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State Secrets

The Cipher Brief

State Secrets is a weekly interview podcast featuring Cipher Brief experts and national security leaders.

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The Cipher Brief made its first reporting trip to Ukraine in February of 2022. That’s when we first met Tymofiy Mylovanov, the President of the Kyiv School of Economics. When we sat down with him then, Ukraine was preparing to mark one year since Ru... more

9 days ago

Dave Pitts was the CIA’s last man on the ground in Afghanistan as U.S. troops pulled out of the country in 2021. Even though he began his career as a humble private in the U.S. military, he quickly moved into special operations and eventually, to the... more

24 days ago

Retired Rear Admiral Mike Studeman is the former Commander of the Office of Naval Intelligence. He has extensive experience in intelligence, foreign policy, defense and China.  So, it wasn’t a surprise when Taiwan’s Vice President-Elect Hsiao – someo... more

a month ago

Former Director of CIA’s Center for Cyber Intelligence (and Cipher Brief Expert) Andrew Boyd talks to State Secrets about the dynamic relationship between villains, victims and vendors operating in cyberspace. The CIA, he says, has been paying close ... more

2 months ago


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4.6 out of 5 stars from 106 ratings
  • Eager listener

    I love tuning in to this podcast. Very informative, while remaining interesting. Nice work! :)

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    Australiaa year ago
  • Steve Blank EXCEPTIONAL

    That interview with Steve Blank was exceptional ”at scale!”

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 years ago
  • Lame

    These people act like they are still talking with their lingo using buds.. it’s boring and not useful to anyone except people wanting to stroke themselves with people who they fashion as important or relevant… go back to Panera and have the Mac and cheese..

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    United States2 years ago
  • Sound is getting better. Keep improving!

    Sounds is getting better! Keep improving!

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    Manfred kundschaft
    Netherlands5 years ago
  • Great Practitioner and Thought Leader Interviews

    Love the community of leaders, authors, and academics TCB has assembled. The insight is unmatched by any other media outlets that I have listened to in last decade. Keep it up and I’ll be subscribing to TCB premium access accounts.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 years ago

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