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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.

    This is an Audible Original Podcast and a Somethin' Else production. Free for members. You can download all 8 episodes to your Library now.

    ©2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd. (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.
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Episodes
  • Ep. 1: The Heist

    May 31 2020

    No one saw it coming. It was one of the most outlandish and complex heists that struck one of the most important agricultural districts in the world.

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    25 mins
  • Ep. 2: Target Practice

    May 31 2020

    Marc is embedded with private investigators to better understand the scene of the crime, how the crimes go down and get closer to understanding who the criminals are.

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    31 mins
  • Ep. 3: Harvested

    May 31 2020

    We meet one of the first victims of the heists & the small town police tasked with the job of tackling the crime.

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    34 mins

Publisher's 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.

This is an Audible Original Podcast and a Somethin' Else production. Free for members. You can download all 8 episodes to your Library now.

©2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd. (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Very informative

Wow. What an amazingly informative podcast. I will never look at my food items the same again., and it will make.me think twice about purchasing certain items in terms of the human and climate ramifications

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Makes you think twice about where your food comes

I enjoyed this series as my title says it makes you think twice about the road your food traveled to get to your plate. To think that a small nut can be so valuable that it would drive people to commit a crime is crazy to me. The way Mark presents the story is entertaining. Take a listen you won't be disappointed.

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It was good, but it did not impress me

The book showed 5 stars when I bought the audiobook. It was not that good

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  • Christa Loftin
  • 2020-09-14

Great Podcast, Don't Listen to the Nay Sayers!

First of all, this is a podcast about true crime, not a robbery story. The journalist dives into the seedy world of agricultural crime and explains to the listener how socioeconomic's, corporate greed, environmental deterioration, and agricultural theft are all intertwined. This is not "personal political drivel,", or an "attack on Republicans", or "liberal BS". It is is a factual account of how and why agricultural theft is going on in our world today. First of all, the journalist is from Australia and is not accustomed to some of our American culture. Especially our gun culture. Therefore this is reflected in the narration of this part of the podcast. I won't spoil it for you but it IS NOT an "attack on Republicans" as one reviewer put it. Second, this doesn't have to do with just the theft of nuts and dives into the socioeconomic, corporate, and environmental world. As a Business major, I found this absolutely fascinating and relevant.

After listening to this podcast, it made me take a serious look at where my food comes from and who my money actually benefits. It also made me wonder how those companies treat their employees and am I funding what amounts to abuse. If you are a Marketing, Agricultural, Business, or Logistics major I highly recommend you listen to this podcast and do some further research. You'll be astounded at what you find. Even if you're just a regular, every day person, I highly recommend this for the same reasons. If anything, it will make you think about the life cycle of how your food got on your table and who it actually was that made that possible.

Great, great listen.

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  • Ronald Severson
  • 2020-08-31

Not about the crime.

Author starts by reviewing a crime and then turns it to a political story by making the criminal into the victim.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-08-27

Dont miss out on this one.

I can not believe there was only one review written before mine. This short series is informative, entertaining and well paced. Also who wouldn't want to hear someone say "Nut Heist" a bunch of times in an Australian accent? Give this one a listen, you will be glad you did.

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  • Teri
  • 2020-09-12

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Not a fan.
Stopped listening after the second episode; he seemed to think this was a joke. Didn’t appreciate the uncalled for opinions of guns, stereotypical ‘Republicans’ (guess they all wear body armor) and the criticism of the investigators who were trying to show him what he asked for.
Too bad as the subject was interesting but the narrator was not.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2020-06-28

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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  • Megan
  • 2020-09-08

Unusual true crime

This audiobook makes you think twice about everyday foods. It was enjoyable with lots of twists and turns! Hearing an Australian experience various nuances of American life was also highly amusing.

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  • MG
  • 2020-09-01

Really enjoyed this

This is such an amazing story. Took me to places I really didn't expect. And not your usual true crime show.

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  • Brian Bradley
  • 2020-09-19

Eye opening

Great story about something I never thought of. Good story that takes the listener from A to ?. I hope more comes.

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  • IowaGreyhound
  • 2020-10-28

An in depth look at an unexpected crime

The podcast gives you a good overview of the nut industry, the trucking industry, how exports are scrutinized or not at busy ports, the people who work in agriculture and much more. It is light yet serious. He makes you understand how an independent trucker could be duped into unknowingly hauling a stolen load of nuts; the high rate of crime in the nut industry and how poor the workers are. If you liked Tomatoland, Extra Virginity or Real Food, Fake Food you will enjoy this podcast.

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  • Mervyn
  • 2020-11-01

A highly informative PodCast!

So very interesting. a perfect example of how we, as ignorant people, can cause chaotic results. Also showing how and why the selfish actions of some can make the lives of others so very hard!

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