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Wind of Change
Wind of Change
Pineapple Street Studios / Crooked Media / Spotify

It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to... more

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Episodes

Special Preview: "Rogues" by Patrick Radden Keefe

Patrick has a new book that's just out, Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks. It's twelve strange but... more

21 Jul 2022 · 10 minutes
An Avocado Revolution | Introducing 544 Days

Everything was going great for Jason Rezaian. He was The Washington Post’s correspondent in Tehran. He had just gotten married.... more

14 Oct 2021 · 29 minutes
Out Now: Bonus Episodes

Thanks for listening to Wind of Change. We’ve made two additional episodes of the show — a pair of stories... more

06 Jul 2020 · 1 minute
Hello, Klaus

HANOVER, GERMANY, 2020: There is one last person Patrick needs to ask about “Wind of Change.” At a small hotel... more

29 Jun 2020 · 51 minutes
Rorschach

MOSCOW, RUSSIA, 2019: On a boat ride down the Moskva River, Patrick starts to fear that this entire podcast could... more

22 Jun 2020 · 46 minutes
The Doctor Is In

CAYMAN ISLANDS, 1982: The Scorpions’ manager Doc McGhee has a secret past: he played a role in one of the... more

15 Jun 2020 · 58 minutes
I Follow The Moskva

MOSCOW, USSR, 1989: Klaus Meine, the lead singer of the Scorpions, has said for 30 years that the Moscow Music... more

08 Jun 2020 · 42 minutes
The KGB Rock Club

LENINGRAD, USSR, 1988: Patrick finds another person who has told an eerily similar story about the Scorpions and the CIA.... more

01 Jun 2020 · 47 minutes
America’s Secret Weapon

LAGOS, NIGERIA, 1961: One of America’s most beloved singers died without ever knowing that during the Cold War she had... more

25 May 2020 · 45 minutes
You Call It An Operation, We Call It A Performance

KYIV, UKRAINE, 2019: Patrick flies to Ukraine and witnesses how fully the political message of “Wind of Change” still resonates... more

18 May 2020 · 47 minutes
Wind of Change
Special Preview: "Rogues" by Patrick Radden Keefe
Wind of Change