Wind of Change podcast


#1

Did anyone listen to this? I thought it was great!

https://crooked.com/podcast-series/wind-of-change/

It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall has just come down. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. A heavy metal band from West Germany, the Scorpions, releases a power ballad, “Wind of Change.” The song becomes the soundtrack to the peaceful revolution sweeping Europe — and one of the biggest rock singles ever. According to some fans, it’s the song that ended the Cold War.

Decades later, New Yorker writer Patrick Radden Keefe hears a rumor from a source: the Scorpions didn’t actually write “Wind of Change.” The CIA did.

This is Patrick’s journey to find the truth. Among former operatives and leather-clad rockers, from Moscow to Kiev to a GI Joe convention in Ohio, it’s a story about spies doing the unthinkable, about propaganda hidden in pop music, and a maze of government secrets. “Wind of Change.” An offbeat eight part investigation


#2

Fuck you guys! It’s great! Shit, the guy even interviews the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. The whole premise is ridiculous but I promise that there will be times when you think “hey, maybe the CIA did work with the Scorpions!”


#3

Hard pass, bub.


#4

They worked with Houdini. Wouldn’t be surprised.


#5

And Nina Simone unbeknownst to her


#6

Rasta don’t work for no CIA!


#7

just subscribed. i’ll give it a whirl.