Whirlwind

Latest Episodes

Ep 0: Welcome to Whirlwind, Season One

September 2, 2020 - 02:18
Season One of Whirlwind is a 10-part documentary podcast franchise that tells the story of how the United States sped the collapse of...

Ep 1: Agents of Influence

September 23, 2020 - 51:21
In the series premiere of Whirlwind, host Tim Weiner tells the story of Samuel Dickstein, an American Congressman who turned out to be...

Ep 2: Wilderness of Mirrors

September 23, 2020 - 54:20
The story of James Jesus Angleton, an obsessive reader of poetry who became the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence, and grew obsessed...

About The Show

The United States won the cold war against the Russians through political warfare. But in the 21st century, Russia is winning the battle. Our democracy is under attack. America is edging toward autocracy under the leadership of a president that Russian spies helped elect. Pulitzer Prize-winning and NYT best-selling author Tim Weiner tells the story of how we got here. Once triumphant, American democracy now teeters at a terrible precipice; over ten episodes of this documentary podcast franchise, season one of WHIRLWIND provides a penetrating look at the decisions, mistakes, and mischief that led us to this point. In partnership with Cadence13, Jigsaw Productions and a production of Prologue Projects.

More Episodes

Ep 0: Welcome to Whirlwind, Season One

September 2, 2020 - 02:18
Season One of Whirlwind is a 10-part documentary podcast franchise that tells the story of how the United States sped the collapse of...

Ep 1: Agents of Influence

September 23, 2020 - 51:21
In the series premiere of Whirlwind, host Tim Weiner tells the story of Samuel Dickstein, an American Congressman who turned out to be...

Ep 2: Wilderness of Mirrors

September 23, 2020 - 54:20
The story of James Jesus Angleton, an obsessive reader of poetry who became the CIA’s chief of counterintelligence, and grew obsessed...

Ep 3: Poland is Not Yet Lost

September 30, 2020 - 55:27
The story of the CIA’s secret support for the Solidarity movement in Poland. Host Tim Weiner is joined by Polish political activist...

Ep 4: The Italian Job

October 7, 2020 - 32:28
In 1948, Italy has an important national vote and so begins one of the CIA's finest traditions: foreign election interference. Host Tim...

Ep 5: The Department of Disinformation

October 14, 2020 - 48:32
The KGB specialized in fake news, and its Department of Disinformation successfully spread lies around the world. But starting in the...