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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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    • 4.8 • 40 Ratings

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

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings

40 Ratings

Langa Sigodi ,

One Of The Best Podcasts I've Ever Listened To

The quality of the production is unbelievable. The story is extraordinary and had me glued from start to finish. Cannot recommend this podcast enough

kkann konwsy ,

Well produced, researched and presented.

Worth listening to all the episodes. Fascinating tale of fast money, lies and deception, and mystery.

Liander Potts ,

Extremely Detailed

Everything is done very professionally, but you still feel a personal connection to the narrator. The music production is done wonderfully, and everything comes together great.
The story.... oh, the story is WONDERFUL! Extremely detailed, and almost unbelievable. This deserves 5 stars!

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