Created with Sketch.
Risque Business News
95 minutes | Feb 7, 2023
Troubled Teen Industry w/ Lindsay Lucido
The girls talk to comedian Lindsay Lucido about her time in a troubled teen wilderness camp and dig up her old trauma for that sweet, sweet content. This $24B industry has kept therapists around the country happily employed and we get a first-hand account of how this very profitable industry operates (spoiler alert: it's charging parents to use their children as labor?). We discuss what it's like to have Paris Hilton as your spokesperson, how being in these camps impacts children later in life, how to flirt when eye contact is forbidden and more! Follow us @lindsaylucido @laurasogar @mae_planert @risquebusinessnews
67 minutes | Jan 31, 2023
When George Santos scammed an Animal Rescue Center
The girls call George Santos: Laura and Mae are joined by a special guest, Judi Eskenazi, to tell her tale of how she got caught up (possibly scammed!) by the one and only George Santos (if that’s his real name) at an animal shelter. Mae then tells the story of the first woman who tried to break up her marriage with Mark (an 80-year-old South African woman on their honeymoon). The ladies also go through a list of the wildest corporate expenses from strip clubs to private yachts - moral of the story - don’t be afraid to expense that Uber. We’re all going to die one day. Like and subscribe! Thank you for listening, follow us at @risquebusinessnews @mae_planert @laurasogar
88 minutes | Jan 25, 2023
Mae's Honeymoon and the Morality of Trophy Hunting
Not fair game: Mae and Laura discuss the horrors of the trophy-killing industry. The ladies do a quick roundup of Mae’s honeymoon in South Africa, a wild tour guide in Cape Town that could not take a hint, and adventures on safari. Spoiler alert, Mae couldn’t make it out of safari without getting into a catfight. The ladies discuss the ethical dilemmas facing big game hunting across Africa, poaching, and of course Cecil the lion, RIP. Turns out we all should be scared of the dentist. We also talk about the police officer who became internet famous for wild romps with most of the squad and have a pretty in-depth discussion on sex shows. So if you’re not into truly risqué topics - hit that 5 star button and move it along. Like and subscribe! Thank you for listening and follow us @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert for whatever we feel like posting
54 minutes | Jan 18, 2023
How startup Frank used Data Science to scam $175M
It's January and we already have some strong contenders for scammers of the year! Our main story is the startup Frank, which was called "the Amazon for college admissions". Frank's application for top scammer was strong when CEO Charlie Javice completely fabricated 4 MILLION accounts in order to secure the bag (a $175M JPMC acquisition). We also talk Mae's honeymoon which oddly included time in the red light district of Amsterdam (sorry if you're Dutch - the reviews aren't great). Of course, we can't lose an opportunity to talk about the fairytale resume of George Santos. The guy whose balls can be seen from space. Enjoy! For more content follow us @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert and TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND ENEMIES
51 minutes | Jan 9, 2023
Influencers Gone Criminal!
Mae and Laura kick off the new year with some scammers! We chat stories of influencers that went WILD. No, they didn't get naked (in most cases), but they did scam and scheme with the best of them. Thank you for listening! Follow us @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert xoxo
69 minutes | Jan 4, 2023
New Years Eve - Where are they Now?!
Laura and Mae take a trip down memory lane and talk about some favorite episodes and where the business scammers ended up (and why it's not jail!). We go over our New Years' resolutions and a massive aquarium explosion in Berlin. We catch up on people like: the Bikram yoga guy, Anna Delvey, Elizabeth Holmes, Billy McFarland, the Wing founder, and more! For more content follow us @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert xoxo
69 minutes | Dec 20, 2022
The History of Elon Musk: Thai Cave's, Aspergers, Rive Brothers, Larry Page
Surprise, surprise we're talking about Elon Musk again! This week we get into some fun stories from his past like the Thai Cave Diver "pedo" incident, his SNL Aspergers reveal, his cousins the Rive brothers and their company SolarCity, and his cute friendship with Larry Page. We also talk about Peter Dinklage, Jack Dorsey, Elden Ring Game of the Year awards, Korea's crazy age rules and Yeti coolers. Follow us @laurasogar @mae_planert @RisqueBusinessNews
63 minutes | Dec 14, 2022
Liver King and the BIG bulky lie
Mae and Laura cover the story of Brian Johnson, AKA the “liver king”. This TikTok celebrity and $100M fitness and supplement lifestyle mogul known for eating raw liver on the daily (barf!) took quite the spill from grace when a big fat secret was exposed. He flew too close to the sun and got burned which was “only-natural”. This and more hard-hitting news of the week like America's next top mullet, goblin mode is the word of the year, the national parks want you to cool it with licking toads - and more. As always, thanks for listening! Please subscribe to our channel and follow us on social media @risquebusinessnews @mae_planert @laurasogar
62 minutes | Dec 6, 2022
A Crypto Expert explains FTX
Laura and Mae play the "phone a friend" card and talk to our favorite crypto expert, Hannah Burke, on the saga of Sam Bankman-Freid. Hannah brings her experience managing financial crime related to crypto at Paypal to our conversation and explains some conspiracy theories on what happened at Alameda research and what the future might hold for our boy SBF. We talk about everything from SBF's Twitter fight w Rep Maxine Waters to the mysterious deaths of crypto billionaires. Follow us online @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert and for the bonus content that was too much for the main check out our Patreon (OnlyFans launching soon as well) https://www.patreon.com/risquebusines...
