It’s been a decade since Sergei Magnitsky was tortured and killed in a Moscow prison. In that time, his name has become synonymous with rule-of-law and international justice—even as those principles come under attack around the world. It is memorialized on the laws of six countries allowing for sanctions against human rights offenders.
We explore the tragic but inspiring story of a mild-mannered tax lawyer who exposed corruption and theft in Vladimir Putin’s Russia; who was urged to flee his homeland, yet stayed to make his case. Sergei Magnitsky believed in the possibility of a Russia—of a world—where justice and truth prevailed. His sacrifice did not go in vain.
On this 75th anniversary year of D-day, the world marked the invasion that started the liberation of France from Nazi rule. Forgotten in the celebrations was a lynchpin of that operation, a man operating very far from the front.Juan Pujol Garcia was perhaps the most important spy from WWII. As Agent GARBO, he walked into the innermost circles of the Third Reich, earned the Nazis’ trust, and fed them a pack of lies. His tour de force: persuading the Germans of a fabulously fake Allies battle plan for D-Day that diverted their troops and made the Normandy landings a success. A Spanish chicken farmer turned double agent, he tricked the Nazis, fooled his own wife, and helped the Allies win the war.GUESTS: Jason Webster, author of The Spy with 29 Names; Nigel West, author of Operation Garbo: The Personal Story of the Most Successful Spy of World War II
History doesn’t call them heroes—but only because not enough people know their stories.The Power of One is a podcast dedicated to the extraordinary stories of ordinary people whose actions have dramatically changed the world in some way. Subscribe to hear the stories of unlikely heroes— the fantasist who saved D-Day, the woman who went up against the deadliest arms dealers on Earth, the artist who reclaimed a crime-ridden city for its residents, the world’s least appreciated financial whistleblower. Their stories are devastating, gob-smacking, terrifying, funny, and inspiring. Brought to you by the latest season of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, available only on Amazon Prime Video.