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Ponzi Supernova

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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.

1 Jun 09, 2017

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.

Ep. 6: Something Fishy
00:37
2 Jun 02, 2017

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.

Ep. 5: Clawback!
00:33
3 May 26, 2017

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.

Ep. 4: Hide the Screw
00:23
4 May 19, 2017

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.

Ep. 3: The Operation
00:27
5 May 11, 2017

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.

Ep. 2: When Madoff Calls
00:27
6 May 05, 2017

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.

Ep. 1: Getting to Madoff
00:23
7 May 01, 2017

Coming Soon: Ponzi Supernova

As Bernie Madoff’s $65 billion dollar Ponzi scheme collapsed and the Wall Street financier went behind bars, he left behind a mystery. In this Audible Original series, journalist Steve Fishman, chases the question of how it happened and why, and includes hours of unheard conversations with Madoff from prison, as well as interviews with law enforcement and victims. A six part series from Audible Originals, beginning Friday, May 5, 2017. 

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