74 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
The Great Texas Fruitcake BETRAYAL
From fruitcake friends to fruitcake foes: in the holiday spirit Mae and Laura spill the tea on inedible pastry cakes this week as they discuss the fruitcake fraud case of the iconic Collin Street Bakery. This adorable tale has big Texas style personalities, bummer betrayals, very poor taste in mattresses (you’ll see) and weirdly some political connections? The girls also chat World Cup (it's pronounded "cutter"), Balenciaga and their creeptastic new ads, more crypto conspiracies, and getting frisked at the airport??? Chaotic as always. Thanks for listening! Follow us online @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert and for the bonus content that was too much for the main check out our patreon https://www.patreon.com/risquebusinessnews
88 minutes | Nov 22, 2022
(WT)FTX - The drama behind crypto darling SBFs rise and fall
We're back after our short break to get Mae married (finally!) and we've got a hot one. We're talking Sam Bankman Fried (aka SBF) and his polycule of Effective Altruist friends at FTX and Alameda Research that just went bankrupt, stole a ton of money and may be crashing crypto. If you haven't heard about this story then listen now to understand the darker-than-usual depression from your crypto-enthusiast millenial nephew Thanksgiving. We review a deep dive on SBF the person, how this may have been why Tom Brady and Gisele got divorced, Caroline Ellison and her really cursed Tumblr account, some finance stuff that tbh is a bit over our heads, why the guy who shut down Enron has been called in, and of course, continued discussion of Mae and Mark's wedding. Oh and we discuss Qatar and the World Cup - yay sports! We are also playing with having a full version (with more wedding content and a few other news stories) on our Patreon. That should be up later this week so if you're feeling us - check us out there @risquebusinessnews <3 (CUT TO ABOUT 11 MINUTES TO SKIP WEDDING TALK) Check us out on the socials @laurasogar @mae_planert @risquebusinessnews or email us email@example.com
61 minutes | Nov 8, 2022
Elon Musk buys the Bird App - Twitter!
The girls talk the man of the hour, Elon Musk. The rocket man has finally completed his purchase of Twitter and it has been SPICY. We talk about his grand entrance to Twitter HQ with a kitchen sink in tow, losing all Twitter’s advertisers, his flirty tweets with AOC and of course the $8 subscription. Get this guy a reality tv show already! Like and Subscribe on most platforms (not Twitter) @risquebusinessnews @Laurasogar @mae_planert
64 minutes | Nov 1, 2022
Mae talks Wedding Industry!
The wedding industry: Mae is finally getting married, so in honor of her marriage (and Laura celebrating her shutting the F up about it already) the gals are covering the wedding industry. Turns out saying "I Do" is a whole $61B industry. Laura and Mae talk biggest celeb weddings, and epic bridezilla and groomzilla (men can be nuts too) moments found online. Follow us @risquebusinessnews @mae_planert @laurasogar Thanks for listening!
69 minutes | Oct 25, 2022
Spooky Business Stories!
