53 episodes

Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

Swindled A Concerned Citizen

    • True Crime
    • 4.6, 5.4K Ratings

Utilizes narrative storytelling, archival audio, and immersive soundscapes to explore true stories of white-collar criminals, con artists, and corporate evil. From corruption and fraud to Ponzi schemes and environmental disasters, these financially motivated crimes have shaped our world in unimaginable ways. All in the name of greed.

    The Octopus (United Fruit Company)

    The Octopus (United Fruit Company)

    One of the largest and most recognizable banana companies in the world has an exploitative and bloody history in Central America. Prelude: An American banana company continues to use a pesticide in Central America after it is banned in the United States.

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Genius (Martin Frankel)

    The Genius (Martin Frankel)

    A sex-obsessed stockbroker uses astrology when conducting a series of investment frauds. Prelude: Tommy Quinn's life of crime.

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

    The Grant (Scott Westerhuis)

    The suspect administration of an education grant in South Dakota leads to tragedy. Prelude: Steven Sueppel discovers an easy way out after being charged for embezzlement.

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Pope (Dan Johnson)

    The Pope (Dan Johnson)

    The lies and crimes of a Kentucky pastor turned politician are revealed in an investigative report. Prelude: A Louisville city councilman's career in politics ends following multiple accusations of sexual misconduct.

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    The Gamechanger (Belle Gibson)

    The Gamechanger (Belle Gibson)

    A young Australian woman becomes a health and wellness guru after defeating terminal brain cancer through diet, exercise, and alternative therapies. Prelude: Jess Ainscough transforms into 'The Wellness Warrior' following a rare cancer diagnosis.

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    • 1 hr 18 min
    Bonus: The Boner King (Enzyte)

    Bonus: The Boner King (Enzyte)

    Led by an effective advertising campaign (Smilin' Bob), an herbal supplement company's popular male enhancement pill is revealed to be a $500 million fraud.

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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

ffttttttttt ,

Swindled

Love the deadpan delivery. Thanks for exposing the profit over health mentality of the people who are among us.

Strider1882 ,

As unbiased as Fox News...

I would give this podcast four stars if ACC would leave his leftist political snark outside the studio door. Both sides of the political landscape are corrupt...let the show reflect that and report honestly about the worthless swindlers on both sides of the aisle.

I would add the fifth star to this rating if ACC would learn how to properly pronounce words like escape (comes out “excape”), nuclear (George W. Bush would be proud about half the time), or any word containing the letters “ing” (“ink”, like bad Russian accent, I’m tinkink). If you’re going to go with the monotone delivery, pronunciations need to be spot on.

That said, the subject matter is extremely interesting. I actually enjoy the monotone delivery, which is SO much better than the bouncy preteen schtick that so many podcasters go with (OMG, you guys!). Also, the shows are a nice mix of scumbaggery that keep me interested.

For now, I’ll keep choking down the liberal agenda, Rocket Mortgage commercials, and Flo trying to beat the stopwatch, all in the hope that ACC will return to his slightly less political roots in the near future.

Orangetrafficcone ,

Financial crimes told wonderfully

I AM SO ADDICTED TO THIS PODCAST PLEASE HELP ME IM NOT OK.

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