2020 . Music, Society & Culture .
It’s 1990. The Berlin Wall just fell. The Soviet Union is on the verge of collapse. And the soundtrack to the revolution is one of the best selling songs of all time, the metal ballad “Wind of Change,” by the Scorpions.Decades later, journalist Patrick Radden Keefe heard a rumor: the song wasn’t written by the Scorpions. It was written by the CIA. This is his journey to find the truth. Wind of Change is an Original Series from Pineapple Street Studios, Crooked Media and Spotify.
Pineapple Street Studios / Crooked Media / Spotify
2 months ago
5 months ago
Interesting podcast that tries to chase down a myth that CIA wrote one of the biggest rocksongs. I was actually a bit bored in the first episodes, but then the story sort of takes a new form, where the chasing after the rocksong leads them down the path of other new interesting stories. I quite enjoyed how each episode in a way following a new branch that was related to it, but only partially relevant. It also gave a great view into the cold war, and what music meant to some people back then. Easy, fun and good listen if you just need a good story.
6 months ago
Amazing - def. Recommendable to all my friends - even Those WHO doesnt listen to podcasts that often
7 months ago
With a premise you want to be true, this podcast is slow at times but I found it enjoyable and well produced.
8 months ago
Interesting story but it unnecessarily long.