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The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)

5/13/2018
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Reverend Jim Bakker's financial and sexual scandals topple his Christian entertainment empire. Prelude: The secrets of faith healer Peter Popoff are exposed. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast SUPPORT THE SHOW Gain access to exclusive bonus episodes, early access to new episodes, and free merch by contributing a few bucks a month. For more details, visit:...

Duration:00:56:27

The Hitman (Frank Howard)

4/29/2018
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Frank Howard, a quintessential family man, embezzled millions of dollars from his employer to fund a love affair and the attempted murder of his wife. Prelude: Jeffrey Locker, a multi-millionaire motivational speaker, solicits help from Kenneth Minor, a down-and-out man from Harlem, in a plot to collect insurance proceeds. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast SUPPORT THE SHOW Gain access to exclusive...

Duration:00:41:03

The Judges (Kids for Cash)

4/15/2018
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Two Luzerne County judges, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan, are accused of accepting over $2 million in kickbacks in exchange for imposing harsh sentences on juveniles to increase occupancy at for-profit detention centers. Prelude: Luzerne County Commissioner Greg Skrepenak is involved in a pay-to-play corruption scandal. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast SUPPORT THE SHOW Gain access to...

Duration:00:47:09

The Leak (Bhopal Gas Disaster)

3/31/2018
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An American company avoids accountability for its role in an accident at a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India. The effects of the tragedy have lasted decades, accounting for over 20,000 deaths and half a million injured. Prelude: A cloud of gas sweeps over the Chemical Valley region in West Virginia. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast SUPPORT THE SHOW Gain access to exclusive bonus episodes, early...

Duration:00:41:23

The Impostor (Jimmy Sabatino)

3/18/2018
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A serial con man uses multiple aliases and his gift of gab to bilk his victims out of millions of dollars worth of hotel rooms, jewelry, clothes, and electronics. Best known for a Super Bowl ticket heist, Jimmy Sabatino's criminal resume also includes a presidential death threat and dubious connections to the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls. Prelude: William Douglas Street Jr., a notorious impostor, assumes many different roles and professions in an attempt shortcut his way to...

Duration:00:37:10

The Treasurer (Budd Dwyer)

3/4/2018
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An honest, hardworking politician reaches his breaking point after becoming entangled in a bribery scandal. Prelude: A shocking discovery is made after the death of Illinois Secretary of State, Paul Powell. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast SUPPORT THE SHOW Gain access to exclusive bonus episodes and early access to new episodes by contributing a few bucks a month. For more details, visit:...

Duration:00:36:59

The Contraceptive (Dalkon Shield)

2/18/2018
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A pharmaceutical company looks the other way as its promising new birth control product, the Dalkon Shield intrauterine device (IUD), endangers the lives of more than 2 million women around the world. Prelude: A pill scare sweeps the nation as a result of the Nelson Pill Hearings. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast SUPPORT THE SHOW Gain access to exclusive bonus episodes and early access to new...

Duration:00:41:15

The Delivery Man (Brian Wells)

2/4/2018
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A bizarre bank robbery in Erie, Pennsylvania involving a pizza delivery man and an improvised collar bomb leads to a scavenger hunt full of explosions, bodies, and double-crosses. Prelude: The teenage daughter of a wealthy Australian businessman is strapped to a bomb in a brazen extortion attempt. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast SUPPORT THE SHOW Gain access to exclusive bonus episodes and early...

Duration:00:39:10

The Canal (Love Canal)

1/21/2018
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Once envisioned as a model community, the neighborhood of Love Canal in Niagra Falls, New York, became the victim of a massive, man-made environmental disaster. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast MUSIC Graham Bole - Soylent Green Xenojam - Chthonic Xenojam - Towards Death Xenojam - Abduction Sea of Aland - These Green and Pleasant Lands Deathbird Stories - Eidolons Chris Zabriskie - Wonder Cycle

Duration:00:39:39

The Treasure Hunter

1/7/2018
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An incredible discovery of sunken treasure leads to a manhunt for the person who discovered it. Tommy Thompson, who investigators have called "one of the smartest fugitives ever", successfully evaded law enforcement and angry investors for years while hiding in plain sight. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast MUSIC Graham Bole - Fields Graham Bole - Lurking Graham Bole - Rhubarb (Cover) Graham Bole...

Duration:00:29:35

The Horse Queen

1/7/2018
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In the largest municipal fraud in American history, Rita Crundwell embezzled over $50 million from the city of Dixon, Illinois, to support her extravagant lifestyle and expensive hobby. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: fb.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast MUSIC Chris Zabriskie - Cylinder Two Chris Zabriskie - Cylinder Four Chris Zabriskie - Cylinder Five Chris Zabriskie - There Are Many Different Kinds of Love Chris Zabriskie -...

Duration:00:29:59

The Lucky Winner

1/7/2018
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An unclaimed, jackpot-winning Hot Lotto ticket purchased in Iowa leads to a cross-continent search for the winner, the uncovering of the largest lottery fraud in American history, and the arrest of long-time lottery employee, Eddie Tipton. Website: SwindledPodcast.com Twitter: @SwindledPodcast Facebook: FB.com/SwindledPodcast Instagram: @SwindledPodcast MUSIC Chris Zabriskie - Brethren Arise Chris Zabriskie - The Dark Glow of the Mountains Chris Zabriskie - Itasca, It's Glowing...

Duration:00:30:51

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