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.
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Hey dropout fans, it's Brad, milky host of ABC's Daily NEWS, podcast start here, and because you like the drop out, I wanted to tell you about another show you might like from Andre media. It's called Bunga Bunga and it tells the incredible true story of how former italian Prime Minister Sylvio Berlusconi used his media empire to hypnotize the italian people for decades. For almost twenty years he had ITALY and much of the world. In the palm of his hand, Berlusconi thought he was invincible until two words brought his empire crashing down. Bunga bunga we're about to play you a preview here and literally while you're listening, you can subscribe to Bunga Bunga on Apple podcasts or wherever you're listening right now, okay, people we're going.
To MILAN. Italy lay on a Thursday night and may have twenty tat is a quiet night in the courtyard at number eleven visa that their benefits Ellie. This building used to be a palace, but today its MILAN Central police Station- and this is business as usual and tell officers bring in a seventeen year old girl named Ruby, really scandalous, such a strange one cause you have this young girl who gets arrested for essentially, you steal
something from one of her roommates and she tells the police. Listen. I'm someone important ruby, has wide eyes and party lips and was buried. She doesn't look surprised to be here at this is her first brush with the cops but a few hours after she arrived 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 to say that
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. Oh and I almost forgot when Ruby walks into that police station Berlusconi is also as a prime
minister, that's who calls about this random seventeen year old at a local precinct police station a little before midnight on a Thursday, and so everybody raises an eyebrows and sure enough Berlusconi knew exactly who Ruby Ruby could end quote. The hard stealer was ruby stage. Name is Ruby Rubik Corey, Ruby,
the heart stealer? So what is the Prime Minister do when he hears Ruby the hard still
at the MILAN police station? He tells the police that she's the egyptian president's niece and he doesn't want an international incident. He tells the police to let her go so they do the end. Thanks for joining us, everyone from wondering I'm way
comings, and this is now right like prevents the end. 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 a lie. All of a sudden, you have someone as powerful as Bruce County, making a call, and this girl who's in jail for stealing out of her roommates purse is from
Hu Jia, and that raised a lot of eyebrows like
earth is this girl? Where does she come from? How does she know Berlusconi and, more importantly, what does she know because Ruby definitely know something
and the answer to what she knows is just two words: boom boom Bunga Bunga, two words that will spell out a world of trouble for Berla Stony for ITALY and maybe the
world two words that are the mystery at the heart of this story. What the hell is going on now. Let me just give you something:
if anyone ever asks you to Bunga Bunga run
coming up this season on hunger bunker, this kind of crazy moment with Berlusconi's blood,
In face and had even 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,
losing out of plunging neck lines and tottering on stiletto heels? We ran a cover, a famous feverishly saying the man who scrooge an entire country. We have to attack attack attack if we treat our enemies with concentrated fire and fight.
Relentlessly against them. They will. Finally start, he said: is a girls? Are you ready for the Google booger, I'm Wendy Comings and my new a 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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