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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Blood Ties | 7
"In the last thing my mom ever sent me a text message. Something's wrong your dad is. Your father did many great things in life. But I've been looking at some other things. I'm offering you the chance to help me tell the truth about. Let's just assume we know everything about everything. Okay okay we need to talk about from wonder. This is a special behind the scenes. Look at blood ties. I'm Lindsey Graham the host of wondrous American scandal and executive producer of eighteen. Sixty five. Today though I'm here to talk about blood. Ties is and bring you some good news. Although season one has come to an end season two will be out later this year on this episode. We'll be talking to some of the people who made blood ties the writer Benjamin Gray in the series director Marshall Louis but I my name is Gillian Jacobs and I play. Eleanor Richly Josh Gad. Playing Michael in blood ties at something that I'm excited to be a part of because I obsessively listen to podcasts. 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Twenty percent off the remaining gifts on your registry and additional twenty percent off on your one year anniversary create a registry at bed bath and beyond by going to to bed bath and beyond dot com slash registry. That's bed bath and beyond dot com slash registry When Gillian on Josh started recording blood ties they didn't realize that their paths had already crossed few years back? Gillian wearing and I were in the booth with yesterday. And we were talking and she said that she was from Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania I said. Oh Yeah I went to Carnegie Mellon Drama and my acting teacher in high school was an acting and teacher at Carnegie Mellon so she would very graciously let me come in. Sit on her acting classes and so I was this much younger. Are you know awkward High school student hanging around these cool college students and I totally flashed back and remembered this young blond curl of WHO's a few years younger than US sitting in our classes observing and I was the Weirdo in the corner. WHO's polly Ali? Too Nervous to talk to them. So there are a lot of alums of Carnegie Mellon that I have re met over the years and said we actually sh When I was that Weirdo in the back of your freshman acting class and I go oh my God that was you and here we are now professionally working with each chilly for the first time so that that was wild? Josh I think has incredible charm about him which is very useful. When you're playing a character like Michael who needs to to sort of fool people and cross some ethical lines but remain endearing to the audience throughout it all and I think he has? You know dramatic shops that are called upon in this as well Julian so wonderful because she's so Beautifully emotive without doing much. Eleanor and Michael have very different approaches to life problems and everything else. They do have a bond because they are siblings and they sort of had the same trauma from their father and they're part of a very small club of people who know what it's like to be the children of Dr Peter Eater Richland but they really diverge as people. Eleanor is somebody who wants to pursue to a certain truths to their bitter end. Put emphasis on bidder And somebody who is very much relies on her brother's opinion but he's not afraid to go her own way if that's what's required Michael tries to protect her Not only from the world but from herself you know they have a a relationship that is reflected in a lot of siblings. Who who will listen to this? I can relate to The Way Michael handles pressure to certain extent whenever dealing dealing with You know a big issue or or something involving loss or or something. That is critical. I I always go to my family to discuss it Specifically my two brothers and I think that that was one of the things that really attracted me to the script ripped is that you know. Michael's relationship with his sister L. is is a pivotal to the story. Gillian Jacobs and Josh. Josh Gad are of course accomplished actors having played many roles on TV and in film. So how did they think about working on a podcast. I am a big podcast listener You know I was late to the party. I remember listening to Dirty John on about two years ago and I was like this is crazy. Have you guys heard the story and found out that I was like the last person who Who had listened to it? But you know the podcast that I sort of Find myself addicted to our historical. A nonfiction podcasts. I'm obsessed right now if A podcast called eighteen sixty five which is so good and so oh cool especially for history buff like myself. It relives the events immediately after the assassination of Abraham Lehem Lincoln. And it does it in such a visceral such an exciting in such a compelling way. I think people have really figured out How to tell stories in a way that engages you week to week a lot of times with the nonfiction ones these incredibly compelling stories that reveals something about our world these kind of outlandish characters that live among us and then I think that also has sort of made people realize like Oh yeah radio? Radio plays were popular for a reason. TV kind of killed the radio play but they engaged thousands and millions of people for decades. For good reason. You know. I think it's really exciting to Have every other tool usually at your disposal as an actor stripped upped. Away from you You know when when you're forced to tell a story with just your voice it really makes you Vulnerable because you you can't hide behind anything your naked To a certain extent and so the emotion that needs to be conveyed the attitude that needs it's to be conveyed the suspense that needs to be conveyed. The comedy that needs to be conveyed all of it simply comes down a to a range of notes and A A an emotional wherewithal that that you you know you have to just be willing to Be As honest and truthful about as possible. I think blood ties has all the elements of your favorite wondering shows shows But this time it's a scripted. Drama and I think it's crafted beautifully to keep you wanting more episode after episode blood ludd ties it kind of mixes everything. I love a great story. You really don't know What exactly is going on? You don't know What anyone agenda really is? You don't know if everything that you're being presented did is fact or fiction. I think that people are very fascinated by the world of the ultra rich approach. And how their power and privilege Means that they moved through the world through the legal system through business their dealings with government. Don't you know there are many ways in which having wealth and power and privilege Grease the wheels in our world. And I think that this piece addresses addresses a lot of those and What does it mean to have grown up in that world and to maybe have your eyes open for the first time about the ramifications and the consequences of that? And what happens if you try to make a change. A scripted audio drama like blood ties has a lot of moving parts arts actors casting directors sound designers and of course writers. I spoke with Marshal Louis. The director of blood ties wondrous chief content officer and Benjamin great the writer and Co Creator of the series to learn a little more about what went into creating blood ties. Ben Marshall thanks for talking to me today thank you thanks for having me. So so first off it's fabulous to see all your drama. Get so much attention but I imagine for for many people in Audrey might be new for them. How did this? How did this project come about? The story started with with Marshall. I think in February of last year Marshall sent sent me a short idea. He had for a dramatic series just the basics of the of the story that some adult adult son and daughter of a prominent man who's just passed away suddenly and what they learn about him and about themselves after his his death and then we kind of we went back and forth and flesh it out from From from there yeah and Ben is contributed a a lot to it. I had probably two pages or something That we had worked out of one of the things that wonder he was looking for in making. This sort of re entry into audio drama was something that would touch on what a lot of people love about a lot of the nonfiction reported. Shows that we've done like doctor death or over my dead body and we felt like the things that people get excited about in those stories besides the mystery and the thrilling aspect of them. It is a lot the family ties in the family relationships. So the CSR the Genesis of this story the seat of it was really this idea of a brother and sister and and this family that has put under immense stress And they have to deal with it without it being Something that could never be replicated. The the way that something like dirty John tells a true story. That is Stranger than anything you could ever come up with infection you know this is a this is a story that resembles you know headlines that we've seen in the past couple of years and Marshall. I remember you saying you felt like a fictional me. Too story was was long overdue but the point of entry here was an it was an emotional one and we weren't telling the story of you know just of the of the reporter or of the of the police but we were actually telling the story of these children who are basically weekly innocent bystanders in this and so from the get go. We're not working from ethically kind of pristine point to you've point of view and so we have to watch these. These grown children be an estate of conflict from the from the very start and whether they're innocent of all this or or guilty or complicit is is unclear and And complicated in a way that I thought was really compelling and I think when it comes to audio drama a lot out of them have been focused on a kind of almost like the equivalent of a found footage. Movie where it's a found tapes. or it's a reporter order WHO's trying to uncover mystery and we really wanted to stay away from that. It's something that Lindsey actually I really appreciate and the Audio Dramas that you've done Like eighteen sixty five were. You don't make a an excuse for why we're listening to it. We are just experiencing it with the with the characters one of the advantages of audio drama and podcast. Gas In general is that they are so intimate there's very little between the creators and listener so much as necessarily stripped away and just left up to the imagination but blunt is also tackle some very sensitive topics and audio's intimacy might've been perilous for a story like this. I think that this the story was actually was was perfect to tell in a in a fictional setting because this is a this is a topic that has a lot of a lot of political angles angles and a lot of an ethical angles. And I think that just the ability to put the audience in the shoes of a family that is experiencing thing this is so powerful and just to to be able to ask the audience. What would you do if you heard you heard things like this about about your own your own father? I think it's A. I think it's a really fascinating approach from the feedback that we've gotten the portrayal of how Dr Richland used his authority and the ways in which that was covered up or obviously ripped from the headlines and feel true. There are amazing. True books and now L. podcasts. Out there about it. Whether it's she said in the episode's that the daily have done or the catch and kill podcast and book. That Ronan Farrow wrote the tell the story about around on Harvey Weinstein and some other people who drew inspiration from for Dr Richland and so we wanted to make sure that we we were. This felt true. And and Eleanor's reaction action to experiencing. This felt true but has been at earlier. You know the main focus of the narrative is around power. And how Eleanor and Michael are are reacting to a piece of news like this happening about somebody that's close to them and has both emotional implications and then also real financial social social implications for what it means. If you're going to expose somebody like that but you know it's it's It's obviously a really sensitive territory and we wanted to be mindful of it. Take a moment and visualize your closet. You've got your basics your favorites were close your play close. See some things though that you never wear. Wouldn't it be nice to swap those pieces with something fresh something you'll actually put on. You can with threat up the easy way to sell what you don't wear and replace it all with amazing closed for a fraction of the price all at once at threat up you can search by brand style and price to score Nike for only six dollars. 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What is it like to produce or a direct and audio drama like this Marshall? Well it's been interesting to see the feedback. There are certain number people who listened to it and I think they weren't sure whether it was true or not and that speaks to the kind of immersive way that we tell some of our stories in general even when they are true. So we certainly weren't trying to deceive anybody with this With this audio drama we wanted people to understand right from the beginning that these were actors and this was a fictional story it definitely pulls from from the headlines Things that have come up around the metoo movement and reassessing People and particularly men who had a lot of power have a lot of power our and how they use it and we use the character that Gillian Jacobs plays. Eleanor as our main conduit for that and seeing her Having one image of her father that no one ever challenged because she was the daughter right she was like the daughter this famous guy and no one ever told her the truth so now right on the heels of of of her father's disappearance or death she gets thrown this massive curve ball of what her father was really like. And you know that has been said is kind of puts you in the shoes of somebody in a way that I think audio is a really great way Ada put somebody emotionally at the center of a story. Well and I'd also say just from the from the perspective of of writing this unlike in film film and television you know when you write a story audio you're just giving the audience the bare minimum. You giving them a couple of voices and giving them a few sound effects and the rest is it's up to the listeners. Own Imagination what. These people actually look like what kind of car they drive kind of close to. They wear even how they're feeling and a particular moment because he can't see their our faces that's all supplied by the listener. And so what's really exciting for me. is to think about the millions of people who have listened into blood. tyzzer million different Michael's million different eleanor's and a million different worlds that the story takes place in. This was the first audio drama that I had directed though oh I've been involved in a lot of our nonfiction series knight directed film films. But they were definitely many challenges along the way when you start to realize how little you have to work with You have just sound. You can't rely on somebody knowing that one character padded another on the back or one character made us are casting face in response to a common so you either have a choice where you have to be super literal and make sure are they say a line that conveys that kind of sarcasm or you have to let it go. Let the listener imagine. Oh I think absolutely and you know what what passes us a pregnant tenths. Pause in film is just dead space in audio and so the pacing and everything has to has to take that into into account. I mean I think the flip side of that wonderful immersive thing about about audio is a real challenge. which is that your your audience is so open to to distraction there on the subway or they're they're in their car there yelling at their fellow motorists in in traffic? And your phone rings. You're you're fighting. All of these. All of these distractions and so you have to. You have to tell a story that people aren't GonNa want to start listening to but they're gonNA WANNA keep diving back into over and over and and over again and I at least I was very cognizant of that as we were writing this in terms of in terms of pacing and And the story. Yeah you did quite a few things well in blood ties is that I found difficult and audio drama For instance you have a very small constrained cast. You have really two main characters and everyone else's important But auxiliary and it keeps the audience focused there isn't much of a beer. AC- storyline to confuse or distract giants. So I was wondering what else Johnson the writing and storytelling process. Did you find challenging to make this the best to could be in audio. I think you're right. We kept it very contained For a reason one the reason was budget. Frankly we only had so much time to record this series and we wanted to keep it to a small relatively small cast of characters and a small timeline. Yeah I can imagine an alternate world or or looking into the future where you were inside richland health services or or You were With Connie in the newsroom but we we decided to convey a lot of that offscreen essentially and and you you know that was a that was a challenge but we wanted to keep the story streamlined and tight and moving forward and not have it too sprawling one thing. I'd like to ask you as from a writing standpoint point how you handled scene transitions in TV and film. Were accustomed to fade outs and wipes and establishing shots What did you do in your or writing? That gave us the same feeling that we're moving on. That's a great question. I think some were written and some were were were were decided by the sound designer Jeff Schmidt in the after the fact we definitely did a lot of playing with the transitions in post. Some you know we. We started with the dissolve and went to a to a hard cut with some signposting sound effects. I know one plot element from season. One that we we used a lot was the grandfather clock And it has that has emotional meaning for for Eleanor Abbott. It also is very helpful just in terms of telling telling the audience when they're in the richland home But that was something we played with a lot and it's interesting we had a whole storyline about a guy who is following a Eleanor around who banned handwritten. In that he wore a windbreaker he was windbreaker man. And that was this idea that if you could hear the Swish Swish Swish a that. A that of like a vinyl windbreaker makes than that would-be identifiable But we ended up cutting and part of it was like like. Is that something that people recognize about character that that they're win win that they're windbreaker makes it sound but yeah. The grandfather clock was an example where that actually worked worked. Where when you hear that grandfather clock you know you're in the Richland's house well and the difference there between the windbreaker man and the grandfather clock is the grandfather clock is actually emotionally evocative Aug. in a way that the wind windbreaker is not and I think that that's why it feels organic to the story because we know what it means to eleanor? And it's kind of a reminder of life before she knew all of this and so because it has an emotional place in the world of the story it doesn't doesn't feel expository every time you hear the grandfather clock. Let's talk about the cast. How did you arrive on Gillian? Jacobs and Josh Scan Gillian signed on first and I've been a big fan of hers. I love the show. Love on Net flicks She he was in an independent film. That came out a couple of years called. Don't think twice. I just think she's really talented. And the process of making this only made me have more respect for her She really really feels into the Into this character and into these moments so quickly ineffectively and You know one of the things with the series that we wanted was to make sure that it was very clear and accessible to people who have never listen to an audio drama before So she really invested in making sure that the emotions were true but the things got across to the Audience Josh Gad is arguably one of the most successful voice actors of our our generation eighties. He's law from frozen but You know the idea of Olaf you know the voice that you know as the snowman from frozen being this sort of morally ambiguous Drug addicted brother was just too great. I also just As a writer my favorite part of the of the process is when you actually get to see what the actors do with the writing and what rings true for them uh-huh and what doesn't and what and what they choose to tweak. Because at the end of the day you know we write these scripts and you can make all these plans. But they're the only ones who are actually diving down in there and seeing what's inside and what does it feel like to be inside these these scenes and so it's always a wonderful moment when they come back out and Kinda report back like what's going on in there what worked what didn't and They were they're both. You know very very very sensitive great readers and and great Critics and I I felt like they brought a lot to the To the story into into the script in the studio I know from working with actors on audio dramas that they often express that this is is one of the purest forms of acting that they've experienced they get to forget blocking and camera angles and wardrobe make up and just just really embodied the character as wondering two things. Did your cast express any opinions about acting in an audio drama that it was different for them and And how did they embody the character did day themselves bring any improvisation to the roles We recorded for about a week in Los Los Angeles And they both Did say that. They felt like a lot of the tools that they usually have. Were taken away from them in this case. So you know if you can rely on a on a look where gesture when you're acting for for television or film that's available to you. I think any any actor would love that. There's no hair and makeup required. You just roll into the studio That's just anybody's dream but on top of that. I think that they both had to figure out how to Play the intention of a moment with just their voice as far as improvisation. Yeah they did a lot especially in the scenes. That was them talking. They were really active participants in figuring out starting with the script. What What would make it work in fact and we have big twist at the end? which for some reason you're listening to this and you haven't listened all six episodes We find out at the very end that Peter Richland a father is actually still alive. That was Joshua's idea. He said You've got to have him come back at the very last minute. And so we recorded a couple of different front ideas for endings and that was the one that we went with and so that was a contribution right there from Josh. I find that incredible. It seems like the big tee up for season two was an improvisation it feels completely built in to the story ARC. It was something that Ben and I had considered but we to be honest we toss it off as to soap opera. Ish like he's actually still alive but over the course of making it we kind of came around and then when we listen to it we were like. Yeah I think this works. I mean this obviously sets up a big train running to go into season two that we have to address. Yeah absolutely and you know. This happens. A lot with collaborations where it's like. You know we. We had discussed an eliminated that as a possibility for the for the end of the series and yet Josh was pointing out that we actually kind of wrote it in. I mean like you said Lindsey like it's in it's in there was still in the in the writing and but I'm just I'm so happy that he that he recognized recognized it and And pointed out. Well now that you've got your new improvised season to What do you think is coming coming for us? What what can we expect for me? Season one like like what Marshall said is about is about to people who find themselves caught in a situation. That's much much much larger than anything they've ever had to deal with and they have to decide how to react and they each choose a different course and by the end of season one. They've they've made their choices and season two for me. They're going to have to confront the consequences intentional or unintended of those choices and those consequences are are not anything like what they're expecting. They're very surprising. Very challenging changing Very very intense. I'd also say that you know as for that that final final twist. I think that even even as adults we we kinda behave one way when we think that our parents might be watching us and a little differently when we know they aren't and There's definitely a gap between the two. And I think the season two is gonNA live in that gap and Michael and Eleanor can have to confront that gap. Yeah I think the Ark of the first season was really this idea that Michael and eleanor on an inevitable path to breaking between between each each other that their reaction to this big moment at the beginning when their parents die is that they are not going to be on speaking terms. uh-huh when when season two starts and I think that that is definitely going to be the jumping off point on top of everything else that they sort of both have a large share share in this company that they're still questions around. What happens with Santino? They're still obviously questions about what's going to happen. Now that we know that Dr Richland is Back Jack or a WHO he. WHO's GonNa know that information and we are going to start from there as we dive in this season to well? I'm excited for season. Two and looking forward to who it later this year then Marsha thanks for talking with me thanks Lindsay great talking with you. Thanks for having me. That was my conversation with Benjamin Gray and Marsha Louis the writer and director factor of blood ties Blantyre Season Two will premiere July twenty twenty. Be Sure to subscribe to get all the updates and be the first to hear the season two trailer from. I'm wondering this was a special behind the scenes. Look at the making of blood ties. If you'd like to help us spread the word please give blood ties. A five star review. Tell your friends to subscribe wondering podcasts are available on Apple podcasts. spotify cast box and every major listening APP as well as wondering Dot Com. If you're listening on a smartphone tap or swipe over the cover art of this podcast you find the episode notes and offers from our sponsors when you support our sponsors. You help bring shows like blood ties to you for free another way. You can and support the show spy filling out a quick survey at wondering dot com slash. Survey thank you. 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Heart Failure | 5
"Previously on blood ties. Agent Novak, this is Dr Michael Richland. Wanted to see him now having to call the FBI for information on my parents death. Well, you know I can't speak to open investigation sir. Not In particular at least. I moved that we press pause on the Rollout Barracuda. Until the data shows, it's absolutely safe. I won't allow it until the board votes on the motion already in front of I move that in light of recent conduct detrimental to the company in its Shell Michael Richland, suspended from the board of directors of Richland health services what hold on you can't do this all in favor. Against I'm against show mine. Dirty. Going, where does he dad? A listener note this episode contains adult content. ready. All ever be shit. Hang on it forgot my toothbrush. Jesus Michael. Alive. Some part of me must have always known because when I found out, he was alive for sure I didn't feel surprised. To see him again. Being face to face with him again after everything that's happened. That scares me. which going to the town cars ran out there. Going somewhere. That's the guy. The NTSB Guy I don't think he's NTSB L.. FBI. Actually. Nice to see you eleanor. Michael. We spoke on the phone I'm agent Novak what is going on here? We have a search warrant what Maybe driver that you're going to be a minute. Go ahead and boys and girls. Documents evidence communications related to securities. Securities fraud violations. Here's the deal guys two major felony for the CEO of a publicly traded company to in any way mislead about their ability to run that company. If say the beloved CEO of a Major Healthcare Corporation should survive a plane crash. But pretend not to at the very same time that he is the subject of seriously damaging media reports. Well. That's a real problem. People find any evidence in their of either of you communicating with your dad. I'm to make just as clear as possible. We're not talking to anyone without our lawyer. There's. Something I want you to hear. It's voicemail that your dad left for your mom. So what? Twenty six to thirty four. December twenty six. Three days after your father supposedly died. So you can see why this is problematic. Those messages all the way to New Year's Eve. So naturally. Wondering. Sarah anything that we're going to find in their. Agent Novak. I've got to tell to our lawyer. Were you to off to talk to our lawyer? Free Country just making conversation excuse me my brother and I have something to discuss in private. Lucas said Free Country. I'll be right here. Great to meet you. Okay come on. Follow me. Wherever, we go out the back what fuckers house with no ear call someone to get over here. Don't you think it's a bad look to literally flee out of the back of our house. We get to dad now. Between the pandemic, the protests and the politics. 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Financial aid is available and better health is committed to finding you the right counselor easily switch anytime no charge visit better health dot com slash blunt is get ten percent off your first month at better help dot com slash blood ties. From, wondering, this is the second season of blood ties. Every time. Room here. Do they. down. This is episode five. Heart failure. Here I am. On a plane stone sober. Not a sedative insight. Heading to the island again, the place where dad I proposed a mom when he was broke med student. The place he kept coming back to with us every year the place where he faked a major clinical drug trial and then faked his own death. another holiday and Paradise. You never answered my question before. But question how has got over your fear flying? Oh I just. Worked on, it. Just that you were so terrified of it your whole life. I guess I'm asking because I'm impressed. I. Admire. Oh. why just started by climbing to the top of the tallest building in Portland every day and then I go on the roof and force myself to look over. And then? When that wasn't so scary anymore I started to get my pilot's license. Pilots. Well I started but then I couldn't get past the simulation. So then I decided May. I'll just do the craziest thing I could do and so I went skydiving. Skydiving. Scary. Yeah Right. Bright Sky. Governor come with me right away. Where you died is in the hospital. He collapsed. His second heart attack in six months. The first time we took care of him in my residents. But this time I insisted he come here. Out The. Place. Double. Bonus one, hundred milligram. We're here. Okay we know who did this? We know who killed mom who made the plane go down. Michael. Who are you referring to David Hammer? He said he was leaked to get dad's plant, but he was there. We saw the surveillance footage. Come with me. I have to share something. This room would. Both of you sit down please. I'm afraid I haven't been completely honest with you could say that. Last time I saw you I knew your father was alive. And hid that from you because he asked me to. I'm sorry. I also knew. From the beginning why the plane crushed. What I search and rescue teams found the plane's black box not long after the crash. Obviously, it shows your father survived. So, it could never come out. And even though he's a mentor on a benefactor on a dear friend. I didn't share this with him. Because of what it might do to him. If you. Trevor courting. Hi Do I want to hear it. We need to hear it. Your father insisted to. Talk. Juliet Information Wings. and. Three. took. Our. At. This point, the flight data recorder shows that not only did your father engage the rudder against the toes. He also increased. Watch. God. Nobody tried to kill your father nobody tampered with the plane. The only person Peter Richland has to blame as. Pizza richland himself. Governor. He's a week now. Thank God. Going, go see him. He'll be glad to see you both. I'm here Dad I'm here. Michael it. Thank. God. I'm. Sorry this. I'm sorry, just just relax. Relax please. Don't have another heart attack. I did. I, did. I kill him up. Footage of David. Hammer I could've sworn. Now. David's sister. There's just a fucking kiss as. I. Come down. David wanted to come with us on the plane day. He had his bag back they had. Got Demo Hotel Room rented in the Four Seasons to work through the holidays with me. I said, no thank you. Those words? What did you say than dead? I already had a fucking family. To. Kids. Who are Extraordinary in every way that he is not. I call them a glorified secretary. But we flew weeks or get him to a ICU for God's sakes absolutely not. You you leave me. When I die. Dad You're not. GonNa die got. Heart attack it's poetic justice. This. Type of to stay dead. Dad Look. I didn't want it to turn out this way. I want to a feel. Dad. I love you. Let him wrist I. I want to ask him a few things. I've got some questions for him. He's a lot of medication. He needs to wrist. We can do is. Pray. There are some things you just want to leave to the professionals. Cleaning out a really bad a drain, for example, also pest control. But my friend cat who works with me here at wondering I'm looking at her now he cat just colored her own hair at home because I wouldn't stop talking about how much I love Madison Reed, and it looks great cat I had used Madison Reed to color my hair several times. So I knew firsthand how easy they make the whole process cat told me she watched some of their video tutorials online. So by the time the kid came she was ready to rock. She's super happy with the shiny healthy looking results she was able to get and. The price of going to a Salon Madison Reed products are also made with ingredients. You can feel good about like, Argon. Oil and Carrollton, and with no ammonia parabens or sodium laurel sulfate get multidimensional collar delivered right to your door starting at just twenty two dollars at Madison Dash re dot com use our promo code blood ties, and you'll get ten percent off plus free shipping on your first caller kit. That's Promo Code blood ties all one word. visit. Dash Ry dot com now to find your perfect shade. Hey. Wendy listeners, Nikki boyer host of the daily Smile every day we share stories that lift you up shine a light and make you smile like our episode about normal Tana a photographer who lost everything in a massive fire three years ago. But was able to find beauty in the ruins of her home to hear rising from the ashes and other feel good episodes of the daily smile subscribe on Apple podcasts spotify or the wondering. APP. Four Seasons Hotel. Actually know the national. Trust Bank downtown please. Why why you said, you have questions I think I know where the answers might be dead. Dead. Has a safe deposit box. How do you know that? What's in there? I've never seen it, but he made me a cosigner on it dead. Shit. Connie. and. Through Sure desk answered. What do I say? Slow player I know what you know. Hi. Connie. Alvin news about the FBI rate is coming out. Yeah we know the feds they're not fucking around they know he's alive or at least they suspected. Okay. I don't even know what I am at this point. I'm about to close the story on Your Dad. When By Now Under story, she does Kit Carmichael. It's about to come out one way or another just calling comment today in speakers hitting guerrero. Connie Connie. Hey can you hear me? Hey Connie off the record off the record. Okay. We're down here with him. there. To fled looks like that. But Our dad had a heart attack. He's not well. I'm sorry. Thanks for your concern Tony I said, I won't share where you are but I need a comment from you. Comment for the story. Do you have a comment about your dad being alive? Hello Ideal. Guys. The deal. Connie. The deal is we're probably going to prison for Felony Fraud Michael at least I am. And I'm definitely never going to get to meet my son. No, you don't know that Michael SCO here guys, Connie, can you just please hold off? Listen I I can't. I. I'm telling you that there is a bigger story here about richland health very core talking about go to the sisters of charity clinic in the Bronx and ask for Dr Given and he will give you everything you need are sorry. I don't write for the national enquirer. I don't Horse Trade Stories Connie Trust me this is a better story. This is the story of a company on the edge of collapse. It's about enacting CEO who ignored all the red flags data tricked regulators all to bring a dangerous drug to market. Just. Could you give a a day? Okay. Okay. Sisters Charity Clinic at the Bronx. Dr Richard Gibbons. As bottom. We're here for a safe deposit box voice identification place. Michael Richland Password Place. Welcomed up to Richmond. Let me. Thank you. In Search Okay here. Take your time. Let me know when you're done. Is. This, in case you ever wondered. Is what a million dollars in hard cash looks like long with a thumb drive and. Desk of Peter. The. Stationary, Password. How? This is go back. How long has it been here? Five years at least. Wait. Wait wait wait if the feds do come when it look even worse if you're carrying a million dollars in cash in a bag like fucking gangster. Leaving it here. Can you take us back to the hospital please quickly as possible. I him into Bank of Canada. I got it's empty shit this one too I federal overdrawn. Is Once user not recognize he moved to count since he wrote this or abused at home. How's he doing? Governor? Don't go in now we need to talk to him. I'm so sorry I was trying to call you. He's gone. Fifteen minutes ago. I'm sorry. He was A. Great man. He died in his sleep. Honestly I. Think in the end he died. Broken hot. Now stopped asking about your mother. Let's face it the last few months minorities. Only going to get harder maybe this was. For the best. Don't go. Where is he? There's my dad. We've removed his body. Already. I don't understand we. We want to see him. One last time I'm sorry. But the less you know from this point forward, the better excuse me. I have a plan to make this all go away once and for all. From wondering this is episode five of six of season two of blood ties. If you'd like to help us spread the word, please give us a five star rating and a review and be sure to tell your friends subscribe on Apple Podcasts, spotify the wonder yet or wherever you're listening right now join one plus in the wonder yeah. To listen AD free and early you'll also find. Some links and offers from our sponsors in the episode notes supporting them helps us keep offering our shows for free. Another way you can support this show is by filling out a small survey at wondering dot com slash survey. One Thai Stars Gillian. Jacobs Josh Gad Amy Land. Eker Dominic Monaghan and Wayne night also featured in this episode are Gordon Green Horatio Sanz Aaron Swarovski Deborah. Geffner Lawrence. And Haley, Rawson written and produced by Benjamin, Gray directed by Marshall Louis Story by Benjamin Gray Marshal. Louis. Sound Design and mixed by Jeff Schmidt produced by April lamb audio engineering by Marcellina Villapando Sergio recast and Tim more additional editing, Marc Busch executive producers, are Meghan Monaco Marshal Louis, and Hernan. Lopez for one. I'm Orissa Jones host of the vanished from wondering each week on the vanished, we take you beyond the headlines and explore different missing persons case this week, we're covering the disappearance of twenty year old Alison Waterson who was last seen in North Plains Oregon right before Christmas of two thousand, Nineteen Alison and her boyfriend Ben. showed up on a stranger's doorstep one morning asking to use the phone stating they had been. In a car accident Ben called his grandmother and asked for a ride when she came to get them, they were nowhere to be seen the following day Ben emerged from the woods in that same area claiming that he an allison had become separated. The problem was that Ben Stories kept changing to hear Allison's story and many more subscribe to the vanished on Apple podcasts, spotify or add free on to reply us.
