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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alex Finley. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alex Finley, often where they are interviewed.

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5 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Alex Finley. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Alex Finley, often where they are interviewed.

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Forensic News | Natasha Bertrand | CIA Officer Alex Finley

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Forensic News On Senate Intelligence Investigations | Natasha Bertrand | CIA Officer Alex Finley
Jun 10 2019 · 1hr 5mins
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Episode 0013: Spies and Satire with Alex Finley (The Smell of Victory Podcast by Divergent Options)

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On this episode of The Smell of Victory Podcast, Bob Hein and Phil Walter interrogated former CIA Officer Alex Finley on her new book, “Victor in the Jungle,” which follows her first book, “Victor in the Rubble.”  Key Intelligence Questions posed to Alex during this interrogation include:

– Who has the worst travel claim processing in D.C., the CIA, the military, or defense contractors?

– What does fictional character and intelligence operative Victor Caro do when he is tired of the Total War on Terror in West Africa?

– What did a young Alex Finley do as a child to prepare for life in the CIA?

– Has the CIA forgotten the art of spying?

– After over a decade and a half fighting the war on terror, do intelligence services have the tools for great power competition?

– Does the CIA really have cat fashion shows?

– Are there metrics that can measure the value of an intelligence report?

– What is the danger of management consultants in the national security arena?

– How do terrorist organizations get rid of undesirables?

– Where and when are Alex’s book launch parties going to occur?

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May 27 2019 ·

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Episode 9: "Sex, Lies, Spies, and Bureaucracy." feat. Alex Finley

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Alex Finley, who *claims* to be a *former* CIA spy is here to discuss everything from accusations of collusion against the president to why redheaded spies are hot. Alex is the author of Victor in the Rubble, a satirical look at what it's like to work for the CIA and the owner of many beautiful accessories. Natasha is in awe. Warax thinks it's hot that Natasha is in awe. Shenanigans ensue.

On a more serious note: We are again disappointed with how the audio for this podcast turned out. We need better software in particular — which is why we hope you sign up to be our patron on Patreon. We will thank you, all the way from the bottom of Natasha's heart, i.e. gin glass.
Jul 23 2018 · 54mins
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Fmr. CIA Officer & Satirist Alex Finley

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This week, The Cipher Brief’s Executice Editor Fionnuala Sweeney speaks to Alex Finley, a former CIA officer who served in West Africa and Europe. Alex has gained a niche cult following with the publication earlier this year of her satirical novel, ‘Victor in the Ruble’ which depicts the trials and tribulations of an overseas CIA counter-terrosim officer whose biggest enemy turns out to be Agency red tape. Alex, not her real name, discusses the impact a Trump administration might have on the CIA.

Dec 12 2016 · 16mins

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Victor in the Rubble: An Interview with Alex Finley

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SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Alex Finley, author of the new satirical novel about CIA and the War on Terror, Victor in the Rubble. Finley, herself a former officer in CIA’s Directorate of Operations, provides a hilarious look at the bureaucratic absurdity of intelligence operations, and the great lengths capable officers will go to overcome it.

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Apr 19 2016 · 30mins