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Welcome to iilluminaughtii, the podcast that is all about debunking bad business. Whether it's a pyramid scheme or a charity stealing money, everything (and anything) business-related is on the table. Blair Zoń is ready to dig into the underbelly of the business world to find out where your money and time really goes. Subscribe now to make sure you don't miss any of episodes delivered fresh every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

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    • 4.8 • 703 Ratings

Welcome to iilluminaughtii, the podcast that is all about debunking bad business. Whether it's a pyramid scheme or a charity stealing money, everything (and anything) business-related is on the table. Blair Zoń is ready to dig into the underbelly of the business world to find out where your money and time really goes. Subscribe now to make sure you don't miss any of episodes delivered fresh every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

    George Santos is the Political Pinocchio

    George Santos is the Political Pinocchio

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    Welcome to Multi Level Mondays, a weekly series all about multi level marketing, pyramid schemes, and ponzi schemes.

    When George Santos came crashing onto the scene he advertised himself as a “walking, living, breathing, contradiction” to Republicans. He didn’t mention that he was also a con man. But, with the swipe of a keyboard and the release of one groundbreaking New York Times article the truth finally came out. Almost everything the politician had said about his life had been a lie, and we have no clue who he really is. Now, new stories seem to come out by the day and the situation just keeps getting worse.

    Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/iilluminaughtii’
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    Writers/Researchers/Helpers:
    Jess Hubbert

    This episode was edited and mixed by:
    G. Thomas Craig

    Album cover art created by:
    Betsy Primes

    Intro Song Credits:
    Last to Fall- Will Van De Crommert


    Outro Song Credits:
    Sacred and Profane- Nicholas Rowe

    • 29 min
    How True Crime Exploits Victims

    How True Crime Exploits Victims

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    Welcome to Dark Dives, a new series where we explore the murky and devious depths of humanity. This goes beyond corporate greed and get rich quick schemes, beyond shady products and questionable CEOs. Here, we take a look at the very worst of humanity, to see what evil people are truly capable of.

    Many watch true crime to try and understand the depravity behind it; why do people do what they do? However, sometimes, we need to turn that question back onto ourselves; why do we watch what we watch, and is it healthy to see crime in this light?

    Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/iilluminaughtii’
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    Writers/Researchers/Helpers:
    Ali Z-B

    This episode was edited and mixed by:
    G. Thomas Craig

    Album cover art created by:
    Betsy Primes

    Intro Song Credits:
    Last to Fall- Will Van De Crommert

    Outro Song Credits:
    Sacred and Profane- Nicholas Rowe

    • 29 min
    Is MAGA a Cult?

    Is MAGA a Cult?

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    Welcome to Dark Dives, a new series where we explore the murky and devious depths of humanity. This goes beyond corporate greed and get rich quick schemes, beyond shady products and questionable CEOs. Here, we take a look at the very worst of humanity, to see what evil people are truly capable of.

    For years, Trumpism and “MAGA” has been described as a “cult. But, is that an accurate description and if it is, how did it happen?

    Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/iilluminaughtii’
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    Writers/Researchers/Helpers:
    Jess Hubbert

    This episode was edited and mixed by:
    G. Thomas Craig

    Album cover art created by:
    Betsy Primes

    Intro Song Credits:
    Last to Fall- Will Van De Crommert


    Outro Song Credits:
    Sacred and Profane- Nicholas Rowe

    • 30 min
    Ticketmaster puts bots and scalpers before fans

    Ticketmaster puts bots and scalpers before fans

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    Welcome to the Corporate Casket, a weekly series where bad businesses go to die. 

    When Live Nation and Ticketmaster joined forces over a decade ago, they promised that the new partnership would benefit consumers. The new powerful relationship has, unfortunately, proven to be anything but beneficial to the public.

    Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/iilluminaughtii’
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    Writers/Researchers/Helpers:
    Ali Z-B

    This episode was edited and mixed by:
    G. Thomas Craig

    Album cover art created by:
    Betsy Primes

    Intro Song Credits:
    Trauma- Will Van De Crommert

    Outro Song Credits:
    Electronica Punch- Oleksandr Koltsov

    • 30 min
    Power and Corruption: The Devos Family

    Power and Corruption: The Devos Family

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    Welcome to the Corporate Casket, a weekly series where bad businesses go to die.

    Betsy DeVos became incredibly well known when she inexplicably was named the United States Secretary of Education. But, her family has been well-known in the business world for decades and sometimes for some pretty shady reasons.

    Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/iilluminaughtii’
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    This episode was edited and mixed by:
    G. Thomas Craig

    Album cover art created by:
    Betsy Primes

    Intro Song Credits:
    Trauma- Will Van De Crommert

    Outro Song Credits:
    Electronica Punch- Oleksandr Koltsov

    • 30 min
    Ambit: Making clean energy dirty again

    Ambit: Making clean energy dirty again

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    Welcome to Multi Level Mondays, a weekly series all about multi level marketing, pyramid schemes, and ponzi schemes.

    Ambit Energy and Steam Energy are two MLMs that are taking advantage of the desire for alternative energy and sustainability. Are their help and environmental aid worth the negative consequences of their direct-selling business model? Are they actually helping anyone at all, or just using sustainability as a new way to target direct sellers?

    Connect With Me: https://linktr.ee/iilluminaughtii’

    Sources:
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    Writers/Researchers/Helpers:
    Ali Z-B

    This episode was edited and mixed by:
    G. Thomas Craig

    Album cover art created by:
    Betsy Primes

    Intro Song Credits:
    Last to Fall- Will Van De Crommert

    Outro Song Credits:
    Sacred and Profane- Nicholas Rowe

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
703 Ratings

703 Ratings

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Amazing

I love this podcast so much, I learned a lot from it

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Amazing podcast

Great writing and great fun

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Yawn

The only episode that are half decent are far a few between. The rest are terribly dishonest with a weird political bias pretending to be the truth. The mind virus that infects these people is so sad and impossible to listen without cringing.

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