Blood Ties and How It Was Created
"Hello and welcome to juicy scoop. Well I've got a real juicy treat for you. This holiday season I am talking to the author and writer her of a new scripted very juicy. Wonder E- podcast called blood ties with Marshal Louis and I think this is going to be right up my people's alley like this. I listened to some of it. And it's really. It's really interesting to listen to. Because it has has all the suspense of the crime type of podcast but you have like real actors playing parts and kind of acting out real scenes versus someone just kind of narrating a crime story. Yeah I actually directed it a very talented individual named Benjamin Gray Gray wrote it. Benjamin graze the writer a writer and We we but we conceive to the story together so we kinda hatch the story together. Yeah it's I wonder as I big push into audio drama. which as you said it stars Gillian Jacobs Who you know from community and love on Netflix Netflix? which is a show that I love? Josh Gad who is best known as Olaf the snowman and the from the book of Mormon And Amy Land Eker who plays one of the siblings on on transparent again among a lot of other great shows so we got this amazing. CAST and It is a story that kind of sits. It's next to some real stories in the news that are out there There are some sort of got the idea like ripped from the headlines like law and order order so like tell us first of all. Tell me how you kind of thought to do this. And how you guys came together to do this project together. Yeah so So I'm the head of content here at wondering Hernandez who's the CEO and I both have a real love for audio drama audio fiction and it's space it's a it's a type of show that people we're finding more and more More known actors are coming. Khloe Grace Maritz rummy. Malik have in the past year. Have done audio dramas and we. You wanted to find something. Obviously people have known our shows like dirty John and Dr Death and besides the fact that people die in those stories. They're also stories stories where people get really hooked into like the family dynamics. And what would I do if I were in those shoes. And isn't it interesting. How Deborah Newell from Dirtyjohn Interacts with her sisters? I mean I'm searching for daughter and her sister to and you know in all of our stories. That's something that we found that our fans get really obsessed with interested in so when we set out to create a fictional story scripted story. That's kind of what we hooked into is like we're not going to have a who done it. We're not going to have like like a murder mystery. It is a thriller there are twists and turns and questions that you're going to have for yourself But more than anything it's it's called blood ties and it's about out A brother and a sister played by Josh Gad. And Gillian Jacobs. Who are on their way to a holiday Vaca- a family vacation for the holidays? When when their mother and father both go down in a small plane crash And in and in the aftermath of them dying so suddenly they have a whole bunch of challenges and things that they didn't know about their parents that start to come out. Their father was a really famous Doctor and philanthropist and healthcare magnate magnate whose gotten the Presidential Medal of freedom and a sort of beloved by everybody but there are secrets about what he was really like the people that know and his daughter in particular only finds out after he's dead and now needs to figure out. Am I going to pursue the truth or am I going to hold back and let my father's legacy be what it was and so when you so then you got this writer and he wrote it out. And it's six episodes right in each episode is what about twenty minutes okay so Now in directing. How does that work with an audio directing is everyone in the room at the same time or is it like animation where someone comes and does it by themselves? Yeah that's a great question Mo- mostly they were together so in particular. We made sure that we are Josh. And Gillian. And Amy Land Decker. Who are the three leads in in a few of the other actors who are who had significant roles so that they could play off each other and being a studio we shot at? We recorded it in a studio in Los Angeles over in Highland Park And they were and so for almost everybody was in one place and we did it a over. The course of one week as far as directing. I mean with actors like that that I didn't have to do that much but it was still E- You know you're trying to remember that even though you're in a studio sitting in front of the mic like you and I are now you're having to transport the listener all around to on a boat in the Caribbean in an hospital in Mexico and a Brownstone in New York City. And you like do those thousands of like the ocean or whatever afterwards or have okay. Yes so we record it clean and then afterwards we have a sound designer named Jeff Schmidt. Who's also been the sounders Dr Death and dirty John a lot of other well-known shows and he designed it and so we the whole thing is designed after the fact as far as what? You're hearing the sound design sound effects and so we always thought of this idea. Dan Wish we obviously don't want to kill it for anybody of like what I mean. Were there any times where you went back and looked at the script before it was done and and and was like no. Let's add this or what about this juicy thing that I just saw on the news are we didn't know we wasn't responsive law and order when they I see a headline and then they put it out the next week We drew some parallels you know when we were first conceiving of the story and then of course the story has to take on a life of its own so there's has echoes of different people that you may know from the news or different subjects or different exposes that have come out but Once the train is running in terms of the story we we let the story. We let the characters lead in terms of what the story was going to be. Well this is really cool. I'm excited to listen. Listen to it. It's it's it'll be interesting because it's like this is the whole concept it's like this is what people did before. TV right it's that they listen to these dramas at night. And it's I mean I love. Obviously I'm doing my podcast but I also love that it's coming in all these different genre's and because I do think you know you're like more productive than you would then you'd be if you're watching TV like you get take you know you can clean clean out your closet. You can like do things you listen to these shows and it keeps you going or when people are like. Oh my God I went. You know twenty minutes longer than the treadmill because I wanted to listen to the next thing and so that's what I think is really cool and then to have like a juicy story like that you can like really get submerged into because because it's in your ears and it's like a private thing you're having with yourself like reading a book or whatever. Yeah we hope that blood ties is going to draw people in the half to listen. We have Really Strong cliffhangers the end of every episode. So we hope you'll just keep on pressing you know. Click to the next one just like benching good. TV Show but you're right. It's it's it's you know something that people can do everywhere instill use their imaginations to so you're cleaning out your closet but you're also being transported into a different places. You're listening camel awesome. Let's give them a little listen and then of course you guys go subscribe. Listen to wherever are you listening to your podcasts This is Marie rich. I can't get to the right now. Please leave a message after the tone. Hi Mom I just got service back. Were close to the island Can you call me please dear. Eleanor Dr Texting. You don't need to write dear. Eleanor when you're texting. How are you Chris? Mom Come on dear your mother please pick up the phone. Hi Mom what's wrong. Nothing by reading okay. Honey we're landing in twenty minutes cater. ater Yes yes. Your Dad's has twenty minute. You sound like something's wrong. We'll talk widely command can test. You know most families go to the living room to have a heart to heart. We go to the Carribean. You've got my email to your email info is in the email you got an email from you one hour one hour to court and Eleanor. Are you on of course. I'm on a boat. Mom I thought you got over this. I'll fly when I absolutely have to all right. Are you sure you sent that email. Because I'm checking. I don't have anything her mom below and that was the last conversation I ever had with my mom. My Mom's name was Marie Richland. If you recognize it. It's probably because of my dad. Dr Peter Richland the cardiologist and healthcare magnate if you've read one of of his books or bought one products or even just heard of him you know that they called him the father to millions. Well he's gone now. So is my mom. Not News is going to upset a lot of people that his company's headquarters on Wall Street even in Washington. DC Not to mention my brother. Of course an me. I'm going to hear things about my father that no when would dare breathe a word about to me when he was alive and I don't know any of that yet. All I know is that I just dropped a call from my technology challenged hunched mother in the family will all be together soon for the holidays from wondering this is blood ties. Ice Sleigh bells rain snow in the lane. Snow is glistening A beautiful side were habit and nine walk in Ano- into this is episode one postmortem. It is the palm sweet same as always. Thank you. Merry Christmas. Michael Mike Are you found out can make a man come on. You know what that is. No no I don't and it's awful please turn. It is not wonderful that sound that you hear right now. Who is the most giant speaker? No surprise you guys. Can you please turn it off. Ah I wanted to tell you guys altogether. That's a heartbeat. That's a baby. Maybe that is the sound of a twelve week old fetal heartbeat dad. So who's the MOM. What Sophie Sophie? My girlfriend in boulder wait. Why are you doing that doing what with your face when you say something's great but you look like you're hiding attorney in your mouth Michael? I'm happy I really am. I've never even met Sophie my fall. We've been together for almost a year. The last time I saw you to just broken up true. It's been a little up and down but they are finally wait wait. Don't anything okay. I WanNa tell them myself course. Hi these our if you will be members of the island children's choir to Dr Richmond a Merry Christmas and welcome in on his return to our island. Oh wow well thank you very much I am augured. We'd also like to present you with a bottle of champagne pours yet your favorite. I believe that is so very kind of you think you indeed. It's my favorite. I told somehow you'd be flattered. Can you just stop this. Is Michael Richland my brother. You're looking for Dr. Peter Richland our father. Well he hasn't arrived yet but with time to expected OCTA. You're supposed to be here by now. Saudi to disturb you really. I got an actual doctor by the way plastic search results very technical word. Think Straight voicemail. Again where are they. Why are we even here personally? I'm here for the mini mart. Do Do I do the eighteen dollar course slate or the thirty two dollar Bacardi and the twelve dollar coke until Cardi and cook better make double okay so mom said she sent me this email. But I didn't get anything I feel like I feel like they have something to tell us or I go at bottles dad. It's almost was seven. PM Champions been sitting out for two hours besides the choir lady said it was for Dr Richland and I am Dr Richland. God that is lovely Michael. Listen they haven't landed yet yet if they haven't landed yet then we're going to have to spend the holidays listening to our father. Go on about lending the Cessna in a storm. Except he's going to call it her king. I talked to mom when they were in the air. They were twenty minutes out and that was three hours ago coming into my phone to kids. Something's happening in this says something about is these must be from earlier. I think I think she's hello. Mom Mom or your hello a window. What guy what what's going on? Okay thank you keep them. What is it the plane crashed? I think there he said they're dead. they they felt mom. They're they're still looking for pits by a breath coming up on this season blood ties. Plane went missing Saturday with Dr Richmond and his wife Marie aboard our. Yes Connie with calling I reporter for the time. Listen I can talk to you for the obituary or whatever. Another time event for an obituary. I haven't damage INC back out. Your mother was just assume we know everything about everything. Okay the last thing. My mom ever sent me a text message. It said something's wrong. Your Dad is my dad is what exactly mom. Why is he? We need to find out how happening that was. 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The Survivor | 2
"Previously on blood ties. Barikot we're launching vertical. Know. What's very core. Probably fill all the medications. You need to prevent heart attack and he's going to remind the world why they love richland health. Santana. Lopez gets what he's owed or I don't sign. Then I'm keeping my shares. Governor? How is he? A listener note. This episode contains adult content. Peter. Peter Twenty minutes. Your Datsyuk twenty minutes. We'll talk when we land when we're all together, okay. Peter What's going on pop? Eleanor. Lost Her. She wanted to know what's wrong or nothing's wrong. It's just the wind shear. Everything's fine wanted to know why. We all have to go back to the island for Christmas. I didn't know what to say I mean. She has a point. It seems like we could just as easily sit them down in the living her. Julia was to Rock L. losing altitude. Information Win. Three. 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No charge visit better health dot com slash blood ties. Get Ten percent off your first month. Better help dot com slash blood ties. To. The, perfect. With Just. took. Just. Give me. The changing RIMAS. Rape Fair. No need safe. Amal done excuse me. Stop right you're leading in, college. com. Richard. You're in my home. Safe and sound. Need to rest my friend. please. Murray. Do. You remember what happened on the plane and said. Something's wrong. something. Something is very wrong. Beata. Comment. Thank God, Your Life. No No. Dope here. I'm not alive. Nobody can know that I'm alive. What do you mean? Someone. Is Trying to kill me. From wondering is the second season of blood time every time it. Do they. down. The river. This episode to? The survivor. And developing situation in the Caribbean, this morning is a private airplane believed to belong to the physician Dr Peter Richland. Hills disappear air traffic controllers lost contact with the plane yesterday evening around seven PM. Flew over a thousand trips on that plane. I know I'd like the back of my hand. Somebody did this. I need to turn the soul crushing today's. What did you do that? You need your rest. Did you sleep? Of course not where's Marie? She had to have come to shore near where I did I. I told you exactly where she didn't make pita. What does that? Her purse. Makeup. datebook. Phone. I refuse to accept that you need to look harder. You need to push people. You need to make this happen. Ah! Fishermen found her body in this morning. Same one who found all this? He made one phone call to Michael. The kids just. Identified the body. You need to get off the island. They're not safe here. Who whoever is coming have to me. I would somebody becoming after you pull the security tape from the gift shop. Tell the cashiers that resort. She never saw me. She never saw anything you need to make sure are really done. And your children are on their way. Here are GonNa plan ready to take your own home just. The safer that way. Thank you Pierre. Thank you. The the people who saw me at the resort, all one you who you were okay. Okay. That's damn. I bring them back to see you know. The list they know the better. Just tell them you're. Still looking for me. And please. Keep Looking for Marie. She's out there. I know she. Is She strong? Please pita. Tried to arrest. Michael. Governor and Eleanor last time I saw your father, and he was telling me all about the field work done. His happened. Very. Right now. Okay. Thanks! I. Expect. It'd be home in a couple of hours. I is on those kids at all times. None I've got a safe deposit box town at the bank in town I can send someone. Could you send someone you trust or better, yet you go yourself. And an coke. PITA. If you're going to be staying. There's a lovely guest cottage. Just a stone's throw away right on the water. Perhaps not unnecessary know what I mean is the main house is where I live. And work. Have other guest. It might be better know this. This is fine. Thank you. Frame. But you still haven't told me one thing why. WHO's trying to kill you? That's what I need to find out here. Is this about? The drug. Here. Only con I. I just. Don't she does. Dr Richard. Murray Murray. A hall. You haven't asked me that. An over fourteen hours I was getting worried. Ear drink this. was at its prime berry juice for your blood sugar. Oh, just get Outta here, will you? Get Out of here. please. Marie Rick Slick. I can't vote right now. After. Rich, not We should go inside. Someone could sail. In a minute. By Murray. I love you. The governor was fire. Maybe knows and let you out here. What was that? My Wife's phone. Why did it? Because she's dead. Come on, let's get inside. Merry Christmas by the way. You tuned up the Richmond. To you. Ten minutes away from wishing you a very happy twenty twenty as long as your last name's not richland. Tracy and it's not so. Let's get this party started. Here. Back in you before someone sees you. Send, him up inside now. The Bucks? Everyone fathered a million and then some apparently. Wrenching disturbing allegations against the late Dr Peter Richland today accusations that are making people the world over ask. Who was this man? The doing. Look at this. This. Why are they doing this because he's wealthy? Why because he's why why because he's a man. Why can't you people led this man rest in peace finally? When I get home I. Interview goes to that Guy when you get home, I'm leaving. Thank! You Taliban governor. Excuse me. So dumb, I'm sorry. Have you forgotten? I am the governor of this island. I have armed guards around this entire property. Now you were my teacher and my colleague and I respect you enormously, but if you try to leave here, you will be shot. And dumped in the ocean. How dare you you ask for my help and I give it. But. This goes both ways. If you turn up alive then I go down. And that isn't happening. So. You're staying dead. I'm having some guests over. Starting tonight. I'm putting a guard. On this door. Are you kidding me? Pierre! On second thought year moving to the guest tomorrow. I want mile spot here. I need to know who's who's this to me I try and kill me and my wife. Now the dragging my name, the might who's doing this. Michael. It's me. I need your help. Blood ties listeners, you can get early an ad free access to more anti season two now by subscribing to one, plus in the new ones, the APP download it today in the Google or apple APP stores we get support from at home. hair-color company Madison Reed. If you've been thinking about coloring your hair at home, head over to Madison, Dash Reed Dot Com and take a few minutes to poke around in their website I promise you it'll make you feel so much more confident in your ability to easily color your hair yourself and most importantly that you'll get salon-quality results. 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Hey, David Michael Hey listen I'm sorry about the board meeting yesterday. We just ahead seemed to be some real right. It's the CMO of the company. You know so I mean I should probably be out there. Medical perspective all that that's why we're running the old video of the top the one from the first roll. The old man beat to the punch. Wow. Running that video of my dad, that's ballsy house. But you want to change the narrative. You run away from the Guy Right. You're doubling down. We sink or swim with the father to millions or giving his good name. We can save this company. I couldn't agree more. Which is why his son. Should be up on that stage. Okay see the section here. I'll give that to you. If. You don't mind, actually have a couple of things I'd like to add just a couple of small when Michael Note don't push. Read what's on the bloody paper. I'll just read. What's on the bloody paper. Eleanor? Connie. They let you in. Hey? They let you in. A while they don't really have a choice with me. So, what can you tell me about this new under? It actually sounds pretty remarkable. They've been working on it for years. It's funny how companies always make their biggest breakthroughs when they're desperate for good press and their stocks in the shitter. Is it a female Viagra not quite then I'm not buying. Congratulations on your research. Grab you hear about that. Crack investigative journalist. Also were friends on facebook Oh right? Yes, STILL ON FACEBOOK! Twitter though. The troll! Army got you, too. Can only be called an evil bitch so many times. Yeah, you know I just picture them as living alone in their parents basement and it takes away all their power over me. Hello and welcome to a moment years in the making. That's how long it's taken the perfect the science behind the drug that will change public health forever. When the concept of the pond move to lead with your dad, they bring him back from the dead. I guess so before presentation begins. Like three beams of light, joining to form a rainbow of healing, the three drugs contained in Barrackpore are all UB to prevent heart, attack and stroke in a single once a day pill form. Aspirin. David Hammer. I like them while enough. I think he's hot. Hey Connie can I ask you? Have you been poking around the RHS server? Do, you mean. At hss somebody's been using old logging I thought maybe no. Never going to lose my job. And now acting, CEO David Hammer. Thank you? Thank you very kind, thank you. Those of you who don't know me I'm David Hammer at this CEO of richland health services. IB MISFIRING Company for twelve years and I've never been more excited. All seen a company initiative that will have a greater impact than the drug. We are now facing today. We and So sorry. Sorry, David. Now. Present to you, Dr Michael, Richland, our chief medical officer and the leader of our vehicle initiative. Michael! Thank you. Thank, you David David Hammer everybody. We're so lucky to have a leader like you to fill my father shoes during this difficult tumultuous time. All WanNa say tonight is. Please, listen with an open mind. I know there are members of the press here today, and we welcome. We welcome your opinions, but this is about science. About medicine. Today about introducing a new way to save lives. Today. I'm really sorry. I have to take this. Hey I just became a dad right three days ago so when the wife calls your. I have to answer. At the end of the day, this is a family business. Augie with that as Mike was saying, this is all about the I love of this company. Medicine. So. Any. Michael don't back here to DOT COM era. I warrior don't do that, he said don't even call that. I wanted to hear for me. Day Away from him. In his life. Example would be for. Father an act like it. Sober how! What's his name? So. What's what's The kid's name? We? Severe. My. Hey. I'm so sorry about that I, just know. They didn't know what to say. Sort of. We project family right now. Remember you my friend. You nailed it. Thank you Dave thank you? I told you I can help with this I wanNA help I just. GotTa. Let me in. Come here. You're in. Illinois. David congratulations. You'll bro that he was perfect. Well, let me go off script than I will nail it every time so any word on Santino yes. Yes, Let's get through today, right? I can't stand much longer. Promise I'll handle it. Michael Great Works. Hey you you to. Sticking around for awhile. Now for a second longer than I have to I. Mean this place these people. I. Hear that. Well! Sarah around sometime Michael. Yeah. You. Safe travels. It was amazing. They loved us. David Hammer and I we were like. I don't even know how to. Totally in sync I think. Really think we're going to be good team. Tiburon the ball. Get, the group launched. People feeling good. Little. Grandson. He's he's good, but then listen coach. Peter Dead. We named him Peter. Don't be an asshole. Adam. I like that. Look like. Jesus I drank. I should be there. Should be. Should all be together? He's not letting me anywhere near. How She had me thrown out hostile. Haven't even seen him. I don't know what he looks like. Because I am not allowed. To See, my son. Mike. I'm sorry Dad I'm. Sorry I didn't know what to even say you. It sucks. Up Everything. Got Some advice for you my focus on the work. I felt that way before you know like everything you touch turns this shit like you're worthless like. Really. I'm surprised by that I guess. I've never seen. You have those kinds of doubts. been a lot of times when I felt like I wasn't doing things right? I always get up and go to work. Fine the first problem to wrap my head around the office solvent. That's what you need to do now. Focus on what you picked control. which is the work. Let at the rest. Sort itself out because. It always works out in the end I promise. You called me. Thought. Fuck do even describe it. It's like a ghost calling me. Now. I feel like. We're closer than ever. May Tell My. Sorry all by itself. It's hard, but. I think it's time for me to come back up there. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, I'm not sure that that's a good idea I don't know. Protesting against the wall was people defending me? All those people love you because they think you're dead I'm sorry, but you gotta stay. Here on this godforsaken aisling six months and your. Talk, your mother from us, but I only personal care. What happened to? Savior apology helping. find out try. From wandering? This is episode two of six of season two of blood ties. If you'd like to help us spread the word, please give us a five star rating and a review and be sure to tell your friends subscribe on Apple podcasts. spotify the wonder, yeah, or wherever you're listening right now. Join one plus in the wonder. 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Foul Play | 4
"Previously on blood ties. I am the governor of this island. I have armed guards around this entire property. Are you were my teacher and my colleague and I respect you enormously. But if you try to leave here, you will be short watch and dumped in the ocean. Dare you you ask for my help and I give it, but this goes both ways. If you turn up alive, then I, go down and that isn't happening. So you're staying. You see the time stamp there in the corner about three hours before your parents took off. That's the Piper Saratoga that your parents were in a car that sixty seven corvette L. Eighty, eight as a pretty sweet bright. But we were actually looking for ground left. See what is he doing? Maybe nothing maybe maintenance that we checked and he doesn't work there. The trials dad did on Vera core before he will disappeared they all say the same thing that sometimes not a lot. But you know sometimes the drug kills people fuse me to sell your shares don't give up the position of authority you have richland, we need to work together. Now, we need to stop them from Russian this to market or people are going to get hurt. Alexandra. Age impelled. Her that. Trump card. What does that mean? Flying back, the FBI what? A listener note, this episode contains adult content. Hack. Agent Novak. This is Dr Michael Richland. Return. I wanted to see if maybe you guys have any new information. On why I'm now having to call the FBI for information on my parents death. I can't speak to open investigations Sir not in particular at least. Is it because you suspect foul play. Yes. Yes. In fact, we were gathering all the suspects the parlor room. Think you know what I mean. Sorry a little bit agent humor there. Listen, so here's what I can do much come in. We'll sit down and talk to the whole thing. Wait. Sorry, just just to be clear here. Is this interrogation, do I do I need a lawyer? Don't know Dr Rich. No. Hell know. I'm sorry, Tibet. Agent Humor again for you. Too early in the morning for them, I, guess. None of this would just be a friendly chat. Yeah Okay Okay Let's call. Great. Great Taro. Nine, C. Then. Shoe your face you. Perfect timing I need better software something I can get high-resolution on this I can't see. What do you do? Stop. The phone I'm ted down all that garbage off the wall. The entire pot. Tell them to stop at the. Research, it looks like a child's art project. Did you do it on my wall? I'm getting close to finding out who did this to me. You aren't getting very close to being caught. I got a phone call today from an agent, Novak Federal Bureau of Investigation, wanting my help in finding a certain individual with a keen. Some might say obsessive interest in your plane crash. If tracked him to this island of I could be anyone, you should google me. There are people all over saying, they've spotted me. It's like Elvis all over again, I got fans in Mozambique cool. All the documents I could my hands on. Flight logs, the internal NTSB report, everything I could obtain I got for you. That's not enough. The, answer isn't there. Their incompetence but job is too big for me, your cell phone, no sal phone or jail. You don't mean that. Fine. please. Enjoy the rest of your stay here in peace. UNPLUG, read a book, Binge Homeland, but stay. Between the pandemic, the protests and the politics. This is one of the most fraught moments in American history right now could easily be a time Frank Zaidi depression for anyone all while our normal support networks or at a distance. If you're feeling overwhelmed and need to talk better help is therefore you better help. We'll assess your needs, match you with a licensed professional therapist who's ready to talk. It's not a crisis line. It's not self help. 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We've been talking to the board at rhs. They're going to let you in Oh. Yeah. Yeah. We're GONNA finish. What we started. Thanks, but I'm not interested. No it's, it's what you're. Do you and your mother trying to make sure you get really really really rich, right. Fuck off man listen. I was out celebrating own night. 'cause. I made my deal. I settled for what I signed a paper that Said Your Dad is not my dad and I'll have no right to those shares and I got six million bucks for doing it. Santino shares were like worth more than fifty times that only if I could ever get them. My Mom's living off a gofundme campaign. You have any idea how humiliating that is getting seven dollars online from our mailman because her legal bills are so high for something, we never wanted so sorry but you. You should come to me. I will hire mom. because. They think he's bad news. My mom bad news. This society is fucked up. David with the fuck. Did you do just Antena Oh and he told you how much money you get. Ridiculous. Right by all, my dad. No. I asked you to give Santino what he was owed. Code. Well. We'll guess what David I've changed. My mind I'm not selling off. Money than they've seen in their entire lives. Because I've got my brother Michael Right here next to me. And he told me the Truth About Barracuda Michael and I are blocking this. Until we know the numbers are good. We're taking it to the board and were blocking it. Of course, we can you don't have. Your sharing three of all. and. Then you made Santino sign a document saying he wasn't my father son. So I guess he was never in the wheel after all. Michael and I have the shares to block this and you know it. Conundrum with. Find can take years to untangle to fight me fine. Go to the ball. We will. Great. Just remain the Yoshida's in this company. Who was always does no company. We don't care. Don't want to be rich. I. Don't believe that for a second could do anything extreme. You may want to go. What? No. What did he say? Said Google. Your brother. We're here at a hospital in Boulder. Colorado. Dr. Michael Richland went on a drug addicted rampage last week in an effort to duck his. His his. Fiancee. But that's the least of his legal problems because he's being propelled practice have one of his patients died from Bosch Base Lift Hashtag Baseball two. Dr Richland. Michael. Hannah keep watching this. Give me your phone. Double. Scotch. Me No, no, no, no. No. No. Actually. I'm sorry. Can you get a soda or a or a coffee? Please? Michael Come on. It's enough. We need you right now and I need you sharp and on point I'll give you a thousand dollars to stop saying. I don't feel very on point right now. It's matter of fact I feel very. So, very off point. There's a way through this. We could hire our own PR team to trash lead story. But. It's not true. Please just leave me alone. Sorry, can we just? What, what is it? It's county with great answer. Michael talked to her. She's fair. She can help you. Could use someone like her in your corner right now, I. Mean. She can't make it worse than already is. Impossible to get worse now. Officially death moment, this is Bob. How? Previous come back with. Michael. Do you really care not really just looking for confirmation or denial, and if I'm being honest personally hoping for confirmation, would she sang confirm or deny? Just, Keller Michael. Yes. It's true. It's all true Michael. Chu that strange from the mother of my child, she's filed a restraining order because she considers me a threat to the child safety and her own, and yes, I'm addicted to opioids. oxycontin mostly others in a pitch. Got All that. Right yeah. But So long time. On print that his. With, why did you do that because it's true. I'm a drug addict. What of my patients died last year, and this is happening to me because I'm a fucking mess. Yes Connie. Tell me all that. Because I'm tired. Lying everyone. All the time. And I, wanted to see what telling the truth would feel like. How did feel? So then. I have to ask you something else. Data live. Connie. Never, thought, I'd say this to you but. I think it's time we finally meet in person. There are some things you just want to leave to the professionals. Cleaning out a really bad clog in a drain, for example, also, pest control. But my friend cat who works with me here at wondering I'm looking at her now. Hey, cat. Just colored her own hair at home because I wouldn't stop talking about how much I love. Madison, Reed and it looks great cat I had used Madison Reed Color, my hair several times. So I knew firsthand how easy they make the whole process cat told me. She watched some of their video tutorials online. So by the time, the kit came, she was ready to rock she super happy with the shiny healthy looking results she was able to get and at A. 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She here competing to be herself and other feel good stories of the daily smile subscribe on Apple podcasts, spotify or the wondering APP. Hey You got a phone. Topple Scotch and soda. Back. Thanks. Michael Michael you loan, I need your help. Now, is not the best time. You have to get out of you. Care about wearing, where are you calling from Raymond Down? But. I, have to go. please. Get Me Outta here. Right now. I? Need more information about who killed my wife? Please come with me before this becomes an international incident. And something I want to show you. I know who killed Marie. Michael. Commie. Nice to meet. You. Hi Connie L.. Hold up Vodka Soda. So. I'm right. Right. Yeah. He's alive. How did you know look at this? Nancy races, go fund me. Look at these donations, ten bucks, seven bucks. The biggest donation over a three week period, sixty, five dollars. And then this. Forty credit who gave her forty grand I thought Eleanor. Did it comes from a holding company registered in the Caribbean? How would that make you think of me because the company's called Eleanor Pr? What. So initially I'm like, oh, he are public relations firm, but it's not a PR firm is. It's my middle name. Page. Eleanor. Page richland. Eleanor. Pr. Yeah Oh, and here's the thing. It's a wholly owned subsidiary of richland health services. So it's payoff. Well, that's what I thought. But I asked Nancy and no one said anything to her. So I mean, it's kind of pointless to pay someone off if they don't know you're doing it. So I thought. Who Do I know who's arrogant and rich enough to do something stupid as that. Peter, richland i. mean he was never stupid. But he makes this donation. And then there's this. Would her? These are the internal organs of a very, very sick company. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news guys. But one little push and this company's going down. And when the world finds out that the CEO of a public company faked some death. That's not a little push. That's more like a giant shoved down the stairs. BB. driver. Why don't you take us through the garage? Two days ago and nothing to do with any of this. Why do I? Feel. So anxious right now, don't go up there. We tell the board what we know. And let the chips fall where they may. Will flow when flesh and steel. Mr William. Shakespeare I. think that's sting actually. Well, whatever it is, it's true. This is gonNA be a bloodbath. Father isn't alive to see this I think he can see perfectly well. I think he's looking up all from his special little corner of. Hell. Right now. Dr.. Enough I wanted to see this for twelve years. You know my second year oranges. I. Screwed up important sales call. My. My fault mistake and he may be wear dark color around the office a week. Though, it was hilarious. That's I decided. I was going to take over this company. No matter how long it took Matana, Shit, we I was going to take it over and make it bigger and better than he ever did. Not Day. Is Today. So I hope he's watching. and Q most awkward elevator riding history. Okay everyone if I could please have your attention. You. All right. So I'm passing around a new data set on for please take a quick look. Kind of you Michael, but the already have it. No. This is the actual data This sets been weighted according to lab standards and double blind protocols internationally, and it shows that their core has killed twenty three individuals over the course of testing. These are the real numbers with added like to make a motion. You can't I moved that we press pause on the rollout on Veerakorn till the data shows. It's absolutely faith. No, I won't allow it, David. It's not up to you. This is a board meeting, not your fucking birthday party. I won't allow it until the board votes on the motion already in front of them. Sorry, guys because you went on the email. I moved that in recent conduct detrimental to the company and Shell, Michael, richland be suspended from the board of directors of Richland health services. While he will remain as a shareholder hsieh's will temporarily shifted to common nonvoting status. What? Hold on. You can't do this all in favor. All against I'm against. So my okay. So ten in favor one against to thank you. Now, this has been a really emotional day for this company. A lot of turmoil I think this company might need a dose of. This vote is not gonNA, make the drug, any safer the day through solid. The FDA does to this board has the best interest of this company and. Meeting issued. Michael, Michael Michael. Town. We need to hurry recalling, where does he? Oh. My God Michael That car. Sorry ended this way. David. That's a very nice car. It is. Corvette. Sixty seven. Listen to her sake. That was. Given a chance of pizza shit acting and see over Diet Company. At. and. The Guy who killed our mother? From wandering, this is episode four of six of season. Two of blood ties. If you'd like to help us spread the word, please give us a five star rating and a review and be sure to tell your friends subscribe on Apple Podcasts, spotify the wondering or wherever you're listening right now, join one re plus in the one area listen Ad. Free. And early, you'll also find some links and offers from our sponsors and the episode notes supporting. Them helps us keep offering our shows for free. Another way you can support this show is. Is By filling out a small survey at wondering dot com slash survey. One Stars Gillian Jacobs Josh. Gad Amy Land Decker Dominic Monaghan and Wayne. Knight also featured in this episode are Gordon Green Errand Swarovski Anthony Ramirez and Darrell Brown written and produced by Benjamin Gray directed by Marshall Louis Story by Benjamin Gray and Marshal Louis Sound design and mixed by Jeff Schmidt produced by April lamb audio engineering by Marcelino, Villapando Sergio recaps, and Tim more additional editing by Marc Busch executive producers are, Meghan Monaco. Marshal, Louis, and her non Lopez for wondering. Want want. What's problems. Breathing. Friday. Morning a trooper came to my door and asked me if I knew Kirby Brown. When I say, yes, I'm her mom. He says, she passed. Like. She's at the spiritual warrior retreat. What are you talking pat? I do mean dead. This. Is the story told in a new true crime miniseries from wondering called Guru, the dark side of enlightment. You can binge all six episodes right now on apple podcasts.
