The Dream

1: Wanna Swim in Cash?

41:52 | Sep 24th, 2018

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


saam recommended:Jul 21st, 2019

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, 2019

@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, 2019

@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, 2019

@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.

onellamegan recommended:Jul 18th, 2019

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

dannyJul 18th, 2019

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

onellameganJul 30th, 2019

@danny Thanks! That was fascinating.

mm recommended:Apr 29th, 2019

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, 2019

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

virovalkyrie recommended:Apr 16th, 2019

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, 2019

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

mmApr 29th, 2019

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

mmMay 1st, 2019

@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, 2019

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