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A podcast providing biography and commentary on the lives and misdeeds of billionaires. New episodes on Tuesdays (Soundcloud) and Thursdays (Patreon).

53:00 | Jul 25th

Originally released July 17th, 2019. On this episode we continue our conversation with Freddie Deboer. We take a close look at the New York charter school the Success Academy, and Freddie shares his personal outlook on the future of education. S...Show More
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02:18 | Jul 17th

Patreon Teaser: Charter Schools feat. Freddie Deboer (Part 2) by Grubstakers

08:40 | Jul 17th

Thank you to our dedicated listener who emailed us this crucial piece of dirt on Steve Feinberg. The information above is from the article linked below. We appreciate our listeners contributing when we make an error thank you for the help! http://ex...Show More

39:59 | Jul 16th

Writer Freddie DeBoer joins us to share his thoughts on charter schools, our education system, and his forthcoming book. Part 2 is available now on our Patreon but will be unlocked in one week. See more of Freddie's work at: More

1:17:05 | Jul 9th

This week we cover Steve Feinberg he created Cerberus Capital Management named after the three headed dog that guarded the gates of Hades his personal mansion. He helped shut down the department store Mervyn's for a profit, and also became the parent...Show More

1:15:21 | Jul 2nd

Leon Black is on the radar, and we know how did his dirty work. Tune in and see how the left-hand man of the Michael “Milk Man” Milken got away with being professional criminals. It’s a lot like Ocean’s Eleven except its nothing like it at all. Tune ...Show More

1:25:36 | Jun 28th

In this week's premium episode we're joined by the pseudonymous employment expert Finn O'Shawnessy to talk job getting tips (tip #1 Lie!). It's a wide-ranging discussion but full of useful tips - so we opened it for all y'all.

1:14:16 | Jun 26th

This week we're discussing billionaire hedge fund trader Steven A. Cohen in particular and the hedge fund industry in general. There are two types of hedge funds: those that fail to beat the market and those that trade on illegal inside information. ...Show More

59:23 | Jun 18th

On this episode we dive into the billionaire making the world thinner by reinventing the corset Sara Blakely. Listen up as we let you in on how hounding the executives at Nieman Marcus, for over a week, and sending a basket of her goods to Oprah help...Show More

1:06:50 | Jun 11th

On this week we cover some of the billionaires that make New York city unlivable. From using mob tactics to detenant buildings, and charging more for amenities that were court ordered, as well as the shady practices of real estate moguls of New York ...Show More

1:08:30 | Jun 4th

This week we're talking about Lily Safra, the Brazilian billionaire who has had four husbands and seen two of them die in mysterious circumstances. We explore her life, we discuss the lingering questions surrounding her 2nd and 4th husbands, and we d...Show More

1:24:50 | May 28th

This week we are covering our favorite high school dropout, veteran and homeless diner owner. He also now owns the Hawaiian island Lanai where Bill Gates got married. This all culminates into labor practices that encourages poisoning their workers fo...Show More

1:12:03 | May 21st

This week we revisit our favorite billionaire named after a smell Elon Musk. A part deux revisiting the first episode we ever recorded. We give a recap of Elon Musk’s past and fill in the gaps since we last recorded February of 2018. We have the plea...Show More

1:05:50 | May 14th

You asked, and we delivered we have Bill Gates in our hot seat. Learn all about what ruthless ways both as a teen and a adult Bill gates bent the arms of the system to his will escaping trouble time and time again to become the richest person on the ...Show More

1:24:43 | May 2nd

This week we're talking about mega billionaire deadbeat Larry Ellison. Hear all about how the CIA put him in business, how his crappy database software became ubiquitous thanks to his government backing, how he almost destroyed his company with shady...Show More

1:01:20 | Apr 23rd

For this episode we interviewed Reed Hundt, former FCC chairman and author of the new book “A Crisis Wasted: Barack Obama’s Defining Decisions.” Hear about his role in the Obama transition and the things he wishes he had told the 44th president to do...Show More

