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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 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

4.6 out of 5
743 Ratings

743 Ratings

Zelda queen of the world ,

Great overall

I LOVED this podcast, great information and explaining crypto to person who doesn’t know much about it

Mr. Tibbles ,

Story is cool, presented poorly IMO

The story behind this is really cool. They waste A LOT of time getting to the point though. This could all be done well and compellingly in one or two episodes. Episode 7 is just them walking around showing people a picture of her and 99% of them have no idea who she is. Sub par story telling in my opinion.

AngryByrdKate ,

Fascinating

I love the music. The people who don’t are lame. The story is so interesting and well done. I think he is very professional but is trying to make it entertaining, and not dull, and he does an excellent job of that. Making it entertaining does not make it bad journalism. Podcasts are a unique medium and more creativity is a great thing.

The story is crazy. So many scams out there. And now since the world is so global, a scam can reach everyone… great.

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