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American Greed Podcast

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Scams, sex, and even murder all in the name of a perverted American dream. Enter a world where crime pays until you get caught. CNBC’s unprecedented original true-crime series, “American Greed,” takes you inside the amazing real-life stories of how some people will do anything for money. Narrated by award-winning stage, screen, and television actor Stacy Keach.

Scams, sex, and even murder all in the name of a perverted American dream. Enter a world where crime pays until you get caught. CNBC’s unprecedented original true-crime series, “American Greed,” takes you inside the amazing real-life stories of how some people will do anything for money. Narrated by award-winning stage, screen, and television actor Stacy Keach.
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CNBC

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Scams, sex, and even murder all in the name of a perverted American dream. Enter a world where crime pays until you get caught. CNBC’s unprecedented original true-crime series, “American Greed,” takes you inside the amazing real-life stories of how some people will do anything for money. Narrated by award-winning stage, screen, and television actor Stacy Keach.

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English


Episodes

Billion Dollar Fraud Goes Viral

9/9/2019
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Promising enormous returns on a "work from home" opportunity selling their TelexFree phone service, Carlos Wanzeler and James Merrill entice close to one million people around the world to spend, and then lose an extraordinary $1.7 billion in the largest pyramid scheme ever prosecuted in the US. (Original television broadcast: 06-25-2018) Want to binge watch your Greed? The latest episodes at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:38:12

SNEAK PEEK: The College Admissions Scandal |Monday, August 12th

8/8/2019
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SNEAK PEEK: Go inside the massive college admissions scandal and meet the mastermind behind this $25 million cheating scheme. Don’t miss the season premiere of American Greed Monday, August 12th at 10 PM ET on CNBC. Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:05:46

The Promescent Affair: Part II

7/16/2019
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An original American Greed podcast miniseries. Join CNBC special correspondent Jane Wells and American Greed executive producer Chuck Schaeffer for “The Promescent Affair”. A new drug promises to be a game changer in the bedroom for millions, but after its discovery comes money and a murder — and a David versus Goliath battle ensues over its billion-dollar secret to great sex. Host: Chuck Schaeffer | CNBC Special Correspondent: Jane Wells | Producer: Anthony Volastro | Editor: John...

Duration:00:24:39

The Promescent Affair: Part I

7/16/2019
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An original American Greed podcast miniseries. Join CNBC special correspondent Jane Wells and American Greed executive producer Chuck Schaeffer for “The Promescent Affair”. A new drug promises to be a game changer in the bedroom for millions, but after its discovery comes money and a murder — and a David versus Goliath battle ensues over its billion-dollar secret to great sex. Host: Chuck Schaeffer | CNBC Special Correspondent: Jane Wells | Producer: Anthony Volastro | Editor: John...

Duration:00:25:16

Coming Soon: The Promescent Affair

7/2/2019
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The American Greed Podcast special “The Promescent Affair” is coming July 16, 2019. The drug promises to be a game changer in the bedroom for millions, but after its discovery comes money and a murder. A David vs. Goliath battle ensues over its billion-dollar secret to great sex. Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:00:34

Something's Fishy: The Codfather

6/17/2019
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Carlos Rafael owns one of the largest commercial fishing businesses on the east coast, but will his big mouth get him hooked in an IRS sting? (Original television broadcast: 09-24-2018) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:39:16

Online Dating Trap

5/20/2019
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Daylon Pierce loves to party and a government ankle bracelet doesn't slow him down. The Casanova conman convinces women that he's a wildly successful stockbroker, stealing hearts and draining bank accounts. (Original television broadcast: 9-03-2018) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:40:05

God and Gold

4/22/2019
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Dr. Larry Bates may sell books and DVDs preaching the value of silver and gold but his clients are the ones in peril. (Original television broadcast: 10-01-2018) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:20:53

Scams on Film

4/8/2019
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John Rogers is amassing one of the biggest and most impressive photo archive collections in the world. But the business he claims is worth $32 million is rooted in fraud. (Original television broadcast: 10-01-2018) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:20:39

Lousy Landlord

3/25/2019
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The case of the landlord from hell. Steven Croman rules a Manhattan real estate empire but prosecutors have other accommodations in mind for him. (Original television broadcast: 9/17/2018) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:19:52

