47 episódios

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

    • Crimes verídicos

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 Switch (Flint Water Crisis)

    The Switch (Flint Water Crisis)

    A cost-cutting decision to switch municipal water sources leads to a public health crisis in Flint, Michigan.
    Prelude: The discovery and response to the lead contamination of Washington, D.C. drinking water.

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    Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 
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    • 1h 13 min
    The Raid (Agriprocessors)

    The Raid (Agriprocessors)

    An immigration raid at a kosher slaughterhouse in Postville, Iowa uncovers financial crimes committed by the company's CEO, Sholom Rubashkin.
    Prelude: Thirteen hundred undocumented workers are arrested during a coordinated raid of six Swift & Co. meatpacking facilities.

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    Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 
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    • 56 min
    Bonus: The Promotion (McDonald's Monopoly)

    Bonus: The Promotion (McDonald's Monopoly)

    In a scheme that lasted over a decade, Jerome "Uncle Jerry" Jacobson defrauded fast food giant McDonald's for over $20 million by rigging the promotional Monopoly game.

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    Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 
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    • 24 min
    The Sultan (Anthony Gignac)

    The Sultan (Anthony Gignac)

    A lifelong con artist impersonates a Saudi Arabian prince to live a life of luxury.
     Prelude: Thomas Noe manages the State of Ohio's $50 million rare coin investment.

    Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.
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    Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 
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    • 52 min
    The Revenger (Hunter Moore)

    The Revenger (Hunter Moore)

    A middle school dropout embraces his role as "the most hated man on the Internet" after creating a notorious "revenge porn" website called Is Anyone Up.
    Prelude: Kevin Bollaert becomes the first person convicted under California's revenge porn law.

    Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.
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    Or buy something at SwindledPodcast.com/Shop.
    Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 
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    • 1h
    The GPO Girl (Samantha Azzopardi)

    The GPO Girl (Samantha Azzopardi)

    Australia's "most notorious con woman" adopts multiple aliases to commit crimes around the world.
    Prelude: Jerry Joseph leaves Haiti to become a high school basketball star in a small, west Texas town.
    Support the show by becoming a ValuedListener™ at Patreon.com/Swindled.
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    Original music for Swindled is written and performed by Trevor Howard (The Lungs). 
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    • 56 min

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Skellingtor ,

Seriously great

The monotone narration adds to the eeriness of the stories and fits the theme so well. I love listening to this.

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