Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga
A third option you kill the judge. In one, thousand, nine, hundred, four, billionaire real estate mogul Silvio Berlusconi invented a fourth option you run. For Office. Wonder. He's latest miniseries Bunda hosted by Comedian Whitney Cummings tells the unbelievable true story of how billionaire playboy turned politician Silvio Berlusconi hypnotized Italy for almost two decades. Using his indelible charm control the private media and lots and lots of self tanner. He wormed his way into the TV rooms of families across Italy promising them sweeping change, prison, tire career, Silvio, spewed lies, and propaganda till what was true and what was opinion was a matter of opinion and while everyone was distracted, he threw wild sex parties used his mafia ties to blackmail government officials and rewrote the laws to protect and enrich himself for almost twenty years. He had Italy and much of the world in the palm of his hand and like many men in power. Sylvia thought he was invincible until two words brought his entire empire crashing down. Bunga. Bunga. We're about to play you a brief preview of wonder, his new eight part miniseries Bunga Bunga. But while you're listening, make sure to subscribe on Apple podcasts. Okay people we're. going. To. Milan Italy. Late, on Thursday night and May of twenty ten, it's a quiet night in the courtyard at number eleven via fat benefit tally. This building used to be a palace but today it's Milan central police station, and this is business as usual. Until officers bringing seventeen year old girl named Ruby. Ruby scandal was such a strange one because you have this young girl who gets arrested for essentially, you know stealing something from one of her rooms and she tells the police listen I'm someone important roby has wide eyes and pouty lips and let's be real. She doesn't look surprised to be here. This is her first brush with the cops but a few hours after she arrived at the police station something happens that will change everything the phone rings. On the other end of the line. Silvio Berlusconi. Okay. Here's what you need to know about Silvio Berlusconi. Some people like to say that in Italy he's like, Rupert, Murdoch and Warren Buffett rolled into one but that doesn't even do justice to the influence he has. In. Italy. He's everywhere and he owns everything out and I almost forgot when Ruby walks into that police station Berlusconi's also the prime minister. That's who calls about this random seventeen year old at a local precinct police station a little before midnight on a thirsty and so everybody raises an eyebrow and sure enough release going knew exactly who Ruby Ruby quote unquote. The heart stealer was ruby stage name is Ruby Ruby Corey Ruby the heart stealer. So what is the Prime Minister Do Winnie? Here's Ruby the heart steelers at the Milan police station he tells the police that she's the Egyptian president. And he doesn't want an international incident. He tells the police to let her go. So they do. The End. Thanks for joining us, everyone from wondering I'm Whitney Cummings, and this is. Yeah right like that's the end that is not the end because obviously, this one little phone call raises a ton of questions for one thing Ruby is not related to the Egyptian president that was a lie all of a sudden. You have someone as powerful as Berlusconi, making a call and this girl who's in jail for stealing out of her roommate's purrs is sprung from jail, and that raised a lot of eyebrows who on earth is this girl? Where does she come from? How does she know Bruce Coney and more importantly? What does she know because Ruby definitely know something in the answer to what she knows is just two words. Boga Boga Dunga Bunga two words that will spell out a world of trouble for Birla, Stony for Italy and maybe the world. Two words that are the mystery at the heart of this story what the Hell is boomer up. Well let me just give you some advice if anyone ever asks you to. Boo Boo. Run. Coming up this season on Bunga Bunga. This kind of crazy moment with Berlusconi's blood-stained face and had been shot. What was going on somebody has been involved in kidnapping. One of your house houseguests. You don't fire them right away. What does that mean everywhere you look you saw these sort of grotesque vulgar inflated silicon bodies losing out of plunging necklines tottering on Stiletto heels, we ran a cover. Actually, saying the man who screwed an entire country we have to attack attack attack.