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July 16, 2019
3: Feuerzauber: Lufthansa Hijack, Part 1
A post-vacation flight turned into a waking nightmare after 4 hijackers took over Lufthansa Flight 181. Germany's brand-new elite force, the GSG-9, was set to step in, but were too green to be ready; and so they asked for help from the seasoned British Special Air Service.  Having never even met, the two Spec Ops teams had to work together to figure out how to storm an airplane that was being taken all over Europe and the Middle East. This episode is sponsored by: Duke Cannon (https://dukecannon.com/) (Code: COVERT) Lightstream (https://www.lightstream.com/covert) The Great Courses Plus (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/covert) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is "Forlat", "Somnolence", "Scenery", "Comatose", "Cutting to the Chase", "aspirato," "Aveu," "Mare," and "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; "Guldhelden Eftermiddag" by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) ; "Clouds" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ;  and "Thin Line" and "First Rays" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by unchaz (https://freesound.org/people/unchaz/sounds/150961/) , DBKEEBLER (https://freesound.org/people/DBKEEBLER/sounds/403685/) , burnsie289 (https://freesound.org/people/burnsie289/sounds/152418/; ) , harrybates01 (https://freesound.org/people/harrybates01/sounds/254366/) , drotzruhn (https://freesound.org/people/drotzruhn/sounds/405203/) , pfranzen (https://freesound.org/people/pfranzen/sounds/423216/) , nothayama, (https://freesound.org/people/nothayama/sounds/172507/) ximian (https://freesound.org/people/ximian/sounds/259598/) , nebyoolae (https://freesound.org/people/nebyoolae/sounds/209608/) , lancelottjones (https://freesound.org/people/lancelottjones/sounds/9538) , floriangeyer (https://freesound.org/people/floriangeyer/sounds/144975/) , mwilkinsss (https://freesound.org/people/mwilkinsss/sounds/452785/) , lawnjelly (https://freesound.org/people/lawnjelly/sounds/156890/) , Eelke (https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/462598/) , bewagne, (https://freesound.org/people/bewagne/sounds/187613/) and laurenmg95. (https://freesound.org/people/laurenmg95/sounds/386691/) Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
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40 min
July 9, 2019
2: Argo: Iran Escape, Part 2
The six escaped diplomats couldn't stay under Canadian protection forever. With the State Department occupied, the CIA stepped in. Enter Agent Tony Mendez. His idea? They would all pretend to be a Hollywood scouting team. This episode is sponsored by: Hims  (https://www.forhims.com/covert) Bespoke (https://www.bespokepost.com/start) (Code: COVERT) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is "Cutting to the Chase", "machinery", "Delirium", "Cendres", "aspirato", and "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; by "Breath of Death Part 2" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ;  "Car Crash" and "Time" by Jahzzar; "Moving On", "Saturn (Lessons Learnt)", and "Waiting" by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by FedeFrede (https://freesound.org/people/FedeFrede/sounds/272468/;) , klankbeeld (https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/219681/;) , 150118NicoleKalamer (https://freesound.org/people/150118NicoleKalamer/sounds/325804/;) , ckvoiceover (https://freesound.org/people/ckvoiceover/sounds/401339/;) , montblanccandies (https://freesound.org/people/montblanccandies/sounds/266294/;) , Cheeseheadburger (https://freesound.org/people/Cheeseheadburger/sounds/141519/;) , pfranzen (https://freesound.org/people/pfranzen/sounds/264770/;) , Snapper4298 (https://freesound.org/people/Snapper4298/sounds/177494/) , CosmicEmbers (https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/161650/) , BarkersPinhead (https://freesound.org/people/BarkersPinhead/sounds/274814/;) , MWLANDI (https://freesound.org/people/MWLANDI/sounds/85815/;) , lawnjelly (https://freesound.org/people/lawnjelly/sounds/156890/;) , ChazzRavenelle (https://freesound.org/people/ChazzRavenelle/sounds/423099/;) , thomasevd (https://freesound.org/people/thomasevd/sounds/127712/;) , InspectorJ (https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/;) , Kyster (https://freesound.org/people/Kyster/sounds/124027/;) , marcel_farres (https://freesound.org/people/marcel_farres/sounds/186098/;) , and Setuniman (https://freesound.org/people/Setuniman/sounds/128868/;) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
