Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine

Welcome to Whirlwind, Season 2

Welcome to Whirlwind, Season 2

Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine - April 12, 2022 - 02:36

Russia is committing atrocities, destroying cities and killing thousands of civilians in Ukraine. But Putin’s dreams of conquest are being shattered – first and foremost by the will of the Ukrainian people – but also by American counter-efforts. And now, as Ukraine fights for freedom, democracy, and truth, so does the world. In two new episodes, C13Originals re-teams with Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author Tim Weiner to expand the acclaimed documentary series with a new focus on the war in Ukraine, Russia’s threat to democracy, and the roles of intelligence and disinformation in 21st century political warfare.

Previous Episode

Ep 10: Counterforce

November 18, 2020 - 53:10
As the United States moves on from the Trump presidency, it begins adjusting to meet the demands of 21st century geopolitics. In the...

Next Episode

Part 1: The Invisible War

April 13, 2022 - 33:50
Four CIA veterans explore how American intelligence is shaping the battlefield in Ukraine--and taking the fight to Russia.

About The Show

Written and narrated by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner and created by the Peabody-nominated studio C13Originals, Whirlwind: America, Russia & Ukraine examines the ongoing war in Ukraine -- the worst war in Europe since WWII -- in interviews with decorated, high-ranking CIA veterans who have led the American intelligence war with Russia for decades. These experts explain how Putin laid the groundwork for attacking Ukraine using deception and disinformation, how Russian disinformation has been amplified by American media figures and politicians, and how American political warfare can undermine Putin and the Kremlin.