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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.

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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.

    Introducing Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment

    Introducing Guru: The Dark Side of Enlightenment

    When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud.

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    Boston College Gambling Scheme | Paid Athletes | 4

    Boston College Gambling Scheme | Paid Athletes | 4

    Dan Murphy is a staff writer with ESPN. He’s been covering the changing landscape in college sports, in which athletes could soon make money from endorsements. He and Lindsay discuss the wide-reaching effects of a recent proposal, and look at the history of scandals in the NCAA.

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    • 26 min
    Boston College Gambling Scheme | The Final Score | 3

    Boston College Gambling Scheme | The Final Score | 3

    The FBI investigates the ties between Boston College basketball players and Jimmy Burke’s crime ring. As the point-shaving trial gets underway, the athletes discover there’s a larger game being played—and they’re the pawns. 

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    • 40 min
    Boston College Gambling Scheme | You Can Bet Your Life | 2

    Boston College Gambling Scheme | You Can Bet Your Life | 2

    Pressure mounts as the mafia starts pouring money into the betting scheme. But the players begin to crack, and mobsters start disappearing. And soon, the FBI launches its pursuit.

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    • 40 min
    Introducing Dating Diaries

    Introducing Dating Diaries

    Dating Diaries: Quarantine Confessions unpacks the complexities and experiences of dating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The show will explore the minds, hearts and desperate measures of singles all over the country who are stuck at home, trying to find love and new ways to connect. Each week, a new episode will feature the unique perspectives of singles navigating this new age of dating. 

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    • 5 min
    Boston College Gambling Scheme | Against the Odds | 1

    Boston College Gambling Scheme | Against the Odds | 1

    Criminals in Pittsburgh have a plan. It involves gambling and manipulating the scores of college basketball games. But to pull it off, they'll first need some help from the basketball players themselves.

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    • 42 min

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