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Join the late Anthony Bourdain’s partners at Roads & Kingdoms for interviews over drinks around the world. From Iraq to Appalachia, fueled by everything from Japanese energy drinks to Russian moonshine. Hosted by journalist Nathan Thornburgh. Beats by Dan the Automator. Artwork by Daisy Dee. Show art by Edel Rodriguez.
27 Aug 2020 • 1 hour 14 mins
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:Subscribe to Oligarchy: Oliver Bullough’s newsletter for Coda StoryOliver Bullough’s books:Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the WorldThe Last Man in Russia: The Struggle to Save a Dying NationLet Our Fame Be Great: Journeys Among the Defiant People of the CaucasusMichael Lewis’ books that Oliver mentions:The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday MachineLiar's PokerOther links:Winners Take AllBillion Dollar WhaleSay Yes To The Dress Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices