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Wondery Presents: Bunga Bunga

2020-09-08

Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was the longest-serving prime minister of one of the world’s wealthiest countries, until he was brought down by three powerful women - and two words: “Bunga Bunga.” From Wondery, the makers of Dirty John and The Shrink Next Door, and hosted by comedian Whitney Cummings, “Bunga Bunga” is an eight part series on the incredible true story of the rise and fall of Silvio Berlusconi, told with Whitney’s signature wit and style.

Listen to Podcast: wondery.fm/DirtyJohn_BB

This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
John may not be good at much, but when it comes to lying he's an expert ass, his web of lies grows bigger. The only solution is more lies. He has a lot in common with the subject of wonder: is new original miniseries longer Bunker hosted by Whitney Cummings Former italian Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, used his media empire to spread lies to an entire country all while engulfed in several criminal scandals Nineteen eighties italian politicians, whereas corrupt as they come, and it was a shock of a politician, hadn't accepted right, A billionaire medium of looking to subvert the law claimed he was so rich. He would never need to take a break all of ITALY, lined up to vote for it, but after his just for election. It was italian politics, as usual We owe Berlusconi through wild sex parties with prostitutes, blackmail, government officials and rewrote loss, protect and enrich himself all while publicly promising to root out corruption.
For almost twenty years he had ITALY and much of the world in the palm of his hand and like many men in power, Silvio thought he was invisible until two words brought the law to his front doorstep and his entire empire crashing down we're about to play you a brief preview wonders new, eight part, many serious bongo bunker. While you listen to me sure to subscribe on Apple podcast, download it today. People were going to MILAN Italy. Lay on a Thursday night and may have. Twenty tat is at night in the courtyard at number, eleven vs that their benefit Ellie. This building used to be a palace but hey, it's MILAN Central Police station in this is business as usual and tell us there's bring in a seventeen year old girl named Ruby. Really scandalous that a strange one, because you have this young girl who
gets arrested for essentially ceilings, thing from one of her roommates and He tells the police, listen, I'm someone important ruby, has wide eyes and pouty lips and must be real. She doesn't look surprised to be here at this is her first brush with the cops a few hours after she arrives at the police station, something happens that will change everything. The phone rings on the other end of the line, Silvio Berlusconi. Ok, here's you need to know about Silvio Berlusconi. Some people like they didn't. Italy he's like Rupert Murdoch and Warren Buffett rolled into one, but that doesn't even do justice to the influence he has in ITALY he's everywhere and he owns everything. I was forgot when Ruby walks into that police station Berlusconi also the prime minister. That's who calls about
random seventeen year old at a local precinct police station a little before midnight on Thursday and so everybody raises in eyebrows and sure enough. Going you exactly who Ruby Ruby could end quote the hard stealer was ruby stage. Name is Ruby, Ruby, Corey, Ruby, the heart stealer, So what is the Prime Minister do when he hears Ruby them Steelers at the MILAN police station. He tells the police that she's the egyptian press. And its needs, and he doesn't want an international incident, he tells the police to let her go, so they do and thanks for joining as everyone from wondering, I'm went comings, and this is what you have right like prevents. The that is not the end, because obviously this club little phone call raises a ton of questions. For one thing, Ruby is not related to the egyptian president. That was
all of a sudden you how someone as powerful as Berlusconi, making a call and this girl who's in jail for stealing out over roommates purse sprung from jail, and that raised a lot of eyebrows like on earth. Is this girl? Where does she come from? How does she know Berlusconi and, more importantly, what does she know because Ruby. Definitely no something in the end. To what she knows is just to work. Longer bogus hunger phone back to work, it will spell out a world of trouble for Berlusconi for ITALY and maybe the world two words that are the mystery at the heart of this story: what How about that?
Let me just give you some advice. If anyone ever asks you to booger booger run without coming up this season, unborn Gabon This kind of crazy moment, with Berlusconi's bloodstained facing you ve been shot. What was going on? Somebody has been involved in kidnapping one of your house. Guessing you, don't fire them right away. What does that mean everywhere? You look. You saw these sort of brute Pask vulgar inflated silly come bodies oozing out of plunging neck lines and tottering stiletto heels. We ran a cover famous cover endlessly saying the man who scrooge an entire country. We have to attack, attack If we treat our enemies with concentrated fire and fire relentlessly against them Finally, stop
there is a girls. Are you ready for the Google booger, I'm Wendy Comings and my new eight part? Many serious bungle bunker is available on apple podcast or you can listen early and ad free by joining wondering plus in the wondering app.
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