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American Scandal

Every scandal begins with a lie. But the truth will come out. And then comes the fallout and the outrage.Scandals have shaped America since its founding. From business and politics to sports and society, we look on aghast as corruption, deceit and ambition bring down heroes and celebrities, politicians and moguls. And when the dust finally settles, we’re left to wonder: how did this happen? Where did they trip up, and who is to blame? From the creators of American History Tellers, Business Wars and Tides of History comes American Scandal, where we take you deep into the heart of America’s dark side to look at what drives someone to break the rules and what happens when they’re caught. Hosted by Lindsay Graham.

The Red Scare | McCarthy on Trial | 4

American Scandal

  • 540 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 45:29

Accusations emerge that Joseph McCarthy blackmailed the military. He faces investigations in the Senate, and a potentially devastating outcome. Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal.Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecuiter - Go to ZipRecruiter.com/as today to try ZipRecruiter for FREE.

The Red Scare | Fighting an Army | 3

American Scandal

  • 320 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 46:52

Joseph McCarthy searches for communist infiltrators in the U.S. government. He lands on a big target, one that earns him a formidable enemy.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as.

Wondery Presents: Spy Affair

American Scandal

  • 360 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 05:36

A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, everyone has secrets and almost nothing is what it seems. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes SPY AFFAIR a story about deception, appearances and betrayal. Hosted by Celia Aniskovich.Listen today at wondery.fm/SA_AmericanScandal

The Red Scare | Loyal Americans | 2

American Scandal

  • 400 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 46:49

Joseph McCarthy gets help from powerful allies in Washington. As McCarthy’s influence grows, other senators weigh the political cost of challenging him.Listen to new episodes 1 week early and to all episodes ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App https://wondery.app.link/americanscandal.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Daily Harvest - Go to DAILYHARVEST.com and enter promo code scandal to get $25 dollars off your first box!

The Red Scare | Tail Gunner Joe | 1

American Scandal

  • 380 views
  • 7 months ago
  • 45:48

Joseph McCarthy dreams of a bigger life. He wants something beyond the farms of Wisconsin, something more important than cornfields and local disputes. He wants political power in Washington, D.C. And he has a plan to get it.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Honey - Get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/SCANDAL.

Bernie Madoff | Never Trust a Con Artist | 4

American Scandal

  • 400 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 44:38

Bernie Madoff conned some of the smartest people in the world, from savvy investors to famous artists. All the while, he deceived government regulators. So how did he fool so many people, and for so long? Diana Henriques is a journalist and author who's written extensively about Madoff. In this interview, she describes what made him such a successful con man. And she warns about the possibility of another Bernie Madoff.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/as.Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as.

Introducing: In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson

American Scandal

  • 250 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 05:10

Lady Bird Johnson’s audio diaries reveal how one vastly underestimated woman navigated the power, politics and polarization of her time to become arguably one of the most influential first ladies in history. From ABC News, makers of the hit series “The Dropout” and the award-winning daily news podcast “Start Here,” comes “In Plain Sight: Lady Bird Johnson” – an eight-part series told in the former first lady's own words.

Bernie Madoff | Collapse | 3

American Scandal

  • 560 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 43:11

The U.S. economy begins to fall apart. So Bernie Madoff takes a risk, and makes a fateful decision about his Ponzi scheme. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here.Support us by supporting our sponsors! Calibrate - Sign up today at joincalibrate.com. If you enter SCANDAL you’ll receive $50 off your one-year membership.Care/of - For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to takecareof.com and enter code scandal50.

Wondery Presents: Against The Odds

American Scandal

  • 450 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 06:44

In July 2018, 12 youth soccer players and their coach found themselves trapped 6 miles deep in a cave with no food or water and depleting oxygen. The rock formed maze became almost completely submerged as the water rose to levels nearly impossible for survival. There was no light and no way to communicate with the outside world. The first season of Wondery’s new original series Against the Odds takes you into the incredible events of when an adventurous group of teens found themselves fighting to save their lives, and the brave heroes that gave them their only chance at survival. With step by step recounts, experience for yourself what it was like to be in their shoes, and how they survived against the odds. Listen to Against the Odds at wondery.fm/ATO.

Bernie Madoff | The Numbers Always Rise | 2

American Scandal

  • 350 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 43:22

A financial analyst raises red flags about Bernie Madoff's record. Madoff faces an investigation from the SEC. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter for FREE at ziprecruiter.com/as.

