Episode 20: OSINT, Military Career Transition & Language Skills with Skip Schiphorst


    Welcome back for season two of the Grey Dynamics Podcast! We’re kicking things off by talking to Chinese and Arabic OSINT trainer, Skip Schiphorst. Skip is an ex-Dutch Royal Marine who went onto do Chinese studies and now teaches OSINT skills.

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    We spoke about

    • Skip’s background (1:08)
    • Language learning tips and tricks (20:06)
    • The social importance of learning a language (30:07)
    • Teaching a Chinese and Arabic OSINT course (39:44)
    • Researching workshop (44:55)
    • Understanding different national perspectives (47:43)
    • The importance of analysis and critical thinking (54:40)
    • What media Skip is consuming at the moment (59:08)
    • Advice (1:02:25)

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    Ahmed Hassan
    Ahmed Hassan
    Ahmed is the CEO of Grey Dynamics. He has worked as a HUMINT specialist and focuses his writing and research on counterintelligence, Infosec, Covert Action and Space Operations. Ahmed also hosts our weekly Grey Dynamics Podcast.

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