American Scandal

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 Sep 2, 2023


 Aug 18, 2022

Gali
 Jun 9, 2022
The show is professionally made and content is captivating.

Lorin
 Mar 15, 2022
I literally listen to a variety of (hundreds of) podcasts each month. American Scandal is so well written and produced, it keeps my attention for hours and hours. Give this podcast a try, you will not be wasting your time!

Elizabeth Northen
 Feb 24, 2022
Really enjoy this podcast!

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Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.

Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.

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Episode Date
Listen Now: The Price of Paradise
Apr 21, 2024
FBI Agent Turned Russian Spy | Playactor | 3
Apr 16, 2024
FBI Agent Turned Russian Spy | Call Me Ramon | 2
Apr 09, 2024
Business Wars: The Battle for OpenAI
Apr 08, 2024
FBI Agent Turned Russian Spy | World of Secrets | 1
Apr 02, 2024
Rod Blagojevich | The Whistleblowers | 5
Mar 26, 2024
Rod Blagojevich | The Unraveling | 4
Mar 19, 2024
Rod Blagojevich | Board Games | 3
Mar 12, 2024
Rod Blagojevich | Pay to Play | 2
Mar 05, 2024
Rod Blagojevich | Making of a Congressman | 1
Feb 27, 2024
Police Corruption in Baltimore | "We Own This City" with Justin Fenton | 5
Feb 20, 2024
Police Corruption in Baltimore | On Trial | 4
Feb 13, 2024
Police Corruption in Baltimore | Broken Boundaries | 3
Feb 06, 2024
Police Corruption in Baltimore | Benched | 2
Jan 30, 2024
Police Corruption in Baltimore | Zero Tolerance | 1
Jan 23, 2024
Encore: The Unabomber | Hard Evidence | 4
Jan 16, 2024
Encore: The Unabomber | 35,000 Words | 3
Jan 09, 2024
Encore: The Unabomber | Into the Woods | 2
Jan 02, 2024
Encore: The Unabomber | Atomic Pearl | 1
Dec 26, 2023
Aaron Hernandez: A Football Tragedy | Media Circus | 5
Dec 19, 2023
Aaron Hernandez: A Football Tragedy | The End Zone | 4
Dec 12, 2023
Aaron Hernandez: A Football Tragedy | Defense | 3
Dec 05, 2023
Aaron Hernandez: A Football Tragedy | Homecoming | 2
Nov 28, 2023
Aaron Hernandez: A Football Tragedy | The Vow | 1
Nov 21, 2023
The Dust Bowl | The Battle in Muscatine | 4
Nov 14, 2023
The Dust Bowl | When the Dust Settles | 3
Nov 07, 2023
The Dust Bowl | If It Rains | 2
Oct 31, 2023
The Dust Bowl | The Land of Opportunity | 1
Oct 24, 2023
Jonestown | Why Do People Join Cults? | 6
Oct 17, 2023
Jonestown | The Final Sermon | 5
Oct 10, 2023
Jonestown | New West | 4
Oct 03, 2023
Jonestown | The Gang of Eight | 3
Sep 26, 2023
Jonestown | Eureka | 2
Sep 19, 2023
Jonestown | Reverend Jim Jones | 1
Sep 12, 2023
Abscam | How Informants Shape the Criminal-Justice System | 3
Sep 05, 2023
Abscam | To Catch a Congressman | 2
Aug 29, 2023
Abscam | Money Talks | 1
Aug 22, 2023
Spiro Agnew: Downfall of a Vice President | Are American Politics Really That Corrupt? | 5
Aug 15, 2023
Spiro Agnew: Downfall of a Vice President | “I Will Not Resign” | 4
Aug 08, 2023
Spiro Agnew: Downfall of a Vice President | The Case Against the Vice President | 3
Aug 01, 2023
Spiro Agnew: Downfall of a Vice President | Secrets in the White House | 2
Jul 25, 2023
Spiro Agnew: Downfall of a Vice President | How Things Are Done in Baltimore | 1
Jul 18, 2023
Opioids in America | The Fentanyl Crisis | 5
Jul 11, 2023
Opioids in America | The Lawyer from Mississippi | 4
Jul 04, 2023
Opioids in America | The Cost of Doing Business | 3
Jun 27, 2023
