Good Assassins: Hunting the Butcher

Good Assassins: Hunting the Butcher

Part spy thriller, part detective case. This is the untold story of the secret mission to hunt down a savage, escaped Nazi murderer. Led by a brilliant Mossad agent who lost his parentsin the Holocaust, the hunt for the infamous Butcher of Latvia was a secretive espionage operation that forever altered the fates of all ex-Nazis. Bestselling author and journalist Stephan Talty brings the story to life using interviews with the Butcher’s victims, the relatives of the Israeli agents, and ex-spies themselves, revealing for the first time this little-known chapter of Holocaust history and the pulse-pounding undercover operation that brought The Butcher to justice.

“Good Assassins: Hunting the Butcher” is a production of Diversion Podcasts, in association with iHeartRadio. This season is written and hosted by Stephan Talty. Produced and directed by Scott Waxman and Jacob Bronstein. Executive Producers: Scott Waxman and Mark Francis. Story editing by Jacob Bronstein with editorial direction from Scott Waxman and Mangesh Hattikudur. Editing, mixing, and sound design by Mark Francis. With the voices of: Nick Afka Thomas, Omri Anghel, Andrew Polk, Mindy Escobar-Leanse, Steve Routman, and Stefan Rudnicki. Archival research by Adam Shapiro. Theme music by Tyler Cash.  Thanks to Oren Rosenbaum.

 


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Stephan Talty
Stephan Talty

Stephan Talty is the New York Times bestselling author of eleven award-winning nonfiction books, including the first account of the Dalai Lama’s escape from Tibet and a sweeping history of Napoleon at war. Two of his books have been turned into films, the Oscar-nominated “Captain Phillips” and “Only the Brave.” Talty is also the author of two psychological novels set in his hometown of Buffalo, NY. His books, The Secret Agent and Operation Cowboy were both #1 Amazon bestsellers and The Secret Agent was named “Best Kindle Single of the Year” by thinreads.com. In addition to books, Talty has written for GQ magazine, Playboy, the Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.

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