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Madoff, Merkel Ridiculed as Hedge Funds Hit Back in Radio Show

The six nervous men in suit jackets huddled in the rain and waiting to enter a south London radio station get a last bit of advice from Dr. Stu, the host of The Naked Short Club.

“Oh, and don’t turn off your cell phones -- it adds a certain ambience,” said Dr. Stu, just before the 42nd broadcast of his hourlong show on Resonance 104.4 FM. Listeners get hedge-fund developments, gossip and gags in between poetry and B-side tracks from psychedelic rock bands such as Gong, the Orb and the Stooges, which the host says was the band’s name “before Iggy Pop got famous.”