You are all getting screwed, day after day, month after month. The corporate criminals are going to keep merging your companies and firing you to make bigger and bigger profits. Every time a company buys another company, the bodies fall like leaves – that’s how they justify the purchase price and that’s how they keep having record quarter after record quarter of earnings growth.
I’ll tell you this much: You and I didn’t create a financial crisis or jam home mortgages that could never be paid back. We didn’t merge all the banks, say “oops” when they collapsed, and take bail-out dough to pay bonuses. The corporate criminals and their buddies in congress did that. We could still be having a good run in this country, but they decided their share wasn’t enough. They took it all.
When arrogance and greed go to war with integrity and reason, there are no longer two sides to argue. It isn’t civility to play along with intolerance. That’s apathy, and that ain’t me. We know they don’t care, and they don’t want to care. The only right thing to do is to hit them where they feel it, banging on their net worth. We can’t cave.
THIS IS RAGE.
THIS IS RAGE is the story of what happens when you shine a light on the system that allows the rich to become the super-rich and the super-rich to get their own zip codes. As you can imagine, it isn’t pretty . . . but it does make for great drama. We have CEOs being kidnapped, Investors dealing unscrupulously, coders turning criminal, counsels breaching confidences, the public spinning conspiracies, and a has-been rediscovering his mojo. We even have a little romance.
At the center of all of this are two people. Kimo Balthazer was once the biggest radio shock-jock in the land. But a series of spectacular flame-outs has left him sleeping on a bench in Golden Gate Park trying to salvage any semblance of his career broadcasting on the Internet with a laptop and a $10 microphone from Best Buy. Sylvia Normandy is a top executive at EnvisionInk, one of Silicon Valley’s most glittering jewels. Sylvia was once a public defender and she’s still committed to doing the right thing. But when Sylvia sees her company under siege on multiple fronts, she realizes she needs to bend some rules. And that means giving the story of a lifetime to a certain shock-jock she swore she’d never set eyes on again.
You see, Sylvia and Kimo have a history. A tortuous history. But that’s nothing compared to the future they’re about to create.
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A production of Story Plant Podcasts.
Adapted by: Ken Goldstein and Lou Aronica
Directed by: Mitchell Maxwell
Produced by: Monty Hobbs in association with Eighth Day Productions
Post Production service provided by Digital Garden Media
Executive Producers: Mitchell Maxwell and Lou Aronica
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