Trials | 3
"Previously on blood ties. So, what can you tell me about? This new undertook actually sounds pretty remarkable. They've been working on it for years. Ads Funny. How companies always make their biggest breakthroughs when they're desperate for good press and their stocks in the shitter. Like three beams of light, joining to form a rainbow of healing, the three drugs contained in there for our all day to prevent heart, attack and stroke in a single once a day pill form. And present to you. Dr Michael Richland our chief, medical, opposite and the leader of our core initiative. Thank you. A listener note. This episode contains adult content. How. Field strength. Pre deemed Anfield. Of. Yoga. Morning Meditation, Green Juice. Keeping my anxiety down as like a fucking to our routine every morning, I even cut out coffee. Love Coffee. Didn't hear that. Stretch your hands. Shoulders. Fuck it. Okay sort of fill you all in. I'm in getting a lot of shitty message on a lot of different platforms from a lot of people in the last six months, people who worshiped my father and want me to burn for what I quote did to him and quote. They tell me I deserve the death penalty that I'm a traitor. The tweet that got me to quit forever said Rape Eleanor. Then the text messages started to my personal cell phone from a block number same message every time just. How could you do this? At least. That's what it used to say because this morning. They added something. Something much. Much worse. My Name. My full name. Eleanor page richland. And that sends a chill down my spine. Because everyone who's ever called me by my full name? His Ted. Hello Hi Eleanor Gordon the National Transportation Safety Board. High. Render gender in Newark for a few days. Do you know that I can come into the office when you have a moment from new information about your down? I'm a fan of the movie Chinatown Jack Nicholson's never been better and Robert Town. Script is the perfect screenplay. It's pinnacle. Film Noir set in the best place to explore darkness, Sunny, California, but it's based on real events. The California Water wars of the Early Twentieth Century California has always had a problem with water and land, or rather with the power and money that comes with controlling them, so I was excited to discover new podcast covering the same California version of the American Dream Dark and criminal in California City the new podcast. PODCAST from La Studios Host Emily Garin tells a story of money, power and deception. It's one where the lines between hero and villain are blurred. Crusading attorneys commit their own heinous crimes. A police chief protection services own interests, and it all started sixty years ago with an immigrant and an American dream of his own. If you love true crime and noir style storytelling, you'll love California city download California city at L. S. Dot, com slash California city or wherever you listen to podcasts. That's L.. I. S. T. DOT COM Slash California, city. From, wondering, this is the second season of blood ties. Every time. You. down. River. Manager. This is episode three. Trials. Hinder Michael you can't go in there. He's busy. We need to talk Michael. kind of in the middle aged now. And those the fair court trials. Despite the recent shitty circumstances of my life, I woke up this morning. Feeling pretty grave. Went, to the gym, almost bench pressed my weight. I had a SMOOTHIE. Into, my office finally took a real hard look at the trial date. I mean as the CMO oak seems like I should be familiar with right, and that's what I noticed. Where are the stateside trials? All this data is from overseas. Okay slowdown. Hang on, have a seat and I'll explain. All ears. Your Dad's wonder. Drug might save lives killing this company okay. Massive hemorrhaging of funds. I mean you knew how expensive new drug development is billions of dollars? So we moved the trials a few years ago, Mulch Moon, cost effective. My father would have never signed off on that I mean he was a doctor I okay. There is no fucking. My Dad won't sit around Michael please. We knew we had to get vehicle to market. And this was the fastest way. You can't possibly be fast-tracking visit the FDA without stateside data I mean. Where's the data from this one? Clinic in the Bronx five miles away. He got fed up with a guy Dr Givens. Total Prick Your Dad had said. DOPP within your Dad Shit. It's completely unprofessional and it's getting on my last faulkner. I loved you did. You know that right? Yeah, sure. When he died. Excuse me. The Guy I knew. What people are saying. Right. I know. The last thing he said to me was. Punctuality is the courtesy of kings, David. And you too fucking late. was that. Ten minutes before he's flying a couple. Really. I was supposed to be on the plane. To The island. Go with him. I asked him to wait full name. I was three minutes late. It took off. Why were you coming on our family vacation? Because he and I had work to do. On vercoe. because. The truth is Michael. Nobody builds a company the size of rhs by being a doctor I. Okay, so today's July fifteen twenty twenty nine hundred hours. Ntsb Lower Manhattan branch. This is agent Gerald Novak interview with Eleanor Richland. Daughter of the deceased oh How's your brother doing? He's fine. Where's the Jim Powell? Off, the case. Yeah! You're probably wondering why I'm reaching out after all this time. Yeah, as a matter of fact, I am very much so well as you know. Your father's case has an advanced much since the initial investigation. Was ruled mechanical failure mixed with poor weather conditions. But then we got a tip from Hell. We. Don't know exactly you know. We do get a lot of what we We like to call our super fans. Let Iran does out there nothing better to do. especially when a celebrity like your dad is involved. This one one. Tell us their name, but it's safe to say whoever they are. They are quite obsessed. But. They've actually got some decent Intel. Here take a look that's. Security footage from your. Dad's airplane, hangar and Greenwich. You see the time stamp corner about three hours before your parents took off. That's the Piper Saratoga that your parents were in. And and behind it, what does that? Is that a car? That's a sixty seven corvette L. Eighty, eight hundred. As, a pretty sweet bright, but we're. We're actually looking for ground left. K It's I. Mean it's Kinda hard to make out, but. It is. Just. Take a look. Who is fat. Is that a man? That's what we're trying to figure out looks to be about five, nine, five ten. What is he doing? MAYBE NOTHING Maybe maintenance, but we checked and he doesn't work there so. I guess what I'm wondering Eleanor. Do you know that man? I mean I can't really see his face, but. No he doesn't look familiar. Okay noted. Well I guess I just have one other question. given all that's. Going on with your father. Do, you have any more reason than the last time you talked to this department. As to why someone might have wanted your father dead. Almost Excuse me! clinical research into the hall. Yeah Dr Gibbons Michael Richland. Okay Dr Michael. Lind. I'm the chief medical officer Richland health services. Oh. You Look I've been looking for the full results from the study rhs did here I know it didn't end well but. To we just talk doctor to doctor. You can clear off that share. No No, I've got a system going on in the other chair. Okay. Yeah floors. Fine, okay, great On the floor, look. I think we both want the same thing here to help people to give them a medication that safe fireball, and ends coronary disease. As we know it that sound right? That's what we signed up for. When we started the study, but what you gave I know rhs cut it short cost cutting at the expense of data. Not exactly where where did I put that folder? Look I can assure you. That will not happen on my watch. What is this just the cover page? I ended that file to your father eight months ago. It's still sitting right where he left then. I heard about your father's passing so factor office a copy. Never heard back. These patient files. These are test subjects. People who got their record? They're all dead. Yeah. Very court trial. How do you know that their blood pressure spiked severe headaches blood in the urine. And then they'd go into cardiac arrest. This is impossible I, mean we? We know what's the medication? We! Know what it doesn't what it does not do and what it definitely does not do a send people in into cardiac arrest. That's pretty much the same thing your father said. You talked to my father about this. He sat in that chair. Well the other chair. Actually although truth be told, his language was much salt here, and he saw this the these pages here all and he didn't believe me. Setting new science said he knew medicine, but he was the most famous heart surgeon in the world, and this made no sense. And then. Shut down the trial. We have major. Problems! South Bronx. Out You already know I thought I was coming here just to see the data to see if I could bring this study back online. Then I found out about this miracle. Drug supposed to end heart attacks. As we know, it turns out. It's giving people heart attack. Right here if this gets out. Referring Mike Ho. Ho. Can you say that this is totally legit dope applying state side study that say. I. Knew It all Michael Truck One. mean the testing says otherwise talking to. Michael. We have multi billion gomes in call of testing the so if we don't get. The fact all. Return help at. Which one is? That the drug works or that. We need the truck to work for our business. Back coming off his. Off. t what the data says. Why you been looking at that for twenty four hours your plastic surgeon. Greatest accomplishment inland to be cod carrying member the. Cup! I have tried to. Know enough. SCOPE. Known. Know the arrangement your job. Keep calling like this obscure governor. I need to speak to my father right now. I could. We will call you at an appropriate time. Now. Get Him on the phone right now. please. Sir. Turn the music down. Waiting. Tell me what happened in court trials in the Bronx. A global pandemic protests across the country, a nationwide recession so far two thousand twenty has felt like ten or fifteen years wrapped up in one and I think we should talk it all out. Sanders I hosted NPR podcast called. It's been a minute each week on my show, a conversation with all kinds of people to make sense of the news and the culture without making you feel overwhelmed. Join US every Tuesday and Friday listen and subscribe now. It's been a minute from NPR. The protests and the politics. This is one of the most fraught moments in American history right now could easily be a time for anxiety depression for anyone all while our normal support networks are at a distance. If you're feeling overwhelmed and need to talk better help is therefore you better helpful. Assess your needs and match you with a licensed professional therapist. Who's ready to talk? It's not a crisis line. It's not self help. It's professional. Counseling done securely online within twenty four hours of sign up. Up You can be talking with a licensed counselor about your issues. Specialists trained to listen and help you find yourself again. Log into your account anytime anywhere and message with your counselor or scheduled video or phone sessions. It's more convenient and more affordable than traditional counseling. Financial aid is available and better help is committed to finding you the right counselor easily switch anytime. No charge visit better health dot com slash blood ties. Get Ten percent off your first month. Better help dot com slash blood ties. Dead tell me what happened in the court trials in the Bronx. What happened? Can read the reports. I didn't just read the report I went there. Every finger supposed to be preventing. This drug is causing. With final report says I don't care I talked to the guy in charge. And then, when I talked to David Hammer, he basically confirmed to me that all of this. All of this was done with your. He wants to ignore the data and plow ahead with the drug. Kills. People stopping dramatic. And how would you describe it? People in clinical, trials. Adverse side effects. Like death. Had serious. Or underlying conditions going to mean dad. It is a drug for heart disease. I think you can assume that. Everyone else in that study improvement in this symptom. So you about this and still went through with it course. And I collected data a lot more. Blind filed for years Michael. Think would push voter drug. That could kill people. Live. The rest of the data from dead. Hang on hang on. Put you on speaker. I'm. Governor! If you don't mind I, really need to discuss some issues with my dad on one. Dr Michael was one of my top students. He was the one running their court trials with me here light. Michael Trials conducted. The clinics have been very promising. And promising. Few so confident dad than why wouldn't you share the results of the Bronx trials to? They want to. Failed Way. Many more reason shut us down. This will save the company man this fame. Our company. What are you doing? Just. Just became a Dadan. I'm not allowed to meet my own kate. How the chief medical officer becoming situation seriously dangerously homicide elite fucked, and I'm sober for the first time in a decade and that feels like. You big mistake right about now. L., bad things happening big things. Pretty. which bedroom Murray Sleep in mom and DAD's. With a little one used to crashing after we came and Broadway shows I'll never forget what you did. The townhouse is still yours, too, so you can stay here. You don't have to be alone, but that is it I don't have anything to say to you at this point. I'm really sorry. About, all of that I was wrong. It's not just what happened last year. It's that you've been lying to me what? The. Tax Messages I keep cutting from someone calling me. Eleanor page Richland I have no idea what you're talking about. Wow lying is really like breathing for you. Isn't it stopped? Okay. I really don't know what what you're talking about I. Don't believe you, but I'm not sending you text messages. I know you're not. You're lying because you know who is. Why didn't you fucking tell me? That data is still alive? Have a drink. Oh I'm not going to sit here and drink when you just got sober. I don't need it to I. Think you probably do okay, try me. I got a call. New Year's Eve. From Dad. From dead. When the news about them broke. You told me after he crashed. The governor took him in and covered it up. That's more than normal. Anyway? He's been holed up with the governor this entire time. Why didn't you tell me? You're the one who's been giving me. The silent treatment and I didn't want to get you involved. What does he been doing? He's convinced some tried to kill and mom. He's been spending all this time trying to figure out who did Jesus Yeah. We! You figured all this out because someone texted you using your middle name. No No. The first thing was David Hammer told me to stop using an old rhs log in which I wasn't doing. And then I got the text message, and then this morning somebody from the National Transportation Board called me out of the Blue Light You me. I don't notice a weird guy and all. He would tell me is that someone sent him surveillance footage from Dad's hanger from the morning, the plane took off. I told him to reach out to no one but me, so it was dad I was like who else would have. Had that footage all this time, but never handed it over. where he has been absolutely obsessed with figuring out who caused a crash like? Throwing a beautiful fucking mind obsessed. And he's been asking the governor for how at first I was like. The whole idea he's still alive is saying. How is that even possible? But then well you know the second. I asked you about it and I saw on your face. I knew you knew. He wants to come home. Jesus, what did you say? He needs to stay dead. The corporate fallout alone would be catastrophic. Maybe Maybe, you should. Try to talk some sense into. Oh. No thank you I am still. I'm still. I'm still processing. There's more to process. The trials. Dad Did on Veira core before he will. disappeared. They all say the same thing that sometimes not a lot, but you know sometimes. The drug! Kills, people cues me. Oh my God. Give me that fine. You Win I'm drinking God oh my God. Keep going. To remember what I said you after we learned about the will. About our shares about what we do if we worked together. Yeah you said your shares in my shares could come together to form a corporate voltron that would come down and saved the day. I'm mentally ill, but you did the opposite look. I always knew dad was businessman. Okay, but I always fi was adopter i. Thought he was a Greek physician that meet up for all of his flaws. It does not make up for anything I know. I know. I was wrong. Don't sell your shares. Don't give the position of authority. You have at Richland. We need to work together now. We need to stop them from rushing. This to market or people are going to get hurt. And I'm sorry. If. I was a shed head last year. I don't forgive you. I need you to know that. All stay in. What are you doing? Trick the so. is-is. Wait for. For Days of long ago. I'm sure between. Universe. Comes alleged legend of Voltron trouble. Stopping offender of the universe. Scare me. Sean! Transportation Safety Board Alexandra call. He's impelled, please. Asam garments to David case number. Three seven, nine four. Four to Richland. Okay? That have been transfers. What does that mean? I mean I. Don't have any information for you to contact the FBI. Federal Bureau of Investigation. From wandering this episode, three of six of season two of ties. If you'd like to help us, spread the word, please give us a five star rating and a review and be sure to tell your friends subscribe on Apple. 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Independence Day | 1
"Previously on season one of blood ties. Isn't just some fight over justice anymore? If this stuff about another richmond kid becomes public off I. don't even know how much money us you and me. Personally I'm not helping anymore. You are on your own, but just don't. Just. Don't try and stop me. Just don't work with them. Can You promise me not? I can't promise that north. Because what you're trying to do now? is threatening me. Sophie fees just just listen. Your high during surgery. Self prescription controlled. Your. Reviews in the past, not true. All of this from me? The whole time about everything. Family to show you. Money isn't an issue anymore. So I can fight anyone. I'M GONNA. Take in Richland. I. Hear. Think, it's really. Really wonderful. Enough. That's the voice of the late Dr Pierre Richland and an explosive new recording that came to light early this morning. A front page story in The Times alleges. Of Sexual Misconduct by the once beloved physician shares of Richland Health Services Stock were down sharply. A listener note. This episode contains adult content. Got An eye, coming coming coming. On. The Go. What am I doing? What am I? Almost. Three. Okay, I. Know You already know this, but I'm not really the skydiving type I'm pushing myself to try new things. Although, I have to say this feeling. Plummeting like this totally out of control alone, except for the two hundred and fifty pound guide, I'm strapped to it, all feels. Very F- familiar. It reminds me of my old life six months ago. But now it's summertime. Fourth of July, I'm living across the country. I'm looking out at the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful Oregon forests and rivers and everything that happened last year with my parents and my brother. That feels really far away. Because your phone. Like, you ringtone. I feel good. I Like my colleagues on the Faculty I. Love My work, and now I can finally say. I'm not afraid anymore. Although I should be. Because as bad as last winter was. This summer's going to be so. Much. Worse. Between the pandemic, the protests and the politics, this is one of the most fraught moments in American history right now could easily be a time for anxiety depression for anyone all while our normal support networks are at a distance. If you're feeling overwhelmed and need to talk better help is therefore you better. Help will assess your needs you with a licensed professional therapist. Who's ready to talk? It's not a crisis line. It's not self help. It's professional. Counseling done securely online within twenty four hours of sign up. Up You can be talking with a licensed counselor about your issues. Specialist trained to listen and help you find yourself again. Log into your account anytime anywhere and message with your counselor or scheduled video or phone sessions. It's more convenient and more affordable than traditional counseling. Financial aid is available and better help is committed to finding you the right counselor easily switch anytime. No charge visit better health dot com slash blood ties. Get Ten percent off your first month at better help, dot com slash blood ties. From wondering. This is the second season of blood ties every time. Parents, room. You'll find. This is episode one. Independence Day. If it isn't David Hammer, my favorite CEO Elon all great. We'll go. You dumb. The okay from your lawyer. Tomorrow, the board meeting. But I'm not going to be at the board meeting because I examined segregating grant proposals to. Great we'll come. What? Sending company, typically, Tainted. I gotta be honest. I kinda don't WanNa. Do that at all. I think it would be a nice gesture for you to show and to show. This is friendly break-up, conscious uncoupling between richland health and his favorite. One last spin on the company John I. Guess Fantastic. Dawn of the details. Okay! Oh WHOA WHOA Hey. David David. Rick, Flint Health. Services will launch a new era in healthcare for you. For your children. For the future. Miss richland welcome aboard. I'll thank you something to drink No, thank you. Just wanted to tell you on behalf of everyone. Who still works here, rhs. Go Fuck yourself what excuse me? They wanted to destroy the legacy of great man, and tried his name through the mud and you pay them do it. I. Don't think that's really appropriate. And in the meantime anything I can do for you. Just give a shout. We'll be touching down in boulder in just over an hour folder. Julia picking up your brother. Michael What Lieber and delivery this with. Fred through there. Sorry. This area is closed to visitors. Not a visitor parent here to check on the little guy named. Michael Richland Sorry, Martin Sophie Martin. Is the mom probably under her name, right? Hold on I. Just need to check book. I, just WANNA pop in and see my son who really quick I promise. You don't have to call, please. Don't call. I know who you are. You used to work here, right? Right now I'm just a very nervous first time. Dad Who wants to see his little boy. please. Sorry Dad, but they said you might show up. We have a problem in the nursery. Richmond stopped. Security that him. Get Out. Okay, okay, guys. I'm already leaving out. Okay Oh, easy. They're taking on Sir I'm on my way out. Call just also fee. She's the mother I could talk to her. Dimmed. I. Twice fell briefly. So. After leave for New York a few hours. Please let me see him. Before I've got to go, please. Anyway I'm not. Giving up I will be back soon. Dr, richland welcome aboard the thank you Michael. She is. You ME A same corporate jet? What a coincidence! Hey Long Long time congratulations by the way. Thank you these? Beautiful. Not Now. Please sit down next to me. You just asked me to see pictures of my kit L.. Come on. It's been six months. You don't call me back. You don't text. Let's let's talk through this. I don't need to Michael What you did was crystal clear fine. Okay. Well. You seem awfully calm about this whole airplane thing, yeah. People Change. Yeah. By the way I'm. Sober now. Doubt that very much. Seeing anyone in New York While you're out any of the old Michael. Why don't you just ask me whatever David Hammer asked you to ask me, so this conversation can be over. From? Are you currently in contact with anyone involved in any of the lawsuits pending against our company, no! And it's your company, not mine. I'm getting out. Out. How? Companies Buying back shares. For. Sure you WanNa do that, yes. Can, you please find a different seat now? Fine. Nice catching up with you to. Would you like something to drink? I'LL HAVE A. Diet. Coming right up. They're still out there Yeah. You think they'll ever stop attacking dad like that. maybe the driver should take us in through the garage. Why? They're not attacking dad. They're protesting the lawsuits. They're protesting against the women. They're protesting. Against you what? Every time these people go to the doctor or the drugstore. WHOSE LOGO DO THEY SEE? Dad. WHO BUILT THIS SYNTHETIC VALVE? That's keeping their parents alive. Dad You threaten his company. The few at your threatening their health. This is. All Right Ladies and gentlemen if you'll step away from the windows. Fund shot there, but it's time to get started. Later. We can go up on the roof and drop is on them. For those of you, I've only met on conference calls up to now. It's great for all to be in one room. especially with Peter Richland's to children hey. Well. It's no secret that it's been quite a shit storm to navigate this company through his acting CEO only to know I'm going to be thrown overboard when you find someone better. First of all the civil suits against chest, regarding Peter Richland's. Misconduct We're fighting for our lives in court right now and wait a minute. I thought we were settling with them all. When it was three women fine, but we're up to. Seven teen lawsuits, which means we fight? We fight hard. We're going to turn this around firstlight. I'll biggest issue though is PNL is upside down. Share prices in the toilet. First slide, please. Recoil we're launching vertical. No Way. You'll be ready for market by full. Wait a second. Anyone remember when my father wanted to launch fair recording twenty, sixteen. Yet I do it wasn't ready because we never gave up or rather your father never gave up. In fact, he kept trying. He kept trying so hard that he leveraged the profits from our core business on the RND now as the board is painfully aware, this is the big reason. Our balance sheet is so spectacularly fucked right now, but. There is a silver lining. It looks like as with everything else. The old man was right in the end to drug works. What's very core? To probably pull all the medications. You need to prevent heart attack in a single beautiful hill. This. Is the Holy Grail Your Dad Sore. It years before anyone else here. Farmer is the future of this company and is going to remind the world why they love Richland Health David. Can you tell me why? This is the first time I'm hearing about any of this? When you went back to boldys that he wants to be totally offline, so we respected That's bullshit and you know it. I'm chief medical officer of this company and also one of its largest shareholders. I had to be the one to tell you this, but the board game to another decision this morning. YOU'RE OUT CMO. Oh, okay, well first of all. Thank you guys and We're looking for fuck your size. Go look listen. This is a very fragile time for the company because I'm GonNa. Tell you and all these cycles out there protesting that you kicked Peter Richland, son out of his own company Michael. These are terrifying people there in Saint. And they're all richland health has got left Michael. I'm sorry the decision has been made. Okay then. Okay then what? Would he didn't me. Oh, this. I'm I'm tweeting. What your handle I. WanNa make sure I include everybody Laureus Okay Look to, stop it. Please, sorry, Michael Sorry. I'm just absurd king. David Hammer fevered. Has This ridiculous Mike going with at Amazon with this acting David? This is the reason fine fine. Just put the phone down. Turbofan fans sixty nine. here we are. How could I not see the sooner so perfectly? Obvious at David Hammer rh you put the phone down Michael so here's the deal at David Hammer are a you are going to keep me on his chief medical officer, and give me a role in this very important, literally medical initiative. The board will have to discuss it. Eleanor to that's not happening. No, Michael I'm hoping what. She's perfect his PhD. She's an amazing researcher. She's a data person. She's great for this united front families standing strong by Bob, perfect. Now I'm still out. Stop Come, not really giving hugh share up. I am. I mean it. All right. Continue. was going to get to this at the end, but maybe now is the appropriate time. As you know Eleanor Richland is selling her shares back to the company. She's moving on. We thank her for her support of this company for trusting us with her father's legacy and. We wish all the best. Need to. Talk. Blood ties listeners? You can get early an ad. Free access to more of blood ties season two now by subscribing to wonder plus in the new wonder APP, download it today in the Google or apple stores. We get support from at home, hair color company Madison Reed. If you've been thinking about coloring your hair at home, head over to Madison Dash Ry. Dot Com and take a few minutes to poke around in their website I promise, you make you feel so much more confident in your ability to easily color your hair yourself and most importantly that you'll get salon-quality results. 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UC Race. My God security and Fire Out Jesus Christ, Kreider. Third Time this month. Listening to it, it's mad right now. I know it'll die down eventually. Santino raise. Your stonewalling him. Illinois what we talked about this we did and you said you're going to drop the countersuit against him, have you? We told you attorney we can't. All right and I'm not signing. If if we give Santino his. I mean who's to say fifteen more children of Peter Richland won't come out the woodwork. Then I'm keeping my shares now, eleanor, until you execute will as written you return. You said this was settled. I don't care. Santino gets what he's owed or I don't signed. Allen, Oh wait up. I disabled the logging. Excuse me. Come on! Me You talking to. You logging on almost every night with an old account looking around checking things out. Maybe you should be asking my brother about this. Michael's and employees. He has a logging. Is still one of the largest shareholders. In. The Family K.. So! Something you want to know. Do, you have a question just. Ask Me. Do. You really think it's a good idea to fight these women's claims. The, people leadership wouldn't aware of Peter Richmond's personal behavior really David. Allen, we have no choice. If. We settle for what they're asking with our current financial situation. That's the end of our. Full Stop. My sincere hope is the varicose. And then maybe we'll have more options. I hope it's ready for market before we all have heart attacks and die. My father would have said David. Don't fuck this up. Oh over over there with that guys, be careful. Careful, please. That's like my dad's favorite Raozan. Okay okay! Michael. Here are the files you asked for. these are all the way back. Perfect okay. Any to focus of. Do you mind closing the door? FDA Four fifteen seventy one. INVESTIGATIONAL new, drug application for fair core. You had me at a low. ANSSI. Eleanor. Hold on. We'll talk here. This is about as far from my apartment as I can go these days. I'm android for a moment. What brings you to town. Oh. You know some companies tough hopefully for the last time. House Oregon. Good it's. It's really good. So Nancy. I know rhs is still not giving Santino what is owed and I'm still trying to help you. Stop right there. What. Please, but I can get Santino his inheritance eleanor when you first came to me I, told you stop. Then you follow me to Mexico and I, said stop. Against my better judgment, I followed your lead. Now. You're back here again so for the third time, please. Stop! Just talked me for years, they ruined my career. My name threatened me. My boy with the public is doing to s now. Tandem stories out, there. It's so much worse. I know I. Know I know. It hasn't been easy, but. We need to keep fighting for what you deserve fighting. COSTS MONEY K.. The lawyers charged us a fortune just to filed the papers to execute the Willis directed. Santino is entitled to hundreds of millions of dollars if we win. And if we don't. All, we got his lawyers to pay. I can keep helping you. Know. Even with your help, it's just. It's just not worth event. Whereas Santino. Can I talk to him? He's upstairs. He doesn't WanNa talk to you. Look I appreciate what you try to do, but. Please The sin to me this time when I say. Stop. They are Never GonNa let us win. Hello! Governor. Yeah Yeah of course. How is he? Aware. From laundry, this episode, one of six of season, two of blood ties. If you'd like to help us spread the word, please give us a five star rating and a review and be sure to tell your friends subscribe on Apple podcasts spotify the wondering how ever you're listening right now. Join one plus in the one area to listen ad free and early. You'll also find some. Some links and offers from our sponsors in the episode notes supporting them helps us keep offering our shows for free another way you can support. 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The Good Doctor | 3
"Previously UNPLUG ties. He plane crashed. Take he said they're dead. Connie that with calling reporter the time. I'm sorry to bother you. I can talk to you for the obituary or whatever another time car for Obituary I have information damaging damaging information about your father any preschool yet. Connie Eleanor Richland College. Who Man? I'm telling you know what my mom was helping you. With a listener note this episode contains adult content including references to sexual assault. So these has it. Has It gone. Call me back right right. I'm sorry I'm I'm really sorry I'm just totally scattered right now to come there to be with. You know it's going to be a circus. We barely even have time to sleep. Just come from the memorial. Let's compare ankle. Don't be eleanor sign up. And I can't be alone here worrying to freezing freezing. I haven't been outside since you left. Feel sick so you must in the second trimester. I promise you you'll feel better after completing that Michael talking about your job. I'm scared for you what's going to happen. I'm barely even thinking about that right now. Yeah that's the problem you have to think about this review it happens sometimes. Doctors make mistakes. Okay even the best backwards I did. She said she sent him a great surgeon. I make a lot of money for the hospital in the hospitals. Don't usually fire great surgeons. Okay okay I just need you to tell me everything is good. Promise I promise I really gotta get back to high. I love you It was always after the difficult cases. The Times had surgery went wrong. When you first trained to be a NEO natal nurse? What they'd tell you about is all the blood that even the weakest infant heart can shoot blood up to the ceiling because all over everything? We find bits of bloodstained onto your clothes weeks and Connie. I don't know if I can do this. Eleanor look you came all the way here you can okay. You want to plain rice. That's me actually could something else you can. I GET A T. Maybe like a came a meal not sure no I. I'm fine with water. Thank you for you Skeleton Pancake and Vegetable Fried Rice. Great thank you. Merry Christmas enjoy. I mean does Nancy raise now. I'm hearing this book. I got the headphones and listen. Congratulations the ring is Sparkley the data set. 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That's bed bath and beyond dot com slash registry from wondering Henry. This is blood ties. Slave bells rain in the lane snow. So is glistening. Beautiful side were habit and nine win to undo. This is episode three the good Doctor Thinking one of those times where things were wrong. Horrible mess they botched the crop. Almost kill the baby before before I even got into the room. Of course he's still he saved the kid's life. You always did Peter but I knew what was going to happen after something. He needed I release. Do you want some tea. I could use some tea. Do you want some tea. Oh yeah sure whatever you need later on returning a sedate patients whose room the vitals logging normal work just trying to when you get out of there and then I felton Peter Right. I don't move. He doesn't say anything but he he puts himself inside me. Oh itches on this. This is free. No sorry it's really. He's your tone great and the details are really important. I felt leaders. Generally shoulder digging intimation in deep he would always uses breath. Spray you still. I still kissed in the smell of it would smell spray for years after I left that hospital smell often and this happened. It was different. You you know different times. Sometimes there was a nurse that he wanted more than me sometimes sometimes not reminds you are telling me about this. She talked to Him Haas. You have to understand how hospitals work surgeries. God you'll question the surgeon. You're there to make sure that he is everything he eats. It became another part of my job no reported and I did I did. I reported more than once. Wait you did already going on while but and couldn't understand soon why I didn't say anything for so long so so we should Georgia of course of course return on. We can stop there if you want. There's more yeah. Yeah there's a lot more the only if you want to hear it yes I do. I'm Carol Rodriguez and today's January fourth twenty ten and I don't WanNa be here. He would wait until there is no answer. Meltzer Hound Dr Richland head on my shoulder and whisper in my ear. said if I told anyone that that was no one will believe you. Try to push them away. I just wanted it to stop it. He didn't care. I thought it would never happen again. No one just took it. I'm sorry I have to go wait. Eleanor hold on thank. You Merry Christmas. Eleanor Eleanor what the okay. No Chimera here you're GONNA be fine. Okay you're going to be okay back. He's okay it's yours to keep offs. We look I'm sorry. This sounds insensitive that you really never hear any of these rumors before brewers like this. Okay not maybe this. But there's been rumors longtime that you know. He liked women well. I Miss Daughter. Connie so no one's really telling me rumors like this. I had no clue. When did you start hearing those for very long time years ago? How many years I still like this? You know you find your sources you lose your sources you get back in touch and they don't WanNa go on the record anymore and you know a company like RHS has basically limited resources to bury you pay people off my publisher scared of Richland in new or are you scared. Yeah Bob Scared Shitless I mean Jesus I feel like I'm being followed boyfriend thinks I'm fucking crazy. Yeah mostly I'm just scared for the women they don't some don't have any money and the pressure they're under. I mean and I told them look. There's really only downside talking to me but you know what they want the truth out there. That's what they care about. You know maybe protect other women from this happening but but my father's dead did you know they're other doctors there other men. When are you going to publish? I don't know oh I don't know that's why your mom was important to me okay. She decided that she had nothing to lose. What did she tell you? Did she say anything that email. I not no. Actually it was nothing. Okay look your mom. Was My connection to Nancy race now. Nancy she won't take my calls. She's totally disappeared. And the companies just GonNa smear her as some disgruntled employee and if she's not around to confirm her story to speak publicly when the story comes up they're not gonNa let me run it she. She trusted your mom. No and I'm thinking maybe she trust you. Eleanor I am. I'm sorry for your loss. I'm so sorry he was your dad late. I need to think about all this of course but just think think. Don't you think people have the right to know who he really is. You know before. He's just granted sainthood. Thank you for meeting me like that spot. I really need to go home. Just think about it. Okay and Erin Fortune Cookie. Oh thank you. It's like the best part you are the crispy noodle in a vegetarian salad of life. That's profound very clearly a message. What does it mean? Yeah no clue. My mom used to write me notes. Well not exactly that deep and they were definitely never funny. She was really serious. They'd say things it's like you're brilliant. Eleanor and never forget how proud I am of you face to face nothing face to face talking talking about real things. We're never mom's style but still to know all that and say nothing all this time. Command mom you go straight to a reporter before your own daughter before talk. Hey theory call Michael. It's been happening for the past few weeks. Now you'll look up at the mirror. See Yourself and think think that's not who I feel I am. You need to change one of the easiest changes with the greatest impact is coloring your hair. But you don't need to go to a fancy salon. You don't need to fret about messing thing it up at home and you don't need to worry about harsh chemicals or odors because Madison Reed is reinventing home hair-color. Its hair color. You can feel good about infused with Argon oil. Oh Carrington and Kinsey. 