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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 • 25.7K 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.

    Season 4 of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg

    Season 4 of The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg

    As a bonus for Bag Man listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “The Oath with Chuck Rosenberg.” “The Oath” returns for Season 4 with more revealing conversations with fascinating men and women who took an oath to serve America. In the first episode, Chuck talks with former FBI Director, Robert Mueller, about his service in Vietnam and his ascent through the Justice Department to become the FBI Director. Listen to the first episode and subscribe to the series: https://link.chtbl.com/oath_s4_feed

    • 3 min
    Introducing: Do No Harm

    Introducing: Do No Harm

    As a bonus for Bag Man listeners, we’re sharing a special preview of “Do No Harm”, a new, six-part original podcast series from NBC News and Wondery. “Do No Harm” is the terrifying true story of one family’s fight against a system so committed to protecting children, it sometimes fails to protect innocent parents. Hosted by NBC News Investigative Reporter Mike Hixenbaugh. Listen to the first two episodes and subscribe to the series: https://link.chtbl.com/dnh_drop

    • 3 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

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25.7K Ratings

25.7K Ratings

CA_girl_in_TX ,

Really engaging story

I was just a young child during the Nixon administration and I knew virtually nothing about Spiro Agnew . This podcast informed me about a part of history of which I was not aware. The parallels to today’s politics cannot be ignored.

Rachel’s storytelling is very engaging, and each episode left me wanting more. I highly recommend this podcast!!

RidgebackLove ,

MY DAD DETESTED AGNEW

Although I was just a kid in 1975 I recall my Dad expressing a particular distaste for Spiro Agnew. Dad wasn’t a proponent of the Nixon administration but while he dislikes “Tricky Dicky” I’d say he hated the living daylights out of Agnew.

Big Edds ,

Outstanding and timely!

The public has largely forgot this very dishonest man, but his playbook has been used so much by the 2017-2021 regime mis-running the country.

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