Opioids in America | A Crisis in Appalachia | 2
Jun 20, 2023
Opioids in America | Cure for Pain | 1
Jun 13, 2023
The "Kids for Cash" Kickback Scheme | The Problems with Juvenile Detention | 4
Jun 06, 2023
The "Kids for Cash" Kickback Scheme | Final Verdict | 3
May 30, 2023
The "Kids for Cash" Kickback Scheme | The Joke that Landed a Girl in Jail | 2
May 23, 2023
The "Kids for Cash" Kickback Scheme | Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania | 1
May 16, 2023
The Chicago Seven | How the '60s Launched the Culture Wars | 4
May 09, 2023
The Chicago Seven | Closing Statement | 3
May 02, 2023
The Chicago Seven | Bound and Gagged | 2
Apr 25, 2023
The Chicago Seven | The Battle of Michigan Avenue | 1
Apr 18, 2023
America's Coup in Iran | Unintended Consequences | 4
Apr 11, 2023
America's Coup in Iran | Riots in the Capital | 3
Apr 04, 2023
America's Coup in Iran | The Decrees | 2
Mar 28, 2023
America's Coup in Iran | The Nationalist | 1
Mar 21, 2023
Oklahoma City Bombing | Does Social Media Cause Political Polarization? | 5
Mar 14, 2023
Oklahoma City Bombing | Last Goodbyes | 4
Mar 07, 2023
Oklahoma City Bombing | No Backing Out | 3
Feb 28, 2023
Oklahoma City Bombing | American Radical | 2
Feb 21, 2023
Oklahoma City Bombing | April 19 | 1
Feb 14, 2023
Encore: The Midnight Crew | Police Unions and the Limits of Reform | 5
Feb 07, 2023
Encore: The Midnight Crew | United States v. Burge | 4
Jan 31, 2023
Encore: The Midnight Crew | Civil Trial | 3
Jan 24, 2023
Wondery Presents: Frozen Head
Jan 23, 2023
Encore: The Midnight Crew | Manhunt | 2
Jan 17, 2023
Encore: The Midnight Crew | War Zone | 1
Jan 10, 2023
Encore: The Breakup of Big Oil | Judgment | 5
Jan 03, 2023
Encore: The Breakup of Big Oil | The Hunt | 4
Dec 27, 2022
Encore: The Breakup of Big Oil | The Flood | 3
Dec 20, 2022
Encore: The Breakup of Big Oil | Going to War | 2
Dec 13, 2022
Encore: The Breakup of Big Oil | Rise of Rockefeller | 1
Dec 06, 2022
The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | The Appeal of True Crime | 5
Nov 29, 2022
The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | Free Will | 4
Nov 22, 2022
The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | On the Road | 3
Nov 15, 2022
The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | The Negotiation | 2
Nov 08, 2022
The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | The Plot | 1
Nov 01, 2022
The Cuban Missile Crisis | Ukraine and the Echoes of the Cold War | 6
Oct 25, 2022
The Cuban Missile Crisis | Black Saturday | 5
Oct 18, 2022
The Cuban Missile Crisis | Fire in the Sky | 4
Oct 11, 2022
The Cuban Missile Crisis | The Discovery | 3
Oct 04, 2022
The Cuban Missile Crisis | Denial and Deception | 2
Sep 27, 2022
The Cuban Missile Crisis | Bay of Pigs | 1
Sep 20, 2022
Edward Snowden | The New Mass Surveillance | 5
Sep 13, 2022
Edward Snowden | Exile | 4
Sep 06, 2022
Edward Snowden | Going Public | 3
Aug 30, 2022
Edward Snowden | Read, Write, Execute | 2
Aug 23, 2022
Edward Snowden | Meet the Press | 1
Aug 16, 2022
DuPont Chemical Cover-Up | Forever Chemicals | 4
Aug 09, 2022
DuPont Chemical Cover-Up | Six Diseases | 3
Aug 02, 2022
DuPont Chemical Cover-Up | Unsafe to Drink | 2
Jul 26, 2022
DuPont Chemical Cover-Up | Dry Run Creek | 1
Jul 19, 2022
Encore: Waco | The Fire Rages On | 7
Jul 12, 2022
Encore: Waco | Day 51 | 6
Jul 05, 2022
Encore: Waco | Broken Promises | 5
Jun 28, 2022
Encore: Waco | The Raid | 4
Jun 21, 2022
