A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story about deception, appearances and betrayal. Hosted by Celia Aniskovich.

Maria Butina

“SPY AFFAIR,” Part 4 is now available on Podbean.

Previous Episodes

Episode 1: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria

Episode 2: Russian Roulette

Episode 3: Hello, Uncle Sam

Episode 4: Loose End

Patrick M. Byrne:

“If you really want to understand the big picture, you should listen to the four episodes of this podcast where the Russian “spy” Maria Butina and her activities in the United States are explored.

Wondery’s Spy Affair is a six-part miniseries podcast about a young and attractive Russian woman. Released thus far: the Intro, Episodes 1,2,3 and 4.

You can listen directly from the website: https://wondery.com/shows/spy-affair/

or from the app: https://wondery.app.link/y4ZghApm3eb

or here: https://castbox.fm/channel/Spy-Affair-id3930262