1:23:02 | Apr 16th

On this episode you’ll learn about how Scott Cook intuition on his company Intuit let taxes in American become a turbo tax of income Learn how complicating the tax system benefit the cook family to be accomplished equestrian family. Because owning an...Show More

1:13:03 | Apr 8th

Join our deep dive into the deep-dish Chicago Cubs owner John Joseph Ricketts. He’s a 77-year-old billionaire who founded TD Ameritrade, lives in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and recent email leak revealed his hateful views on Muslims, people of color and f...Show More

57:15 | Apr 3rd

The old current events podcast we did before Grubstakers was called Democracy Later and we had Raghav Mehta as a guest on May 2, 2017. On this episode we discussed Barack Obama accepting $400,000 to give a speech to a healthcare conference sponsored...Show More

1:24:46 | Apr 1st

This week’s episode has several dark moments about the truths of Germany’s Nazi past. Sean McCarthy fulfills his lifelong dream of speaking passionately about an era in humanity that deserves the reality of it to be spread by the masses. The Reimann ...Show More

1:11:15 | Mar 25th

The deep throated voice of Silicon Valley is on blast this week. You know her you love her Elizabeth Holmes. Listen as we discuss the finer points of Elizabeth’s upbringing, how she defrauded some of the horniest for blood rich people, and the movie ...Show More

1:23:15 | Mar 18th

This week Sheldon Adelson is in our hot seat! He is the richest casino owner with most of his money coming from a casino in Macau China, which he has claimed in court that casino is not connected to organize crime. At one point he robbed his own kids...Show More

1:04:56 | Mar 11th

This week we cover the worlds youngest billionaire Kylie Jenner. Join us as we discuss how she built a make up empire off improper labor practices, stealing intellectual properties from artist and passing it off as her own and how the Kardashian-Jenn...Show More

1:12:07 | Mar 5th

Here it is, the episode on Jack Ma, the man with the tiny face. He made a website or something and innovated China into a more disruptive form of communism. Seriously though, hard to write this description when I'm being distracted by that tiny littl...Show More

1:02:12 | Mar 1st

This got pulled for a copyright music claim. We edited the music out and reupped. I can't remember what the description was last time but this episode is about the creator of Minecraft, Markus Perrson (Notch). He made a cool unfinished game then got ...Show More

47:40 | Feb 26th

The conclusion of our 3 part look at Larry Page and Sergey Brin continues our discussion of surveillance capitalism and examines the extent to which they have captured the government and the political system. With Silicon Valley money so dominate in ...Show More

1:09:00 | Feb 18th

Part 2 of 3 in our dive in to Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and how they help create the eyes that never stop watching us. This episode is more focused on Google's shady business practices, how google and the US government have been trading employees like...Show More

1:04:54 | Feb 11th

Part 1 of 3 in our dive in to Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and the weird world of early Google. Parts 2 and 3 are focused on Google's shady business practices, but this one focuses more on fucking. Turns out these weirdos fuck. Look at that picture of th...Show More

1:10:10 | Jan 28th

Fresh off his 66th birthday (the devils birthday) in the hot seat is Jeffrey Epstein. Join us as we have a round table discussion of his numerous misdeeds, the nefarious schemes played to amass his fortune, and the laundry list of celebrities involve...Show More

1:14:03 | Jan 23rd

Our 50th episode is a real car bomb under a mafia prosecutor's vehicle. We're discussing the life and times of billionaire former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi. Hear all about how he launched a political career for the inspiring reason of keeping hims...Show More

1:15:03 | Jan 14th

This week we cover the NFL outlaw Jerry Jones. We cover everything from his dad’s alcoholic behavior at the White Pig Inn, to how he allegedly almost got a loan from Jimmy Hoffa and how he rules the brightest star the Dallas Cowboys. All of this is e...Show More

1:16:40 | Jan 7th

This week we are back with a tale from across the pound the harbinger of corruption in India, the golden son of Reliance Industries Mukesh Ambani. Join us as we discuss the finer points of why someone who throws a 100 million dollar wedding, tears do...Show More

08:42 | Jan 1st

Here's your promised New Year's bonus episode with not one but two Jho Low recordings as delivered to us from the aether. Take this one to the gym with you 'cause it's our hottest track to date.

