The Spy, the Supermench, and the Science of Sound

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Friday, June 06, 2014

Shep Gordon in Maui, in “Supermensch.” Shep Gordon in Maui, in “Supermensch.” (RADiUS-TWC/Radius TWC)

Jack Devine, the man who ran Charlie Wilson’s war in Afghanistan, talks about his long career at the CIA and of being in charge of the largest covert action of the Cold War. Shep Gordon is an institution in the entertainment industry, and he’s the subject of Mike Myer’s new documentary “Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon.” Michael Dobbs discusses House of Cards, his bestselling novel about the dark side of British politics that inspired the hit Netflix series. And this week’s Please Explain is all about the science of sound!

American Spymaster Jack Devine, the Man Behind Charlie Wilson's War

He recalls his more than 30 years in the agency, rising to become the acting deputy director of operations

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Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon

The legendary Hollywood raconteur talks about his life and the new documentary about it.

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House of Cards Author: Politics Isn't a Place for Angels

Even Prince Charles has used the book's signature line: "You might think that, but I couldn't possibly comment."

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Please Explain: The Science of Sound

Acoustics, how sound works, and hunting for the world’s strangest sounds.

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