The Dream

1: Wanna Swim in Cash?

41:52 | Sep 24th, 2018

+3 echoes
There’s nothing as intoxicating as piles of money, unless the Feds are watching you count it. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (

repeatRe-echoed by stefannypack, danny, mm

virovalkyrieApr 16th

I had always thought pyramid scheme is so well known that no way this is still a thing. However, reality is these MLMs still very much in the picture. They might even be controlling the law! This podcast is definitely an eye-opener.

mmApr 29th

Started listening because I found this through your echo. Finished 2 episodes so far and loving it. Thanks!

mmApr 29th

@aliceko I think you'll like this podcast series. It's about MLMs.

mmMay 1st

@virovalkyrie - Just finished listening to the series. It was superb! This so disturbing what goes on, but the government turns a blind eye to it. I wonder if this series had any impact on the industry after it was released. Thanks again for highlighting this show!

mmMay 15th

@aoneill This investigative series on MLMs is so good. Similar to Caliphate and The Dropout.

mmApr 29th

The Airplane Game sounds absolutely crazy. I was trying to figure out what they were "selling" for most of the episode, but it turns out they were just playing some weird pyramid cash game? Still trying to figure it out...

mmMay 8th

@williamlau - This is also another good series about MLM scams - typically about health and nutrition products.

onellameganJul 18th

Great podcast series in MLM's, exploring different MLMs, and the politics that allow them to keep going.

dannyJul 18th

oh, nice! Glad you found The Dream. btw, loved this vice video on a different MLM:

onellameganJul 30th

@danny Thanks! That was fascinating.

saamJul 21st

If you’ve ever wondered why those pushy annoying emails begin and don’t stop, from your public school friend, who has a “business opportunity “ for you, listen up. To the whole series. It’s great.

mmJul 22nd

@saam This was so good! I liked the fact that it felt more podcast-native vs radio broadcast style too. Been looking for another investigative journalism podcasts like this that’s not true crime. Any recommendations?

saamJul 27th

@mm yes I have lots! Eventually I would love to make a List of whole podcasts ... in the meantime I will try to do this with stand alone episodes.

mmJul 28th

@saam Can't wait to see your curated lists! For serialized podcasts, you can also just add the trailer or the 1st episode of a series as a stand in for entire podcasts for now.