Encore: Waco | Ranch Apocalypse | 3
Jun 14, 2022
Encore: Waco | The Betrayal | 2
Jun 07, 2022
Encore: Waco | The New Messiah | 1
Jun 04, 2022
Watergate | The Rise of Conspiracy Theories | 6
May 24, 2022
Watergate | The Smoking Gun | 5
May 17, 2022
Watergate | A Cancer Within | 4
May 10, 2022
Watergate | The Fifth Man | 3
May 03, 2022
Watergate | The President's Decision | 2
Apr 26, 2022
Watergate | The Break-In | 1
Apr 19, 2022
The FBI vs. the Hedge Fund | Insider Trading in Congress | 5
Apr 12, 2022
The FBI vs. the Hedge Fund | Cooperating Witnesses | 4
Apr 05, 2022
The FBI vs. the Hedge Fund | Expert Networks | 3
Mar 29, 2022
The FBI vs. the Hedge Fund | Inside Men | 2
Mar 22, 2022
The FBI vs. the Hedge Fund | A Game of Poker | 1
Mar 15, 2022
Fraud in a Drug Lab | America's War on Drugs | 4
Mar 08, 2022
Fraud in a Drug Lab | 21,000 Cases | 3
Mar 01, 2022
Fraud in a Drug Lab | The Logbook | 2
Feb 22, 2022
Fraud in a Drug Lab | A Superstar | 1
Feb 15, 2022
Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | Retribution and Reform | 6
Feb 08, 2022
Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | The Fracture | 5
Feb 01, 2022
Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | The Whistleblower | 4
Jan 25, 2022
Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | A Vigil of Vultures | 3
Jan 18, 2022
Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | Sowing the Seeds | 2
Jan 11, 2022
Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | Go West, Old Man | 1
Jan 04, 2022
The Pentagon Papers | The Trial | 4
Dec 28, 2021
The Pentagon Papers | The Leak | 3
Dec 21, 2021
The Pentagon Papers | Birth of a Radical | 2
Dec 14, 2021
The Pentagon Papers | The Cold Warrior | 1
Dec 07, 2021
The Clinton-Lewinsky Affair | High Crimes and Misdemeanors | 4
Nov 30, 2021
The Clinton-Lewinsky Affair | Under Penalty of Perjury | 3
Nov 23, 2021
The Clinton-Lewinsky Affair | Secret Records | 2
Nov 16, 2021
The Clinton-Lewinsky Affair | Forbidden Love | 1
Nov 09, 2021
LA Steals Its Water | Crisis in the West | 4
Nov 02, 2021
LA Steals Its Water | The Showdown | 3
Oct 26, 2021
LA Steals Its Water | Ransom | 2
Oct 19, 2021
LA Steals Its Water | The Biggest Problem | 1
Oct 12, 2021
Theranos | Are Venture Capitalists to Blame? | 4
Oct 05, 2021
Theranos | The Race to Publish | 3
Sep 28, 2021
Theranos | The Walgreens Deal | 2
Sep 21, 2021
Theranos | Startup | 1
Sep 14, 2021
Attica Prison Uprising | New York's Cover-Up | 5
Sep 07, 2021
Attica Prison Uprising | Last Rites | 4
Aug 31, 2021
Attica Prison Uprising | A Plea for Surrender | 3
Aug 24, 2021
Attica Prison Uprising | Amnesty | 2
Aug 17, 2021
Attica Prison Uprising | Liberation | 1
Aug 10, 2021
Encore: Enron | The Reckoning | 5
Aug 03, 2021
Encore: Enron | Death Spiral | 4
Jul 27, 2021
Encore: Enron | Damage Control | 3
Jul 20, 2021
Encore: Enron | The Black Box | 2
Jul 13, 2021
Encore: Enron | A Sense of Urgency | 1
Jul 06, 2021
The Ice Pick Surgeon | Neural Implants and Superhumans | 5
Jun 29, 2021
The Osage Murders | A Shrinking Family | 1
Jun 22, 2021
The Ice Pick Surgeon | JFK's Response | 4
Jun 15, 2021
The Ice Pick Surgeon | A New Threat | 3
Jun 08, 2021
The Ice Pick Surgeon | Trial and Error | 2
Jun 01, 2021
The Ice Pick Surgeon | Search for a Cure | 1
May 25, 2021
Host of "Disgraceland" on the Media and Celebrity Meltdowns | 5
May 18, 2021
Lance Armstrong | Coming Clean | 4
May 11, 2021
Lance Armstrong | Moral Choices | 3
May 04, 2021
