Illegal Tender

Illegal Tender

Published by: Yahoo Finance
5 Episodes | First Released: Nov 6 '19
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KQuimby
Dec 31 '19
Rating:   6
Just primed me for the movie

I wanted more detail on how she pulled it off and with only one source there wasn’t much meat but it is an interesting story so I’m looking forward to the movie.

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Bonnigilla
Dec 30 '19
Rating:   8
Anna Delvey Story

I believe you handled and conveyed a compassionat story. My only concern was that those taken in by Anna was glossed over. People were hurt, deceived and wounded by her actions. It’s not the money so much as the psychological impact on others! As I remember N.Y. State has a law that no prisoner can profit from books, films or any compensation related to their crimes. The proceeds are distributed to those injured by her actions.

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deja_moo75
Dec 29 '19
Rating:   6
Season 2 was AWESOME, buuuut...

I had to knock off a star because of the host. She sounds like she's reading from a script. However, I binged the whole season in one day! Interesting story!

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tclvyfo
Dec 28 '19
Rating:   2
Editing is bad

Cut and paste job of interview. Parts were repeated multiple times. At one point the Podcast goes off on a tangent about a different yet related topic with no warning.

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banjogood
Dec 28 '19
Rating:   10
Breath of fresh air

Fantastic, I’ve been looking for a non-scripted non-bombastic look at scams for a while.

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stillantonio
Dec 28 '19
Rating:   4
Only listened to season 2

I didn’t find the story that compelling and it felt drawn-out even though it was only a total of an hour. Also, only one real source for information, can’t get behind that. Pet peeve the dip into vocal fry was often distracting.

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hurryy01
Dec 28 '19
Rating:   2
Unbearable

This woman stuttered and danced on words way too much. Can’t even listen. I knew and worked for Aubrey In Cleburne Tx. He payed good.

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workinglate
Dec 28 '19
Rating:   2
Season 1;fabulous.Season two: insufferable

Season one: knowing the principals of the story, I can say it’s superbly covered, analyzed and presented. Sophisticated,Tightly edited and insightful. A really great series. Season two: a complete waste of time. Both narrators have insufferable millennial voices: vocal fry, sing song, ridiculous content.Lowbrow content for Tweens.Gullible participants in an obvious, stupid scam. Couldn’t stand it. I shared the first season widely; the second season I deleted midway in the first episode. Vastly inferior to the first season’s content and reporting. Get rid of the vocal fry!!

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Qtydj
Dec 27 '19
Rating:   6
Does not dig deep enough

A shallow look at a shallow person.

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Crivval
Dec 27 '19
Rating:   2
No substance

Tried to give season 2 a chance as it was made to seem like a deep dive into an interesting story but I couldn’t make it past the first episode. The narrators voice is so dry and monotone and the content is vague. I’ve read a Buzzfeed article on this topic with more substance.

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Cmy90
Dec 24 '19
Rating:   2
Horrible Writing

Season 2 is very poorly written. Episode 2 takes an 8 minute aside on the Fyre festival when there are so many other interesting events that could have been covered.

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Anna Willemstein
Dec 24 '19
Rating:   2
Inane

Inane: silly; stupid Trite language and style from narrator and Rachel. Horrible sourcing outside Rachel’s first-hand experience which leaves the story feeling one-sided. I don’t care if every other source is already under contract and confidentiality agreement. Sounds like creator should have found a different story to tell. (Or not tell any stories at all, if I’m being brutal.)

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Bcs8200
Dec 20 '19
Rating:   2
Good content - Bad delivery

Well done except I couldn’t handle the narrator’s vocal fry on Season 2. Fingernails on a chalkboard. Still don’t understand why some people talk that way.

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kimberlydiaries
Nov 24 '19
Rating:   10
Fans of The Dropout and The Dream will love Ilegal Tender

Even if you have no background on the energy industry, this is a fascinating dive into Aubrey McClendon and Chesapeake’s rise and fall. Fans of The Dropout and The Dream will especially enjoy Illegal Tender.

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RAGH14
Nov 20 '19
Rating:   2
MWS

Interesting take from Marc Rowland. However, as someone who worked at CHK and has been in the business for 18 years I find it seriously concerning that real, experienced professionals were not the majority of the sources for this podcast. Horizontal wells have been very successful and is constantly evolving/improving. If you wanted to make a good argument then you would have focused more on the density of wells per formation that publicly traded companies state in their reserves. There are plenty of examples of profitable horizontal/frac'd wells. I can promise you that Bethany did not write the book on fracing. Spend more time on the overstatement of full development/density stats.

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Nullity
Nov 17 '19
Rating:   6
Meh

Couldn’t get through ep 1

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Cedar Grove Oil
Nov 14 '19
Rating:   10
Nailed It

From my experience, your in depth dive into Aubrey McClendon is right on target. We negotiated with Aubrey over Haynesville Shale acreage in ‘08. During this time period we twice met with Aubrey at the Chesapeake campus in Oklahoma City. He was and forever will be the most charismatic person I’ve ever met, his closest competition being Jim Flores former CEO of Freeport McMoran. Due to this charisma and immense passion for the business he was able raise the money that ultimately changed the natural gas business(and to a lesser extent oil business) forever. Great Job!

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nycmode75
Nov 14 '19
Rating:   10
Good take on a long standing mystery

I’ve always been interested in how that energy tycoon died under strange circumstances and this podcast provided a lot of good background on this mystery. Good reporting on a far more complex story than what many like me initially thought

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Spiderweber14
Nov 14 '19
Rating:   4
Fantastic, sensationalized viewpoint that unfortunately falls short of the truth

I found this podcast to be extremely one sided. There's plenty to investigate when it comes to Aubrey McClendon and Chesapeake's early days, but to make claims that fracing has never been profitable is completely absurd. You lost me again when you claimed that it would be better for us to save our own energy for later use rather than produce it and become energy independent from countries that hate us. Aubrey McClendon was a pioneer, a gambler, and an energy addict... and while he did some things I wouldn't sanction or personally do, he was a good man. His contributions to the oil industry will be long felt, and our country is better off because of him.

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ChicagoEnergyGuy
Nov 13 '19
Rating:   2
Just get McLean’s book

Terrible production of an interesting story. The writing is laughably incoherent and elides a lack of understanding of capital markets or the energy industry. Poor sound editing and odd musical interludes round out this mess. If you want to know the story, just read the book.

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