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Enjoy this story selection about how a Papa Murphy's chain is connected to Terrorism, yeah really. We do these Round up episodes twice a month for our Patreon supporters so we wanted to give you an example of the types of stories you'll be getting. Don't forget to check us out on patreon.com/grubstakers to get the full episode and more. Enjoy!
This week the boys sit down with John F. O'Donnell to chat about O.G. (Old German) Klaus Schwab. You heard of DAVOS? Dat's dis dude. If you thought we talked a big conspiracy game in our last episode dear listeners, then buckle up. We're about to drop some red hot William Gibson shit in your lap today. Oh and Greta Thunberg says hi! She's not on the show, she just seems nice so I imagine she would say hi to you, as she distracts you from the assimilation. We use this article as a really great reference in the episode, so here is the hot sauce. https://winteroak.org.uk/2020/10/05/klaus-schwab-and-his-great-fascist-reset/ You can find John on Instagram or Twitter @therealjfod You can also check out his podcast "Take Your Pills, Psychopath!" http://takeyourpillspod.com
This episode we sit down with Mike Recine of the "The Sit Down with Mike Recine Podcast" podcast. Basically, the thesis statement of this episode is. 9/11 needs to be properly investigated with an actual qualified 3rd party investigation. NOT a Bush investigating the Bush's. Along the way we are going to talk about some conspiracy theories and their legitimacy in some cases.... wait... where are you going? COME BACK! Seriously, there is some stuff involved with the financial market that gets covered, and let's face it, Larry Silverstein who owned the buildings involved in the attacks, was pulling some pretty shady ass shit, and by pretty I mean VERY. So just give it a listen with an open mind, but of course at the end of the day you're all smart people, otherwise you wouldn't be listening to our podcast. However, the original investigation, was flawed, and I don't think anyone can deny that.
This episode we down some energy drink and dive into the legacy of Michael Savage, and the footnote of Rockstar Energy Drink, his son Russell Weiner. Featuring our special guest from Chapo Trap House, Felix Biederman. The lads were having so much fun that the audio get's a little bit crispy here and there, but it just goes to show you how spicy the show and the subject is this time around. Don't forget to check out Sean and Yogi's Twitter/Instagram for more info about their live shows in Seattle and Portland, and feel free to support us on our Patreon.
The biggest CEO and Governor in both size, width, and breadth. Jim Muthafuckin “Boy Uh I say I say boy” Justice. So Jim, do you really, like reaaaally actually act as a CEO over 100 companies? Oh… really? I mean seems like that's a lot on your plate while also being a Governor… oh you also coach a High School girls Basketball team? That sure is a lot time that you could be fixing your states economy, or I don't know maybe improving Health and Welfare… OH Infrastructure yeah that's failing and uhh… Wait, Did you say High School girls Basketball team?! Oh no… oh no no no no no. Here is a link to the Forbes Article Sean mentioned, if you're into the whole reading thing. (There is also an audio version in the article, so don't worry) https://www.forbes.com/sites/christopherhelman/2021/03/30/gov-jim-justice-no-longer-a-billionaire-after-850-million-debt-to-insolvent-greensill-capital-revealed/?sh=52f6649e433b Don't forget to check out Yogi and Sean in Seattle and Portland if you are in the year 2021 in Late September. Although if this is in the future. You should just check out their standup whenever. They're pretty damn good at it.
This is episode 130 exclusively released to our Patreon Listeners. It is now available to you! The wonderful listeners who aren't yet a Patreon. If you want to hear all of our historical episodes and be on the bleeding edge of hot takes on current news and politics with our new Bi-Weekly Updates. Then you should totally go to pateron.com/grubstakers and we can hook you up. Thanks for listening, and here is the original episode description. "In this episode we attempted to cover Larry Robbins but got sidetracked by the prospect of war. Also Andy tells a completely fictional story about getting fired from a company named Blern which has no relation to one of Larry Robbins's charitable ventures by the name of Zearn."
This week we talk about William Shu the CEO of Deliveroo. Rhymes are fun. Anyways, we talk about how he came up with this brilliant idea of getting food delivered to you. What a genius! The twist is instead of trying to compete in America he decided to subjugate the minorities and impoverished into delivering food as "Independant Contractors" in the UK instead. SPICY. All because he wanted to order 25 whoppers at Morgan Stanley. Comment below if you think this will be the first episode that doesn't have a connection to Jeffrey Epstein. Also be sure to check out Yogi and Sean performing in Portland on Sept 16th and in Seattle Sept 17th and 18th. Follow Grubstakers on Twitter for more info.
