Manage episode 285284859 series 2879014
Graham Greene wrote 1949's The Third Man, considered one of the best films of all time. But at the end of his life, Greene became fixated on a real-life story that parallelled his movie, when two British spies defected to the USSR in the 1950s, and Mi6 suspected they had a third man who had tipped them off. That man, Kim Philby, let a remarkable life of ambition, betrayal, and secrets. Scott Bunn (Steve Sax Syndrome, now available in podcast form!) joins us to talk about the real-life Third Man, and why Philby's story needs to be a movie.