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43 min
July 2, 2019
1: Argo: Iran Escape, Part 1
When a peaceful protest at the Iranian embassy became not-so-peaceful, it was the start of the longest hostage crisis in history. Six people escaped capture, but then they couldn't escape Iran. How would they get out? And how did they even evade being part of the Iran Hostage Crisis? Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is "Scenery", "Far From Home (PON VII)", "Machinery", and "Something (Bonus Track) by Kai Engel; "Breath of Death Part 1" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; "First Rays", "Time", and "Car Crash" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/) ; "Moving On" and "Saturn (Lessons Learnt)" by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) . Sound effects from freesound.org by Ramston (https://freesound.org/people/Ramston/sounds/156950/) , CosmicEmbers (https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/161650/) , HolmesAudio (https://freesound.org/people/HolmesAudio/sounds/318783/) , wertstahl (https://freesound.org/people/wertstahl/sounds/427608/) , InspectorJ (https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/) , MWLAND (https://freesound.org/people/MWLANDI/sounds/85815/;) , Audionautics (https://freesound.org/people/Audionautics/sounds/136978/;) , babuababua (https://freesound.org/people/babuababua/sounds/344430/;) , kernschall (https://freesound.org/people/kernschall/sounds/411108/;) , qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/210430/;) , BarkersPinhead (https://freesound.org/people/BarkersPinhead/sounds/274814/;) , DBKEEBLER (https://freesound.org/people/DBKEEBLER/sounds/403676/;) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
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52 min
June 4, 2019
Covert Season 2: Trailer
Covert is back for Season 2 with undercover operations from around the world, from the assassination of a dictator to the rescue from the longest hostage crisis in history.  Season 2 starts July 2nd.
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5 min
October 3, 2018
Introducing: Dead Man Talking
We bring you Audioboom's new podcast, Dead Man Talking. It follows the investigation of the confessions of the infamous Railroad Killer. Did he confess to more murders to delay his death penalty? Or was he really more sinister than anyone could have imagined? Journalist Alex Hannaford talks to the only surviving victim, fellow prisoners, and family members to get to the bottom of these haunting confessions. Subscribe now on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dead-man-talking/id1436700030?mt=2), [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5NzM3NTUucnNz), [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/489lf9q3VcacwgSeTS6WPR), or wherever you find your favorite shows.
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6 min
August 7, 2018
12: Black Hawk Down, Part 2
In the Season 1 finale: Two downed helicopters; Task Force Ranger is trapped in the middle of a swam, with no way out, except a convoy that can't get through the barrage of fire. As they take shelter for the night, supplies are low, and they have to rely on sheer determination to make it through. This episode's sponsors: [Hims](https://www.forhims.com/ops) [Casper](https://casper.com/) PROMO: COVERT [ZipRecruiter](https://www.ziprecruiter.com/covert) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by [Kai Engel](https://www.kai-engel.com/). Music in this episode is "Morbid Imagination", "Run", "Far From Home (PON VII)", "Floret", and "Nothing" by Kai Engel; and "Never Again", "August (Summer Nights)", "The Morning Star", and "Guldheden Eftermiddag" by [Ars Sonor](https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone). Sound effects from freesound.org by [CGEffex](https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/123223/), [cjosephwalker](https://freesound.org/people/cjosephwalker/sounds/94851/;), [caquet](https://freesound.org/people/caquet/sounds/432169/;), [InspectorJ](https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/345558/;), [madcowzack](https://freesound.org/people/madcowzack/sounds/85232/), [manychefsbroth](https://freesound.org/people/manychefsbroth/sounds/151876/), [JoniHeinonen](https://freesound.org/people/JoniHeinonen/sounds/161884), [dkustic](https://freesound.org/people/dkustic/), [laurenmg95](https://freesound.org/people/laurenmg95/sounds/386691/), [qubodup](https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/184947/), [Huggy13ear](https://freesound.org/people/Huggy13ear/sounds/138959/), [FreqMan](https://freesound.org/people/FreqMan/), [DBKEEBLER](https://freesound.org/people/DBKEEBLER/sounds/403676/), [burnsie289](https://freesound.org/people/burnsie289/sounds/152418/), [dheming](https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/128413/), [TobiasLudwig](https://freesound.org/people/TobiasLudwig/sounds/387072/), and [MWLANDI](https://freesound.org/people/MWLANDI/sounds/85815/). Additional sound effects from [freesfx.co.uk.](freesfx.co.uk.) Licensed under [Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
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45 min
July 31, 2018
11: Black Hawk Down, Part 1
A routine part of a UN mission in Mogadishu, Somalia, goes as wrong as it can, and a Rocket Propelled Granade has taken down a Black Hawk helicopter. Now Task Force Ranger, a group of 160 of the best Black Ops personnel are putting their fighting skills to the test, on the ground in enemy territory and surrounded on all sides by a swarm. Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by [Kai Engel](https://www.kai-engel.com/). Music in this episode is "Sopor", "August (Summer Nights)", "Visium", "Morbid Imagination", and "Nothing" by Kai Engel; and "Someohn", "The Morning Star", "Moving On", and "Never Again" by [Ars Sonor](https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone). Sound effects from [freesound.org](freesound.org) by [kernschall](https://freesound.org/people/kernschall/), [dkustic](https://freesound.org/people/dkustic/), [Lubini](https://freesound.org/people/Lubini/), [FreqMan](https://freesound.org/people/FreqMan/), [beerbelly38](https://freesound.org/people/beerbelly38/), [CGEffex](https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/), [qubodup](https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/). Additional sound effects from [freesfx.co.uk.](freesfx.co.uk.) Licensed under [Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
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36 min
July 24, 2018
10: Entebbe: Hostage Rescue, Part 2
In this week’s episode, we continue the story Israel’s special forces performing one of the most bold special force operations in modern history: flying right into enemy territory and saving hundreds of civilians held captive by terrorists in Entebbe, Uganda. This episode is sponsored by [ZipRecruiter](https://www.ziprecruiter.com/covert) and [Hims](https://www.forhims.com/ops). Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by [Kai Engel](https://www.kai-engel.com/). Music in this episode is “Deconstructing Ray” by [Ars Sonor](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ars_Sonor); “The Dark Glow of the Mountains”, “Undercover Vampire Policeman” by [Chris Zabriskie](http://chriszabriskie.com/); “Lachaim” by [Kevin Macleod](https://incompetech.com/); “Gramaphone” by [Jahzzar](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/); “periculum”, “Something (Bonus Track)”, “Nothing (Bonus Track)” by Kai Engel; and “Red Danube” by [Lee Rosevere](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere). Sound effects from freesound.org by LJudman, Rutgermuller, DKustic, NoiseCollector, Syna-Max, Trettfilms, Klankbeeld, BigPickle51, BonnyOrbit. [Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
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32 min
July 17, 2018
9: Entebbe: Hostage Rescue, Part 1
June 27th, 1976\. A routine flight from the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv to Paris. Two hundred and forty eight passengers and crew members have been kidnapped by armed terrorists aboard Air France flight 139\. The destination: a little known city called Entebbe in the middle of Africa. Who were the terrorists behind this? What unique challenges did Israeli government and military officials face? What was President of Uganda Idi Amin's intentions? This episode is sponsored by Harry's (harrys.com/covert), Stamps.com (PROMO: COVERT) and Hims (forhims.com/ops). Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is “Take Off and Shoot a Zero” by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/); “VIII. Catacombae. Sepulcrum romanum Largo” by Skidmore College Orchestra; “Sands of Windhoek” by Ask Again (https://soundcloud.com/artofescapism/); “Escapade”, “Dos Lagos” by Nctrnm (https://soundcloud.com/nctrnlmusic); “Action Investigation” by Komiku (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/); "Nothing (Bonus Track) by Kai Engel; and “Burnt To A Crisp” by Daniel Birch (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch). Sound effects from freesound.org by suz_soundcreations. Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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34 min
