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September 17, 2019
Under the leadership of Joint Special Operations Command, military officials finally track down the elusive mastermind behind numerous terrorist attacks and killings in Iraq: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. This episode is sponsored by: Hims (https://www.forhims.com/covert) Manscaped (https://www.manscaped.com/ ) CODE: COVERT VistaPrint (https://www.vistaprint.com/ ) CODE: COVERT Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) .  Music in this episode is “Something (Bonus Track)” and "Scenery" by Kai Engel; "Take Off and Shoot a Zero" by Chris Zabriskie (https://chriszabriskie.com/) and "Arid Foothills" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
September 10, 2019
This is the true story of how a coalition effort between American and British special force units brought down, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the mastermind behind countless bombings, kidnappings and beheadings in Iraq as the leader of A.Q.I. This episode is sponsored by: Great Courses (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/covert) Mint Mobile (https://www.mintmobile.com/covert) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) .  Music in this episode is “Something (Bonus Track)” by Kai Engel; “Never Again” by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) ; "Haunty Fourstroke", "Violin Spider" and "Blhlicht" by Marco Trovatello (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Marco_Trovatello/) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by syna-max (https://freesound.org/people/Syna-Max/sounds/60345/) , justinbw (https://freesound.org/people/JustinBW/sounds/70107/) , Dymewiz (https://freesound.org/people/Dymewiz/sounds/114390/) , kangaroovindaloo (https://freesound.org/people/kangaroovindaloo/sounds/138288/) , Huggy13ear (https://freesound.org/people/Huggy13ear/sounds/138959/) , soundmary (https://freesound.org/people/soundmary/sounds/194978/) , tehlordoswag420 (https://freesound.org/people/tehlordoswag420/sounds/204949/) , laurenmg95 (https://freesound.org/people/laurenmg95/sounds/386691/) , felix.blume (https://freesound.org/people/felix.blume/sounds/434076/) and nicklas3799 (https://freesound.org/people/nicklas3799/sounds/467359/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
September 4, 2019
Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to be David Bowie’s neighbor? Or to get into a water gun fight with Tupac? From Audioboom and Muddy Knees Media, A LIFE LIVED features interviews with relatives and friends of deceased celebrities, sharing their personal stories and telling how these stars' lives were truly lived. A LIFE LIVED is out now, and has new episodes every Monday! Check out this exclusive clip, and subscribe now on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, or Spotify to hear new episodes each week.
September 3, 2019
With Che's guerilla fighter, Paco, captured, CIA agent Felix Rodriguez was positive they would soon be able to capture Che himself. But what he hadn't realized - he was the only one who wanted to capture Che alive. This episode is sponsored by: Ridiculous History (https://www.ridiculoushistoryshow.com/) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is “Delirium,” “Morbid Imagination,” “Saturn (Lessons Learnt),” “Aveu,” “visium,” and “Something (Bonus Track)” by Kai Engel; and “Lucerna” by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by CastleofSamples (https://freesound.org/people/CastleofSamples/sounds/144997/) , marcel-farres (https://freesound.org/people/marcel_farres/sounds/186098/) , Glaneur-de-son (https://freesound.org/people/Glaneur%20de%20sons/sounds/24511/) s, thescarlettwitch89 (https://freesound.org/people/TheScarlettWitch89/sounds/415539/) , Gidion (https://freesound.org/people/Gidion/sounds/366796/) , cosmicembers (https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/161650) , bennychico11 (https://freesound.org/people/bennychico11/sounds/44408/) , lawnjelly (https://freesound.org/people/lawnjelly/sounds/156890/) , leafs67 (https://freesound.org/people/Leafs67/sounds/155589/) , theshaggyfreak (https://freesound.org/people/theshaggyfreak/sounds/278889/) , Tdude9000 (https://freesound.org/people/Tdude9000/sounds/138316/) , MAJ061785 (https://freesound.org/people/MAJ061785/sounds/85509/) , EFlexMusic (https://freesound.org/people/EFlexMusic/sounds/370250/) , Kolezan (https://freesound.org/people/Kolezan/sounds/246117/) , Benboncan (https://freesound.org/people/Benboncan/sounds/62491/) , inchadney (https://freesound.org/people/inchadney/sounds/457869/) , digifishmusic (https://freesound.org/people/digifishmusic/sounds/54889/) , jaklocke, kwahmah-02 (https://freesound.org/people/kwahmah_02/sounds/255848/) , inspectorj (https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/) , and Australopithecusman (https://freesound.org/people/Australopithecusman/sounds/388891/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
