The Lazarus Heist
Critic Rating: 4.8/5
“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.
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."
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."
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."
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;…"
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. …"
Amy Wilkinson - Vulture - Apr 30, 2021
"Lee and White do a good job explaining the cultural and socioeconomic climate within which they operate."
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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