Jack Barsky — chemist, linguist, computer programmer … spy. The former KGB agent lived under cover in the United States for decades before being found out by the FBI. Now, he’s sharing his story — his childhood in East Germany, his life of espionage, his turn from communism and everything in between — with host Charles Mizrahi. Topics Discussed:An Introduction to Jack Barsky (00:00:22)Recruited by the KGB (00:07:04)Becoming an American (00:15:06)Undercover Life (00:23:44)A Communist in a Capitalist World (00:33:38)Baruch & Beyond (00:37:53)A Strong Warning (00:43:25)Found by the FBI (00:48:45)A Message to Fellow Americans (00:54:35)Guest Bio:Today, Jack Barsky is a proud American … but his journey to citizenship was anything but traditional. The former KGB spy came to the U.S. in 1978 in order to report back to the Soviet Union. Today, he’s active on his website, JackBarsky.com, and tells his incredible story in his book, Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America. Resources Mentioned:Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in AmericaDon't Forget To... Subscribe to my podcast! Download this episode to save for later Liked this episode? Leave a kind review! Subscribe to Charles' Alpha Investor newsletter today: https://pro.banyanhill.com/m/1729783
As part of our on going conversation around corporate espionage, we decided to sit down with a real KGB spy for some insider knowledge. In this week's episode, Brent sits down with author and former KGB spy Jack Barsky to discuss the growing threat of corporate espionage, how bad actors can access a company's most valuable secrets, and how that information gets used. This is one of the most fascinating episodes of the season, so tune in! You're sure to learn a lot.
Ep1. 'Deep Under Cover' Part 1 - "I Had A Choice." With Jack Barsky
Spies up your life
Listen to the amazing story of the spy Jack Barsky, the longest-surviving known member of the KGB illegals program that operated during the Cold War.An interview and amazingly open and honest talk about how and why you become a spy for "the cause" and how you get out of it.Guest: Jack BarskyCover Picture: Peter LuedersEn podd by: Mikael HylinMusic: Anton Fossum-HylinStory editor: Lærke RasmussenDisclaimer: The stories told, facts presented, and views and opinions expressed in this Podcast are solely those of the presenter or interviewee and do not reflect the official policy or position of Spionpodden. Spionpodden is independent in relation to political, religious, economic, public and private special interests. A non-profit independent podcast that is not controlled or owned by any third party.
Ep2. 'Deep Under Cover' Part 2 - "...come Home, Or Else You Are Dead" With Jack Barsky
Spies up your life
Ex KGB-spy Jack Barsky continues his intriguing, exciting and unbelievable life story. The, hard to imagine, title of this episode is taken straight from his book 'Deep Under Cover'.Guest: Jack BarskyCover Picture: Peter LuedersA podcast by: Mikael HylinMusic: Anton Fossum-HylinStory editor: Lærke RasmussenDisclaimer: The stories told, facts presented, and views and opinions expressed in this Podcast are solely those of the presenter or interviewee and do not reflect the official policy or position of Spionpodden. Spionpodden is independent in relation to political, religious, economic, public and private special interests. A non-profit independent podcast that is not controlled or owned by any third party.
Jack Barsky, born in East Berlin 4 years after the end of World War II took an amazing life's journey from becoming a college professor to being recruited by the KGB. His assignment? Infiltrate and live in the United States as a spy under our noses. He was to build his identity, grow rich, and then do serious damage to the US. Fortunately, things took a very sharp turn and Jack is now very much a proud American citizen. In this interview, we dig a little beyond just the mechanics of being a spy in our midst. We explore things like the mental strain and psychological damage of leading dual identities and much more. Jack's links Web: https://jackbarsky.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jackbarsky/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/spybarsky/ And don’t forget to support the podcast by subscribing for free, reviewing, and sharing. Web: https://unstructuredpod.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/unstructuredp Facebook: https://facebook.com/unstructuredp Instagram: https://instagram.com/unstructuredp Join the Facebook group: fb.com/groups/unstructured
Today we sit down and talk with Jack Barsky, who is a former East German KGB Agent/Operative. We talk about his training and his time with the FBI as well as some more current issues! Remember you can always check out the video version of this at www.youtube.com/c/kilo23