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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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    • 4.8 • 171 Ratings

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 9: Follow the money

    Episode 9: Follow the money

    The search for Dr Ruja is back on. A lot has happened since Episode 8.

    Original music and sound design: Phil Channell
    Original Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir

    This audio was updated on 12/08/2020 to reflect additional correspondence with Chelgate.

    • 45 min
    A message for listeners

    A message for listeners

    Coming soon...

    • 1 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
171 Ratings

171 Ratings

rucatj ,

Veeeeery interesting

Very informative, I had no clue what a cryptocurrency was before I listened to this!

woodpigeon ,

Great podcast - well worth a listen

I listened to the whole podcast from beginning to end without stopping. It’s a fascinating story of a cult-like scam that has affected and devastated people across the world. Beware people who talk a big story, particularly when it comes to money. Great reporting from Jamie Bartlett and Georgia Catt.

Annio 3021 ,

Fascinating story. Compellingly told

Great listening. I look forward to hearing more.

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