It's another Buttigieg supporter and this time it's the man who invented MySpace for careerist psychopaths: LinkedIn. We've endorsed his skills at making less money selling his property to Microsoft than the Minecraft guy and rehabilitating Jeffrey Epstein. He also made an Apples to Apples ripoff called "Trumped Up Cards", which you can buy at trumpedupcards.com or alternatively put your money into a paper shredder.
This week we are taking a look at the Singh brothers. Malvinder Mohan Singh and Shivinder Mohan Singh the heirs to a generic pharmaceutical company that would be responsible for providing Africans with AIDS, junk drugs. A major source for this episode was A Bottle of Lies: The Inside Story of the Generic Drug Boom by Katherine Eban. Sean is slowly being radicalized by RFK so a significant portion is spent on new theories as to why the world sucks. All that and more right here on Grubstakers. Check out Grubstakers.net for a full list of our resources on this and every other episode. Enjoy!
We looked at the similarities between empires collapsing of the past. Oddly enough we believe we found a pattern in the madness. Sean read a book about domestic Russian actors and asset stripping it's called Godfather of the Kremlin: The Decline of Russia in the Age of Gangster Capitalism by Paul Klebnikov. Many Russian accents, Drago impressions, and dark truths of our futures past?
In this one we provide an overview of the recent IRS leaks to ProPublica regarding the tax-avoidance schemes of the 25 wealthiest Americans. We examine the massive crime of releasing personal tax records to the public and demand arrest and public execution for those responsible. The article covered is available here: https://www.propublica.org/article/the-secret-irs-files-trove-of-never-before-seen-records-reveal-how-the-wealthiest-avoid-income-tax
Dating's weird, isn't it? In this episode we're joined by the wonderful Kate Willett (@katewillett on Twitter) to explore the wild uncertainties of dating and the financial windfall available to those with the foresight to monetize it with a gimmick. Specifically we give an overview of the life and times of Bumble's Whitney Wolfe Herd and learn how she made her billion dollar fortune through shady Russian start up money, hostile work environments, offshore tax avoidance shell corporations, and most important of all, an app that puts women first. Kate's podcast Reply Guys can be found here: https://soundcloud.com/replyguys You can listen to Kate's audible audiobook "Dirtbag Anthropology" here: https://www.audible.com/pd/Dirtbag-Anthropology-Audiobook/B08W5FSQ1V
We continue our profile on the Hearst family beginning with more details on the Hearst that started it all! Rounding out the end of his life with his family tree going to today. The harrowing story of Patricia Hearst and the conspiracies her time with the SLA contains and a look at Fitch from the Paris-based Fimalac in 2006 for $592 million. Fitch is the world’s third-largest credit-ratings firm. Lastly we round out the episode talking about the 2 billionaire heirs William Randolph Hearst the III, John Augustine Chilton Hearst and closing out the episode talking about our favorite MeToo podcast host Chris Hardwick and his wife Lydia Hearst-Shaw that’s right the Nerdist is a Hearst entity. We are once again join by Eli Sairs go follow him and shit.
Dating's weird, isn't it? In this episode we're joined by the wonderful Kate Willett (@katewillett on Twitter) to explore the wild uncertainties of dating and the financial windfall available to those with the foresight to monetize it with a gimmick. For the full episode visit https://www.patreon.com/grubstakers.
Almost just in time for 4/20, the guys take a break from the billionaires grind for a low-key episode about some sketchy businesses. Steven's audio is messed up in this one because Andy forgot to press a button on the recorder and Andy is very sorry.
In this one we profile one of the most successful men on Wall Street, Bernie Madoff. We go from his early hardscrabble years trading penny stocks with his earnings from working as a lifeguard to his meteoric rise as one of the most successful and respected men in finance, netting consistent returns of 15-20%. We were particularly inspired by this man's story and hope you will be too.
Unlocked for Easter: On this special ep we talk about The Vatican, from its humble beginnings with Jesus destroying the tables of money changers to its modern era as a destroyer of massive international banks. We also talk about the stuff with the kids.
On this episode we're taking a trip to Camelot to attend the court of America's favorite Irish family, the Kennedys. For part 1 of an upcoming 4 part series we examine the rise of Joe Kennedy and the war adventures of a young disease-riddled Jack Fitzgerald. So far it looks like nothing but smooth sailing for this rugged band of papists.