August 27, 2019
After two years of flying under the radar, guerilla attacks on the Bolivian army meant the presence of the notorious Che Guevara. But without hard evidence, the United States couldn't get too involved . .. so they sent in foreign CIA agent Felix Rodriguez to see the mission through. Meanwhile, Guevara thought a Bolivian revolution would spread throughout South America . . . but instead, it would bring about his downfall. This episode is sponsored by: Hims (https://www.forhims.com/covert) Behind the Bastards (https://www.behindthebastards.com/) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) .  Music in this episode is "Cendres", "aspirato," “Smoldering” and “Something (Bonus Track)” by Kai Engel; “sardana” by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com/) ; “Guldhelden Eftermiddag” by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) ; “Thin Line” by Jahzzar; “Toxick Spill” by Ad Serpentae (https://www.discogs.com/artist/892453-Ad-Serpentae) ; “Phoenix” by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; “Take Off and Shoot a Zero” by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/) ; and “Burnt to a Crisp” by Daniel Birch (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by CastleofSamples (https://freesound.org/people/CastleofSamples/sounds/144997/) , Glaneur-de-son (https://freesound.org/people/Glaneur%20de%20sons/sounds/24511/) s, CGEffex (https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/101962/) , lawnjelly (https://freesound.org/people/lawnjelly/sounds/156890/;) , ceberation, (https://freesound.org/people/ceberation/sounds/235519/) pauliep83, (https://freesound.org/people/pauliep83/sounds/33679/) Leafs67 (https://freesound.org/people/Leafs67/sounds/155589/) , deleted_user_3720673 (https://freesound.org/people/deleted_user_3720673/sounds/209666/) , mwilkinsss (https://freesound.org/people/mwilkinsss/sounds/452785/) , ximian, (https://freesound.org/people/ximian/sounds/259598/)   stereodivo (https://freesound.org/people/stereodivo/sounds/101847/) , InspectorJ (https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/421184/) , YleArkisto (https://freesound.org/people/YleArkisto/sounds/368673/) ,  and cmroybal (https://freesound.org/people/cmroybal/sounds/397457/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
August 20, 2019
After a love affair with Fidel Castro, Marita Lorenz was approached by the CIA take on a dangerous mission: assassinate the dictator. But how did the CIA convince her to turn on the man she loved? This episode is sponsored by: Junell & Associates (http://www.junell-law.com/) (call 800-400-1349) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is “May”, “Scenery”, “visium”, “Smoldering” and “Nothing (Bonus Track)” by Kai Engel; “Sardana” by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com/) ; “Saturn (Lessons Learnt” by Ars Sonos; “Readers! Do you Read?”, “I Am Running with Temporary Success from a Monstrous Vacuum in Persuit”, and “Undercover Vampire Policeman” by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/) ; and “Spellbound Hell” by Damiano Baldoni. Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by Robinhood76 (https://freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/sounds/60555/) , tim.kahn (https://freesound.org/people/tim.kahn/sounds/50858/) , ebcrosby (https://freesound.org/people/ebcrosby/sounds/334432/) , silverasatyr, (https://freesound.org/people/silversatyr/sounds/113364/) cmusounddesign (https://freesound.org/people/cmusounddesign/sounds/84704/) , leoctiurs (https://freesound.org/people/Leoctiurs/sounds/428185/) , theshaggyfreak (https://freesound.org/people/theshaggyfreak/sounds/276271/) , CUeckermann (https://freesound.org/people/CUeckermann/sounds/444809/) , Slave2theLight (https://freesound.org/people/Slave2theLight/sounds/157012/) , and ramston (https://freesound.org/people/Ramston/sounds/156950/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
August 13, 2019
