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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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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.

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    Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | A Vigil of Vultures

    Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | A Vigil of Vultures

    When the Swami dies, eleven senior disciples declare themselves gurus and take control of the movement. In Berkeley, Hansadutta grows fearful and starts amassing an arsenal of weapons. In West Virginia, Keith Ham finishes constructing his palace of gold. When new devotees with records for violent crime join the commune, Deputy Westfall is alarmed. A drug smuggling operation at the Krishna Temple in Laguna Beach ends in murder when temple leaders pair up with ex-mafia informants.

    Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | Sowing the Seeds

    Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | Sowing the Seeds

    When devotees at the NYC temple confront Keith Ham, he decides to found a commune of his own in West Virginia. Krishnas in temples across the country come up with illegal ways to raise money for the group, including drug dealing and money scams.

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    • 42 min
    Introducing Families Who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders

    Introducing Families Who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders

    In the era of some of the most heinous serial killers of all time — one murderous family went curiously unnoticed: The McCrary’s. Led by a psychopathic patriarch and his cunning son-in-law, this Texas clan roamed the country robbing, kidnapping, and killing up to 20 people, most of them taken from donut shops. “Families who Kill: The Donut Shop Murders” recounts the wild and deeply disturbing story of an unhinged American family and the terrible brutality they unleashed. The podcast features the taped confessions of one of the killers, given when he was serving a life term in Colorado.

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    Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | Go West, Old Man

    Encore: The Hare Krishna Murders | Go West, Old Man

    An elderly swami from India captures the zeitgeist of 1960s counterculture in America, with his message of peace and love. But his western disciples are hungry for power, and one of his most trusted devotees betrays him.

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    • 41 min
    The Pentagon Papers | The Trial

    The Pentagon Papers | The Trial

    President Nixon sets in motion a secret campaign to destroy Daniel Ellsberg. With his trial underway, Ellsberg faces a moment of reckoning.







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    • 41 min
    The Pentagon Papers | The Leak

    The Pentagon Papers | The Leak

    Daniel Ellsberg makes a fateful decision. America's journalists find themselves in a heated battle with President Nixon.

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