July 10, 2018
8: Terror in Mumbai, Part 2
The Black Cats are finally deployed to take down the mysterious terrorist threat plaguing Mumbai and killing innocents. But what they find is a threat well-armed and ready to take them on, and three major sites that are under siege. And the enemy has much more information than they do. This episode is sponsored by [Casper](http://www.casper.com) (PROMO: COVERT) and Euphomet, a new podcast. Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is "Delirium", "Oneiri", "Sopor", and "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; "Lucerna", "Breath of Death Part 2", and "Phoenix" by Sergey Cheremisinov; and "Thin Line", and "First Rays" by [Jahzzar](http://betterwithmusic.com/). Sound effects from freesound.org by trouxel, kyster, Benboncan, HolmesAudio, DudeAwesome, spoonsandlessspoons, MWLANDI, diegolar, Akc1231, Huggy13ear, laurenmg95, stereostereo, CGEffex, pcruzn, and Iwiploppenisse. Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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41 min
July 3, 2018
7: Terror in Mumbai, Part 1
A cafe held hostage. Gunfire in a public marketplace. Mumbai, the richest and most populated city in India is under constant attack from unknown and extremely well-coordinated terrorists. And the Indian National Guard, the Black Cats, are just waiting to be deployed. Journalists who reported from the scene and civilians caught in the action tell the tale of the Mumbai Terrorist attacks of 2008 – what happened that first day? And why did it take so long to respond?  Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is "Delirium", "Oneiri", Comatose" and "Nothing (Bonus Track) by Kai Engel; "Clouds", and "City of Lonely Ghosts" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "Moving On" by Ars Sonor (http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/); and "Thin Line" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/).  Sound effects from freesound.org by TobiasLudwig, cmusounddesign, unchaz, dobroide, FreqMan . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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40 min
June 26, 2018
6: Syrian Nuclear Strike
Mossad, the Israeli intelligence unit, was alarmed when a train exploded in North Korea – one that was carrying nuclear supplies to Syria. This led to the discovery of a secret nuclear reactor in the middle of Syria. And it could not be allowed to exist. Enter the Sayeret Matkal, aka The Unit, to execute a Nuclear Strike.  This episode is sponsored by Hims (forhims.com/OPS) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is "Scenery", "Oneiri", "Morbid Imagination" "Cutting to the Chase", and "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; "Someohn" and Guldheden (Eftermiddag)" by Ars Sonor (http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/) Sound effects from freesound.org by Kolezan, dheming, unchaz, CosmicEmbers, InspectorJ, Iwiploppenisse, Diegolar, StrangeAcoustics, doxent, pfranzen, ultradust, and hisoul . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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35 min
June 19, 2018
5: Operation Certain Death, Part 2
In this episode we go behind the battle lines in the jungles of Sierra Leone to learn about the planning and high stakes execution of one of the most dangerous special forces missions in history. But what was it like for those on the ground during this operation? What effect did this mission have? Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is “Somnolence”, “Morbid Imagination”, “Oneriri” by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com); “The Last Ones” by Jahzzar; “Arid Foothills”, Clash Defiant” by Kevin MacLeod. Sound effects from freesound.org by noise collector, barkerspinhead, eFlextheSoundDesigner, WertStahl, Leoctiurs. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This episode is sponsored by: Stamps.com, Hims and PD Stores podcast.