A young woman ends up in a whirlwind relationship with Fidel Castro. But hiding it from her family and living in a post-revolutionary country isn't her most prominent danger. It's the CIA, who are looking for someone close to Castro to recruit. Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is  “Aevu”, ”aspirato," "Morbid Imagination," “machinery”, “Floret”, and ”Something (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; “A Cool Electric Rainy Night” by Mike Durek (http://michaeldurek.com/) ; “Sancho Panza Gets a Latte” and “Sardana” by Kevin Macleod (https://incompetech.com/) ; “Undercover Vampire Policeman” and “Take Off and Shoot a Zero” by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/) ;  and “First Rays” by Jahzzar (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/) .   Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by ramston (https://freesound.org/people/Ramston/sounds/156950/) , dkustic (https://freesound.org/people/dkustic/sounds/57882/) , Lubini (https://freesound.org/people/Lubini/sounds/338321/) , eelke (https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/462598/) , deleted_user_3720673 (https://freesound.org/people/deleted_user_3720673/sounds/209666/) , mwlandi (https://freesound.org/people/MWLANDI/sounds/85815/) , bennychico11 (https://freesound.org/people/bennychico11/sounds/44408/) , arnaud-coutancier (https://freesound.org/people/arnaud%20coutancier/sounds/418299/) , limwei (https://freesound.org/people/limwei/sounds/100015/) , marcel-farres (https://freesound.org/people/marcel_farres/sounds/186098/) , cheeseheadburger (https://freesound.org/people/Cheeseheadburger/sounds/141519/) , lawnjelly (https://freesound.org/people/lawnjelly/sounds/156890/) , FedeFrede (https://freesound.org/people/FedeFrede/sounds/324138/) , dobroide, (https://freesound.org/people/dobroide/sounds/36052/) sonsdebarcelona (https://freesound.org/people/sonsdebarcelona/sounds/222503/) , dersuperanton (https://freesound.org/people/dersuperanton/sounds/434466/) , aboe (https://freesound.org/people/aboe/sounds/68874/) , Ediecz (https://freesound.org/people/Ediecz/sounds/245909/) , puniho (https://freesound.org/people/Puniho/sounds/231298/) , cosmicembers (https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/161650/) , kwahmah_02 (https://freesound.org/people/kwahmah_02/sounds/250775/) , ebcrosby (https://freesound.org/people/ebcrosby/sounds/334439/) , mushroomjesus (https://freesound.org/people/mushroomjesus/sounds/146925/) , and ximian (https://freesound.org/people/ximian/sounds/259598/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
August 6, 2019
The SAS and SEAL Team 6 get the go-ahead for their long trek of a rescue operation, but limited intel means that something unexpected is going to happen. And it does. This episode is sponsored by: Mint Mobile (https://www.mintmobile.com/covert) Hims (https://www.forhims.com/covert) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is “Saturn (Lessons Learnt), “Comatose”, "Mare," "Cendres," and ”Something (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; “Burnt to a Crisp” by Daniel Birch (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch) ; “Moving On,” “Waiting” and “Vanliga Slaktaren [feat Mary Shelley]” by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) ; and “Escapade” by Nctrnm (https://soundcloud.com/nctrnlmusic) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by drotzruhn (https://freesound.org/people/drotzruhn/sounds/405203/) , caquet (https://freesound.org/people/caquet/sounds/432169/) , RTB45 (https://freesound.org/people/RTB45/sounds/402306/) , qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/238958/) , Iwan Gabovitch (http://freesound.org/people/qubodup) , ximian (https://freesound.org/people/ximian/sounds/259598/) , AlienXXX (https://freesound.org/people/AlienXXX/sounds/260413/) , eelke (https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/462598/) , bennychico11 (https://freesound.org/people/bennychico11/sounds/44408/) , mwilkinsss (https://freesound.org/people/mwilkinsss/sounds/452785/) , laurenmg95 (https://freesound.org/people/laurenmg95/sounds/386691/) , kwahmah_02 (https://freesound.org/people/kwahmah_02/sounds/255848/) , wjoojoo, (https://freesound.org/people/wjoojoo/sounds/330918/) theuncertainman (https://freesound.org/people/theuncertainman/sounds/402642/) , floriangeyer (https://freesound.org/people/floriangeyer/sounds/144975/) , burnsie289 (https://freesound.org/people/burnsie289/sounds/152418/;%20) , and Manicciola (https://freesound.org/people/Manicciola/sounds/182860/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
July 30, 2019
In 2012, humanitarian aid workers were kidnapped and held as ransom by a gang of drug runners and criminals in the northern region of Afghanistan. It was up to the two most elite special forces in the world, the SAS and U.S. Seal Team 6, to lead a dangerous joint operation to retrieve them. This episode is sponsored by: Bespoke Post (https://www.bespokepost.com/) (Code: COVERT) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; "Lucerna" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; "A New Biosphere" by Schemawound (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Schemawound/) ; "There Are Many Different Kinds of Love" by Chris Zabriskie (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chris_Zabriskie/) and "Studie I" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by DCPoke (https://freesound.org/people/DCPoke/sounds/387988/) and jay rope (https://freesound.org/people/jay_rope/sounds/396175/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
