The Lazarus Heist

Publisher:
BBC

The Lazarus Heist

4.8/5

Critic Rating

“Almost a perfect crime.” The hacking ring and an attempt to steal a billion dollars. Investigators blame North Korea. Pyongyang denies involvement. The story begins in Hollywood.


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.8

Zach Johnston • Uproxx Jun 28, 2021

"...built around North Korea, its secretive regime, and its cyber-attack policy towards the western powers. All that only really scratches the surface of this very active true crime story about cyber thieves attempting to pull off a billion-dollar heist."

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Score: 5

George Fenwick • Stuff NZ May 23, 2021

"This is one of those excellent podcasts that takes a news story you’ve always sort of known about, but never really understood, and turns it into an accessible, in-depth story that’ll have you talking about it like an expert for the next few years."

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Score: 5

John Phipps • The Spectator May 22, 2021

"The Lazarus Heist sets itself more modest parameters for its investigation. It’s a highly entertaining retelling of the diplomatic fallout that ensued when Sony Pictures advertised the release of its US-hegemony-cum-stoner-comedy The Interview...Insane and fascinating."

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Score: 4.9

Edward Wickham • Church Times May 7, 2021

"...there is so much texture in this bizarre tale that the resulting fillet would have been a good deal less appealing...It is fascinating stuff;…"

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Score: 4

James Marriot • The Times UK May 6, 2021

"The Lazarus Heist is positioned at the perfect intersection of threat and silliness. The Lazarus Heist doesn’t think it’s going to change the world, but you’ll have a lot of fun listening to it while you’re on a walk or cooking dinner. Which is exactly what podcasts are for. …"

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Score: 4.9

Amy Wilkinson • Vulture Apr 30, 2021

"Lee and White do a good job explaining the cultural and socioeconomic climate within which they operate."

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Score: 4.7

Miranda Sawyer • The Guardian Apr 24, 2021

"The Lazarus Heist, from the World Service, is an unusual true-crime tale. Only one episode so far, but it’s madly intriguing."

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