72 minutes | Aug 27, 2020

Episode 40, London: Oliver Bullough

Oliver Bullough is one of my favorite journalists on earth, most recently the author of Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World. He is an expert at plainly describing the complex ways we’re all being screwed by the shadowy billionaire economy, a skill that is all the more vital during this pandemic which has been so strangely profitable for the elite. Oliver and I met up in London in 2019 and for this vodka-fueled conversation about the wild world of global cash.

This episode was previously paywalled on Luminary Podcasts but is being re-released now, free and for the people.

Show Notes:

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Oliver Bullough’s books:

Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World

The Last Man in Russia: The Struggle to Save a Dying Nation

Let Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the Caucasus

Michael Lewis’ books that Oliver mentions:

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

Liar's Poker

Other links:

Winners Take All

Billion Dollar Whale

Say Yes To The Dress

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