Spirit Halloween and other drugs: a hodgepodge of stories from the week! Mae and Laura cover Spirit Halloween and the spooky business model where they throw a bunch of clown costumes into a bankrupt business warehouse. Other topics include: The head of lettuce that stayed fresh longer than the British prime minister (we also think Mae’s had yeast infections longer). The most horrifying image you’d ever see under a microscope (it's an ant) An Aussie lab that made brain cells play pong like some low-rent Frankenstein and finally how eBay said no thanks to Jeffrey Dahmer - but another store said yes please and is selling his urn for $250k. Thanks for listening! Follow us @Risque Business News @LauraSogar @mae_planert for more content!
88 minutes | Oct 13, 2022
That time the Sinaloa Cartel laundered $16 billion through HSBC (part 2)
The girls are back again with part 2 of the story of the Sinaloa cartel and how they cleaned up their finances with the help of the world's biggest bank, HSBC. This week the story focuses on the Mexican government's attempt to get one of the world's largest companies to simply stop funding terrorists. Feels like a simple ask but you'd be surprised! We also spend literally the first 28 minutes talking about haunted houses, sex clubs, and how we can't take Mae anywhere so if that's not your thing... skip ahead. Also trigger warning there's an INSANE murder in this episode. :( Follow us @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert Topics: Everett Stern the whistleblower who didn't get into the CIA HSBC anti-money laundering division (it's a ghost town) Anna Delvey is out of jail! King Charles' weird wakeup routine Laura takes a very famous swimmer on the world's worst recruiting trip Mae has a breakdown at a haunted house
77 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
The Scandals of El Chapo and HSBC
The girls are back from Mae's bachelorette in Mexico City so it felt only right to discuss one of the scariest businesses in the world... The Cartel. This story focuses on HSBC, a legit bank that also happened to enable the Sinaloa cartel to be REALLY good at their job (drug trafficking and murder). In part 1 we talk about El Chapo's history, how HSBC could really not be bothered to worry about anti-money laundering, and attempt to explain the Mexican Peso Crisis (lol). We also discuss Tom Brady's divorce (bye Tampa!), Edward Snowden, Kim Kardashian's SEC fine, and a couple in Brazil with the world's worst gender reveal party. Follow us online for more content @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert
65 minutes | Sep 27, 2022
Kim Kardashian: Business Queen
The worlds greatest mogul: Kim Kardashian of course! Laura and Mae discuss the question we've all wondered - how did Kim Kardashian get so rich? We review her various business ventures from the failed KardashianKard to the absolute dominance of SKIMS. Then of course the nice check she got from an "acting" role with Ray J. This lady is the master of her craft! We also discuss the Beyond Meat CEO biting the nose of a man at an Arkansas football game (??) and Mae's impending bachlorette party in Mexico! As always, follow us @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert
60 minutes | Sep 20, 2022
Patagonia - The Only Good Business Man?
This week we discuss outdoor apparel company, Patagonia, and its founder Yvon Chouinard aka one of the world's only good businessmen. You may have seen him pop up in the news for giving away the (massive) company to a newly established non-profit dedicated to fighting climate change. Yvon may be one of the only billionaires who looked at his bank account and said "this is embarrassing" and actually gave all the money away. We discuss his past and how he came to be such an anomaly in our capitalist world. We also cover the Nirvana naked baby lawsuit and a massive scandal rocking the world of chess (sex toys are involved...). If you enjoy the episode please like/subscribe and follow us @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert
62 minutes | Sep 13, 2022
Shark Tank Fails!
Best and worst of Shark Tank Part 1: Mae and Laura grieve the queen (sort of) and get into the good, bad, and the ugly of ABC's Shark Tank pitches. We’re talking most embarrassing pitches, the sharks themselves dropping the ball, lawsuits, and prosthetic tongues for people looking to lick their cat. Listen, things get weird. This will be an ongoing series on the pod so get your popcorn. Follow us @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert
50 minutes | Sep 6, 2022
The Questionable History of Labor Day
Against the spirit of Labor Day Laura and Mae review the *messy* history of Labor Day. Lots of kids working in mines and hot girl walks around Manhattan! We talk about President Grover Cleveland lucking into using the federal holiday as a "pro-worker" move while undermining a violent strike in Chicago. Fun! We also discuss canceled AI rapper FN Meka (yes you read that right), the mystery person who hasn't claimed their $1.34 Billion Mega Millions prize, and the return of Movie Pass. Our guest on this episode is comedian Matthew Broussard (Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, Conan, Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Laura's boyfriend). For more content follow us @risquebusinessnews @laurasogar @mae_planert @mondaypunday
Terms of Service
Your Privacy Choices
© Stitcher 2023