THE BIG STEAL - a look at Russia with Gavin Esler



The Big Steal: a podcast from Gavin Esler, looking at the history of modern Russian leadership and what exactly makes up the current Kremlin.


It’s the story of two men. One a rising star in business and the head of Yukos - a huge oil company: Mikhail Khodorkovsky. The other a former KGB officer who rose through the ranks to become President of Russia: Vladimir Putin.

The voice and the experience...

Gavin is an award winning television and radio broadcaster, novelist and journalist. He is the author of five novels and two non-fiction books, The United States of Anger, and most recently Lessons from the Top, a study of how leaders tell stories to make other people follow them. It’s based on personal encounters with a wide variety of leaders, from Bill Clinton and Angela Merkel to Tony Blair, Margaret Thatcher, and even cultural leaders such as Dolly Parton.


Gavin has brought that talent and experience to the podcasting world and The Big Steal is a real winner for the ears. You can catch our own interview with Gavin here.