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The best podcasts in December 2020—Wind of Change and You’re Wrong About

Plus Queen Mary Centre for the History of Emotions takes you behind the many sides of anger

By Charlotte Runcie   December 2020

Wind of Change, Crooked Media

The power ballad “Wind of Change” by the rock band Scorpions was said to have helped bring down the Soviet Union, but was it secretly written by the CIA? This investigative podcast from journalist Patrick Radden Keefe explores that theory, and along a meandering path of compelling storytelling covers the fall of the Berlin Wall, Cold War espionage tactics, and state infiltration of pop culture and rock music—as well as the line between state secrets and rumours.


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