8 episodes

Some people do extraordinary things to get rich but few come close to Big Spender. A criminal mastermind, he grew up poor in Hong Kong and obsessed with money. So, naturally, he decided to take on billionaires and governments by committing the biggest crimes of their kind the world has ever seen. This is Bad Money, a show about how power and money really work. This season: Big Spender.

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    • 4.0 • 20 Ratings

Some people do extraordinary things to get rich but few come close to Big Spender. A criminal mastermind, he grew up poor in Hong Kong and obsessed with money. So, naturally, he decided to take on billionaires and governments by committing the biggest crimes of their kind the world has ever seen. This is Bad Money, a show about how power and money really work. This season: Big Spender.

    An Uncommon Criminal

    An Uncommon Criminal

    Whilst the Hong Kong police are trying to take down one of the toughest criminals in the land, another gangster is quietly rising through the ranks — preparing himself and his men for the biggest heist the country has ever seen.
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    • 28 min
    Triads Vs Billionaires

    Triads Vs Billionaires

    Two wealthy groups, the triads and billionaires, have been running Hong Kong behind the scenes for decades. The secret to their success is simple. They leave each other alone. It’s a system that works — until one man decides to change all that.
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    • 26 min
    Broken Pact

    Broken Pact

    Big Spender sets his sights on his most ambitious target yet — a tunnel between the centre of Hong Kong and a luxury suburb. A road with only one way in or out.
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    • 23 min
    Superman

    Superman

    With the 1997 handover to China looming, most Hong Kong criminals are turning to more legitimate revenue streams. But Big Spender isn’t concerned. With this new power vacuum comes new opportunities - and he's got Hong Kong's richest man, Li Ka Shing, right where he wants him.
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    • 26 min
    A Sprinkle of TNT

    A Sprinkle of TNT

    How long can the most wanted man in Asia stay in hiding when his face (and underpants) are splashed across every tabloid in Hong Kong?
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    • 26 min
    Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    Guilty Until Proven Innocent

    Big Spender faces off against his toughest opponent yet — the Chinese government — in a trial that will define Hong Kong's future. This is how power and money really work.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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One of the best I’ve heard

I’m absolutely stunned that it this podcast has not blown up. It is extremely good, very interesting, very engaging, great pacing and storytelling, and a fascinating topic.

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