12 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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1 • 3.9K 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.

    Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

    Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

    If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.

    Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”

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    • 4 min
    Why Berlusconi Is Still an Icon

    Why Berlusconi Is Still an Icon

    Nearly a decade after his fall from grace, Silvio is back on the political scene and back on the dating scene, too. In this special episode, Barbie Nadeau speaks with the hosts of Wondery’s show “Even the Rich” about Silvio’s complicated legacy, his fight against COVID-19, and why there’s good reason to believe he wears a corset.




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    • 35 min
    What to Listen to Next: Even the Rich

    What to Listen to Next: Even the Rich

    Finished Bunga Bunga and in need of a new podcast? Check out Wondery's Even the Rich. Co-hosts Brooke and Aricia tell stories about some of the greatest family dynasties in history, from the Versaces, to the Royals, and most recently, the Kennedys.

    When Ted Kennedy lost control of his car and ended up in the river on Chappaquiddick Island, he could never have imagined that his entire political career would hang in the balance. But the tragic incident that took the life of his assistant Mary Jo, and his hazy account to authorities called into question his actions that night. Ultimately, this tragedy threw Ted’s presidential ambitions by the wayside and was forever etched into the history of the Kennedy family. Listen to the latest season of Even the Rich today: wondery.fm/bungabungaETR.

    • 6 min
    The Kiss of Death

    The Kiss of Death

    World leaders offer a bailout package to a struggling Italy, and the country’s long, complicated love affair with Silvio is turning cold. And Ilda the Red is taking one more shot at putting Silvio behind bars. 




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    • 33 min
    Everybody Hates Silvio

    Everybody Hates Silvio

    As the world learns the true meaning of the words “Bunga Bunga,” the Great Recession is sweeping the world and prosecutors are closing in on Silvio, He is about to receive several rude awakenings, including one that will literally smash him in the teeth. 

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    • 34 min
    The Dinner Party

    The Dinner Party

    What is “Bunga Bunga”? Two beauty pageant contestants are about to find out in the most awful way, after they receive an invitation to dinner at Silvio’s villa.

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

Chavela1960 ,

Irritating narration

Good story, but the narrator was so annoying when she tried to be clever/ironic/funny

hathathathathathathat ,

I rage quit the snack game

Abandoned it halfway through. The story was interesting but the writing and narration were cloyingly over-clever and lacking substance. And god, the ads were unbearable, some of the worst ads I’ve ever heard. The “snack game” one made me want to kill myself. Will avoid Wondery in the future now that I know this is their formula.

Tante143 ,

LOVED Because of Whitney!

I came across this Podcast and decided to listen BECAUSE Whitney Cummings was the Narrator.
An incredible story which sounds ALL TOO FAMILIAR to our own CRISIS in the USA.
It was well researched and very well told with the touches of sarcasm. LOVED EVERY MINUTE.
C’Mon Whit, do another story telling Podcast!

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