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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/DrDeath_BB

This is an unofficial transcript meant for reference. Accuracy is not guaranteed.
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Charm and media savvy Berlusconi established a new political party ran for Prime Minister of ITALY and one, but instead of fulfilling his promise to drain the swamp Silvio through wild sex parties with prostitutes and real the laws to enrich himself. Italy had unwittingly kicked out one corrupt government with ties to the mafia and replaced it with another. That is until three determined women and two words brought his entire empire crashing down bunker bunker. We're about to play you a brief preview of wonder, is new part many series Bungle Bunker, but while your listening make sure subscribe on Apple pod casts wondering Gay people we're going to MILAN, ITALY, lay on a Thursday night and may have twenty tat is
at night in the courtyard at number eleven, via that they benefit valley. This building used to be a palace, but today its MILAN Central Police station in this is business as usual and tell us there's bring in a seventeen year old girl named Ruby It is scandalous that a strange one cause you have this young girl who gets arrest, for essentially is doing something from one of her roommates and she tells the police, listen, I'm someone important ruby, has wide eyes and pouty lips and was burial. She doesn't look surprised to be here. 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 what 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 and I almost forgot when Ruby walks into that police station Berlusconi. Is 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 ivory 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 what is the Prime Minister do when he hears Ruby them? Steelers at MILAN Police station. He tells the police that she's the egyptian president's knee, 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 Wendy Comings- and this is now right like prevents the end. That the end, because, obviously this club little phone call raises a ton of questions. For one thing: Ruby is not related to the engine president, that was alive All of a sudden, you have someone as powerful as Berlusconi, making a call and this girl who's in jail for stealing out of her roommates purse is sprung from jail, and that raised a lot of eyebrows like who on earth. Is this girl? Where does she come from? How does she know Berlusconi Importantly? What does she know, because Ruby definitely no something. In the end. To what she knows is just who were born booger hunger, Tonga. The words of a 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 the hell!
Let me just go some advice of anyone, asks you to boom the booger run without coming up this season on Google Bunker this kind of crazy moment with Berlusconi's bloodstained face facing In short, what was going on? Somebody has been involved in kidnapping one of your house, gas and you'd on 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, a famous cover, endlessly saying the man who scrooge an entire country. We have to attack a tax. Attack. If we treat our enemies with concentrated fire and fire Leslie against them. They will finally start
there is a girls! Are you ready for the Buddha, 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 Silvio Berlusconi was a real estate mogul turned billionaire play way with a scandal, ridden track record a mile long. Everyone just assumed that when he decided to run for office there was a stunt. No one ever thought he could actually, when but Berlusconi's wealth, charisma and control over the media made him one of the most influential men in the world until three women and two words item down bunker bunker. Amazement is in the sky to be my blue eye, many comings and my new eight part. Many serious bunker bugger is available on September aid on Apple pie,
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