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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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    • 4.6 • 12.4K Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Theranos | The Race to Publish

    Theranos | The Race to Publish

    This episode comes out for free on 9/28, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    An investigative journalist looks into Theranos, and is shocked by his discoveries. Elizabeth Holmes tries to fend off the potentially devastating story.

    Theranos | The Walgreens Deal

    Theranos | The Walgreens Deal

    This episode comes out for free on 9/21, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Theranos prepares to go public with its blood-testing devices. But the company faces increased scrutiny, as problems with its technology—and its leadership—add up.

    • 36 min
    Stories from after 9/11

    Stories from after 9/11

    How did 9/11 the day become 9/11 the idea? That question drives award-winning host Dan Taberski (Missing Richard Simmons, Running From COPS, The Line) to shift his focus to what happened on 9/12, and every day after that. 9/12 is a poignant, surprising, and surprisingly funny seven episode series about people who wake up on 9/12 having to navigate a new, radically altered world. A teenager gets caught up in an out-of-control conspiracy theory that he helped start. A Pakistani business owner finds hundreds of his Brooklyn neighbors are disappearing. Joke-writers at The Onion must figure out just how soon is “too soon”? 9/12 asks what it all means. We know what happened on 9/11. But what happened on 9/12 to alter our memory and our perspective forever? 

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    • 6 min
    Theranos | Startup

    Theranos | Startup

    This episode comes out for free on 9/14, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Elizabeth Holmes has an idea that could revolutionize medicine—and make her very rich. But first, she'll need to find investors and put together a company.

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    • 43 min
    Attica Prison Uprising | New York's Cover-Up

    Attica Prison Uprising | New York's Cover-Up

    This episode comes out for free on 9/7, and is available early and ad-free for Wondery+ subscribers.

    Lindsay sits down with Heather Ann Thompson, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Blood in the Water, which tells the history of Attica. Thompson discusses the troubling aftermath of the uprising, when New York’s government took back control of the prison. And she reveals how, for decades, the state has worked to suppress the truth about its siege.

    • 29 min
    Wondery Presents: Suspect

    Wondery Presents: Suspect

    A big Halloween party at an apartment complex in Redmond, Washington. Themed rooms and costumed partygoers. But by the end of the party, one of the hosts is dead. The police look to the partiers as the prime suspects: was it the guy in the devil mask, the bank robber, the construction worker? As investigators comb through forensic evidence, witness testimony, DNA, and even consult with a psychic, they zero in on one suspect in particular. But for what reason? Host and reporter Matthew Shaer (Over My Dead Body) returns to the scene of the crime, speaks with everyone about a night that still haunts them years later. It’s a series about race and policing, mislaid justice, cutting-edge science, and the kinds of weighty choices that cops and prosecutors make every day -- choices that, once made, are difficult to reverse.

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    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
12.4K Ratings

12.4K Ratings

dipompano ,

I’m hooked

American Scandal is fascinating and fun! I love all I’ve listened to and won’t stop til I’ve heard all seasons. Lindsey great writer and narrator. You’ll do yourself a favor by tuning in.

IHeartKoalas ,

Podcast I always looked forward to, but...

WHY is the Osage Murders season the only one that cannot be listened to without a subscription? It would be one thing if the new format was to have one or two teaser episodes then have the others behind a paywall, but it looks like this is the only past season that remains unreleased in entirety. As an Indigenous woman, I know it is already hard enough to get our stories out there, and this seems to be a very strange, disappointing obstacle to put in the way of sharing an important one.

MsAMF ,

Very Informative Series

New listener - now hooked.

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