Since Project Brazen launched, we've released 14 podcasts investigating everything from Navy corruption to international art trafficking. Today, we're adding one more podcast to that line-up. It's called Whale Hunting, and you can think of it as a sister to the newsletter.
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If you've been with us from the beginning, you'll know Whale Hunting came about as a result of Bradley and Tom's globe-spanning 1MDB investigation. Jho Low, the fraudster who orchestrated the $6 billion theft from the 1MDB fund and is still at large, was the ultimate whale.
If you're new here, let me acquaint you with this term. It comes from nightclubs and casinos, who use it as a codeword for big spenders. At Whale Hunting, our use of the term is a little broader. The whales are the people, usually armed with extraordinary amounts of money, that play a larger role in global affairs than their public profile might suggest. Once you understand who they are and how they operate, you'll never look at the news in the same way.
Which brings us to today's update. Since Project Brazen launched, we've released 14 podcasts investigating everything from Navy corruption to international art trafficking. Today, we're adding one more podcast to that line-up. It's called Whale Hunting, and you can think of it as a sister to the newsletter.
Every Wednesday, Tom and Bradley will share what’s got them talking this week, from global headlines to underworld gossip. Each episode will offer something different, but you can expect obscene tales of corruption, insights on the bizarre habits of billionaires, and conversations with reporters, spies, hostage negotiators, cops, authors, and the occasional criminal. Think of it as dropping in on the watercooler chat at Project Brazen’s office.
For our debut episode today, we're discussing the stranger-than-fiction story of Pras Michel, and attempting to answer the questions: how did the Ghetto Superstar rapper become locked in an international financial fraud case – and will dodgy AI put him behind bars?
In the weeks ahead, we'll be covering the mafia, oligarchs, espionage and more, and chatting with reporters and former intelligence officers.
In fact, if there's something you'd like to hear Tom and Bradley dig into, get in touch! You can drop us an email at email@example.com.
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