Listened to this over the Christmas period and wow - what an excellent podcast this is. I only wished it was more than four episodes. The podcast jumps between the present and the past (when the Sicilian Mafia were at their prime), as one man tries to avoid jail time by finding a Caravaggio...Read full review »
Niffler_UK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/08/24
This is a fascinating series, and wonderfully researched and narrated by the host Simon Willis about the theft of Caravaggio’s painting of the nativity by the Sicilian mafia. In following the attempt by art dealer and numismatist William Veres to track it down many years later, Mr Willis creates...Read full review »
Katbergen via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/28/23
Terrible, interesting, moving, important, perfectly created, all together. Brazen has done something with an enormous impact and value Thanks Cristina
cri Milan via Apple Podcasts · Italy · 09/21/22
Amazing podcast. Thank you for you doing this. Thanks for helping Ukraine is so hard times
Andriy_87_Ukraine via Apple Podcasts · Ukraine · 05/27/22
I don’t know how I started following Laura on Instagram. My interest into insights on Hong Kong. I feel that she has been my prime source of on the ground information there through her photography and prose. Now she is taking me to Ukraine with sounds and glimpses into everyday people’s lives....Read full review »
friendxo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/06/22
Great storytelling, and shines light on some really interesting voices from within this tragic situation. Thanks for showing the humanity of Ukraine.
Connorshafran via Apple Podcasts · Germany · 05/05/22
Fascinating story and hard to believe it’s basically been covered up. Well investigated and reported.
deanandtweetwee via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/23/22
I’m the wife of a military man who served 20 + years in the service and he did very proudly. Our son currently is in the service and proud to do so. What I’m disappointed at is how our government turns a blind eye to officers or high ranking government officials but yet god for bid if enlisted...Read full review »
military wife Kat via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/25/22
Bizar story, but very interesting. Also very nice we hear from fat Leonard himself.
Popcorn 2020 via Apple Podcasts · Netherlands · 02/13/22
More facts about the case would improve the program. Such a clear bias in the anti-Navy, anti-military axe you are grinding here. Comical quotes rightly specified by other reviewers illustrate the point, though many more could be selected. There’s a clear factual error when the “Clap like...Read full review »
1stTimeCaller-LongTimeListener via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/22
Interesting interviews with Fat Leonard. I served on the USS George Washington, which was under Leonard’s spell back in 2011-2013. I’m sure many if not all of my port calls were arranged by GDMA. One of my former CO’s, although not mentioned in this podcast, was one of the senior level...Read full review »
dentalO via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/28/22
I really wanted to like the podcast because Fat Leonard is a story that deserves solid reporting. But by the second episode the narrator is drawing a line between the 30 year old Tailhook scandal and Fat Leonard. By the fifth episode, he drops this doozy of a line: “For years she endured the...Read full review »
captobie via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/20/22
I remember reading in LATimes as this was first coming to light so long ago. It’s astonishing that it’s stiil not resolved, esp with all the doctored paperwork, the texts and emails plus, now, Fat Leonard’s own voice for us to hear. The lower ranks get punished but not admirals who ok’d it all...Read full review »
Zhooly 66 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/06/22
Kudos to all involved in making this pod. I throughly enjoyed it.
ivangonzo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/05/22
Another podcast creation for the post truth world. Stop giving these people a platform to perform lies.
MissGinger13 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/29/21
Deep dive into the Navy. Fascinating story that has been under reported.
Angelo@NYC via Apple Podcasts · Belgium · 12/27/21
I’ll admit I didn’t make it past the first episode but there was more stroking of Fat Lenny’s ego the substance. He’s primed to be an unreliable narrator and it seems the hosts didn’t check him at all.
Amehunt via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/23/21
Having worked with the DoD for 30 years, NOTHING revealed in this podcast surprised me, I just nodded and smiled as the crimes and misdeeds were exposed for everyone to see. For those of you who are outraged by the lack of accountability served up to Navy senior leaders, never underestimate the...Read full review »
Kozmo 702 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/22/21
Please keep this direction of excellent investigative journalism. I’ve met the lowest ranking servicemen who served 180 days for buying a train pass over from a fellow soldier; a day for a dollar. This podcast uncovers high level fraud but it also exposes a class system that is no different serfs...Read full review »
Shocked and awed via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/21/21
I say good on Leonard for exposing such extreme misogyny, including his own. Secrets are sick. It’s a wonder the US Navy can tie its own shoes whilst engaging in so many illegal and amoral shenanigans. I say shine that light and make everyone involved very uncomfortable. Only way to grow.
