Stasi 2.0 with Donald Clarke


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.