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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.

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    • 4.8, 24.5K Ratings

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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24.5K Ratings

24.5K Ratings

Bus Station Bob ,

Rachael is an amazing story teller.

Being older than I ever thought I would get, the story of Spiro is a foggy memory of my past. Back then I was a Republican like my father. My mother was a Democrat who made Edith Bunker seem like a Conservative. My father made Archie look like a moderate by comparison. To say my view of the events surrounding Agnew’s fall from grace were distorted from both sides was an understatement.

What I wouldn’t give to be able to listen to Bag Man with the two of them. Rachael included not only the story of the event but why people on both sides felt the way they did. She made the common wisdom of the day understandable from both sides perspective.

Probably the most memorable aspect of this story that Rachael presented were the characters that actually lived this story. I have a real respect and affection for players and the moral and decent way they went about their business.

Bag Man was the first podcast I listened to. It is still the best in my mind. Thank you Rachael.

Lcpiet ,

Fascinating and relevant

History returns. If they hadn’t gotten Agnew out he’d have been the corrupt
Potus after Nixon. Now we’re dealing with the same problem, however it’s
The DOJ that’s in on the joke. Who do we turn to?The corruption starts at the top and goes down to the vp into the state dept and omb. Where do we go, what do we do? It’s encouraging to know that they didn’t get away with
it in the 70’s, but it’s bleak right now.

ChippyChopper ,

A podcast for a long drive (marathon it)

Listen to this while driving for hours on vacation. Such a great listen about a story I knew barely anything about. So interesting how FDR, Lincoln and Nixon all had VP’s who served for so long but departed right before they would have ascended to the presidency and now are all but forgotten. Rachel definitely needs to do another season (even though she expressed how large of an endeavor it was).

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