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Oh see the same thing. What is it that they say? You've reaped say that don't say that and don't you think did he is l.. Seventy excuse me all right happened like and that's the explanation wrote. This was just a bunch of good looking guy seventy out wrong. I shouldn't say that all due respect Wake me up in the middle of the night. Okay it's just join me to do this right now. Yes yes equal. Oh my go- you knew this already. Didn't you all these women. Just tell me the truth please. Yes are a new tax of surprise. You and you'll ask me to tell you the truth had affairs. He likes to women who you tired. A lot of people do that about dead. had to tell me it was an open secret surprise. You didn't know everyone knew but me. Do you talk to mom about this on. Ask me about two years ago when you moved to boulder. That's why you disappeared disappear job across the country. decided not to say anything to anyone. Didn't you say anything to me. I love him L.. Because you the ball secured the dead with the same guy and I want to be the person going to be and how I gotTa tell you. I honestly just don't believe this other stuff. You believe that the man had affairs definitely slept with other women. And he's a piece of shit for doing it. I I think you know. He believes the trail through every team. Michael I I got it now loud and clear. That sucks that sucks. I wish I could fucking tear them down for it. But there's a whole lot of real estate between being unfaithful unfaithful to your wife and okay. They were making a big deal about nothing. Nothing or at least a big deal out of a smaller deal than the one zero eight I. Yeah well I don't know funny so I just listened to a tape of Nancy radius. sansom Sir really really disturbing things about our father. I WANNA find her. And you're going to help me you. Are you still there. I'm here good time to get up. I'll be home soon and we've got a lot more to talk about From wondering this is episode. 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"The previously unplug ties. Getting your Santino. Rhys right needs to talk with Nancy. Fancy whoever took a deal. No we're not doesn't want your money. She's not doing your video so get the fuck out of you. That video is a celebration of his life. It's to pay off their paying those women not me. This video was my idea. She's gone what he's gone matter Attar building right now. I just talked to the Super G go. Oh you know. I don't know I'm trying to figure it out. Half course I do. They're really pushing back now. They're using is designed to kill story once and for all a listener note. This episode contains adult content. Michael Hi Melanie Melanie calling me back yet. Really sorry about that. You can probably imagine engine how hectic it's been you know that your father minute great deals us at the hospital. Yes I did. Thank you Where we did want to give you some space considering but at the same time we have some urgent news that can really win? And that's by the not widen. We're doing the calls until now it's just you said it's been busy of course sue. What the damage damage when a patient dies during an elective procedure? It's taken very serious guy. Then I know but I thought we agreed. It wasn't my fault and the patient didn't disclose all her conditions. I'm I'm just GONNA try to. The Review Board has concluded its findings and your here has been terminated executive. Hang on Melanie. C's document outlining. The findings has been sent certified mail to your home and we'll be emailed to you by the security system. Certified certified what Michael I wanted to call you personally so you heard it from. This isn't seem fair. You said we were going to address this together. I know DOC has changed. You've exposed the hospital to an incredible amount of ability. You said you said they'd never fire me. You said a great surgeon that they'd never do that. You said that they would never do that so I guess what I'm asking is. What exactly changed here? Next Steps are laid eight out in the termination package. This will unfortunately be the last conversation I can have with you on the subject from now on communication will go through our lawyers. We've lawyers slowdown. Okay Melanie thought. We were friends advice from a friend. Michael excuse me take care of Michael and my condolences to you and you're it from wondering this is blood ties. sleigh bells ring are. Are you listening in the lane. Snow is glistening beautiful. We're happy walking. Walk into undo. This is episode five family business. I Peter Michael Richland. A resident of the state of Connecticut advocate and county of Fairfield anne-marie richland being of sound mind and memory do hereby make publish and Claire This to be my last will and testament thereby thereby working and making the last will and Testament of Dr Peter Michael richland birth name Peter Richter firstborn son of a German in plummer in Queens Dad. Dish the name. After he met my mom he managed to marry up so he went with a new name. Richland a name that announced not where he came from but where he was headed and they got there even if you never did lose the accent agreement by the Beneficiary Cherry Furthermore Mike Tall in the will the houses start work the foundation a good life full. Oh life spelled out a neat clean twelve point font and now that perfect life belongs to Michael on me shall be divided divided evenly between eleanor. Michael Rich Ooh hold up sorry they actually added a cottle. Here shall be divided evenly between my children in the event that wait sorry. What was that caught a soul addendum? Your parents added it when they updated their will. Two years ago shall be divided evenly between my children took our names out. They switched to boilerplate dealer plate language. Here what's the difference exactly well. Are you their child gas. Michael Are you there child. No I'm just fucking view. Yes any other children. Oh God I know I get it mommy. This has changed when she found out about Nancy. Raya Son Dot would have had to greet. How our world did she ever get him to do? That is just so tire staying quiet for so long. Look we have got to keep this between ourselves. You know that right. I used serious. You have no idea how many other kids Dow's up there. They could open a whole can of worms. This is what mom wanted. It's obvious it was her way to force him into some kind of repentance. Making very a big assumption isn't just some fight over justice anymore. If this stuff about another richland kid becomes public cost I just. I don't even know how much money us you and me personally in the form of rhs shares your fancy plastic surgeon. You'll be fine. Could cost control of support. We're not the two largest private shareholders of rich now to give your shares and my shares would join to form like a corporate voltron can work together to make the world better to me the company better. That's a massive opportunity. You WanNa suddenly get what give that away and bringing this wildcard into a mix Lau on cereal. This is real life now our life not some academic white paper. I'm going to Mexico City. You're going to what Connie founder Nancy and Santino race went after. Stay with her sister. The memorial is tomorrow and you're flying to Mexico City today. Are you fucking high. I'm GonNA talk to Santino. Did you talk to that reporter reporter about all this. Yeah no I haven't said anything. Okay great can I have a percocet or to actually for the plane no way. I'm not helping anymore. The more you are on your own but just don't just don't try and stop me okay. Just don't work with them. Can You promise me not i. Can't I promise that eleanor because what you're trying to do now is threatening me just your money by owner. The MEMORIAM Sir Michael. And he's a everything. Okay no not really what what's up. Handle envelope came from the Review Board. I opened it and I read it twice. I didn't I'M GONNA appeal it so the whole list of allegations here. Nurses saying your high during surgery self prescription controlled obvious. You've had three reviews in the. It's not true I am. This was all just sophie. Please just just listen all of this from you like the whole time about everything. That patient died because of us not determined whether review says. What are we gonNA tone? It's bad I know I'm going to get help. Handling money isn't an issue anymore so I can fight anyone. I'M GONNA take a job richland now when I can explain everything to you and I see you I am not coming you have to. I want to see. I don't been lying I to me for a year. My parents just died. Can you cut me some slack. I know you're going through a lot I just can't sophie please. I need you here tomorrow please. I never even met your family. Okay feel strange. We'll talk after the memorial. Hi It's Mandy to Michael. Hi Alden. 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Ed Up dot com slash blood ties for thirty percent off your first order threat out dot com slash blood ties for an extra thirty percent off today terms mm supply Ero Mexico flight five eighty seven to Mexico City. We will close in the cabin door shortly. Please turn on trying to uh-huh for Beckwith at the time clearly methods. Al Kayak Connie Eleanor. Where are you calling me? You call me a colony. Where are you okay? So Hertha Kosovan done richland assholes FEST ONLY BE I. I convince my others that now now is the time to run the story you know with what we had so we go to. RHS For comments. They show up like this team lawyers this. My boss is now not the time. We'll see see Nancy embrose a matter anymore. Forget it okay. The narrative the world wants is. Your father was some saint who saved millions of people. No one wants to hear this. And my editors they'll get given up the fight off a lawsuit. Just forget it you know. I don't know we'll try and a few months tired. I'm done down the road. Excuse me boarding doors are closed. You need to turn that phone off. I need a minute what if I gave you. My mom's email real there was nothing. I lied aid but I can give you that and some incident reports on what the report so my mom had. My Dad was fired from the hospital. uh-huh before he started RHS coming. No but I've got copies at home. I can get them to you. Excuse me slide. Thank you sorry. Sorry sit down Ma'am you can't be up here. Connie hold on. I have to get off this plane. Now we're about to take off. You need to take your seat. No no wait. Stop the plane. I need to get off only in case of an absolute emergency. Can I do that. You need to sit down. Miss Uh UH GLUCK got arrested. Okay go talk Nancy. We gotta get back. Are you sure a what I really want to try out everyone. Please be seated this time. Fine fine I'll sit down. Connie I'll call you when I land. Okay and how God I hate flying. You should be everything. Thank you so much Michael. Thanks thanks for coming all the way out here in such short notice. Trust anyone else with this Aaron you know true. I haven't been to this house and a while you know. It hasn't changed a bit this. This is the right thing Michael. Why don't know if I'd call it the right thing? You know. Your Dad did so much. Good R H S saves people's lives every single day and. That's what matters. Would you give me hand is actually pretty heavy. Okay so you've got all the stuff. The reports tapes. The last thing is the The email my mom sent to eleanor. Oh it's a care that what do you mean. She doesn't have it anymore. Wait the second you hired someone to hack into her account Sh. I didn't say that I didn't say that. I just said the email doesn't exist anymore. God damnit Mandy. It sure is going to be interesting to be in charge of richland health services And you hear me what happened. You passed out on the airplane. Great what happened. I think you had a little too much to drink. And you get a bruise in your. I am afraid from the four. Oh get coming down the steps from the airplane. You are very wobbly. Radically said drugged. I doubt it raised up on. You should be good to go on a few hours. That is not an option. I'm afraid I have to go now. Please rest where AM I. You're safe and sound in the Cowdrey Medical Center. I'm Dr Ratting to you. We work closely with reaching healthier Mexico City. Who thank you but I think I'll be okay? I need to go. That's not possible. I'm afraid a unique to stay here. My parents memorial services. Tomorrow we get you on a flight back to the United States as soon as we can but until then we went to see to it that you receive the best care under the close supervision person. Yeah sure the taxi tax. Hi can you take me to this address. Please Kennedy you mm-hmm from wondering this is episode five of six of blood ties. If you'd like to help us spread the word. Please give us a five star review and tell your friends to subscribe. 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Safe Deposit | 6
"Previously on blood ties. gave a speech in that combine no, you're not. No you're not, if you're trying to go up their security block you, I'm giving the eulogy for. Total. Those that's just the way it is. Okay. Pets are not. They know he's alive or at least they suspected. Here for a safe deposit box. Welcome Dr. Richard. This in case you ever wondered. Is what a million dollars in hard cash looks like now. This is a go back. He's gone. I. Ran. Fifteen minutes ago. I'm sorry he was a great mark. A still. Don't go. See. We've removed his body. I have a plan to make this go away once and for. A listener note this episode contains adult content. Okay. This is the spot. Where Dad proposed to mom? Means was conceived somewhere within twenty feet of. That's cross. Can. You just try and take the seriously? The last time we tried to do memorial it didn't end so well. Yeah you're right. Actually last time we. Let, you say anything so. You should. Go first. Okay. Wait for everyone settled in. Goals Dad. I love you. And I miss you. And I'm I'm grateful for you. But I'm also furious. But all the lies that you told. And your arrogance. You. Thought you could do whatever you wanted. You thought you could have whatever you wanted. And you heard a lot of people in the process your wife. Nancy race all the women. Your son Santino. Son Michael Richland. In me. Our. Names. Are Your legacy all of it. The. Good And the bad. Of His All definitely true. Yeah. Every every. Word. Thanks. To you want to say something. To. Oh. Okay. Dad. When I talked the funeral the first time. I meant what I said. You know about you setting an example for what I? Wanted to be. A doctor. And as a businessman But now. Now there's. One area where you've? Show, me what I don't WanNa be. And that says a dad. I'm going to do everything in my power. To make sure I'm a father to my son. that. There for. An example. For Him. Someday I want him to say what a great doctor. Agree businessman I was but. Just. A good man. Because I'm sorry dad. I just can't say that about you. Was, really Nice Michael. Felt really awkward thank you. All right. Let's get the back. Right. Right that. We sure. We WanNa do this. Maybe we just do like half of it and the other have. Michael. This is us you and me. Burying it all. Okay. I don't want it to you. Yes. Yes. Very much so Whatever the feds would probably she's it anyway. Look. and. There's Really. Look like much up here. Dad. Real this time. Governor. Okay. We'll be there. What did he say? The. FBI just landed. 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We came in here for a conversation, but if this is how things are going to go. then. Lawyer sorry. No. No. No we are not in the United States anymore my friends now you chose this venue. Not Me let me remind you that means you're here talking to them at the pleasure this government. Understood governor and we thank you. So listen to this kids. Here. Here we go. To Fourteen PM yesterday New York Field Officer, Gerald Novak Phone Call Log what is this Well, it's a phone call I made yesterday. Yes. I do voice. But yeah just not really in the mood for acting right now. ME. Hello is this Miss Sophie Martin Sophie Martin Yes it is me your attorneys express some concern about our investigation into your ex boyfriend Sophie Martin. Yes. My Bank won't give me any money. Mike Credit. Cards aren't working. I have a three week old baby I depend on his financial support. Me Well, I'm hoping this isn't a permanent situation for you MS Martin. Martin. Cheeses fucking Christ. For My Michael. I am just being open and honest where things stand. So you tell me. Are. You good with being open and honest to? Has. Good. Good. I questioned. Why did you come down here? To See her father. Dr Peter Richland. and Ms Richland can you confirm that what you're saying is true. Gas and I'm Dr Richland by the way if I may yes I if you don't mind governor, I'd like to hear this from them. Don't be silly I'm more than happy to clear the supreme. I contacted Michael Richland two ago to inform him that a body had been found near the site of the plane crash governor. All due respect please body had decomposed considerably. So I asked Michael and Eleanor Tacoma's controls for a DNA test and to bring any and all medical records that could help identify the body. And using dental records, the body was identified as Dr Peter Richland's. We. Expect that when the DNA tests combat, they'll confirm as much governor. I've got phone records. I've got voicemails from Peter Richland left after he died dead men don't make phone calls agent Novak? Dead. Men Don't leave voicemails there must be some mistake please. Come follow me to the morgue. We'll review the body. Test results. You, you're GonNa take me to see the body. What's left of it at least? Forgive me if I may sound skeptical I am a physician. By training? I welcome. Skepticism. By Dr. Richland is dead Sir. Come follow me. I'm an will bring eleanor and Michael to their hotel and make sure they stay there until you. satisfied. Here is the palms week. which we have no way to pay for remind me, why did we dump a million dollars in the ocean again, nightclub this has been a clown car of dumb fucking ideas but that one that one l. may have been the dumbest of the mall. Role. Specimen no don't even think about it. Lacks. Cook. God. Whatever tiny chance to see my son? That's out the window. No, not necessarily. Despite the governor's noble efforts I'm most likely going to end up in federal prison. No, you won't. Michael and this is all over you're going to get your aspect of boulder and when you get there, you're gonNA, keep trying and trying and trying, and you'll keep showing her who you are. You'RE GONNA leave all this shit behind. Can you be sure? Did my dad really die of a broken heart. Science actually says that can happen. And if anyone could do that to him, it's my mom Marie Pearson richland strong smart totally underestimated and the truth is. My Dad killed her with his arrogance. Slowly, and then all at once of all the bitter PELS I've had to swallow lately that one maybe the hardest. Honestly I don't think he died a broken heart. I think he died of shame. We've grown accustomed to being wary of what's actually in our food and beverages is that peanut butter just peanuts now it's a bunch of salt sugar and other things. Brad is often not just wheat used and water to. 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Moles and cat and mouse games with federal agents don't miss the August Eleventh Premiere, the Syndicate on Apple podcasts or wherever you're listening now. Didn't put us on the same flight is the FBI. Did you know? There Flying Commercial Governor. The FBI agents don't have a buddy. Will Not Living. One. At least means they don't have a crime or a key suspect charge. And I hope all your countable be unfrozen soon, believe me our lawyers are already on that Shit does circle. I wish we could find a way to repay you. Actually There is one thing before you go shoot go for it anything. Father was holding something for me in a safe deposit box on the island. Mike compensation. Your `compensation. Yes. From my work on the record trials and I had A. Long friendship and mutually beneficial working relationship. Right to the. As you know. Michael I. Believe you or the cosigner. That money is. God. Have we kinda threw it into the ocean this morning what you might call. Service. You're joking no. No I'm not. I. Wish I were I'm sorry you know I would never understand this. Michael Eleanor. Please don't come back here. My God holy Shit I can't believe. We. Through his money. In the ocean. Wow. Wow I feel terrible. Skydiving. Skydiving. Massive data tampering and fraud behind the new rhs. Wonder Drug Therapy, damaging time story that broke this morning by Connie back with the same reporter who broke the Richland sexual assault scandal is raising questions about the outsourcing of drug trials, transparency of data, and what controls the FDA has in place. Record, one set the turnaround troubled company will officially be put on hold. Alright. Everyone if you could please take your seats. Thank you all for coming in on such short notice but to put it in scientific terms, we are seriously fucked. And we all know who we have to thank for this time story. Michael. Eleanor would you like to stand up and receive your slow clap? Apparently the father to millions had two kids too many since you both hell bent on ruining him and everything he ever built Davydenko. You don't have any voting shares please just sit there quietly until I'm finished an Alanon, you clearly don't merit a voice in the direction of this company so. CEO, the buck stops with me I recognize that and I was brought in precisely to get through crises like these and we will get through this. That's actually why we were called to this meeting. Because we agree there is a way through this. But not with you in charge. But you don't say. No. But the board does and they voted Michael Back in. Since we since last night, you weren't invited Hari. trip. We all discussed last night that it's time for richland health services to go in a different direction is a very fragile time for the company and we need a strong leader to lead us. If you'd wanted to shit, can they why didn't you do it? Tastefully? Don't want you to take this personally I'm so sorry for your loss David I really am these men are here to take your key card on your laptop any personal effects in your office will be sent to you. And don't worry. You get to keep the corvette base shit. This was the whole board David. The vote was unanimous out. Don't give you that wide-eyed good. Gill Shit you set this up you knew this would happen and you will deliberately humiliating me Get Your hands off me by David. David tossed. Let me go. Michael whole. Look at this. But I'm drive from the safe deposit box. It's home movies. Talk to you about something. So, Jason Nazar Freeman. Is called. They. Picked a new CEO. Array. Why didn't they call me? Don't say who comes next. They have an idea actually now no decision has been made. They feel that in this moment, we should project family strength that the next CEO. Should be, richland. Wow I. Am I, mean I think that's what you WanNa do then you should go for it. Dad Always said you were. Not Me. I don't want. My life is in boulder this. Company is life. It's toxic for me. It's like it's cursed. They won't you tell. ME. Yup. Personally. I think it's the best fucking idea. This company has had in a long time. You think I want this. Any more than you do richland health is bankrupt. It's drowning in lawsuits I know but. I think you've crush it. Just, one man's opinion of course. I don't know how to run a business university professor I do grant research, but to be honest at the end of the day that didn't know how to run a business either. And I look at what you did. When we stuck our heads in the sand. You have this billion dollar company pushing back against you found a way. You one thing you brought rhs to. It's knees. Now I think you're the personnel to get back up. His company can still to great things. Just needs right person in charge you're reading. that. Powerful. Assistance. My Name is Dr Eleanor Richland, and along with my brother Michael we leaked the news about the faulty data behind very core. We didn't want to see the company our father built be destroyed by more lives. This company is sick and it needs new responsible leadership. That's why I've agreed to accept the role of chief executive officer of Richland Health Services. Other. Changes. Yes. One board member who was found to have helped cover my father's history of sexual assault has been removed. We've replaced him with my half brother Anti. No screen time he's only two months old I know but I'm showing little baby Adam videos, emt eleanor kicking Sufi. How's she doing? You're not doing too bad yourself. Thank you Sophie. Next. Question over there. Hey Dr Richland. Connie. Beckwith. The Times Hey Connie congratulations on the position thank you any comment on the recent rumors that your father was alive and in hiding for six months before his body was found I have seen those rumors? Yes. On the Internet. A lot of interesting theories on some message boards but unfortunately. None of them are true. So how do you respond to people who say you're becoming CEO is just a PR stunt. That as soon as things calm down, they're going to push you aside and go back to business as usual. I'd like to see them try. From wondering, this is the sixth and final episode of season two of blood ties. If you'd like to help us spread the word, please give us a five star review and tell your friends to subscribe were available on Apple Podcasts spotify and every major listening. You can also listen to all episodes of blood ties as well as more great audio drama like the handmaid's tale and eighteen, sixty five by joining wondering plus in the wondering APP, we'll have a special bonus episode next week with an interview that looks at some of the real life stories that inspire blood ties, one tie stars, Gillian Jacobs. Josh Gad Amy Land. 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"A listener note. This episode contains adult content. Hello this is rick. I can't get to the phone right now but please leave a message after the tone. Hi Mom I just got service back. Were close to the island Can you call me please dear. Eleanor texting you. Don't need to write. Dear Eleanor when you're texting. How are you Chris? Mom Come on dear mother. Please pick up the phone. Eleanor Hello Hi mom. What's wrong what I think? Why are we doing okay? Everything's fine honey where we're landing and What twenty minutes pater later? Your Dad's has twenty minutes. You sound like something's wrong. We'll talk with we can test you know. Most families go to the living room to have a heart to heart. We go to the Carribean. You've got my email to your email email. All the INFO is in the email. I thank you L.. I don't think I got an email from you. Our one hour. Eleanor are you on up of course on a boat mom I thought you got over this. I'll fly when when I absolutely have to all right. Are you sure you sent that email. Because I'm checking in. I don't have any mom. Hello mom that was the last conversation I ever had with my mom. My Mom's name was Murray Richland if you recognize it. It's probably because of my dad. Dr Peter Richland the cardiologist and healthcare magnate if you've read one of his books or bought one of his products or even just heard of him you know that they called him the father to millions. Well he's he's gone now. So is my mom. Not News is going to upset a lot of people that his company's headquarters on Wall Street. Yeah even in Washington. DC Not to mention my brother of course and me. I'm going to hear things things about my father that no one would dare breathe a word about to me when he was alive and I don't know any of that yet. All I know is that I just dropped a call from my technology challenged mother and that the family will all be together soon for the holidays. Congratulations the ring is Sparkley the data set. 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That's bed bath and beyond dot com slash registry from wondering. This is blood ties. sleigh bells ring listening in the lane. Snow is glistening beautiful side. We're happy to walk in no into this. Is Episode One postmortem here. It is the palm sweet same. Always what are all the flowers for from the Governor General at the island to welcome your father yes. My mom must have loved the orchids. And I've got my dad loved the attention Your parents haven't arrived yet really. They should blanchard in an hour ago. Only your brother has checked in. Just call if you need anything and here you go. Thank you very Christmas. Thank you. Merry Christmas Michael. Michael aren't you Hi How you know what that is. No I and it's awful. Please turn it is wonderful. That sounds that hugh here right now. Is the most in the world. These giant speaker wanted to spread you. Can you just please turn it off. Aw I wanted to tell you guys altogether. That's a heartbeat. That's a baby. That is the sound of a twelve week old fetal heartbeat dad so so. WHO's the MOM? What Sophie Sophie my girlfriend in Boulder? Why are you doing that doing what with your face when you say something's great but you look like you're hiding at turn your mouth Michael? I'm happy I really am. I've never ever even met Sophie. My Fall we've been together for almost a year. The last time I saw you to just broken up true. It's been a little up and down but oh there they are finally wait. Don't anything okay. I WanNa tell them myself horse. Hi these our. If you will be members of the island children's choir ear to wish Dr Richland a merry Christmas Christmas and welcome in on his return to our island. Oh wow well thank you very much. I am honored. We also like it to present you with a bottle of champagne pours yet your favorite. I believe That is so very kind of you think you indeed. It's my favor ever I taught. Somehow you'd be flattered. Can you stop. This is Michael Richland my brother. You're looking for Dr. Peter Richland our our father. He hasn't arrived yet but with time to expected. Doctor you're supposed to be here by now. Saudi to disturb you. It really written an actual doctor. By the way a plastic surgeon very technical word remaking went straight to voicemail again. Where are they? Why are we even here personally? I'm here for the mini mart. Do do the eighteen eighteen dollar coors light or the thirty two dollars Cardi and the twelve dollar Coke Cardi Cook better make it a double okay. So Mom said she sent me this email. But I didn't get anything anything I feel like. I feel like they have something to tell us or go. Bottles were dad. It's almost seven. PM Champions sitting out for two hours besides acquire lady said it was for Dr Richland. And I am Dr Richland. Oh God that is lovely fine. Pour me one. Sorry no can do for Dr Richland's only Dr. PhD's don't go. Michael Oh oh fuck you Okay find you've earned it your champagne. Dr Michael Listen landed yet if they haven't landed yet then we're going to have to spend the holidays listening to our father. Go on about lending the Cessna in a storm. Except he's going to call it a her working. I talked to mom when they were in the air. They were twenty minutes out and that was three hours ago coming up on my phone to kids. Something's happening the she says. Something about dead is these must be from earlier. You think. I think she's calling. Hello Mom mom are you okay. Hello Hello A window here. This what guy. The what's going on uh-huh okay thank and what is it. The the plane crashed era You think there he said they're dead. they. They fell mom. They're they're still looking for deaths. body can you. Please give it arrest. We need to find out what the hell is happening. Sometimes life does not go as planned the world. compressed down on you back you into a corner or shut doors that you thought were open. 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Hi Officer is that her they found still strapped in a seat must have been thrown the plane on impact. Sean the flat under phase. She looks like she's sleeping. Surreal you think crashing in a storm that witnesses across well before the storm hit what then what caused it. We don't know and our dad. No sign of your father or the plane. Oh I'm sorry all right. I'm sorry I'm sorry. If you hold my flashlight tank you have a few quick forms for you. Here's the application to report the debt to the US consulate on the island. They have been notified. Next is an application to certify your next of kin authorized there is to make arrangements to transport body application. How long does that loan even with the Christmas holiday already started? You should have permission by first last week. January almost two weeks from now next is application for this certificate. Does that also not take all was a plane crash. There will have to be an inquest. But once that is wrapped up the body will be released to you within six weeks for your father will need to find his body. Of course we can't issue the death certificate until he's found or be missing for seven years. Whichever comes first please? Don't worry we have is on away from the Four Seasons Hotel to keep your body cool until I freeze. And again and we have a mortician on Samba to embalm. Soon as the power is back on we will take a good care of she. I promise you can't refrigerate not without power. She's got a ride. This wet heat can be hard on. The body is true but like I said we are doing the best we can and we will explain something to you. All of this is not acceptable. You know parents are. Do you know what my father's done. I'm just following protocol Sir. I need to I I can't Michael Richland. Yes Eleanor Richland. Yes come with us. Please the governor is waiting for you of course thank you sir. Michael Richland good to see you. I remember when you were a teenager right well. Good good to see you governor and Eleanor. Last time I saw your father he was telling me all about the field work you've done. This is happening. Well these are just terrible circumstances. Please please sit sit. These blackouts are difficult for us. But I do love how they silence the island. TV's airplanes flying overhead. It just quiet candlelit rooms so the officer told us it would be two weeks before we can bring my mother home already taken in care of here. I have the certificates that confirm you both as next of kin as well as the death certificate for. Yeah mother Oh you have no idea. Oh I have a very good idea actually a lot of red tape at the worst most emotional tank possible you know. I studied cardiology under your father at Mount Sinai and when I left medicine to enter politics back here his company when he donated the money that built our network of community health clinics. So it's the very least I could do to make sure that his children do not have to suffer through forms and phone calls and bureaucracy and all about finding my father. Our search and rescue teams are out. Dare Miss Richland looking everywhere so have there been any signs of the plane if they crash before the storm than it's already been like eight hours for the storm. That's what we were told. I felt it was before the storm. The police officer said it went down and clear skies. We'll find out what happened and we'll keep searching for the plane and for your father until we found them both. In the meantime we want to make this as painless for you as possible. So I've had a death certificate for Dr Richland prepared as can't be serious. No he may still be out there. Alive Michael No. No no no no no I I understand really a man is off the mind and the woman off. The hot doesn't mean we're giving up we're just trying to cut through with the red tape. Is that does that mean. The power's back on. Oh no no. Apollo won't be the on for a day or two. I allowed that plane to land for you. It belongs to your father's company it's going to bring you and your mother's body back to the states richland. Health Services showed me Ale. Take care of everything. What what do you mean by everything? I'm not leaving. We find my dad. Oh we are getting on that plane. We're taking mom hope. We're going to leave. We'll DAG could still be out there. Would you shut that. Yeah I'm sorry this is near number keeps calling me on over and over. I'm just going to answer. Yes Hi and Connie with calling a reporter for the time. I'm sorry to bother you. This isn't a good time at all. Actually I know I'm so sorry for your loss. Listen I can talk to you for the obituary. Whatever another time Ah for an obituary. I have information damaging information about your father seriously. You think this is the the right time to tell me this. I know but I don't have a lot of time and sorry. Your father did many great things in life but I do know already already. Don't call me Alfred. Her mother Alla laughed From this episode one of six of blood ties is. If you'd like to help us spread the word. Please give us a five star review and tell your friend subscribe. Were available on Apple podcasts. spotify and every major listening all six episodes of season one of blood ties are available right now ad free on one plus two listens sign up at wondering dot com slash p. l. it s blood ties stars. Gillian Jacobs Josh Gad. And Amy Land. Decker also starring. Deborah geffner now Rodriguez Demand Green Holly Ali Hyman and Gordon Green written by Benjamin Gray directed by Marshall. Louis Sound Design and mixed by Jeff Schmidt produced by April lamb executive producers abusers are met in Monaco Marsha Louis and Hernan Lopez for wondering.