July 23, 2019
The hunt for the Landshut continues as the SAS and GSG-9 follow the hijacked plane around the Middle East. And just when they thought it was all over, something unfathomable happened: murder. Their carefully rehearsed plan can still work - but now lives are really on the line. This episode is sponsored by: Lightstream (https://www.lightstream.com/covert) Duke Cannon (https://dukecannon.com/) (Code: COVERT) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is "Cenderes", "Morbid Imagination," "aspirato," "Run," and "Something (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; "Toxick Spill" and "Unification on Multiplicity" by Ad Serpentae (https://www.discogs.com/artist/892453-Ad-Serpentae) ;  and "Moving On" and "Someohn" by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by amorralteixe (https://freesound.org/people/amorralteixe/sounds/233004/) , Benboncan (https://freesound.org/people/Benboncan/sounds/78518/) , laurenmg95 (https://freesound.org/people/laurenmg95/sounds/386691/) , mwilkinsss (https://freesound.org/people/mwilkinsss/sounds/452785/) , InspectorJ (https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/) , BarkersPinhead (https://freesound.org/people/BarkersPinhead/sounds/274814/) , Eelke (https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/462598/) , EFlexMusic (https://freesound.org/people/EFlexMusic/sounds/370250/) , Australopithecusman (https://freesound.org/people/Australopithecusman/sounds/388891/) , pfranzen (https://freesound.org/people/pfranzen/sounds/264770/) , CosmicEmbers (https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/160738/) , unchaz (https://freesound.org/people/unchaz/sounds/150963/) , RobinHood76 (https://freesound.org/people/Robinhood76/sounds/367591/) , Puniho (https://freesound.org/people/Puniho/sounds/231298/) , sound_ims (https://freesound.org/people/sound_ims/sounds/131224/) , voho (https://freesound.org/people/voho/sounds/319132/) , floriangeyer (https://freesound.org/people/floriangeyer/sounds/144975/) , HolmesAudio (https://freesound.org/people/HolmesAudio/sounds/318783/) , CGEffex (https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/93839/) , DBKEEBLER (https://freesound.org/people/DBKEEBLER/sounds/403676/) , Coral_Island_Studios (https://freesound.org/people/Coral_Island_Studios/sounds/277562/) , blouhond (https://freesound.org/people/blouhond/sounds/440583/) , FunWithSound (https://freesound.org/people/FunWithSound/sounds/390723/) , sonsdebarcelona (https://freesound.org/people/sonsdebarcelona/sounds/222503/) , and Audionautics (https://freesound.org/people/Audionautics/sounds/136978/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
July 16, 2019
A post-vacation flight turned into a waking nightmare after 4 hijackers took over Lufthansa Flight 181. Germany's brand-new elite force, the GSG-9, was set to step in, but were too green to be ready; and so they asked for help from the seasoned British Special Air Service.  Having never even met, the two Spec Ops teams had to work together to figure out how to storm an airplane that was being taken all over Europe and the Middle East. This episode is sponsored by: Duke Cannon (https://dukecannon.com/) (Code: COVERT) Lightstream (https://www.lightstream.com/covert) The Great Courses Plus (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/covert) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is "Forlat", "Somnolence", "Scenery", "Comatose", "Cutting to the Chase", "aspirato," "Aveu," "Mare," and "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; "Guldhelden Eftermiddag" by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) ; "Clouds" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ;  and "Thin Line" and "First Rays" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by unchaz (https://freesound.org/people/unchaz/sounds/150961/) , DBKEEBLER (https://freesound.org/people/DBKEEBLER/sounds/403685/) , burnsie289 (https://freesound.org/people/burnsie289/sounds/152418/; ) , harrybates01 (https://freesound.org/people/harrybates01/sounds/254366/) , drotzruhn (https://freesound.org/people/drotzruhn/sounds/405203/) , pfranzen (https://freesound.org/people/pfranzen/sounds/423216/) , nothayama, (https://freesound.org/people/nothayama/sounds/172507/) ximian (https://freesound.org/people/ximian/sounds/259598/) , nebyoolae (https://freesound.org/people/nebyoolae/sounds/209608/) , lancelottjones (https://freesound.org/people/lancelottjones/sounds/9538) , floriangeyer (https://freesound.org/people/floriangeyer/sounds/144975/) , mwilkinsss (https://freesound.org/people/mwilkinsss/sounds/452785/) , lawnjelly (https://freesound.org/people/lawnjelly/sounds/156890/) , Eelke (https://freesound.org/people/Eelke/sounds/462598/) , bewagne, (https://freesound.org/people/bewagne/sounds/187613/) and laurenmg95. (https://freesound.org/people/laurenmg95/sounds/386691/) Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
