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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

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  • 4 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

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  • 4 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

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  • 4 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

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  • 4 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

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  • 4 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

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  • 5 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.