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As The Money Burns

As The Money Burns

Nicki Woodard

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All they want is love. Everyone else wants their fortune. Based on historical research, As The Money Burns is a deep exploration into the lives of actual heirs and heiresses to some of America’s most famous fortunes and what happens when the Great Depression hits.A narrative podcast that explores history, psychology, and finance.
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What is As The Money Burns about?

As The Money Burns reconstructs the Great Depression through the experiences of a set of young heirs, heiresses, and the people around them. It dives into the scandals, fears, betrayals, and confusion of a world changing drastically and permanently.

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Why did you start this show?

A few years ago, I discovered a set of stories involving young heirs and heiresses during the Great Depression that other than wealth felt strangely similar to my life and those around me. I dug further and became absolutely obsessed. Originally, I was trying to turn into a tv series but kept running into obstacles. Now I can tell the story my way and get it out there.

What do you hope listeners gain from listening to your show?

I hope they enjoy hearing the stories and learning new things about what felt like known stories. An insight into humanity, greed, envy, and heartbreak. A chance to see and relate to our own current dynamics with the hindsight of history to a not so distant and partially relevant past.

Which episode should someone start with?

The beginning. This is a serialized show where each episode builds upon the last as secrets, scandals, and betrayals are built and revealed. Episodes can be enjoyed individually, but as a whole it will be more enjoyable as the tensions and characters are revealed over time. Even if you already know part of the story, new elements and angles will be revealed to provide a deeper exploration into the psychology and history of an era.

Which have been your favourite episodes so far?

Episode 04 Wonderful Things - discovery of King Tut's tomb Episode 10 The Iceberg Cometh - revisit the Titanic's fateful night & the aftermath among siblings Episode 51 Millionheir - a dangerous playboy Episode 95 A Cozy Little Companion - a love triangle explodes, a big story reveal and turning point in the series

Which episode are you most proud of?

Hard to choose only one, it's more I'm happy with a series of episodes as they reveal the arc of the story and progression to the larger story.

What is your vision for your show?

I have an end point in the story, which has another 100 episodes to go (right now at episode 105). Then I will see what spins out from there. Long term I would love to see a tv series, maybe some smaller limited series or films from all the different characters and storylines.

What is your favourite other podcast that isn't yours?

I really enjoy Modern Wisdom, as it covers lots of different topics and hearing people talk about relationships and the world. Modern theories on life and today's choices.

How did you come up with the name for your podcast?

As I joke when pitching as a tv show, I would claim it could be a soap opera called As The Money Burns. I had another basic working title Newport when as tv show it was going to be confined to location and limited to fewer characters. As a podcast, I was able to take full advantage of the random overlapping and broadest scope of the story due to only audio and not video / image concerns. Another alternative title How To Lose A Fortune - a prophecy to where many of these stories truly end.

Tell us a bit about yourself

I have always been a history nerd since I first learned about Pocohontas then later found out about real royal kings and queens after thinking those were only in fairy tales. I have been on a lifetime of discovery ever since. I have studied lots of world cultures including the Middle East, Far East, India, and Russia on top of Western Europe. I love dynastic empires, and so it was fascinating to apply those lessons of empire and culture into a story on American fortunes imploding.

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How many episodes does As The Money Burns have?

As The Money Burns currently has 115 episodes available.

What topics does As The Money Burns cover?

The podcast is about Society & Culture, History, Documentary and Podcasts.

What is the most popular episode on As The Money Burns?

The episode title 'Richest Boy Meets Richest Girl' is the most popular.

What is the average episode length on As The Money Burns?

The average episode length on As The Money Burns is 22 minutes.

How often are episodes of As The Money Burns released?

Episodes of As The Money Burns are typically released every 14 days.

When was the first episode of As The Money Burns?

The first episode of As The Money Burns was released on Apr 2, 2020.

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4 Ratings

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Kai Bobbi


Mar 9

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Very well researched and engaging. :)

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