British Scandal

By Wondery

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Subscribers: 1960
Reviews: 13
Episodes: 162

Arthur Sludge
 Sep 17, 2023
Always entertaining and insightful.


 Aug 1, 2023

Ruth
 Jun 20, 2022
Brilliant. Love the presenters. They are hilarious. Can't believe these scandals. Such an entertaining podcast. So glad I found it.

Baggy
 Apr 10, 2022
An interesting and intriguing story ruined by the inane chatter of the presenters


 Feb 8, 2022

Description

In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.

British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. 

But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories. Stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 

Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   

From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Ghost Story, comes British Scandal. Each week, hosts Alice Levine and Matt Forde delve into the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Profumo to the short-lived premiership of Liz Truss. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…

New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, or 1-week early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.


Episode Date
Listen Now: The Price of Paradise
Apr 21, 2024
Hitler's Angel | Bright Young Fascist | 1
Apr 16, 2024
Noel and Liam | Radio legend Steve Lamacq on the most chaotic interview of his career | 4
Apr 09, 2024
Listen Now: Scamfluencers
Apr 04, 2024
Noel and Liam | Look Back in Anger | 3
Apr 02, 2024
Noel and Liam | The Battle of Britpop | 2
Mar 27, 2024
Noel and Liam | Rock 'n' Roll Star | 1
Mar 20, 2024
How to kill a shark to stay alive - Knox-Johnston on what it took to win the Golden Globe | 4
Mar 13, 2024
The Race to Ruin | The Game is Over | 3
Mar 06, 2024
The Race to Ruin | Deep Water | 2
Feb 28, 2024
The Race to Ruin | Round the World | 1
Feb 21, 2024
The Fake Sheikh | Interview - Reporter Christine Hart on playing the Fake Sheikh’s wife | 4
Feb 14, 2024
The Fake Sheikh | Downfall | 3
Feb 07, 2024
The Fake Sheikh | Mahmood Unmasked | 2
Jan 31, 2024
The Fake Sheikh | From Robes to Riches | 1
Jan 24, 2024
The Krays | Interview - The Krays' barrister, Nemone Lethbridge | 4
Jan 17, 2024
The Krays | We've Not Been Angels | 3
Jan 10, 2024
The Krays | The Firm Unlimited | 2
Jan 03, 2024
The Krays | The Boys of Bethnal Green | 1
Dec 27, 2023
The Aitken Affair | Interview - Journalist David Leigh on uncovering Aitken | 4
Dec 20, 2023
The Aitken Affair | Face the Music | 3
Dec 13, 2023
The Aitken Affair | Lies Under Oath | 2
Dec 06, 2023
The Aitken Affair | A Self-Made Man | 1
Nov 29, 2023
The Cannabis King | Interview - Julian Peto, close friend of Howard Marks | 4
Nov 22, 2023
The Cannabis King | The Comedown | 3
Nov 16, 2023
The Cannabis King | Bonnie and Clyde | 2
Nov 07, 2023
The Cannabis King | The High Life | 1
Nov 01, 2023
Disney+ presents: Wags at War (Sponsored) | 1
Oct 26, 2023
Encore: The Hitler Diaries | Interview - Bestselling author Robert Harris | 4
Oct 24, 2023
Encore: The Hitler Diaries | Hoaxed | 3
Oct 17, 2023
Encore: The Hitler Diaries | Hitler for Sale | 2
Oct 10, 2023
Encore: The Hitler Diaries | Operation Green Vault | 1
Oct 03, 2023
Liz Truss | Alastair Campbell and Joe Lycett on 1 year since Truss | 4
Sep 26, 2023
Liz Truss | Liz vs Lettuce | 3
Sep 19, 2023
Liz Truss | Hitting The Ground | 2
Sep 12, 2023
Liz Truss | The Turnip Taliban | 1
