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In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.
British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. 
But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories, stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 
Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   
From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Even The Rich, comes British Scandal. We tell the stories of the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Saville to Profumo who show us the reality of power, the price of pride and the failings of the great and good. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…

For tickets and information about our upcoming live show on the 23rd May please visit: wondery.fm/britishscandallive

British Scandal Wondery

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    • 4.6 • 629 Ratings

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New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.
In a country obsessed with gossip, the great and the good fear one thing more than any other - scandal.
British scandals change the course of history. They bring down governments, overthrow the rich and cause the mighty to fall. Some are about sex, others about money. In the end, they’re all about power. 
But often at the heart of a scandal, there are ordinary human stories, stories of those caught up in the swirl of outrage. 
Who was really to blame for what happened? Why did they do it? And when all is said and done, did anything really change?   
From the creators of Business Wars, American Scandal and Even The Rich, comes British Scandal. We tell the stories of the murkier side of the British elite, from Phone Hacking to Saville to Profumo who show us the reality of power, the price of pride and the failings of the great and good. Because sometimes the truth doesn’t set everyone free…

For tickets and information about our upcoming live show on the 23rd May please visit: wondery.fm/britishscandallive

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Abdication | Wally

    Abdication | Wally

    When Prince of Wales and heir to the British throne, Edward, meets the twice-divorced ‘poor relation’ of Baltimore aristocracy, he’s captivated by her boldness, her confidence and total disinterest in tradition. But his family, and the British government, are determined to put a stop to the match.

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    Abdication | The Decision

    Abdication | The Decision

    When King Edward VIII announces his intentions to marry Wallis Simpson, politicians, his people and his own family are clear; it's Wallis or the crown. And it’s not just Britain’s government for whom the stakes are high…

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    Abdication | The Traitor King

    Abdication | The Traitor King

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    In the late 1930’s, with England turning their back on their former King and World War II looming, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor face an existential choice: stay loyal to Britain, or side with the enemy?

    Hitler Diaries | Operation Green Vault

    Hitler Diaries | Operation Green Vault

    Journalist Gerd Heidemann is searching for his next story for Stern magazine when the scoop of the century lands in his lap. But is it too good to be true?

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    Hitler Diaries | Hitler for Sale

    Hitler Diaries | Hitler for Sale

    Excited by the prospect of the diaries being real, Rupert Murdoch sends famed historian Hugh Trevor-Roper to verify them. However, as doubts and pressure mount up, what will Trevor-Roper decide to tell the world - real or fake?Listen early and ad free with Wondery+. Join Wondery+ for exclusives, binges, early access, and ad free listening. Available in the Wondery App. https://wondery.app.link/britishscandal

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    Hitler Diaries | Hoaxed

    Hitler Diaries | Hoaxed

    The stories around the diaries and their authenticity begin to unravel. For all the people who have their reputations and their livelihoods on the line, who will survive this humiliating scandal? And who, when the dust settles, will still come out on top?

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Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
629 Ratings

629 Ratings

8heads244 ,

Love the selection of topics and banter

Have listened to all 15 series and hoping for more hours to be filled with British Scandal. I wish the presenters had researched the correct pronunciation of ‘Gerd’ and ‘Koch’-after all they nailed the German accent, why not get the names right as well.

christophercaine ,

Love these two!!

The genuine chemistry between the hosts makes this such a pleasure to listen to. So funny and (often) a great comfort listen. Also Matt Forde is le bomb - would love to grab a pint with him.

Now You Are Talking ,

What’s with those fake accents?

While I like the show and find it interesting and informative, it would be a lot better if the hosts would lose those fake accents in their re-enactments. It’s pretty bad, cringeworthy even, but also, how can the hosts not see that this is the auditory equivalent of black face?

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