"We do have officers who find themselves in difficult situations where they need to get away from somebody who is looking to do them harm. The motto is, you know, we do hard things in hard places. And sometimes that means that we find ourselves in situations where you’ve got to get out of the situation, get off the X, as they, as they say in the business."

December 19, 2022
Season 1 Episode 6
31:59

Reel vs. Real: CIA's Second in Command Sorts Spy Fact from Fiction

Rogue operatives. Off the books programs. Hood-sliding CIA officers single-handedly saving the world. Is there any fact behind the spy fiction we see all the time? For this, The Langley Files’ season one finale, Dee and Walter sit down with none other than CIA Deputy Director David Cohen to break down recurring scenes in spy fiction—and reveal that, behind some of them, is a surprising degree of CIA truth. <br>*Nothing in this podcast should be construed to be an endorsement by the CIA or the US Government of any particular company, product, or service.