Ep 095 – Spies Like Us: From Standup to the CIA

How does one get into the CIA?  You would imagine it was a life of service that lead to top secret training with a covert invite.  Surprising to hear that a poem and some jokes got our guest Emily Brandwin in a life of espionage. July 10, 2017

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Image result for emily brandwinEmily Brandwin may be one of the funniest guests we have had on the show.  She is an ex-CIA agent, ex-Stand up comic, present day comedy writer.  No, we are serious.

You will enjoy this conversation where:

  • We find out how a haiku landed her in the CIA?
  • Why did she even apply in the first place?
  • Pretexting, pretexting and more pretexting - top tips from a spy
  • Does Chris really own a cat suit?
  • Can he truly speak pirate?
  • There is just so much more....

This is one to not miss!

Emily, like many of you, is an avid reader and gives us an amazing list of books this month:

The Things We Tell Ourselves: A Novel by Victoria Namkung

Everybody’s got something by Robin Roberts

Patti LuPone: A Memoir by Patti LuPone

The Bedwetter: Stories of Courage, Redemption, and Pee by Sarah Silverman

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhoodby Trevor Noah

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