1:06:49 | Dec 25th, 2018

This week we talk Stewart and Lynda Resnick, the billionaires who use more water than the city of LA. They want to squeeze every drop of water from the Californian public to keep a stranglehold on the bland nut market. They want to starve the people ...Show More

1:10:52 | Dec 18th, 2018

On this episode we cover the capitalistic escapade of Michel Milken. How he cheated his way to billions why people defend him to this day, and we rag on this dudes face a lot. Join us on another episode asking the question is there such a thing as a ...Show More

1:11:54 | Dec 11th, 2018

This week we cover the master of disaster Vince McMahon. We cover how this trailer park child of abuse goes on to create an empire of people who are in various stages of drug addiction, CTE issues, and sexual abuse. Sean and Steven are absent on our ...Show More

1:07:01 | Dec 3rd, 2018

This week's episode follows the foibles of adorably corrupt leech on the state Ananda Krishnan. Hear all about how he was able to fund the 1985 Live Aid concert by jumping in bed with kleptocratic regimes in Indonesia and the Philippines, how he beca...Show More

1:19:28 | Nov 27th, 2018

On this episode we talk Jho Low, the man who managed to steal billions from the Malaysian government's 1MDB sovereign wealth fund so he could party with Paris Hilton. We have nothing bad to say about him because frankly we're just in awe of this fell...Show More

58:32 | Nov 20th, 2018

For this one we take a dive into the weird background of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art with retired security guard Veronika Cohen. We talk about the Met Gala, sleazy art investment, union busting, and Yogi yells about Ocean's 8 a bunch.

1:20:05 | Nov 13th, 2018

This week on Grubstakers we cover the real crocodile Dundee, the cutest koala and the man who remains down under Rupert Murdoch! He did some terrible things to control all the information old people retain. We're join by Aimee Terese of the Dead Pund...Show More

1:16:12 | Nov 5th, 2018

This week we cover the financial backers of the upcoming election. Sean sniffles his way through this episode as we place our bets for who will win the United States Senate Elections. Enjoy!

1:00:31 | Oct 29th, 2018

Here's part 2 of our Walton family episode. We discuss Wal-Mart's supply chain abuses, their secret post apocalyptic bunker, their labor abuses with truck drivers, the crime problem in Wal-Mart parking lots, and the crime problem whenever Alice Walto...Show More

1:01:32 | Oct 22nd, 2018

The Walton family is discussed in our 2 part special! We cover the union busting tactics employed by Walmart, how Sam Walton began this journey, and the people Wal-mart crushes along the way. Enjoy!

1:10:01 | Oct 15th, 2018

On this episode we cover the misadventures of the one the only Julio Ponce Lerou. We discuss how his father in law essentially paved the way to his billions, his time spent using his connections to continue his corrupt business practices and all of t...Show More

1:04:29 | Oct 9th, 2018

This week we cover the many business pursuits of David Siegel. The subject of the documentary the Queen of Versaille David built his fortune from the reputable career path of selling time share properties. We discuss this and his family’s dirty laund...Show More

1:10:07 | Oct 3rd, 2018

On this special episode we dive into Modern Monetary Theory, debunk some myths about inflation and currency, and look at the woke new Goldman Sachs CEO.

1:19:33 | Sep 24th, 2018

Join us as we discuss the many misdeeds of Henry Paulson. From his time at Goldman Sachs wrestling his boss to the time he let his pet raccoon roam free in his house listen to all the silly adventures of the Paulson saga. We also discuss how as CEO o...Show More

1:16:48 | Sep 18th, 2018

On this episode we cover our favorite liberal billionaire with a palindrome last name. Listen to his multiple marriages, his holocaust avoidance, and what he does with his money. Enjoy!

1:03:54 | Sep 10th, 2018

This week we talk Richard Branson, the cool billionaire with a giant weird face. He did some stuff with music, space, and airplanes but what the fuck is up with his face?

