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American Scandal

Wondery

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.

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.

Location:

United States

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Wondery

Description:

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.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Red Scare | McCarthy on Trial | 4

4/6/2021
Accusations emerge that Joseph McCarthy blackmailed the military. He faces investigations in the Senate, and a potentially devastating outcome. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal. Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecuiter - Go to ZipRecruiter.com/as today to try ZipRecruiter for FREE.

Duration:00:45:39

The Red Scare | Fighting an Army | 3

3/30/2021
Joseph McCarthy searches for communist infiltrators in the U.S. government. He lands on a big target, one that earns him a formidable enemy. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as.

Duration:00:46:39

Wondery Presents: Spy Affair

3/29/2021
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story...

Duration:00:05:36

The Red Scare | Loyal Americans | 2

3/23/2021
Joseph McCarthy gets help from powerful allies in Washington. As McCarthy’s influence grows, other senators weigh the political cost of challenging him. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Daily Harvest - Go to DAILYHARVEST.com and enter promo code scandal to get...

Duration:00:46:33

The Red Scare | Tail Gunner Joe | 1

3/16/2021
Joseph McCarthy dreams of a bigger life. He wants something beyond the farms of Wisconsin, something more important than cornfields and local disputes. He wants political power in Washington, D.C. And he has a plan to get it. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Honey - Get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/SCANDAL.

Duration:00:45:48

Bernie Madoff | Never Trust a Con Artist | 4

3/9/2021
Bernie Madoff conned some of the smartest people in the world, from savvy investors to famous artists. All the while, he deceived government regulators. So how did he fool so many people, and for so long? Diana Henriques is a journalist and author who's written extensively about Madoff. In this interview, she describes what made him such a successful con man. And she warns about the possibility of another Bernie Madoff. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our...

Duration:00:44:08

Introducing: In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

3/8/2021
Lady Bird Johnson’s audio diaries reveal how one vastly underestimated woman navigated the power, politics and polarization of her time to become arguably one of the most influential first ladies in history. From ABC News, makers of the hit series “The Dropout” and the award-winning daily news podcast “Start Here,” comes “In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson” – an eight-part series told in the former first lady's own words.

Duration:00:05:09

Bernie Madoff | Collapse | 3

3/2/2021
The U.S. economy begins to fall apart. So Bernie Madoff takes a risk, and makes a fateful decision about his Ponzi scheme. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Calibrate - Sign up today at joincalibrate.com. If you enter SCANDAL you’ll receive $50 off your one-year membership. Care/of - For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to takecareof.com and enter code scandal50.

Duration:00:42:39

Wondery Presents: Against The Odds

2/24/2021
In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves...

Duration:00:06:44

Bernie Madoff | The Numbers Always Rise | 2

2/23/2021
A financial analyst raises red flags about Bernie Madoff's record. Madoff faces an investigation from the SEC. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ziprecruiter.com/as.

Duration:00:43:30

Bernie Madoff | Sins of the Father | 1

2/16/2021
Bernie Madoff is young and broke. And he's hungry for a big paycheck. So he sets out for Wall Street. But a market crash forces him to make a difficult decision, one that will haunt him for years. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Grubhub - Get the food you love with Perks from Grubhub. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/SCANDAL. Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as.

Duration:00:46:27

Encore: Iran Contra | American Coups | 6

2/9/2021
For decades, the U.S. has led covert campaigns abroad. These campaigns—spearheaded by the CIA, among others—have shaped the balance of power in the world. The U.S. has even helped topple foreign governments. In this new interview, Lindsay chats with Stephen Kinzer, an author who's written extensively about America's foreign policy, and the way our government's actions have had unintended consequences. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Care/of - For 50%...

Duration:00:44:24

Encore: Iran Contra | The Inner Circle | 5

2/2/2021
Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh sets his sights on the White House and tries to answer the question everyone has been asking: Exactly how much did President Reagan know and when did he know it? This episode originally aired on December 24, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/as.

Duration:00:49:40

Encore: Iran Contra | Walsh | 4

1/26/2021
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 heart of the country. This episode originally aired on December 18, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as. Headspace - Go to HEADSPACE.COM/AS for a FREE ONE-MONTH TRIAL with...

Duration:00:47:47

Encore: Iran Contra | Don and Ed | 3

1/19/2021
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 building a wall around the President. This episode originally December 11, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Honey - Get Honey for FREE at Join Honey.com/SCANDAL. Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as.

Duration:00:47:00

Wondery Presents Business Movers

1/14/2021
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 million dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi-billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at...

Duration:00:07:09

Encore: Iran Contra | Ollie | 2

1/12/2021
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. In the middle of it all is Lieutenant Colonel Ollie North. This episode originally aired on December 4, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - You can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ziprecruiter.com/as.

Duration:00:45:57

Encore: Iran Contra | Bud | 1

1/5/2021
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 episode originally aired on November 27, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here

Duration:00:53:59

The Unabomber | The Followers | 5

12/29/2020
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 journalist and author, corresponded with Kaczynski, and joins Lindsay to discuss the wide-reaching influence of Kaczynski's ideas. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here

Duration:00:32:18

The Unabomber | Hard Evidence | 4

12/22/2020
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

Duration:00:44:54