Just a Dollar and a Scheme

3/11/2019
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When the winner of a $16 million jackpot refuses to identity himself, officials suspect a rigged game. It turns into the biggest lottery scam in American history. (Original television broadcast: 9/17/2018) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:21:23

Chicago Jailbreak

2/18/2019
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The feds link Joseph Jose Banks to 20 bank robberies totaling millions of dollars in losses. But from a cell in a high-rise jail, he shows the world he won't be caged. (original television broadcast: 9/15/16) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:18:12

Diagnosis: Blood Money

2/4/2019
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Dr. Farid Fata tells his patients they have cancer and he holds the keys to their survival. But after pumping people full of chemo for years, Fata has a secret. Many of his trusting patients don't even have the disease. The dangerous infusions Fata provides serve only one purpose...making him millions of dollars. (original television broadcast: 9/15/16) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:21:57

Badge of Dishonor

1/21/2019
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Lieutenant Joseph Gliniewicz is a small-town cop gunned down in the line of duty. As police search for three suspects, the community mourns the loss of a leader. But when the investigation hits a dead-end, all eyes turn to the officer himself and the youth group he runs. (original television broadcast: 2/6/17) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:38:53

Dr. Drug Dealer

1/7/2019
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L.A. doctor Lisa Tseng is making millions prescribing powerful painkillers, but her profits come at a terrible cost. Tseng is no run of the pill mill "Dr. Feelgood". She's a cold-hearted murderer in a lab coat. (Original television broadcast: 3/13/17) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:15:46

Madoff 10 Years Later: Episode Three | Hunting Bernie's Billions

12/17/2018
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A three part original podcast series. It’s one of the greatest lies ever sold, a $65 billion fraud. For the past decade, Bernie Madoff — locked away from the world as he serves a 150-year prison sentence — has been the face of greed. But that’s not the end of the story. CNBC special correspondent Scott Cohn and American Greed executive producer Chuck Schaeffer go “behind bars” to uncover the Madoff of today, from the lawyers and investigators to the victims. In our final episode: hunting...

Duration:00:21:34

Madoff 10 Years Later: Episode Two | The Next Madoff

12/13/2018
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A three part original podcast series. It’s one of the greatest lies ever sold, a $65 billion fraud. For the past decade, Bernie Madoff — locked away from the world as he serves a 150-year prison sentence — has been the face of greed. But that’s not the end of the story. CNBC special correspondent Scott Cohn and American Greed executive producer Chuck Schaeffer go “behind bars” to uncover the Madoff of today, from the lawyers and investigators to the victims. In this episode: the next Madoff....

Duration:00:21:36

Madoff 10 Years Later: Episode One | Madoff Behind Bars

12/10/2018
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A three part original podcast series. It’s one of the greatest lies ever sold, a $65 billion fraud. For the past decade, Bernie Madoff — locked away from the world as he serves a 150-year prison sentence — has been the face of greed. But that’s not the end of the story. CNBC special correspondent Scott Cohn and American Greed executive producer Chuck Schaeffer go “behind bars” to uncover the Madoff of today, from the lawyers and investigators to the victims. Our first episode goes inside the...

Duration:00:34:39

Making a Killing

12/3/2018
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Motivational guru Gary Shawkey is much more than a fire walking showstopper. The truth is, he's a relentless con man selling imaginary products while raking his victims over the coals to steal millions. But when Shawkey hatches a scheme full of shadowy government contracts and million dollar paydays, he sets sail for murder. (Original television broadcast: 3/13/17) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:22:05

Deadly Black Gold Riches

11/18/2018
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The Wild West is alive and well in North Dakota. When an oil boom hits the state, a few bad men descend on the Badlands. James Henrikson is the worst of them all. In his drive to make a killing, Henrikson will do anything to eliminate the competition. But when the arrogant mastermind hires a sloppy hitman, his budding empire comes crashing down. (Original television broadcast: 7/17/17) Want to binge watch your Greed? Full episodes and the latest news at: https://www.cnbc.com/american-greed/

Duration:00:37:12