Sep 05, 2023
Encore: The Canoe Con | Dead Man Walking | 3
Aug 29, 2023
Encore: The Canoe Con | El Dorado | 2
Aug 22, 2023
Encore: The Canoe Con | Missing | 1
Aug 15, 2023
The Crowded Marriage | Operation PB | 3
Aug 08, 2023
The Crowded Marriage | Camillagate | 2
Aug 01, 2023
The Crowded Marriage | Fred and Gladys | 1
Jul 25, 2023
Death of a Rolling Stone | Interview - Prince Stash, close friend of Brian Jones | 4
Jul 18, 2023
Death of a Rolling Stone | A Mysterious Death | 3
Jul 11, 2023
Death of a Rolling Stone | Love and Other Drugs | 2
Jul 04, 2023
Death of a Rolling Stone | Who's The Leader? | 1
Jun 27, 2023
Oscar Wilde | Interview - Wilde's grandson, Merlin Holland | 4
Jun 20, 2023
Oscar Wilde | Exile | 3
Jun 13, 2023
Oscar Wilde | The Peer and The Poet | 2
Jun 06, 2023
Oscar Wilde | Bosie | 1
May 30, 2023
Gazza | Interview | 4
May 23, 2023
Gazza | Game Over | 3
May 16, 2023
Gazza | Tabloid Dream | 2
May 09, 2023
Gazza | Gazzamania | 1
May 02, 2023
The Cambridge Spies | Interview | 4
Apr 25, 2023
The Cambridge Spies | The Third Man | 3
Apr 18, 2023
The Cambridge Spies | The Volkov Affair | 2
Apr 11, 2023
The Cambridge Spies | From Students to Spies | 1
Apr 04, 2023
The Great Train Robbery | Interview | 4
Mar 28, 2023
The Great Train Robbery | Cat and Mouse | 3
Mar 22, 2023
The Great Train Robbery | Sitting Ducks | 2
Mar 15, 2023
The Great Train Robbery | The Ulsterman | 1
Mar 08, 2023
Jeremy Thorpe | Interview | 5
Mar 01, 2023
Jeremy Thorpe | Opening The Closet | 4
Feb 22, 2023
Jeremy Thorpe | Shoot The Dog | 3
Feb 15, 2023
Jeremy Thorpe | The Go-Between | 2
Feb 08, 2023
Jeremy Thorpe | Simply Heaven | 1
Feb 01, 2023
Encore: Archer | Interview | 4
Jan 25, 2023
Wondery Presents: Frozen Head
Jan 23, 2023
Encore: Archer | From the Penthouse to the Jailhouse | 3
Jan 18, 2023
Encore: Archer | Mary Vs Monica | 2
Jan 11, 2023
Encore: Archer | Lord of the Lies | 1
Jan 04, 2023
The Ballad of Yoko and John | Interview | 4
Dec 28, 2022
The Ballad of Yoko and John | The End | 3
Dec 21, 2022
The Ballad of Yoko and John | All You Need Is Love | 2
Dec 14, 2022
The Ballad of Yoko and John | Julia | 1
Dec 07, 2022
Boris Johnson | Interview | 6
Nov 30, 2022
Boris Johnson | Them's The Breaks | 5
Nov 23, 2022
Boris Johnson | Winner Takes It All | 4
Nov 16, 2022
Boris Johnson | Leave Means Leave | 3
Nov 09, 2022
Boris Johnson | Mayor On A Zipwire | 2
Nov 01, 2022
Boris Johnson | Who's The Blondest? | 1
Oct 25, 2022
The Queen of Clean | Interview | 4
Oct 18, 2022
The Queen of Clean | Yes, Prime Minister | 3
Oct 11, 2022
The Queen of Clean | Courting Disaster | 2
Oct 04, 2022
The Queen of Clean | No Sex, Please! | 1
Sep 27, 2022
The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead | Interview | 4
Sep 20, 2022
The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead | Twister Returns | 3
Sep 13, 2022
The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead | Missing Presumed Dead | 2
Sep 06, 2022
The Spy Who Came Back From The Dead | Agent Twister | 1
Aug 30, 2022
Abdication | Interview | 4
Aug 23, 2022
Abdication | The Traitor King | 3
Aug 16, 2022
Abdication | The Decision | 2
Aug 09, 2022
Abdication | Wally | 1
Aug 02, 2022
Hitler Diaries | Interview | 4
Jul 26, 2022
Hitler Diaries | Hoaxed | 3
Jul 19, 2022
Hitler Diaries | Hitler for Sale | 2
Jul 12, 2022
Hitler Diaries | Operation Green Vault | 1
Jul 05, 2022
Hatton Garden | Interview | 4
Jun 28, 2022
