The Lazarus Heist

The Lazarus Heist

Publisher: BBC

Critic Rating: 4.8/5

Description

“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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