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Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was one of the longest-serving prime ministers 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.

Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was one of the longest-serving prime ministers 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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United States

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Silvio Berlusconi was a charismatic multi-millionaire real-estate mogul who upended the Italian political order and hypnotized an entire nation. He was one of the longest-serving prime ministers 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

Wondery Presents: In God We Lust

4/20/2021
A woman named Becki is lounging by the pool at the Fontainebleau Hotel when she decides to proposition a strapping pool attendant. Go on a date with her...and her husband. What begins as an unconventional proposition will soon throw them all into the international spotlight. And that’s because the couple is none other than Jerry Falwell Jr. and his wife Becki, two of the most powerful figures in Evangelical America. Wondery presents In God We Lust, hosted by Brooke Siffrin and Aricia...

Duration:00:06:03

Wondery Presents: Spy Affair

3/29/2021
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story...

Duration:00:05:41

Introducing: In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

3/8/2021
Lady Bird Johnson’s audio diaries reveal how one vastly underestimated woman navigated the power, politics and polarization of her time to become arguably one of the most influential first ladies in history. From ABC News, makers of the hit series “The Dropout” and the award-winning daily news podcast “Start Here,” comes “In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson” – an eight-part series told in the former first lady's own words.

Duration:00:04:38

Wondery Presents: Gladiator

2/15/2021
Football star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, best known for its investigation of the sexual abuse scandal inside the Catholic Church, takes a hard look at the crisis facing football through the lens of Aaron Hernandez’s life and terrible crimes. Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/GladiatorBB

Duration:00:05:44

Introducing: Evil by Design from CBC Podcasts

1/28/2021
More than 80 women from around the world have accused the fast-fashion mogul Peter Nygard of rape, sexual assault and human trafficking in incidents across four decades and at least four countries. He denies it all, and claims his accusers are lying as part of a vast conspiracy. Evil by Design asks the key questions: Who are the women and men who have stepped forward? Which systems failed them? And how did Nygard get away with it for so long? Listen and subscribe today at...

Duration:00:04:14

Wondery Presents Business Movers

1/14/2021
In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi-billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at...

Duration:00:06:54

Wondery Presents Jacked: The Rise of the New Jack Sound

12/21/2020
Hosted by Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson. Have you ever had a dream? Something you wanted so bad you just couldn’t let it go? For a group of kids in Harlem in the Eighties, their dreams would change pop music forever. Teddy Riley, Timmy Gatling, and Aaron Hall form a group called Guy that would fuse hip-hop and R&B and launch a new sound. By the early Nineties, the New Jack Sound dominated the pop music charts: Bell Biv DeVoe, Bobby Brown, Boyz II Men, and many more. But the rise of...

Duration:00:04:49

Wondery Presents: Death of a Starlet

12/8/2020
Nineteen eighty was going to be Dorothy Stratten’s year. Playboy’s Hugh Hefner thought it might even be her decade. She was just 20 years old, the girl next door with the shy smile and whispery voice who didn’t know her own beauty. But who was Dorothy really? And how did her rise to fame ultimately lead to her death? This is a six-part series about love, sex and murder in 1970s Hollywood when glitter pants and roller skates were all the rage, and the Playboy mansion hosted the biggest party...

Duration:00:05:48

Wondery presents Do No Harm

11/10/2020
Subscribe today: http://wondery.fm/Do_No_Harm From Wondery, the makers of Dr. Death and Dirty John, and NBC News, the team behind Dateline and The Thing About Pam - Do No Harm. Melissa Bright thinks she's living every parent's worst nightmare when her five-month-old baby tumbles from a lawn chair and hits his head on the driveway. But after she rushes him to the hospital, a new nightmare begins.The Brights are thrust into a medical and legal system so focused on protecting children from...

Duration:00:04:04

Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

10/27/2020
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret. Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the...

Duration:00:04:13

Why Berlusconi Is Still an Icon | 9

10/20/2020
Nearly a decade after his fall from grace, Silvio is back on the political scene and back on the dating scene, too. In this special episode, Barbie Nadeau speaks with the hosts of Wondery’s show “Even the Rich” about Silvio’s complicated legacy, his fight against COVID-19, and why there’s good reason to believe he wears a corset. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Receive a $75 credit at Indeed.com/BUNGA. Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for FREE on the Apple App Store or...