We're joined by Nathanael Haun, communal farmer and noted poster. We cover Monsanto, factory farming, and the corporate techniques killing family farms across America for decades. You should all read his Substack post "The American Collective: the role of the commune and party in the 21st century of the American Continent", as it is excellent. By the way, did you know that in Japan the LDP appointed a "Minister of Loneliness"? Where to find Nathanael: https://turbonics.substack.com/ @Turbo_Fucker
This month we take a stab at covering the business of animals. To kick off this extravaganza of corruption we speak with animal rights activist and founder of SHARK (Showing Animals Respect and Kindness) about the corruption/thievery within animal charities such as PETA, the threat that factory farming poses against climate change and the effect the media has to dumb down the individual, which leads us to admiring animal abusers such as Joe Exotic. Support Shark by donating to them, watching their videos on YouTube or even just telling a friend about the reality of the dystopian present we live in. P.S This is the book about the meat industry mentioned by Steve Hindi during the interview. Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect, And Inhumane Treatment Inside the U.S. Meat Industry by Gail A. Eisnitz https://sharkonline.org/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCC7K5BrapNSnk6XcXbpqXNg https://twitter.com/sharkonline
We tackle the short squeeze at GameStop that has caused their stock price to explode and offer a handy explainer for essential investing terms such as “shorting”, “naked shorts”, “tendies”, “diamond hands”, “gamma squeeze”, and “wife’s boyfriend”. We further offer a few lessons to take away from what has happened so far as well as some predictions for the future and a stern insistence that nothing we say in this podcast is investment advice.
For our first episode of 2021 we're joined by the one and only Glenn Greenwald to discuss the January 6th riots at the DC Capitol Building and what the media reaction to them can tell us. In particular we focus on the long term plan to codify "domestic terrorism" as a federal crime and speak about why it is so disturbing to see so many embracing war on terror rhetoric to describe Trump supporters. Glenn has extensive and well known experience reporting on the global war on terror and he walks us through some of the most egregious examples of what we can expect to see as President-elect Biden and many in Congress call for bringing that war to the homeland. Also we make a hail mary plea for the pardons of Julian Assange, Edward Snowden, and other deserving recipients. You can find Glenn's substack here: https://greenwald.substack.com/
On our last episode of the year we close out with part 2 on Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu. The lion of bourdillion, bobo Chicago and the biggest landlord in Nigeria. We cover the rest of the bio on Bola, his reign in the Lagos politics, his odd family connections, and close it out with the Lekki Toll Gate massacre. Thank you again to those of you enjoying our show. It has been an honor and a pleasure and we are looking forward to another year of billionaires to roast. Enjoy!
This week we cover the life and misdeeds of Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu also known as Yekini Amoda Ogunlere Hamid Sangodele Adekunle Tinubu or my favorite Bobo Chicago join us on this 2-part series on how he used his time to be a bagman in Chicago, a ruffian in his youth and why he definitely needs giant trucks of money or gold to come to his house. This episode was suggested to us by a listener and we encourage those reading this to reach out with any suggestions or hey maybe a review? Part 2 of this will be released on SoundCloud more billionaire shenanigans on our Patreon enjoy! Oh and for this episode Yogi read a book!
This week with Alex Ptak of Pod Damn America we cover the life and misdeeds of Jonathan Tisch. Find out all about how the Tisch family initially made their riches, (Friends & Family LLC) the 6 billion dollar net worth of the family does all sorts of horrible things including a insurance racket where they wouldn’t pay out on hazard insurance to contractors in warzones. Find out all that and more right here on Grubstakers. https://www.propublica.org/article/us-insurance-firm-neglects-survivors-of-iraqi-translators-may-face-criminal
We take a dive into the life of automotive software billionaire Robert Brockman and his recent indictment for what has been called the largest tax fraud in US history. Accused of dodging taxes on more than $2 billion in income he had an assist from an old episode subject, billionaire Robert F. Smith, of promising to pay off the debt of the graduating class of Morehouse fame. On this part 1 of 2 we provide an update on Smith and walk through the basics of the court case and the story of just how Brockman ended up in this situation. You can read the full federal indictment here: https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/1327921/download You can read more posts from the anonymous Reynolds and Reynolds whistle blower here: https://reynoldswhistleblower.blogspot.com/
Originally released Nov 7 2019 In the third and final installment of our BCCI series we trace the ill fated BCCI foray into the American market, the decline and fall of the bank, Henry Kissinger's role, and explore a few of the lingering questions that remain even today. We also discuss some of Whitney Webb's reporting on possible Jeffrey Epstein links to BCCI and really go off the deep end with some stuff about the Finder's Cult and the Franklin Credit Scandal. Future episodes on other BCCI linked billionaires to come so feel free to hit us up if there's stuff that we missed.
Originally Released Oct 31 2019 In our second dive into the BCCI scandal we continue to look at the horrid conditions which led to journalists being murdered, children being kill and rapes and of course no one was to blame. Thanks for supporting the podcast if you want to join our Discord server it is available to our Patreon subscribers. Sean may stream himself playing Hitman some day. Thanks!
