might be headed. Follow Scott MacFarlane: https://twitter.com/MacFarlaneNews https://www.nbcwashington.com…
 
Doug London is thoughtful and reflective – but he doesn’t pull his punches and he candidly shares his analysis of the contemporary intelligence landscape. In this second part, Doug reflects on the path taken after 9/11, the CIA at the crossroads, and why human intelligence (HUMINT) will remain central to the vast and increasingly technologically so…
 
This week’s guest believes that espionage is about the “human soul…[it’s] a very intimate profession…the relationship between a case officer and an agent and the need to really have…a profound insight window into their life and their souls.” Doug London may be accused of many things, but you can’t say he’s shallow. His book, The Recruiter, is based…
 
He was a Soviet agent who was “turned” by Karl Marx after reading Das Kapital – which led him to give up the important operations, a host of MI6 agents and a treasure trove of secret intelligence… George Blake was a courier in the Dutch resistance, an MI6 intelligence officer, a language student at Cambridge, a “Vice-Consul” in South Korea, a priso…
 
He has worked as a counterintelligence analyst at the FBI and the DIA. He speaks Russian. He was personally supervised by Robert Hanssen. He has an obsession with Soviet Defectors… “Freedom has many difficulties,” said JFK in his Berlin Speech, “and democracy is not perfect, but we have never had to put a wall up to keep our people in.” What was it…
 
FBI personnel experience the unimaginable under life and death stress. They have our backs, but who has theirs? Go inside the FBI's Employee Assistance Program and learn how the Bureau takes care of its own. Follow Frank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankFigliuzzi1 Promo codes: http://truniagen.com/frank to save 10% https://simplisafe.com/bureau…
 
Ty Murray is the "King of the Cowboys", and one of the best to ever do it in the sport of rodeo. He stared down 1,500 pound bulls and made it look easy, when it was "scary and dangerous." How did he deal with being thrown into the fire? He dedicated himself to the basics and building the proper foundation first. Murray mastered the arts of bull rid…
 
Nada Bakos is a former CIA analyst and Chief Targeting Officer, Mark Fallon was an NCIS Special Agent and Director of the Criminal Investigative Task Force at Guantanamo, Frank Snepp is a former chief analyst of North Vietnamese Strategy for the CIA during the Vietnam War. Mark Zaid - one of the nation’s top national security lawyers - joins Andrew…
 
Sit down with Dr. John Fox, official FBI historian to learn how the FBI learns from its past and preserves its values and culture. Promo codes: http://truniagen.com/frank to save 10% https://simplisafe.com/bureau http://Shudder.com and use promo code: frank for 30 days free https://StoryWorth.com/frank for $10 off https://BuyRaycon.com/frank Learn …
 
Description: It’s one of the most haunting murder cases you’ll ever hear about, and it takes place in a small town in Israel. Tair Rada was only 13-years-old when her body was found inside a locked bathroom stall. She was viciously murdered during a school day, and yet no one saw or heard a thing. The police arrested the janitor, Roman Zadorov, and…
 
Guest Jennifer Lynne Williams has been breaking barriers and glass ceilings her whole life. Now, as the Chief Development Officer of the USA Basketball Foundation, she continues to make a difference. Williams is a former captain of the North Carolina basketball team and also a former athletic director at Alabama State University, and has been recog…
 
From the SpyCast Field of Dreams: to coincide with the first game of the 117th World Series, a special episode on the links – yes, there are many – between espionage and America’s Pastime with baseball fanatic and ex-spook (it’s a baseball special, not Halloween, so no pun intended) Marc Polymeropoulos. Baseball fans, welcome to espionage; espionag…
 
FBI Agents are some of the bravest Americans in law enforcement. This week we find out how their Bureau honors their bravest. Follow Frank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankFigliuzzi1 Promo codes: http://truniagen.com/frank to save 10% https://simplisafe.com/bureau Visit http://Audible.com/bureau or text bureau to 500-500. http://Shudder.com and…
 
Analysing America's foreign policy with Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman You can find out more about him on Twitter @AVindman and his book at www.AlexanderVindmanBook.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spe…
 
Linda Hartough is a fine artist who followed her beliefs to establish a new genre of golf art. Since 1984, she has captured some of the world's most beautiful golf courses through stunningly realistic paintings including Augusta National, Carnoustie, Pebble Beach and St. Andrews. But her story also includes a deep dive into her business acumen and …
 
On October 17, 2001, Team Alpha were dropped into the mountains of northern Afghanistan. Two of the eight appear in this week’s episode alongside the author of a new book telling the story of the first Americans behind enemy lines after 9/11 – and what a story it is. Justin Sapp was a Green Beret detailed to CIA, he would go on to be a commander in…
 
Two of the FBI's top firearms experts provide a rare glimpse into how the Bureau trains and equips its agents to be among the best deadly force decision-makers in law enforcement. Everything you wanted to know about the various guns agents carry, how weapons requirements are assessed and brands selected, and how the FBI trains its agents at the ran…
 
Comedically covering a divided America with Chip Franklin You can find out more about him on Twitter @ChipFranklin and his work at ReallyAmerican.com and InsideTheBeltway.com. The Hardy Report is a political news and current affairs podcast, bringing you interviews with a range of activists, campaigners and politicians from across the political spe…
 
This could be our most important episode to date. Dr. Gerald E. Harmon is a practicing family medical specialist and also the president of the American Medical Association. At arguably no time in our history due to Covid-19 and other medical issues, is serving these roles been more important. In this episode, Dr. Harmon shares the excellence he wit…
 
This is a big one, a very big one: our 500th episode & 15th anniversary We have come a long way since we began back in 2006 – it’s quite fitting then, that in this week’s episode I speak to our very first historian and curator, Alexis Albion, who is currently the Curator for Special Projects here at the Spy Museum Alexis actually left us way back w…
 
The FBI's head of Intelligence talks about the collection, analysis, and dissemination of intelligence gathered by the FBI that makes the Bureau a vibrant part of the US Intelligence Community. Follow Frank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankFigliuzzi1 Promo codes: https://BuyRaycon.com/frank for 15% off of your purchase of Raycon earbuds. To try…
 
"Go Before You Are Ready." A life mantra and one of the 10 LOE's (lines of effort) of Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, the only person in history to be both a United States Air Force pilot and PGA of America professional. During this episode, the uplifting Dan Rooney shares inspiration and conversations about his journey of Excellence, which includes thoughts …
 
From your Visa card to your Outlook account, and from the gas you pump into your Ford to your Windows operating system, a cyber struggle is taking place all around us. In this episode Andrew spoke to founder of Microsoft’s threat hunting intelligence center John Lambert, which tracks the world’s most dangerous cybercriminals and state-affiliated ha…
 
The head of FBI operations in Canada discusses the Bureau's partnerships and presence in our neighbor to the north - one of the busiest FBI offices abroad. Follow Frank on Twitter: https://twitter.com/FrankFigliuzzi1 Promo codes: Try Acorn TV free for 30 days, by going to https://acorn.tv/ and use promo code frank. But you HAVE to enter the code in…
 
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