July 9, 2019
The six escaped diplomats couldn't stay under Canadian protection forever. With the State Department occupied, the CIA stepped in. Enter Agent Tony Mendez. His idea? They would all pretend to be a Hollywood scouting team. This episode is sponsored by: Hims  (https://www.forhims.com/covert) Bespoke (https://www.bespokepost.com/start) (Code: COVERT) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is "Cutting to the Chase", "machinery", "Delirium", "Cendres", "aspirato", and "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; by "Breath of Death Part 2" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ;  "Car Crash" and "Time" by Jahzzar; "Moving On", "Saturn (Lessons Learnt)", and "Waiting" by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by FedeFrede (https://freesound.org/people/FedeFrede/sounds/272468/;) , klankbeeld (https://freesound.org/people/klankbeeld/sounds/219681/;) , 150118NicoleKalamer (https://freesound.org/people/150118NicoleKalamer/sounds/325804/;) , ckvoiceover (https://freesound.org/people/ckvoiceover/sounds/401339/;) , montblanccandies (https://freesound.org/people/montblanccandies/sounds/266294/;) , Cheeseheadburger (https://freesound.org/people/Cheeseheadburger/sounds/141519/;) , pfranzen (https://freesound.org/people/pfranzen/sounds/264770/;) , Snapper4298 (https://freesound.org/people/Snapper4298/sounds/177494/) , CosmicEmbers (https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/161650/) , BarkersPinhead (https://freesound.org/people/BarkersPinhead/sounds/274814/;) , MWLANDI (https://freesound.org/people/MWLANDI/sounds/85815/;) , lawnjelly (https://freesound.org/people/lawnjelly/sounds/156890/;) , ChazzRavenelle (https://freesound.org/people/ChazzRavenelle/sounds/423099/;) , thomasevd (https://freesound.org/people/thomasevd/sounds/127712/;) , InspectorJ (https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/;) , Kyster (https://freesound.org/people/Kyster/sounds/124027/;) , marcel_farres (https://freesound.org/people/marcel_farres/sounds/186098/;) , and Setuniman (https://freesound.org/people/Setuniman/sounds/128868/;) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk (http://freesfx.co.uk/) . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
July 2, 2019
When a peaceful protest at the Iranian embassy became not-so-peaceful, it was the start of the longest hostage crisis in history. Six people escaped capture, but then they couldn't escape Iran. How would they get out? And how did they even evade being part of the Iran Hostage Crisis? Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) . Music in this episode is "Scenery", "Far From Home (PON VII)", "Machinery", and "Something (Bonus Track) by Kai Engel; "Breath of Death Part 1" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/) ; "First Rays", "Time", and "Car Crash" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/) ; "Moving On" and "Saturn (Lessons Learnt)" by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) . Sound effects from freesound.org by Ramston (https://freesound.org/people/Ramston/sounds/156950/) , CosmicEmbers (https://freesound.org/people/CosmicEmbers/sounds/161650/) , HolmesAudio (https://freesound.org/people/HolmesAudio/sounds/318783/) , wertstahl (https://freesound.org/people/wertstahl/sounds/427608/) , InspectorJ (https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/336598/) , MWLAND (https://freesound.org/people/MWLANDI/sounds/85815/;) , Audionautics (https://freesound.org/people/Audionautics/sounds/136978/;) , babuababua (https://freesound.org/people/babuababua/sounds/344430/;) , kernschall (https://freesound.org/people/kernschall/sounds/411108/;) , qubodup (https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/210430/;) , BarkersPinhead (https://freesound.org/people/BarkersPinhead/sounds/274814/;) , DBKEEBLER (https://freesound.org/people/DBKEEBLER/sounds/403676/;) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
June 4, 2019
Covert is back for Season 2 with undercover operations from around the world, from the assassination of a dictator to the rescue from the longest hostage crisis in history.  Season 2 starts July 2nd.