This week we cover the lifestyles of Lex Greensill the Australian airplane obsessed nerd who figured out how to make billions from a process called “Supply Chain Financing” or “Reverse Factoring” It’s honestly very confusing, and convoluted so we are graciously joined by Riley from the podcast Trashfuture. It’s a wild ride that doesn’t have enough drops of Fosters beer. Check out their podcast Trashfuture and follow the hosts of that show on twitter. @raaleh, @HKesvani, @milo_edwards, @inthesedeserts and @aliceavizandum Enjoy!
Sample from Episode 200: October 2020 Round Up (Arctic Methane, Jho Low update, Bola Tinubu, and election predictions). Listen to the full episode here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/episode-200-2020-43437327
We're joined by Robbie Martin of Media Roots Radio to discuss the 2001 Anthrax attacks in the United States and explore the case of Matt Dehart, an incarcerated hackactivist who claims to have received documents linking the bio-terrorism event to elements of the CIA. It's a story so bizarre that you might not believe it but listen to our overview of the official government investigation and the shutdown of any follow up and tell us you don't have questions. You can find Robbie on twitter @FluorescentGrey You can listen to the Media Roots Radio podcast on the anthrax attacks here: https://soundcloud.com/media-roots/schrodingers-super-patriot-the-2001-anthrax-mystery-pt-1-of-2 And view his short documentary on it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PqU7dXEirU
This week we look at Nelson Rockefeller and his time in U.S politics. We briefly cover the Rockefeller wealth and will take a longer look at that on a future episode. On this episode we dive into the policies of the republicans of this brief era and how some of them were more progressive than what democrats propose today. For this discussion we are joined by special guest Tobi Olowe the host of Impressions of America. At one point to take the focus off the US we spend a moment to discuss the UK’s Priti Patel. Enjoy! The following was mentioned by Tobi to add to our description. I think listeners should consider the biography On His Own Terms by Richard Norton Smith. For the early CIA stuff although we didn't get into it as much but Gerard Colby's Thy Will on Rockefeller political interests in Latin America. For the Rockefeller family perhaps the PBS documentary. Impressions of America is a history podcasts about US History since the 1960s. We have covered key conservatives including Nixon, Reagan, William F Buckley, Ayn Rand and their effects on American life. Follow him on Twitter @Dontigga
Join us as we get into the weeds of Eurodollars, the Libor rigging scandal during the 2008-9 financial crisis, and the Libor replacement known as SOFR (the "secured overnight financing rate"). SOFR is supposed to be safe against manipulation that happened to Libor; but is it? We'll look at the mechanics of how Wall Street and London City bankers could still ruin wholesale credit for everyone, again, on Grubstakers CIA Paper on Soviet banks in the west in 1969: https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/DOC_0000233857.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2GIP9__UuFi0eMddht7_xl83cplWQoW9oMspKNc7tD57WuzXNEvPkPhu8
A short overview of the system of offshore money that allows the rich and powerful to skirt laws and pick and choose the jurisdictions that apply to them. Learn how to set up a shell corporation, hide your assets, and buy a passport as well as a few facts about a notable Hollywood actor. The main source for this episode was the book "Moneyland" by Oliver Bolloughs: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39979237-moneyland The paper Steve mentions is here: https://publications.iass-potsdam.de/rest/items/item_3259914_4/component/file_3259926/content
We were thrilled to interview David Enrich, the Business Investigations Editor at the New York Times and the author of 'Dark Towers Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction'. On this episode we discuss the odd deaths plaguing the banking industry, he explains mirror trading and how it relates to money laundering, and he answers our questions on what may happen to Deutsche Bank moving forward. His book is an insightful read on the inner mischief of one of the most shady members of the finance community. Follow him on twitter below. @davidenrich
This week we return to our multi part profile of the infamous Deustche Bank. This episode looks at the 50 years after world war 2 and the beginning of this century. We continue to discuss the Nazi gold they stole from the teeth of people to fund the will of the Nazi’s, to the multiple connections to the CIA over the years and lastly the acquisition of Bankers Trust that would add to the hooligans of corruption empowered by the bank that funded the construction of Auschwitz. Also, at one point you can hear Andy’s cat.
In the first of our multi-part series on financial behemoth Deutsche Bank, we discuss the background of the bank that funded the Nazis, Jeffrey Epstein, and America's big beautiful president, solvency be damned. We'll continue to explore the massive house of cards that is Deutsche bank later in the week over at https://www.patreon.com/grubstakers
Check out the Texas boy that made money from casinos. a possible Lolita express connection and a grandson who shot up the school. Donald Trump would be his best man at Phil’s third wedding. He really enjoys furloughing staff and seems very drunk during his RNC speech. This one a doozy go grab Gary Busey tune in to Grubstakers!