The Year of the Woman | 2
"A listener note. This episode contains adult content. Your father author did many great things in his life. But I've been looking at some other things and I'm offering you the chance to help me tell the truth about the same chance I offered your mother and hello. Are you still there tight. You might like to know that your mom was working with me on my story. She was helping me. I can't can't talk to you. You're more than welcome to stay on for your father's Buddy of course when I'm not sure sure how much help you can offer here. Let's spring mom home That's her should we say San Prayer or something. I don't know talk radio. It's time to get on. I can't I can't do it. I'm sorry I can't I can't Michael L.. Relax all right we just we. We need to get home and deal with all this. Just get on the plane. I can't my goal. I can't I can't what I can't get on a plane. I I can hardly commercial let alone. Just a tiny little propeller dollar thing like that. I can't do it Michael. I cannot do what I'M GONNA lose my mind rider. Look you just walk up the steps. Sit Down Close Your eyes and go to sleep. It's not that easy for me. I'm not like you then here be more like me. Michael GonNA help. Not just the bottle percocet. It'll help I promise you can lose your license for that really really forgiving. My sister few perks that to get over. You're buying when her parents just died grow up. I'll take the pills Michael. What are you taking these stop? Eleanor I'm trained. Certified cosmetic surgeon with the legal right to self prescribe. If that's what I WANNA do not get on the plane in ten minutes. You are not going to care about anything in the parents are dead. The Times is sitting on damaging information about my dad whose body is somewhere under the Caribbean. An I'm on an airplane. I haven't been on a plane in four years last time I was on a plane. I had to be tackled before I opened the emergency door at thirty thousand feet. Jesus you could set your clock to those breasts so com even. That's modern medicine for you. Nothing it can't cover up and congratulations. The ring is sparkly the data set. And now you're thinking about where to register from kitchen essentials to must have memories and everything everything in between find all the things you want and need plus great gifts. Your guests will love to give at bed bath and beyond get your must have like a kitchenaid stand mixer or or an instant pot nine and one pressure cooker plus experiences like a Maui dinner cruise or wine country tour and honeymoon and Cash Funds Register in store with registry experts. It's with the APP or online plus. There's always easy returns and exchanges free shipping and a price match promise and bed bath and beyond provides helpful tools like an instore APPs. APP scanner. A thank you manager and registered guy and then there are the perks bed bath and beyond wedding gift to you. Twenty percent off the remaining gifts on your registry and additional twenty percent sent off on your one year anniversary create a registry at bed bath and beyond by going to bed bath and beyond dot com slash registry. That's bed bath and beyond dot com slash registry from wondering. This is blood ties. sleigh bells ring listening in snow is glistening beautiful. Budel were have is in walk in into this episode to the Year of the woman. Dead Richland a New York physician turned on him for Noor in today's in heart valve that saved the lives of children rental and became known as the father other two million but he is perhaps best known for best selling book clock staying healthy and the familiar heart shape logo of the company that bears his name. They originally plane went missing yesterday with Dr Richland and his wife Marie aboard propound the news so many miles out underway Who are these people? Where are they taking her? Excuse me excuse me who housing charge here. What's going on guys guys Mandy? Managing thank God. He's teamsters teamsters just showed up and started ducking mother. Nobody's abducting anyone Michael with the company. We're on it okay. Speaking up your cars over there succumb on mainly wait. Where are they taking our mother to the funeral? Home in Manhattan Manhattan. She lived in Connecticut. I'm sorry I know look. The news just broke the press could show up any second really. Want your mom out of here before so come on any press call you yet. Of course L.. No no no. I'm sorry can we just back off at one second I need you to refer them to me okay. They may say things that upset you things you don't need to hear her will compensate bullshit stuff you can ignore. Everything goes through Richmond health services. This is you yes for any one anything elinor hold up. Yeah does the year the woman mean anything to you. Know why with something. I think you might be able to help us with. Twenty twenty is the year of the woman at Arch S and Mandy. Is this really the best time to talk about this. We're putting together a video featuring all the women at the company and we want want to interview you for the memorial. Wait what memorial. Your parents memorial next week manny. Nobody told us about any memorial. Look just go home. Get some rest and I'm going to do the same. Okay we'll fill you guys in on everything in the morning. Let me give you a hook. We should just have our own memorial rates small intimate and meaningful nothing small or intimate about dead. He he'd be bored to tears about mom. Yeah Yeah maybe we do smaller thing from home and a few weeks. What's going dad? Happy as Fulham Meteo Archie laser late show that garbage doesn't bother you. Their Corporate Marketing Department is planning our parents memorial service. They're the ones who actually knew him. They're the ones who spent time with them. They were all changing changing the world and making bank together. We weren't exactly main focus l.. Come on Michael. He raised does. He gave us a very good life. That right there that's beautiful. That's the line of Bullshit I'll be using the next few days. Michael He loved you. He never stopped talking about you. What are you gonNA come to work for Mikey boob jobs in life? Oh isn't exactly xactly. Saving Lives Eleanor. You're smart girl. Do you really want to spend your whole life sitting in a library. Oh my God. He'd tell people I was married with kids when I clearly clearly provable was not married with kids over. You Do boot jobs in light. Bow Any day of the week. You're in love you gotTa Kid on the way you're a rockstar surgeon. What could be more perfect? Serve it your Prince Michael. Stop what what's going on and there have thought your had like one you don't want he's tried to shake it. He tried and tribe. Just won't leave you alone. Yeah for years now. I've imagined this this imagined him dying mm-hmm hoped for it Michael. I'm serious I'm serious. I've dreamed about it now. I keep keep telling myself I got what I wanted. I can't stop thinking I wanted that. That's that's not true Michael. You didn't sell that all happened. I WANNA do is to call my dad so he can tell little. Mikey what to do I go. What are you talking about? What's going on mm-hmm nothing which is gotta stick together? Okay yeah of of course and it's the season of giving thank about giving yourself an audible membership with a special offer of fifty three percent off your first three months. Ottawa has an unbeatable selection including bestsellers motivation mysteries thrillers and biographies like the Immortal Life of Henrietta lacks. Henrietta was just support southern farmer but small pieces of her became powerful tools medicine. Her cells are still alive today though. 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I can't even think about that right now. Yes it's under control. I'll I'll call you later right. Yeah I love you too. Okay Yeah just you know. So if he's not feeling great in this first trimester and rougher even in mom study I don't know it just looking for memories of her. Wow look at that ancient computer that belongs the Smithsonian. She barely send an email. We had a long day. I'm hidden a good night the hell. Connie Eleanor Richland I told him on the call. Does I mean I know I told you not to talk to the press right Ties reporter keeps calling. She's Got Badging Information About Your Dad and you ask them to get me to stop bothering Army right and ask you really talking to my mom because I found your naming number written. I know PAT on my mother's office. I WanNa know what my mom was helping you with Antao inhale. I'm still not sure what you want from me. I don't know anything okay. Aw Coney kind of have a lot going on right now and tomorrow's Christmas and I think they're gonna WanNa hear that God. Oh my God right before. uh-huh died she. She told me she sent an email. Yeah typical my mom. She sent it to my hotmail account which I haven't used since college but I just found it on her computer. I haven't even read it yet. Look I have to go out. Sorry I'm sorry to bother you dear. Eleanor this is going to upset you. And I'm sorry. Sorry for that. I've debated how to tell you and I decided that writing this to you before we're altogether we'll give you some time to reflect. Here's how it starts two years ago. I got a phone call from Nancy raise. You don't remember Nancy. You were too young then. She was. Dad's lead nurse at the hospital for years. His right hand. She handled handled everything for him then. One day she was just gone and I never heard anything about Nancy. Reyaz again until this phone phone call out of the blue she wanted to meet. It had been a long long time but she wanted to come clean about the about the relationship she had with your dad. At least that's what I thought going in. Michael you are here. Where are you are you into office? I thought you were going to bed. It was going to be thinking about the memorial and thought I'd see if I can find anything we could use. Check this out in this and dad's computer you remember this richland except this small token of your nation's gratitude the young Mr President. Thank thank you from the bottom of my heart. Surgery is a This involves knives violence island's bloodshed. What some might call Gore but at the end of it all child's beating? Aw and in the end you know it was all worth you save like teams good giving a really great man. You're so then. Who is Nancy raise? What are you talking talking about? I need to show you something. When did she say bill? There's the day before they left for the island but I never saw until I found it open on her computer here. Look the next day. I sat down with Nancy. He raise and she told me everything but this wasn't an affair what he did to her was much much worse. Okay that's Michael let me finish. Why why what what what is it going to do? It isn't true L.. None none of this is true. Do you even know who Nancy race is. Yes she was his nurse. Listen and as I sat there listening to her tell her story it was like I knew every word already. I felt like deep down somewhere. I had known it all along. This was who I married. This was your father the most horrible way possible. It made perfect sense. Did you know whatever they we're going through whatever issues they had in their marriage or whatever. I don't WanNa know about it. Every married couple has issues L.. They're gone and and all that stuff can go with them. Okay all right. That doesn't give you the right to throw computer across the room. You know you can just walk away. Okay my goal weight my goal and I love that clock growing. I lay awake at night. Listening to it rang every very fifty minutes waiting for my dad to come home from work. Ready to run down the stairs. The second I heard Footsteps Ready to ambush him from five five steps up and then breathe deep on his aftershave as he carried me back to bed. God I love that smell. It meant everything was okay. Dad was home I could sleep lots of one thousand nine hundred come home. He's a busy important man. I knew that and those nights I stayed up without clock wideawake waiting. Where was he the last thing my mom ever sent me was a text message? It said something's wrong. Your Dad is my my dad is what exactly mom why is he. Aw It's midnight by the way. Merry Christmas everyone. Connie am ready. Tell me where account from wandry. This is episode episode two of six of blood ties. If you'd like to help us spread the word please give us a five star review and tell your friends. Subscribed were available on apple podcast spotify and every major listening all six episodes of season. 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Father To Millions | 6
"The previously unplug ties. She's just some fight over justice anymore. If this stuff about another richland kid becomes public office. I don't even know how much money us you and me Personally in the form of RHS shares. I'm going to Mexico City. You're going to what Connie found her. Nancy and Santino race went Hi this is Mandy to Michael Holding out Michael. We need to talk about a listener note. This episode contains adult content. Hello I'm eleanor richland. I'm here to see Nancy. Nancy radius. I came all this way. I really need to speak to her. Or Santino. mckiness solid lease please. I have something very the important to tell her. She's GonNa WanNa hear this. You think because you follow me all the way here. I'm GonNa Talk to you. All you did was leased into again. Nancy Dancy please please. I know you trusted my mother. Please can you just trust me. I have something very important to tell you about Santino and will you let me inside. Plays plays plays the house. If you're GONNA make seen anyway Jesus Christ okay. You're here what are you going to say. Santino is in the will. Excuse me two years ago. My parents added into the will. That Peter's kids split everything all his kids. It's I know about Santino. It means he's entitled to the same as me. And Michael. The inheritance the shares in Richland. Hell really says that I brought you a copy I can show you. I don't care what's on the paper. They would never let that happen if we get an article about my father out there. They'll have no choice. I've been waiting for an article for two years in two years. What do I get nothing people showing up at my door? Wherever I am I talked to a reporter? I get attacked. How do I know this isn't just you trying another way to offer me and my family a payoff? I swear it is not a payoff. It's not a payoff. It's not even my money to offer. Its santee knows. Oh so all we have to do is go back together and claim what is rightfully hints. That simple Hook. I'm other send an email before she died. I haven't shown it to anyone yet. But she collected proof and incident reports. She told me she even took a DNA sample from my father sham email. I can't find it on my phone but I have. I'm parents house. She was going to hand it all over before she died. Oh so she collected all that and then she died and you think that's a coincidence. Fancy no one. Had My parents killed felt you and I we live in very different realities. MHM congratulations. The ring is sparkly the data set. And now you're thinking about where to register from kitchen essentials to must have memories and everything in between find all the things you want and need plus great gifts. 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Elsa were habit into undo. This is the season finale episode. Six Father Chameleons. I want you and Santino to come with me to the memorial service and Dina's not here where is he split up to be safe. You went to a friend's Taus where you come in Adel you look. I'm GONNA hand all that evidence over to Connie back with and then she'll have what she needs to write that article and we need you there to confirm it. It's just your mom and I can tell you're like her a little. Oh everyone always said it was more like my dad. He was a great man to I. Mean liquidity built. It was intoxicating. Could be very every terming. You could get people around into do things. They never thought they were capable of but he also thought that he could just have whatever he wanted and then when you crossed him when he got angry he was terrifying. You never been so scared in my entire life is when Peter richland would get mad at me. That's the first time since he died. The someone said who he actually was nancy the memorial services. Tomorrow's hit albums church. Come back with me maybe the safest place for you right now is in plain sight. If you walk into that church with me what are they gonNA do. I don't know I don't know I know you're scared. I am too and I'm putting a lot on the line just by I being here with you but I'm doing this because I know that this is what my mom wanted. And if you don't WanNa do it for yourself then just do it for Santino we are here today. To celebrate the life of Dr Peter Ritual position offer humanitarian and the beautiful life of his life. And we begin with the voices of the children's choir of the island of Saint Vincent who traveled all this way to show their gratitude for the man who single handedly brought cutting edge medical services to their Allah. Uh how great thou on an impeding. Were here with us today. I'm sure he would agree. And Marine wave is today she would roll our eyes. Sir Sir can we slide by sorry sorry sorry online I call did you. You find what you're looking for. Yes I did you remember Nancy. Raise Nancy my brother. Michael Hi Michael. I don't know what the hell what happened here. I go give your speech and then I'll combine. No you're not speaking Chris. I know you're not if you cried. Go up their security will block you. I'm giving the eulogy for both of us. Total what that's just the way it is. Oh aw young children. There's some mark on behalf of my sister. Eleanor and I I My sister and myself look. I'm a UH I'm a doctor like my dad. Not the best at speeches search. I can't our field requires precision. Get One thing wrong. You're millimeter. Often people get hurt. So here's the truth from someone who knew Peter Richland in a way that no one else knew from a thirteen eighteen year old boy. We saw side of his dead. That few people to this day no ever existed as I said thirteen. My Dad took me to one of the local local clinics opened the South Bronx. They're this clinic was one of maybe thirty Leverage Lynn. Hauser's was setting up at the time. He knew you everyone by name. You know you need their kids names. He knew their birthdays and what was going on with their lives. Every person he saw the day every single person Persson so we'll medicine might require position. In fact my dad taught me another kind of truth. A different kind. He told me about greatness possible to define or describe except to say you know when you see how can you say he was great when he truly embodied greatness out. Can you say he was kind when he in fact was kindness personified. How do you praise the man like Peter Richland so in precise factual terms when our language simply wasn't built to describe people by him my My mother was quiet. Sh- attention like my dad. She was home with Allen me while my dad was working long hard hours. Greatest mother could ever and we were truly truly lucky. As many of you know this is the year of the women at Richland Health Services and the company has is put together a tribute to my dad from just some of the women whose lives. He's changed over the years. My name is Marguerite Carter. I'm Erica. Thornton Carolina Rodriguez. Peter Richland was more than a colleague to nice and more than a boss. Peter Richland was a mentor. He was a cheerleader. He was a cheerleader. He was an advocate as prime. When you didn't see thank you for coming? There means world. Tessa he came. I'm so so sorry. Elinor they were both. It's just great. Great people thank you. Thanks so much. You spoke beautifully. Thanks so much for being here that have been really touched and welcome. Come aboard Michael. We are thrilled to have you. Thank you so much. What does that mean? It took a job at richland health of the new chief. Medical officer percents when since you ran off to Mexico City. Excuse me one minute. Oh Nancy we have to go now. Yes while everyone's on their way to the reception. Hi Nancy Mandy Jenkins. We spoke a few weeks ago. I'm so glad you could make it to the memorial in the end. Get away from me. Did you like the way the video turned out. Fuck off Mandy. So that means you're ready to go the reception right. We have have a car waiting for you to take you Michael. We're good thanks. I'll call hoover well. We already have a car for you. So as eleanor here doesn't want to take the car to the reception. I have to take care of something I ask you to. Please not make seen L.. Is this really the time or the place. Oh Michael there's never going to be a good time or good place but if you really want to avoid a scene. There's an easy way to do that. Let me and Nancy walk out of here without stopping us. So you mean can you tell me you're really gonNA miss your own parents memorial. Well this whole thing isn't really for them. Is it mandal. Eleanor Really Nice. Whatever you know what fine? Go Chuck good to show my face. I felt strong. Good where Santino is recalled. I texted. He knows your back in New York. I told him this is unlike Eunson. Not even answer me. We smell again Santino. Where are you call me hall please? I don't know where you are. Oh there's the car Connie said should be waiting inside. Hi Connie Hi Nancy thank you all right. Let's do this go get them now. I know what Eulogy I would have given. If they'd let me up there I would have talked about all the great things my father did but I also would have talked about what happens when you keep things quiet. The more you worked to destroy. Destroy the secret. The larger it grows the more eats away at your insides. What happens when you can't throw money at a problem anymore? Or when all the A percocet in the world won't tell the pain it's time for all to stock it's time to come clean. Your home is where you and your family should feel most secure so get simplisafe. 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Also get exclusive guided fitness programs to help start the new year off right. Enjoy easy exchanges for any audiobook book. You don't love and keep your audio book library forever. Even if you cancel start listening with a thirty day audible trial. Choose one book and to audible originals. Absolutely free visit audible dot com slash blood ties or text blood ties to five hundred. Five hundred that's audible dot com slash blood ties. Uh well this is doesn't suck never saw this place and all my years working for Peter. Jesus it's so quiet breath the whole staff is at the memorial. Come on this way. What what it's all gone? What yeah it was all here on the desk? The desk was covered with it the empty no little rejoice. They took everything. They took a computer. Course they did Christ they must have raised my mom's email. How can they even do that? Second who else knew this was here. No one oh Michael. I told you I know them better better than you do. They're knuckle this come out ever well. It's you tonight we can go on the record. Yeah that's not enough. I have something. How is that not enough? Because it's just not. I'm sorry. We need evidence they're gonNA knock the stories. Okay stop talking both of you listen. Holy Shit what is that something. I've held onto his insurance policy. And you didn't tell me I didn't share it with you because I didn't want Santino in your story and now you know who he is so maybe this will help. What is it a message? Your father left me. Listen I know other boy is I just found out today. I think it's really really wonderful. I wanted to Tara. I'm sorry I'm sorry. Sorry sorry I our you really do I'm going to celebrate the Times newsroom tonight. High fives fives and fist. Bumps Connie will get a pulitzer. Nancy will get her story out there. Santino will be a millionaire and me. We didn't get anything I lost lost my parents and and then I lost my brother. Last remaining member of my family probably won't ever speak to me again. I have lost all all the people I cared about in the world but for the first time in my life I feel like me I'm alone but alone feels good alone feels strong. It's midnight happy New Year everyone It's twenty twenty now Of the woman. So could you please excuse. Excuse me for one. Second Article Tach slave bells rain listener and in the lane. Snow is glistening a beautiful side. We're happy kid in no into undo gone away. Is The blue haired a stay a new to sing a love song while we walk in to undo the Meta from wondering this is the final episode of season one of blood ties. If you'd like to help spread the word. Please give us a five star review and tell your friends to subscribe. Were available on Apple podcasts at spotify and every major listening APP blood ties stars. Gillian Jacobs Josh Gad. And Amy Land Decker also starring way night. Tamang Green Gordon Dream Deborah Geffner Romi Diaz mercy. 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Worst Christmas Ever | 4
"The previously unplug ties. Your mom was my connection to Nancy race. Yes now Nancy. She won't take my calls. She's totally disappeared. He's just affairs. Michael I got the news of fourteen eighteen different women in the all. Say the same thing I don't I don't thanks. Don't you think it's time to get on. I'll be home soon and we've got a lot more to talk about. Aw a listener note. This episode contains adult content. Michael Michael Michael wakeup GOP dumped all your pills in the toilet. Funny let me sleep. I told you that we gotta get up. We have to do something about this. Merry Christmas Merry Christmas Christmas. Look at this. It's an incident report. Nancy reas re Dr Richland where you got those. They were in MOM's office. She had all of this listen. She reported dad three times. No Nancy feet. Nancy raise dismissed insufficient. Evidence I guess it was her word against his except the last one the last I was never resolved. It says claim dismissed reason. Dr Peter Richland is no longer an employee of Saint Joseph's Medical Center. It's two thousand and two the year. He founded the company. Maybe maybe the hospital pushed him out for and just hear me out maybe. His medical device business started booming to start richland health or he got caught sexually assaulting his staff and was allowed to quietly move on. The report is attached. They found reason for dismissal. He just quit before he could be fired. Well so you ready. Go Talk to Nancy on Christmas. GonNa just sit around this house all day with you when those incident report after what I just heard it's too much. Have you ever thought maybe Nancy raised doesn't want to be disturbed on Christmas Day. We try whatever I did. I do still love him but I need to see this through fine. Let me brush up on my Kerley. Two very different eulogies keep running on a loop in my head two very different speeches about very different men. They're both about my dad. I've got two speeches for my mom to two one for the woman was always on Dad's arm smiling nodding. He got presidential medals and she got compliments on her kids Michaels. Doing so well and eleanor. So smart you must be so proud and she'd smile and nod Samore but there was someone else behind that facade. Someone we never knew someone choose trying to show us but we never noticed Buddhist because we were all focused on him. Congratulations the ring is sparkly. The data set. And now you're thinking about where to register from kitchen essentials to must have memories and everything in between find all the things you want a need plus great gifts. Your guests will love to give at bed bath and beyond get your must have like a kitchenaid stand mixer or an instant pot nine and one pressure cooker plus experiences like a Maui dinner cruise or wine country tour and honeymoon and Cash Funds Register in store with registry experts with with the APP or online. Plus there's always easy returns and exchanges free shipping and a price match promise and bed bath and beyond provides helpful tools like an in store APPs. Ganor a thank you manager and registered guy and then there are the perks bed bath and beyond wedding gift to you twenty percent off the remaining gifts on your registry an additional twenty percent off off on your one year anniversary create a registry at bed bath and beyond by going to bed bath and beyond dot com slash registry. That's bed bath and beyond dot com slash registry astray from wondering. This is blood. Time slave sleigh bells ring listening in the lane. Snow is glistening a beautiful side. We're happy kit in in to undo. This is episode four worst Christmas ever you should. This is right building I think so. Maybe they're it was just not in. Are you kidding me. You're Santino race right. I know I'm sorry but I need to talk with dancy. You'll ever take a day off. No wait we're not she doesn't want your money. She's not doing your video so get the fuck out of you. Whoa whoa what do you say? Let me take down a notch by. What's up the problem? which my problem? Yeah you're my problem. What are you gonNA do about it? maybe call my friend the mayor of New York City. Have you removed. We've taken a prison richland. Sorry Peter Richland was our father originally. Yes and this is my brother Michael Richland. Can we come in no. She doesn't want to talk to Richland. Health didn't US Connie back. Give me your address the reporter unknowable. She's not any different. Yes actually she is because she she wants to help. Tell Nancy Story. And that's why we're here to. I don't care if you're here to give us a billion dollars. My Mom's afraid to leave the house they come to our door. You're they follow her around. They ruined her. Goddamn credit score. You WanNa you WANNA help make it go away then. Maybe she'll talk to you. He's brave enough to talk. Once she talked to my mom. Yeah and that worked out real well from my mom and yours too okay. I'm GonNa make a simple you talk about my mom like that again. We're GONNA have problems. I'm sorry free loss. I get the fuck off my block. Well that when great. That was our brother. No well half brother. His name's Santino. What what are you talking about that e mail from mom the one you refuse to look at because you wanted all this drama to be buried with them? That's what she was GonNa talk to us about when she got the island. Shit what what. Why wouldn't you tell me who are pretty clear? You didn't WanNa talk talk about it. And besides it thought maybe already knew from two years ago and weren't telling me no. This wasn't a a thing that was discussed two years ago. This is new information. This is completely ely. Mind fucking boggling new information. You didn't share that. He made with the reporter. Did you know I thought about it. But it didn't feel right okay. Good 'cause we should decide what to do about this together how this could be this could be damaging yeah yeah yeah of course realize I didn't engage anything for Christmas. Don't worry about it I forgot to. Hey are you. Are you gonNa Finish Lane now. Go for hello yes no. We're we're back in the states. Where home what who is it? We flew route two days ago. You you need to talk to the governor of the island. He handled A. Yeah no I understand. Well we can help in any way we can of course let's that's good news. Thank you the. NTSB the national transportation swimming. It's the department investigating the crash. I I thought very sorry to bother me on. I'm Christmas Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah. But there were some irregularities with how things were handled locally and they WanNa talk tomorrow her que hey last night On average a burglary happens once once every twenty three seconds in the US. 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That's titled Dot Com Slash Blood ties to get your subscription for only one dollar month for five months. Well first of all. Thank you for joining me the day after Christmas I but as I said on the phone. NTSB increased tend to be time sensitive. And I'm really sorry for your loss. Also thank you so what. What have you found so far with the plane? I'm not allowed to share details on investigation. Can I ask because no one's told us anything was my father's body in the plane unfortunately not been shipped up to our new London facility so we should know more soon about what happened for now. I just have to run through some preliminary questions on my WanNa turn that off to respecting with me me. You know. I'm I'm I'm old school. Sorry we're just in the middle of a lot of your own. Prep we have a run through for the memorial service later and things are just a little crazy so yeah so the phones off yes you will not hear it again okay. First Question Any possibility your dad was suicidal. What your father was flying the plane right? Yeah so this is something we need to rule out. He wasn't suicidal. Lil as far as we know we were at the hotel waiting for them when the plane went down. You know. They're apparently there's some fishermen who saw the plane go down you. You may want to go talk to them. Look look I I have a list. Okay I ask you you answer I check them off. Okay now any problems crisis issues either at work or at home or both anything. That could make your dad want to take his own life life or not of your mom no nothing at all seriously. We are all getting together to celebrate. Celebrate holidays as a family. Go through our traditions here. Waiting for our parents at the hotels completely it. My name is Marguerite Carter. I'm Erica. Thornton Carolina Rodriguez. Peter Richland was more than a comic awake to us and more than a boss. Peter Richland was a mentor. He was a cheerleader. He was a cheerleader. He was an advocate at a time. When you didn't see many women I wanted to Mike? Hi gave Andy Come here come here give me some love. Isn't that a beautiful tribute get so per emotion on. I'm sure you did too to mazing Mandy thank you well. There's still one person missing right. What you eleanor? Please tell me you'll sit down for an interview there still time Yup. I think I'm just going to save my thoughts from my eulogy if that's okay. That's totally totally fine. Come on let's get. You might follow me. Oh I'm not really ready. Whole Eleanor? Don't even stress girl it's mostly just for sound so say whatever you want right now. Okay and this is how we're going to get up to the stage and the pastor calls you are okay and make sure you watch off of the. Why Eleanor Richland? This is Dan our tech coordinator. Eleanor sorry for your loss behind a lectern police. Okay sorry can we just talk for a second. 'cause you hold still please was up and he I really need. I really need to talk to you right now. Sorry could you just not talk for a minute. I just need to get your lab on. Sorry hang tight okay. I'll be back at the board. Eleanor are you okay. The women in video. I know what they all have in common. I two they all loved the opportunities that Dr Richland and Richland health services offered them in their careers. Panty not just US talking. Here actually is not much standing closer to the latter of Leigh's this stay right there in when you actually do you try to remember this position. I don't really know what to say yet. I'm sorry should I just talk about my dissertation or something. Okay perfect that's Mandy. Can you come over here please. We need to talk. That video isn't isn't a celebration of his life. It's payoff they're paying those women not pay me. This video was my idea what what was my idea. I've been at this company for a long time L.. And I've never seen anything remotely like what those women were describing. So you don't believe them. I believe they had affairs with your dad. Yes I'm sorry but what they're alleging he did no so if they're all lying why are you paying them to keep quiet on l.. You're not naive argue. We need to be very careful here because this shit is contagious. Listen we are comfortable with this covering this op hiding hiding it. We Michael in me I so you guys talked about this yes of course and we have saying how this is handled do you though Mandy. I know you met with Connie from the times and I know your mother met with her to just assume we know Oh everything about everything. Okay my strong advice as your childhood friend. And also the communications director for the corporation. You are now a major shareholder of his. Don't go there. I'll just don't do it. Okay Hi Hello. Good Morning I thought a lot about what I say to you about. My father on a daily is. Is it enough to say that a man was great when he truly embodied greatness should I say he was kind when infections kindness presumptive. Here's I roy described. When I was a kid? Let me ask you this. Would you rather live the rest of your life. As the daughter of the man michaels describing being up there or as the daughter of a serial rapist. Well whichever it is. That's my decision not the companies. Yeah Alan are just about to call any. They're paying off the women you've talked to you. I was at Nancy's earlier and they're trying to force her to do it too. Gone what's Nancy's GonNa Matter Building Right now. I just talked to the Super G so now I'm trying to figure it out and see no. We met half of course they do. Of course they do. They're really pushing back. Now are using the story once and for all. So what should I do talk by debt. Oh God speed and the thank you forever From wondering this is episode. Four of six of blood ties. If you'd like to help us spread the word. Please give us a five star review and tell your friends. Subscribed were available on Apple. 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Everybody Hates Silvio | 7
"Okay, before we start this episode, there's something you need to know about and it isn't just that this episode has some f-bomb. Some sex stuff in it because that should be thirty by now know when I'm talking about is the single moment when all of Italy realized that it's wild tortured passionate on again off again, love affair with Silvio Berlusconi was coming to an end. It was kind of Silvio's emperor has no clothes moment and it involves a cheap souvenir. It's Sunday December thirteenth two thousand nine a cold clear night in Milan thousands of Berlusconi's supporters gather in the shadow of the city's iconic cathedral the Duomo Audemer. Llano to hear Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi speak. Or better make that rant. He straight him brags about his approval rating sixty, three percent who says he blather on about how he saved the American economy after the two thousand, eight financial crisis. Thanks so much. Sylvia what would we have done without you? But the crowd eats it up. Most of the. Protesters lined the edges of the crowd and they shout before. Both. Means buffoon they hope that's obvious. Not a ton of protesters, but enough to get BERLUSUCONI's. Attention. Eco. Data. There's some young people here protesting Berlusconi says we'd never do this to you. That's why we have to be against you. Die Yet who had yet. You WanNa turn Italy into a screaming mass. Shame. Shame. Shame. Yeah. This is the guy who used to be the happy warrior with the son in his pocket. Now, the only thing this guy has in his pocket as some old tissue lint in two tickets to a one man show called. Go. Fuck. Because the fact is Berlusconi's approval rating isn't sixty three percent and it hasn't been in a long time. The great recession hit Europe hard and his threatening Italy's economy. It's pushed Greece to the brink of bankruptcy and a lot of people think it'll be next. When he finishes the speech thank God for Silvio starts blasting and people crowd around him with outstretched hands for autographs. That's better. Journalist Barbie. Nadeau was there we're in. Lan, here this is Berlusconi's town. He's happy. He's feeling powerful. He's got his. People? Around, him. And then. Something's happening Berlusconi's whole body tenses, and then he collapses people are crying his supporters around couldn't understand what was going on people. Scream bodyguards dragged the prime minister into his limo. His face is Pale and covered in blood. This kind of crazy moment where then Berlusconi's blood-stained face and Nettie been shot what was going on? Was this an assassination attempt it might have been, but the weapon wasn't a gun and it. Wasn't a knife. It was a tiny plaster Torres Statue of the Duomo Milan's Cathedral if you've ever been there, you see these things everywhere someone through one at Berlusconi, hard enough to break his nose and two of his teeth, his bodyguards pull him into the Limo but Berlusconi doesn't stay put. He pulls himself back up out of the car and looks out over the screaming crowd like his looking for his attacker. In, maybe the past Berlusconi would have kicked the guy's ass on national TV. But now he's seventy three in the look on his face. It isn't defiance it's confusion. He looks disoriented, bewildered. He looked like a a sad vulnerable old man. It really showed him in a moment of weakness that few people I think had ever anticipated but I don't think anybody understood that this would be the beginning of kind of a domino effect. In terms of his vulnerability, a Roman of real weakness, it just seemed in some poetic way to for shadow what was to come and what was to come the arrest of a teenage dancer named Ruby. The heart stealer Berlusconi has been out running the authorities for his whole life but his air of invincibility is gone. The economy's in free fall and wants to story of Silvio and Ruby comes out. I will never forget hearing the story about Ruby. The heart stealer there began really the beginning of the end of Brennan going. Bunga Bunga is brought to you by soulmates. AMC's new series from the emmy winning writer of Black Mirror and stranger things. Two of the best shows ever made set fifteen years in the future soulmates tell six different stories were a life changing scientific discovery gives people the ability to uncover their one soulmate. If you could take testifying them would you. 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Most shocked to see the all the criminal allegations against him, which range from tax evasion to a myriad of white collar crimes. The first real criminal case that stuck against him was about sex it was about having sex with an underage prostitute. Ruby Gate the biggest international scandal in the seventeen years burlesque oni has been in politics. It was a story broken the Italian press sort of late at night. But at the base of it, you have this seventeen year old girl and Bruce Coney knew enough about her to be able to make a single call and spring her from jail Berluconi wants to keep ruby quiet. That's why he gets the local police to let Ruby. Go remember. This is the night that Silvio calls the local Milan police precinct and lies that they need to let her go because. The niece of Egyptian Shin President. This kind of things worked for Silvio in the past. But not anymore people are watching people are paying attention. This isn't the nineties, everyone's cell phones and social media in news travels fast this is a time when the media was changing to. A lot of old publications were going completely digital and these sorts of stories anything to do with sex. Were you maybe don't want to put it in a newspaper WanNa waste your income that online story about sex gets a lot of clerks drives traffic brings people to the website Etcetera Etcetera Silvio has had his share of jail bait in his time. Now, it's time for poppy to meet JAIL BATES COUSIN Click Bait and immediately Newsweek sent me to Milan and said, Oh, you've got to chase this. You've got you've gotta meet Ruby. You've got to go find her. You've gotta figure out what's going on in the basement of Bruce going he's house it's not just Barbie Nadeau for Newsweek reporters all over the world are trying to break the story. It was a free for all the details were shocking that the Berlusconi for all of his antics in his gaffes and all the things had said now you had this kind of bizarre concrete charges against him. You had these incredible stories coming out of the basement. And almost all of them had one thing in common at the end of every evening the young women who were there were given an envelope, a lot of them had. A necklace with a butterfly on it, which was kind of characteristic Berlusconi gift and cash. A lot of them had anywhere between a couple of hundred to couple of thousand in Ruby's case seven, thousand euro per appearance. In Ruby Gate leads to other revelations those the Czech Prime Minister, who had been at his. his villa in Milan. The Czech Prime Minister Gets caught in a tabloid photo buck, ass naked hanging by Berlusconi's pool, and then you had big world leaders. Putin was often a guest of his insert. Danielle you had Tony Blair and his wife Sherry were constant guests in. Sardinia. So it wasn't just an Italian story. You had this Silvio Berlusconi's connection to all of these global leaders and suddenly you WanNa know wait who else is involved in this sort of thing world leaders, celebrities, prominent businessmen, all visited Berlusconi's homes where they kicked a poolside with dozens of young women, many of whom were paid to be there. Europe's tabloids are suddenly bursting with selfish and Longlines, photos of scantily clad women with gross older men. That's Here's Ruby on the phone with some friends right after the news breaks everyone from international press to Italian magistrates to Silvio Berlusconi himself wants to talk to Ruby. This friend must live under a rock or something because she has no idea what just happened to Ruby. Dino it's a big. Old Mess Ruby tells her. I'm in every newspaper. Oh. She tells her to just Google minor with burlesque o-negative. WHO's was growing she does and Bingo, there's her friend Ruby. To. Replace Book, I don't think casino to be. says. All my friends are writing to me on facebook. They're saying they love me people who didn't use to talk to me before arriving me because now they know I'm GonNa get a lot of money. Won't Even the first man I ever loved who treated me badly, he called me yesterday and said he's in love with me. Money. Very convenient. Her friend tells her. Be careful. But and all these calls rubies surprisingly calm. Dump his on the of All Nepal Market Kosovo would I'll get lots of money? I'll be famous not the fuck. Should I be afraid of? The knowingly teacher other women have gotten money from Berlusconi but ruby says she'll it even more because she's a minor it's a bigger scandal. Major in something why because in Italy here's how it works, it's legal to pay for sex in it's legal to have sex with a minor as long as she's over fourteen but those two together that's where you cross the line. You can't have sex with a minor and pay her for it. That's what makes this ruby situation so bad for BIRLA's going. Good For Development for traffic. Bruce Coney keeps calling me to ask me how much money I want Ruby says he tells her to pretend I'm insane say some bullshit but not the truth and what will rue began in exchange. Little I'll cover you in gold. He says, I'll give you whatever you want. To Jim Community and Ruby knows what she wants five million euros. Time Barbie Nadeau gets to Milan to try to talk to ruby by. Then she'd been lawyered up she'd had people around her and a lot of that was paid for by Berlusconi to protect her from people like me in the press but the fight against bad press is just one front in this battle and arguably not the most important because there's also the legal front an. Ilbo Cassini ill to the red she's the reason we even have this wiretap of Ruby. She's been tapping the phones of Berlusconi and his associates for a while. Now she's also been monitoring his bank accounts and now she's accumulated so much evidence against him that she didn't even really need Ruby to admit she had sex with Berlusconi for money in order to bring charges against him. Ill did charges Berluconi with paying for sex with a minor and for abuse of power for his attempts to get said minor sprung from jail. So in this rematch of Silvio Berlusconi versus yield the red yielded wins, right Not so fast because despite taking a tiny cathedral to the face, the still got a few teeth left in his head and a few friends around town as they say. The Ruby case will consume Italy for the next three years and Silvio Berlusconi is not going quietly. 