SCORPIONS’ ‘WIND OF CHANGE’ PODCAST TO BE ADAPTED INTO A TV SHOW

After initially finding success as an eight-part podcast for Spotify, the Scorpions-inspired Wind of Change will be adapted into a TV show for Hulu.

Hosted by journalist Patrick Radden Keefe, the podcast questioned whether the CIA wrote the German band’s anthemic 1991 hit “Wind of Change” as a means of propaganda against communism. Keefe had reportedly been inspired to investigate the song’s origin after hearing a second-hand rumor from a friend who used to work for the CIA.

“It’s a story that stretches across musical genres, and across borders and periods of history, so it was important to me that you hear the music, and the accents and the voices, and judge for yourself who might be lying and who is telling the truth,” Keefe explained prior to the podcast’s May launch. “I’ve had so much fun pursuing this crazy story over the course of a year, exploring the dark byways of Cold War history and doing nearly a hundred interviews in four countries with rockers and spies

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