Bernie Madoff | Sins of the Father | 1

American Scandal

  • 370 views
  • 8 months ago
  • 46:37

Bernie Madoff is young and broke. And he's hungry for a big paycheck. So he sets out for Wall Street. But a market crash forces him to make a difficult decision, one that will haunt him for years.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Grubhub - Get the food you love with Perks from Grubhub. Honey - Get Honey for FREE at joinhoney.com/SCANDAL.Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as.

Encore: Iran Contra | American Coups | 6

American Scandal

  • 270 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 44:26

For decades, the U.S. has led covert campaigns abroad. These campaigns—spearheaded by the CIA, among others—have shaped the balance of power in the world. The U.S. has even helped topple foreign governments. In this new interview, Lindsay chats with Stephen Kinzer, an author who's written extensively about America's foreign policy, and the way our government's actions have had unintended consequences.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors! Care/of - For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code scandal50. Grubhub - Get a Free Delivery Perk when you order Panera on Grubhub.

Encore: Iran Contra | The Inner Circle | 5

American Scandal

  • 620 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 49:41

Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh sets his sights on the White House and tries to answer the question everyone has been asking: Exactly how much did President Reagan know and when did he know it?This episode originally aired on December 24, 2018.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/as.

Encore: Iran Contra | Walsh | 4

American Scandal

  • 260 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 48:22

Independent Counsel Lawrence Walsh is called to D.C. to investigate Iran-Contra and bring those responsible to justice. But what he discovers will shake his political allegiances, and drive a wedge through the heart of the country. This episode originally aired on December 18, 2018. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as. Headspace - Go to HEADSPACE.COM/AS for a FREE ONE-MONTH TRIAL with access to Headspace’s full library of meditations for every situation. Grubhub - Get the food you love with perks from Grubhub.

Encore: Iran Contra | Don and Ed | 3

American Scandal

  • 290 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 46:32

When the story breaks that senior U.S. government officials secretly traded arms for hostages, Congress and the American people demand answers. Chief of Staff Don Regan and Attorney General Ed Meese begin building a wall around the President.  This episode originally December 11, 2018.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Honey - Get Honey for FREE at Join Honey.com/SCANDAL.Better Help - Get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/as.

Wondery Presents Business Movers

American Scandal

  • 280 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 07:10

In Wondery’s newest series, Business Movers, host Lindsay Graham dives deep into the inner workings of some of the most successful companies of all time. From the origin stories of their famed leaders to the million dollar idea that catapulted them to success, how exactly did these companies grow from an idea and a dream to multi-billion dollar corporations? Hear the landmark decisions, the scandals, and the stunning triumphs that made them who they are. First up: Walt Disney. Listen at wondery.fm/business_movers.

Encore: Iran Contra | Ollie | 2

American Scandal

  • 240 views
  • 9 months ago
  • 46:36

Two of Reagan’s top priorities are in jeopardy: American hostages are still in the hands of terrorists, and the Contras are losing their fight against the Sandinistas. In early 1986, the two operations merge. In the middle of it all is Lieutenant Colonel Ollie North.This episode originally aired on December 4, 2018.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Zip Recruiter - You can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ziprecruiter.com/as.

The Unabomber | 35,000 Words | 3

American Scandal

  • 310 views
  • 10 months ago
  • 44:13

A fight erupts between Ted Kaczynski and his brother, David. And when tragedy strikes, the Kaczynski family begins to break apart.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!SimpliSafe - Get a FREE home security camera, when you purchase a SimpliSafe system at SIMPLISAFE.com/AS. You also get a 60 day risk free trial, so there’s nothing to lose.

The Unabomber | In the Woods | 2

American Scandal

  • 250 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 44:28

Ted Kaczynski falls in love. But soon, he's shocked by some news—and retreats into the wilderness in Montana. It's there that he pushes forward with a deadly bombing campaign.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors! Policy Genius - Don’t go into 2021 without life insurance. Go to policygenius.com and get started. You could save 50% or more by comparing quotes and start the new year with one less thing to worry about.

Wondery Presents Little Stories Everywhere

American Scandal

  • 230 views
  • 11 months ago
  • 04:53

Wondery’s newest podcast, Little Stories Everywhere, is the perfect immersive experience to share by the fireplace with loved ones this holiday season. Each episode will be the reading of a children’s classic - some of the most magical stories ever told, now reimagined with enchanting sound design for families to enjoy together or adults to enjoy on their own. Little Stories Everywhere is out now, premiering with A Merry Christmas, a collection of holiday tales by Louisa May Alcott that truly embody the holiday spirit, no matter what you celebrate. Listen today: wondery.fm/littlestories_AS.