Hatton Garden | The Diamond Wheezers | 3
Jun 21, 2022
Hatton Garden | The Cabinet | 2
Jun 14, 2022
Hatton Garden | The Plan | 1
Jun 07, 2022
Archer | Interview | 4
May 31, 2022
Archer | From the Penthouse to the Jailhouse | 3
May 24, 2022
Archer | Mary Vs Monica | 2
May 17, 2022
Archer | Lord of the Lies | 1
May 10, 2022
Spy Cops | Interview | 4
May 03, 2022
Spy Cops | The Other Women | 3
Apr 26, 2022
Spy Cops | The Truth | 2
Apr 19, 2022
Spy Cops | Undercover | 1
Apr 12, 2022
Maxwell | Interview | 5
Apr 05, 2022
Maxwell | Legacy Of Lies | 4
Mar 29, 2022
Maxwell | Downfall | 3
Mar 22, 2022
Maxwell | Mirror Man | 2
Mar 15, 2022
Maxwell | The Outsider | 1
Mar 09, 2022
The Coughing Major | Interview | 4
Mar 02, 2022
The Coughing Major | From Riches To Rags | 3
Feb 23, 2022
The Coughing Major | In The Hot Seat | 2
Feb 16, 2022
The Coughing Major | Let's Play Millionaire | 1
Feb 09, 2022
Encore: The Litvinenko Affair | Interview | 5
Feb 02, 2022
Encore: The Litvinenko Affair | The Russian Runaround | 4
Jan 26, 2022
Encore: The Litvinenko Affair | The Polonium Trail | 3
Jan 19, 2022
Encore: The Litvinenko Affair | The Mysterious Edwin Carter | 2
Jan 11, 2022
Encore: The Litvinenko Affair | Poisoned | 1
Jan 05, 2022
Lord Lucan | Interview | 4
Dec 28, 2021
Lord Lucan | The Closed Circle | 3
Dec 21, 2021
Lord Lucan | Murder In Belgravia | 2
Dec 14, 2021
Lord Lucan | Born Lucky | 1
Dec 07, 2021
Anarchy In The UK (Sex Pistols) | Interview | 5
Nov 30, 2021
Anarchy In The UK (Sex Pistols) | Sid And Nancy | 4
Nov 23, 2021
Anarchy In The UK (Sex Pistols) | A Common Enemy | 3
Nov 16, 2021
Anarchy In The UK (Sex Pistols) | God Save The Queen | 2
Nov 09, 2021
Anarchy In The UK (Sex Pistols) | The Wrong John | 1
Nov 01, 2021
The Canoe Con | Interview: Tony Hutchinson | 4
Oct 25, 2021
The Canoe Con | Dead Man Walking | 3
Oct 18, 2021
The Canoe Con | El Dorado | 2
Oct 11, 2021
The Canoe Con | Missing | 1
Oct 04, 2021
The Profumo Affair | Interview: Seymour Platt | 6
Sep 27, 2021
The Profumo Affair | A Man Without Morals | 5
Sep 21, 2021
The Profumo Affair | Get Stephen | 4
Sep 13, 2021
The Profumo Affair | War Games | 3
Sep 06, 2021
The Profumo Affair | The Smoking Gun | 2
Aug 30, 2021
The Profumo Affair | Sex, Lies and Spies | 1
Aug 23, 2021
Breaking Barings | Interview: John Gapper | 4
Aug 16, 2021
Breaking Barings | On the Run | 3
Aug 09, 2021
Breaking Barings | In the Pit | 2
Aug 02, 2021
Breaking Barings | Under The Water | 1
Jul 26, 2021
The Murdoch Phone Hacking | Phone Hacking Today: Nick Davies Interview | 5
Jul 19, 2021
The Murdoch Phone Hacking | The Media On Trial | 4
Jul 12, 2021
The Murdoch Phone Hacking | Death Of A Tabloid | 3
Jul 05, 2021
The Murdoch Phone Hacking | Turning The Screws | 2
Jun 28, 2021
The Murdoch Phone Hacking | The Dark Arts | 1
Jun 21, 2021
The Sexed Up Dossier | The Legacy of Iraq Today - Interview with Steve Richards | 4
Jun 14, 2021
The Sexed Up Dossier | The Inquiry | 3
Jun 07, 2021
The Sexed Up Dossier | Harrowdown Hill | 2
May 31, 2021
The Sexed Up Dossier | 45 Minutes From Doom | 1
May 25, 2021
The Litvinenko Affair | Londongrad Today - Interview with Luke Harding | 5
May 18, 2021
The Litvinenko Affair | The Russian Runaround | 4
May 11, 2021
The Litvinenko Affair | The Polonium Trail | 3
May 04, 2021
The Litvinenko Affair | The Mysterious Edwin Carter | 2
Apr 27, 2021
The Litvinenko Affair | Poisoned | 1
Apr 27, 2021
Introducing British Scandal
Apr 19, 2021