Lance Armstrong | Work Hard, Play Hard | 2
Apr 27, 2021
Lance Armstrong | The Boy from North Texas | 1
Apr 20, 2021
The Red Scare | The Power of Fear | 5
Apr 13, 2021
The Red Scare | McCarthy on Trial | 4
Apr 06, 2021
The Red Scare | Fighting an Army | 3
Mar 30, 2021
The Red Scare | Loyal Americans | 2
Mar 23, 2021
The Red Scare | Tail Gunner Joe | 1
Mar 16, 2021
Bernie Madoff | Never Trust a Con Artist | 4
Mar 09, 2021
Bernie Madoff | Collapse | 3
Mar 02, 2021
Bernie Madoff | The Numbers Always Rise | 2
Feb 23, 2021
Bernie Madoff | Sins of the Father | 1
Feb 16, 2021
Encore: Iran Contra | American Coups | 6
Feb 09, 2021
Encore: Iran Contra | The Inner Circle | 5
Feb 02, 2021
Encore: Iran Contra | Walsh | 4
Jan 26, 2021
Encore: Iran Contra | Don and Ed | 3
Jan 19, 2021
Encore: Iran Contra | Ollie | 2
Jan 12, 2021
Encore: Iran Contra | Bud | 1
Jan 05, 2021
The Unabomber | The Followers | 5
Dec 29, 2020
The Unabomber | Hard Evidence | 4
Dec 22, 2020
The Unabomber | 35,000 Words | 3
Dec 15, 2020
The Unabomber | In the Woods | 2
Dec 08, 2020
The Unabomber | Atomic Pearl | 1
Dec 01, 2020
The Riot at Comiskey Park
Nov 24, 2020
The Feds vs. the Activists | COINTELPRO | 5
Nov 17, 2020
The Feds vs. the Activists | The Heist | 4
Nov 10, 2020
The Feds vs. the Activists | Fred Hampton | 3
Nov 03, 2020
The Feds vs. the Activists | MLK | 2
Oct 27, 2020
The Feds vs. the Activists | Billie Holiday | 1
Oct 20, 2020
Three Mile Island | Responding to Crises | 4
Oct 13, 2020
Three Mile Island | Fight or Flight | 3
Oct 06, 2020
Three Mile Island | The Ticking Clock | 2
Sep 29, 2020
Three Mile Island | The Domino Effect | 1
Sep 22, 2020
The Breakup of Big Oil | American Monopolies | 6
Sep 15, 2020
The Breakup of Big Oil | Judgment | 5
Sep 08, 2020
The Breakup of Big Oil | The Hunt | 4
Sep 01, 2020
The Breakup of Big Oil | The Flood | 3
Aug 25, 2020
The Breakup of Big Oil | Going to War | 2
Aug 18, 2020
The Breakup of Big Oil | Rise of Rockefeller | 1
Aug 11, 2020
Big Tobacco | The New Frontier | 5
Aug 04, 2020
Big Tobacco | Killing the Marlboro Man | 4
Jul 28, 2020
Big Tobacco | Retaliation | 3
Jul 21, 2020
Big Tobacco | The Whistleblowers | 2
Jul 14, 2020
Big Tobacco | Smoking Guns | 1
Jul 07, 2020
Boston College Gambling Scheme | Paid Athletes | 4
Jun 30, 2020
Boston College Gambling Scheme | The Final Score | 3
Jun 23, 2020
Boston College Gambling Scheme | You Can Bet Your Life | 2
Jun 16, 2020
Boston College Gambling Scheme | Against the Odds | 1
Jun 09, 2020
Encore: Exxon Valdez | Winner Take Nothing | 4
Jun 03, 2020
Encore: Exxon Valdez | The Spin Cycle | 3
May 26, 2020
Encore: Exxon Valdez | The Mosquito Fleet | 2
May 19, 2020
Encore: Exxon Valdez | Oil Meets Water | 1
May 12, 2020
Waco - The Fire Rages On | 7
May 05, 2020
Waco - Day 51 | 6
Apr 28, 2020
Waco - Broken Promises | 5
Apr 21, 2020
Waco - The Raid | 4
Apr 14, 2020
Waco - Ranch Apocalypse | 3
Apr 07, 2020
Waco - The Betrayal | 2
Mar 31, 2020
Waco - The New Messiah | 1
Mar 24, 2020
The Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trial - Lenny’s Impact | 3
Mar 17, 2020
The Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trial - I’m Not a Comedian | 2
Mar 10, 2020
The Lenny Bruce Obscenity Trial - The Obscenity Circus | 1
Mar 03, 2020
Volkswagen Diesel Scandal - Uncovering the Truth | 5
Feb 25, 2020
Volkswagen Diesel Scandal - The Wheels Keep Turning | 4
Feb 18, 2020
Volkswagen Diesel Scandal - Crash | 3
Feb 11, 2020
