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Dr Ruja Ignatova persuaded millions to join her financial revolution. Then she disappeared. Why? Jamie Bartlett presents a story of greed, deceit and herd madness.

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Dr Ruja Ignatova persuaded millions to join her financial revolution. Then she disappeared. Why? Jamie Bartlett presents a story of greed, deceit and herd madness.

    Episode 8: The technology and the dream

    Episode 8: The technology and the dream

    The final episode takes an unexpected twist.

    Presenter: Jamie Bartlett
    Producer: Georgia Catt
    Additional Research: Ignatius Bahizi
    Editor: Philip Sellars
    Original music and sound design: Phil Channell
    Original Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir

    • 1 hr
    Episode 7: In Plain Sight

    Episode 7: In Plain Sight

    Could Dr Ruja and the missing billions be hidden in plain sight? A number of small leads seem to be pointing to one place.

    Presenter: Jamie Bartlett
    Producer: Georgia Catt
    Editor: Philip Sellars
    Original music and sound design: Phil Channell
    Original Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir

    Episode 7 of 8. Released weekly

    • 43 min
    A message from the airport

    A message from the airport

    Episode 7 will be available on Monday 28 October. We can't say too much, except this...

    • 1 min
    Episode 6: The Überflieger

    Episode 6: The Überflieger

    In 2009 Dr Ruja and her father bought a metallurgic factory in Southern Germany. What does this have to do with her disappearance today? Those who knew her at the time tell a strangely familiar story about the impressive businesswoman who came to save their workplace.

    Presenter: Jamie Bartlett
    Producer: Georgia Catt
    Editor: Philip Sellars
    Original music and sound design: Phil Channell
    Original Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir

    Episode 6 of 8. Released weekly.

    • 39 min
    Episode 5: What dreams may come

    Episode 5: What dreams may come

    'Who is to blame?'

    One of the world's highest-earning Multi-Level-Marketers and former OneCoin top seller agrees to speak. In his mansion on the outskirts of Amsterdam, Jamie learns the secret behind OneCoin's rapid growth and the huge amounts of money that has been made by those at the top.

    The Missing Cryptoqueen is an eight-part series for BBC Sounds, with new episodes every Thursday.

    Presenter: Jamie Bartlett
    Producer: Georgia Catt
    Editor: Philip Sellars
    Original music and sound design: Phil Channell
    Original music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir
    Written and researched by Jamie Bartlett and Georgia Catt

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 4: Miss OneLife

    Episode 4: Miss OneLife

    Jamie and Georgia arrive in Bucharest in the hope of seeing their first OneCoin event: The Miss OneLife 2019 Beauty Pageant.
    Who else could be there?

    The Missing Cryptoqueen is an eight-part series for BBC Sounds, with new episodes every Thursday.

    Presenter: Jamie Bartlett
    Producer: Georgia Catt
    Editor: Philip Sellars
    Original music and sound design: Phil Channell
    Original Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir
    Written and Researched by Jamie Bartlett and Georgia Catt

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

teachme1313 ,

Hooked

Very interesting. It’s scary how slick this scam was. The unsung hero of the podcast is the beautiful music.

Skuadron17 ,

So bizarre and surreal. A brilliant production!

These 8-part podcast series kept me glued to it. Dr Ruja fits the bill of a modern day Medusa. Mesmerised by her intelligence and charisma until it’s too late. The power of greed would continue to feed the existence of One Coin. Kudos to Jamie and Georgia for putting this together. I highly recommend this podcast!

POD Mike ,

Simply fabulous

Not to mention fascinating. There better be at least one more episode in Frankfurt or I’ll end up flying there myself to find this woman 🙂

Ps I agree the theme music is awesome too. Kudos and accolades to you & all involved.

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