A second series of Secrets We Keep has been released by LiSTNR with investigative journalist Joey Watson on the hunt to find the spy who betrayed Australia.
Secrets We Keep: Nest of Traitors sees Watson (pictured above) over seven episodes devote three years investigating a mole in the ranks from the 1990s which has modern implications with the global conflict at the heart of the story now back at the forefront of world politics.
In the early 90s, ASIO (Australian Security Intelligence Organisation) discovered that during the Cold War a double agent was within the organisation and was leaking information to the KGB to bring down ASIO from the inside. For decades the story was covered up and the identity of the mole remained a mystery.
“When I set out on this journey, many warned me how difficult investigating a story like this would be, as the spy world is built on deception. But I was pulled in, and what started as a true crime ‘who dunnit’ yarn, quickly evolved into a much bigger story about secrets and power. Having studied ASIO during this period I have learnt a lot about Australia – both then, and now.”
LiSTNR Head of News and Information, Melanie Withnall, said:
“Joey’s incredible exploration of international espionage takes so many twists and turns that it’s hard to believe these events happened in Australia, but they did. Our LiSTNR news team is focused on bringing listeners extraordinary stories that are woven into Australia’s fabric and with Secrets We Keep: Nest of Traitors, we have delivered one of the most riveting news stories of recent times.”
Amelia Oberhardt who was behind the first series Secrets We Keep: Shame, Lies and Family, which explored the unconscionable circumstances of forced adoption in Australia in the 1960s and 1970s, introduces Watson and the new second series. Secrets We Keep: Nest of Traitors’ first two episodes are available now on LiSTNR.