October 3, 2018
We bring you Audioboom's new podcast, Dead Man Talking. It follows the investigation of the confessions of the infamous Railroad Killer. Did he confess to more murders to delay his death penalty? Or was he really more sinister than anyone could have imagined? Journalist Alex Hannaford talks to the only surviving victim, fellow prisoners, and family members to get to the bottom of these haunting confessions. Subscribe now on [Apple Podcasts](https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/dead-man-talking/id1436700030?mt=2), [Google Podcasts](https://www.google.com/podcasts?feed=aHR0cHM6Ly9hdWRpb2Jvb20uY29tL2NoYW5uZWxzLzQ5NzM3NTUucnNz), [Spotify](https://open.spotify.com/show/489lf9q3VcacwgSeTS6WPR), or wherever you find your favorite shows.
August 7, 2018
In the Season 1 finale: Two downed helicopters; Task Force Ranger is trapped in the middle of a swam, with no way out, except a convoy that can't get through the barrage of fire. As they take shelter for the night, supplies are low, and they have to rely on sheer determination to make it through. This episode's sponsors: [Hims](https://www.forhims.com/ops) [Casper](https://casper.com/) PROMO: COVERT [ZipRecruiter](https://www.ziprecruiter.com/covert) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by [Kai Engel](https://www.kai-engel.com/). Music in this episode is "Morbid Imagination", "Run", "Far From Home (PON VII)", "Floret", and "Nothing" by Kai Engel; and "Never Again", "August (Summer Nights)", "The Morning Star", and "Guldheden Eftermiddag" by [Ars Sonor](https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone). Sound effects from freesound.org by [CGEffex](https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/sounds/123223/), [cjosephwalker](https://freesound.org/people/cjosephwalker/sounds/94851/;), [caquet](https://freesound.org/people/caquet/sounds/432169/;), [InspectorJ](https://freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/345558/;), [madcowzack](https://freesound.org/people/madcowzack/sounds/85232/), [manychefsbroth](https://freesound.org/people/manychefsbroth/sounds/151876/), [JoniHeinonen](https://freesound.org/people/JoniHeinonen/sounds/161884), [dkustic](https://freesound.org/people/dkustic/), [laurenmg95](https://freesound.org/people/laurenmg95/sounds/386691/), [qubodup](https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/sounds/184947/), [Huggy13ear](https://freesound.org/people/Huggy13ear/sounds/138959/), [FreqMan](https://freesound.org/people/FreqMan/), [DBKEEBLER](https://freesound.org/people/DBKEEBLER/sounds/403676/), [burnsie289](https://freesound.org/people/burnsie289/sounds/152418/), [dheming](https://freesound.org/people/dheming/sounds/128413/), [TobiasLudwig](https://freesound.org/people/TobiasLudwig/sounds/387072/), and [MWLANDI](https://freesound.org/people/MWLANDI/sounds/85815/). Additional sound effects from [freesfx.co.uk.](freesfx.co.uk.) Licensed under [Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
July 31, 2018
A routine part of a UN mission in Mogadishu, Somalia, goes as wrong as it can, and a Rocket Propelled Granade has taken down a Black Hawk helicopter. Now Task Force Ranger, a group of 160 of the best Black Ops personnel are putting their fighting skills to the test, on the ground in enemy territory and surrounded on all sides by a swarm. Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by [Kai Engel](https://www.kai-engel.com/). Music in this episode is "Sopor", "August (Summer Nights)", "Visium", "Morbid Imagination", and "Nothing" by Kai Engel; and "Someohn", "The Morning Star", "Moving On", and "Never Again" by [Ars Sonor](https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone). Sound effects from [freesound.org](freesound.org) by [kernschall](https://freesound.org/people/kernschall/), [dkustic](https://freesound.org/people/dkustic/), [Lubini](https://freesound.org/people/Lubini/), [FreqMan](https://freesound.org/people/FreqMan/), [beerbelly38](https://freesound.org/people/beerbelly38/), [CGEffex](https://freesound.org/people/CGEffex/), [qubodup](https://freesound.org/people/qubodup/). Additional sound effects from [freesfx.co.uk.](freesfx.co.uk.) Licensed under [Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
July 24, 2018
In this week’s episode, we continue the story Israel’s special forces performing one of the most bold special force operations in modern history: flying right into enemy territory and saving hundreds of civilians held captive by terrorists in Entebbe, Uganda. This episode is sponsored by [ZipRecruiter](https://www.ziprecruiter.com/covert) and [Hims](https://www.forhims.com/ops). Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by [Kai Engel](https://www.kai-engel.com/). Music in this episode is “Deconstructing Ray” by [Ars Sonor](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ars_Sonor); “The Dark Glow of the Mountains”, “Undercover Vampire Policeman” by [Chris Zabriskie](http://chriszabriskie.com/); “Lachaim” by [Kevin Macleod](https://incompetech.com/); “Gramaphone” by [Jahzzar](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jahzzar/); “periculum”, “Something (Bonus Track)”, “Nothing (Bonus Track)” by Kai Engel; and “Red Danube” by [Lee Rosevere](http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere). Sound effects from freesound.org by LJudman, Rutgermuller, DKustic, NoiseCollector, Syna-Max, Trettfilms, Klankbeeld, BigPickle51, BonnyOrbit. [Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License](http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/)
