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  • Summary

  • To find out how the greatest financial fraud in history imploded, journalist Steve Fishman tracks down the victims, the federal investigators, the accomplices, and the mastermind, Bernie Madoff himself. Ponzi Supernova takes listeners through the calculated lies, frantic hi-jinx, and lax financial oversight that ultimately weaponized a Ponzi scheme into a $65 billion destructive force that reached across the globe and still has lasting effects today.

    When you add Ponzi Supernova to your library you will receive all 6 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 25 minutes.

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  • Ep. 1: Getting to Madoff

    Oct 24, 2017
    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.
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    20 mins
  • Ep. 2: When Madoff Calls

    Oct 24, 2017
    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? The answers lead further and deeper than we ever imagined.
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    26 mins
  • Ep. 3: The Operation

    Oct 24, 2017
    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 history's biggest fraud.
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    25 mins

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season 2?

loved it.wish here was a season 2. this left me with a lot of questions. i am still intrigued.

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Solid production but light on content

This short audio documentary book tells the story of the Bernie Madoff ponzi scheme and features one of the few interviews with Madoff since he went to prison. I really enjoy the audio documentary format of these books. It makes them so much more entertaining. This audio production is particularly compelling, complete with sound effects, music and skilled narration. The salacious title reflects the overall tone of this book. There is some very interesting information in here, but its tabloid, speculative tone got a bit tiring. This is a very short work, so there’s not much depth here. I was disappointed it didn’t provide more information. Still, it was an entertaining, short read and I learned a few new things.

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Engaging and informative

This dive into the world of financial schemes and crimes is always an interesting journey. This podcast is engaging and thorough in its storyline and the interviews are so fascinating. I can’t stop listening.