This podcast tells the stories of people who all have something in common. They are people we empathize with or root for… sometimes because of what they did, and sometimes in spite of it.
A story about how love manifests itself in people in different ways. Sometimes love means holding on to someone, sometimes it means letting go, and sometimes it means pushing them.
A story about power, pain, and change. Sometimes life puts you in a position where the line between right and wrong are so close, instead of choosing to do what’s right or wrong, you choose to do what’s necessary.
In 2011, a 27 year old Ross Ulbricht created the Silk Road, a website on the dark web that allowed buyers and sellers to access the site and make transactions anonymously. From 2011 to 2013, over 1.2 million transactions occurred, generating over 9.5 million Bitcoins. Most of the transactions involved illegal drugs.
In 2015 Ross was given a life sentence in federal prison for creating and operating the Silk Road. Many people contend that the sentence was overly harsh based on his lack of prior criminal history. There are also people that believe Ross wasn’t guilty of anything at all. He created a platform based on his belief that people should be able to live without common governmental restrictions, and people used the platform as they saw fit. How can he be responsible for the actions of others?
On this episode, we examine the motivations behind his creation and we examine Ross.
On June 23, 1993… 24 year old Lorena Bobbitt is in bed sleeping when her husband, 26 year old John Bobbitt, stumbles into their home in Manassas, Virginia. He’s been out drinking with a friend. He makes his way to the bedroom.
After suffering years of abuse…Lorena has reached her breaking point. She does the unthinkable.