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American Scandal

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From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars, and Tides of History comes American Scandal. premiering September 18th

From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars, and Tides of History comes American Scandal. premiering September 18th
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United States

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From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars, and Tides of History comes American Scandal. premiering September 18th

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English


Episodes

The Standoff at Wounded Knee - We’ve Bet with Our Lives | 2

7/23/2019
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Emboldened by their takeover of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, AIM takes its campaign for Indian rights to the border towns of South Dakota. But now AIM is a top law enforcement priority, and violent clashes with police follow. When the Oglala Lakota of Pine Ridge ask for AIM’s help in their fight against corrupt tribal president Dick Wilson, the occupation of Wounded Knee provokes a fearsome federal response. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policy Genius - If you need life insurance...

Duration:00:42:41

The Standoff at Wounded Knee - The Trail of Broken Treaties | 1

7/16/2019
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In early 1973, the militant civil rights group the American Indian Movement (AIM) takes control of the town of Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The action launches a 71-day standoff between Indians and federal forces. But before they make their stand at Wounded Knee, AIM leaders Dennis Banks and Russell Means are already on a collision course with the U.S. government — starting when they lead more than a thousand Indians from across the country to the steps...

Duration:00:43:34

Introducing Larger Than Life | 2

7/10/2019
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In 1960s Los Angeles, after the catastrophic Watts riots, an outsized character emerged — one who found an unexpected way to unite people across race and class. Odds are you’ve never heard of him—but his name, was Big Willie. Reported, written and hosted by Daniel Miller from the L.A. Times. Subscribe now at wondery.fm/LTL

Duration:00:07:51

Tuskegee Syphilis Study - Parallels | 5

7/9/2019
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Black babies in the United States are twice as likely as white babies to die before their first birthday. It’s an alarming statistic that further highlights the wide disparities in healthcare that exist between black and white Americans. And while there is no direct connection to the Tuskegee Study there are parallels. We’ll talk with Priska Neely, reporter for Southern California Public Radio, who has dived deep into the issue of black infant mortality, its causes and why it has persisted...

Duration:00:33:20

Tuskegee Syphilis Study - What Was Done Cannot Be Undone | 4

7/2/2019
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After 40 years, the Tuskegee Study has been exposed, condemned, and ended. But for the survivors and African-American community at large, this is not the end of the story. A fight begins to ensure the deceived test subjects are properly compensated, and formally apologized to, by the United States government. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Cayman Jack- Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by...

Duration:00:46:21

Tuskegee Syphilis Study - Controlled Genocide | 3

6/25/2019
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In the 1960s, as cultural attitudes shift and more doctors in the U.S. learn of the study, objections are raised on moral and political grounds. When the government refuses to end the experiment, a whistleblower goes public, and the test subjects turn to a civil rights lawyer for justice. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - The sooner you download the free ZipRecruiter Job Search app, the sooner it can help you find a better job! Slanted Memoir - Read an excerpt...

Duration:00:41:21

New Show From Lindsay Graham: 1865

6/19/2019
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1865 starts with the moment Lincoln got shot and follows the journey of the Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, as he continues to push through Lincoln’s progressive agenda while dealing with the nuances and scandal around Lincoln’s assassination. In pursuit of his goals, Stanton will forge and break alliances, deceive and manipulate his friends, and cajole and flatter his enemies. Steadfast in his conviction, Stanton will threaten, inveigle and blackmail. He will protect the guilty and...

Duration:00:11:14

Tuskegee Syphilis Study - Treatment by Autopsy | 2

6/18/2019
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The Tuskegee Syphilis Study is underway, with hundreds of African-American men unknowingly serving as human guinea pigs. Though it's initially scheduled to last only a few months, the doctors in charge of the experiment land on a nefarious scheme to perpetuate the study indefinitely. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Cayman Jack- Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and little time. Find Cayman Jack at a store near you by visiting caymanjack.com....

Duration:00:46:43

Introducing Man in the Window

6/12/2019
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From the partnership that brought you Dirty John, comes Man in the Window. Pulitzer prize winning reporter Paige St. John investigates The Golden State Killer, and traces his path of devastation through the eyes of his victims. Listen now at wondery.fm/MITW

Duration:00:14:02

Tuskegee Syphilis Study - First, Do No Harm | 1

6/11/2019
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In early 1930s America, segregation is the law of the land, and syphilis remains a grave public health concern. A handful of white government doctors aims to treat African Americans in a rural Alabama county where infection rates are especially high. But several officials conspire to alter the program’s goals, launching a decades-long program that will stain medical history. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! Calm - To get 25% off a Calm Premium subscription at...

