International listeners who looked for this Audible series when they heard it teased on Radiolab back in February might well have found themselves disappointed; even on Channels, the series wasn't available in our territory. We're pleased to report it is available now, presumably globally, through all your regular audio providers. It documents the efforts of NY Magazine reporter Steve Fishman to bring us the inside story of Wall Street crook Bernie Madoff. Following a long pursuit, Madoff agrees to speak to Fishman from prison, and these interviews, along with contributions from other key players in his elaborate Ponzi scheme, enable Fishman to begin piecing together a picture of the man. Two episodes in, Madoff remains an enigma, having not yet shed his money-man habits of obfuscation and self-preservation (note also: in prison, he has cornered the market on hot chocolate). New instalments Fridays.
Gateway episode: Ep. 1: Getting to Madoff (5 May 2017)