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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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    • Documentary
    • 4.8 • 711 Ratings

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 | The Power of Fear

    The Red Scare | The Power of Fear

    Joseph McCarthy was one of the most consequential politicians in American history. He upended Washington, and even influenced foreign policy for years to come. In this interview, Lindsay chats with Larry Tye, the author of Demagogue, a biography of McCarthy. The two discuss the early stages of the Red Scare, which laid the foundation for McCarthy’s rise. Tye also reveals why McCarthy was able to grow so powerful—and so popular.

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    The Red Scare | Fighting an Army

    The Red Scare | Fighting an Army

    Joseph McCarthy searches for communist infiltrators in the U.S. government. He lands on a big target, one that earns him a formidable enemy.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
711 Ratings

711 Ratings

Thomson Mathew ,

Crazy good engaging

This podcast is like a movie in sound.

HashtagGIS ,

Freaking love this show!

My obsession is absolute. American Scandal is the gold standard of all podcasts...

chantoozy ,

Amazing entertaining and informative

Thank you Lindsay for these wonderful podcasts. As a few others have said, being Australian there were many of these events that we missed out on hearing about in detail. I love the narration and the descriptions, and am also fascinated by the historical accounts of these crazy events. America has such a rich history and I am enjoying learning so much from here. This truly makes my days better.
Thank you!

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