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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.
Listen to American Scandal on the Wondery App or wherever you get your podcasts. Experience all episodes ad-free and be the first to binge the newest season. Unlock exclusive early access by joining Wondery+ in the Wondery App or on Apple Podcasts. Start your free trial today by visiting wondery.com/links/american-scandal/ now.

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    Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker | Faith Not Fact

    Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker | Faith Not Fact

    After marrying and dropping out of bible college in the early 1960s, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker launch a traveling evangelical show with puppets, which catches the attention of televangelist Pat Robertson. Robertson offers them their first TV show on his new Christian Broadcasting Network. By the 1970s, the Bakkers strike out on their own, launching their own ministry and television network, Praise the Lord. But as the Bakkers use their followers’ donations to fund their lavish lifestyle, it raises alarm bells for PTL staff. 

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    Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker | Hush Money

    Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker | Hush Money

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    After the FCC concludes its investigation of the Bakkers for misusing donor funds, reporters in Charlotte start to uncover a series of complaints from former PTL staff members. Bakker and his underlings try to silence the whistleblowers, but they become increasingly worried when Charlotte Observer reporter Charles Shepard uncovers a damning allegation against Bakker.

    Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker | Holy War

    Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker | Holy War

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    In 1987, the empire that Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker spent their lives building is falling apart. When Jessica Hahn comes forward and alleges Bakker sexually assaulted her, he’s forced to resign as PTL’s leader. Then, Bakker goes through one of the most publicized trials of the decade, exposing his lifestyle and business decisions to the intense scrutiny of evangelical leaders, the press and the federal government.

    Love Canal | The Education of Lois Gibbs

    Love Canal | The Education of Lois Gibbs

    In the spring of 1978, reporter Mike Brown begins publishing a series of articles in the Niagara Gazette about potentially harmful chemicals leaking into the soil and water in Love Canal, a neighborhood built around what had been a dumping ground for the Hooker Chemical company. The news is a jolt to local residents, like mother Lois Gibbs, who fear for their families’ health. When government officials fail to act, Gibbs helps form a group of unlikely activists set on cleaning up their neighborhood.

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    Love Canal | Housewife Data

    Love Canal | Housewife Data

    Despite her initial reluctance, Lois Gibbs starts to find purpose in rallying Love Canal residents in their protests against government inaction. But concerns over who will get evacuated, and who will be forced to stay, threaten to divide residents. Meanwhile, the shocking death of a child in the neighborhood ignites new fears that the chemicals are even more dangerous than previously thought.

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    Love Canal | Superfund

    Love Canal | Superfund

    By 1979, officials in Washington, DC are taking notice of the situation in Love Canal. A young congressman from Tennessee, Al Gore, invites Lois Gibbs to testify at the capitol in support of radical updates to the nation’s laws on chemical waste. But local officials, like recently-appointed state health commissioner David Axelrod, continue to stand in the way. 

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Kundrecensioner

4,8 av 5
60 betyg

60 betyg

Anna gk Söderström ,

Recommend it to everyone

I come from Sweden and I recommend it to everyone I know. Getting deep behind the big stories that we usually just have fragments of - discovering what’s really behind the headlines. Reenactments in the show makes you feel like you are closer to the action.

flashfly3r ,

Fantastic

Started listening to AS back when the Iran Contras was running, and from that day i’ve been following every episode.
The way the stories are told, it is just a great mixture of facts and at the same time makes you feel like a fly on the wall when some of the things really took place.

Lindsay is a fantastic storyteller with the best voice.
The production is top notch

Åelftbdkghg ,

Well done!

It is full of facts, accurate, interesting and never boring. I have listened to Big tobacco and Exxon Valdez and can’t wait to listen to the rest of the stories. The dramatized parts makes it more varied.

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