American Scandal

American Scandal

American Scandal

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
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.
  1. January 26, 2021
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    Encore: Iran Contra | Walsh | 4
    Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh is called to D.C. to investigate Iran-Contra and bring those responsible to justice. But what he discovers will shake his political allegiances, and drive a wedge through the…
  2. January 19, 2021
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    Encore: Iran Contra | Don and Ed | 3
    When the story breaks that senior U.S. government officials secretly traded arms for hostages, Congress and the American people demand answers. Chief of Staff Don Regan and Attorney General Ed Meese begin build…
  3. January 14, 2021
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    Wondery Presents Business Movers
    In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the mi…
  4. January 12, 2021
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    Encore: Iran Contra | Ollie | 2
    Two of Reagan’s top priorities are in jeopardy: American hostages are still in the hands of terrorists, and the Contras are losing their fight against the Sandinistas. In early 1986, the two operations merge. I…
  5. January 05, 2021
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    Encore: Iran Contra | Bud | 1
    In July of 1985, the National Security Advisor to President Reagan, Robert “Bud” McFarlane, puts a plan in motion that could change the course of history and turn the Reagan administration upside down.  This ep…
  6. December 29, 2020
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    The Unabomber | The Followers | 5
    Ted Kaczynski warned that technology was crushing the human spirit—and harming the planet. Since 1995, when his manifesto was published, Kaczynski has gained a large number of followers. John H. Richardson, a j…
  7. December 22, 2020
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    The Unabomber | Hard Evidence | 4
    The FBI gets closer to the Unabomber. But a leak to the media threatens the case. And soon, agents are forced to take action. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here
  8. December 21, 2020
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  9. December 15, 2020
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    The Unabomber | 35,000 Words | 3
    A fight erupts between Ted Kaczynski and his brother, David. And when tragedy strikes, the Kaczynski family begins to break apart.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe…
  10. December 09, 2020
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    The Unabomber | In the Woods | 2
    Ted Kaczynski falls in love. But soon, he's shocked by some news—and retreats into the wilderness in Montana. It's there that he pushes forward with a deadly bombing campaign.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupp…
  12. December 02, 2020
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    Wondery Presents Little Stories Everywhere
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  13. December 01, 2020
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    The Unabomber | Atomic Pearl | 1
    Ted Kaczynski faces a painful rejection in high school. Then he endures an abusive psychology experiment at Harvard. Kaczynski may be an academic prodigy, but he feels lonely and out of place. His solution? He'…
  14. November 30, 2020
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    Big Tobacco | Killing the Marlboro Man | 4
    Jeffrey Wigand steps into the national spotlight. But with all the attention, he now faces a very real threat. The tobacco industry could launch its most vicious counterattack. Or, if Mike Moore has his way, Bi…
  15. November 30, 2020
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    Big Tobacco | The New Frontier | 5
    It's been over 20 years since a major settlement forced the tobacco industry to reform—and pay billions of dollars for its mistakes. Still, despite a sea change in the public’s attitude toward smoking, the toba…
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    The Breakup of Big Oil | Rise of Rockefeller | 1
    John D. Rockefeller is a poor boy with a dream. He's going to become a businessman. And he's going to be wildly rich. Soon, he stumbles on the product that will seal his fate: oil. Thick, crude oil is gushing f…
  17. November 30, 2020
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    The Breakup of Big Oil | Going to War | 2
    Standard Oil faces an organized resistance. But that doesn't slow down John D. Rockefeller. The oil titan continues to build his empire, and soon, some of his enemies have to make a terrible choice. They can ke…
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    The Feds vs. the Activists | Billie Holiday | 1
    Billie Holiday makes a decision. The jazz singer will perform "Strange Fruit," the protest song about lynchings, no matter what happens to her—and no matter how many times law enforcement tells her to stay quie…
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    The Feds vs. the Activists | MLK | 2
    The FBI goes after Martin Luther King, Jr., after the civil rights leader calls for an end to racial injustice. The bureau begins to spy on King—and forces him to make an impossible decision.Listen to new episo…
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