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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
4.5 out of 5 stars (170 ratings)

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Summary

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Pleasantly surprised

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