Duration:00:36:41

What to Listen to Next: Even the Rich

10/15/2020
Finished Bunga Bunga and in need of a new podcast? Check out Wondery's Even the Rich. Co-hosts Brooke and Aricia tell stories about some of the greatest family dynasties in history, from the Versaces, to the Royals, and most recently, the Kennedys. When Ted Kennedy lost control of his car and ended up in the river on Chappaquiddick Island, he could never have imagined that his entire political career would hang in the balance. But the tragic incident that took the life of his assistant Mary...

Duration:00:06:48

The Kiss of Death | 8

10/13/2020
World leaders offer a bailout package to a struggling Italy, and the country’s long, complicated love affair with Silvio is turning cold. And Ilda the Red is taking one more shot at putting Silvio behind bars. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Receive a $75 credit at Indeed.com/BUNGA. Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Amazon Alexa - Get 20% off an Amazon Smart Lighting Bundle at Amazon.com/BUNGA. Upstart - Find out how low...

Duration:00:34:10

Everybody Hates Silvio | 7

10/6/2020
As the world learns the true meaning of the words “Bunga Bunga,” the Great Recession is sweeping the world and prosecutors are closing in on Silvio, He is about to receive several rude awakenings, including one that will literally smash him in the teeth. Binge all 8 episodes and listen ad free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App. wonderyplus.com/bunga Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Receive a $75 credit at Indeed.com/BUNGA. Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for FREE...

Duration:00:35:41

The Dinner Party | 6

9/29/2020
What is “Bunga Bunga”? Two beauty pageant contestants are about to find out in the most awful way, after they receive an invitation to dinner at Silvio’s villa. Binge all 8 episodes and listen ad free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App. wonderyplus.com/bunga Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Receive a $75 credit at Indeed.com/BUNGA. Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. Amazon Alexa - Get 20% off an Amazon Smart Lighting...

Duration:00:33:20

Look In the Mirror | 5

9/22/2020
As Silvio rules Italy, he is leaving nothing to chance. The country becomes a 24/7 Berlusconi owned-and-operated spectacle. But there’s at least one important person who is not happy with how it’s all going: his wife Veronica Lario. Binge all 8 episodes and listen ad free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App. wonderyplus.com/bunga Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Receive a $75 credit at Indeed.com/BUNGA. Best Fiends - Download Best Fiends for FREE on the Apple App Store...

Duration:00:31:28

All Silvio, All The Time | 4

9/15/2020
It’s been five years since Silvio’s first term in office ended, and he’s ready for a comeback. While Silvio creates his own glossy brochure to tell voters of his idyllic life, a late-night talk show host is pulling back the curtain. He wants to answer a question that has been dogging Silvio his entire career: “Silvio, where did you get all this money?!” The answer causes a sensation. (Hint: it involves the Mafia.) But is this revelation enough to stop Silvio from winning a second...

Duration:00:45:17

Dirty Hands | 3

9/11/2020
In his first term in office as Prime Minister, Silvio is promising Italy a fresh start. But the voters aren’t so sure. Silvio finds that governing isn’t easy. In fact, it puts a target on his back, and a dogged new prosecutor named Ilda “the Red” is taking aim. Binge all 8 episodes and listen ad free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App. wonderyplus.com/bunga Listen to the original soundtrack at: wondery.fm/BungaBungaAlbum Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Receive a $75...

Duration:00:36:38

Bigger Than Jesus | 2

9/8/2020
With the Italian political system in chaos, public trust in their leaders is at rock bottom. That’s when Silvio steps in to run for Prime Minister, offering a New Italian Miracle. Good thing he owns a massive business operation to help him get elected. Binge all 8 episodes and listen ad free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App. wonderyplus.com/bunga Listen to the original soundtrack at: wondery.fm/BungaBungaAlbum Support us by supporting our sponsors! Indeed - Receive a $75 credit at...

Duration:00:25:26

I Know How To Make People Love Me | 1

9/7/2020
Silvio Berlusconi began his career as a nightclub and cruise ship singer. But he would eventually find an even better way to gain the adoration of the crowds: become an incomparably powerful real estate and media mogul. But just as he’s at the top of his game, Silvio’s business interests are threatened when a politician is caught flushing cash down a toilet. Binge all 8 episodes and listen ad free by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App. wonderyplus.com/bunga Listen to the original...

Duration:00:39:28