The Iron Curtain - Snap #915

At the height of the Cold War, Ulrike Poppe just might have been the most surveilled woman in the world. But it was only after the wall fell that things got really interesting.

The Iron Curtain


At the height of the Cold War, Ulrike Poppe just might have been the most surveilled woman in the world. But it was only after the wall fell that things got really interesting.

Be sure to check out Luisa Beck’s reporting on all things Germany at The Washington Post as well as the work of reporter Andrew Curry, whose article in Wired first got us interested in Ulrike’s story.. And if you’re interested in Stasi Records Agency, can you visit their English-language website to learn more.           

 

Producer: Luisa Beck (with Production Help From Joe Rosenberg)
Original Score: Renzo Gorrio


Secrets in Siberia


Mike Ramsdell was a covert operative for the federal government. He was assigned to capture and extract a high level target from Russia, but the mission went horribly wrong. Check out the fictionalized account of the story at potevka.com and you can personally contact Mike at michaelramsdell.com.

Producer: Anna Sussman

Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio