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Shoot the Messenger: Espionage, Murder & Pegasus Spyware

PRX & Exile Content Studio
DocumentarySociety & Culture

Espionage, Murder and Pegasus Spyware come to light in a special partnership between Exile Content Studios and the Committee to Protect Journalists. Hosts Rose Reid and Nando Vila examine the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and his inner circle that had the world's most sophisticated military-grade spyware confirmed on their phones. It's called Pegasus. How did this spyware come to be, how does it work, and how vulnerable are you? more


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Latest Episodes

Hey Shoot the Messenger Listeners - we are hard at work on Season 2, “Who Killed the Haitian President?” It will launch in late February. Until then, we’re bringing you special bonus episodes. more

2 months ago

In this bonus episode of Shoot the Messenger, we share a special interview host Rose Reid did with Russian journalist and founder of the media outlet Meduza, Galina Timchenko. more

4 months ago

We partnered with our friends at Reveal for a special episode on Pegasus, “The Spy Inside Your Smartphone,” featuring a deeper dive in the hacking of the El Faro newsroom in El Salvador and an interview with co-host Rose Reid. more

5 months ago


4.9 out of 5 stars from 197 ratings
  • A must-listen

    Anyone interested in the security & privacy of their lives & that of their friends & family should give a listen. If you love freedom & living in a democracy this is vital information - not politics. So east to listen to & understand. Well done. Can’t wait for Season 2!

    Apple Podcasts
    United States4 months ago
  • Great podcast

    Such a fascinating story and so well told. Scary and informative all the way!

    Apple Podcasts
    Australia5 months ago
  • The revelations in this series are devastating. 4 years after the murder of WP journalist Jamal Khashoggi, we learn that the story is much deeper and more alarming than we could've imagined.

    Will Golihew
    8 months ago
  • Intriguing

    I’m in healthcare by trade but this has opened my eyes to something different and I’m really considering going back to school to pursue something in writing or cyber security. The episodes always kept my attention and I can’t wait for the next season.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States9 months ago
  • Love it

    So far so good.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States9 months ago

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