7 episodes

There’s a dark side to the American dream.

From the creators of Root of Evil, Gangster Capitalism Season 1 is centered on the 2019 college admissions scandal that is exposing everyone from CEOs to celebrities. Award-winning documentarian, Andrew Jenks, uncovers the origins and inner workings of this unprecedented scam, introducing you to the people involved, and exploring the larger debate around higher education that has been brought to the forefront. The final chapter of this story is still being written, as the federal investigation into these crimes continues to grow and unfold.

Gangster Capitalism is a production of C13Originals, a division of Cadence13.

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    • 4.3, 2.8K Ratings

There’s a dark side to the American dream.

From the creators of Root of Evil, Gangster Capitalism Season 1 is centered on the 2019 college admissions scandal that is exposing everyone from CEOs to celebrities. Award-winning documentarian, Andrew Jenks, uncovers the origins and inner workings of this unprecedented scam, introducing you to the people involved, and exploring the larger debate around higher education that has been brought to the forefront. The final chapter of this story is still being written, as the federal investigation into these crimes continues to grow and unfold.

Gangster Capitalism is a production of C13Originals, a division of Cadence13.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
2.8K Ratings

2.8K Ratings

carlgood1 ,

Really great until episode 6

Why on earth am I listening to some defense attorney drone on ad infinitum? Seriously - did the equipment break and you guys just said “screw it we’ll splice the editing room floor garbage into a b-side episode.

Great series otherwise but Jesus.

Bones5456 ,

Frustrating

This was so good ! It’s very frustrating this kind of “education” exists ! Education needs to change . I can only hope this is the beginning of change ! Also, please give tips on anyone you know who has cheated their way into college ! Let’s Stand up for truth!

Get2DaChoppa ,

Something’s off

This podcast has the feel of being pretty late to the corporate greed story party and trying to make up for lost time. Dirty Money, The Big Short, Bad Blood, Smartest Guys in the Room: these were well-done, super deep dive fact-based documentaries / docudramas completed well after the stories were sufficiently finished. This college admissions scandal story is just barely getting started, and yet these guys are already trying to write the post-mortem narrative about it. They even ask for tips from the listener at the end of each episode. It really has the feel of trying to capitalize on our collective fascination with business gone bad without doing the work. The three commercial breaks per episode is also not a good look. It’s a good not great show that appears to be relying on its premise - a good one - instead of more fully developed content to drive its success.

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