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Nut Jobs

Cracking California's Strangest $10 Million Dollar Heist
Written by: Marc Fennell
Narrated by: Marc Fennell
Length: 4 hrs
4.4 out of 5 stars (65 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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a day in life of anut

I didn't get answer how but jobs happen for sure maybe eternal.greed is answer of everything. what I learnt more was how much hardship goes in to produce a nut

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Nut Job, literally!

Never thought I'd be listening to a podcast about nuts being stolen, their history, the hardwork that goes behind each piece. It's an entertaining and eye opening story and I'd recommend that people hear such stories which give you insights into different aspects of life rather than only thinking about our current situation

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excellent storytelling!

it literally feels you are part of the investigation. Marc has done in depth study and equally good work in narrating incidents.

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entirely different phenomenon of theft

nut job offers a very intimate insight into the theft of nuts in California and even bigger setup of nut industry. Must listen, you will enjoy it.

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Awesome Nuts!!!

Love California Nuts.?..So much goes behind one single nut. Awesome story of Nuts from Central Valley California

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An intriguing read, well researched and narrated.

It was a gripping read which covers the entire gambit of the topic. Well narrated with some humour and very touching stories.

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Not engaging

Lost interest very soon although the subject matter did seem interesting. Probably the narration is to blame.

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Very Entertaining and mind boggling

Loved the podcast. it was Entertaining and mind boggling to know the great nut story from the agricultural lands of California. The narration was good and kept me engaged throughout.

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amazing naration

Really enjoyed listening to this ebook. Simple story - thought provoking and giving insights about stuff we never think about. made me realize to give more importance to ethical food than green/organic one.

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Best Narration

Loved it. Awesome story telling and very good mix of characters. Looking forward to hearing another one from Marc

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-20

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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  • CWard
  • 05-06-20

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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  • Erin M
  • 06-06-20

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
  • 06-06-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-20

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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  • Justine S.
  • 15-07-20

So Well done!!!

Billiant investigative insightful unfolding of an amazing story. Mark has such a great aproach revealing so much about the interconected reality of global food processes with peoples lively hoods , the earth and our choises and morality in the balance ....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-06-20

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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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  • S. M. Dillon
  • 09-06-20

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
  • 09-06-20

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-06-20

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
  • 09-06-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-20

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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  • readingbynumbers
  • 11-06-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-06-20

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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  • Tony
  • 06-06-20

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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  • Amy Thyer
  • 06-06-20

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-06-20

So many perspectives

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

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  • Anonymous
  • 02-06-20

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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  • Rodney Wetherell
  • 31-08-20

Unexpectedly fascinating

Marc Fennell has written an entertaining 'crime thriller' about the theft of an awful lot of nuts in California. Along the way, often via guests who are either people involved in the case or experts, he tells us a lot about the food industry, especially the complex web by which food is transported to local cities, and to ports from which it can be exported overseas. I listened to Marc's previous book It Burns and enjoyed that too.

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  • Shayne
  • 28-06-20

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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