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The Dinner Party: Texting prayers, Bernie Madoff, and Texas oil

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In 2008 Bernie Madoff confessed to running a Ponzi scheme for almost 20 years that defrauded investors of allegedly $50 billion; in 2009 a U.S. District Judge sentenced him to 150 years in prison. Don Emmert /AFP/Getty Images

Every week we get your weekend conversation starters with Rico Gagliano and Brendan Newnam, the hosts of the Dinner Party podcast and radio show. On tap this week, texting prayers, Bernie Madoff's reading materials and the birth of the Texas oil business.

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