The Chatter Podcast: The Truth and Fiction of Life Inside the CIA with David McCloskey

By David Priess
Thursday, December 9, 2021, 9:58 AM

This week on Chatter, Shane Harris talks with former CIA analyst turned spy novelist David McCloskey. His new book, Damascus Station, has been widely praised for its accurate portrayal of intelligence operations. The story plays out amid a burgeoning civil war in Syria, where McCloskey served. Shane spoke to David about his influences, his writing process, and why it was important to get tiny details right about life in the CIA.

Chatter is a production of Lawfare and Goat Rodeo. This episode was produced and edited by Cara Shillenn of Goat Rodeo, with engineering assistance from Ian Enright.

Podcast theme by David Priess, featuring music created using Groovepad.

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