Duration:00:44:02

Payola - Anything for a Hit | 6

5/28/2019
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Records stuffed with cash. Cassette cases full of cocaine. The details revealed at record promoter Joe Isgro's payola trial shock the public. And the trial's outcome is an even bigger surprise. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/AS! Article - To get $50 off your first purchase of $100 or more, go to article.com/AS Slanted Memoir - Read an excerpt and purchase the book at slantedbook.com, or you can find it wherever...

Duration:00:42:21

Sponsored | American Epidemics - Dark Days in Dallas | 3

5/24/2019
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This episode is brought to you by Wondery in partnership with National Geographic in anticipation of their new series, The Hot Zone. In 2014, Ebola is tearing through Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, but the deadly disease hasn’t yet made landfall in the United States. Then Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian visiting his fiancee and son in Dallas, stumbles into a local hospital with a fever. His eventual diagnosis — Ebola — sets off a nationwide panic that a full-scale outbreak might be...

Duration:00:59:01

Introducing The Shrink Next Door | 1

5/22/2019
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Marty Markowitz had his share of problems. His parents had recently died. He had troubles at work. A failing relationship. He needed someone to help him through this rough patch in his life. So he decided to get some professional help from a psychiatrist. What he did not count on, was what happened in his life over the next twenty-nine years. This is a story about power, control, and turning to the wrong person for help. Listen now at wondery.fm/TSND

Duration:00:11:26

Payola - Music and the Mob | 5

5/21/2019
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In 1986, federal prosecutor Marvin Rudnick is close to cracking the biggest payola case in decades. It might even involve the Mafia and one of the record industry's most notorious figures, Morris Levy. So why do his bosses abruptly take him off the case? Support our show by supporting our sponsors! Hello Fresh - For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/as80 and enter as80 Cayman Jack - Cayman Jack provides premium prepared cocktails for those with good taste and...

Duration:00:36:24

Sponsored | American Epidemics - 1989 and The Hot Zone | 2

5/17/2019
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This episode is brought to you by Wondery in partnership with National Geographic in anticipation of their new series, The Hot Zone. The three-night limited series is inspired by true events surrounding the origins of the Ebola virus and its arrival on US soil in 1989. That year, the killer virus suddenly appeared in monkeys in a scientific research lab in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. Lieutenant Colonel Nancy Jaax, a heroic U.S. Army scientist, puts her life on the line to head off the...

Duration:00:42:04

Payola - The Network | 4

5/14/2019
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Twenty years after new federal laws were supposed to eradicate payola, it's back. Now a mysterious group of record promoters called the Network are using it to control access to Top 40 radio. And to enforce their monopoly on the airwaves, they've enlisted a dangerous new ally — the Mafia. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! The Art of Shaving - Visit The Art of Shaving at any of their 100 retail locations or shop online at theartofshaving.com and use the code AS to get 15% off...

Duration:00:46:57

Sponsored | American Epidemics - The Great Pandemic | 1

5/10/2019
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This episode is brought to you by Wondery in partnership with National Geographic in anticipation of their new series, The Hot Zone. The three-night limited series is inspired by true events surrounding the origins of the Ebola virus and its arrival on US soil in 1989. In the final months of World War I, the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1919 brings U.S. society to the breaking point, killing more than 675,000 Americans in a single year. But President Woodrow Wilson insists newspapers keep...

Duration:00:50:30

Payola - Rock ’n’ Roll on Trial | 3

5/7/2019
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The Congressional payola hearings of 1960 are out to expose corruption in the music industry. But they're also out to discredit a dangerous new form of music called rock 'n' roll. To do that, they've set their sights on rock's most famous champions: DJ Alan Freed and American Bandstand host Dick Clark. Will their testimony save them or disgrace them? Support our show by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/AS LightStream - To get an...

Duration:00:47:33

Payola - The Devil's Music | 2

4/30/2019
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In 1959, rock 'n' roll is on the rise. But parents and politicians are alarmed by this rebellious new style of music and its powerful effect on America's youth. So when Congress learns that some rock records are getting on the radio thanks to a system of bribes and payoffs called payola, they decide to take action -- which spells trouble for rock's most vocal advocate, DJ Alan Freed. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! Cayman Jack - This Cinco de Mayo, take your celebration to the...

Duration:00:47:34

Payola - The $50 Handshake | 1

4/23/2019
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The delicate system of secret bribes and kickbacks used to transform a mediocre record into a hit -- that’s payola. And on the eve of rock ‘n’ roll, it’s consuming the music industry. As the public catches wind of the corruption, DJ Alan Freed and American Bandstand host Dick Clark will be caught in the crosshairs of the investigations. Support our show by supporting our sponsors! The Art of Shaving - To get 15% off your first order, go to theartofshaving.com and use code AS Robinhood -...

Duration:00:44:35