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Nut Jobs

Cracking California's Strangest $10 Million Dollar Heist
Narrated by: Marc Fennell
Length: 4 hrs
Categories: Non-fiction, True Crime
5 out of 5 stars (219 ratings)

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It’s the $10 million heist you’ve never heard of. In a matter of months, dozens of truckloads disappeared from American highways. But what were they carrying? Nuts. Marc Fennell takes you into a rabbit-hole of crime syndicates, stolen identities and private investigators that will change the way you think about food forever. 80% of the world’s almonds are grown in the heart of California but this journey will take you to Italy; the Spanish coast; deep under the earth; and even into space.

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Crack a nut case and learn a few things

If you enjoy investigative journalism and care about food and people, what are you waiting for? Just tune in!
And I mean that on five different levels.

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interesting food crime series

I really enjoyed this! it was quirky and entertaining and sad. Finished it very quickly and I wish there was more.

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A tough nut to crack, excellent series.

Thought provoking and fascinating. never take any food for granted. Excellently presented by Mark Fennell.

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where does my food come from

this is a very enlightening account of food production challenges in California, how it supplies the world, and the costs to the planet and humanity. as well as being a crime and technology battle. a good listen.
my only gripe is the background noise and sound effects were distracting. but the were part of the story at times

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Captivating quality content

Marc (once again) emotional invests me into a topic I wouldn’t have stumbled upon alone (and with such outstanding suspenseful story telling and funky tunes). The deep contemplation of the story and journey of all the humans behind the nuts (and food in general) in my pantry will never leave my mind or cease to weigh on my heart as I strive to live a more conscious and kind life. Amazing work Marc and all involved, I can’t wait for what’s next!

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So many perspectives

A wonderful ride through an event and the circumstances which caused it all to happen.

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Fascinating, totally hooked!

Marc Fennell's done it again. I loved It Burns. This new podcast is awesome too - a fresh and fun twist on the true crime genre, totally hooked.

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Can’t stop listening

I have always been interested in food heists since a million dollars worth of ham was stolen in western Sydney just before Christmas in 2007. Marc is also a good story teller and this is compelling listening.

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Nut Job ear opening experience

A very interesting and scary listen, to how we get our food these days. Very well presented. I will be looking up Marc to listen to other pod casts. Enjoyed it far more than I first thought I would. thanks Marc.

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very interesting and compelling read!

food for thought indeed. where does our food come from? What is happening to get it here?

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  • 28-06-2020

Pleasantly surprised

I was pleasantly surprised by this selection. It went on tangents that weren’t expected and was quite enlightening.

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  • 05-06-2020

An important listen

Initially I wondered why I was listening to this, guys with guns protecting almonds but as the story developed I realised what an important piece this is, giving an insight into agriculture on an industrial scale and the importance of context. The lives of workers, traceability of our food and if something is cheap, who is paying the price? It’s free so give it a listen, and stay with it to the end.

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  • 06-06-2020

Interesting topic

I wasn't sure what to expect from the title. I thought it might be mental health based but it was free so I downloaded it. Nut Jobs actually was a great listen. From nuts being stolen, Oscars disappearing, flawed freight systems in America, water problems in California, effective crime organisations and lots of other issues I hadn't considered, I'll never look at an almond again without thinking of this series.

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  • Richard Williams
  • 06-06-2020

I will never look at an almond the same way ever..

Bonkers story that makes you question everything and makes you want to eat something other than nuts!

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  • 11-06-2020

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Great sound editing and captivating narration create an amazing story that leads you from one place to another, drawing a big picture around the simple subject of an almond, in which we find ourselves a part of.

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  • 10-06-2020

Wonderfully enlightening

Thank you so much for making me stop and think? unfortunately, humans seem to have an inbuilt greed... until that changes... nothing else will!

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  • S. M. Dillon
  • 09-06-2020

Updated Raymond Chandler

A riveting offbeat crime tale. Narrated by Natc Fennell who’s smart and funny. Weaves together organised crime, the cops and private eyes who track it, and the multi-million dollar nut industry based in California’s Central Valley. Takes surprising turns. Has great 70s heist film original music. Makes serious points about the insecurities generated by globalised shipping and the financial pressures brought on agriculture by the 2008 financial crunch.

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  • Eric Dale
  • 09-06-2020

Brilliant thought provoking very well paced.

All the above. very relevant in the current era of pandemic. All in all a good listen

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  • 09-06-2020

food for thought indeed

A lot more than a story about theft. An insightful study on where our food comes from and the lives impacted so that it just appears on the shelf.

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  • darren
  • 09-06-2020

really loved it will start to finish

nothing to do with this podcast but whatsoever really enjoyed but it and found it very hard so have to write15 words that how reason like use Audible would be pretty obvious to anyone what we did read this

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  • 08-06-2020

know how you are fed.

hopefully people will take the time to listen to this report. it was well made and delivered. we need to eat. we want to provide a decent living for our family and that needs to be paid for, we are all connected.

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