Volkswagen Diesel Scandal - The Defeat Device | 2
Feb 04, 2020
Volkswagen Diesel Scandal - Whatever It Takes | 1
Jan 28, 2020
The Plame Affair - Inside the Fight in Washington | 4
Jan 07, 2020
The Plame Affair - Justice Served | 3
Dec 31, 2019
The Plame Affair - The Investigation | 2
Dec 24, 2019
The Plame Affair - Exposed | 1
Dec 17, 2019
Encore: Interview with Filmmaker Alex Gibney | 5
Dec 03, 2019
Encore: New York State of Crime - Two Men in a Cell | 4
Nov 26, 2019
Encore: New York State of Crime - Pay to Play | 3
Nov 19, 2019
Encore: New York State of Crime - An Affair to Remember | 2
Nov 12, 2019
Encore: New York State of Crime - Three Men in a Room | 1
Nov 05, 2019
Enron - The Reckoning | 5
Sep 24, 2019
Enron - Death Spiral | 4
Sep 17, 2019
Enron - Damage Control | 3
Sep 10, 2019
Enron - The Black Box | 2
Sep 03, 2019
Enron - A Sense of Urgency | 1
Aug 27, 2019
The Standoff at Wounded Knee - The Reign of Terror | 4
Aug 06, 2019
The Standoff at Wounded Knee - A Nation Reborn | 3
Jul 30, 2019
The Standoff at Wounded Knee - We’ve Bet with Our Lives | 2
Jul 23, 2019
The Standoff at Wounded Knee - The Trail of Broken Treaties | 1
Jul 16, 2019
Tuskegee Syphilis Study - Parallels | 5
Jul 09, 2019
Tuskegee Syphilis Study - What Was Done Cannot Be Undone | 4
Jul 02, 2019
Tuskegee Syphilis Study - Controlled Genocide | 3
Jun 25, 2019
Tuskegee Syphilis Study - Treatment by Autopsy | 2
Jun 18, 2019
Tuskegee Syphilis Study - First, Do No Harm | 1
Jun 11, 2019
Payola - Anything for a Hit | 6
May 28, 2019
Sponsored | American Epidemics - Dark Days in Dallas | 2
May 24, 2019
Sponsored | American Epidemics - The Great Pandemic | 1
May 23, 2019
Payola - Music and the Mob | 5
May 21, 2019
Payola - The Network | 4
May 14, 2019
Payola - Rock ’n’ Roll on Trial | 3
May 07, 2019
Payola - The Devil's Music | 2
Apr 30, 2019
Payola - The $50 Handshake | 1
Apr 23, 2019
Michael Avenatti's Rise and Fall | 8
Apr 16, 2019
The Hare Krishna Murders: Inside and Out | 7
Apr 09, 2019
The Hare Krishna Murders: Retribution and Reform | 6
Apr 02, 2019
The Hare Krishna Murders: The Fracture | 5
Mar 26, 2019
The Hare Krishna Murders: The WhistleBlower | 4
Mar 19, 2019
The Hare Krishna Murders: A Vigil of Vultures | 3
Mar 12, 2019
The Hare Krishna Murders: Sowing the Seeds | 2
Mar 05, 2019
The Hare Krishna Murders: Go West, Old Man | 1
Feb 26, 2019
Exxon Valdez: 30 Years Later | 5
Feb 19, 2019
Exxon Valdez: Winner Take Nothing | 4
Feb 12, 2019
Exxon Valdez: The Spin Cycle | 3
Feb 05, 2019
Exxon Valdez: The Mosquito Fleet | 2
Jan 29, 2019
Exxon Valdez: Oil Meets Water | 1
Jan 22, 2019
Iran Contra: Inside | 6
Jan 01, 2019
Iran Contra: The Inner Circle | 5
Dec 25, 2018
Iran Contra: Walsh | 4
Dec 18, 2018
Iran Contra: Don and Ed | 3
Dec 11, 2018
Iran Contra: Ollie | 2
Dec 04, 2018
Iran Contra: Bud | 1
Nov 27, 2018
New York State of Crime: Interview with filmmaker Alex Gibney | 5
Nov 20, 2018
New York State of Crime: Two Men in a Cell | 4
Nov 13, 2018
New York State of Crime: Interference | 3
Nov 06, 2018
New York State of Crime: An Affair to Remember | 2
Oct 30, 2018
New York State of Crime: Three Men in a Room | 1
Oct 23, 2018
BALCO: Interview with authors Mark Fainaru Wada and Lance Williams | 6
Oct 16, 2018
BALCO: Winners and Losers | 5
Oct 09, 2018
BALCO: Liars and Leaks | 4
Oct 02, 2018
BALCO: Syringes and Secrets | 3
Sep 25, 2018
BALCO: Gold Medals and Bad Blood | 2
Sep 18, 2018
BALCO: Steroids and Snake Oil | 1
Sep 18, 2018