1:17:54 | Sep 3rd, 2018

This week we cover Erik Prince the mercenary from Holland Michigan. Listen as we risk our lives poking the bear who is linked to several people’s death. Sadly Yogi avoided saying, “Why’s it gotta be black?” during the entire episode. We are joined by...Show More

1:12:23 | Aug 27th, 2018

On this episode we cover Jerry Seinfeld who’s net worth will be over a billion in the near future. We talk about Jerry’s humble origins, his entry into comedy, and all the controversy it took to profit on the show about nothing. All that and more rig...Show More

1:28:03 | Aug 20th, 2018

Carl Icahn is our Billionaire of the week. We discuss his self-serving dismantling of TWA airlines, his reputation as a corporate raider, and his brief period as special economic adviser on financial regulation for President Donald Trump. Joining us ...Show More

1:06:10 | Aug 13th, 2018

Baba Ramdev is in the hot seat this episode. He's been linked to the BJP party in India, his Patanjali products have been bought around the world, but are they manufactured with no malicious intent? We answer these questions any many more right here ...Show More

1:08:30 | Aug 7th, 2018

For this special episode Josh Kosman, author of The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy, joins us to offer an explanation of what private equity is and why so many of the billionaires we cover are...Show More

1:00:35 | Jul 30th, 2018

In part 2 of our 2 part look at the Carlyle Group we explore the lives of the founders a bit further, particularly the active media presence of David Rubenstein. Moving beyond the war profiteering operations that we discussed in the previous ep we lo...Show More

1:02:23 | Jul 23rd, 2018

This week we begin our 2 part series on The Carlyle Group. Whenever people are at war someone somewhere makes money, and from our research these 3 gentlemen stand to make a shiny penny covered in the blood of those slained for profit. Sean meant to s...Show More

1:12:34 | Jul 16th, 2018

Our newest episode is about Marc Rich and Pincus Green, the billionaire co-founders of Glencore and fugitives from justice until happenstance allowed them to receive a final act in office pardon from President Bill Clinton. Though Marc Rich has sadly...Show More

1:19:50 | Jul 9th, 2018

This week we got a real humdinger of a billionaire. We cover Stephen Allen Schwarzman, former Chairman of the Strategic and Policy Forum for Donald Trump, Co founder of Blackstone Group, and all around unfeeling psychopath. He may be the highest paid...Show More

1:06:10 | Jul 2nd, 2018

This week we discuss Mavs owner and sexual assault allegations denier Mark Cuban. We're joined by comedian Mike Recine to talk about Shark Tank and the hard work it takes to convince Yahoo to spend $6 billion to buy your business then immediately shu...Show More

1:26:57 | Jun 25th, 2018

The Grubstakers take on Ken "The Italian Stallion" Lagone! Andy Palmer read his book "I Love capitalism," but does it convince the reader? Don’t forget to pretend like you’re working, and strap in you got Grubstakers!

1:12:35 | Jun 18th, 2018

Its a canadian murder mystery episode! Who killed Barry Sherman and Honey Sherman eh? We would like to extend the killers an open invitation to appear on a future episode of our podcast anonymously, feel free to visit Andy at his address to confirm. ...Show More

1:40:26 | Jun 11th, 2018

Oleg Deripaska certainly has more Ivan Drago then Apollo Creed in him. This week we are joined by Talia Lavin. Learn about Oleg’s many oligarch activities, his role in the Russian aluminium wars and the 2016 US elections. Enjoy it!

1:04:37 | Jun 3rd, 2018

Episode 18 of Grubstakers is our first international episode. We leave the US behind and take a look at the richest citizen of Australia, Gina Rinehart. Learn all about how the only daughter that Lang Hancock actually acknowledged paternity of built ...Show More

1:18:39 | May 27th, 2018

Part 2 of our Koch extravaganza is here. We dive into the many reasons the Koch brothers have used their resources to cause massive unrest, cancer and even death! Man these descriptions are less uplifting, but the content is pure. Enjoy!

