55 episodes

Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

Swindled A Concerned Citizen

    • True Crime
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

    The Referee (Tim Donaghy)

    The Referee (Tim Donaghy)

    A professional basketball referee uses his knowledge of the inner workings of the league to place bets on the games. Prelude: Joe Gagliano recruits Arizona State University's star basketball player to participate in a point-shaving scandal.

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    • 56 min
    The Vigilante (Pat Johnson)

    The Vigilante (Pat Johnson)

    A towing industry watchdog patrols the streets of Austin, Texas in search of a serial rock thrower. Prelude: Joe Stack exacts revenge against the Internal Revenue Service.

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    • 54 min
    The Octopus (United Fruit Company)

    The Octopus (United Fruit Company)

    One of the largest and most recognizable banana companies in the world has an exploitative and bloody history in Central America. Prelude: An American banana company continues to use a pesticide in Central America after it is banned in the United States.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Genius (Martin Frankel)

    The Genius (Martin Frankel)

    A sex-obsessed stockbroker uses astrology when conducting a series of investment frauds. Prelude: Tommy Quinn's life of crime.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

    The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

    The suspect administration of an education grant in South Dakota leads to tragedy. Prelude: Steven Sueppel discovers an easy way out after being charged for embezzlement.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Pope (Dan Johnson)

    The Pope (Dan Johnson)

    The lies and crimes of a Kentucky pastor turned politician are revealed in an investigative report. Prelude: A Louisville city councilman's career in politics ends following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

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    • 1 hr 20 min

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2 Ratings

2 Ratings

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Brilliant listen

Well researched. Interesting. Enjoyable style.

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