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Eric Burkhart


Jumping out of the back end of a C-130, having multiple identities, finding yourself in heated situations in the Balkans, poisoned by a rogue Russian agent, and long love for French Cuisine. No this is not the character from another Tom Cruise movie, it is the guest on this week’s episode of The Malliard Report. This week Jim welcomes Texan, author, and CIA Spy Eric Burkhart to the show.

“Eric Burkhart was born in North Carolina in 1965, and raised in France by his mother while his father was serving in Vietnam. Eric’s parents retired to San Antonio, Texas in 1978, and Eric has considered himself a Texan since that time. After completing college, Burkhart relocated to South Africa for a job in community planning and design. After returning to the United States in 1994, Eric started a career in federal service by becoming a Federal Agent. In 1999 he moved over to the CIA, which became his passion and focus in life. After being poisoned by while working in Kosovo in 2001, Burkhart was eventually obliged to medically retire, but not before extending his career to include tours in Iraq and Africa”

Eric’s story is one that is certainly one to be heard and is told with such passion that one cannot help but be completely captivated while listening to him. On this episode Eric shares the story of when he was poisoned, his thoughts on UFOs and pilots that believe as well encounters with a scientist working on time travel, and so much more. Eric’s story really is incredible and worth listening to. You can find Eric’s book Mukhabarat Baby! My Life as a Wartime Spy for the CIA on most online retailers. For all things, Malliard head over to for the latest in news, catch up on past shows, and to sign up for the newsletter. You can connect with the Report via Twitter @Malliard, and of course, don’t forget to visit our sponsor Veritees Apparel at