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My friend the Bridge of Spies spy - Part 1 (341)

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In a riveting episode that peels back the layers of Cold War espionage, we sit down with Burt, an artist who unwittingly befriended a man better known as Colonel Abel, the infamous Bridge of Spies Spy who was exchanged for shot down US U2 pilot Gary Powers.

Burt knew Abel as Emil Goldfuss but his real name was Willie Fisher from Newcastle Upon Tyne in England. Fisher was a Soviet agent deeply embedded in the fabric of New York City's bustling art scene.

Burt's tale unfolds in a studio building exclusively for artists, where he first crossed paths with Fisher in an old-fashioned elevator—an encounter that would mark the beginning of an unexpected friendship.

Burt reminisces about their shared moments, from the peculiar request for a cup of turpentine to late-night discussions surrounded by the haze of cigarette smoke. He reflects on the nuances of their bond, the fatherly figure he saw in Fisher, and the mutual need for companionship that transcended the spy's professional obligations.

Episode extras here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode341/

Don’t miss part two of this amazing conversation next week…

The fight to preserve Cold War history continues and viaa simple monthly donation, you will give me the ammunition to continue to preserve Cold War history.

You’ll become part of our community, get ad-free episodes, and get a sought-after CWC coaster as a thank you and you’ll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history.

Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/

If a monthly contribution is not your cup of tea, we welcome one-off donations via the same link.

Connect with us on social media for more Cold War content:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColdWarPod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coldwarconversations/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coldwarpod/

YouTube: https://youtube.com/@ColdWarConversations

For the perfect gift for the Cold War enthusiast in your life, visit our store at https://coldwarconversations.com/store/

If you love history, check out Into History at https://intohistory.com/coldwarpod

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Sisällön tarjoaa Ian Sanders. Ian Sanders tai sen podcast-alustan kumppani lataa ja toimittaa kaiken podcast-sisällön, mukaan lukien jaksot, grafiikat ja podcast-kuvaukset. Jos uskot jonkun käyttävän tekijänoikeudella suojattua teostasi ilman lupaasi, voit seurata tässä https://fi.player.fm/legal kuvattua prosessia.

In a riveting episode that peels back the layers of Cold War espionage, we sit down with Burt, an artist who unwittingly befriended a man better known as Colonel Abel, the infamous Bridge of Spies Spy who was exchanged for shot down US U2 pilot Gary Powers.

Burt knew Abel as Emil Goldfuss but his real name was Willie Fisher from Newcastle Upon Tyne in England. Fisher was a Soviet agent deeply embedded in the fabric of New York City's bustling art scene.

Burt's tale unfolds in a studio building exclusively for artists, where he first crossed paths with Fisher in an old-fashioned elevator—an encounter that would mark the beginning of an unexpected friendship.

Burt reminisces about their shared moments, from the peculiar request for a cup of turpentine to late-night discussions surrounded by the haze of cigarette smoke. He reflects on the nuances of their bond, the fatherly figure he saw in Fisher, and the mutual need for companionship that transcended the spy's professional obligations.

Episode extras here https://coldwarconversations.com/episode341/

Don’t miss part two of this amazing conversation next week…

The fight to preserve Cold War history continues and viaa simple monthly donation, you will give me the ammunition to continue to preserve Cold War history.

You’ll become part of our community, get ad-free episodes, and get a sought-after CWC coaster as a thank you and you’ll bask in the warm glow of knowing you are helping to preserve Cold War history.

Just go to https://coldwarconversations.com/donate/

If a monthly contribution is not your cup of tea, we welcome one-off donations via the same link.

Connect with us on social media for more Cold War content:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ColdWarPod

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/coldwarconversations/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/coldwarpod/

YouTube: https://youtube.com/@ColdWarConversations

For the perfect gift for the Cold War enthusiast in your life, visit our store at https://coldwarconversations.com/store/

If you love history, check out Into History at https://intohistory.com/coldwarpod

Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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