Gilena Simons via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 12/19/21
I was a Storekeeper during this time in the 3rd fleet and went to Singapore many times . Dealt with Glenn Marine and had zero idea any of this was going on, a lot of the husbanding agents are very, very shady but that was above my pay grade
SK2howdoyoudo? via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/19/21
This is a fascinating look into this story.
blueCornLoom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/15/21
An excellent exposé of a little known story which is shocking in scale of corruption and audacity. Highly recommended.
waty loty poty via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/08/21
This is absolutely not the way to address a topic that is so powerful to the command of a military investigation. The author should be ashamed of himself for the betrayal tat he has exercised in his judgment. I would not recommend this podcast and only wish I could add a negative five star....Read full review »
Tookalook1 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 12/04/21
This podcast is a cold, uncomfortable look at what happens when senior military officials abandon their oaths for a quick buck & night on the town. 7th fleet officials did things with GDMA that would make even Jordan Belfort puke.
Vet_2011 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/02/21
I’m glad someone took a view from Fat Leonard’s side. Being AD USN, I’ve seen and heard multiple times when top officers weren’t held accountable for their actions. However, if the shoe was on the other foot for enlisted personnel in those same scenarios, they would be hammered to the max extent...Read full review »
Adotjacks via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/21
Excellent podcast! There is so much more to this saga I’m sure. Look forward to hearing more, the layers can get further peeled back.
uppity1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/23/21
An important multidimensional view of a sordid tale of corruption in the US Navy.
DMedw via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 11/23/21
This may be a wonderful podcast, but Leonard’s voice will be un-listenable if constant low vocal fry annoys you. When he gets animated, his real voice comes out- a normal tenor, totally fine. But one gets the sense that he’s adopted an air of false gravitas, and for people sensitive to mouth...Read full review »
EmilyCello via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/21
This is a great podcast. It’s a shame that it is being panned by immature reviewers that cannot stand to hear a reality that does not align with their worldview. Misogyny exists most of its perpetrators are men. Get over it. This remains an excellent podcast
TheCompDoctor via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/21/21
The Navy just doing what they have been doing for over hundreds of years. The shocking part is how top Navy brass sold out the national security of the United States and regional stability of the Pacific for sex, parties, lavish accommodations, food, alcohol, and gifts. Talk about compromising...Read full review »
RET_AF via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/21
Excellent expose of events behind the scenes that news outlets don’t cover. Fascinating to hear Leonard’s voice, and others, in their own words. Want to hear more of techniques Leonard used to identify his prey of weak and susceptible Navy officers. Want to hear more if possible from...Read full review »
HALOchuter via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/05/21
I found this account to be eye opening in respect to how the US Navy concealed and continues to cover up these events With all that is happening in US politics today this gives insight into how empires eventually destroy themselves from the inside A government of the corporation for the...Read full review »
t22453 via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 10/29/21
The story fails to cover the entire spectrum and depth of criminal activity and possibly treason by dozens of Navy Admirals and other Navy personnel.
To Be Frank via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/26/21
Started off as good reporting on a fascinating story, but then turned to absolute editorial garbage by the third Episode. Epic failure!
Peachtree City Flyer via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/19/21
Great story and solid telling of it until the host shifts the angle by bringing in the tailhook incident from 1991 and drawing parallels to this scandal as though it was somehow primarily about hatred of women. What? He even psychoanalyzes Leonard as a misogynist as though that were somehow...Read full review »
svengalicious via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/12/21
Listened to all the 3 Episodes so far . Its excellent in terms of flow starting with his youth and background leading up to what his personality is like that made him what he is. I must say his ( Leonard’s) voice , style or talking (sadonic, smooth , egoistic, sometimes evil and sometimes...Read full review »
BLai88 via Apple Podcasts · Malaysia · 10/10/21
Tom Wright (author of the equally savvy NYT best seller Billion Dollar Whale) again exposes corruption, greed, narcissism, lust and gluttony in abundance. The narrative is as compelling as the facts are troubling.
Original HK Running Babe via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/06/21
Good words. Bad deeds. Compelling characters. No remorse. Access to the man himself. Fat Leonard will stay with you for a long time…
cetsw via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/06/21
At a time when so many media companies have agenda, it is essential to have reporters like Tom Wright. On the heels of “Billion Dollar Whale” he exposes the corruption of the US military through a protagonist called “Fat Leonard”. Once you start listening, make no more plans. This podcast is...Read full review »
DebKHK via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/06/21
And what a journalistic coup at its heart.
AJRD 23 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 10/05/21
Wright knows how to tell a story- all the more that the story is true. Looking forward to see how Fat Leonard unfolds.
demingaling via Apple Podcasts · Hong Kong · 10/03/21
Incredible to believe that this story has largely been buried all these years. Riveting first episode and looking forward to more
IndyZink via Apple Podcasts · Singapore · 09/30/21
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