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Bribe, Swindle or Steal

Feb 1, 2023

Listen to the riveting first-hand story of a Unaoil executive who found himself at the center of a bribery scheme.


Jan 25, 2023

Jim Campbell, author of “Madoff Talks” and featured in the recently released Netflix documentary, “Madoff:  Monster of Wall Street,” joins the podcast to talk about FTX.  Having studied both men, he compares what we know about Bankman-Fried and Madoff.


Jan 18, 2023

Michael Forsythe, co-author with Walt Bogdanich of “When McKinsey Comes to Town”, joins the podcast to talk about McKinsey’s work in support of autocratic regimes, its rampant conflicts of interest and the distance between its stated values and its work on the ground. 


Jan 11, 2023

Diana Henriques describes Madoff’s Ponzi scheme, discusses how difficult it is to uncover fraud by those who prey on the trust of others and addresses the simple, consistent controls that saved some investors from losses. Diana is featured in the new Netflix series MADOFF: The Monster of Wall Street.


Jan 4, 2023

Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins the podcast to discuss her book Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present, which examines 100 years of authoritarian rule. She describes the characteristics of a strongman and the strange virility cult surrounding these leaders before turning to the central role of corruption in the autocrat’s...