6 episodes

Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was one of the longest-serving prime ministers of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style.

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    • 4.7 • 144 Ratings

Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was one of the longest-serving prime ministers of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style.

    Look In the Mirror

    Look In the Mirror

    As Silvio rules Italy, he is leaving nothing to chance. The country becomes a 24/7 Berlusconi owned-and-operated spectacle. But there’s at least one important person who is not happy with how it’s all going: his wife Veronica Lario. 

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    • 31 min
    All Silvio, All The Time

    All Silvio, All The Time

    It’s been five years since Silvio’s first term in office ended, and he’s ready for a comeback. While Silvio creates his own glossy brochure to tell voters of his idyllic life, a late-night talk show host is pulling back the curtain. He wants to answer a question that has been dogging Silvio his entire career: “Silvio, where did you get all this money?!” The answer causes a sensation. (Hint: it involves the Mafia.) But is this revelation enough to stop Silvio from winning a second time?

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    • 45 min
    Dirty Hands

    Dirty Hands

    In his first term in office as Prime Minister, Silvio is promising Italy a fresh start. But the voters aren’t so sure. Silvio finds that governing isn’t easy. In fact, it puts a target on his back, and a dogged new prosecutor named Ilda “the Red” is taking aim.

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    • 33 min
    Bigger Than Jesus

    Bigger Than Jesus

    With the Italian political system in chaos, public trust in their leaders is at rock bottom. That’s when Silvio steps in to run for Prime Minister, offering a New Italian Miracle. Good thing he owns a massive business operation to help him get elected.

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    • 24 min
    I Know How To Make People Love Me

    I Know How To Make People Love Me

    Silvio Berlusconi began his career as a nightclub and cruise ship singer. But he would eventually find an even better way to gain the adoration of the crowds: become an incomparably powerful real estate and media mogul. But just as he’s at the top of his game, Silvio’s business interests are threatened when a politician is caught flushing cash down a toilet.

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    • 38 min
    Introducing Bunga Bunga

    Introducing Bunga Bunga

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
144 Ratings

144 Ratings

bourboncatt ,

Great narrator

More of her please

Meiotului ,

Absolutely fantastic!!

Accurate story told in a fun & hilarious way!

Blev67 ,

Nah, from me

Listened to the first episode and while I think it would definitely be an interesting story, I’m not impressed with the presenter’s style. Find the jokey style irritating. Just tell the story! Also the constant translations just take up too much time. Maybe the translation could be simultaneous (over the Italian voice) and save time? Don’t think I’ll bother with the rest.

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