1:00:18 | May 21st, 2018

This week begins our Koch Brothers 2 part extravaganza! We discuss all the juicy details of that Koch family. The good, the bad, the worse, the oh wow that is terrible. Let it rip and continue to commit. It's grubstakers.

1:25:08 | May 14th, 2018

Hoo boy this week episode was late due to legal red tape.Nevertheless our episode is about hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer and man is this dude a piece of work. If you don't believe us check out our research on our tumblr page. Enjoy!

1:16:13 | May 7th, 2018

Another week another billionaire, but this week all our info is alleged. None of the information came from factual websites, and this satire podcast is purely for entertainment. This description was approved by DreamWorks SKG/Dreamworks Records, Asyl...Show More

1:22:43 | Apr 30th, 2018

This week's episode is about Howard Schultz, but this description is about you the listener. If you have been enjoying the pod let us know by DMing Andy and telling him how the clips he played this episode were too long and didn't represent fair use ...Show More

1:10:29 | Apr 23rd, 2018

On this special episode we veer into the multi-billion dollar weapons industry and how US foreign policy often functions as an advertising opportunity for companies like Raytheon and Lockheed. The revolving door between the big 5 arms makers and all ...Show More

1:10:30 | Apr 16th, 2018

On episode 11 we talk about hedge fund billionaire and star of the documentary Betting on Zero, Bill Ackman. Hear not only of his inspiring story betting that Herbalife would go down to zero dollars in value but his own quest to reduce his personal n...Show More

1:20:30 | Apr 9th, 2018

The full Grubstakers team are back together to talk about out and proud Republican Peter Thiel, his love for young blood, his hatred for mean news outlets that point out how bad his hedge funds are, his need for all data and CIA startup capital, his ...Show More

1:20:40 | Apr 2nd, 2018

We got #23 on the episode check out how many eggs were cracked to make the Jumpman worth a billion dollars. You can fly! Rate, review and subscribe also we have a twitter where we get into many shenanigans, ahem, henanigans too. Guest: Clark Jones c...Show More

1:06:50 | Mar 26th, 2018

On this episode we discuss Warren Buffet, the friendly grandpa billionaire who just wants to pay more taxes than his secretary and control every single airline. Yes, strangely enough the 3rd richest man on Earth actually owns a lot of things. You're ...Show More

1:18:43 | Mar 19th, 2018

It's a special emergency episode responding to the recently passed Senate Bill 2155. It's such an emergency we released it a day late. We talk about the efforts by some Democrats to portray their watering down of Dodd-Frank financial regulations as a...Show More

1:10:26 | Mar 12th, 2018

On this week's episode we examine the life and times of Oprah Winfrey, the only African American female billionaire in the world. We discuss her journey from poverty to wealth and some of the hucksters and scam artists she's inflicted on America alon...Show More

1:12:11 | Mar 5th, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire ever who sacrificed his friends to build his social network. We talk about how he has caused depression to the masses,a myriad of poor judgments leading to him falling up, and other details about the suppos...Show More

1:05:18 | Feb 26th, 2018

This week we ditch the format and talk generally about the Sackler Family who own Purdue Pharma, how antibiotics in our livestock is making superbugs and the overall process to get a drug approved in the United States. Enjoy! Here's the tumblr with...Show More

1:09:57 | Feb 19th, 2018

The richest politician in history? In episode 3 we explore the life and works of the billionaire former mayor of New York City. He always said his vast wealth would prevent him from being influenced by lobbying but his Wall Street first policies and ...Show More

1:06:25 | Feb 12th, 2018

In the wake of the Falcon Heavy launch many are wondering about the story of Elon Musk, the man who single handedly took credit for the work of countless SpaceX engineers. From his origins founding Zip2 with money his father earned from the apartheid...Show More

1:07:07 | Feb 5th, 2018

On the debut episode of Grubstakers, the only podcast about billionaires, we examine the life of Jeff Bezos founder of and the richest man on Earth. We trace his rise from humble nerd fucking his subordinates to his innovative idea to bank...Show More