Is it possible for an American Vice President to carry out a criminal enterprise inside the White House and have nobody remember? To have one of the most brazen political bribery scandals in American history play out before the country while nobody’s paying attention? In her first original podcast, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow goes back 45 years to dig into a story that got overshadowed in its day. There’s intrigue. Corruption. Envelopes of cash delivered to the White House. It’s a story that’s not well known, but it probably should be. Especially today. Bag Man. A Rachel Maddow podcast from MSNBC. Listen to the Peabody Award-nominated series now.
Introducing: Killer Role
As a bonus for Bag Man listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Killer Role, a new podcast from Dateline NBC and Keith Morrison. An actress playing a killer in a horror film is so good, you’d almost think she’d done it in real life. Turns out she had… Dateline’s Keith Morrison takes you inside a story where fiction and reality collide. Search for Killer Role and listen now.
Episode 7: You Can't Fire Me -- I Quit
Disgraced Vice President Spiro T. Agnew officially becomes a private citizen and addresses the nation one last time... as a convicted criminal.
Episode 6: A Disappearing Act
A secret murder plot directed by the President?
Episode 5: Double-Header
Vice President Spiro Agnew attempts a last-ditch effort to survive
Episode 4: Turn It Off
After learning that his own Justice Department is investigating his crimes, Vice President Spiro Agnew embarks on a secret, behind-the-scenes effort... to obstruct justice. To use his power inside the White House to interfere with the investigation and shut it down. It’s a scheme that involves President Nixon himself, members of Nixon's inner circle, and it has never been known to the prosecutors investigating the case... even now, 45 years later.
Episode 3: Hang In There, Baby
With the criminal investigation of him now public, Vice President Spiro Agnew launches a bold counter-attack to survive. An unprecedented assault... on his own Justice Department that's investigating him. And the reporters now covering his case. And Agnew gets back-up in that effort from his legion of hardcore supporters across the country and in Congress.
Big fan of Rachel from Holland
Indeed very interesting in the light of what is going on in America right now. Excellently laid out, as usual, by Rachel (and her team). Wonderful to listen to, wondering whether justice is still holding strong against the disruption of order as we know it, this time. Especially with all the complicit 'repugnicans' nowadays (no George Bell- characters to be found in this party currently...). Sad! But still, thank you for all the entertainment and excellent work!
l'Histoire se répète
I always love how Rachel Maddow intersperses history lessons in her show. Bag Man is such a history lesson, very relevant in these divisive times... as they say, if you don’t know your history, you’re doomed to repeat it. Well done to the makers, anxiously awaiting the next episode!