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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 Unabomber | Atomic Pearl | 1

American Scandal

  • 350 views
  • 12 months ago
  • 45:21

Ted Kaczynski faces a painful rejection in high school. Then he endures an abusive psychology experiment at Harvard. Kaczynski may be an academic prodigy, but he feels lonely and out of place. His solution? He's going to get revenge on modern society.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.

The Feds vs. the Activists | COINTELPRO | 5

American Scandal

  • 250 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 38:23

From the mid-1950s to the early '70s, the FBI employed a secret program known as COINTELPRO. It aimed to disrupt a wide range of social activism, from anti-war protests, to the fight for racial justice. At the time, Clayborne Carson was on the front lines of the battles for civil rights. He’d go on to become the founding director of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Research and Education Institute, at Stanford University. He and Lindsay sit down to discuss the FBI's investigations of civil rights leaders. They also discuss how those events echo what's happening now between law enforcement and activists.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

The Feds vs. the Activists | The Heist | 4

American Scandal

  • 240 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 45:22

Antiwar activists hatch a risky plan. Led by a physics professor, the group decides to burglarize an FBI office. The goal: to find incriminating documents, and to expose decades of federal abuses.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here

The Feds vs. the Activists | Fred Hampton | 3

American Scandal

  • 230 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 43:51

Fred Hampton is a rising star in the civil rights movement. But when he challenges police brutality, he finds that his life is suddenly threatened.Listen ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/americanscandalSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Policygenius - If you need life insurance, head to policygenius.com right now to get started. You could save 50% or more by comparing quotesSimpliSafe - Visit simplisafe.com/AS and get a FREE security camera, plus a 60-day risk-free trial with any new system order.

Wondery Presents: Dr. Death Season 2

American Scandal

  • 240 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 04:16

If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret.Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the award-winning series “Dr Death.”Click to listen to Dr. Death Season 2: wondery.fm/DrDeathS2_Scandal

Three Mile Island | Responding to Crises | 4

American Scandal

  • 440 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 43:03

It's been over 40 years since the crisis unfolded at Three Mile Island. But the nuclear accident still lingers with us today, as the United States confronts new public health emergencies. At the time of the accident, Peter Bradford was a member of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He joins Lindsay to discuss what went wrong at Three Mile Island; who was responsible for the crisis; and how nuclear power could play a larger role in the future, as the world looks to fight climate change.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE, go to ziprecruiter.com/as!SimpliSafe - Head to simplisafe.com/AS and get a FREE HD CAMERA. Upstart - Hurry to upstart.com/as to find out HOW LOW your Upstart rate can be.

Three Mile Island | Fight or Flight | 3

American Scandal

  • 380 views
  • about 1 year ago
  • 45:23

A large bubble of hydrogen emerges in the nuclear reactor, threatening to cause a catastrophic explosion. President Carter dispatches an envoy. The goal: to get control of the crisis. And Pennsylvania's leaders face a big moment, as they decide whether to evacuate the region.Listen ad-free on Wondery+ hereSupport us by supporting our sponsors!Policy Genius - When you go to policygenius.com you can save up to 50%. Upstart - Find out how low your rate can be at upstart.com/as.