A Life of Espionage - Jack Barsky
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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.

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