6 episodes

As Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion dollar Ponzi scheme collapsed and the Wall Street financier went behind bars, he left behind a mystery. Hosted by journalist Steve Fishman, Ponzi Supernova is an original audio series that questions how and why Madoff was able to get away with the largest con in history and who may have helped. Drawn from hours of unheard conversations with Madoff from prison, as well as interviews with law enforcement and victims, the series takes a hard look at what happened while tracing still unfolding effects.

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    • 4.5 • 291 Ratings

As Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion dollar Ponzi scheme collapsed and the Wall Street financier went behind bars, he left behind a mystery. Hosted by journalist Steve Fishman, Ponzi Supernova is an original audio series that questions how and why Madoff was able to get away with the largest con in history and who may have helped. Drawn from hours of unheard conversations with Madoff from prison, as well as interviews with law enforcement and victims, the series takes a hard look at what happened while tracing still unfolding effects.

    Ep. 6: Something Fishy

    Ep. 6: Something Fishy

    In the series finale, reporter Steve Fishman finally reaches the core of Madoff's collapsed star: the forces that pulled $65 billion down a dark hole. With Bernie as our guide, we learn about unseen financial forces that continue to tug on us all, and why they might be impossible to control.

    • 37 min
    Ep. 5: Clawback!

    Ep. 5: Clawback!

    In this episode, the most familiar faces of Madoff's collapse - the victims - in a new light. Reporter Steve Fishman goes behind the scenes of a surprisingly effective and complicated recovery effort that blurs the lines between fair and cruel, guilty and innocent.

    • 33 min
    Ep. 4: Hide the Screw

    Ep. 4: Hide the Screw

    Bernie Madoff, the man behind a $65 billion Ponzi scheme, confessed. He was never caught. In this episode, reporter Steve Fishman sets out to discover how a ragtag team, with 30 year-old technology, managed to fool private auditors and the United States government for decades.

    • 23 min
    Ep. 3: The Operation

    Ep. 3: The Operation

    When Bernie Madoff's Ponzi scheme collapsed, we saw a portrait of a high-tech Wall Street genius duping the financial world. In this episode, what we didn't see. Reporter Steve Fishman introduces us to the unlikely, almost unbelievable perpetrators of history's biggest fraud.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 2: When Madoff Calls

    Ep. 2: When Madoff Calls

    Reporter Steve Fishman finally reaches Bernie Madoff in North Carolina, where the famous Ponzi schemer is serving a 150 year prison sentence. In never before heard jailhouse interviews, Fishman asks Bernie the big questions: how did he do it? And why? The answers lead further and deeper than we ever imagined.

    • 27 min
    Ep. 1: Getting to Madoff

    Ep. 1: Getting to Madoff

    Reporter Steve Fishman tells the story of how he convinced Bernie Madoff to call him from prison. Along the way, Steve learns about Madoff’s life in prison from Bernie’s new associates: the other criminals serving time in Butner, NC.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
291 Ratings

291 Ratings

Rosepetals920 ,

Please reorder the episodes

Great podcast! My only complaint is that the order of episodes is backwards and they will not run automatically in the the correct order. At the end of each episode it reverts to the PREVIOUS episode instead of the next episode. Very annoying!

manayunk wall ,

but where is the last episode?

First rate reporting but after episode 5 (Clawback) it is stated there is a next episode. SO where is it??

NYC10025 ,

Painful music

Loved the podcast but the score of the intro and outro was so painful. It was torturous so I needed to skip forward each time to avoid a headache.

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