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A grisly dissection of New York's political underbelly.
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United States

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A grisly dissection of New York's political underbelly.

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English

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(646) 450-4060


Episodes

A Tale of Two Swamps (with Rep. Lee Zeldin)

4/19/2019
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Which town is dirtier - Albany or Washington? Congressman and former State Senator Lee Zeldin is here to help us compare slimes of the Hudson and Potomac varietals. To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay Lifton (www.jaylifton.com)

Duration:00:15:29

Campaign Finance Flimflam (with THE Bill O'Reilly)

4/12/2019
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Legendary political consultant and columnist Bill O'Reilly joins us to explain why the crusade to get money out of politics is dishonest, foolish, and just another con job. To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay Lifton (www.jaylifton.com)

Duration:00:32:54

We're Taking Your Calls

4/8/2019
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This is your chance to be featured on our first-ever interactive episode! This Friday between 10am and noon, we're taking your calls at (646) 450-4060. We can chat about previous episodes, you can ask for guidance on how to chase down a thorny corruption issue in your neighborhood, you can lodge formal complaints about our shoddy reportage, or you can impress your friends and family by offering up your best theories and tips on how to reform our state’s crooked governance structure. To...

Duration:00:01:00

Bonus: Buffalo's Byron Brown 'Bout to Be Busted?

4/5/2019
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"Byron Brown has a problem," says The Buffalo News' editorial board. Actually he's got two. In the wake of being dethroned as NYS Democratic chairman, the accusations of abuse of power and pay-to-play schemes are piling up quickly for the Buffalo mayor. To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay Lifton (www.jaylifton.com) Additional music from https://filmmusic.io "Plain Loafer" by Kevin...

Duration:00:07:48

Crony Capitalism in Glen Cove

4/3/2019
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Today, we’re talking capitalism. And not the good kind. But authentic New York style crony capitalism. Foolish state laws and sky-high campaign finance limits have enabled this particularly resilient parasite to flourish throughout New York. And nowhere is that truer than the City of Glen Cove, which can’t seem to stop opening its own veins to feed it. To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay...

Duration:00:25:50

The Counter-Corruption Toolkit (with Robert Ripp)

3/26/2019
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In this how-to episode, Flip and Jim sit down with Robert Ripp, superhero of citizen reformers. He gives us a peek at some of his favorite corruption-fighting tools, tells us what he’s working on now, and the unprecedented lengths public officials are going to to try to stop him. Follow Rob at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYnHurClFG57IKxClLjxdfA and... https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010072681112 To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email...

Duration:00:39:06

Legal Corruption (with Julie Killian)

3/19/2019
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Michael Kinsley said, "The scandal isn't what's illegal. The scandal is what's legal." Albany's most expensive schemes and scams lie beyond the reach of prosecutors. Fresh off the campaign trail, 2018 Lt. Gov. candidate Julie Killian joins Flip and Jim to explain. To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay Lifton (www.jaylifton.com)

Duration:00:35:42

Teflon Sheldon (with Assemblyman Kieran Lalor)

3/16/2019
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Twice-convicted former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver really doesn't want to go to prison. And it looks like he might have convinced the courts that he shouldn't have to. Would he live long enough to see the end of a 3rd trial? Noted Silver critic NYS Assemblyman Kieran Lalor joins us to discuss. To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay Lifton (www.jaylifton.com)

Duration:00:14:37

3 Men In a Room - Part 2 (with GOP Chair Ed Cox)

3/13/2019
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The tantalizing conclusion of our 2-part series takes aim at His Excellency Andrew "The Government" Cuomo! State GOP Chairman Ed Cox helps us break down how this scandal-plagued governor has so far managed to slip the noose, and whether the 2018 Blue Wave may ironically prove to be his downfall. To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay Lifton (www.jaylifton.com)

Duration:00:49:28

Bonus: Fusion Confusion; Con Man Mangano Conviction

3/10/2019
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It's another not-quite-full length bonus feature, inspired by this week's federal conviction of former Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano (who might have one trick left up his sleeve) and the state Democrats' new plan to get rid of our bizarro system of fusion voting... but who's really behind the plan, and why? To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay Lifton (www.jaylifton.com) Additional...

Duration:00:19:18

3 Men In a Room - Part 1 (with Rep. Tom Suozzi)

3/6/2019
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It's the 1st of a 2-part series on the unholy triumvirate that's long ruled New York's super-centralized power structure with an iron fist. Learn how the bi-partisan duo of Dean Skelos and Sheldon Silver filled their pockets while lording over a hundred-billion-dollar empire built on your tax dollars. And how they (almost) got away with it. To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay Lifton...

Duration:00:31:43

Bonus Minisode: Spindle City Takedown

2/28/2019
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In this special bite-size installment, we're visiting Cohoes, NY, a historic textile manufacturing city just north of Albany, where Mayor Shawn Morse was just indicted on 7 federal charges. To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay Lifton (www.jaylifton.com)

Duration:00:07:00

Pilot

2/26/2019
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In this episode, you'll meet your hosts Flip and Jim, take a tour of the civic cesspool that is New York State, and learn how you can play the Graft home game of Crowdsourced Counter-Corruption. Plus, a sneak preview of some of our fine upcoming mystery guests! To subscribe or to contact the show, visit us at graftpodcast.com, email graftpodcast@gmail.com, or call (646) 450-4060. Theme Music by Jay Lifton (www.jaylifton.com) Additional music from https://filmmusic.io "Plain Loafer" by...

Duration:00:27:32

Trailer

2/14/2019
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Welcome to Graft: a grisly dissection of New York's political underbelly. Over the last few years, your co-hosts Flip Pidot and Jim Coll have tormented the political machine with insurgent campaigns at the local, county, state and federal levels. A former fraud investigator and a retired NYPD detective, they're out to learn why New York ranks the most corrupt state in the nation and to equip you to do something about it. They're joined by those who know the system best - lawmakers, party...

Duration:00:02:36