25. Stasi 2.0 with Donald Clark

Something different for this episode of The Odditorium.

Donald Clark presents a story about a friendship he formed at University with a fellow student, an intense and ardent Ulsterman called Robin Pearson. Robin was his room mate, they holidayed together, drank together and argued about politics together. Then the went their separate ways and led there own lives. A decade later Donald learnt that his old University friend was actually a Stasi spy, collecting information for the Communist Government of East Germany.

Clark talks about his friendship with Pearson, and about the journey he was then inspired to take travelling world investigating the actions of individuals and of governments who control and suppress their populations.

With music by Oddfellow’s Casino and sound design and production by Lance Dann

Show Links:
Donald Clark’s blog

Professor Robin Pearson

The Stasi Museum in Berlin

An episode of The Spying Game detailing techniques and tricks of Cold War spies

Oddfellow’s Casino¬†