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Coming Soon...The Dream

Coming Soon...The Dream


We’ve all got that friend or cousin who steadily hawks some overpriced miracle drink, leggings, or shampoo on social media. They aren’t just trying to sell you something, but would like to offer you the opportunity of a lifetime to achieve riches while working from home on your own terms. You’ve probably been too afraid, or too loving, or too reasonable to confront them. Not us. This season on The Dream we go inside the world of multi-level marketing to expose this pyramid-shaped business model for what it is. Join us on this bizarre journey filled with snake oil salesmen, shifty millionaires, struggling single moms, and a few sweet grandmas.
There’s nothing as intoxicating as piles of money, unless the Feds are watching you count it. This episode is sponsored by ZipRecruiter (
S1 E2: Women’s Work

S1 E2: Women’s Work


When opportunity knocks, open the front door.
The fortune you seek can be yours for just $169 down.
If you dream it, you can (probably?) achieve it. This episode is sponsored by Quip (
S1 E5: Do You Party?

S1 E5: Do You Party?


Friends are the family you choose to add to your downline.
Be careful what you wish for, unless it's debt.
What’s holding you back from reaching your full potential? This episode is sponsored by Article ( and Policygenius (
The road to success is paved with convention tickets. This episode is sponsored by Quip ( and Article (
S1 E9: Leave a Message

S1 E9: Leave a Message


A wise woman once said, “You need to go.” This episode is sponsored by Bombas ( code: THEDREAM) and Policygenius (
S1 E10: The American Way

S1 E10: The American Way


The dream of our founders is alive. This episode is sponsored by Bombas ( code: THEDREAM) and Article (
When a job becomes a hobby. This episode is sponsored by Robinhood ( and Quip (
What happened when LulaRoe tried to save their business by operating less like an MLM? Exactly what you think if you’ve been listening long enough. Although this time, there are people in power that are mad, like file-a-lawsuit mad. This is 1 of 4 bonus episodes we’re releasing as additional reporting from season 1.
The unbelievable origin story of LulaRoe. This is 2 of 4 bonus episodes we’re releasing as additional reporting from season 1.
BONUS 3: Dream Stealers

BONUS 3: Dream Stealers


There’s no better way to build a loyal downline than with a magnetic atmosphere and a magnetic leader. Creating devotion to the cause is one technique that keeps the recruits flowing and the pipeline growing. This is 3 of 4 bonus episodes we’re releasing as additional reporting from season 1.
Leaving an MLM can be the hardest part of the business. This is 4 of 4 bonus episodes we’re releasing as additional reporting from season 1.
Oils, crystals, juices and more have been said to bring us eternal happiness and health- but how much of that is based in truth? Who benefits and loses from the wellness industry as a whole? We’ll be talking to some familiar voices and new ones about broader questions like these in Season 2 of the Dream- premiering December 9th.
Opportunity might still be knocking… we’ll be back with new episodes in January.
Comedians Tess Barker and Babs Gray, who you might know from Lady to Lady or the now legendary Britney’s Gram podcast, are here to bring you a brand new investigative series about Britney Spears' conservatorship and the court system that's allowed it to persist.After launching the #FreeBritney movement, they started to dig… And what they found out, you won’t want to miss! Join Tess and Babs as they talk to exclusive sources, examine new sides of the story, and uncover disturbing truths about our legal system that go way beyond Britney. Listen to Episodes 1 & 2 right now:
Products and cures you can’t find at the doctor might just be the medicine you want.
Comments (376)

I'm listening

I wish I could listen to the guest speaker without so many interruptions from the host!!!!

Feb 19th
Reply (1)

Julia Churchill

pretty please, The Dream Podcasr, make another season!!!! Soon!! I've already listened to eCh season it's getting a little ridiculous. Thanks you for your amazing work!!

Jan 7th

hrselver reiter

Wow,them limelite bosses are seriously damaging their karma

Oct 21st

hrselver reiter

I grew up in midmichigan close to the time that she did and her description of the lifestyle and culture is pretty spot on

Oct 21st

H Mailer

Just listened to the 1rst season - can I just say WOW...!!! I really enjoyed the history, the personal take from family members...well done guys 👏👏👏👏

Oct 12th

Brent Armstrong

please put me plot;I'll keep p LLP LLP LLP LLP l l

Sep 25th

Andrea Ralston

So very Christian of Danielle to take a "class" to learn how to separate poor trailer-park dwellers from their money. SMDH.

Aug 21st

Rachael Sands this song has some profanity, but it made me this of this podcast 😂

Jun 4th

Teresa Johnson

Leave Dan alone.

May 6th

mark canty

The host is just damn brave. Straight up courageous.

Apr 9th

Austin Peek

Nice F Bomb to start Season 2.

Mar 6th
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Oh my God, oh my God. This series has been one of the most fascinating examples of investigative journalism. As a former addict to multi-level marketing companies, it is fascinating on a personal level. Great work, guys.

Feb 23rd


As an ICU nurse, listening to this entire episode and having to hear passages from that book made my eyes roll back so far into my head I think I detached my retinas. And I KNOW fellow nurses who sell Young Living and DoTerra. 🤦‍♀️

Oct 19th


I knew it! I knew it! those vitamins and minerals and all that is a sham lol. can't wait to tell my wife that I was right

Oct 3rd
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Oh I heard an episode on this on Dateline

Sep 14th


This was an awesome episode! Listening to you describe growing up around your family members participating in various MLMs really hit home for my sister and I as we grew up. Our Mom and Grandma both did Avon, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, the Tupperware crap, and the jewelry parties. Neither of them participate anymore and I hadn't thought much about it til listening to your podcast. I plan on getting the low down from my Mom next time we talk... I've never heard the details. I came across your podcast from an online news article listing the top podcasts of 2020... I then proceeded to spend the day "binge listening" to the entire season 😬 It's great that you guys are shedding light on these shady companies and unscrupulous "business" tactics--love your podcast!

Aug 19th


"Eventually there will be a peasant in Bangladesh who can't come up with the money and then the game would die." This woman sounds fucking disgusting.

Jun 3rd

Megan Kenyon

season 2 just kind of abruptly ended. I feel confused.

May 25th


This show went from awesome to political commentary in half a season. unsubscribed.

May 24th

Kyla Wiser

I too was not impressed with the woman who was "at the top" and how she took a class on how people spent their money?

Apr 30th
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