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They have signs that read the men who liked to fuck are all over here. But inside the courtroom to opening if the trial only lasts seven minutes because Berlusconi's allies in parliament have just passed a resolution that says that they parliament should get to decide if the case goes forward. So by now, Berlusconi's been defended in a major trial dozens of times and he's never been convicted in other words. He's developed a few tricks. Berlusconi's number one move is to drag out the cases as long as possible. Remember, the clock keeps running on the statute of limitations on a charge even as it winds its way through the maze of trials, motions and appeals. Take it from someone who knows. My name is Joe Nickeled Wade. I am the editor in chief of Bloomberg and previously. I was the editor in chief of the economist, which is when I dealt with Mr Baskin. By dealt with John. Michael thwaite means he got sued by. Way. Was a journalist at the Economist the magazine ran a story about how Berlsuconi wasn't fit to lead Italy. So Berlusconi, suit them. Very. Very slowly I think he chose to deal with US mainly the locals we tended to want to proceed with the lawsuits much will quickly than heated. At him top the whole thing buried and stuck in the Qena Battalion Legal. System said that he had answer when people asked him about what what happened with the economists say I'm suing them in other words as long as a trial is pending Berlusconi has an excuse. So that's what he'll do it. The Ruby trial stonewall keep a TVD tell people it's total bullshit and fighting it every step of the way. But this time it doesn't work that way he was in trouble his popularity, his power waning risk coney was at his best when the people around him were prospering, and at that time to the global economy was failing because as bad as the economy was in the US during the great recession in Italy it was even worse than the statistic that always stands in my mind but I think of a skinny. Was the time he ran Italy only two basis whose economies grown more slowly, Nestle. In Zimbabwe. And so by any measure, this was a man who did not run economics world despite all these claims to be a business. Berlusconi's very first successful campaign was promised to save Italy from the way of doing things professor Alexander St Labour members, Brielle Coney presented himself initially as an economic miracle worker, self-made bilionaire, and the air to Reagan and Thatcher. Who is going to cut all the red tape? Get, rid of all of the regulations get rid of all of the state interference, the private sector and liberate. The Entrepreneurial Energies of Italy. He was GonNa make everyone in Italy rich and successful like him a new Italian miracle but it's been seventeen years since Berlusconi was first elected and he's been prime minister for more than half that time and what the fuck does he have to show for it. It's. Very good business people and they will. He's a bit of a kind of rough diamond but he would change things but I think for them the combination of him not doing reforms and adding on top of that this sense of trying to change lords takes his own interests. Those two things really let them down a businessman turn on Berlusconi. So an entire generation of Italians missed out on the kind of growth that you might have expected over. The course of a generation things are bad all across Europe at this time. But steelers says in Italy their worst and a large part because of what Berlusconi's done for himself over the years, he's put his own needs above the country's is GonNa Change. Now you know maybe fix shit that's broken raise taxes introduced austerity measures knew he would never do that because it would involve smuggling important pieces of his own empire exposing his own businesses to a great deal of competition that would have been good for Italy very bad for his business. So, check this out guys all this time. People have just been saying like, yeah. Yeah. Berlusconi's little over the TA is a little silly but like he's good for business, right because he's a businessman right but now they finally realized he's only good for his business and the rest of US might as well be living in Zimbabwe it's enough. People are pissed because no offense to the good people of Zimbabwe but this is not what Berlitz promised que they had a deal instead instead it got. That, I've got it. You've got it in Silvio's always had a ton of it as a real estate developer as a media mogul as a soccer team owner and as a prime minister in. A very vulnerable base. It had more debt than anyone else beating Italy was rated as extremely risky. So to Italy's neighbors Italy's like that guy on the block because always like, Hey, can I borrow a couple of bucks? They just need to get a phone card I'll get you back tomorrow piece. One neighbor in particular wants Silvio of her block entirely Germany here's German Chancellor Angela. Merkel's talking about how important Italy is as a partner in the European economy was all these pop nothing in. Ole. Miss. But she also says that partnership comes with something called responsibility on Holland Bedevil in. An. Angle Merckel. Is The opposite of Silvio Berlusconi in every way. Italian she's German he's got a fake Tan. She's really Pale. He gets people to love him. She just gets things done. And needless to say, they do not get along at all. It gets really awkward at a two thousand, nine NATO summit Germany is hosting. Merckel. Stands waiting on the red carpet smiling waiting to greet world leaders says they arrive. Berlusconi's car pulls up and he gets out. On the phone instead of walking up to her for customary handshake he gives her away like sorry I need to take this. And then he turns his back walks away from her. He stays on the phone for fifteen minutes while the Chancellor of Germany waits on camera her smile fades it turns into Marvin grimace and then two. Thousand Yard Stare Fifteen minutes of this, you guys I've tried to give you an idea of how long that is just pretend the international media is watching and I'm GonNa be quiet for a second. That felt weird right you thought your phone was broken. You're checking your connection that was that was only five seconds. Okay. That was awkward. It's uncomfortable. Berlusconi's being total dick to her. And you might ask, why right? Why does he hate merckel this reporter for the BBC asked him point blank do you have a particular problem with Angela Merkel? Then the BBC reporter asks is it true? You called? Berlusconi listens to the translation. Then he waves his hands in denial issue thatchell this. No I have never had any problems. We Don American in twenty years of politics. I have never insulted anyone and this has been made up by someone who wanted to turn Angela against me. He made tasteless jokes about Angela Merkel's behind. Thank you, Sylvia Pohjola because everyone's heard the story that Berlusconi called Merckel an unflappable Lard ass now to be fair no one's ever been able to verify what was said about Ankle Merckel. But if you're in doubt just I don't know go on Youtube maybe search Berlusconi traffic cop watch that video then ask yourself would you believe Or you can trust me on this one in the end what he did or didn't say is a relevant because the insult makes international news Italy's probably going to need a financial bailout in it's going be Germany who makes the final decision? He's criticizing Germany's leader. Back, home in Italia Berlusconi tries to act like nothing's changed. It's all good. Bye Friends. All good. Is. Always, the first to say if the restaurants are full economies find and everybody's happy and then he'd probably flash that prove grant his and you know change the subject. But he can't anymore because this time everyone's blaming him for the recession even when he tells people my mom always the best place to buy cheap groceries, it only pisses off regular Italians, more now, most of them are like shut up into your job, fix the economy Sylvia's dying to feel the love again and he just can't seem to make it happen. So what does he do? He says I'M GONNA take my balls and go home and he heads downstairs to the basement to the Bongo Bongo Room or Berlusconi knows no matter what's going on the real world down here? It's always love o'clock. Core Seltzer is not your average holzer no no, it's delicious and fire her hus-. To drink four point, five percent alcohol by volume and only nine calories walked. Home. Record scratch also. Core Seltzer is now a big part of coors long history of sustainability. 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Shout out to my family in Fort Worth Texas I. Miss You guys. Welcome back to the Banga Bongo Room. Rome might be burning outside, but it's cool as it can be in here Italians might be pissed but for Silvio Berlusconi, this is where the love is in this room. He's happy all the women are beautiful and it's always nineteen eighty-six and as far as that economic crisis and the lawsuits and all that other Shit Oh, our prime minister in my spare time. Nash Jazz he says this a wiretapped phone call with his alleged pimp. He says his political duties like running the country or meeting with the pope. Those are just getting in the way of his sex life. Mostly I want to spend time with my Babes. I had a line of women outside my door that were eleven of them. He says I could only manage to do eight couldn't manage anymore. Can't get around all of them. Okay so check this out I've got another wiretap for you. It's probably the best one yet, and since it's episode seven and this stuff is just way too good. I called some friends of Mine Justin long and his brother. Christian to reenact them for US Justin. Ready Christian you guys ready so good Okay. So you guys are doing a conversation between two prominent Berlusconi supporters and they're like. freaking out about how the prime minister is spending his time. So action yes. Yes. Everything's going on as if nothing has happened everything as it was before, but that's madness not there. But in the other villains, he's not changed fucking things same players really. But what the fuck can we do tell me he's not well when I spoke to him, I, said Prime Minister Jesse forget it these ild. Veronica's right he's not well because a normal person doesn't do these sorts of things lately is still bringing Bergamo raising them even he's barest. Here's another one. Italian TV super agent Lee Lee more at talking to Amelia Fed. They don't like that the Bunga Bunga girls have gotten rude or maybe they're just shy. Okay accent. That shyness should know how to say thank you when they're taking your Dick they don't seem to be overcome shyness right exactly when they're taking your Dick in exchange for money right? Okay that has to be high on the list of things you never say on a wire tab, but this exchange goes on over the course of who days. Awful the one she brought Sunday at the worst worst. The absolute word is really it's incurable this problem. And also the money that's getting thrown around it so much so much so much money so much it's terrifying. It's really terrifying ratifying I tried to tell him I have to protect him in every way possible. But Protecting Berlusconi is getting harder and harder because these girls are showing up with camera phones and they're using them what was phoning from the bathroom Mama Mia. Yeah Mama Mia is right. If I rent his Berlusconi's position, I wouldn't be able to sleep I but not because I, well, everything's going to collapse in yellow we're talking about really serious problems in the country didn't ask to be overhauled a country risks going under at any moment even if it had more employees and he's continuing to do that stuff there. And Italy is splitting into. Four Berlusconi and against. The good woke up and killer wartime protesters shout Berlusconi's dishonest and only looking out for his own interests that TV controls the country media. So a reporter asks why do people vote for him all season? And the protesters says come from a poor family and they all vote for Berlusconi, but then he adds. Because they're all shitheads. Yes my friends. It has come to this that fantasy. World. Berlusconi sold Italians on well now it's a land of protests counter protests, violence riot police cynicism. Because Italians can't even agree on what's really even happening anymore they live in two totally separate realities. The one they see on TV telling them that everything is fine and the one they see in real life. Let's face it. boomlet Boga might have started out as a sex game in the basement of a guy's house but it turns out you can play it with a whole country to twenty four seven for decades on end until the absurd seems normal and everyone's attention is focused on one guy. John mcelwain remembers a famous cover. The economist ran around this time. So the man who screwed in talk country, it showed of deeply tanned Birla schiavone his arms outstretched his pearly whites shining and a grin that said what me worry and the headline, the man who screwed an entire country ladies and gentlemen. The BUNKA occasion of Italy is now complete. And Poppy Silvio as for you you're not off the hook yet buddy it's time to pay what you owe. Because it turns out you can't run out the clock on the red forever she's finally GonNa get you. There wasn't a plot, but it was a desire to force Berlusconi from our. It was a bloody moment in world finance politics that's on the next and final episode of Manga Boom. From wondering this is episode seven of Eight of Bunga. Bunga. The next episode will be out in a week but if you WANNA listen right now, all eight episodes are available on wondering plus the APP, and if you want to help spread the word, please give us a five star rating and review on Apple podcasts and be sure to tell your friends. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, spotify the wondering APP or wherever you're listening right now, join wondering plus in the wondering apt to listen Ad Free I'm your host Whitney Cummings I host another podcast you should check out called good for you. Alexander steelers book is called sack of Rome Benjamin. 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Look In the Mirror | 5
"Okay people. It's the moment you've all been waiting for. It's time to reveal what those two words that have bothered us for four episodes actually mean. Bunga bone. Quicker mutualist today that here is where the story begins. That's the big guy himself talking to journalists Alan Friedman Friedman's the guy who's been interviewing Berlusconi for decades and remember when you're in the presence of powerful men with figgy goes it's very important to laugh at their jokes details, the same jokes and anecdotes. The first time the refunding the second time you smile the third time becomes repetitive. Sylvia clearly loves to tell this joke are two Italian man he says, and they're taken prisoner by a tribe in Libya graving open EZE the looney through they're taken to a village tied to a stake as people start grunting and dancing around them repeating the same word over and over again go boom boom boom boom gut feeling I know this is least politically correct show ever I know. But or quoting here this is the Prime Minister of Italy. Mungo Banga. The village Doctor Asks One of the Italians to choose between death. Or Bunda. Dunga Bunga. Guy Doesn't know what Bunga Bunga is like anyone would have done the Guy Chooses Bunga Bunga and then all the warriors of the village. Lineup and fuck them. Okay they go up to the other Italian guy, they ask him moody. Death or Bunga Bunga and he sees what happened to the other guy. So he says death the witch doctor says fine. You can die. But I. A bit of boom capone. So there it is. Own Good Bunga began as the punchline to a bad joke. As, many people in Italy still love. Silvio Berlusconi and his. But there's one person close to him WHO's growing tired of his punchline someone who doesn't think it's also funny or charming anymore her name. Is, Veronica Lario. Also known as Mrs Silvio Berlusconi. Okay. If you're anything like me, you're looking to fresh up your snack game is snacks for six months straight. 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Be. Wrong. This episode five look in the Mirror I collected some of the sexist remarks he had made Sylvia Poggioli. NPR's longtime correspondent based in Brome has been keeping track of Berlusconi's greatest hits gems like he said, I never paid for sex. The most beautiful satisfaction is in the conquest if you have to pay what joys they're women are God's most beautiful gift to men. In order to prevent rape, we would need as many soldiers as there are beautiful Italian women he boasted of the good looks of his party's young female MP's dismissing the women in the opposition ranks as Menopausal. He once called into a late night talk show to Make Jab at a female guest she was in opposition, MP but more importantly Berlusconi thinks she's ugly anyway he called into a TV show from the prime. Minister's resonance to tell her you're more beautiful than you are intelligent. She shot back for the record I'm not a woman at your disposal. And then he wants said I sleep only three hours and still have enough energy to make love for another three. These are the kind of comments he often made in public and in private it gets a lot worse because in private, it's not just what he says it's what he does and to tell you about that, we've got to go back to a storybook romance that begins in the year nineteen eighty. Oh. Yeah you're listening to the future First Lady of Italy getting her right arm hacked off in the Audio Gento slasher classic. Dan. Before she met Silvio Berlusconi Veronica loud was a straight A. B. Movie starlet. As an Italian Tani contain donahue that is she's the chicken, the whitesnake video the one in the car don't know what Whitesnake is. Then you're too young to be listening to this go to bed child. So that's what Veronica was doing until Berlusconi saw her true Berlusconi's second wife Veronica Lario. He met as as Legend states when she was performing topless in a theater play and he liked what he saw. So he went back to. The dressing room and introduced himself, Barbie Nadeau spent most of her life reporting from Rome for Newsweek and the daily beast. You know with Civil Berlusconi always used to say that he would never pay a prostitute because the real joy of a relationship is the conquest. So he told many stories about how he veronica was one of his greatest conquest this beautiful woman and for Silvio when it comes to choosing a wife looks matter does he? Eventually Bela. Diversity to. Wife must be beautiful. He says I never went to sleep next to any of my wives when we loved each other a lot without making love to her first. Okay if that's true. I. Just can't I mean like so many questions like is that why Veronica always looked so uncomfortable at official functions. Their relationship I think was probably doomed from the START I think she she saw the opportunities that would be afforded by being with a man like Silvio Berlusconi went far beyond any kind of romantic relationship. They may have had what kinds of opportunities. Wealth Fame Privilege Influence family maybe Silvio and Veronica did have three kids together on top of two kids. He had with his first wife. But when you listen to his old buddies like fidelity the faithful talk, they don't mention Veronica lottery. Oh being around much. Don't mention the kids being around much either. By the time Berlusconi's elected prime minister. He's living apart from the family. He's got that one hundred and forty five room villa all to himself well. himself. And another woman, a woman he dotes on loves unconditionally a woman named Rosa. Rosa is his mom. Love the level Rod for that. This is Rosa Berluconi. She's saying how her son has done nothing but slave away all his life for the benefit of others. He's never hung out in clubs. She says, and you'll never see a photo of Sylvia going around with women or anything. Okay I hate to take on an old lady like this, but that's just bullshit. Rosa. Let's be honest if you believe the rumors and Berlusconi really wants you to, he's proud of it. The guy's having affairs all over the place because let's face it. Silvio. Berlusconi is not a one woman man never has been never will be and Veronica seems okay with that for the most part still she's never exactly seem psyched when she needs to play the first lady for example, remember that she's seven summit in Nineteen ninety-four goonies grand entrance onto the international stage Veronica. was by his side I remember she looked very uncomfortable birtles coding hosted the g seven in Naples and Clinton was president time and I remember there were photographs of Bill and Hillary and Silvio in Veronica and Barranca just looked very uncomfortable not not at ease the same way. You often see Melania trump seems very uncomfortable in that role to after that first term in office her public appearances basically stop this is a woman who stayed very, very much out of the spotlight. She wasn't someone that you ever really saw even in. In the political arena she was really never on on her husband's side and over the years Veronica silence earned her a bit of a reputation i. think that she was always painted. As maybe a dimwitted woman who is just a beauty with no brains kind like a showgirl on her husband's networks showgirls, TV, presenters, models they became synonymous with the Berlusconi era, his TV program showcase women as desirable objects always dancing provocatively never uttering a word women were seen as decoration. And that's what people assumed Veronica was to. As her husband's business and political empire grew and grew and the rumors of his sexual escapades started getting louder and harder to ignore. She stayed quiet publicly until her husband's third term in office in February of two, thousand eight. Sylvia's mom passes away by some accounts pleasing his mom was the last thing holding Silvio back from leaning into his most basic desires. So it's shortly after his mom dies that starts to get really weird. He seems more and more focused on having sex with as many women as he can, and he doesn't really care who knows about it. That's one Veronika decides it's time to speak up. She writes an open letter to the editor of the Italian newspaper La Repubblica. You can call it a zero Silvio letter I guess because in it she says I've decided. I'm asking for a divorce Yup the first Italians here from her in years and she's announcing her marriage to Berlusconi is over this time her husband's gone too far, and here you have to ask what? Exactly when you've spent almost thirty years with some video. Berlusconi constitutes too far off. It's this Saturday Salon. DISA- tiny sunol when I everyone my name is no emily. And I'm eighteen years old and I'm Italian girl. No Emmy. Is A fifth year graphic design student. But what she really dreams about his acting, what kind of acting she tells the press maybe someday she'll be dancing weathergirl on TV or an MP and parliament she's not sure. It really is up to her poppy Silvio, she says. She calls the Prime Minister Poppy. She says, she gave him this nickname when she was little. By Auto in fact, I'm a sweet person. She says, I'd like to give nicknames to people I love. So I gave one to him to. Oh isn't that's Wheaton. Well. No Emmy is the reason for Veronica's letter just a week before his wife's open letter to the press. Berlusconi made headlines for showing up at. No emmys Eighteenth Birthday Party where he gave her an eight thousand dollar necklace. Knowing, me says there's nothing unseemly about the relationship Berlusconi's an old friend of her dad's she says. which turns out to be a lie. 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She didn't recognize his voice and the caller was offended but can't you hear who I am? He asked here's her boyfriend from that time dude named Gino. German Johnny. Heike Kill Model. He says one day. No Emmy called him up and said, you'll never believe who I just got off the phone with the prime minister. Berlusconi told her he'd call again and that he could tell that she was clean sincere girl in that. He loved her angelic face, her purity, her simplicity. Yeah I'm sure that was it. No one knows for sure the extent of what their relationship was or whether or not. They actually had a romantic relationship regardless of the whole thing is just as so this is gross. I'm just I'm kind of throwing up at my mouth just telling you about this but. So, you can imagine how Silvio Berlusconi's wife Veronica must have felt when she opens her newspaper and reads about her husband showing up in an eighteen year old girls birthday party and giving her an expensive necklace. Rana's like. That surprised me. He's never shown up at his own children's eighteenth birthdays even know he was invited. And that is the moment when Veronica loud Italy's first lady said Pasta Enough Veronica's all like. I'm closing the curtain on my marriage because I can't be with the man who spends time with underage girls. She disdainfully described her husband's fondness for young women who she said offered themselves like young virgins to the dragon to pursue fame and fortune, and it wasn't just Noemi Latino. About I. think that she was was trying to express probably her own dismay at how everybody had been able to for this period of time. I don't know fall under the spell, of Bruce, Goni that you need to look at yourself in the mirror because this man Silvio Berlusconi has given you a false image of yourself by making you feel wealthy when you're not making you feel you old men feel that you can have beautiful women when you shouldn't. Making you feel like. You're something you're not ben brought up really lets loose. She says, the showgirls Berlusconi's placed in parliament. Are Quote Shameless Trash Berlusconi always wanted to have fifty percent of the parliamentarians be women. But she was really. Brutal. I think in her assessment of who these women were. They were girls who were topless calendar models were girls. He'd had affairs with alleged affairs with and she called out really i. mean this is something I. Think took a lot of people by surprise is that she wasn't standing up for these women she was saying and you women who have taken advantage of my husband don't think for a minute that he takes seriously he doesn't. You're just you're nobody's to you're all part of the sick cycle. I did my best everything. I thought possible I tried to help my husband who is not well, I was all useless. Now I say enough it's time for this country to look in the mirror and then Veronica laudatio caps at all by saying her husband is sick. Her letter is like a bomb going off and to have her come out. So strongly, I think was quite shocking I don't think anyone expected it. A Veronica. Be. Movie starlet topless performer. Bitch who scorned doesn't give out bug anymore and is GONNA burn it all down. Throwing a grenade at the car slowly walking away as it explodes behind her. Ended up being taken very seriously and very sincere because of anybody knew what he was really lie was her and she really laid out who were cody really was that he wasn't this great romantic you know. Fabulous Lover Man that all men wanted to be women wanted to be with but he was. In many ways, kind of a dirty old man. Yeah that Slick Crooner loverboy act might have worked in the nineteen eighties. But like I've until this point, no one in Italy had even noticed that he's seventy three years old now and when people realize that they're kind of like. Kind of disgusted at least some of them I mean mostly the people who already didn't like. Berlusconi. The left thought she was great. She became you know. An idol of the left for speaking out and for Berlusconi himself. He's taking it all in stride me. I said I got to got sick a gay. He actually said it's better to love women than to be gay. An open letter from his wife to the entire. Italian. People isn't going to be enough to get this guy to look in the mirror but don't worry there's more reckonings on the way. Cats out of the back Silvio's of bed of a dirty old man and at this point in the story Italy's just starting to realize that but trust me Sylvia's depravity knows no bounds. Oh, it gets so much dirtier new episodes of Bunda come out every week. But if you want to know what happened at Sylvia's most notorious Boo Boo Party Aka, the party that was the beginning of the end for him you don't have to wait because right now you can binge all eight episodes at free by joining wondering plus in the wondering APP download the APP Today. Basically equal army. Feel. It's the summer of two, thousand, nine, three months after Silvio. Berlusconi's wife told the whole world that he sicko and Brimstone on the phone planning a little get together with a friend by the name of GM Paulo Darren Dini Tarantini's brought thirty different women to the Prime Minister's Palace in Rome. But this time he's bringing escort named Patrizia the Dario. Now breaking an escort to the prime minister is nothing new after all Tarantini's a pimp like literally opinion what's new here is what Patrizio did that is carrying in her purse on not in a second said. Vesper Tracy herself in the documentary Silvio forever. She remembers the first time she went to the prime minister's residence in Rome. It was just her and the prime minister. And twenty other girls later, she'd write that in her extensive professional experience normal orgy protocol calls for a roughly equal distribution of men and women. My first impression was that I was in a Harem she says. Earliest going picks her up from the group immediately, he introduces himself he tells her she's cute. He starts telling jokes, singing songs dedicating them to her. He shows the video of him at a g eight conference or his recent meeting with George W Bush off sexy foreplay. Then he gets serious with Patrizio Allah. He tells her you don't trust men anymore. I'll make you understand that not all men are the same I'll come get you with my private plane and make you understand that some men are different. He asks her to spend the night and betrays. Sure. And that's when she unzips her purse reaches inside. Presses. Record. Seriously, she records the whole night. Berlusconi, tells her he wants her to take a shower I but she should wait for him in the big bet the Dario asks which bed. Putin's. Putin SPEC. It's a giant bed that sleeps five gift from the leader who's become Berlsconi's numero uno friend on the world stage. What happened next the Dario later tells the BBC confirms that Berlusconi is indeed not like other men. Lately, this dog on it's as if he's from a different planet seeing he's full of life. He's more energy than a person of his age should. They go at it for eight hours. Thanks to a magic elixir. The prime minister got from a physician. He calls Dr Fuck Anini. So what happens next I? Know you're probably leaning forward in your seat just waiting for it does the sex tape come out and take down the prime minister. Course the fuck not. As it over. Three months. Later, a friend of BELUS CONEY called. He promised to put me forward as a candidate for the European elections. Immediately gave him my CV, and he said there was no time to waste. The tape does come out to the public and nothing happens the Prime Minister's banging twenty girls out of time in his official residence and most Italians or like. Those great. That means he's healthy enough to serve. We love this guy. Just, as this random guy, the BBC did he's ninety years old getting his haircut in a reporters like, Hey, do do Berlusconi's sex scandals. Bother you steam. Okay. I respect ten because he likes winning the guys. I don't feel like winning everyone likes women. So even though Veronica. Has Worn the country that they've got a Silvio problem. There are still plenty of Italians who just don't care. They've heard her tell them to look in the mirror and they did and they're like, so yeah okay. What's the problem because let's face it they see this stuff on tv every single night you know I moved to Italy in ninety six, which was a short time after release cody really came into power and you know here I'm kind of very naive American from the Midwest. Going to have this great time here and I'm newly married all these idealistic things and I turned on the television I'm going to learn Italian watching Italian TV, and flipping through the channels and I'm thinking, Oh, I must be up in the upper seven hundred, eight hundred channels here. You know what? I'm seeing a lot of what's really like salt would be soft porn. It's like, would you if you're a hotel room and you get up to the higher channels you're thinking oh my gosh. Let's get down to the news channels and they realize these are the news channel. One show in particular. Cotonou. Does attention a hard hitting news show called STREET SOUTH LEARN NOT Strip. The News Street to the not I think broke some of the biggest most important news stories probably of the eighties and nineties. Early, two thousands with a lot of the other news programs just weren't doing breaking news, but they always did it for some reason with these women are at the side they would tell these stories it would have these interviews and then there'd be like a log always a blond and a Brunette on a swing with short skirts in their panty showing and things like that. For no reason, it was a smart programme without that people would have watched it anyway, and it always amazed me that you needed to have such a great news program Dressed up with his saw, it was really soft porn with a lot of it was. There was this beautiful model wearing. Kind of a Thong. Sort of thing that dipped down below her navel and fraud and it was a thong back and. They had string of garlic that was very phallic kind of attached to a bill. There was no question about what it was representing and she's crawling across the floor. She was a woman of color she's crawling across the floor and kind of following this Phallic. Garlic Strand, and then the host of the show kind of lift up the garlic and cheese lifted up with it, and they have the sort of bizarre conversation with this is to introduce a breaking news story. Hardy. It, didn't always used to be like this NPR journalists Sylvia Jolie arrived in Italy in nineteen, sixty eight, almost three decades before Barbie Nadeau. I've been asking myself you know for a long time. How is it possible that a country that in the nineteen seventies had one of Europe's most vibrant feminist movements? How could it could degrade into one of the most sexist? Countries in the West it's over Torah question because to her the answer is obvious. Silvio. Berlusconi I. Remember that during those years many of my friends in Europe and and and Americans when they came to Italy they told me how shocked they were by the sheer quantity of exposed female flesh in advertising and magazine covers and and they saw on TV shows. And you know everywhere you looked you saw these sort of grotesque vulgar creatures inflated silicone bodies. They're using out of plunging necklines and tottering. Stiletto heels that was the image of the young Italian woman that you saw everywhere, and in fact, the number of women on TV were in seen. In that way, we're totally inversely proportional to the number of women. They were ever management or in politics in Italy and the image of the showgirl was at the time the the number one role model for young. Italian. Women showgirls. According to the polls number one role model for young Italian women. This is an audition for girls who want to be on one umbrellas donis networks. It's being held in the Food Court of an Italian shopping mall and hundreds of spectators packed in watching girls vie for a spot on television. Edition the host asked girls. Why do they want to be a showgirl? One girl replies I want a job by like and I wanNA marry a soccer player. And bats the dream. Two ways to go about it. For one of the thousands of beauty pageants and TV auditions round Italy or Party with the prime minister. And that brings us back to Bunga Bunga the punchline to a racist joke. And also. Then name Berlusconi uses for the sex parties. He hosts for all these women to show up in entertain him and his mostly older male friends. I got see Silvio says these get the idea that they are in front of men that can decide their destiny women's show up and keep showing up because they're desperate for opportunities. Don't believe me my name is Amber Battilana Gutierez. I am a model based in New York right now at the moment, I am from Torino in Italy where I was born grow up and then I left when it was nineteen years old the reason hombre Gutierrez, when she was nineteen, that's the other side of Bunga Bunga. She just want beauty contests when she got a call from early scones friend and news anchor Emilio Fede Emilio Cold. Again, we'd like to invite you and to like you know celebrate your victory and I was like Oh this is great. He invites her to dinner come from nothing I was like okay maybe this is something good. He sends her a car. And I was like, okay, we're going to Milan probably we're going to have dinner with a mini fetter. So is driving in a fall asleep and when she wakes up, she's in place she's never seen before when I wake up I'm in huge courtyard of the house of huge Villa Agassi, it's nighttime, but I can see like a huge Philo would lights. Out like where where are we? Sure you have guess. We'll go inside that party with Ambra next time on PGA bunker. From this episode five of Eight of Bunga Bunga, the next episode will be out in a week. But if you WANNA listen right now, all eight episodes are available wondering plus. 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The Kiss of Death | 8
