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As Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion dollar Ponzi scheme collapsed and the Wall Street financier went behind bars, he left behind a mystery. Hosted by journalist Steve Fishman, Ponzi Supernova is an original audio series that questions how and why Madoff was able to get away with the largest con in history and who may have helped. Drawn from hours of unheard conversations with Madoff from prison, as well as interviews with law enforcement and victims, the series takes a hard look at what happened while tracing still unfolding effects.
||ExplicitEp. 6: Something Fishy||In the series finale, reporter Steve Fishman finally reaches the core of Madoff's collapsed star: the forces that pulled $65 billion down a dark hole. With Bernie as our guide, we learn about unseen financial forces that continue to tug on us all, and..||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 5: Clawback!||In this episode, the most familiar faces of Madoff's collapse - the victims - in a new light. Reporter Steve Fishman goes behind the scenes of a surprisingly effective and complicated recovery effort that blurs the lines between fair and cruel, guilty..||6/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 4: Hide the Screw||Bernie Madoff, the man behind a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, confessed. He was never caught. In this episode, reporter Steve Fishman sets out to discover how a ragtag team, with 30 year-old technology, managed to fool private auditors and the United...||5/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEp. 3: The Operation||When Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme collapsed, we saw a portrait of a high-tech Wall Street genius duping the financial world. In this episode, what we didn't see. Reporter Steve Fishman introduces us to the unlikely, almost unbelievable perpetrators of..||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 2: When Madoff Calls||Reporter Steve Fishman finally reaches Bernie Madoff in North Carolina, where the famous Ponzi schemer is serving a 150 year prison sentence. In never before heard jailhouse interviews, Fishman asks Bernie the big questions: how did he do it? And why?..||5/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 1: Getting to Madoff||Reporter Steve Fishman tells the story of how he convinced Bernie Madoff to call him from prison. Along the way, Steve learns about Madoff’s life in prison from Bernie’s new associates: the other criminals serving time in Butner, NC.||5/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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I had no idea. FASCINATING.
I wasn't interested in Bernie Madoff until Steve Fishman's series sucked me in. With it's mischievious, pulp (non)fiction style, and a dazzling score by Mike Cruz and Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and with bassist Darin Gray, the Audible series goes down easy like a fizzy soda but packs a punch like someone slipped you something much harder. The investigative reporting here is deeply sourced - newly obtained depositions give some very fine and infuriating detail to the picture of how funds and banks kept their heads in the sand while holding their hands out and lining their pockets. MUST LISTEN.
A sleek, chilling and needed listen for anyone curious about how one of the biggest financial implosions went down, and anyone hopeful of sparing ourselves from another one in the future. Excellent production. Dogged reporting. Quality hijinks.
- Category: Society & Culture
- Language: English
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