A former KGB agent on how The Americans compares with his own experiences (AUDIO).

A Former KGB Spy on How His Time as a Deep Cover Agent Compares With The Americans

A Former KGB Spy on How His Time as a Deep Cover Agent Compares With The Americans

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Slate's Culture Blog
March 24 2016 9:33 AM

A Former KGB Spy on How His Time as a Deep Cover Agent Compares With The Americans

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Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell in The Americans.

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Each week on Slate's TV Club Insider podcast, June Thomas sits down with the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans as they reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama's fourth season. 

In this installment on Episode 402, “Pastor Tim,” a former KGB secret agent, Jack Barsky, stops by to compare his own experiences as a spy with those of Phillip and Elizabeth, from recruitment and training, to having two different families while living next door to the FBI.

Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. 

Podcast produced by Henry Molofsky.

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June Thomas is managing producer of Slate podcasts.