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The best podcasts in December 2019—BBC’s missing cryptoqueens and George the Poet

And Horrible Histories for grown-ups

By Charlotte Runcie   December 2019

The Missing Cryptoqueen, BBC Sounds

I’m addicted to this documentary thriller on the trail of the mysterious Dr Ruja Ignatova. Ignatova was the glamorous frontwoman of OneCoin, which purported to be a major new cryptocurrency set to overtake Bitcoin, but turned out to have all the hallmarks of a scam. Jamie Bartlett and Georgia Catt tell a perfectly paced, thrilling and strange story that’s also a groundbreaking piece of investigative journalism, involving beauty pageants, the Bulgarian mafia, and a birthday party featuring Tom Jones.

You’re Dead to Me, Radio 4


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