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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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    • 4.8 • 12 Ratings

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New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers.
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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    LA Steals Its Water | The Showdown

    LA Steals Its Water | The Showdown

    This episode comes out for free on 10/26, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    The fighting grows fierce between Inyo County and Los Angeles. But when LA's aqueduct is taken hostage, William Mulholland makes a fateful decision that threatens a disaster.

    LA Steals Its Water | Ransom

    LA Steals Its Water | Ransom

    William Mulholland pushes ahead with LA's aqueduct. But when the people of Inyo County learn the truth, they begin preparing for war.

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    LA Steals Its Water | The Biggest Problem

    LA Steals Its Water | The Biggest Problem

    William Mulholland climbs to the top of the water department. But once he's there, he learns that Los Angeles has a terrible secret, one that could destroy the city.

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    • 43 min
    Wondery Presents: Over My Dead Body - Fox Lake

    Wondery Presents: Over My Dead Body - Fox Lake

    A small town cop is gunned down in a swamp in the summer of 2015. He quickly became a martyr in the national media, until a dogged investigator uncovered the officer's bizarre and dark past. When the truth comes out, the townspeople must reconcile betrayal, corruption and the secrets of an American hero. From Wondery, the makers of The Shrink Next Door and Dr. Death comes the third season of Over My Dead Body: Fox Lake.

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    Theranos | Are Venture Capitalists to Blame?

    Theranos | Are Venture Capitalists to Blame?

    Lindsay sits down with Charles Duhigg, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who covers the tech industry. The two explore why venture capitalists work to create monopolies, and whether these powerful investors bear responsibility for the failures at Theranos.

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    • 37 min
    Theranos | The Race to Publish

    Theranos | The Race to Publish

    An investigative journalist looks into Theranos, and is shocked by his discoveries. Elizabeth Holmes tries to fend off the potentially devastating story.

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

ChocoIat ,

Best podcast available

Another incredible podcast by Wondery, they don't cease to amaze me. Incredible narrator and the sound quality is the best I've heard on a podcast. The way the stories also make you want to listen, it's just amazing.

asheshambasta ,

Amazing narration!

Lindsay Graham in one hell of a story teller. This is an amazing podcast.

Sophiadeops ,

Great way to find out the stories behind the scandals

I am now halfway through the Enron story, I’m so far enjoying the podcast thoroughly and I find the stories both entertaining and informative. There are only two things that I think could be improved:
1. Sometimes the cast of characters gets a bit long and confusing. You hear lots of names that you’ve never heard before and you find yourself wondering who that person was and what their role was in the story. I understand that it sometimes is unavoidable, but it’s also confusing and distracting.
2. If I understand correctly, the re-enactments are all voiced by the presenter. I say “if” because sometimes I have the impression that I hear two different men’s voices talking to each other. But what I find completely weird is that he also voices women’s characters. Is it so difficult to find a woman to do women’s voices? It sounds really weird when you are listening and it doesn’t help with the authenticity that the re-enactments are supposed to add to the podcast. I would find it more normal to hear the presenter say ie “Sara approached John and told him that she wanted to quit” instead of “Sara approached John and said *man’s voice* ‘John, I want to quit’”.

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