11 episodes

Anthony Scaramucci and Sam Bankman-Fried were the unlikeliest of business partners. “The Mooch” is a nearly sixty-year-old son of a Long Island crane operator who sprung from Harvard Law to fight his way up the ranks of traditional financewith an infamous eleven-day stint in the White House along the way. “SBF” is a newly-thirty-year-old son of two law professors raised on an elite campus who aimed to revolutionize all that people like the Mooch represented and he’d already become a multi-billionaire on the way.But partner they did –on a series of conferences and with SBF closing a deal that could have led to his owning the Mooch’s Skybridge Partners outright -but they became something more than that and before the story ends with SBF in handcuffs, their friendship would take them everywhere from the Bahamas to Riyadh –with rumors of polycules, plentiful cups of noodles, and the Mooch toting a bag of suits he bought SBF out of instance that he could not meet the rules of Saudi Arabia in a worn out t-shirt and dirty white socks.

Tales From The Crypto: The Rise and Fall of FTX Audio Up True Crime

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    • 4.4 • 1.4K Ratings

Anthony Scaramucci and Sam Bankman-Fried were the unlikeliest of business partners. “The Mooch” is a nearly sixty-year-old son of a Long Island crane operator who sprung from Harvard Law to fight his way up the ranks of traditional financewith an infamous eleven-day stint in the White House along the way. “SBF” is a newly-thirty-year-old son of two law professors raised on an elite campus who aimed to revolutionize all that people like the Mooch represented and he’d already become a multi-billionaire on the way.But partner they did –on a series of conferences and with SBF closing a deal that could have led to his owning the Mooch’s Skybridge Partners outright -but they became something more than that and before the story ends with SBF in handcuffs, their friendship would take them everywhere from the Bahamas to Riyadh –with rumors of polycules, plentiful cups of noodles, and the Mooch toting a bag of suits he bought SBF out of instance that he could not meet the rules of Saudi Arabia in a worn out t-shirt and dirty white socks.

    Rise of The Mooch

    Rise of The Mooch

    Wall Street veteran turned crypto evangelist Anthony Scaramucci - aka “The Mooch” - runs us through his crypto origin story - his rise from blue collar Long Island to Wall Street and on to the White House.

    • 38 min
    Before the Milk Spoils

    Before the Milk Spoils

    The Mooch ascends to Donald Trump's White House where a stint with the Import-Export Bank of the US exposes him to the future: cryptocurrencies before he is called into the game as the new White House Communications Director. Eleven days later, he’s fired.

    • 34 min
    Into the Future with Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX

    Into the Future with Sam Bankman-Fried and FTX

    Bloodied but not defeated from his very public White House firing, Anthony Scaramucci dusts himself off and looks to bring his firm into what he sees as the future: cryptocurrency - it’s during this pivot that he’s introduced to wunderkind crypto founder Sam Bankman-Fried - aka “SBF”.

    • 34 min
    Fast Friends and Fast Money

    Fast Friends and Fast Money

    The Mooch and SBF meet in person for the first time. A fast friendship will eventually lead to a partnership. Scaramucci liked and admired the young visionary.

    • 33 min
    The Cracks Begin to Show

    The Cracks Begin to Show

    The Mooch explains what he saw in SBF - why he liked him and was excited to be in business with him. The halcyon days of the now infamous Crypto Bahamas conference - with guests like Bill Clinton and Katy Perry - give way to crypto’s bruising spring and summer with the fall of several high profile projects.

    • 37 min
    When in Riyadh, You Wear a Suit

    When in Riyadh, You Wear a Suit

    As crypto stumbles, SBF and his FTX step in as the savior of an industry. Amidst that glow, SBF and The Mooch partner with Sam Bankman-Fried purchasing a piece of Scaramucci’s firm. Now business partners, their first stop is the guided halls of the Middle East where The Mooch will help SBF raise more money for FTX.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Bookgasm ,

Interesting Perspective

Scaramucci is a smooth talker; seems to take accountability for his choices. But the fact remains he chose to throw himself behind two of the biggest cons of the 21st Century: Trump and SBF. That’s some serious poor decision making—I wouldn’t take advice from him, but the story is good.

D3ad Shaman ,

The sound guy needs to take a break

I found the host/narrator captivating but I cannot listen past the second episode. I wear noise isolating headphones when I listen to podcasts at work and find the audio way too busy and distracting. It often muddles the spoken words. Volume changes are jarring. Someone needs to hear this: It’s ok for a host to talk without dozens of sound effects and background music playing 100% of the time!

I’d happily dig into every episode if it wasn’t so cluttered with noise pollution.

LenaKadd ,

The rewind noise…whyyyyy?!!!!!!!

First, Great show, it really is.
For the issue, I’m on edge when I listen. I’m just waiting on that horrible rewind noise before a commercial. Please make it stop.

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