Grubstakers

Grubstakers

Since Feb 2018·170 episodes

A podcast providing biography and commentary on the lives and misdeeds of billionaires. New episodes on Tuesdays (Soundcloud) and Thursdays (Patreon).

Episodes

1:10:52
13 days ago
This week we're joined by Molly Lambert and Jonny Coleman of NOlympics LA to discuss California real estate billionaire Rick Caruso and the upcoming 2028 LA Olympics. We review the shady history of the games, the role of Epstein connected LA power broker Casey Wasserman, as well as the devastatin...
1:11:50
21 days ago
On this episode we cover the Italian stallion the lawyer with no law practice under his belt Gianni Agnelli. We cover how he was born with wealth from his grandfather, which included a 20 year long bender enjoying the exciting life of international playboy. This episode features such known guest ...
1:15:12
28 days ago
This week we continue our look at the Pritzker family empire and today we have chosen Penny Pritzker and her many crimes against humanity to focus on. We discover how Hyatt Hotels has abused their staff, the Jeffrey Epstein connection the family and their connection to BCCI. We covered another J....
1:14:46
1 month ago
Boy Howdy it's Episode 167 of Grubstakers where we profile Chinese billionaire Ma Huateng, creator of Tencent, the largest social media and game company you've never heard of. A de facto arm of the state surveillance apparatus, Tencent has their fingers in everything from the Chinese social credi...
04:17
1 month ago
New episode on Nick Kroll’s father Jules Kroll. Full episode at https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-166-37650803
1:00:26
1 month ago
Episode 165 is out. The subject is Harold Hamm; the Okie billionaire who made his fortune innovating horizontal drilling, causing earthquakes, and who is the right-hand man to Trump for his energy independence policy-making. He’ll “drink your milkshake”, because he has type-2 diabetes. Watch out!
04:37
2 months ago
Final part of our 3 part series on Citi Bank on Patreon now! Full episode here :https://www.patreon.com/posts/37090443
1:29:10
2 months ago
This week we talk about DIY asshole Bernie Marcus, the man who says he built his $6.6 billion Home Depot fortune from scratch. We discuss the weird lies behind his origin story, his abuse of his workers, his illegal union busting, and the fact that he's profited off of keeping Home Depot stores o...
1:15:29
2 months ago
Part 2 of our profile on Sanford I Weill and his role at Citigroup we will take a longer look at Citi group in our last part of this trilogy. This episode covers Sandy Weill’s children and their misdeeds into falling upward in a no consequence system. The tarnished relationship between sandy and ...
1:09:32
2 months ago
The first part of our 3 part series exploring the saga of Citigroup, the first American bank to become too big to fail. We follow the career of its billionaire CEO Sandy Weill: a rich kid from Brooklyn who had a dream to climb the corporate ladder by smashing up a million people's pensions, healt...
1:19:04
3 months ago
Enter Joe Lewis: reclusive restaurateur-turned super villain currency speculator. Joe Lewis (the businessman; not the boxer) made billions betting against sovereign currencies, and nearly lost a billion betting on Bear Stearns. Now he wants to setup his own State in Argentina. In order to stop Jo...
1:04:57
3 months ago
In our 2 part series on one of the richest families to ever exist, the basis for the Orson Wells classic Citizen Kane and a man who was kicked out of Harvard for shenanigans involving mailing his poop we discuss the illustrious Hearst Family. Covering George Hearst, the father of the megalomaniac...
1:32:01
3 months ago
Due to (thankfully mild) illness, we had to delay this week's regularly scheduled episode. In it's stead, here's the most recent Patreon episode, the Grubstakers' reactions to the end of the Bernie campaign. Stay safe stay healthy.
1:13:09
3 months ago
Re release so people have better access to the episode. We use Google Hangouts to explain the rise of Eric Yuan and Zoom video conferencing -- all from the quarantine underground. Eric wants you to socially distance yourselves from his personal history and source of wealth, but we've got the de...
1:19:36
3 months ago
We discuss the continuing and worsening covid-19 emergency in New York City and take an in depth look at the $6 trillion wall street relief bill that just passed congress. It's getting money directly to the people who need it most in this crisis: too big to fail banks who just had their junk bond...
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