"Then. Demand. This song is called nostalgia for Milan song that longs for the sleek Romantic Milan of a bygone era. Remember Milano Deborah A- town. So cool. You could drink it up a town like that. Liked it suits like liked it's women dark and double-breasted. That Milan is where young would-be cruise-ship crooner named Silvio Berlusconi got his start in real estate where he made his fortune. But unfortunately that Milan. Is Dead. On the. Connor. Here's the Milan of today. The song is called Milano Sushi and coke, and that's not even the good coke anymore they're cutting share with Novacaine baby laxatives. Now Milan is struggling it's in a recession and in the spring of two thousand eleven, it's getting ready to elect a new mayor and Berlusconi wants to make sure his candidate gets elected and when the chips are down Sylvia's good and knowing which buttons to push his loyal base. When and out blame immigrants learn no point. Put it. Even Tara when she Islamic. Milan cannot become an Islamic city. He, says Gypsy town full of Roma camps, a town full of quote non e you foreigners who could someday get the right to vote known cradle keep him no. She owned up. To build a mosque in an no stretchy he says I don't think it's a priority for the people of Milan to see beautiful mosque built in our city. Because now in Italy Berlusconi's facing another crisis in addition to the economic one millions of refugees from North Africa in the Middle East. In Silvio knows that many Italians. Aren't happy about it. The PORT OF LUMP BID USA hosts, thousands of Tunisians more than twenty thousand caves since January sleeping outdoors and without access to sanitary facilities. That's NPR correspondent extraordinaire Sylvia Jolie reporting in two thousand eleven. La Has a population of five, thousand, five, hundred when I got there. There were six thousand migrants on the island. Berluconi wants to show Italians that he cares about this complicated problem that he's a man of action. So he had south to lot. Vegas. donal he's homebuilder. Joey remember seeing Berlusconi's speech that day. I was there and he held a press conference. And he started going to so many people when I'm Oh, you're going to have great business. Don't worry I'm going to stimulate business. We're going to have tour to become a great place to buy a villa here. Basically, he's big president was that he was going to buy villain lump reduce it was extraordinary was shocking. He also promises he'll kick out all the refugees within days and he says he's nominating Lampedusa for the Nobel peace. Prize. Hot Day up the typical Berlusconi playbook big promises few real solutions turn the attention on himself only now, not working one local woman tells Pacelli what she thinks. He has to take his mask off. He's making fun of us. Lampedusa is full of problems. He is not addressed. He's a buffoon and it shameful. The southern Italians don't WanNa Nobel Prize and they don't want Berlusconi as a neighbor, they want him to do something. Berlusconi's basis deserting him and it's actually not because of the thousands of north Africans entering the country. Now, they're pissed off about one single north, African immigrant in particular the one Berlusconi's been hosting in his villa from time to time a Moroccan girl whose real name is Karima El Merukh. But. Everyone in Italy knows her as Ruby the heart stealer. There's also I think a threat of subtle racism on in the Ruby Scandal. That's journalist. Barbie. Nadeau that a lot of people who really idolize Berlusconi. Didn't necessarily want him to be associating with. Moroccan girls or African girls and I think that that hurt him a little bit in terms of his followers. After years of false starts and delays. Berlusconi's trial for paying for sex with Ruby when she was a minor and for abusing his power is finally underway. Chaser crew. The see schooling all rise the matter of the people of Italy, versus Silvio Berlusconi is now in session. Community still at present TERRESA. Cassini. And the prosecutor is Ilda the red. Bocassini. Listen Up FELLAS. Today we have a new manscaping product alert manscaping just released the weed whacker nose and ear hair trimmer. Thank the Lord. We'll take a look in the mirror. Go I guarantee. You're going to see some hairs sticking out of those knows holes, and if you can't see it in your mirror, look at your view mirror and your car, that's where you really realize that you're like Teen Wolf Manscaping is here to help you out there weed whacker nose and ear hair trimmer provides propietors. I can't even spell I'm so I'm so frazzled thinking of a man with no nose hairs I can't even pronounce this. 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He says after dinner sometimes, we went downstairs to a theater or my kids used to have a dance floor for nothing more than a fun little burlesque show. The fact that these so-called witnesses said they dressed up as policemen. That's true. It was a competition. Eastern women are exhibitionists. He says, these are show business women they're challenging each other to a little competition. Also. Offer. I watched I had fun. I'll do it again, and in case you don't believe him. He's got backup Dunga attendees who will vouch for his version. Did, she magnus WanNa, Finish Soi we did erotic shows but with no sexual purpose. Okay. Then the reporter asks is Berlusconi paying you you thought. Moment the research. Mobile. He's helped me many times she says seeing is there's an economic crisis happening November molly and gate you'll. Know what. Crime and going to dinner with your boss. Thirteen I thought my non-performing been your. Engine it on young there's a line of women. Outside the courthouse just waiting to testify about how kind generous and squeaky clean the prime minister is. And as for Berlusconi himself, he just shrugs the whole thing off. You'll do the red. He tells the press is just jealous because she wasn't invited to the Bunga Bunga Room, and besides Sylvia's busy, he insisted he is a country to run which actually isn't going so great. Many. Problems. That's John Michael Thwaite former editor of the economist, and now the editor in chief of Bloomberg. Much debt, it had all the problems of of. All things. Biggest problem is nothing really happened. None of other skating the guy has not kept his promises not to the Italian people, not to the European Union and because of that the other leaders of Europe. Didn't together respect him. Absolutely front of that was. The Chancellor of Germany she and Silvio. Don't see eye to eye on much of anything was rude to court. So you've been reached a things behind a Mickelson. It's talking about the rumor that Silvio called Merckel an unflappable Lard Ass. Turns out she'd have the last laugh because Italy needs Germany which means that Silvio needs. Angela. Is a financial crisis strains all of Europe. It's Germany, the biggest and most successful economy in the EU who holds the purse strings for countries like Italy. On the evening of November second two thousand eleven Silvio Berlusconi's a long way from the boom boom room he's trapped in a cabinet meeting in. Rome. Berlusconi's do at the G. Twenty summit in France. The next morning, he's supposed to present a plan tomorrow for how he's GonNa turn Italy's situation around Silvio needs to show that Italy will be more fiscally responsible. Otherwise, the whole country could be screwed debt default mass unemployment with the papers are calling a potential monetary meltdown. Sylvia's got what he thinks is a pretty good plan but. He can't keep zone frigging house in order his cabinet, which has always been a bunch of yes. Men are suddenly revolting. They smell blood in the water there I in one another imagining what would happen if Berlusconi word fail who take over. Meanwhile Berlusconi's like guys focused. I need this done before tomorrow but they refused he walks out of the cabinet meeting empty-handed, and now he's going to have to face the other world leaders in the morning with nothing. What's He gonNa Tell Angle Merckel what's he gonNa tell the leader of France Nicolas Sarkozy Oh Bhamas going to be there. What's he gonNa say to him at the dog ate his austerity budget. Silvio is about to find himself in a situation. He can't spend his way out. Can. We get support on this podcast from cores. Seltzer which isn't your average seltzer. It's so like refreshing and not too sweet I'm going off script here you guys but I'm just trying to be honest with you. It's I. 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Inside the room, Angela Merkel and French Prime Minister Nicolas. Sarkozy are waiting. This is at the g twenty conference in. November two thousand eleven, let's go biographer Alan Friedman circles e wanted to get the IMF to put precautionary loan. Of Up to eighty billion dollars offer him a loan a lifeline. Maybe this won't be so hard after all actually. It's what it looks like if Berlusconi accepted that basically the troika would have taken over. Italy meaning the IMF, the European Commission and Central Bank there wasn't a plot, but it was a desire to force British from power. The idea of needing a loan from the International Monetary Fund, which is basically the lender of last resort for failing countries is humiliating for Berlusconi. It was a bloody moment in world finance and politics other leaders in Europe have been given the same offer of help during this difficult time and they've survived the humiliation. But Berlusconi won't. Sarkozy knows it Merckel knows it in fact all the leaders of Europe plus the United States have joined forces to use this proposal as a way to four spurlock skinny power. Because if he accepts the loan he's done. If he turns it down. He's also done. It's a moment that would come to be known as the kiss of death. I want you to imagine a match lighting long fuse. That's the European debt crisis. It Burns through Greece Spain Portugal and van that fuse hits a barrel full of gasoline. That's Italy. Italy's more volatile, more flammable, more explosive because of Bunga Bunga Bunga Bunga. Thing mattered symbolically because it presented an image of a totally reckless and frivolous person who lost any kind of self control any self regard and was completely ignoring the business of the country while pursuing these crazy dreams of sexual omnipotence. Become an embarrassment and he wasn't doing any good at that time in the euro crisis in Italy was very vulnerable face. It had more debt than anyone else. It was very exposed number ways and that precise moment. Being led. A clown did not seem a good idea. I think made the difference just nine days after the kiss of death. fusible cease go away. After supporting him at the ballot box for nearly two decades. The Italian people had nothing but anger thousands gathered outside the presidential palace in central Rome to witness Berlusconi handover his resignation to join. I will never forget all my journalists standing outside of the President's palace the criminality on the night that Berlusconi arrived to hand in his resignation, and it was packed with people and there was a an acapella choir singing Allah Luhya. This bizarre backdrop. That's when soon to be former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi pulls up who when his black limousine pulled up. All of these people were throwing coins a lot of an old lira but but coins at his car during coins a crooked politician is a right of passage in Italy. It's what crowds did to Berlusconi's partner in crime Bettino Craxi when he was. Driven. From office remember him could just hear the pelting of the coins on his armored vehicle as he drove up into the presidential palace he was there I don't know forty five minutes handed in his resignation and his car drove you never really saw him except to the flash of the camera lights kind of lit up the inside of his darkened car. There is one photo that shows his face. In that moment his lips are thin and blue in turn down he looks stunned. He's holding up a hand to wave at the crowd. But he's not actually waiving. It's like it was just a reflex. His hand shot up there before he caught himself in realized these people are cheering for me. Not Anymore. Not, such a gorgeous piece of ASS. Anymore. Just, unthinkable Laras. He wasn't able to keep the happy. You know you think about bread and circuses that the the ancient emperors used to make sure the people had their entertainment and had their food and had their basic needs and and everything else would be fine. Bread and circuses keep the people fed. Keep them entertained. and. You can do pretty much whatever you want go. Throw saw. All the. loader heals say to. God, love this song. It's from an album called true love and it's Co written by Silvio Berlusconi Berlusconi releases the album ten days after his resignation. It's like he wants to remind Italy I'm still here for you baby even though we're not together anymore, you'll always have a special place in my heart. he means it by the way I'm in the coming years Berlusconi will keep running for office who keep trying to get people to vote for him just one last time, but I'll never take power back again. Stay. But like a bad break up, he keeps popping back up into Italy's life. 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Dot Com. Say. Your attempted to Yary interrogatory will be deportable Naledi. Milano testimony is back at the Milan courthouse. It's May twenty thirteen. BERLSCONI's been out of power for two years. Italians, might have thought their affair with Berlusconi was done but well turns out ruby the heart steelers trial. It's like Herbie's man just when you think it's gone away boom nother flare up. uncomfortable. After. Dragging on the trial for literally years. Italians. are on the edge of their seats because they're finally get to see ruby the heart stealer take the stand. Well my friends the whole Disgusting Sordid Scandal is about to climax. Almost woman. It's hard to hear, but that's ruby taking the oath. She gives her real name good model. One of them, but it didn't look. Model. Karima El Merukh she was ten years old when she came to Italy from Morocco with her family by the time she was fourteen. She'd run away from home and was bouncing around Italy's juvenile courts and working as a nightclub dancer. Now in court, she looks glamorous in a black sweater black pants and a grey scarf the prosecutor asks her. Louis going did you ever have intimate intercourse with Silvio Berlusconi in Ruby response? But Ruby is willing to describe what went on during those innocent burlesque competitions in the Bunga Bunga Room you the bulletin thorough. Somewhere dressed like nurses she says one like none but there was one costumed Ruby didn't recognize until much later. It involved a bright red wig, a black robe. Field. Russell. Cassini Magistrate Ilda Boo Cassini. Yeah one of the costumes the girls could dress up as was the lead magistrate on the Ruby Gate Trial I'm guessing Silvio's never been to therapy, but he ever was I would kill to sit in on the session where they talked about how he had a young woman dress up is ill to the red for the sex games. It was like I'm coming to get you and he was like, no, you're not. She's years I am and he was like, no, no, no, and she was like bad bad boy and. I mean I've been on for ever. It was hot. I know that's fine. Happen but journalist Barbie Nadeau has a theory. So be release going always had a strange relationship with powerful women. and. I think when you look at an investigating magistrate or a someone with her power that was able to sort of look him in the eye and say I'm not afraid of you. You can't sexualize me I've got crimes against you. I know what you've done wrong and I'm going to bring you down and I think that he looked at her and he couldn't win her. Over. He couldn't conquer her. She was a woman that he couldn't have. He couldn't convince couldn't take her out for a drink and say listen can't we talk about this? She was too strong for him. No seriously ill to the red really is too strong for him because when the Ruby verdict comes in Berlusconi is actually convicted of soliciting sex from a minor an abuse of power. He sentenced to seven years in prison and he's banned from public office. For Life. Coach Lee. I think at this point to the red needs a new nickname mother justice. That's what the song is called. It gets played on national TV the night of the verdict niggles mother justice she looks down with big is. I'd Silvio. Erdal. Brew Tall. And what does Ilda Bocassini mother justice herself have to say about all this? Not Not, a damn thing because she's hard core other justice doesn't have time for interviews k. she's not doing blogs Sh- not doing podcasts just know she's out there somewhere hunting down evildoers right and wrongs she's got your back. And Silvio. After the verdict is announced, the Italian news keeps playing this old clip of him from a few years earlier. In a shoe. Majority of cattle. Told you. I'm the most persecuted man by the judiciary and all the history of the entire world. Overestimated over per separately he says he's spent over two hundred, million euros on judges. He says, he totally tries to correct his slip. The lawyers lawyers lavar lawyers mandate Lloyd. But it's too late. The audience is already laughing. At Silvio Liberal Hyun and maintain. The persecution naturally continues. Except for a guy who feels like he's the most persecuted person in human history has life's pretty sweet. He may not run Italy anymore, but he still reg richer than when this all started. When he first ran for office, he was worth a paltry hundred million dollars and after twenty five years in public service, he's worth six, point, six, billion he's jetting around the world on a private plane he's hanging on his yacht with his twenty nine year old girlfriend. Sounds like the ending straight out of one of his TV show was right. except. That's not the at. On a sunny. Day In May of twenty fourteen in Milan Silvio Berlusconi pulls up in front of a nursing home for Alzheimer's patients he's their performance court mandated community service as it turns out that the ruby conviction. Doesn't stick he's managed to get it overturned on appeal after chasing Berlusconi for decades the best the magistrates ever get him on is a tax charged dozens of charges of corruption bribery, abuse of power sex with minors. It's a tax charge that finally sticks. He doesn't even get prison time Silvio is sentenced to community service. Okay. I. Mean I give up at this. Slick Better than nothing I guess. Follows him in it sneaks some cell phone footage of the scene. It's music time in the lounge area as an accordion plays for the patients pro-moscow. Any sits back at a table by the vending machines wearing a white lab coat. He smiles chats with the patients. Two elderly women approach him and he doesn't even stand up he just. Out His hand through the grainy shaky cell phone footage. It looks like they're there to kiss his ring. One last time. And for one brief moment. He's emperor again. And got a hand to the guy. He knows how to make people love him. That's it guys the end of the road and I know what you're thinking Jeeze, only in Italy right? Because story like this could never happen anywhere else and definitely not here. The Bay is. And Don't be. The zero. Through Get the ball in control. Takes. As long as ever. From wondering this is the final episode of Bunga Bunga I'm your host Whitney. Cummings I I a podcast called good for you if you don't know that by now. You just don't listen to me when I speak. Benjamin Gray wrote this story associate producer is Guglielmo Mattioli additional reporting by Julia Alanya production assistance from Melissa Dwayne. Yes. 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Dirty Hands | 3
"It's the summer of two, thousand fifteen and the five foot five Silvio Berlusconi is barreling down a dark hallway in the basement of his one. Hundred forty five room mansion. He's got his home uniform on today Black Blazer, black mock turtleneck and super intense Suntan. He's got a smile on onto because he's giving a talk journalist, Friedman. Of A hundred and fifty hours video interviews with. County which turned into a ninety minute documentary. The documentary has got a very Berlusconi title. It's called my way Friedman's been visiting villa's Kony's mansion since the mid, eighties. Remember. That first time he had lunch in his villa I attended there were about ten of us a lunch mostly journalists and his CEO. And at the end of lunch, he said, I have a special treat for all of you. And he distributed boxes with ribbons and inside there was a silver gold bullet with his name Silvio Berlusconi and then he brought dump perignon champagne out and started having his waiters his liveried domestic servants pour champagne into the silver goblets. This latest visit though Berlusconi has something else he wants to show Allen Friedman his art collection. It's full of masterpieces like this portrait of another Italian leader. Benito Mussolini. Berlusconi shoves it away from the camera. Food. Don't film. This guy's he says it's dangerous. Okay. All right. Let's start again. Take to. His collection is full of masterpieces like this painting of Berlusconi bathed in sunlight arms out stretched like he's soaking up a never ending round of applause or periods again now in a superman costume. Changes. He's got three hundred portraits of himself. He says all sent by fans. He's going to have an exhibition one day he says, he also shows off one of the few works of art that isn't a picture of him. Or Polio It's an engraving of a medieval knight giving his cloak to a beggar at his feet. This is Saint Martin of Tours. The man Berluconi's palace is named after. That's right the sprawling Villa San. Martino. With its Swimming Pools Tennis Courts fountains and helipads is named after I'm dead serious here the patron saint of beggars. Berlusconi's got time. For Irony. He's got a tour to give. He leads the crew into a small chapel and flip switch. Boosted the. An organ begins to play. The music is somber reflective but burlesque scrawny can't stop moving is nudging rearranging the photos on the altar and the urns containing the ashes of his parents and late sister. They're dead. Now he explains. And then onto more art, these next pieces he keeps behind a locked. Iron Rain. REMBRANDT. Titian. Rafael Alan Freeman oohs and Ahs on Q. Smiling and nodding but you get the feeling. He's just playing along like he's heard this all before. A lot of powerful and world leaders Oligarchy Salubrious County? Is Open to flattery. He tells the same jokes and anecdotes The first time the very funny. The second time you smile the third time it becomes repetitive. The fourth time you notice people rolling their eyes because they also heard it for five times. So he he's he's a self centered person. He's very interested in talking about himself more than other subjects. Like a lot of men of our I've known and what might some of those other subjects be the ones he doesn't like talking about Well. We could start with how he got all this priceless art. The, furniture, the villa itself that story begins with an orgy. Followed by killing. Followed by a robbery, the robbery is how the future prime minister came to own all this. It's not something Berlusconi likes to talk about but sorry, Dude, you're in the government now but people talk about isn't up to you anymore and the attention you're going to be getting it ain't. All love. This episode is brought to you by spotify. spotify is home to the world's music and podcasts. So there's something for literally whatever you are into whether it's eighties, power ballads zoning out with songs to power the sole or experiencing a rise to power on Bunga. Bunga. spotify is where music meets podcasts. spotify listening is everything. From wondering I'm Whitney Cummings and this Bunga Bunga. Old. Man Dunes. Be Mount Blues the whole above. All This is episode three of our eight part series. Dirty hands. The year is one, thousand, nine, hundred, seventy, and the Italian starlet. Ana Fellow Reno is rolling around with a couple of new friends the on an island not too far from raw the locals call the place Orgy Island. This is where Italian VIP's nobility billionaires come for over the top sex parties hosted by the STARLET ANA. It's like the sight of some of the most famous orgies in Italian history, which if we're including Kalis really saying something. Word in. Rome is that ANA has the first breast implants ever done in Italy and right now those breast implants are the very able hands of a couple twenty-something men than on a picked up while skinny dipping at the beach all my niece, the Viviana stitchery. Kiss on US eyes flicker up the mirrors that line the wall of the room. She sees her own reflection and that of the man on top of her and behind those reflections a dark silhouette. Watching. The Marquee Camilo Cassatt these Stampa in his forties with thinning slicked back hair cigarette burning between his fingers on smoked her husband watching behind the one way glass. He had this room built. So he could watch his wife get with other lovers. The marquee loves it. Until the night of August thirtieth nineteen. Seventy. When he doesn't anymore. He's jealous of her falling in love with someone else. What he does that night makes headlines around the world. It causes such a scandal. Italian media is still obsessed almost fifty years. Later, there's a very dateline ask Italian show called Rome secret cities that did a whole special about it. The first two gunshots are for ANA he hits her the arm and the chest her boyfriend is shot in the back. Then in the head out of his mind, Camilo approaches his wife and shoots her in the throat one more time than he reload. Perhaps the gun against an armchair pulls the trigger and his head use Claudette. Explodes. So you got the orgy, you've got the killing. Now it's time for me to tell you about the robbery enter a short bug-eyed attorney named Chesnay Array Previti. Professor Alexander steeler remembers guys got a it kind of common joke grow expression about Previti say Sydell Kenosha amputee which rhymes in Italian. So in other words Previti, if you know him, you avoid him, there's a photo of privacy from around this time. The early seventies it looks like a police surveillance photo and grainy black and white Previti's got on big sunglasses and a white blazer with. Tie Black Pants as he crosses a sunny st his hair is close cropped. T looks like an assassin from seventies film but he's not an assassin at least not one that kills people with goners? Bare. Hands. No. He's a lawyer Oh you know projects the image of a tough determined Rome lawyer somebody who don't mess with the kind of person where you know if you got into a rear end or with his car, you feel like you'd have weeks and months of misery because he would pursue you to the ends of the Earth to win his point in the early Seventies. One of private clients is the recently orphaned nineteen year old daughter of the Marquee Kazadi stumper. After, the murder suicide of the marquee, the girl inherits her father's title, his priceless art collection and his ancestral home, the villa San Martino at our quarter outside Milan to us. Oh, this property, but she also gives Previti's. Specific instructions don't sell the library don't sell the picture collection. She tells that to Previti her lawyer then she takes off to Brazil to get away from the media attention and agree for parents in peace and leaves her lawyer to sell the place according to her instructions. I mean what could possibly go wrong previti meanwhile has begun to develop a business relationship with Sylvia bilas coney and sees Bros Coney is a very up coming entrepreneur who is going to be an important figure on the Italian business. Scene. And Bells Goni who is beginning to develop his persona as figure to be reckoned with figures that owning an important aristocratic villa would be suitable to someone who was becoming one of Italy's leading entrepreneurs and is interested in buying this villa and probity proposes to the heiress that she's sell the property to Berlusconi without disclosing that he has a massive conflict of interest that he's working for both people and that at this point most to this eggs or in the Berlusconi. Basket. SPOCK DINU law and that's Vittorio Dotti. Berlusconi's other lawyer and he's saying that she's sorry. Previti is a mountain breaker. Sure but that expression really translates to an English but I'm pretty sure he means that private knows exactly how to make shit happen for Silvio and he does whatever it takes to put a differently famous expression. Dotty remembers about Berlusconi's legal one, two punch looked. The failing early if DOTTY is the head of legal affairs and Previti is the head of the illegal ones. So Previti the mountain breaker gets his client villa for the price of a Milan studio apartment. Bean t phase key, he gets the frescoes, the chapel, the antique furniture, the art Berlitz Berlusconi gets it all because Previti he disregards her request that the library and the picture collection be excluded the picture collection. As I recall has some important Venetian and Lombard are in the itself would be worth far more than the asking price of the whole thing and top it off. They took years and years to actually pay the woman the ridiculously low price that she was given. In fact, the young heiress had to keep paying taxes on the property for the first six years Berlusconi lived there. So. That's the robbery we're talking about. Even if it wasn't illegal, it was outrageous. The villa at our corey becomes synonymous with Berlusconi it's his own personal, White, house the public symbol of his success. Let's return. To Keep That he says, the villa's so famous because it's a symbol of how Berlusconi's private life in his business life merged together. He pulse parties there but he also holds meetings there. He doesn't leave because Titas doesn't half to people come to him. It's where he gathered his family and associates tell them. He was running for office and it's where after he wins the election, the whole gang celebrates not that they needed to throw a party there were already there. They don't WanNA cheat on. Life, at our Corey was a constant dinner party. Vittorio Dotti says we were always there. Then in May. Of Nineteen ninety-four Berlusconi becomes prime minister and that means less time for team Silvio at our Koray? because. There are going to be spending more time in the nation's capital. If Milan is the business and financial capital of the country, Rome is longtime political capital. Berlusconi will spend plenty of time does villa in our Koray but he's running the country. Now he's got to go to Roma he's got shit to do. Berluconi's first order of business is to stop the anti-corruption crackdown known as Operation Clean Hands, and he has an idea. He calls up Antonio DP, throw the magistrate WHO's been running clean hands. DIPIETRO has been a thorn in Berlusconi side for years. Now now, Berlusconi's got him on the phone. I need to talk to you dipietro remembers him saying. People don't every be Sonia deeper? We need to meet dipietro was already enrolled on business. He's investigating a bribery their. Solo. Like I said, if you're going to be bubby. So sure why not dipietro goes to meet Berlusconi and when he gets there. He finds the press waiting for him for Lescoe knees tip them off to the meeting Saugus over. Eighty eight throw the walks up the stairs and that's when he sees the sign on the door brevity law firm and burlesque. Berlusconi Previti Berlusconi's whole gang is sitting there waiting for him three. Would if I didn't mean Easter they'll you know do you want to be the minister of the interior they ask him to which dipietro says. No in or not you? Know. DIPIETRO does not join Berlusconi's cabinet. Be You have to wonder if that was ever the point or was the point just to get Mr Clean. To walk into the offices of one of the shadiest lawyers in Rome with all the media there to see. Berluconi. And dipietro's rivalry is not over. It'll take more than that to derail the magistrates fighting corruption. It was like watching too fast moving trains heading down the same track. You knew there was GonNa be a collision and one of them was gonNA get knocked off the tracks. K., if you're anything like me. You're looking to freshen up your snack game. I've been snacking for six months straight. 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It's a game Changer Bunga Bunga is brought to you by soulmates AMC's new series from the emmy winning writer of Black Mirror and stranger things. Two of the best shows ever made set fifteen years in the future. So mates tell six different stories were a life changing scientific discovery gives people the ability to uncover. soulmate if you could take testifying them, would you would if you were married what if they were a world away? No choice is free from life's deepest Consequences Mullen Ackerman Charlie Heaton Sarah Snook in Bill Scars Guards Star in soulmates premiering Monday October fifth at ten PM on AMC. July of Nineteen ninety-four Silvio Berlusconi has been prime minister for three months. He's hosting his first major international summit in Naples. The leaders of the most powerful nations are there. He poses for photos and Black Tie with bill and Hillary Clinton British Prime Minister. John Major and with French President Francois Mitterrand. Berlusconi swept into office with the promise of a new Italian miracle. A, less corrupt more efficient government with more economic opportunity. And tonight surrounded by the leaders of the biggest richest nations on earth it feels like his coming out party. Arrived as a world leader But this the summit winds down the Italian. Headlines. Aren't talking about what an amazing host he was. No they're talking about his brother Paolo and how he's facing corruption charges. The timing of the charges adds up to a giant fuck you from the magistrates pursuing Berlsuconi. There's going to try to tell the country move along nothing to see here people he tells a reporter. Michael. Is. This issue. I. Don't have a conflict of interest I'm looking out for everyone's interests and I'm part of everyone. So naturally, I'm also looking out for myself, but the problem is it's not only his brother. They're also zeroing in on other members of his inner circle, the charges, rampant bribery and misappropriation of funds for political purposes, Berlusconi can't keep pretending there's no story here. So, he tries a different approach girls you. Got A bit. He's just like Chaim. Your. List. This is at a press conference and Berlusconi's screaming about all the lies the media's telling about him. I have the right to accuse to say shame to those who lie about me because the truth is completely different. Berlusconi's determined to stop these intrusive investigations. I mean, he's the God Damn Prime Minister runs. The government shouldn't that mean he gets control of WHO the country investigates. So his next move is pure one hundred proof Berlusconi. I. Robot. Trump. He waits for the right moment. The Night of July Fourteenth Nineteen ninety-four Italy Beats Bulgaria in the World Cup quarter-finals. Fans all over Italy, go out and streets to celebrate their distracted. And that's when Berlusconi announces a new decree. Operation Clean Hands is over any politician businessman awaiting trial is free thousands accused of bribery are released from prison including his brother. And the magistrates can no longer issue arrest warrants for most kinds of government fraud. That night, the people of Italy respond. Celebrating the soccer victory. The decree got a catchy name from its critics save a thief decree. Nice Move Right Classic Burlesque Ghani in the past, it might have actually worked, but unfortunately, it turns out that running a country and running a corporation are not the same thing because after the partying dies down and the public pays attention to what he's done there's so much outrage that Berlusconi has to rescind the decree. And things are about to get even worse in November nineteen, ninety-four prosecutors in Milan, and now that Berlusconi himself is wanted for questioning in their bribery investigation. Berlusconi pushes back with everything. He's got through his loyal on air commentators like his Attack Dog. Vittorio. Garbage. Project. Hey my second. Eighty. Eight. Nine thousand mines EP. Saying Berlusconi's enemies want to see him dead because Berlusconi's rich. In another spicy appearance scarves says that Milan magistrates are all murderers who should go to church and pray for all the people they've killed. Hot Take but all of Berlusconi's firepower isn't turning the page. Berlusconi's candidates lose in the local election kind of like when president loses the midterms now, Berlusconi's own allies in parliament are beginning to wonder if bet on the wrong guy. Story. Pretty Soon I just did. My friends. One of them says on the floor of parliament, we have a problem the man making the laws is also benefiting from them. Berlusconi's sitting right there in the chamber listening to this guy, he's glaring heads all cocked to one side. He must be thinking they're calling me corrupt got to do something about this. He needs to fight back and he starts with Antonio Di Pietro Mister Clean. Berlusconi has a plan to make him look not so clean anymore but let's go in Oakland but already got Berlusconi either Bai's you. Black males you the carrot or the stick that's Antonio Di Pietro, talking the magistrate in charge of operation clean hands, and ever since he turned down, Berlusconi's offer for a cabinet position DP, throw hasn't stopped investigating corruption. He's kicking ass and it's working. dipietro is a bona fide national hero people wear DP soccer jerseys. They sing chance about him at Soccer Games in the stadium where Berlusconi's own team plays. For Berlusconi, cannot continue Berluconi's been in power for about six months. When he lets dipietro know about some information he's got on him years later, dipietro would discuss the dirt Berlusconi hat on. Thumbing. Engage. But he calls a delicate point in his life back before he started his work in. Milan dipietro asked a friend for an interest free loan. Here's the problem. The friend works for a Guy Dipietro investigating. Monthly fee she fishing. Yet throw admits if I had to go back I would make different choices but when I did those things I, did them in good faith. Is, what dipietro's accused of the worst thing in the world now but it doesn't matter. The scope doesn't need to put VPN throw behind bars melanoma stunted. then. Married the point. Was To stop him. de-legitimize and originally thought yet lateral pair remake. Works Story never gets out but dipietro resigns in a dramatic moment dipietro Sarah. Removes his judge's Robe and replaces it with a tie and he doesn't say a word to the press as to the reason he's resigning. So. Berlusconi gets to control the public narrative. The resignation is proof. The clean hands was a witch hunt all along. Just more of the same politics as usual. It. Here's what Silvio should know by now you get rid of one problem. There's always something to take its place. Or some. One. So with De throwdown, it's next man up except here's a fun wrinkle for Italy's Lutheran chief the next man up. is a woman. Ilda though Red Bocassini. We. Get support from better help literally and figuratively. Whatever you've got going on right now, and we're all dealing with just a mountain of garbage in this headscarf that we're all living in at the moment better help will assess your needs and match you with your own licensed professional therapist. You guys. If you know me at all, you know I'm all I do is complain about how hard it is to go to therapy. You gotTA drive there. You got to put money in the meaner better help is amazing. You can start communicating with the therapist and under forty eight hours from your own home not a crisis line not self help it is professional counseling done securely. Line you know. So better help dot com slash Longa better h. e. l. p. joined the over one million people taking charge of their mental health with the help of an experienced professional as a listener of our show you can get ten percent off your first month better health dot com slash Banga B. U. N. G. A.. Country continue the ministry a call now one of the two zero, ninety made. His campaign announcement Silvio told Italy, they were gonNA realize a great dream together a fairer more generous Italy towards those in need more prosperous like a new Italian miracle and people believed him. But now he's been in office for six months and people are like, oh, by people in need you man. You and buy more prosperous. You really just man you. Because six months later, it's clear. His government seems just as corrupt as the one it replaced. And here's the problem. It's not just the voters who see that it's Berlusconi's allies to those poor naive gullible neo-fascist believed every word Berlusconi said, and now they're pissed so pissed with Berluconi sitting twenty feet away on the floor of parliament, they announce their out. Berlusconi's government comes crashing down after only six months, and that leaves Birlas Goni with one option. Academy. That's capitol. STATAL PHYS ED leadership. This Berlin scrawny telling parliament I resign as prime minister what the hell none of his plans worked out when he introduced a major initiative to reduce Italy's national debt, just like he promised voters protested against it. Then they protested when you try to get his friends out of jail Sylvia's first term in office has lasted just six months. His big election win in Nineteen ninety-four race before Christmas. Now, he's back to stomping around is massive villa pissed off he needs just like I can't win with these people and he's right. You really can't because when the new head of Operation Clean Hands as announced, she's an even bigger headache than the guy she replaced. Soviet dude. He would have been way better off leaving him alone because remember yielded the read the magistrate who took on the Mafia. The one who moved justly to take them down face to face when other magistrates were running for cover member her you silly goose well, Ilda Bocassini can't be bought and she can't be blackmailed either. And in the summer of Nineteen, ninety-five elder, the red finds a new line of Attack Against Silvio in his friends decades. Later, the Tornado dotty Berlusconi's former lawyer still doesn't like to talk about it. Acquitted today don't do it and. And the thing he doesn't WanNa talk about a shopkeeper names to find areas. If. She was my girlfriend he finally admits. Oh. Dear here we go. Here comes. The red takes an interest in Stefania because somehow two hundred, million lire belonging to Berlusconi's business empire winds up and Stefanie as pocket new quake. is but he thought length issue. With Christopher Maher talking to an Italian reporter. Says she shoes with Dot T. for years and her life was one dinner party after another she was kind of freaked out by how as she puts it the BIRLA Scorpions lift but does not seem different from the others in the funeral at the cloud kandebow shooter fucker. Anita. But then she says after Berlusconi's government falls apart Dottie does something strange in Atlanta chain quit of audited status buys to chests of jurors from Stephania shop. He could have had them for free, but he insists on paying with a giant check from Berlusconi's company. which is weird. DOTTY has a slightly different version of the story. He says, he lent the money to hurt to help out with some gambling debts. She was carrying all totally above board DOT says every penny logged in reported But the tax police aren't so sure in when they went to talk to Stefani sheet that leave it your new stop before she says I made a free choice of profound honesty in other words she tells them everything not just about the money dot to gave her but about all this shit, she's seen in all her time with the burlesque Onians about the bribes she saw the lavish dinner parties. Where just sorry Previti handed out stacks of cash to top judges how Previti's wife would complain about having all that cash into her fancy purses. Basically, privacy has been bribing his way to legal victory after legal victory on Berlusconi's behalf for years this all sounds brazen and extreme even for Italian, politics, the authorities aren't sure whether to believe her story Donna if I should make that the guy don't see. She says a woman is easily attacked whatever she does she's just a poor woman or as out of her mind or insane Stafani is terrified what's going to happen to her next until she meets build on the Red Lula goal polygamy settled dubbed Cassini. The most important most significant moment was when I met Elda she says she's tender and she's loyal. She's rigorous and she believes Stefania it not Roberta miniatures into his country lemieux Stefania says Ilda meticulously found all the evidence for her statements but let me tell you meticulous doesn't even begin to describe ill does Mo.. Build the reds starts looking into all the judges defined says are on the take she starts at the top run not though Squillante a judge. So powerful, it's been said no one in Italy can be convicted without his say-so Ilda puts him under surveillance she plants bugs in the ash tray of his favorite bar in listens in on his phone conversations conversations like this one between Squillante and a high powered lawyer named Pacifico. And squillante who is not very stealth about all this asks. Secret Funds. Don't name any names. Pacific was worried someone could be listening. And someone is yielded. The red is listening for the rest of Nineteen, ninety five and all of one, thousand, nine, hundred, ninety, six. She's also following judge Squillante everywhere all the way to. Switzerland. In fact where they find his emptying secret bank account. She follows the money from that account all the way back to our old friend Berlusconi's fixer and shady personal lawyer, mountain breaker, Shahri Previti, and from there to the business accounts of one Silvio. Berlusconi. And by the time, the holidays in one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty url around everyone is freaking out he busied he determine. Funding Ariosto, the witness who started all this gets a presence, a box containing gutted bloody rabbit corpse Fiat. Warning saying something along the lines of shut the fuck up. Her old boyfriend. Vittorio Dotti he's out his old boss won't talk to him. Anymore his clients have fled. He's out of parliament. He's lost everything. You're Vaseli coach. Immensely. Was I was like the clay pot between two iron potus the bills dotty says I got crushed. It was hard very hard. And Berlusconi House. He spending his New Year's Eve. He's sitting at his villa at our corey, the one his fixer stole out from under a teenage girl who just lost her parents he sitting with as Rembrandt's his frescoes self-portraits. And he's doing. It's been two years since he's had to step down as prime minister, his legal and financial situation is more precarious in ever the magistrates led by yield of the red have breached his inner circle. Silvio Berlusconi needs a comeback. He needs to be prime minister again and this time he's GonNa. Get it right. That's on the next episode of Banga. From wondering, this is episode three of eight of Boom Bunga. You can subscribe to Bunga Bunga on Apple podcasts or you can listen early and add free by joining wondering plus in the wondering. and. The episode notes you'll find some Lincoln offers from our sponsors. Please support them another way you can support the show is by filling out a small survey at wondering dot com slash survey. I'm your host Whitney Cummings I host another podcast. You should check out cold good for you Alexander steelers book is called sack of Rome. Benjamin Gray wrote this story associate producer is Liam Oh Mattioli additional reporting by Julia. 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The Dinner Party | 6
"The. In early August of twenty, ten, Ambrosio Gutierrez was one of the dozens of girls at an audition for the Miss Italy competition on KNBR started modeling. When she was fourteen, you happens as a necessity mostly because when I was about fourteen years old my dad left and I want to support family. Sometimes, in the weekend, there was like a photo shoot or there was some I dunno fashion show. Those little things. That anyways supported myself and she quickly found that she loved the work. The fun part is it's about like always doing something different. Learning also. A. Different Form of art for me on lives in New York. City now years earlier on had to leave Italy despite the fact that she loves her home country. She loves the people her family was their whole life was there and if you recognize inverse name, it might be because of a run she had after she moved to. New. York with the different powerful man. The TORIA secret model Opera Gutierrez says Weinstein groped her in two thousand fifteen she walked out and went straight to the local police precinct in Manhattan to report what happened that years before her encounter with Harvey Weinstein she was an Italian cuisine and that's when she met. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi the story starts in two thousand ten with that audition for the Miss Italy pageant. Well, my mom is from the Philippines and in Philippines so-so crazy about this beauty queen contest. And so she was talking about how would be so nice to see me you know join a beauty pageant. I. Really didn't want it to do it. But I mean made her hoppy and so I said, okay let's just do something that maybe could open. Doors in some other way maybe in TV or whatever. It was summer twenty, ten a was eighteen just turned eighteen a makeshift stage rigged up under the lights in the small town square of Lago. Dortha? Opera parades back and forth across it with dozens of other girls in sequin tops and swimsuits. Each growers big white button with her number on it. And then ambrosio number seventeen wins. Her victory gets your ticket to a national competition later that summer but also gets her a phone call from Berlusconi's top news anchor Amelia fedor. Insisted for me to come with them to this casting with another contestant Kara under. To studio where Milan Milano. So that's like a big TV. Studios in they were the main channels of Mandy set. Kiara didn't essay is a fellow Miss Italy contestant. She later tells a reporter for the program Survived Co Pacheco. She expected something from this casting, call the only to it enough that she would become a media Dina a weathergirl. This is a huge opportunity for UMBRA. In Kiara being a weathergirl on a BIRLA skinny channel is a huge deal. It means money fame opportunities. They couldn't have imagined a few days before. So they go for the audition, but it turns out there is no audition before Osborn Kara have even done anything. We did this kind of weird type of casting because he's so as an started to say things like harder. So pretty the perfect like a woman start right away. I. Was like Oh. Wow this is great. Fit promises them both five thousand euro week jobs a ton of money for to eighteen year olds. Then, he calls her agent to set up a dinner with them the next night for hombre. It's super exciting. And a little weird Emilio Fede is. The journalist, it was in Italy at the time and being so interested in me eighteen years old that. was supporting my family I thought I, would change my life. So I was like super happy. So the next Night Auburn cure highlander agents car and they set off neither has any idea where she's headed or for what and I was like, okay we're going to Milan. Probably we're going to have dinner with a manufacturer in a Fall Asleep When I wake up I mean a huge courtyard over house of US Villa I see it's nighttime but I can see like a huge Philo with lights. Out like where where are we urine our corey the agent says the Villa San Martina but neither knew the name our corey met. So they're just like. Oh displays beautiful and. That this when they're agent gets back in the car drives away. Leaving them their. Trust, the agent they only felt safe coming in the first place because he was with them, he's out. Instead they're in the tender. Loving. CARE. Of the seventy nine year old news anchor Amelia Fed. Comes out and tells them how happy he is. They could make it. Make it to what? Offer and Cara still think it'll probably be a regular dinner party. No it's GonNa be something. Very. Different K. If. You're anything like me you're looking to freshen up. Your Snack Game I've been snacking for six months straight. 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From wondering I'm Whitney Cummings and this is Bunga Bunga. Mansions in the. Be. Bad. You're. Bald. This episode six, the Dinner Party You remember Berlusconi's villa at our Qorei right the one he stole out from under that teenage heiress bread after the parents murder-suicide number that one. Well, it turns out that that heiress might be the only teenage girl Berlusuconi's ever pushed out of the house. The two teenage pageant contestants, hombre and. Follow Amelia feddie inside Ombu remembers the place looked like a huge museum in with him wide marble and all these things like beautiful carpets. But the smell was slightly off and a smell of Lake Antique. Let's say like an antique shop Fatty Leans in Intel's them. You're going to have so much fun tonight. And we're following him. we get to these outside Dior in the other side of the entrance pasture like a little Living Room. And Outside sitting on this white umbrella. Now, they're sitting on a patio and ferry as asking them about their future. Are they excited about the Miss Italy pageant? Then he stands up and walks behind Kiara in you started to massage her shoulders. and. And I saw that and she petrified and it was like this weird like she didn't say but I couldn't see and is I cau- Kiara is not so nice. Acting that way and I'm like yeah well. She's not really used to this kind of things. Maybe she's not comfortable I'm not sure what to do, but they get bailed out when there is a waiter and it came on and said, it's it's ready. West Ready Amber is sure but she knows she wants to get off that patio away from fed as creeper hands. So I if the waiter of course, they waited for Kiara come as well. I went there and got inside and then like in front of me was Bruce Coney there's the party's host earliest coney at first glance she's not totally sure the elderly man standing in front of her actually is the Prime Minister of Italy I was like, no, it's impossible like It's not him. You know the man has a country to run. Why would he be here? She thinks maybe it's an impersonator anyway whoever this guy is he's holding out to silver platters his AAC. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome into my house, and now finally it hits her, it's really him. I was like, okay. Call like I am in the House of the Prime Minister of it all. To have dinner like I've I. Feel so I don't know. Coal. The silver tray is filled with rings and he said this is from tiffany girls just get it get it for you. It's a gift number says she tried to refuse the jewelry, but he's like. No you have to take these, and then suddenly from another door start to come in a lot of girls. Screaming. When to him and start to grow up these rings situation was like. How to to say because everything was so confused and they went to him, kissed him on the lips. And I was like this is coming weird I. Don't know maybe like. Girlfriends. And like it was one of thirty other in that situation, going to kiss him and screaming like Oh puppy. Hi, how are you on? texting her agent, the one they trust like what's happening, but the Asian isn't responding. For the meal is served Federal Pulls Berlusconi aside and tells him you eat what's on your plate And I it online. As. I brought these two girls here there for me. So we followed Amelia and it was I go and worry girls just come with me but you know what? Hamburg actually isn't worried I. Mean I'm five ten. So I'm hole. In Emilian Bruce Gone shorter than me. So I I'm like, okay, I'm safe whatever maybe I can kick someone in the face if I relax. So nobody was touching me or being. Weird. And then. It for the first time, the famous are Corey dining room. She doesn't realize it but this is the place where deals get made in the course of Italian history is shaped all that long shiny table long enough to seat thirty. Covered with dishes full of cold limp pasta lay down on it. And something else is on the table to was noticing how there were a little late Dole's on table like little plastic Docs. The one that you put on clowns was like we're very, very childish. Very, weird dinner I would not think it will be with a super famous person and very powerful with like Dole's table. You know it was was weird but in the same time I was there with Kiara we were watching each other you know and land they realized. There's another girl from the Miss Italy pageant to. And when she seizes, she's I. What Are you doing here girls? then. Roberta starts making out with the prime. minister. Fed, a grinning leans in and starts narrating what's going on for Ambra. See those twins over there. They came in from Naples. They're getting three thousand euros to be here tonight, Ann, Arbor's like. Okay good for them and I was watching. This. Is Not happening is impossible. This is crazy. And then there was Bruce GonNa that start to sing songs and French a seventy three year old man singing to a table full of young girls. It's almost enough to make Ombu feel sorry for a feeling like not sorry for him. Almost enough. Like if felt like it was very alone you know like that's sort of like wanted to show us like a lot of people when they wanted to show off its because they feel like they're worth less or I don't know I felt that into the moment also because they observed during the dinner. It wasn't eating. It was dared drinking you. I was like almost trying to entertain people to be liked kind of first split second for season. Old Man that just wants to be loved if the other women notice to they don't show it. They started singing to they singing his favorite song and the girls. It was so funny because they were like standing up and singing to him like may know Malik is real. Yet based saying, thank God i Sylvia you know the Party Song political party song and they were dancing. They were coming in our back in front of him and be like you know with their hands then seen towards him and it was like Oh. Wow. Once girls have finished singing their owed. Silvio. He stands up at the head of the table and raises his hands for silence and What he said is like girls are you ready for the Ganga Buna and that's when Oliver, asks herself the same question. We started this whole series with what the hell is Banga Bunga because like most people on the planet at the time Ambrus never heard the phrase Donga Bunga and she has no idea what it means but endre the rest of Italy, and let's face it the whole fricking world. is about to find out. Do we get support from Cores Seltzer E. L. We do course seltzer isn't your average seltzer rooted in cores history of sustainability. 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Now they're already tired from full day at the Miss Italy competition they have another full day tomorrow and they wanna go home they wanNA sleep. But the main event something called. Bunga Bunga is just beginning a servant brings in a statue of the Greek God priebus. One of the waiter came with like a little statue of preamble that he's gotta fertility or something like that would enlarged penis and the girls to kit and to do like fake or on sex to it. Emilio Federal Leans over to on Knbr again and tells her. See that girl over there. The one with the statue in her mouth she doesn't even like it. She's a lesbian Alec. Okay but why she's doing this, you know. Just to have fun you know like okay. Sure. You know like it was weird because I tried to be respectful because that's my mind how I grew up. You have to always be respectful to to elders. So is like telling me things that I don't WanNA listen have. Tunnel fuddy delivered to cure says that both men start making dirty jokes and it's not just that feddie keeps trying to touch her legs under the table. So she feels intimidated overwhelm. So she forgets to laugh at the stupid dirty jokes and fetish starts elbowing her because you got to laugh at the prime minister's jokes. Kerr begins to feel sick from all the tension she just wants it all to stop. So she says she's not feeling well, she asks Camomile Tea. Little. A. Little was ferry caring the reporter asks her see. You was Kara says he was so cared. that. He offered to take your upstairs or they could lie down together. Non Austin Beneath Seymour. Got It. She says I'm fine. So cure has no choice but to stay with the group and Softer Dad's took us to another room like downstairs earliest coney leads the way to another room with pack of girls behind him on Brin Kiara follow the other girls downstairs towards a place called the Boga Bongo Room. See the procedure that has to be followed before you can enter the Bunga Bunga Room. He shows them all where to get dressed and his curls truth whatever you want. You can wear and grab whatever you want here. It is like costume room and because the girls always do like a lot of shows for me. I was I think but maybe we're finding now making the next time then on the way out of the costume. Room Bros slips in behind Kiara umbra where in this hallway thing and under way up to the stairs, he put his in on our but let's say they're low where. Chara freezes what is still to donor name after seeing everything we saw she says, you don't have a clear mind. You don't think I'm GonNa slap this guy we didn't know what to do more than anything else she says. She felt embarrassed. I turn tour was. And I was I watched them like this is not normal. I stopped and watch them. And then he took his son's back and make all yet like he saw at that I, wasn't there to be. Pleasing him early Goni just says. Follow me. It's a room of the pole in the centre. Dj. Girls were dressed up some where wearing like police customs. Some other like nurses the two twins were trapping nurses, clouds, and pretty much naked. Say. I could see things a lot of things. So they were dancing like doing contests about who was working better and things like that, and also there was very loud music and Amelia again was commencing the situation at the moment he was talking to me is I call you see look at her But like, wow, what's going on now there's like naked women and I'm here sitting close to Kiara with like this. Man That is eighty years old telling me that this is so fun. It is not fun. Girls keep coming up to Hombre, trying to get her to strip Kiara to they've both had enough the both from conservative families Kiara. said that before that night, she never even seen a nude woman before. The girls huddled together in a corner cares about to start crying. She misses her family, the people who usually accompany her everywhere. So on a takes her friend by the hand and leads her over to Amelia Fed a the man who brought them here. I felt like it was too much for me like I couldn't we're leave. Ambrus says. Fed is sitting next to Berlusconi and neither Septuagenarian likes with their hearing Berlusconi actually annoyed and fed a fed asks them. What do you think you can do in your life if you leave right now what do you think you're going to do in your life if you leave right now auburn card get out of there Roberta the other pageant contestant who's there she stays. Steady follows them outside and he's like stop girls just wait. That was so pissed, any came to us in his like, oh no, no wait. Wait wait. You did great. You're not like those prostitute inside their your great like you're respectful is going to notice you much more right now you're GonNa do great with your career. 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Slash, Boga to get twenty percents off and take advantage of this amazing smart home deal Amazon dot com slash boom. The morning after the Bunga Bunga Party Ombu is with the other pageant contestants on the bus on the way to event Roberta the other contestant who's at the dinner the night before the one who made out with Berlusconi comes up to her she's got a message for Ambra. Don't tell anyone what you saw last night. Keep your mouth shut. And that's number does Roberta would actually keep seeing Silvio. Later, wiretaps would come out of Berlusconi asking her to find more pageant contestants for Bunga Bunga parties. Hombre makes it to the national finals of the Miss Italy competition but doesn't win so she moves on with her life she enrolls in her senior year of high school yeah. I'm in school everyone knows me from the situation of Italy and so become very popular to become the president of the school. That September. So I go on and everything is good I got to holidays Christmas don't tell anyone what happen of vertex coney night everything is good normal. For a few months at least. So in generally what happened is that when I'm inside the classroom, everyone is very quiet. And only hey, guys what's up and everyone is like Ambra. there is something to see. And I'm like what's going on? And then he they gave me this last thumper there is a newspaper be newspaper in Italy. Inside a the was right that three beauty Quinn's contestant. Are Part of the Arcata Nights, the Bunga Bunga parties. Story names names and it says the beauty pageant contestants including on camera are all prostitutes. So the story broke I was part of thirty three escorts that we're going to Bruce Coney House wear instead I was one the few that didn't want to be involved into it and left that night of the two hours probably that I was there because it couldn't leave. That's the moment when everything changes for her Peraza were falling me at school. And I was like this cannot be happening lake I came from you know like being a beauty queen. Bee wanted to like someone that. Probably is is a prostitute that goes boroughs coney. and. So I didn't WanNa talk. I didn't know what to do. I mean I didn't know if I could talk if someone would hurt me or my family like it was scared the Bunga Bunga party hits, front pages all over Italy and the Berlusconi PR machine goes into overdrive. My reputation was destroyed. I was called an escort or whatever. Like I had sugar daddies or things like that. That was eighteen years old. And I'm lake. While Lake how can I go through this and I just thought of studying finishing school graduating? That was very very. Difficult Battle to fight for me. On does stick it out. She keeps her head down she finishes her classes she gets her degree. But by the time she graduates, she realizes that one night at our corey still hangs over her first of all I lost a lot of people that I thought were my friends leaving my family didn't WanNa talk to me or lake guys not even get close to me because of that. She moves to Milan changes. Her name tries to find modeling work, but no one wants to hire her anymore. No one wants to hear her side of the story either yeah. Well, like I I understood that the situation was very bad because actually a lot of people were on Berlsconi's side. And when I spoke I was the only one saying that is actually A. Pervert. So, like it was all the opinion of, Italy, that was mauled by twenty years of Berlsuconi against mine that was eighteen years old coming from nothing with no power in just telling the truth. Let's say that Italian culture is very, very admiring. This very powerful figures who has money and power rules. So they are like the. People to follow because they all want to becoming that. And they think that maybe a girl that he's eighteen years old and cute it's not even smart. So there's this type of situation that unfortunately a lot of women don't want to fight, and so they just keep going with that thinking it's way to to reach their dreams or whatever. That's not Ambra. Finally. I got to have a meeting with agency in London. And I left. And, I moved to London London and then New York, which is where she sat down one day to show her portfolio to Harvey Weinstein and he groped her. She reported him to police right away. But as soon as she reported Weinstein, the whole cycle started again, the media onslaught, the character assassination, the US media started repeating the same stuff for scones media outlets said about her that amber was a slut, a slot who try to pull this before. But what the world didn't know what the time. Umbra wore a wire she got Weinstein on tape and even though it would take years for that tape to come out, it would become one of the biggest pieces of hard evidence to take down Weinstein. The two people compare where they think that everyone is responsible to be bought and that every situation can be resolved just with money. And the Jewish attrition compare. Just. The fact that I'm involved into it and that I was in saying, yes to something that a lot of people would have said Yes to and tried to fight against it. Back in Italy when news of the Bunga Bunga parties comes out, the Italian people start to wonder for Real was Veronica Lario right. Is Silvio. Sick. Threw coins at Bettino Craxi when he was disgraced as prime minister now. They're throwing condoms at the front gates of our Corey. Has Silvio finally gone too far? That's next time on. Bonga Bonga. From. Wonder this is episode six eight of Bunga Bunga. This series deals with issues of sexual violence. If you or someone you know is a victim of sexual assault reach out for help in the US. You can contact the national sexual assault hotline by calling one, eight, hundred, six, five, six hope that's one, eight, hundred, six, five, six, four, six, seven, three or you can chat anonymously with the hotline staff by. Messaging. The Rape Abuse and Incest National Network at online rain dot org online R. A. I N. N. Dot Org. The next episode will be out in a week but if you WANNA listen right now, all eight episodes are available on wondering plus and on the wondering APP, and if you want to help us spread the word, please give a five star rating and review on Apple podcasts and be sure to tell your friends. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, spotify the wondering APP or wherever you're listening right now join wondering plus in the wondering apt to listen Ad Free I'm your host Whitney, cummings I host another podcast. You should check out called good for you. 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"A quick warning that this episode contains strong language and a reference to suicide. Okay. People we're going to Milan Italy. Late on a Thursday night in May of twenty ten. It's a quiet night in the courtyard at number eleven via fat their Bene- Thelhi this building used to be a palace but today it's Milan's central police station and this is business as usual. Until officers bringing in seventeen year old girl named Ruby. Reese count was such a strange one because you have this young girl who gets arrested for essentially stealing something from one of her roommates and she tells the police listen I'm someone important. Ruby 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 arrives 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 Oh 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 a local precinct police station a little before midnight on a Thursday and so everybody raises an eyebrow and sure enough release 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 when he hears Ruby the heart steelers at the Milan police station he tells the police that she's the Egyptian president's niece 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 and 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 is powerful as Berlusconi making a call and this girl who's in jail for stealing out of her mates. purrs is sprung from jail and that raised a lot of eyebrows like 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. Bonga Bonga. Two words that will spell out a world of trouble for Berlusconi for Italy and maybe the world. Two words are the mystery at the heart of this story what the Hell is Bangabunda. Let me just give you some advice if anyone ever asks you to boom boom boom. Run. Is brought to you by spotify spotify is home to the world's music and podcasts. So there's something for literally what ever you are into whether it's eighties, power ballads zoning out with songs to power the sole or experiencing a rise to power on Bunga Bunga. spotify is where music meets podcasts spotify listening is everything. From wondering I'm Whitney Cummings and this is Bloomberg above. The Maze Mansions in. Not, be Mount Blues. Better. This is the story of charismatic multimillionaire businessman who got his start in real estate. He owes his fame to television. He's sensitive about his hair and then one day he decides to run for office. His opponents, call him buffoon political elites call him crass. They call him corrupt but he shrugged them all off and he wins. Silvio Berlusconi the fiftieth Prime Minister of Italy. Some prime ministers in Italy don't last long just ask prime minister number forty six. Craxi Guy, you'll get to know soon enough. Silvio, he becomes the longest serving, Italian leader since the Second World War One of the most powerful men in the world he looks unstoppable and he might have been if it weren't for three fairy different women. You've met one of them already ruby the heart stealer don't worry. We'll meet the other two before we're done. This is an eight part series on how one man hypnotized an entire nation and this is episode one I know how to make people love me. Sorrento. Italy two thousand five and at a party convention hundreds of delegates and government officials are packed into a hot smoky bar. It's been a long day in. It's late. Everyone's drunk and tired and ready to go home. Until a man climbs up onto the stage, then grabs the Mike. He's got that old school crooner slicked back hair and the her fict- bronze plan now here's the thing. The guy is short like five foot five but up on stage, he looks a lot taller someone records the whole thing on their cell phone the man's beaming as he looks out into the crowd, he's in his element up there in the crowd knows it. They start chanting singing. Silvio sing. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi waves at the crowd to be quiet. thinking. I used to support myself during my studies at the Sorbonne with this next song he says I studied during the day and at night I say. Burn Mosconi has always been a singer by the time. He was a teenager he was in a rock band with his friend Fidelity Confalonieri. The media say Kay. Cosmetics. Yano Fidelis name actually means faithful in Italian. So even though he's eighty two now he and Berlusconi are still best friends and he says he can still play those songs from back in the day they played covers. Much went that she. Has the. Plot tests, today music, and also Italian chick. But the band had a problem. They couldn't keep Silvio who was the band's bassist and lead singer on the stage lowering particular got. Those basic on. Berlitz Ghani kept going down to the floor to dance and flirt with the girls in the crowd. So she daily fired him and then regretted it immediately because clubs wouldn't book the band without Silvio it's a lesson. Fidel wouldn't be the last person to learn Silvio gets would sylvia wants there's no use fighting him that are just enjoy the ride. By his early twenties, Sylvia was playing nightclubs sets on cruise ships in the Mediterranean seven nights a week for six hours a night from nine pm to three am and he loved every minute of it because audiences loved him. Never wanted to stop a newness. Visa to Ikuyo. That's Berlusconi talking about how he went to Paris, to sing in the cameras in scored. What he said was a number one hit a song called look at fade the Buzzer. A Boost. It was awesome. Constant applause standing ovations. Until his dad showed up. Luigi Berlusconi Profession Bank clerk he sat in the back watching the show then Luigi followed his son back to the dressing room and asked him point blank. Media. Content to Rita. Are you really planning on being a singer for the rest of your life? You know what? Luigi. I. Can actually answer that. Once, you get up on stage those lights and you hear that crowd cheering for you never stop wanting it. Ever. Berlusconi one home. To Law School after graduating he borrowed some money to buy a little bit of land and build some apartments on it. Then he sold that bought Moorland built more apartments other developers wouldn't touch some of the Land Silvio One plots right next to the chemical plant. But for Berlusconi. He makes it work and then some boy you could mean Chai. Motivated so Chasm. Joy a Beena. Berlusconi says I invented a new way of selling homes. And by that, he meant as soon as each floor is built, he furnishes the units through some prints on the walls and sells them the cuts corners he bends regulations to his will. And it works. Soon, Berlsconi's is rich. That's step one for step to Berlusconi's ready to be really rich and the man's got ideas about what life should be laying about how people should live. He doesn't just want to put roofs over people's heads. He wants to make them happy all the fricken time and he's got a plan for how to do it. He buys a new plot of land for dirt cheap once again far outside Milan a place. He Calls Malania Doue Milan to you know the cleaner better version of Milan sequel. Do in some sense should be very familiar to many Americans who have seen a large expensive gated community. Alexander steeler a professor at Columbia. University who lived in Italy for most of his career Milana, Doue is a cluster of red brick apartment buildings with a lake and fountain in the Middle Silvio puts in the plans that he's going to build a hospital as part of it, which gets him special zoning exceptions, but then he never builds the hospital. But he builds the rest of it and Italians looking for American style life by and. By. Milana Doue is a huge success and inside those apartments the thing that changes everything for Silvio. Berlusconi. Television, Silvio wires, the apartments of Milano do away with cable TV. But there's a problem TV in. Italy. Back then is well, it's really fricking boring for years. The Italian state has had a monopoly on television stations playing such hits as Verdi's requiem by the state TV's House Orchestra Look it's beautiful really is but it's also an hour and a half long. But if you WANNA change the channel because he bought the thermal. Politicians droning on and the most confusing esoteric terms possible. It's a total snooze fest change the channel again. You can't. That's it. Two channels. Then here comes Berlusconi and he's not offering Italians what they need he wants to give them what they want. So. When the government starts allowing private TV stations, he's ready. Like take the oath credit sequence of an early variety show of his drive in. So. Picture at the studio audience sits classic cars arranged around a stage like an old drive in movie theater cut to a line of people waiting to get in including a short old man who's standing i. with the exaggerated breasts of a tall blonde cut to a guy pumping up a bike tire except every tommy pumps the woman next to her breasts grow bigger. Big breasted women ride rocking horses naked women wrestled highs get thrown by you guessed it women with giant tits. Are you noticing a theme here? Sort of like taking the worst of American TV and lowering two or three levels with the added element of nudity to. This country. So traditional that just a few years earlier they were debating whether or not divorce should be legal but Italians love the shows on Berlusconi stations. So in the context of the Italy of the early nineteen eighties, which is a time of political conflict extreme politicisation those Kony's TV offered a completely different model of life, which was an American model of suburban developments. No. Shame or embarrassment about spending money and showing it off wearing expensive suits driving big cars Italians want more, but Tony can't make them fast enough. So where does he go for shows that celebrate an American type of lifestyle? That's right. Berlusconi's brother land from another motherland. The good ole US Avai to really launch his TV empire. He got the idea of bringing Dallas to Italian TV. State TV RAI had actually put on a few episodes of Dallas they've been wildly successful. Of too showy too materialistic stuff about adultery and betrayal and I wasn't suitable for Ri-. So bilas gone had no ambitions about that sort of thing saw that it could be enormous successful and in a sense Dallas is sort of the model of Belus Kony's life vision ability Kony's own life by the early nineteen eighties he's got twenty seven local stations all over Italy. Silvio never quite made it as a senior, but he's found his audience again, the man's found the love and that's huge people because this story is about a guy who loves to be loved in every possible way I mean wait till we get to his third term in office it gets skits crazy. He loves to be loved and he knows how to make people love him. It's his superpower, and he's about to train on the people who run the country because there's a little problem with the TV empire of his it's not exactly legal. 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In the mid nineteen, seventy s the Italian government passed a law that allowed private businessmen like Silvio, to own TV stations. But they met local stations not national networks that might compete with the state owned ones, but Berlusconi's gone ahead and built a national network anyway. I mean, technically it's not a network because he's not broadcasting a single station across the country. Instead he comes up with clever work around his former lawyer for Toro, dotty the members Silvio calling it also pizza on the big pizza he says Berlusconi had this idea where he put the same programming on tapes. Then courriers would shuttle around these tapes to local stations that he owned. Each currier was like a pizza delivery guy delivering a dental pies across the country. It was basically a national broadcast without ever breaking the law, his old buddy fidelity the faithful confalonieri puts his philosophy. Best. To remain, sue, SAGA location isn't expressly forbidden than it's allowed. That's POW Berlusconi operates and Berlusconi's got an army of advertising salesman who are going to eventually help him sell himself to the whole country. What bill is going he did really brilliantly he had this expression called is so late in. The Sun in your pocket that every salesman should wake up every day. Look at himself in the mirror when you look at yourself in the Mirror Berlusconi told them. You have to like what you see that salesman should be physically attractive that they should be in shape that they should be well groomed that they shouldn't have long or scruffy hair that they shouldn't have beards they should take good care of themselves. That they should present a relentless positive attitude toward everybody they encounter. have. To look like boy scouts they've got to act like them to. Leave every place better than when they found it if they were to go to the bathroom in someplace where they're going for the work and they found. A dirty toilet, they should clean it because somebody might think that they had left whatever waste was a left behind. Berlusconi turns his army of fresh breath to clean shaven adleman loose on businesses and bathrooms all over Italy see Berlusconi was already rich and all that TV advertising is making him really rich and to protect his non-national totally local completely legal not a network network. He knows he needs protection from the government and he needs it at the highest levels and now Silvio's not running prime minister just yet. That's coming later. I'm. GonNa. In the mid eighties, the leader of Italy is a guy named Patino Craxi. We started. Liberals. Mobile. That's Craxi Addressing Socialist Party convention from a massive old factory floor. Heavy machinery towers above him. He's got large square glasses. He wears drab suits. Eurocrat Chic. Style and Cranky Demeanor Craxi's got an iron will be released. She bought a people do now. Vittorio. DOTTI. Again. debuted at least two to Maxi's Craxi a socialist. He says, but one who likes wealthy society. Yeah. Workers of the World Unite. In the five star hotel suite I live in. Craxi likes good wine expensive meals and showgirls. He likes rolling through the city with Berlusconi his crew. So Berlusconi and hemmer friends sprite. Yes and no. The other thing which may have been original Davila's Goni and I think is kind of genius in its own way is he had a sales pitch which he referred to as ingredient strong. So. I translated as the asshole client. This is an important Berlusconi assume. That every once in a while you run into somebody who you just can't stand that she can't deal with who makes your life impossible who says no to everything Out of everything and Bill is funny said, this is the person you should focus on if you can make the asshole client your friend, he is your friend for life because here this guy throws phony says he wakes up every morning and he looks in the mirror and what does he see shit? It feels like shit. People don't like him people treat him because he's an asshole. Then he runs into the salesman who manages to smooth off his rough edges managed to make himself feel a little better. Suddenly they're they're buddies and then you really have that person on your side, the indefinite future and Craxi, he was a major strong. So that's the Italian word for. By the way. TORONTO. Zima people you could run into he was arrogant difficult, bad tempered, demanding all the rest of that. He was classic. Client and bill is going realized he needed Craxi Craxi needed Berlusconi. So Berlusconi would humor craftsy find women for Craxi I wouldn't say Berlusconi likes Craxi but Craxi, is the ultimate asshole client rose. Goni needs the prime minister on his side to protect his network and his growing fortune, and it's totally working for Silvio. Until October Sixteenth Nineteen eighty-four when local authorities tired of Berlusconi's breaking the law start to come after him in three regions they shut down his local stations and people freak the fuck out. against. Two? People. Where they literally storm the streets screaming freedom of television. They flood parliament with angry phone calls people want their Dallas, they want their dynasty often got. His old friend for Delhi says the kids want their smurfs. This is a country that barely watched television ten years earlier. Now, Italians need their fix up. In. Nats exactly. When it comes in handy that Bruce County's been with with the Italian expression buttering his back. He's been buttering the back of the Prime Minister for years. This. Is when Craxi steps in an issues a decree protecting Berlusconi's patchwork of stations crisis averted. By. Nineteen eighty-six Berlusuconi's the Italian Rupert Murdoch. He owns the three largest private TV stations in Italy. One of the largest daily newspapers, the largest weekly magazine and a booming real estate empire to boot Cosa. Les Dvd. It did. Players Crato plug the interviewer saying to Birla. Scotney you do a little bit of everything construction television advertising. You'd also be a showgirl even if your tickets were tiny, how do you do it also well in Silvio Replies Cooley Bullying Abby why do you want me to say I'm good To. Know How to Sway You I know how to make you. Milan in the mid nineteen eighties is a non stop party. For Muslims. BE As, former lawyer said they called it Milano, debate a Milano to drink as in the city. So cool you can just drink it up roots. He says, it's a city based on optimism on spending money designed fashion marketing. The people are beautiful. The coke is good. The money's even better but on New Year's Eve. Nineteen eighty six Berlusconi is pissed took. Star. He yells see there's an old superstition Italy that whatever you do on year's Eve is a sign of how the rest of your year is going to go. and. Berlusconi's out celebrating with his number one asshole client Prime Minister Bettino. Craxi. The two most powerful men in Italy have plans to meet up with two showgirls from Berlusconi's variety show drive it. But there's a problem no, it's not that Craxi's Mary. Silvio's already engaged to the woman who will become his second wife no not that. The problem tonight is that furloughs Scotty and his wingman Craxi have been stood up. By a couple of showgirls. Supposed to come and they us up. Crack faced. We know about this call Berlusconi made to another friend by the way because the police were tapping the man's phone. Why? Don't worry about it. You worry too much. It's new. Year's Eve relax. You care about driving Berlusconi's friend asks him what do I care? It means we're not going to fuck. The year starts like this means we won't fuck anymore. Don't worry Berlusconi one live to fuck again. But soon, this whole New Year's thing was the least of their problems starting with a guy from Craxi's party. Flushing cash down a toilet. In. The early nineties police arrested a senior official from the Socialist Party trying to flush six thousand dollars down his apartment toilet. When he's caught authorities find that the got ten million dollars kickback money socked away in a Swiss bank account which seems like a lot for career politico. Now, it might have all blown over except Bettino Craxi who as the head of the Socialist Party is basically the skies boss decides to diss him publicly. Indeed. The Dini running in Grand Craxi calls him a rascal that casts a shadow on the entire Party. The guy behind bars is so offended by Craxi's remarks that he decides to get his revenge, he's going to show that he's not the only politician on the take he talks and talks he names Craxi. Then he names the whole Party. Then he names other top political parties to pretty soon this guy saying that all the politicians in Milan are dirty. It's the start of scandal one that earns Milan, a new nickname. `Tangentopoli. BRIBESVILLE kickback city scam a lot magistrates in Milan launch operation clean hands. One of the biggest crackdowns in European history Italians are no strangers to corruption. But then seen like this mayor's business leaders police tax officials four billion dollars worth of bribes and kickbacks. One in three politicians in parliament is under investigation for taking bribes. There was almost universal euphoria around these investigations ziff the country that had been kind of held hostage by a system of corruption had liberated itself and was overjoyed I remember the day they arrested named Salvatore League rusty who was an important builder someone kind of Bellas goonies category. I. Remember this Guy Saying. I know what? Guys'll. So that means. They arrested the breast. Wow they're going all the way to the top with a in other words. No one is safe. Not Anymore. Call. Now when Craxi steps out of the five star hotel, he lives in, he's surrounded by police officers for his own protection. The crowd shouts Patino you want this money to as they hurled coins. Car It's an Italian rite of passage for corrupt politicians a sendoff reserved for the worst thieves and it's not music to the ears of Silvio Berlusconi who suddenly finds himself alone Many Berlusconi's allies are in jail in his fellow billionaires are dropping like flies. Gabriele Cagliari a petrochemicals magnate suffocates himself with a plastic bag in his jail cell Raul. Gardini Italy's most famous industrialist shoots himself in the head. The morning of Cagliari's funeral Franco. Frankie poisons himself with the exhaust from his car Renato Marie say Mario Comiskey. By the next year, Italian government is total than may have. And peas are killing thieves thieves at their disgrace colleagues. On. The parliament floor, there are punches being thrown. People being grabbed someone tosses a whole stack of papers in the air, and they rain down on this mass of suited politicians. It. Sounds like total and complete chaos, right? Not to Silvio, he sees an opportunity because besides the occasional riot being Italian parliament is actually a pretty sweet gig. Just ask Berlusconi's former lawyer who, yes, would eventually end up as a member of parliament. Thanks to his friend Sylvia. Meet the. Johnson. Says having a parliament ideas basically a free tickets of everywhere you get a high salary, Lavish Expense Account, no receipts required, and after serving just one term whether you actually show up or not you're locked into a fat pension for life. But Berluconi doesn't need any of that. He's got money. What he's interested in is a very different kind of job purposefully is always had strong protections for members of parliament. In granting them immunity from Criminal Prosecution and unity if you get elected You can't be arrested bill going certainly would've probably slept little more comfortably knowing that he had parliamentary immunity because the magistrate was beginning to look into wrongdoing and bribe-giving within the bill is GonNa Empire Burlesque Onis terrified of what's coming next for him. He has enemies trying to take away his television network lawsuits mounting against him in other rich guys in Italy are killing themselves, and now it looks like Operation Clean Hands is coming for him, but there's something different about Silvio Berlusconi he's not like other rich guys 'cause. Love That? Thought. That's another AC Milan soccer victory in the books tens of thousands of fans pour out of the stadium in into the streets. Stretch Limo tries to push its way through the crowd, but it's no use the fans bob it. Ain't a moose inside. The team's owner, Silvio Berlusconi. Mentioned that Berlusconi bought one of Italy's most popular soccer teams in the mid eighties and turn them into a champion. Yeah. He did. Fans outside the LIMO. Shout so I love you. You just pay. Then, one fans shoves his face against the glass. We'll give you eight million vow. To give you personally. Don't for me. Little Old Silvio now that's not a bad idea. Is living in a position of extreme vulnerability. He is massively in debt spending an enormous amount to get TV network going enjoying a quasi monopoly which is A very fortunate position to be in, but it's actually totally unregulated and arguably illegal somewhere inside him is bubbling up the idea that here I am I have to put up and take all this crap from these mediocre political hacks who've never run anything I've created this empire is. Tens of thousands of people. Berlitz tells his driver to stop the car. He gets out and says. My friend is a matter of fact I'm thinking of founding party of my own. That is on the next episode of Boga Boga. Coming up this season on. Bunga, Bunga. This kind of crazy moment where Berlusconi's bloodstained face and. You've been shot what was going on somebody has been involved in kidnapping one of your houseguests and you don't fire them right away. What does that mean everywhere you look you saw these grotesque vulgar inflated silicone bodies losing out of plunging necklines tottering on Stiletto heels we ran a couple. Thanks covering initially saying the man who screwed entire country we have to attack attack attack. If we treat our enemies with concentrated fire and fire relentlessly against them, they will finally stop. He said is a girls, are you ready for Donga Bonga? From wondering this is episode one, eight of Bunga Bunga. This is a story of a country that got hypnotized. If you'd like to help us spread the word gives a five star review subscribe on Apple. PODCAST spotify the wondering APP or wherever you're listening right now join wondering plus in the wondering apt to listen Ad Free I'm your host Whitney Cummings I host. Another podcast you should check out called for you Alexander is book is called sack of Rome. Benjamin. Gray wrote this story associate producer is Liam Oh Mattioli music supervisor Scott Velazquez additional reporting by Julia Alanya back checking by Jacqueline Colletti managing producer is lot the you sound design by Jeff Shebek are executive producers George Lavender Marshal, Louis, and her non Lopez for wondering.