July 17, 2018
June 27th, 1976\. A routine flight from the Israeli coastal city of Tel Aviv to Paris. Two hundred and forty eight passengers and crew members have been kidnapped by armed terrorists aboard Air France flight 139\. The destination: a little known city called Entebbe in the middle of Africa. Who were the terrorists behind this? What unique challenges did Israeli government and military officials face? What was President of Uganda Idi Amin's intentions? This episode is sponsored by Harry's (harrys.com/covert), Stamps.com (PROMO: COVERT) and Hims (forhims.com/ops). Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is “Take Off and Shoot a Zero” by Chris Zabriskie (http://chriszabriskie.com/); “VIII. Catacombae. Sepulcrum romanum Largo” by Skidmore College Orchestra; “Sands of Windhoek” by Ask Again (https://soundcloud.com/artofescapism/); “Escapade”, “Dos Lagos” by Nctrnm (https://soundcloud.com/nctrnlmusic); “Action Investigation” by Komiku (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Komiku/); "Nothing (Bonus Track) by Kai Engel; and “Burnt To A Crisp” by Daniel Birch (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Daniel_Birch). Sound effects from freesound.org by suz_soundcreations. Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 10, 2018
The Black Cats are finally deployed to take down the mysterious terrorist threat plaguing Mumbai and killing innocents. But what they find is a threat well-armed and ready to take them on, and three major sites that are under siege. And the enemy has much more information than they do. This episode is sponsored by [Casper](http://www.casper.com) (PROMO: COVERT) and Euphomet, a new podcast. Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is "Delirium", "Oneiri", "Sopor", and "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; "Lucerna", "Breath of Death Part 2", and "Phoenix" by Sergey Cheremisinov; and "Thin Line", and "First Rays" by [Jahzzar](http://betterwithmusic.com/). Sound effects from freesound.org by trouxel, kyster, Benboncan, HolmesAudio, DudeAwesome, spoonsandlessspoons, MWLANDI, diegolar, Akc1231, Huggy13ear, laurenmg95, stereostereo, CGEffex, pcruzn, and Iwiploppenisse. Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
July 3, 2018
A cafe held hostage. Gunfire in a public marketplace. Mumbai, the richest and most populated city in India is under constant attack from unknown and extremely well-coordinated terrorists. And the Indian National Guard, the Black Cats, are just waiting to be deployed. Journalists who reported from the scene and civilians caught in the action tell the tale of the Mumbai Terrorist attacks of 2008 – what happened that first day? And why did it take so long to respond?  Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is "Delirium", "Oneiri", Comatose" and "Nothing (Bonus Track) by Kai Engel; "Clouds", and "City of Lonely Ghosts" by Sergey Cheremisinov (https://www.s-cheremisinov.com/); "Moving On" by Ars Sonor (http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/); and "Thin Line" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/).  Sound effects from freesound.org by TobiasLudwig, cmusounddesign, unchaz, dobroide, FreqMan . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 26, 2018
Mossad, the Israeli intelligence unit, was alarmed when a train exploded in North Korea – one that was carrying nuclear supplies to Syria. This led to the discovery of a secret nuclear reactor in the middle of Syria. And it could not be allowed to exist. Enter the Sayeret Matkal, aka The Unit, to execute a Nuclear Strike.  This episode is sponsored by Hims (forhims.com/OPS) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is "Scenery", "Oneiri", "Morbid Imagination" "Cutting to the Chase", and "Nothing (Bonus Track)" by Kai Engel; "Someohn" and Guldheden (Eftermiddag)" by Ars Sonor (http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/) Sound effects from freesound.org by Kolezan, dheming, unchaz, CosmicEmbers, InspectorJ, Iwiploppenisse, Diegolar, StrangeAcoustics, doxent, pfranzen, ultradust, and hisoul . Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
June 19, 2018
In this episode we go behind the battle lines in the jungles of Sierra Leone to learn about the planning and high stakes execution of one of the most dangerous special forces missions in history. But what was it like for those on the ground during this operation? What effect did this mission have? Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is “Somnolence”, “Morbid Imagination”, “Oneriri” by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com); “The Last Ones” by Jahzzar; “Arid Foothills”, Clash Defiant” by Kevin MacLeod. Sound effects from freesound.org by noise collector, barkerspinhead, eFlextheSoundDesigner, WertStahl, Leoctiurs. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This episode is sponsored by: Stamps.com, Hims and PD Stores podcast.
