The Missing Cryptoqueen
BBC Radio 5 Live
About this podcast
Dr Ruja Ignatova persuaded millions to join her financial revolution. Then she disappeared. Why? Jamie Bartlett presents a story of greed, deceit and herd madness.
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Episode 11: Operation Satellite
19 October 2022
How mysterious friends in influential places may have helped Ruja stay one step ahead. A massive revelation we only now know, but which Ruja knew years earlier. Who are they? And could they be helping her now?CREDITSPresenter: Jamie BartlettProducers: Rob Byrne and Georgia CattOriginal music and s...
Introducing Burn Wild – Episode 1 – The Elves are watching
14 October 2022
The Missing Cryptoqueen is back with episode 11 on October 19th. But in the meantime a taster of another podcast, Burn Wild. A story of two fugitive environmentalists, an eco-terrorist cell and a burning question: How far is too far to go to save the planet?To hear more of Burn Wild, updated each ...
Episode 10: The Dubai Files
28 September 2022
The search for Dr Ruja Ignatova gathers pace, five years after she disappeared. Files leaked from Dubai reveal how Dr Ruja stashed millions in the emirate and struck up a relationship with a mysterious sheikh. Then, a careless selfie leads the podcast to a mansion in an exclusive gated community. As...
Episode 9: Follow the money
06 August 2020
The search for Dr Ruja is back on. A lot has happened since Episode 8.Original music and sound design: Phil ChannellOriginal Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian ChoirThis audio was updated on 12/08/2020 to reflect additional correspondence with Chelgate.
Episode 8: The technology and the dream
04 November 2019
The final episode takes an unexpected twist.Presenter: Jamie BartlettProducer: Georgia Catt Additional Research: Ignatius BahiziEditor: Philip Sellars Original music and sound design: Phil ChannellOriginal Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the London Bulgarian Choir
Episode 7: In Plain Sight
28 October 2019
Could Dr Ruja and the missing billions be hidden in plain sight? A number of small leads seem to be pointing to one place.Presenter: Jamie BartlettProducer: Georgia Catt Editor: Philip Sellars Original music and sound design: Phil ChannellOriginal Music and vocals: Dessislava Stefanova and the Londo...