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Rubirosa
This podcast feed is home to two shows from me, Christopher Rivas. The first is Rubirosa, a ten part documentary series about a man I’ve been obsessed with ever since I learned about him. Porfirio Rubirosa ⁠was a Dominican diplomat, a playboy who spoke five languages, an international polo champion, a race-car driver, a pilot, and the richest man in the world⁠—twice. And he’s the inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s character of James Bond. In the show, I explore how different might my life have been if my hero growing up looked like me. And what Rubi’s incredible and complicated life can...
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4.7 stars from 135 ratings
What podcasts are meant to be
Super informative, interesting, great storytelling. Christopher Rivas seamlessly spins a yarn about Porfirio Rubirosa and examines his own life, similarities in trajectory, cautionary pitfalls, etc. really entertaining, beautiful story, I could listen to him all day. Check this out!!
Arsnl1 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/02/22
An absolute gem.
I stumbled across an ad for this podcast just before boarding an 8am flight. I downloaded the first few episodes, gave the first a listen and Found myself hooked. Such an interesting story on Rubirosa, but I also found Christopher’s story completely relatable as a child of immigrants....Read full review »
Akp90 via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/30/22
I was hooked on this podcast immediately! Christopher Rivas is a storyteller and switches between his own narrative and the story of Rubirosa so beautifully. I absolutely loved the interviews of fans of Rubi and friends and family of Christopher. I laughed and cried throughout the series and...Read full review »
chapinaamy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/29/22
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