June 12, 2018
The West African nation of Sierra Leone is a land of picturesque white beaches, a tropical climate and rich, lush rainforests. But the country is no tourist destination – it is the battle ground for one of the most gruesome and deadly civil wars in history. This is the real story of one of the most dangerous special forces missions in history: Operation Certain Death. As told by the people who were there. But who are the SAS? What unique conditions made this operation so dangerous? Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is “Floret”, “Anxiety”, “Comatose” and “Nothing (Bonus Track)” by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com); “Confused Sate”, “expeditionary” and Tikopia” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com/); “Förlåt” by Ars Sonor ((http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/)); “The Last Ones” by Jazzer and “Stories About the World That Once Was” by Chris Zabriskie (chriszabriskie.com/). Sound effects from freesound.org by ermfilm, harrybates01, bruce965, cosmicembers and leoctiurs. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This episode is sponsored by Female Criminals podcast by Parcast.
June 5, 2018
In this conclusion of the mission to stop Osama Bin Laden, we go inside Operation Neptune's Spear, where Seal Team Six flew undetected into Pakistan to go after who they believe is the elusive terrorist. What really happened inside the mystery compound? And what led to the decision to bring in a unit when chances of success were only 50/50?  Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com).  Music in this episode is "Run", "Far From Home (PON VII)" "Morbid Imagination" and "Nothing" by Kai Engel; "The Morning Star", Saturn (Lessons Learnt)", "Eternal (Breaking Free Mix)" "Never Again," and "Moving On" by Ars Sonor (http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/); "Unification ov Multiplicity" by Ad Serpentae (https://www.discogs.com/artist/892453-Ad-Serpentae); "The Last Ones" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/). Sound effects from freesound.org by Manicciola, daveincamas, HolmesAudio, volivieri, marcel_farres. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
May 29, 2018
On February 26, 1993 Osama Bin Laden had gotten the attention of the United States when he funded an attempted attack on the World Trade Center. The attack later revealed a more intricate network of supposed terrorist training camps, and the terrorist organization known as al Qaeda, or “The Base." In late summer, 2001, he became America’s number one enemy. In part 2, host Jamie Rennell discusses the impact of 9/11 on the CIA, how intelligence services tracked down the most elusive criminal on the planet, and explores why it took so long. Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is "Sopor",  "August (Summer Nights)", and "Somnolence" by Kai Engel; "Forlat", "The Morning Star", "Saturn (Lessons Learnt)", and "Moving On" by Ars Sonor (http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/); "Toxick Spill" by Ad Serpentae (https://www.discogs.com/artist/892453-Ad-Serpentae); "The Last Ones" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/). Sound effects from freesfx.uk.co. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ News clips courtesy of C-Span (c-span.org).
May 29, 2018
In this first episode we’ll trace the origins of Osama Bin Laden and the people who were tasked to find him. Who was this man? When did he first get the CIA's attention? And what led up to his masterminding of 9/11? Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (kai-engel.com). Music in this episode is "Oneiri", “Nothing [Bonus Track] and “May” by Kai Engel; “Samaritan", “Stanna med Oss [feat. Mary Shelley]", "Vänliga Slaktaren [feat. Mary Shelley]", “Minnesbilden [feat. Second Break]” and "Moving On" by Ars Sonor (http://frequency-alcyone.deviantart.com/); "Unification_ov_Multiplicity" by Ad Serpentae (https://www.discogs.com/artist/892453-Ad-Serpentae); "The Last Ones" by Jahzzar (http://betterwithmusic.com/). Sound effects from freesound.org by Sklanier, SoundsLikeWillem, Cydon, FedeDrede, InspectorJ, WillyBilly1984, RobinHood76, Huybao91\. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ This episode is sponsored by Hims (forhims.com/ops).
May 23, 2018
Launching May 29th is Covert, a brand-new podcast delving into the shadows to reveal the murky world of international espionage and top secret military operations from around the world.
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