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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.
New episodes come out every Tuesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Get all episodes - including exclusive seasons - ad-free on Wondery+ or on Amazon Music with a Prime membership or Amazon Music Unlimited subscription.

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Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Encore: The Breakup of Big Oil | Rise of Rockefeller

    Encore: The Breakup of Big Oil | Rise of Rockefeller

    John D. Rockefeller is a poor boy with a dream. He's going to become a businessman. And he's going to be wildly rich. Soon, he stumbles on the product that will seal his fate: oil. Thick, crude oil is gushing from the ground across America. It's creating boomtowns—and a new economy. Rockefeller begins to conquer the industry, but he quickly makes enemies, including a young woman who will challenge Rockefeller's growing empire.

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    • 38 min
    Encore: The Breakup of Big Oil | Going to War

    Encore: The Breakup of Big Oil | Going to War

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    Standard Oil faces an organized resistance. But that doesn't slow down John D. Rockefeller. The oil titan continues to build his empire, and soon, some of his enemies have to make a terrible choice. They can keep fighting—and go bankrupt. Or they can team up with Rockefeller.

    The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | The Plot

    The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | The Plot

    Media heiress Patricia Hearst moves to Berkeley, intent on building a new life. In Oakland, a group of political radicals plot a deadly attack.

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    • 43 min
    The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | The Negotiation

    The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | The Negotiation

    Patricia Hearst confronts a deadly new reality. The Hearst family tries to strike a deal with the SLA.

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    • 42 min
    The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | On the Road

    The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | On the Road

    With the SLA in tatters, Patricia Hearst goes on the run. The FBI gets an unusual tip, one that promises a breakthrough.

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    The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | Free Will

    The Kidnapping of Patty Hearst | Free Will

    Patricia Hearst reunites with her family. Federal prosecutors navigate a trial that's become a national sensation.

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    • 43 min

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