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Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar crime and corporate greed. From embezzlements, corruption, frauds, con men, and Ponzi schemes to devastating environmental disasters and economic depressions, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar crime and corporate greed. From embezzlements, corruption, frauds, con men, and Ponzi schemes to devastating environmental disasters and economic depressions, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.
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United States

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Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar crime and corporate greed. From embezzlements, corruption, frauds, con men, and Ponzi schemes to devastating environmental disasters and economic depressions, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

Language:

English


Episodes

The Canoe Man (John Darwin)

9/9/2018
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An English man is presumed dead after he disappears while canoeing in the North Sea.

Duration:00:45:03

Season 2 Trailer

8/13/2018
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Season 2 of Swindled begins on September 9th, 2018.

Duration:00:01:23

The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)

7/1/2018
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A smooth-talking con man becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of Helen Brach, a multimillionaire candy heiress.

Duration:00:52:23

The Gigolo (Richard Bailey)

6/30/2018
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A smooth-talking con man who preys on wealthy widows and divorcees becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance of Helen Brach, a multimillionaire candy heiress. Prelude: Affluent horse owners summon "The Sandman" to assist them in recovering a portion of their investments. 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...

Duration:00:53:23

The Association (FIFA)

6/14/2018
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A culture of corruption at the international governing body of soccer has plagued the world's most popular sport for decades.

Duration:00:53:25

The Association (FIFA)

6/13/2018
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A culture of corruption at FIFA, the international governing body of soccer, has plagued the world's most popular sport for decades. Prelude: Colin Fowles, a local football star, is remembered by his community. 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 (with no advertisements), and free merch by contributing a few bucks...

Duration:00:53:25

The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)

5/28/2018
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A young pharmaceutical company CEO raises the price of a drug for a rare disease and becomes the "most hated man in America".

Duration:00:56:27

The Pharma Bro (Martin Shkreli)

5/27/2018
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A young pharmaceutical company CEO, named Martin Shkreli, raises the price of a drug for a rare disease and becomes the "most hated man in America". Prelude: Valeant Pharmaceuticals pioneers a new business model for the pharmaceutical industry. 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...

Duration:00:57:57

The Televangelist (Jim Bakker)

5/13/2018
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A popular evangelical preacher's financial and sexual scandals topple his Christian entertainment empire.

Duration:00:56:27

The Hitman (Frank Howard)

4/29/2018
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A quintessential family man embezzles millions of dollars from his employer to fund a love affair and the attempted murder of his wife.

Duration:00:41:03

The Judges (Kids for Cash)

4/15/2018
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Two Luzerne County judges 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.

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.

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 victims out of millions of dollars worth of hotel rooms, jewelry, clothes, and electronics.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

Duration:00:39:39

The Treasure Hunter (Tommy Thompson)

1/7/2018
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An incredible discovery of sunken treasure leads to a manhunt for the person who investigators have called "one of the smartest fugitives ever".

Duration:00:29:35

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