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33 min
June 12, 2018
4: Operation Certain Death, Part 1
The West African nation of Sierra Leone is a land of picturesque white beaches, a tropical climate and rich, lush rainforests. But the country is no tourist destination – it is the battle ground for one of the most gruesome and deadly civil wars in history. This is the real story of one of the most dangerous special forces missions in history: Operation Certain Death. As told by the people who were there. But who are the SAS? What unique conditions made this operation so dangerous? Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is “Floret”, “Anxiety”, “Comatose” and “Nothing (Bonus Track)” by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com); “Confused Sate”, “expeditionary” and Tikopia” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com/); “Förlåt” by Ars Sonor ((http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/)); “The Last Ones” by Jazzer and “Stories About the World That Once Was” by Chris Zabriskie (chriszabriskie.com/). Sound effects from freesound.org by ermfilm, harrybates01, bruce965, cosmicembers and leoctiurs. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This episode is sponsored by Female Criminals podcast by Parcast.
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46 min
June 5, 2018
3: Killing Bin Laden, Part 3
In this conclusion of the mission to stop Osama Bin Laden, we go inside Operation Neptune's Spear, where Seal Team Six flew undetected into Pakistan to go after who they believe is the elusive terrorist. What really happened inside the mystery compound? And what led to the decision to bring in a unit when chances of success were only 50/50?  Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com).  Music in this episode is "Run", "Far From Home (PON VII)" "Morbid Imagination" and "Nothing" by Kai Engel; "The Morning Star", Saturn (Lessons Learnt)", "Eternal (Breaking Free Mix)" "Never Again," and "Moving On" by Ars Sonor (http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/); "Unification ov Multiplicity" by Ad Serpentae (https://www.discogs.com/artist/892453-Ad-Serpentae); "The Last Ones" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/). Sound effects from freesound.org by Manicciola, daveincamas, HolmesAudio, volivieri, marcel_farres. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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42 min
May 29, 2018
2: Killing Bin Laden, Part 2
On February 26, 1993 Osama Bin Laden had gotten the attention of the United States when he funded an attempted attack on the World Trade Center. The attack later revealed a more intricate network of supposed terrorist training camps, and the terrorist organization known as al Qaeda, or “The Base." In late summer, 2001, he became America’s number one enemy. In part 2, host Jamie Rennell discusses the impact of 9/11 on the CIA, how intelligence services tracked down the most elusive criminal on the planet, and explores why it took so long. Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is "Sopor",  "August (Summer Nights)", and "Somnolence" by Kai Engel; "Forlat", "The Morning Star", "Saturn (Lessons Learnt)", and "Moving On" by Ars Sonor (http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/); "Toxick Spill" by Ad Serpentae (https://www.discogs.com/artist/892453-Ad-Serpentae); "The Last Ones" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/). Sound effects from freesfx.uk.co. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ News clips courtesy of C-Span (c-span.org).
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33 min
May 29, 2018
1: Killing Bin Laden, Part 1
In this first episode we’ll trace the origins of Osama Bin Laden and the people who were tasked to find him. Who was this man? When did he first get the CIA's attention? And what led up to his masterminding of 9/11? Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is "Oneiri", “Nothing [Bonus Track] and “May” by Kai Engel; “Samaritan", “Stanna med Oss [feat. Mary Shelley]", "Vänliga Slaktaren [feat. Mary Shelley]", “Minnesbilden [feat. Second Break]” and "Moving On" by Ars Sonor (http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/); "Unification_ov_Multiplicity" by Ad Serpentae (https://www.discogs.com/artist/892453-Ad-Serpentae); "The Last Ones" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/). Sound effects from freesound.org by Sklanier, SoundsLikeWillem, Cydon, FedeDrede, InspectorJ, WillyBilly1984, RobinHood76, Huybao91\. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This episode is sponsored by Hims (forhims.com/ops).
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32 min
May 23, 2018
1: Introducing Covert
Launching May 29th is Covert, a brand-new podcast delving into the shadows to reveal the murky world of international espionage and top secret military operations from around the world.
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4 min
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