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.
This podcast was supposed to premiere at Tribeca 2020. Since we were not able to move forward as planned, we’re thrilled to honor this outstanding audio story alongside our 2021 Official Selections.