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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, 25K 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.

    Introducing: The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg

    Introducing: The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg

    As a bonus for Bag Man listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of Season 3 of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg, an MSNBC podcast hosted by former U.S. Attorney, senior FBI official and acting head of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg. The Oath is a series of revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve our nation. Who and what shaped them? What drew them to this work? How did they overcome adversity and failure? These captivating stories exemplify what is best about our country: integrity, civility, service, humility, and collective responsibility. Listen and subscribe to the series.

    • 2 min
    Episode 7: You Can't Fire Me -- I Quit

    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.

    • 38 min
    Episode 6: A Disappearing Act

    Episode 6: A Disappearing Act

    A secret murder plot directed by the President?

    • 43 min
    Episode 5: Double-Header

    Episode 5: Double-Header

    Vice President Spiro Agnew attempts a last-ditch effort to survive

    • 32 min
    Episode 4: Turn It Off

    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.

    • 38 min
    Episode 3: Hang In There, Baby

    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.

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25K Ratings

25K Ratings

ListenerLearner ,

The Parallels are wild

You always teach me something! Thanks for the history lesson.

2Baware ,

Agnew

this series was so insightful, almost dejavú!!! Thanks!

Carulee ,

Nixon and Agnew - what a pair

Thanx, Rachel. I really enjoyed reminiscing about the end of the Nixon presidency.

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