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Luke Hunt chats about his book, Punji Trap – the spy who didn’t love us: a Communist agent whose spying was as perfect for Hanoi as they were shattering for USA during the Vietnam War.

June 2, 2021

This podcast began as an audio version of my book, Mud Between Your Toes – a memoir about my life – a gay, white boy growing up during the 1970s Rhodesian Bush War. It has now evolved into a series of conversations with characters and personalities with stories to tell – occasionally on an African theme.

Season 03 - Episode 12 of MUD BETWEEN YOUR TOES CONVERSATIONS WITH PETE WOOD. Luke Hunt has covered wars, international politics and economics for Agence France-Presse where he served as bureau chief for Afghanistan and then Cambodia. He has written for The Melbourne Age, The New York Times, The Times of London, The Economist and writes a weekly column on Southeast Asia for The Diplomat. Specialising in counter-terrorism, his broadcasts have appeared regularly on ABC in Australia and on Voice of America and he’s here today to chat to me about his career and his book, Punji Trap – the spy who didn’t love us. Pham Xuan An was a Communist agent whose espionage adventures - under the cover story of a celebrated war correspondent in the Western Media -- were as brilliant for Hanoi as they were shattering for Washington during the tumultuous days of the Vietnam War. 

Photo of Luke Hunt (Top Left) by Kim Mordaunt 

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