On the Record

4 EpisodesProduced by The National Archives

History is everywhere in popular culture. But the truth is harder to find. On the Record is a podcast by The National Archives that takes a closer look at the stories you think you know. At The National Archives, we are the guardians of more than 11 million historical government and public records s… read more

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0103 Double Agents and Double Standards

May 16th, 2019

1:04:54

The Cambridge Five are perhaps the most infamous spy ring of the 20th century. They worked their way into the upper ranks of British Intelligence in order to spy for the Soviets, betraying their country and causing the …

0102 Lawrence and Bell

May 9th, 2019

43:33

The exploits of T.E. Lawrence are legendary. Thanks to the famous film Lawrence of Arabia, millions around the world know about his time spying and fighting in the Middle East during the First World War...or at least …

0101 Archetype of a Spy

May 1st, 2019

35:41

Right now, as you read this description, a spy is gathering intelligence, reading classified information, and hiding in plain sight. But what do spies actually look like? What do they do? What motivates them to enter …

S01 Trailer: Spies

April 9th, 2019

2:17

History is everywhere in our popular culture. But the truth is harder to find.

On the Record is a podcast by The National Archives that takes a …

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